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The busy-body: or, successful spy: being the entertaining history of Mons. Bigand, a man infinitely inquisitive and enterprising even to rashness; which unhappy faculties, nevertheless, instead of ruining, raised him from the lowest obscurity, to a most splendid fortune. Interspersed with several humorous stories. The whole containing great variety and adventures, equally instructive and diverting. Vol. I
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1_|a  Mouhy, Charles de Fieux, |c  chevalier de, |d  1701-1784.
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10|a  Mouche, ou Les aventures de M. Bigand. |l  English. |f  1742
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14|a  The busy-body: or, Successful spy: |b  being the entertaining history of Mons. Bigand, a man infinitely inquisitive and enterprising even to rashness ... [Tr. from the French]
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3_|a  The busy-body: or, successful spy: being the entertaining history of Mons. Bigand, a man infinitely inquisitive and enterprising even to rashness; which unhappy faculties, nevertheless, instead of ruining, raised him from the lowest obscurity, to a most splendid fortune. Interspersed with several humorous stories. The whole containing great variety and adventures, equally instructive and diverting. Vol. I. |g  Full |x  Volume |d  Letter-press |v  v.1
3_|a  The busy-body: or, successful spy: being the entertaining history of Mons. Bigand, a man infinitely inquisitive and enterprising even to rashness; which unhappy faculties, nevertheless, instead of ruining, raised him from the lowest obscurity, to a most splendid fortune. Interspersed with several humorous stories. The whole containing great variety and adventures, equally instructive and diverting. Vol. II. |g  Full |x  Volume |d  Letter-press |v  v.2
3_|a  The busy-body: or, successful spy: Vol. I. |g  Half |x  Work |d  Letter-press |v  v.1
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__|a  London: |b  Printed for F. Cogan, at the Middle-Temple-Gate. |c  1742.
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__|a  2 v. ; |c  18 cm. |x  Duodecimo
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__|a  Publisher's advertisements: v. 2, [4]-[7] at end.
__|a  Translation of: La mouche, ou Les aventures de M. Bigand, published anonymously. By the Chevalier de Mouhy. Cf. Barbier, A.A. Ouvrages anonymes, v. 3, col. 369.
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4_|a  Beasley, J.C. Prose fiction pub. in England, 1740-1749, |c  106
4_|a  ESTC (RLIN) |c  T96254
4_|a  Block, A. Engl. novel (1961 ed.), |c  p 57
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__|a  Preface |b  The preface. |c  Front
__|a  Preface |b  The preface. |c  Front
__|a  Advertisement |a  To the reader |a  Letter |b  Advertisement to the reader. |c  Back
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__|a  First-person
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__|a  William S. Southern (?) |x  Written in pencil in the top right-hand corner of a blank leaf at the front of volume 1. |v  v.1
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__|a  Translation |b  Preface |c  French
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_4|a  CHR 1742
_4|a  PRO Singer, Jacob (donor) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
_4|a  PRO Singer, Leah (donor) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
_4|a  PRO Singer, Godfrey F. (honoree) (Singer-Mendenhall copy)
_4|a  PRO Burr, Charles W. (Charles Walts), 1861- (donor) (RBC copy)
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_7|a  Publishers' advertisements |z  Great Britain |y  18th century |2  rbgenr
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__|a  Mixed Genre |b  Back |c  Same publisher |v  v.2
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10|a  Cogan, F. |4  Printed for |5  Unauthorized
10|a  Southern, William S. |4  Author (inscription) |5  Unauthorized
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2_|a  Early Novels |5  University of Pennsylvania
2_|a  Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania) |9  University of Pennsylvania
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__|a  England |d  London.
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__|l  RBC |c  1:(v.1-2) |q  736273-74 |q  g. Charles W. Burr, M.D. |i  02/09/87 C
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__|2  busy-body |3  successful |2  spy |v  v.1
__|2  busy-body |3  successful |2  spy |3  entertaining |2  history |5  Mons. Bigand |2  man |3  infinitely |3  inquisitive |3  enterprising |2  rashness |3  unhappy |2  faculty |3  lowest |2  obscurity |3  most |3  splendid |2  fortune |3  several |3  humorous |2  story |2  whole |8  containing |3  great |2  variety |2  adventure |3  equally |3  instructive |3  diverting |v  v.2
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Repository: University Of Pennsylvania
Noun: Adventure
Noun: Busy-body
Noun: Faculty
Noun: Fortune
Noun: History
Noun: Man
Noun: Obscurity
Adjective: Diverting
Adjective: Enterprising
Adjective: Entertaining
Adjective: Equally
Adjective: Great
Adjective: Humorous
Adjective: Infinitely
Person: Mons. Bigand
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Printed for F. Cogan, at the Middle-Temple-Gate
Date of publication: 1742
Number of volumes: 2 v.
Paratextual essay description: Advertisement
Paratextual essay description: Letter
Paratextual essay description: Preface
Paratextual essay description: To the reader
Paratextual essay heading: Advertisement to the reader
Paratextual essay heading: The preface
Index: no
Narrative form: First-person
Decade: 1740s
Year: 1742