ANECDOTES OF POLITE LITERATURE.
London: Printed for G. Burnet, at Bishop Burnet's Head in the Strand, 1764. First edition. Hardcover. 4 volumes in 5; small 8vo, contemporary full vellum with morocco spine labels; , 186; , 184; , 198; , 202; , 281,  pp. First volume split at top of front joint, vellum moderately stained and bowing, spine labels moderately chipped, text clean. Good. Item #21339
An anonymous work of literary criticism focusing primarily on the classics. First volume contains a general introduction followed by sections on Epic Poetry and Lyric Poetry; Vol. II, Part 1 begins with a short section on Pastoral Poetry, followed by Satire; Vol. II, Part 2 concludes the section on Satire and follows with Elegaic Poetry; Vol. 3 is devoted entirely to Tragedy; Vol. IV begins with a brief section on Comedy, the remainder of the volume explores Of the Sublime and the Pathetic. ESTC T89122. Erroneously attributed to Horace Walpole.