Six compartment spine with gilt date lettering on bottom extreme. Leather ex-Libris plaque with butterfly on both paste downs. Repaired title page in volume one. Text blocks are typically toned, foxed.
First published in 1702 and frequently reprinted during the first half of the 18th century, the second part of this work was criticized for its reduction of poetry to mechanical quotations based on themes. The rhyming dictionary, presented as part three, however, was the first serious attempt at such a compilation. Hogarth satirized its used in the'The Distrest Poet' (1736), but in reality complies were found in the libraries of Johnson, Goldsmith and Blake.. Evidently continued to be consulted by later poets.This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "robinrarebooks" and is located in this country: US.
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