c1798 - c1809 Journey from This World to the Next and A Man of Feeling
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Fine Binding, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Each work with a frontispiece and one engraved plate. Dates taken from engravings. Each work was published separately. Henry Fielding, an English novelist, is best known as the author of Tom Jones. Mackenzie was a Scottish lawyer and novelist. Man of Feeling is Mackenzie's best known work despite first being published anonymously in 1771. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life. Among the diaries many names and anecdotes of celebrities of the time appear, including Lord Byron, Marie Antoinette, Mary Wollstonecraft and Hannah More. She was known to comment on customs of foreign countries to which she and her friends had travelled, and had a keen interest in scientific discoveries and advancements including medicine and archaeology. The Greenly library contents show Elizabeth Greenly's numerous interests including: Welsh causes, Science, topography, travel, Bibliana and literature, particularly female poets. The library contains many first editions of contemporary works, and many are signed or contain her bookplate. The library contained over 1000 volumes which show the diversity and depth of her interests and give an insight into the life of this fascinating collector. These works come directly from the library of the Titley Court estate.
In a half calf binding. Externally smart, with some rubbing particularly to extremities and joints. Pencil ink signature of E H Greenly to front free-endpaper. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with some age toning to Man of Feeling and some patches of foxing to plates.
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