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February 14, 2013 10:00 AMCalender

Burgh, James (1714-1775) The Art of Speaking

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Auction: Discovery - 2637MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: February 14, 2013 10:00AM


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.
Estimate $200-300

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