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A System of Oratory Delivered in a Course of Lectures

By John Ward

1759

John Ward : London

8" by 5"

xvi, 424pp; [3], 439pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The complete two volumes of this work by English teacher and biographer, John Ward. Being the first edition of this study on the system of oratory.

Being a collection of lectures originally delivered by Ward at Gresham College, London on the practice of speaking in public. Ward discusses the components of rhetoric and elaborates on their history and application. With half-titles. A scarce work. Complete in two volumes. Ward was a professor at Gresham College, and his biographical work on the Professors of the college is his best known work. He was made their Professor of Rhetoric in 1720, a role which gives free educational lectures to the general public. Ward was a member of numerous esteemed groups including being a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquities. He later became a director of the Society of Antiquities. He was also a member of the Gentlemen's Society and Spalding and upon the establishment of the British museum became one of the trustees.

CONDITION

In full calf bindings. Externally, worn. Both boards to volume I are detached but present. The front board to volume II is detached but present. Rear joint and hinge to volume II are tender and may weaken with further handling. Prior owner's inscription to the front endpaper of volume II John Pears Sunderland 1886. Spines are heavily rubbed with some cracking in places. Patches of rubbing to the boards. Internally, binding is tender and weakening in places. May split with further handling. Pages are generally bright. With occasional light spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Fair

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