New York: Garland Publishing, 1975.
Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14691
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint of 1768 edition, London: Printed for J Williams. Two volumes in one. Authorship ascribed to "Somebody", and features a delightful author's portrait frontispiece showing the back of the anonymous author's head. "In the earlier part of his life, he published a kind of novel ... obviously in the manner of that contemptible, nauseous, and obscene rhapsody, Tristram Shandy. Mr Donaldson's novel savours too much in some places of its vicious archetype, but contains shrewd observations on human life, interspersed with sound political suggestions and allusions, more especially remarks on the important subject of agriculture ... Mr Donaldson lived long enough to despise his juvenile novel, and to regret he had ever written it." - John Taylor, Records of My LIfe, 1832, pages 62-63. Clearly Mr Taylor had firm opinions of Donaldson's novel, although more modern views have been more accepting. ; The Flowering Of The Novel; Ex-Library; 208, 232 pages.