Item #241107 The Novice of Saint Dominick. Lady Morgan, Sydney Owenson.


The Novice of Saint Dominick.

London: printed for Richard Phillips, No. 6, Bridge-Street, Blackfriars, by T. Gillet, Salisbury-square, 1806.

First edition. 364; 379; 395; 393 pp. 4 vols. 12mo. VERY RARE. Contemporary tree calf. Volume one front cover off, spines worn, several small holes in text, some internal staining. Good Loeber M551; Garside, Raven & Schöwerling 1806:53; Not in Sadleir or Wolff. Item #241107

"Owenson's second novel, set in sixteenth-century France, began with an idealized portrait of Thomas Moore (who had performed for the Featherstones and Sydney) and was originally called The Minstrel but emerged in published form, much abridged, as The Novice of St. Dominick (1805)[actually 1806]. Filled with rhetoric, adventures, and footnotes, it anticipated the historical novels of Scott. The novel's heroine, Imogen, is again self-referential but more complex than the Olivia of St. Clair" (ODNB).

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