Item #17580 Scritti scelti inediti o rari...Con nuove memorie della sua. Giuseppe Baretti.
Scritti scelti inediti o rari...Con nuove memorie della sua ...
Scritti scelti inediti o rari...Con nuove memorie della sua ...

Scritti scelti inediti o rari...Con nuove memorie della sua ...

Milan: per G.B. Bianchi e C., 1822, First edition of this biography and collection of letters and other writings by Baretti (1719-89), famous in England for his dictionaries and for his friendship with the Johnson circle. The present collection includes many letters to friends in Italy, on matters ranging from the British war with America to the plays of Metastasio, as well as descriptive letters (London, English dress), and some poetry at the end of the second volume. The biography, apparently by Pietro Custodi (who signs the preface) makes many references to Boswell’s Life of Johnson (2nd edition, 1793), and also includes an extensive and detailed biography of Baretti’s writings. Frontisportrait. Labels rubbed, some light foxing. nineteenth-century ownership signature in Volume I. A good, clean set. Nineteenth-century half vellum over speckled boards, gilt leather spine labels, edges sprinkled red. Two volumes, octavo. 410; 407, [1] pp. Item #17580

Price: $500.00

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