Publisher: London: Printed for J. Harley, W. Turner and Tho. Hodgson, 1701.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: MacDonald, Dryden, 309; not in NCBEL under Boyer.
Condition: Some slight worming in the gutter; fine copy.
Book ID: 20213
Description8vo, modern brown half morocco, brown cloth sides, gilt lettering.
CommentsA fine compilation of contemporary correspondence on wit, arts, letters, romance and manners of the age, with letters on Will's Coffee-House, the Oxford Wits, the Toasting and Kit-Cat Clubs, an Epistle from Captain Steel (i.e., Richard Steele) to Congreve on The Way of the World, an Epistle from a Young Lady to George Farquhar on A Trip to the Jubilee, Granville on the character of Wycherley. Dryden is referred to several times, hence the entry in MacDonald under Drydeniana. Abel Boyer (1667-1729), an interesting miscellaneous writer and editor, was a native of France who moved to England in 1689.