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Title: Reflections Upon Accuracy of Style. In Five Dialogues
Description: 1738. CONSTABLE, John. REFLECTIONS UPON ACCURACY OF STYLE. IN FIVE DIALOGUES. London: Printed for John Hawkins, 1738. 2nd edition. Octavo. xvi,80,113-246 pp. lacking two signatures (G & H, or p. 81-112). Modern half calf and marble paper covered boards, with a red leather label and raised bands on spine; new endpapers. Light wear to spine, but the label remains bright. Text clean. One leaf (L4) has a diagonal closed-tear which has an old repair at the fore-edge. Constable on writing: metaphor, style, antitheses; commentary on Aristotle, Tasso, Milton and others. A clean copy, attractively bound, but missing some text leaves (the end of the third essay 'Reflections upon Accuracy of Style'); it is offered with all faults. .


Price: US$ 75.00 Seller: Boston Book Company
- Book number: 80028

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