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[Bage, Robert], and others. 
COLLECTION OF 10 WORKS:
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88
[Bage, Robert], and others. 
COLLECTION OF 10 WORKS:
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 3,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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[Bage, Robert], and others. 
COLLECTION OF 10 WORKS:
Man as he Is. For William Lane at the Minerva Press, 1792, 4 volumes, half-titles; Hermsprong; or, man as he is not. For William Lane at the Minerva Press, 1796, 3 volumes, half-titles, 2pp. advertisements at the end of volumes 1 and 2--[Summersett, Henry.] The Fate of Sedley. For William Lane at the Minerva Press, 1795, 2 volumes, half-titles, advertisements at the end; first editions, with the contemporary ownership signatures of "Mary Lyon", uniformly bound in contemporary quarter calf, marbled boards, some staining and foxing to leaves, bindings slightly worn; these 12mo; with one other (10)


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The businessman and novelist  Robert Bage (1728? - 1801) was a member of the Derby Philosophical Society, founded in 1784 by Erasmus Darwin, and with links to the Lunar Society of Birmingham. Bage's comic novel Man as He Is explores the issues raised by the French Revolution, advancing the principles of toleration, egalitarianism and reform; while the later Hermsprong; or, man as he is not (his last novel) directly attacks intolerance towards new ideas and proposals for sweeping reform (see Gary Kelly, Oxford DNB).

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