Selectae Orationes…notis insuper illustravit Ricardus Mounteney. Editio nona emendatior et auctior.

  • Demosthenes
  • Etonae [Eton]: Excudit T. Pote 1791
  • ESTC T138469.


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8vo, pp. xlviii, 418 + folding frontispiece map. Contemporary sheep, boards with a blind roll at joints, unlettered spine divided by raised bands, edges sprinkled red. A little rubbed, spine ends worn, front joint cracking at head. Ownership inscription of Granville Hastings Wheler to flyleaf.


A later Eton schoolbook edition of selected orations of Demosthenes, in the edition by the Irish judge and scholar Richard Mounteney (1707-1768). Mounteney was a fellow of King's College Cambridge and his text was first published in that city in 1731, though he was also a graduate of Eton and it was adopted in the curriculum there by 1748, when the second edition appeared; a member of the Eton-based Pote bookselling family appears in the imprint of every subsequent edition.

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