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Title: A GUIDE TO CLASSICAL LEARNING; or Polymetis abridged.
Description: London, R.Horsfield & J.Dofdley 2nd edition corrected and inlarged 1765 copperplates [12 including one folding of star constellations by P.Fourdrinier] with from one to six images] these probably used previously in Spence's Polymetis as page numbering is . 12mo marbled tan leather on 5 raised bands with extra gilt floral decoration and red title label to spine.Gilt dentelles. Spine slightly worn, coverpage slightly loose[tiny bit bleached to one corner]. Plate 1 as frontis +Title-page in red and black +[6p-Introduction] +279pp +[6p=index] +1 leaf over publisher's booklist. 1 Pullout illustration on p173. Except for endpapers's browning/foxing to edges a lovely clean copy in a charming binding in overall very nice condition. *Deals with the Ancient Greek and Roman deities, heroes, poets, and other classical figures and the statuary and artwork produced. This book is an abridgment by Tindal of Joseph Spence's 'Polymetis', Printed on Ludgate Srt.

Keywords: classical art literature

Price: GBP 242.00 = appr. US$ 345.57 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V75118

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