SCOTT, James. ~ Every Man the Architect of his own Fortune: or the Art of Rising in the Church. A Satyre … London, Published by W. Bristow … and sold by R. &. J. Dodsley … T. Becket & P. A. De Hondt … Mr. Copperthwaite in Leeds, and the Booksellers in York. 1763.
4to (252 × 206 mm), pp. viii, 19, ; complete with the half-title (‘The Art of Rising in the Church. A Satyre’); first and last pages dust-soiled, ms. ink number (a shelfmark?) to title; disbound.
First edition of the Yorkshire clergyman’s satire on advancement in the Church of England. ‘There is a sprightliness of imagination, a poignant raillery, and an easy flow of words in this little piece, which seem to promise something well worthy of our attention hereafter’ (Critical Review).