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Remarks on the Beauties of Poetry.
London Printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1762 - FIRST EDITION. 8vo, 178 x 10r mms., pp. [iv], 123 [124 blank] including half-title, contemporary calf, rebacked with new red morocco label; some foxing of early leaves corners worn, but a good copy, with a presentation inscription on the recto of the leaf before the half-title: "M E Hayes/ Given her by hr Uncle Parkinson/ 29th June 1810." Daniel Webb (c.1719–1798) published several works on aesthetics; this was preceded by his first work, An Inquiry into the Beauties of Painting (1760), and he made judicious use of the term "beauties," a criterion popular from about 1780 to 1830 when it seems to have fallen out of use. The work attracted an endorsement in the Critical Review for 1762 that many authors would kill for: "There are many other sensible and judicious remarks, of equal truth and beauty, interspersed through Mr. Webb's elegant performance, which, in our opinion, has a great deal of merit, without any fault but that of a fine day in autumn, of being too short." [Attributes: First Edition]
      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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