1749 The Polite Arts, or, a Dissertation on Poetry, Painting, Musick, Architecture and Eloquence
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First Edition, Leather Binding, Very Scarce
The very scarce first edition of this anonymously authored study of the 'polite arts', defined in this work as 'Poetry, Painting, Musick, Architecture and Eloquence'.
Divided into twenty-four chapters on topics including dance, the nature of genius, the imitation of nature, the epic, the tragedy, and comedy.
ESTC reference number N12396.
Retaining the original half title.
A bright copy of this very scarce work.
In a full calf binding. Joints starting, with boards holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages a touch age toned, but otherwise clean and bright. Small worm holes to tales of each leaf - not interfering with text - and penetrating rear pastedown.
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