Lot 285: THOMPSON, Benjamin. Lovers’ Vows or the Natural Son, London: Vernor and Hood, 1800. 4to. Engraved frontispiece (Light age yellowing, minor staining at end). Modern paper wrappers. FIRST et ONLY EDITION of this English adaptation of the German love drama in 5 acts by August von Kotzebue (“Das Kind der Liebe”, 1780). With Louis Seize Dévoilée’s La Cour. Paris, 1791. 8vo, vol. I. Two charming full-page illustrations (light age yellowing, occasional spotting, first two leaves untrimmed). 19th century quarter calf (rubbed, re-cased). SCARCE. And Necrology Being Memoirs of the Lives of Eminent and Extraordinary Characters ... London: Lackington, Allen & Co, 1805. 4to (occasional spotting). Contemporary calf (worn). Second edition. SCARCE. And The Character of a Convent Displayed in the Awful Disclosures or Maria Monk … London: Houlston & Stoneman, 1853. 4to. Engraved frontispiece (light age yellowing, occasional spotting and staining). Early 20th century gilt cloth cover (soiled).  (14)

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Description: THOMPSON, Benjamin. Lovers’ Vows or the Natural Son, London: Vernor and Hood, 1800. 4to. Engraved frontispiece (Light age yellowing, minor staining at end). Modern paper wrappers. FIRST et ONLY EDITION of this English adaptation of the German love drama in 5 acts by August von Kotzebue (“Das Kind der Liebe”, 1780). With Louis Seize Dévoilée’s La Cour. Paris, 1791. 8vo, vol. I. Two charming full-page illustrations (light age yellowing, occasional spotting, first two leaves untrimmed). 19th century quarter calf (rubbed, re-cased). SCARCE. And Necrology Being Memoirs of the Lives of Eminent and Extraordinary Characters ... London: Lackington, Allen & Co, 1805. 4to (occasional spotting). Contemporary calf (worn). Second edition. SCARCE. And The Character of a Convent Displayed in the Awful Disclosures or Maria Monk … London: Houlston & Stoneman, 1853. 4to. Engraved frontispiece (light age yellowing, occasional spotting and staining). Early 20th century gilt cloth cover (soiled).  (14)
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