[SELBY, H. A.] ~ The Fruits of Retirement, or miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse. London: Printed for John Ladley … and Mr. Debrett … Messrs. Robinsons … 1793.
8vo (190 × 118 mm) in half-sheets, pp. xx, , 200; contemporary red half morocco, flat spine gilt, some wear to sides and edges; bookplate of George Bache Pappas.
Very rare first edition, published by subscription. ‘As the Profits arising from the Sale of this Book are intended for the Relief of the French Clergy, Refugees in the British Dominions, it is hoped the Endeavour will meet with Success from the charitable disposition of a generous Public’ (Advertisement). ESTC locates 4 copies only: BL, Bodley, Alberta, Berkeley.