London: Printed for T. Hookham . . . and Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1816. Second edition of Peacock’s first novel, published in the same year as the first edition. As with his subsequent novels, Peacock utilizes the Socratic dialogue among an eccentric cast of characters to satirize his contemporaries and Regency culture.
12mo. , 217pp, . NCBEL III, 701. Very good in contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, with half title but without adverts as noted in some copies, tasteful bookplates to pastedown, a bit rubbed, slight bumping to corners and extremities, and repair to hinges. Item #248