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DUBOS, Abbé Jean-Baptiste (1670--1742)
[Réflexions critiques sur la poesie et sur la peinture. English]
Critical reflections on poetry, painting and music. With an inquiry into the rise and progress of the theatrical entertainments of the ancients. Written in French by the abbé Du Bos, ... Translated into English by Thomas Nugent, Gent. from the fifth edition revised, corrected, and inlarged by the author. ...
London: printed for John Nourse, 1748.
3 vols ; 19.6 cm. (8°)
I: vi, [6], 343, [1] p.
II: [8], 410, [2] p.
III: [6], 244, [42] p.

The original French edition was published anonymously, Paris, 1719. This is one of a number of books translated from the French by the miscellaneous writer, Thomas Nugent (1700?--1772). The final page of vols. I-II respectively contain lists of books 'just published by' and 'printed for' J. Nourse; that of vol. III contains errata. ESTC n3253.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 7s. 6d. on 3 October 1808. (Spiers Box). Volume I inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane, and in pencil 3 vols.: 7.6. Volume II inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper J Wa[rton?], possibly the poet and literary critic Joseph Warton (1722--1800). All three volumes with marginal marks of emphasis in pencil and in ink; vols. I and II additionally have notes with page references inscribed in ink on the rear free-endpaper, extending in vol. II to the rear pastedown.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt thick-thin double-rule spine, red spine-labels.

Reference Number 2133


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