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LEXIPHANES, A DIALOGUE IMITATED FROM LUCIAN, AND SUITED TO THE PRESENT TIMES. Being An Attempt To Restore The English Tongue To Its Ancient Purity, And To Correct, As Well As Expose, The Affected Style, Hard Words, And Absurd Phraseology Of Many Late.

CAMPBELL, Archibald

Editore: Printed for, and sold by J. Knox in the Strand, London, 1767
Condizione: Very Good Rilegato
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8vo., xxxix,[1],180p., contemporary calf, traces of slight wear. With the bookplate of John Somers, Lord Somers to inside front cover. A very nice of the quite rare first edition of this curious attack on the diction of Dr. Johnson. Campbell was a classical scholar turned ship's purser who found himself at sea with nothing to read save The Rambler, hence this work, which Boswell calls "a malicious drollery." Courtney, p. 27; Alston, III.278; ESTC T94503; Tinker 1395. Codice inventario libreria 26509

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Casa editrice: Printed for, and sold by J. Knox in the Strand, London

Data di pubblicazione: 1767

Legatura: Contemporary Calf

Condizione libro: Very Good

Condizione sovraccoperta: None Issued

Edizione: First Edition

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