AN ESSAY ON THE WRITINGS AND GENIUS OF SHAKESPEAR, with the Greek and French dramatic poets, with some remarks upon the misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire
Edition: First edition
London: J. Dodsley, 1759. pp (4), 288, . Without half-title, as issued. K6 is a cancel. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with original spine laid down but new red label. Bit of wear to upper outer corners, browning to margins of endpapers; title leaf yellowed; damp stain to title and Contents leaf; soft bump to upper outer corners of first half of text; in all, a VG copy, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn. ESTC T33417. Rothchild 1449. Elizabeth (Robinson) Montagu "was a British social reformer, patron of the arts, salonist, literary critic, and writer who helped organize and lead the Blue Stockings Society. Her parents were both from wealthy families with strong ties to the British peerage and intellectual life. She was sister to Sarah Scott, author of A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent. She married Edward Montagu, a man with extensive holdings, to become one of the richer women of her era. She devoted this fortune to fostering English and Scottish literature and to the relief of the poor." - Wikipedia.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover