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EXTRACTS ...
[Elegant extracts in poetry. 1791]
Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining, in poetry; from the most approved authors: disposed under proper heads, with a view to the improvement and amusement of young persons: being similar in design to Extracts in prose.
London: printed for Messrs. Rivingtons, Longman, Law, Dodsley, Whites, Johnson, [and 18 others in London], 1791.
2 vols ; 23.5 cm. (8º)
I: [8], 472 p., engr. t.-pl.
II: [2], 472 p., engr t.-pl.

An anthology compiled by Vicesimus Knox, first published in 1789. The title-page are engraved, and the same in both volumes. The drop-head title to each book reads 'Elegant Extracts, In Verse'. Knox, a popular educationist and writer, was already the compiler of a prose anthology, the Elegant Extracts in Prose, first published in 1783; a third compilation of letters was first published in 1790. ESTC t129577.

Binding Late C18th marbled calf, gilt-tooled spines, black morocco spine-labels. Bound as a set with the companion editions of Extracts ... in prose (q.v.) and Epistles ... (q.v.).

Reference Number 349


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