Original Letters, from Richard Baxter, Matthew Prior, Lord Bolingbroke, Alexander Pope, Dr. Cheyne, Dr. Hartley, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Mrs. Montague, Rev. William Gilpin, Rev. John Newton, George Lord Lyttleton, &c, &c. With Biographical Illustrations. SAMUEL JOHNSON, HIS CIRCLE.

Original Letters, from Richard Baxter, Matthew Prior, Lord Bolingbroke, Alexander Pope, Dr. Cheyne, Dr. Hartley, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Mrs. Montague, Rev. William Gilpin, Rev. John Newton, George Lord Lyttleton, &c, &c. With Biographical Illustrations.

Publisher: Bath: Printed by Richard Cruttwell and Sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London, 1817.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Fleeman 88.3L/6; Courtney, page 169.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 22200

Description

8vo, contemporary black half calf, marbled paper sides, gilt rules, decorations and lettering.

Comments

¶ An collection of over 70 letters, compiled and edited by Rebecca Warner of Bath, who clearly had a scholarly interest in the literature of the 18th century. She assembled correspondence of John Gay, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Elizabeth Montague, William Gilpin, et al., and introduced each with "Biographical Illustrations." Warner was the author of one novel, Herbert-Lodge (1808) and another similar collection, Epistolary Curiosities (1818).

Price: $175.00