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The English Reader; or Pieces in Prose and Poetry; Selected from the Best Writers (Stereotype Edition)

Murray, Lindley (Edited by)

Published by Durrie & Peck, 1830
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204 p. Brown leather over boards. Spine paste-on red leather title box, gold titles. Stitched binding. Rounded corners, text pages. 4.25x7in. Anthology of writings organized by type: Pieces in Prose; Pieces in Poetry. Chapters within also by type or purpose (spellings as in listing): Narrative; Didactick; Argumentative; Descriptive; Pathetick; Dialogues; Publick Speeches; Promiscuous; more. Small print. Early printing can be felt on the page, and the paper of the day was less prone to tearing. Selection intended for young people, preface: "The language of the pieces chosen for this collection has been carefully regarded. Purity, propriety, perspicuity, and, in many instances, elegance of diction, distinguishes them. " Authors names are given only as last name at the end of each piece. Hand-inked words on back cover, in script, nearly obliterated by time and handling. Fair. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Terrible condition, but durable enough to be carried down for 170 years (give or take). Foxing or small stains to every page, not obliterating text. Edge lower water stains toward back. Rear cover nearly. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.18420000715

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Title: The English Reader; or Pieces in Prose and ...

Publisher: Durrie & Peck

Publication Date: 1830

Binding: Full leather

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