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William Warburton's letters to the Bishop of Worcester  

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Letters from a Late Eminent Prelate to One of His Friends

Warburton, William


Printed by George Gower for T. Cadell and W. Davies



Two frontis portraits. Eight pages of publisher's advertisements at the end, dated May 1808. 4to, later nineteenth century maroon half calf, marbled paper sides, gilt lettering, t.e.g. First Edition.

Letters to Richard Hurd, Bishop of Worcester, by William Warburton (1698-1779), the prominent 18th century man of letters, patron of the arts and confidant of Alexander Pope. In this correspondence Warburton opines on Hume, the forger William Lauder, Bolingbroke, Candide, Johnson's Shakespeare, Horace Walpole, etc.

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Edgewear and some fading; portraits foxed.

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