Observations on the Greek and Roman Classics.

[Hill ('Sir' John)]

Observations on the Greek and Roman Classics.

In a Series of Letters to a Young Nobleman. Now published for the use of Gentlemen at the University, and those who may have Occasion to speak in Public. To which are added, Remarks on the Italian language and writers. In a letter from M. Joseph Baretti to an English Gentleman at Turin, written in the Year 1751.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 parts in 1 vol. (separate pagination but signatures continuous), uniformly a trifle browned, one or two spots here and there, pp. [viii], 266, [2, Index], 24, 12mo, contemporary sprinkled calf, double gilt fillets on sides, red lettering piece on spine, a little rubbed and worn, headcaps defective, good, attractive contemporary bookplate with a fancy monogram, a motto, and a crest of an owl

Publication Details: Printed for Dan. Browne, [et al], 1753

Notes: Hill is best known as a botanist, and for his satires on the Royal Society, but, a protean figure, he produced much besides; this however is his only foray into Classical learning. 'According to Samuel Johnson, "Dr Hill was … a very curious observer; and if he had been contented to tell the world no more than he knew, he might have been a very considerable man" (Boswell, 383). But Hill did not know when to temporize, nor did he suffer fools gladly ... His reputation has been somewhat reclaimed since. At the end of the millennium, Hill was recognized as less of a quack and dilettante, and, to...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T41803)

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Price: £250

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1753

Stock Number: 63219

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