Chrysal; or, the Adventures of a Guinea: Wherein are exhibited Views of Several Striking Scenes; with Interesting Anecdotes of the Most Noted Personsin Every Rank of Life, through whose hands it has passed. By an Adept. Charles JOHNSTONE.

Chrysal; or, the Adventures of a Guinea: Wherein are exhibited Views of Several Striking Scenes; with Interesting Anecdotes of the Most Noted Personsin Every Rank of Life, through whose hands it has passed. By an Adept.

London: Printed for Samuel Richards and Co., 1822. [Object Narrative] FINELY BOUND, a later edition. Complete in three volumes. Octavo (16 x 11cm), pp.[2] 319 [1]; pp.[2] 326; pp.viii; 326. With 12 aquatint engraved plates, including a frontispiece to each volume. Heavily trimmed for a recent binding in period style tan half calf, with raised bands, gilt titles to burgundy labels, and further gilt decoration to spines. Marbled paper over boards. Dates trimmed from title pages to volumes II and III. Captions also trimmed from many plates. Toning to edges; light spotting throughout. Scotch-tape repairs to plate facing p.73 in volume II; to frontispiece and title page of volume II; to frontispiece and title page of volume III; and to pp.v-viii and pp.1-22 of volume III. Occasional small loss to corners. Very good. The adventures of a golden coin, passed from hand to hand, silently observing the variety of human nature. First published in 1760-65. Item #60743

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