The Speaker: or, Miscellaneous Pieces, selected from the best English Writers, and disposed under proper heads, with a view to facilitate the Improvement of Youth in Reading and Speaking. To which is prefixed an Essay on Elocution.
Enfield, William.

London: Printed for Joseph Johnson, 1774. First edition of one of the most popular books on elocution of the period, with an essay on the proper method and style, and a fine selection of pieces for declamation, many from Enfield's contemporaries (quite a few of them published by Joseph Johnson) s First and last leaves just a little edge-browned from the old binding turn-ins, but a large and attractive copy. Elegantly bound by Philip Dusel in polished and sprinkled calf antique, spine fully gilt with a morocco label. Octavo. xxxii, 376pp. (Item ID: 7708)


Alston, Bibliography of the English Language, 375.

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