The letters of Pliny the Younger with observations on each letter; and an essay on Pliny's life, addressed to Charles Lord Boyle. JOHN BOYLE, Fifth Earl of Orrery.
The letters of Pliny the Younger with observations on each letter; and an essay on Pliny's life, addressed to Charles Lord Boyle.
The letters of Pliny the Younger with observations on each letter; and an essay on Pliny's life, addressed to Charles Lord Boyle.

The letters of Pliny the Younger with observations on each letter; and an essay on Pliny's life, addressed to Charles Lord Boyle.

London: printed by James Bettenham for Paul Vaillant, 1751. First edition, 2 vols., 4to, pp. [4], lxxxvii, [1], 440, [16]; [4], 509, [1], [30] index, [1] explanation of the copperplates; engraved vignette title-pp. by J. Vander Gucht, engraved initials, tail- and head-pieces designed by S. Wale and engraved by J. Bonneau; Book X with engraved vignette title-p.; full contemporary speckled calf, red morocco labels on gilt-decorated spine; minor cracking at the ends of the joints, but generally a very good, sound copy. "Orrery was afterwards one of those who attempted to patronize Johnson, by whom he was regarded kindly and spoken of as one 'who would have been a liberal patron if he had been rich' " (DNB). Overlooked by Lowndes; Rothschild 1488. Item #24089

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