Elements of Elocution.

Walker (John)

Elements of Elocution.

Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures on the Art of Reading; Delivered at several Colleges in the University of Oxford. In two volumes. Vol. I [-II].

Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., with 4 folding engraved plates, bound without the half-titles, occasional spotting or mild browning, pp. [iii-] xiv, [ii], 384; [iii-] viii, 432, 8vo, contemporary half calf, vol. i rebacked, preserving original spine but with new label, repairs to joints of vol. ii, a bit rubbed

Publication Details: Printed for the author; and sold by T. Cadell; T. Becket; G. Robinson; and J. Dodsley, 1781

Notes: After a career on the stage, and a brief spell school-teaching, Walker became 'a teacher of elocution. He was very successful in this, attracting more pupils than he could accommodate, mainly young men aiming to qualify for the senate or the bar. By 1775 Walker's reputation was such that he was invited to give a series of lectures in Edinburgh. These were so popular that he was invited back, and he also gave the lectures in Dublin and in Oxford, where he was subsequently invited by the heads of several colleges to give private lectures in the university. Walker's pupils included the emperor of...more

Bibliography: (Alston vi 416; ESTC T116110)

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Subject: Art & Architecture

Published Date: 1781

Stock Number: 66386

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