The Regicide: Or, James the First of Scotland, A Tragedy.

1749. London: Printed for J. Osborn, in Pater-noster-Row, and A. Millar, in the Strand, 1749.

8vo, 80pp. plus numerous blank leaves at end. Later quarter calf binding with gilt edging to covers. Last page of text (p. 80) heavily restored, a working copy only.

§ First trade edition, preceded by an edition privately printed for the author. In his preface, Smollett gives an account of his assorted reversals in attempting to get the tragedy produced. Bookplate of John Malcolm Alden with motto “Eramus sed pulvis”. Rothschild 1908; NCBEL II, 963. Item #6214

Price: $150.00

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