HULL, Thomas. ~ Richard Plantagenet a legendary Tale... London, Printed for J. Bell... & C. Etherington at York. [ 1774.]
4to (261 × 205 mm) in half-sheets, pp. , iv, 30; engraved title with a vignette by Sherwin (‘a beautiful engraving... representing Richard III. communicating to young Plantagenet the secret of his birth’, Critical Review); without the half-title; final page lightly browned; modern wrappers.
First edition, the issue with the signature B under the ‘a’ of ‘Winchelsea’ (rather than the ‘el’, or the ‘E’ of ‘Eastwell-Place’). The indefatigable Covent Garden actor–manager dedicates his work to Garrick, ‘Him, to whom we owe a livelier Idea of Richard the Third, than Historian or Painter ever gave’. Jackson, p. 33.