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Blair, Hugh LECTURES ON RHETORIC and BELLES LETTRES : 3 Volumes Bound in One , The Strand, London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1803.

Full-Leather. Good +. 8vo - over 7 - 9" Tall Book Ninth Edition, Title Page dated 1803. Complete work, all Three Volumes bound in one. Frontispiece illustrated with an engraved portrait of Hugh Blair. Includes some Very interesting Lectures. Volume I covers Language, Construction, Style, Taste etc. XVII Lectures, 420 Pages. Volume II has its own Title and Contents Pages, also dated 1803. Contains Lectures XVIII - XXXIV, and analyses Styles, e.g. Dean Swift & the Spectator, then considers Eloquence, including Cicero and Bishop Atterbury. 446 Pages. Volume III also has its Title & Contents Pages, Dated 1803 and Contains Lectures XXXV to XLVII, comparing Ancients & Moderns, Historical & Philosophical Writing and Poetry; Pastoral, Didactic, Hebrew Poetry, Epic, Homeric; Lucan, Voltaire & Milton, and Greek Tragic, Comedy & Dramatic Poetry. 358 Pages + Index to the 3 Volumes. Contemporary Brown Suede Leather binding with blind stamped Greek Key Borders to front & back. 9" Tall. Title label missing from spine. Leather split most of the way down both sides of spine and has a fine vertical crack 3/4 length of centre of spine. Some edge wear and a few little pieces of leather missing. Hinges sound & Binding firm. Pages in nice, clean condition, only a little occasional foxing or ink mark. Previous owner's name on ffep dated 1809. Book weighs 1.5 Kilos so Shipping outside UK will be extra. Please ask if you would like more Pictures, Information or a Shipping Quote.. (Book ref. 012657)  £95.00

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