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MATHIAS, Thomas James (1754?--1835)
A translation of the passages from Greek, Latin, Italian, and French writers, quoted in the prefaces and notes to The pursuits of literature; a poem, in four dialogues. To which is prefixed, a prefatory epistle, intended as a general vindication of The pursuits of literature, from various remarks which have been made upon the work. By the translator. The third edition.
London: printed for T. Becket, 1798.
[4], lxxv, [5], 104 p. ; 20.6 cm. (8º)

'The Translator' = Thomas Mathias. First published in 1798. The pursuits of literature, a wide-ranging satire in verse with extensive notes, was issued in four parts between 1794 and 1797 (q.v.). ESTC t62893.

Copy Notes Bound (2) after and presumably bought from Edward Lawrence together with the complete edition of The pursuits of literature, 1797, for 7s. 6d. in 1802. (Spiers Box. Miscellaneous Booksellers).

Binding Early C19th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine with diapered compartments between Greek key rolls, black morocco spine-label. Bound by Edward Lawrence for 2s. 6d. in 1802. (Spiers Box. Binding).

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