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THE REVERIE: OR, A FLIGHT TO THE PARADISE OF FOOLS. [CT IN 2 VOLUMES]
London: For T. Beckett, and P. A. Da Hondt. Good with no dust jacket. 1763. First Edition. Hardcover. We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" ; vii, [1], 280; [8], 286 pages; The Reverie: or, a Flight to the Paradise of Fools. 2 Volumes. Small 8vo, period calf leather, raised bands, red leather spine label. Covers with moderate wear and scuffing [see graphic], Volume I lacks first endpaper and front blank, texts still decent with fairly minor aging and foxing, scattered wear to end matter, numerous early and later ink owner's signatures at front and rear of Volume II. Johnstone's first complete novel, published following the initial volume or two of "Chrysal, or the Adventures of a Guinea", which was issued in four volumes between 1760-1765. This shorter tale was a disguised socio-political novel including gossamer representations of William Pitt and other contemporaries. S. ; 0 .
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