London: J. Bulmer, 1801. First edition. Bound in straight grained morocco with gilt to spine and boards. All edges gilt, with British pastoral fore-edge painting. Pink endpapers. Some rubbing and shelfwear to joints and corners. Offsetting to pastedowns and occasional scattered foxing, but largely a clean and pleasing copy.
Though lesser known today, M.G. Lewis made an impression on Romantic literature. A collaborator of Sir Walter Scott, he was known for infusing his work with an "extravagant" amount of sensation and morbidity that made his work popular. The present work in its own time was dubbed "Tales of Plunder" for its high production quality and proportionately high price (Cummins). A finely bound copy with featuring a lovely fore-edge painting. (Item #3107)