An Essay On The Writings And Genius Of Shakespear, Compared With The Greek and French Dramatic Poets; With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire
by Montagu, Mrs. Elizabeth
London: J. Dodsley, Mess. Baker and Leigh, J. Walter, T. Cadell and J. Wilkie, 1769. First edition. leather_bound. Contemporary full polished calf. Very good. 288 pages. 21 x 13.2 cm. Armorial bookplate of Sir John Mordant. In London her home on Hill Street had become the premiere salon in London. Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmund Burke, David Garrick, and Horace Walpole were all in the circle. She also patronized a number of women authors, including Elizabeth Carter, Hannah More, Frances Burney, Anna Barbauld, Sarah Fielding, and Hester Chapone. Described by Thomas Warton as the most elegant and judicious piece of criticism of the age. Warton, English literary historian, critic, and poet, and from 1785 to 1790 the Poet Laureate of England. ROTHSCHILD 1449. Raised bands, spine label lettered in gilt, joints rubbed, contents generally clean. (Inventory #: 21051)
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