A Course of Lectures on Elocution:

Sheridan (Thomas)

A Course of Lectures on Elocution:

together with two dissertations on language; and some other tracts relative to those subjects.

Description: FIRST EDITION, tear at fore-margin of title-page, without loss, pp. xviii, [10], 262, 4to, contemporary tree calf, gilt roll tooled border on sides, spine gilt with a lyre in each compartment, red lettering piece, upper joint cracked but cords firm, a bit rubbed and worn, a few later notes inside back cover, partly in shorthand

Publication Details: Printed by W. Strahan, for A. Millar, R. and J. Dodsley, T. Davies, C. Henderson, J. Wilkie, and E. Dilly, 1762

Notes: After various theatrical adventures in Dublin and London, in 1758 'Sheridan was hoping for a new career in education, bolstered by Oxford University's incorporation of him as a master of arts in November 1758 (Cambridge would follow suit in 1769) [he is proudly A.M. on the title]. Between 1759 and 1762 he published discourses on the theatre, on education, and on the English language, and began work on a dictionary towards which he was awarded an annual pension of £200 and which was published in two volumes in 1780' (ODNB). The last few pages here are effectively a prospectus for the Dictionar...more

Bibliography: (Alston vi 355; ESTC T90536)

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Price: £200

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1762

Stock Number: 66392

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