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[Captain] Robert Gilmour. Lothaire: a romance in six cantos: with notes. , 1st ed. London: printed by W. Wilson, for George Cowie and Co., 1815.

Frontis, vi, [3], 210. Frontis is a folding plate. With the half-title. Disbound with frontis, title and following two leaves detached. Printed label for Williams’s Library, corner of Assembly Rooms, Cheltenham. on front cover. Brittle paper stock a little fragile. In his advertisement the author engagingly writes, ‘The following Romance is founded upon a Tale that I have read in prose, but the name of the novel which contains it, I forget’. He also recounts, ‘After I had finished it, I was informed by Ensign French, of the 1st West India regiment, since deceased, that he had seen a Melo-drama performed at Astley’s, called, ‘Blood will have Blood; or, the Battle of the Two Bridges’, which, upon my reading him the manuscript, he said, resembled this Romance in some parts’. Uncommon, copies in England at BL and Oxford only. (Book ref. wb11735 )  £ 50.00

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