Lot 357: Lady Montagu on Voltaire on Shakespeare

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Lot 357: Author: (Montagu, Elizabeth). Title: An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear, compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets, with Some Remarks upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire. Place Published: Dublin. Publisher: J. Potts, et al. Date Published: 1778. Description: (vi), 242 pp. (12mo) 17x10 cm (6¾x4") period tree calf, modern rebacking. Scarce Dublin edition of Lady Montagu's popular essay on Voltaire's criticism of Shakespeare's writings. First published, London, 1769. Light wear to boards; small stain in lower margin of several leaves; very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London Thursday, 25th June 2015 Estimate: $100-150
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