A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN. The companion, being a choice collection of the Most Admired Pieces from the best Authors, in prose and verse.. Printed for Watson, Elder and Company, 1790-91. First edition.
In four volumes. xii, 280; , viii, 307, ; , viii, 316; viii, 282, 289-314pp, . Without half-titles nor the engraved plates (one per volume). Without leaves Aa4-6 of Vol. IV (cancelled?), text appears as though it could be continuous. Contemporary speckled calf, later rebacked in tan cloth. Extremities worn, significant surface loss to boards, spines marked. Marbled endpapers, near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to verso of all FFEPs; 'D. Ashew / September 1799', very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.