Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres. The third edition.

London: for A. Strahan, T. Cadell, and W. Creech, in Edinburgh, 1787. 3 volumes, 8vo, engraved frontispiece portrait in vol. 1; full contemporary calf, red morocco labels and green morocco numbering pieces on spines; minor wear but a very nice set. Hugh Blair (1718-1800) the famed Scots divine and professor of rhetoric was very successful with this book which "could boast ten editions in England between 1783 and 1806, not to mention the American reissues and one French (1797), oine Italian (1801), and one Spanish (1816) version." (Aarsleff). He was also a friend of Hume and Adam Smith, the latter of whose lectures inspired Blair in this endeavour. Alston VI, 241. Item #23120

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