Letters of Wit, Politicks and Morality. Written Originally in Italian by the Famous Cardinal Bentivoglio . . . Also Select Letters of Gallantry . . . To which is added a large Collection of Original Letters of Love and Friendship. Written by Several Gentlemen and Ladies . . ABEL BOYER.

Letters of Wit, Politicks and Morality. Written Originally in Italian by the Famous Cardinal Bentivoglio . . . Also Select Letters of Gallantry . . . To which is added a large Collection of Original Letters of Love and Friendship. Written by Several Gentlemen and Ladies . . .

Publisher: London: Printed for J. Harley, W. Turner and Tho. Hodgson, 1701.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: MacDonald, Dryden, 309.
Condition: Some slight worming in the gutter; fine copy.
Book ID: 20213

Description

8vo, modern brown half morocco, brown cloth sides, gilt lettering.

Comments

A 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. Boyer (1667-1729), a miscellaneous writer and editor, was a native of France who moved to England in 1689.

Price: $475.00

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