A GRAMMAR OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE, WITH A COPIOUS PRAXIS OF MORAL SENTENCES. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ENGLISH GRAMMAR FOR THE USE OF ITALIANS.

London: Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes [et al], 1762. [4],108,288pp. Attractively bound in modern brown full paneled calf, gilt spine label, in contemporary style. Bound without preliminary advert leaf, early stamp on title, first two leaves remargined at gutter and slightly frayed at edges, occasional minor foxing or trivial spotting; a good copy, with the bookplate of Robert William Rodgers (dated 1919) laid in. Item #WRCLIT58101

First (?) separate edition of the grammatical portions of Baretti's famous DICTIONARY..., published in 1760 with a dedication by Baretti's close friend, Samuel Johnson. This is the earliest edition in ESTC, but Yale has a copy catalogued online [Call Number: Hb42 710] with the literal date '1760.'. ESTC T85371.

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