The Wanderer: or, Surprizing Escape. A Narrative founded on true Facts. Containing A Series of remarkable Events, during a late very extraordinary Adventure, from the Projection, to its Appearance in the North, and total Defeat. Interspers'd With several curious and authentic Particulars the Public has hitherto been unacquainted with, and wrote without Prejudice or Partiality: taken from the Journals of two Persons principally concerned in the whole Transaction. With Some Remarks on a Romance called Ascanius; shewing the Author therof very defective in his Materials, and Candour in his Relation. - Anon. 1752 - GlasgowFirst Glasgow Edition (first published London 1747) One of a number of novellas published not long after the Rebellion of 1745, purporting to describe the adventures of the Young Pretender. The anonymous author professes himself an anti-Jacobite, but his account of the prince's terrifying flight after the Battle of Culloden is essentially sympathetic. The text includes an attack on John Burton's Ascanius (1746), as a vilification of the Young Chevalier.   Provenance: J. Dawson Brodie (of Idvies, Forfar, Angus) of with armourial bookplate ‘Be Mindful to Unite’. Later of Allan D. Macdonald, with his bookplate. Later of David Fyfe Anderson (1904-88), Scottish surgeon, with his name dated 1950, to bookplate.
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  Bound in brown calf over marbled boards, spine titled and tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.   Condition: Very good, light cracking to outer hinge, but solid, rubbing to edges and corners, light foxing to front endpaper and title page with short 1cm closed tear to top edge.   Ref: 107044   Price: HK$ 2,000