Maggs Bros Ltd

The Bravo of Venice. Original boards.

LEWIS M. G. (1805)

£1800.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo., with the final two leaves printing errata and advertisements, a really fine copy in original blue-grey boards, spine hand-lettered, edges untrimmed, protected by a fleece-lined cloth chemise within a cloth slipcase. London: printed by D. N. Shury... for J.F. Hughes.

Lewis's dedication to the Earl of Moira from Inverary Castle, October 27th., 1804. "Lewis frequently visited the fifth Duke of Argyll at Inverary, and there according to his biographer, fell in love with the duke's daughter, Lady Charlotte, married June 1796 to Colonel Campbell, and at her house he first met Scott in 1798" (DNB). "The Bravo of Venice" was dramatised as "Regantino", a melodrama, and was produced at Covent Garden in 1805.

Provenance: "Michael Sadleir", novelist and book collector, indicated by book-label inside front cover. A really fine copy from Michael Sadleir's own Library.

Stock Code: 54280