Burgh, James (1714-1775) The Art of Speaking. Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1775.
12mo in 6s, several text leaves torn, last leaf of the index torn with loss; leaves toned throughout, with signs of hard use, bound in contemporary sheepskin with raised bands and spine label, worn, with loss of leather; 18th century ownership inscription inside front board.
This popular British schoolbook on rhetoric and eloquence is notable here in a Philadelphia imprint from a period when American public speaking was tremendously important.
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