The Passions Personify'd, in Familiar Fables. Herbert Lawrence.
The Passions Personify'd, in Familiar Fables.

The Passions Personify'd, in Familiar Fables.

1773. London: Printed for J. Whiston and M. Lawrence, [1773].

Slim 8vo, [2], iv, [2], 1-104 pp. With an engraved frontispiece and 12 engraved plates by J. Miller (so signed). Retrospective binding of red morocco paneled in gilt, backstrip richly gilt, by Phil Dusel for Stuart Bennett. Some evidence throughout of waterstaining, especially at p. 79.

§ First edition. Passions Personify'd is thought to be by Herbert Lawrence, possibly the surgeon and author of the novel The Life and Adventures of Common Sense (1769), an early work questioning Shakespeare's authorship and suggesting Bacon as a possible author. The present work contains twelve fables. ESTC T140937, which states: CBEL says that the work has been attributed to Edward Young by Halkett & Laing but is almost certainly by Herbert Lawrence. New CBEL simply omits it from the list of Young’s works. See also Book auction records, v.14, p.254. Item #122920

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