Elegant epistles: being a copious collection of familiar and amusing letters, selected for the improvement of young persons, and for general entertainment, from Cicero, Pliny, Sydney ... and others.
- A new edition, improved and enlarged.
- London, Printed for F.C. and J. Rivington; G. Wilkie, J. Walker ... [et al.], 1814. (Weybridge, Surrey : Printed by S. Hamilton)
xxiii, , 1044 p. ; 25 cm.
- emy, d.36 s.al juth (3) 1814 (A)
- Letters -- Juvenile literature.
Moral education -- Juvenile literature.
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
- Book I. Ancient letters
Book II. Modern letters; of early date
Book III. Letters of the last century, and of late date
Book IV. Recent letters.
- Edited by Vicesimus Knox.
"The following Collection of Letters, is part of a design, which the Editor had formed, to select and publish, in large volumes, such compositions ... as he judged might be useful to young persons, by conducing to their improvement in their own language, while they were cultivating an acquaintance with the ancients, and pursuing all other accomplishments of a liberal education."--Preface.
Printed in two columns.
The letters of Cicero and Pliny are translated by William Melmoth (p. 1-81).
The added general t.p. and the t.p. to "Recent letters" (p. -1044) are engraved.
Imprint varies: Printed for J. Mawman and the other Proprietors, 1814.
Pagination and register are continuous.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy has autograph of Geo. Hayes.
Frost Collection copy bound in 2 vols.
Frost Collection copy: v. 1 has ms. bibliographical note on back free endpaper; v. 2 has 2 ms. notes ("Worcester") in pencil on back pastedown.
Frost Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2010 by Robert Frost.
Frost Collection copy: each vol. has ms. inscription ("Miss Woodgates") at head of engraved title leaf; each vol. has stamp ("SOTHERAN. SACKVILLE ST. LONDON") on verso of front free endpaper.
- Penn Provenance:
- Hayes, George (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy)
Frost, Robert (donor) (Frost Collection copy)
Woodgates, Miss (inscription) (Frost Collection copy)
Henry Sotheran Ltd. (stamp) (Frost Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Knox, Vicesimus, 1752-1821.
Melmoth, William, 1710?-1799.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
English Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Robert Frost Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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