Gleanings; or, Fugitive Pieces. Vol. II

By: Moir, John

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London: Published for the Author, 1785. Volume II of Two. Undated, consistent with the 1785 edition, first published in 1781. By the author of Female Tuition, and other Literary Performances. Volume I, which is not present, consists of Miscellaneous Essays. This volume contains: Moral Stories; Sketches, Fragments, Hints; and Verses on Various Subjects. A well-written and often amusing collection of stories and anecdotes, this book provides a fascinating look at late 18th century life in England. Topics include: The Dwarf, a Foreigner; Female Prostitution; The Philosopher in Love; The Execution; Sense of Honour; A Pretty Fellow; Picking Pockets; Villanous Company; Court Favour; Allegories; Public Life; Young Ladies Singing; and much more. Blue-grey boards with tan spine, edges uncut, vi, 176, (7), (1p. adv.). Externally worn and stained (see image provided), covers quite near detached, a few closed top margin chips or tears to about four leaves, closed outer margin tear to one leaf. Name and 1823 date on front free endpaper. Otherwise pages are in very good condition with almost no foxing; internally very clean.. Hard Cover. Fair. 12mo (19.5 cm).

Title: Gleanings; or, Fugitive Pieces. Vol. II

Author Name: Moir, John

Categories: Philosophy, Theology, Religion, Spirituality,

Publisher: London, Published for the Author: 1785

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 001288

Keywords: JOHN MOIR ESSAYS SKETCHES BRITISH WRITERS