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WARD (John): A System of Oratory, Delivered in a Course of Lectures Publicly read at Gresham College, London: To which is prefixed An Inaugural Oration, Spoken in Latin, before the Commencement of the Lectures, according to the usual Custom. , London: Printed for John War..., 1759.

SOLE EDITION. 2 volumes. 8vo, 207 x 121 mms., pp. [ii], xvi, 424; [viii], 439 [440 blank], both contents leaves in volume 2 as well as "Advertisement" leaf, recently rebound in quarter calf, raised bands between gilt rules on spine, old red morocco labels preserved, marbled boards; title-pages browned and slightly soiled, with title-page of volume 1 frayed at margins. John Ward (1678/9 - 1758) was appointed Professor of Rhetoric in Gresham College in 1720. He was a genuinely helpful scholar, contributing to various publications, assisting with translations, and editing works for the press. His best-known work was a series of biographies of the professors of Gresham College. Although the inaugural oration is in Latin, his lectures, as prepared for publication before his death, are in English, but most of his examples are from classical literature. (Book ref. 6300 )  £ 350.00

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