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    Samuel Jackson Pratt. Pity's Gift: A Collection Of Interesting Tales, To Excite The Compassion Of Youth For The Animal Creation. London: for T. N. Longman & E. Newbery, 1798. Krown & Spellman retail: $100. Second Edition. Tall 12mo. [A]4,B-G12,H2. viii,147,[1]pp. Contemporary (original?) paper boards, rebacked (amateurishly) with vellum, bookplate of W. G. Bowdoin, old name on t.p. "Mary Gosset,"uncut copy, minor foxing. 15 vignettes in the style of Bewick, possibly Byfield or Issac Nicholson. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Pratt, Samuel Jackson [pseud. Courtney Melmoth] (1749-1814), writer and actor. "Pratt's voluminous works, well catalogued in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, assume many forms...One remarkable division of Pratt's diverse publications is that reflecting his humanitarian interests. Although Pratt was personally insupportable to many of his acquaintances, in print his persona could be gentle and caring. " [ODNB] Osborne I,211. Opie F175. OCLC 33878879. Hugo 122. Roscoe J305(2)

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