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DIALOGUES OF THE DEAD.
- The Fourth Edition, Corrected. To which are added four new dialogues. Pp. xvi+406, several head & tailpiece decorations and small decorative initials; early full calf, the spine decorated in gilt compartments between raised bands, with gilt lettered maroon morocco title label, boards with gilt edges, slightly marked and worn, with a couple of small grazes to spine, the joints starting; all edges green (faded); 3 bookplates of the FitzClarence family (the Earl of Munster) on the upper pastedown, upper hinge tender, occasional pencilled marginalia and underlining, a couple of tiny edge chips or splits, scattered light foxing and soiling; printed for W. Sandby, London, 1765. Fourth edition. *A satire of 18th century manners\lang1033 , first published in 1760 and comprising a series of dialogues between various well-known individuals (Plato & Fenelon; Addison & Swift; Cardinal Ximenes and Cardinal Wolsey). Three of the Dialogues were written by Elizabeth Montagu (1720-1800), a prominent social reformer\lang1033 and, like Lyttleton, a patron of the arts. Lord Lyttelton (1709-1773) was a British statesman and a friend and supporter of Alexander Pope and Henry Fielding.\lang1033 George FitzClarence, 1st Earl of Munster, was an illegitimate son of William IV. His son, Lord Frederick FitzClarence (1799 - 1854)\lang1033 was\lang1033 aColonel in the 36th (Herefordshire) Regiment of Foot\lang1033 and became Commander-in-Chief of the Bombay Army in 1852. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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