Printed by William Duncan: Glasgow, 1753. Hardcover. Good. Item #22-3822
Illus. on back tigle page, 6 x 3.5", full leather, 123 + "The Contents" (aka Table of Contents") + list of books for sale. Disbound, covers extremely well worn, rubbed, scuffed, etc., lacks spine cover, ffep attached to front cover, tp almost detached, staining, wrinkling, toning, textblock cracked, a few edge tears. The translator, R.B. Gent is an abbreviation of Robert (or Richard) Burton, the pseudonym of bookseller Nathaniel Crouch. "Gent" is the abbreviation for "Gentleman". The author, P. Camus was Jean Pierre Camus, 1584-1652, the Bishop of Belley, who was remembered more for his humorous writings than his religious ones. "Courteous Reader, The author...was a famous French Prelate, reckoned One of the Prime Wits of that Nation. He...gives an Account that he Published these entertaining Relations with a Design to supplant those Idle...Tales...by inserting Monstrous and Ridiculous Actions...." This translation was published several times, as early as 1720. This 1753 edition is not in NUC, BM or LC. No copies at all for sale. SWAF. SCARCE.