1748: Utopian novel
The Adventures of Sigr. Gaudentio di Lucca.
Being the substance of his examination before the Fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy: giving an account of an unknown country in the midst of the Deserts of Africa, the Origine and Antiquity of the People, their Religion, Customs, Polity, and Laws. Copied from the original manuscript in St. Mark's Library at Venice. With critical notes of the learned Signor Rhedi, sometime Keeper of the said Library. To which is prefixed, a Letter of the Secretary of the Inquisition, shewing the Reasons of Signor Gaudentio?s being apprehended, and the Manner of it. London printed for W. Innys, R. Manby and H.S. Cox. 1748
The second edition. Faithfully translated from the Italian. pp.xii, 24, 291. A very good copy bound in nineteenth century quarter calf, marbled boards. Bookplate of Kenneth Roberts (20thC).
A utopian novel.