A Grammar of the Italian Language with a Copious Praxis of Moral Sentences, to which is added an English Grammar for the use of the Italians.

London: printed for J. Nourse; W. Strahan; J.F. and C. Rivington; et al, 1778.

Price: $250.00

About the item

[2], 448 pp. Without half-title. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Some chipping to joints, headband nearly detached, internally clean, a very good copy. ESTC T85372.

Item #307534

The present work by Baretti, the famed Italian educator living in London and friend of Johnson, was first published in 1762. It offers quadrilingual versions (English, Spanish, French and Italian) of a variety of pieces excerpted from Johnson‘s Rasselas, from Corneille, Fenelon, Gozzi, Swift, Cervantes and others, as well as some pieces from his own journal of criticism, the Literary Scourge (La frusta letteraria).