London, England: J. Dodsley, 1774. Second Edition. Leather-bound. 16mo. (6 3/4" x 4") Full leather set, worn, ruled in gilt, all rebacked. Five raised bands,with contrasting black spine labels, Picaresque novel "...satirizing John Wesley,George Whitefield and Methodism in general, which he saw as a threat to his Anglican congregation...It ridiculed the intrusion of the laity into spiritual functions..." (Wikipedia). Very Good Plus. Item #85004
Richard Graves (1715-1804) was an English cleric, poet and novelist.