The fortunate foundlings : being the genuine history of Colonel M----rs, and his sister, Madam du P----y, the issue of the Hon. Ch---es M-----rs, son of the late Duke of R--l--d : containing many wonderful accidents that befel [sic] them in their travels, and interspersed with the characters and adventures of several persons of condition, in the most polite courts of Europe : the whole calculated for the entertainment and improvement of the youth of both sexes.
- Third edition.
- London : Printed and published by T. Gardner ..., MDCCXLVIII (1748)
, 331,  pages ; 17 cm (12mo)
- orof l-ng adhe ware (3) 1748 (R)
- Printers' advertisements -- England -- London -- 18th century.
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
- "Anonymous. By Eliza Haywood."--ESTC.
"Colonel M----rs = Colonel H. Manners; Ch---es M----rs, son of the late Duke of R--l--d = Lord Charles Manners, son of the late Duke of Rutland."--ESTC.
Signatures: pi 1 a⁴(-a4) B-O¹² P¹²(-P11,P12).
Woodcut title vignette, factotum, head- and tail-pieces.
Printer's advertisements on leaves a1verso and P10verso
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Pauline R. Goldfein Memorial Book Fund.
Singer-Mendenhall copy has illegible ms. note at head of leaf B1r; pen tests on back pastedown.
Singer-Mendenhall copy has largely illegible autograph ("[...] B[...] Gloster") on front free endpaper.
Singer-Mendenhall copy bound in 19th-century half roan over marbled boards; gold-tooled spine with title ("FORTUNATE FOUNDLINGS") stamped in gold.
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- ESTC T75906
- Gardner, Thomas, active 1735-1756, publisher.
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
Pauline R. Goldfein Memorial Book Fund.
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