The Knight of the Rose.

(Juvenile.) [PEACOCK (Lucy)]

The Knight of the Rose.

An Allegorical Narrative; including Histories, Adventures, &c. designed for the Amusement and Moral Instruction of Youth.

Description: FIRST EDITION, a little browned in places, a few wax stains, pp. xix, 209, 12mo, original half calf, a bit worn at extremities, rubbed, head cap defective, engraved Kilner family bookplate

Publication Details: Printed for, and Sold by Hookham and Carpenter, J. Marshall, S. Hazard, Bath; and by the Author, at the Juvenile Library, 1793

Notes: In spite of the wear, an attractive copy of one of the scarcer Lucy Peackock first editions: ESTC locates copies at BL, Bodley (bis); 4 in North America (2 of them in UCLA); and 2 copies in Australia. It is typically didactic, but there is some amusement, as well as the moral instruction (temperance is the chief virtue in opposition to the beguiling vices of the world): directed at Youth, as opposed to children, who are too young to benefit from Allegory. Little is known of Lucy Peacock's early life, or her late life. By 1785 she had published her first book, written while very young, and had ...more

Bibliography: (Garside, Raven and Schöwerling 1793: 34; ESTC T57360; Summers, Gothic, p. 380; not in Osborne)

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Price: £1,500

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: 1793

Stock Number: 65097

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