London: T. Cadell, 1770. Two volumes in one. 8vo. vii, [i], 216; iv, 279 pp. First collected edition. Each volume with separate title and table of contents, each part with separate title. Both O3 and O7 of Volume I are cancels, as in nearly all copies. Contemporary calf, rebacked and recornered; contemporary inscription on first title. Item #12008
First collected edition. This selection includes the first appearance in print of Armstrong’s play, The forced marriage, “written chiefly with a view to expose a most cruel and absurd piece of tyranny too common in life.” His most successful and best-know piece, The art of preserving health, as well his Sketches: or essays on various subjects, written under the pseudonym Launcelot Temple, Esq., are some of the other works featured.