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THE PRECEPTOR ...
[The preceptor. 1775]
The preceptor: containing a general course of education. Wherein the first principles of polite learning are laid down in a way most suitable for trying the genius, and advancing the instruction of youth. In twelve parts. Illustrated with maps and useful cuts. ... The sixth edition, with additions, and improvements. In two volumes. The first volume.
London: printed for J. Dodsley, 1775.
2 vols ; 20.4 cm. (8º)
I: [2], l, 5--414, [4] p., etch. frontis., [23] fold. pl., [6] hand-col. fold. maps
II: [2], 560 p., etch. frontis., [5] fold. pl.

First published 1748. Compiled by Robert Dodsley who signs the dedication. The preface and 'The Vision of 'Theodore, the Hermit of Teneriffe' are by Samuel Johnson; 'The Elements of Logic' are by W. Duncan. With a frontispiece in each volume engraved by Charles Grignion after Francis Hayman; the plates engraved variously by C. Mosely, Louis Boitard after Le Brun, and H. Roberts. With three pages of 'Books Printed for J. Dodsley' and one page of directions to the binder at the end of vol. I. ESTC t78581.

Copy Notes A mixed set with vol. I of the sixth edition and vol. II in the seventh edition, 1783 (ESTC n20388), bought from Thomas Boone for 9s., 24 April 1806. (Spiers Box). With Boone's price in pencil on the front free-endpaper.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spines, red and black leather spine-labels.

Reference Number 4654


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