Letters supposed to have passed between M. de St. Evremond and Mr. Waller. Now first collected and published. Carefully corrected.

London: Printed in the Year, 1770.

8vo., pp. [4], 199, [1], with a half-title; a very good copy in contemporary sheep, spine gilt, red morocco label, rear cover somewhat scraped.

£175

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Letters supposed to have passed between M. de St. Evremond and Mr. Waller. Now first collected and published. Carefully corrected.

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Unacknowledged second edition; first published in two volumes in 1769. These supposed letters between the poet Edmund Waller and his contemporary, the French essayist Saint-Evremond are in fact by the poet and translator John Langhorne; they range widely over literary matters, including anecdotes about Rochester, remarks on Milton, and one letter (xxxix) on Dutch book pirates.

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