A Select Collection of Letters of the Antients . . . Whereby is discovered the Morality, Gallantry, Wit, Humour, Manner of Arguing, and in a Word, the Genius both of the Greeks and Romans. JOHN SAVAGE.

A Select Collection of Letters of the Antients . . . Whereby is discovered the Morality, Gallantry, Wit, Humour, Manner of Arguing, and in a Word, the Genius both of the Greeks and Romans.

Publisher: London: Printed for J. Hartley, et al., 1703.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Lowndes 2194.
Condition: Edges rubbed; hinges starting, but cords holding; tear in one margin, just touching the text (but with no loss); very good copy.
Book ID: 17918

Description

8vo, contemporary paneled calf, red leather label, gilt decorated and lettered spine.

Comments

¶ A combination courtesy-manners-maxims book, using imaginary letters from the great minds of the Greeks and Romans as examples. Savage (1673-1747) was a prolific writer on antiquarian and historical subjects and a translator, particularly of foreign literature - the most notable example of which is the collaboration with Thomas Brown on the translation of Scarron’s works.

Price: $325.00

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