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GWATKIN, Mrs.. A devonshire dialogue, in four parts.

London. G. B. Whittaker & Co., 1839. First edition.
8vo. [2], vi, 85pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed and sunned. Contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title page, else internally clean and crisp.
The first edition of a dialogue composed entirely in rural Devonshire dialect. Portions of the piece, written by Mrs. Palmer of Great Torrington, sister of Sir Joshua Reynolds, had previously appeared in numerous publications. Mrs. Gwatkin, Palmer's daughter, here provides the complete text, from the original manuscript, with an orthographic glossary by clergyman John Phillipps of Membury.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 18353