Philadelphia: R. Aitken, 1780.
Second American edition. 39,,50-277,pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, rubbed. Lacks front endpaper. Browning and some dampstaining Evans 16727; Hildeburn, C.R. Pennsylvania, 4000; ESTC W19978. Item #215910
A popular British work on rhetoric and public speaking, with lengthy quotes organized by subject from Ancient Greek and Roman works, as well as Shakespeare and other literary classics. A notable work printed in the midst of the Revolution given the Founding Fathers reliance on such oratory in the establishment of the new American democratic republic. First published in America by Aitken in 1775.
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