A Dissertation on the Epistle of Phalaris; with An Answer to the Objections of the Hon. Charles Boyle
Place Published: London
Publisher: W. McDowall
Date Published: 1816
Edition: 3/4 leather edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 19684
399pp. Octavo [24 cm] 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, raised bands, a red leather gilt stamped title label on the spine, and gilt and blind stamped patterns on the spine and covers. Marbled edges and endsheets. Very good. The covers are lightly rubbed. The corners of the covers are lightly bumped, and the underlying boards are just beginning to peek through. Contemporary owner's name in small pen on the title page. The pages are clean and bright. The book is sturdy.
Bentley established an international reputation resulting from his argument with Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery (1697&9), in which he proved that the so-called Epistles of Phalaris were false.