Logic, Ontology, And The Art Of Poetry; Being The Fourth And Fifth Volumes Of The Circle Of Sciences;
Printed for T. Carnan, and F. Newbery, Junior, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church Yard.
Considerably enlarged, and greatly improved. (circle of the sciences).
FIRST EDITION THUS. 12mo. 4 x 6.5 inches. xii + 473 pp. +  pp. publisher's catalogue. Separate contents tables for Logic, Ontology and the Art of Poetry at beginning. Separate half titles for Poetry, Ontology, or Metaphysics and Poetry Familiarized (includes The Art of Poetry). Vol. I is added in the direction line from signature H onwards; this edition, however, is complete in itself and the addition is not noted by Roscoe Bound in old half calf over marbled boards; spine in compartments, decorated by blind stamped and gilt bands with contrasting title label, gilt. Red edges, now faded. A little wear to extremities, browning of preliminaries, stain on lower edge and small tear at foot of p.207, neatly repaired; otherwise a very good crisp copy. 1837 signature at head of title. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes. This volume is a reissue of several earlier titles, including The Art of Poetry, 1746 and Logic, 1748, in Newbery's educative series, Circle of the Sciences and was published after his death by Francis Newbery and Thomas Carnan. The greater part of the content is the Poetry section (generally attributed to John Newbery) with commentaries and numerous examples of verse quoted, sometimes in the form of drama. The bookseller, John Newbery (1713-67); from east Berkshire, first established his business in Reading in 1740, and moved to London in 1743. He soon started to publish children's literature, being a pioneer in the successful marketing of this genre, which eventually formed about a fifth of his output. A scarce title. (ESTC T113176; Roscoe J67).
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