The miscellaneous Works... including The Tragedy of Vimonda, and those…

The miscellaneous Works... including The Tragedy of Vimonda, and those Productions which have appeared under the Signature of Matthew Bramble, Esq. With various other Compositions, by the same Author. by MACDONALD. M’DONALD, Andrew.

~ The miscellaneous Works... including The Tragedy of Vimonda, and those Productions which have appeared under the Signature of Matthew Bramble, Esq. With various other Compositions, by the same Author. London: Printed for J. Murray... 1791.

8vo (206 × 133 mm), pp. [iii]–viii, 358, [4], 80, [2]; without the half-title; some spotting throughout, more so to Vimonda, light marginal waterstaining towards the end; nineteenth-century half calf, spine gilt.

First collected edition, published the year after M’Donald’s untimely death (he was only 33), and styled by the English Review as a ‘very humorous, pathetic, and interesting miscellany’. Although M’Donald’s Vimonda had been performed in both Edinburgh and London to much acclaim, it was a failure in print: the text here comprises the reissued sheets of the 1788 edition.

From the Allardyce Nicoll collection. Jackson, p. 167; Zachs, The First John Murray 839.

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