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HALES, William (1747--1831)
Irish pursuits of literature, in A.D. 1798, and 1799, consisting of I. - Translations, II. - - Second thoughts, III. Rival translations, IV. The monstrous republic, V. - - Indexes.
Dublin: printed for J. Milliken, and J. Wright, London, 1799.
xix, [1], xxvii, [1], 153, [1]; 99, [1]; [4], iv, 71, [1] p. ; 23.1 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. By William Hales. In three parts, each with separate pagination and register. Part 1 has its own title-page reading 'Pursuits Of Literature. Translations By Octavius.' with the Dublin imprint J. Milliken dated 1799, and consists of explanatory notes to passages in Greek and Latin taken from Thomas Mathias's popular and wide-ranging satire The pursuits of literature, first published in four parts between 1794 and 1797 (q.v.). Part 2 contains 'Second Thoughts' (pp. [1]--22), 'Rival Translations' (pp. [23]--64) and the index (pp. [65]--99), the first with a caption title, the second and third with half-titles. Part 3 also has its own half-title and title-page 'The Monstrous Republic: Or, French Atrocities Pourtrayed', London: printed for J. Wright; and John Milliken, Dublin, 1799. The Advertisement notes that publication was delayed 'more than twelve months since it was put to Press', owing to the Irish Rebellion of 1798. ESTC t146965.

Copy Notes Front pastedown inscibed in pencil with the price 0/4/0 and the date 1808.

Binding Publisher's C19th blue-paper boards, white paper spine, spine-title in ink.

Reference Number 4650


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