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The Spiritual Quixote:

Or the Summer's Ramble of Mr Geoffry Wildgoose

A Comic Romance

By Richard Graves

1774 - London - J. Dodsley

7" by 4"; (xxiv) 352pp.; (viii) 287pp.; (xii) 323pp.

 

DETAILS

An eighteenth-century comic romance from Richard Graves.

Second edition.

Including a vignette title page and three engraved frontispieces.

With 'The Life of the Author' bound in to the front of volume one.

Strongly influenced by Henry Fielding, this episodic novel views an impressive range of society with gentlemanly amusement. His head turned by reading the religious polemics in his family library, Wildgoose becomes an itinerant preacher, abandoning his estate and worthy mother in the company of the hearty cobbler Jerry Tugwell (Sancho Panza to this spiritual Quixote).  (DNB)

Complete in three volumes.

Bookplate of S. Knowles to front pastedown.

CONDITION

Rebacked in calf with original boards preserved. Externally, sound, though with some slight wear to the original leather, and some light bumping. Hinges are strained. Pages have some foxing and handling marks throughout. Overall:  VERY GOOD.

 


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