Henry and Acasto: a moral Tale. In three Parts... Dedicated,…

~ Henry and Acasto: a moral Tale. In three Parts... Dedicated, by Permission, to the Right Honourable Lady Kenyon... Embellished with three Plates. London: Printed for John Stockdale... 1798.

8vo (186 × 117 mm), pp. viii, [9]–115, [5], with 3 engraved plates by Springsguth, Sanders, and Stallard after Loutherberg; complete with two final advertisement leaves; light marginal waterstaining to the plates; contemporary tree calf, some surface wear, corners worn, spines rubbed and dry; ink ownership inscription of James Whitwell (dated 1827) to front pastedown.

First complete edition, significantly expanded from the 1786 edition which, as the author notes here, ‘broke off so abruptly’ (p. vi). The dramatic plates are by Philip James de Loutherberg, Garrick’s renowned set designer at Drury Lane. Jackson, p. 226.

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