London: R. Francklin, 1749.
Octavo. Quarter Leather. First Edition. Letters attributed to that nastiest of tyrants, Phalaris. “R. Bentley proved that they were spurious and dated from perhaps the 2nd cent. A.D. There is an echo of the controvery in Swift’s The Battle of the Books.” [The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature]. Half-title, 8 page list of subscribers; a handsome engraved frontispiece. In a 19th century quarter-calf (a bit patched) binding, with morocco title, over marbled boards. Boards have been discreetly reattached.
Very Good binding.