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Fugitive Pieces of Various Subjects

By Various

1761

R. and J. Dodsley : London

7" by 4"

352pp; ix, 357pp, [5pp]

 

 

 

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Two volumes of collected works by various authors, including Joseph Spence, William Hay, and Paul Hentzner.

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.

CONDITION

In the original speckled calf binding. Externally, with some rubbing to the spines, joints and to the extremities. Surface cracks to the spine. Volume II is lacking the spine label. Small cracks to the head and the tail of the joints. Light marking to the boards, heavier to the rear board of Volume II. Front hinges are starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper of Volume I. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean, with only some discolouration to the endpapers.

Overall Condition: Good

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