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EPISTLES ...
[Elegant epistles. 1791]
Epistles, elegant, familiar & instructive, selected from the best writers, ancient as well as modern; intended for the improvement of young persons, and for general entertainment: being a proper supplement to Extracts in prose, & in and poetry.
London: printed for Messrs. Rivingtons, Longman, Law, Dodsley, Whites, Johnson, [and 18 others in London], 1791.
1 vol. [in 2] ; 23.5 cm (8º)
I: iv, [12], 420 p., engr. t.-pl.
II: [1], 422--776 p.

Originally published as Elegant epistles; or, a copious collection of familiar and amusing letters, C. Dilly, 1790. Copious collection of familiar and amusing letters compiled by Vicesimus Knox who had already published compilations of extracts in prose (first edition 1783) and extracts in verse (first edition 1789). The letters of Cicero and Pliny translated by William Melmoth (pp. 1--180). ESTC t117778.

Copy Notes Reference in pencil on front free-endpaper of Vol. II to Ulysses dog Argus - pg 437.

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 Extracts ... in poetry (q.v.).

Reference Number 347


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