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DODSLEY, Robert (1703--1764)
[The oeconomy of human life. Part 2]
The oeconomy of human life. Part the second. Translated from an Indian manuscript, found soon after that which contain'd the original of the first part; and written by the same hand. In a second letter from an English gentleman residing at China, to the Earl of *** The fourth edition.
London: printed for M. Cooper, 1751.
viii, 112 p. ; 16.0 cm. (12º)

First published in 1750. Sometimes attributed to Dr John Hill. A continuation of Robert Dodsley's The oeconomy of human life (sometimes attributed to Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield) which was first published in the same year and became probably the most reprinted work of the eighteenth century. Authorship of the present second part as well as of numerous other imitations was denied by Dodsley, but it was nevertheless later issued with editions of the original work. See Donald D. Eddy, 'Dodsley's Oeconomy of Human Life, 1750-1751', Modern Philology, Vol. 85, No. 4 (May 1988), pp. 460--479.ESTC t82517; Eddy, no. 25.

Copy Notes Pencil page references on the table of contents (pp. [vii]--viii). Bound (2) with a copy of the fourth edition of the original work, 1751 (q.v.) which is inscribed on the title-page with the names of S. Norris (later altered in ink) and Eliz:th Soane.

Binding C18th calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments.

Reference Number 6687


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