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Fugitive Pieces on various Subjects. In Two Volumes

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A collection of writings published a few years earlier. Contents: Vol. I: I. Crito: or, a Dialogue on Beauty, by Sir Harry Beaumont, pp. 1-60; II. An Account of the Emperor of China's Gardens near Pekin, translated from French, pp. 61-88; III. On Deformity, by William Hay, Esq. pp. 89-139; IV. Lucina sine Concubitu, Addressed to the Royal Society, in Which is proven {...} that a Woman can Conceive without commerce with a Man (first printed in 1750) pp. 141-170; V. A Modest Defence of Gaming pp. 171-193; VI. The Pretty Gentleman or, Softness of Manners vindicated from the false ridicule exhibited under the Character of William Fribble, Esq., pp. 195-221; VII. The Polite Philosopher (by Colonel Forrester, in pencil on the frontispiece) pp. 223-275; VIII. Plan of an Essay on Delicacy, pp. 277-352. Vol II: A Vindication of Natural Society, pp. i-ix + 1-76; II. History and Antiquities of the Ancient Villa of Wheatfield, in the County of Suffolk pp. 77-115; III. Fragments of Ancient Poetry, collected in the Highlands of Scotland pp. 117-162; IV. An Account of Russia as it was in the year 1710 by Charles Lord Whitworth pp. 163-231; V. A Journey into England by Paul Hentzner, in the year 1598 pp. 233-311; VI. A Project for raising an Hospital for Decayed Authors, by John Gilbert-Cooper, Esq. pp. 312-319; A Parallel, in the Manner of Plutarch, between a most celebrated man in Florence (Antonio Magliabechi) and one, scarce ever heard of, in England, by Mr. Spencer, pp. 321-357. Ex libris Lancelot Holland on the front end paper. The two books are in good condition, bound in leather; the hinges of the front cover of vol II are broken. The boards are worn, the spines are rubbed, the edges are all worn and bumped. The text is clear, only the end papers are spotted and foxed.

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Author(s):
Various - British Museum
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
4 1/2" x 7"
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
J. Dodsley
Title:
Fugitive Pieces on various Subjects. In Two Volumes

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A collection of writings published a few years earlier. Contents: Vol. I: I. Crito: or, a Dialogue on Beauty, by Sir Harry Beaumont, pp. 1-60; II. An Account of the Emperor of China's Gardens near Pekin, translated from French, pp. 61-88; III. On Deformity, by William Hay, Esq. pp. 89-139; IV. Lucina sine Concubitu, Addressed to the Royal Society, in Which is proven {...} that a Woman can Conceive without commerce with a Man (first printed in 1750) pp. 141-170; V. A Modest Defence of Gaming pp. 171-193; VI. The Pretty Gentleman or, Softness of Manners vindicated from the false ridicule exhibited under the Character of William Fribble, Esq., pp. 195-221; VII. The Polite Philosopher (by Colonel Forrester, in pencil on the frontispiece) pp. 223-275; VIII. Plan of an Essay on Delicacy, pp. 277-352. Vol II: A Vindication of Natural Society, pp. i-ix + 1-76; II. History and Antiquities of the Ancient Villa of Wheatfield, in the County of Suffolk pp. 77-115; III. Fragments of Ancient Poetry, collected in the Highlands of Scotland pp. 117-162; IV. An Account of Russia as it was in the year 1710 by Charles Lord Whitworth pp. 163-231; V. A Journey into England by Paul Hentzner, in the year 1598 pp. 233-311; VI. A Project for raising an Hospital for Decayed Authors, by John Gilbert-Cooper, Esq. pp. 312-319; A Parallel, in the Manner of Plutarch, between a most celebrated man in Florence (Antonio Magliabechi) and one, scarce ever heard of, in England, by Mr. Spencer, pp. 321-357. Ex libris Lancelot Holland on the front end paper. The two books are in good condition, bound in leather; the hinges of the front cover of vol II are broken. The boards are worn, the spines are rubbed, the edges are all worn and bumped. The text is clear, only the end papers are spotted and foxed.

Author(s):
Various - British Museum
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
4 1/2" x 7"
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
J. Dodsley
Title:
Fugitive Pieces on various Subjects. In Two Volumes

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