Letters from a Moor at London to his friend at Tunis. Containing an account of his journey through England, with his Observations on the Laws, Customs, Religion, and Manners of the English Nation. Likewise remarks on the public charities, with curious Memoirs relating to the Life of Mr. Sutton, Founder of the Charter-House. A description of Bedlam, with serious Reflections on Love, Madness, and Self-Murder. The whole interspersed with historical remarks and useful observations.

  • (England)
  • London: Printed for J. Batley and J. Wood 1736
  • ESTC T73153.

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 12mo, pp. [ii], 274. Modern blue paper boards, printed paper label. Toned and spotted, some soiling. Inscription of Kelso Modern Library to head of title-page.

Notes

A scarce anonymous account of England, probably by an Englishman assuming an exotic identity to add a bit of spice. It was successful enough to see half a dozen further editions within a few years (the seventh in 1740), though seems to have been little-noticed afterward and is now rather scarce in commerce. The Kelso Modern Library was founded 1794 and merged with the Kelso New Library (est. 1778) in 1859.

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