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Pennant, Thomas.

THE LITERARY LIFE

of the Late ... Esq. By Himself. Benjamin and John White ... 1793.
1st Ed. Sm. 4to. [vi] + 144pp. Port. frontis (lightly cracked to margins), copper plate of Fountains Abbey. Light browning, modern e.ps., amateur rebind in modern leather backed marbled boards. ESTC T845. Without the additional folding hand coloured frontis. and portrait of Charles I and portrait of John Lloyd which are occasionally present. Includes 'Of the Patagonians' and two essays of Flintshire interest, etc. Thomas Pennant (1726–1798), naturalist, traveller, and writer ‘ ... Two of the three publications written towards the end of Pennant's life exemplify both his energy and the range of his writings ... The title of the third, [the above] by himself (1793), hints at Pennant's sense of humour. It is signed only by dotted lines to indicate the death of the author: it is for that reason that his History of the Parishes is signed ‘RESURGAM’, with its implication of literary resurrection ...’
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