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CIBBER, Colley (1671--1757)
The character and conduct of Cicero, considered, from the history of his life, by the Reverend Dr. Middleton. With occasional essays, and observations upon the most memorable facts and persons during that period. By Colley Cibber, Esq; ...
London: printed by John Watts for the author: and sold by W. Lewis, 1747.
[20], 279, [1] p.; 28.5 cm. (4º)

The Soane copy as described is without the poetical dedication to Colley Cibber by Lætitia Pilkington found before the introduction in most but not all copies. Conyers Middleton's History of the life of Marcus Tullius Cicero, first published in 1741 (q.v.), was an immediate best seller. ESTC t111286; NCBEL II, 778.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page (cropped at the head in rebinding): John Soane. Bound (1) with The banquet. A dialogue of Plato, 1761 (q.v.).

Binding C18th/early C19th quarter calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1261


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