Elementary Principles of the Belles-Lettres.

Formey (Jean-Henri-Samuel)

Elementary Principles of the Belles-Lettres.

With Reflections on Public Exhibitions. Translated from the French by the late Mr. Sloper Foreman.

Description: minor soiling, pp. vi, 224, [2], 12mo, contemporary calf, joints cracked, good

Publication Details: Glasgow: Printed for Robert Urie, 1767

Notes: First Glasgow edition (first English edition, London, Newberry, 1766, Roscoe A165). Of the translator, we know little: this is the only book which has his name on the title-page. He was a partner with Benjamin Collins and John Newberry in the Public Ledger. Formey's Concise History of Philosophy, translated by Goldsmith, was another Newberry publication in the same year, followed by a Urie edition. Scarce: ESTC records 5 copies in the UK (3 in Scotland, 2 in England) and 3 in North America, McMasters, Trinity College, and Winnipeg....more

Bibliography: (ESTC T126075)

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Price: £475

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1767

Stock Number: 56431

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