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Fugitive Pieces, on Various Subjects

By Various

1761

R. and J. Dodsley : London

7" by 4.5"

[4pp], 352pp; ix, 357pp, [6pp]

 

 

 

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A two volume set of a collection of interesting essays and works by various authors, including William Hay and Joseph Spence.

Complete in two volumes. This is an interesting collection of works on society, history, and various other subjects. Some of the authors include Harry Beaumont, the pseudonym used by Joseph Spence, a literary scholar; William Hay, an English Whig politician; Charles Lord Whitworth, a British diplomat who was the Ambassador Extraordinary in Russia; and, Paul Hentzner, a German lawyer who published his accounts of his travels in Elizabethan England. Volume I contains; 'Crito: or, a Dialogue on Beauty', by Sir Harry Beaumont. 'A Particular Account of the Emperor of China's Gardens, near Pekin', a letter from F. Attriet, translated from French by Sir Harry Beaumont. 'Deformity: An Essay', by William Hay. 'Lucina sine Concubitu. A Letter Humbly Addressed to the Royal Society', written anonymously. 'A Modern Defence of Gaming', written anonymously. 'The Pretty Gentleman', written anonymously. 'The Polite Philosopher', written anonymously. 'The Plan of an Essay Upon Delicacy', by Nathaniel Lancaster. Volume II contains; 'A Vindication of Natural Society', written anonymously. 'The History and Antiquities of the Ancient Villa of Wheatfield, in the County of Suffolk', written anonymously. 'Fragments of Ancient Poetry', written anonymously. 'An Account of Russia as it was in the Year 1710', by Charles Lord Whitworth. 'A Journey into England', by Paul Hentzner. 'A Parallel' by Reverend Mr Spence. Bookplate to the front pastedown of Volume II, 'Dufferin of Claneboye'.

CONDITION

Rebound in a full calf binding with the original boards laid on. Externally, with some marking and discolouration to the boards. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine has resulted in a little loss to the joints, with further light bumping to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown of Volume II, 'Dufferin of Claneboye'. Ink inscription to the verso of the rear endpaper of Volume II, and to the front pastedown of Volume I. Internally, firmly bound. Pages with a touch of age-toning, and the odd scattered spots, being heavier to the first and last few pages. Ink inscription and mark to the head of the title page of Volume II, 'A. D. Foster 1792. John Foster'. Very odd ink annotation.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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