Dialogues on the Uses of Foreign Travel; Considered as a Part of an English Gentleman's Education: Between Lord Shaftesbury and Mr. Locke. By the Editor of Moral and Political Dialogues.
Place and Imprint: London: Printed by W. B. for A. Millar; Cambridge: W. Thurlbourn and J. Woodyer, 1764.
Edition: Second edition, published the same year as the first.
Bibliographical References: ESTC N3140; not found in NCBEL.
Condition: A little dust soiling and smudges in the text; fine copy.
Book ID: 23926
Physical Description8vo, modern brown quarter calf period style, marbled paper boards, red morocco spine label, gilt rules and lettering, untrimmed. Original wrappers bound in.
CommentsAn entertaining imaginary conversation between Anthony Ashley, the third earl of Shaftesbury (1671-1713) and the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) on the benefits of travel to Europe – i.e., the Grand Tour - which was popular with the youth of the upper classes. Hurd (1720-1808) was a literary critic and the editor of William Warburton, Jeremy Taylor and Abraham Cowley. He was later the Bishop of Worcester.
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