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LYTTELTON, George Lyttelton, Baron (1709--1773)
[Works. 1776]
The works of George Lord Lyttelton; formerly printed separately: and now first collected together, with some other pieces never before printed. Published by George Edward Ayscough, Esq. The third edition: to which is added a general index. In three volumes. ...
London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1776.
3 vols ; 21.1 cm. (8º)
I: xi, [1], 413, [1] p., engr. frontis. port.
II: v, [1], 410 p.
III: ix [i.e. xi], [1], 397, [3] p.

Lyttleton won contemporary fame for his Dialogues of the Dead reprinted here in vol. II and was a friend of Fielding who dedicated Tom Jones to him. With a frontispiece portrait of the author after Benjamin West in vol. I, and a final leaf of errata in vol. III. Preliminary pages ix and xi in vol. III misnumbered xiii and ix. ESTC t79267.

Copy Notes Contents page for vol. II misbound at the end of the volume. Bought on the seventh day of the Attingham House sale, 7 August 1827 (q.v.), lot 9 (part, with Jenyns Miscellaneous pieces, 1770, q.v., and Sale's translation of the Koran, 1801, q.v.) for £1. 5s. With bookplate of Lord Berwick and shelf mark of his library in ink inside front cover of each volume: E.[7 deleted]8 / 2, E. ... 3, E. ... 4; shelf label of Attingham House at top of spines: 9/6.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-panelled spine, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 763


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