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STIRLING, John (d. 1777)
A system of rhetoric, in a method entirely new: containing all the tropes and figures necessary to illustrate the classics, both poetical and historical. To render which more generally useful, the whole is divided into two parts; in the first of which the rules are given in English, in the second in Latin verse; below which are placed proper examples in each language; and at the bottom of the page are the terms translated in the one and their derivations from the Greek in the other. For the use of schools. By John Stirling, M.A. The second edition.
London: printed for Thomas Astley, 1736.
[4], 28 p. ; 19.3 cm. (8º)

First published in 1733. The preface begins with a misprint: 'PRRFACE'. In verse. Publisher's advertisements from the end of the text on p. 25 to the end. ESTC t121859; Foxon S764; Alston VI.147.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title and the final two pages of advertisements. Bound (3) with two other contemporary brief texts on rhetoric by John Milner (q.v.) and Thomas Farnaby (q.v.). Free-endpapers at beginning and end used for intensive MSS. listing of 'Derivationes' in Greek and Latin in two columns; final column blank on end leaf.

Binding C18th calf, blind double-ruled borders with additional blind roll-tool parallel to spine, red morocco spine-label, spine title: 'Rhetorick'.

Reference Number 624


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