Place Published: London
Publisher: Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham C. S. Arnold ; Simpkin and Marshall ; J. Poole,
Date Published: 1824
Edition: Later edition
Binding: Hard Cover
Later edition. 5 x 3 inches. (4),-343pp.,(4pp.ads). Red leather, gilt type and symbols on spine and front cover. Some marks and small ink stain, corners bumped. All page edges gilt. Very good copy.
The History of Lady Julia Mandeville, 194pp.
Bound with Nature and Art by Mrs Inchbald, p195 to p343
Total 343pp altogether, 6pp adverts at back.
19th century editions of this title are scarce.
Later Lady Manderville edition (at least the 8th - Watters 252 quotes 1782 7th edition), still uncommon in the 19th century.
The first novelist in Canada (and in North America) was a woman, Mrs. Brooke with her story History of Emily Montage 1763.
Nature and Art
The novel explores the moral opposition between Henry Norwynne, a child of nature reared in Africa, and his aristocratic older cousin, William. This edition includes examples of the novel's philosophical influences (selections by Jean-Jacques Rousseau and William Godwin) and historical documents on education, political and religious corruption, and African colonization.
It is a novel of social protest, in which the primitive is opposed to the civilized
Very Good. Item #1259