Six Dissertations Upon Different Subjects. John JORTIN.
Six Dissertations Upon Different Subjects

Six Dissertations Upon Different Subjects

London: J. Whiston and B. White, 1755. First edition. 8vo. 324 pp. Title printed in red-and-black. Contemporary English calf, spine gilt, red morocco lettering-piece. Joints rubbed and partly split at ends, headcap broken. Provenance: Wilmot Vaughan, 3rd Viscount Lisburne (d. 19 January 1766), styled Hon. Wilmot Vaughan until 1762 (armorial bookplate), Welsh landowner and Irish peer. Item #402247

According to STC, this was printed by William Bowyer (it includes ornaments known to be used by him); his records indicate that 750 copies were printed. The English church historian John Jortin was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge. The sixth dissertation is on Virgil's treatment of the dead, and conflicts with William Warburton's treatment. Warburton's disciple, Richard Hurd, refuted this dissertation in a separate pamphlet, bound at the end of the present copy. ESTC T146655.

[Bound with:] HURD, Richard (1720-1808). On the Delicacy of Friendship. A Seventh Dissertation. Addres'd to ther Author of the Sixth. London: M. Cooper, 1775. 8vo. 52 pp. With half-title. First edition. ESTC T43245.

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