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KENRICK, William (1725?--1779)
Epistles philosophical and moral.
London:, printed for T. Wilcox,, 1759.
xxiv, 336 p. : [20] engr. illus. ; 19.7 cm. (8º)

Dedication and eight epistles in verse accompanied by two engraved vignettes each, the remaining illustrations being a title vignette and a monogram tail-piece to the author's advertisement. This is a revised version of Kenrick's Epistles to Lorenzo privately printed in a few copies, 1756. William Kenrick also wrote a sequel to Shakespeare's Henry IV and an attack on Johnson's edition of Shakespeare. He published A new dictionary of the English language in 1773, the first to indicate pronunciation with diacritical marks and to divide words according to their syllables. He was the first English translator of Rousseau and was known as 'the translator of Eloisa' (q.v.). ESTC t106497; Foxon, p.395.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the half-title. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper E lib. C. Carpenter.

Binding C18th calf, gilt double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1450

Additional Names Carpenter, C.

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