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Title: Literary Hours Or Sketches Critical Narrative. In Two Volumes. The Second Edition, Corrected And Greatly Enlarged.
Description: Sudbury: Printed By J. Burkitt, For T. Cadell, Junior, and W. Davies, 1800. 0. A very good half leather binding. 2 Volumes. 8vo. 21.5cm x 13.5cm x 3cm. Vol.I.:[4pp.]/2pp./pp.455 Vol.II.: pp.2/pp.479/pp.10(index). Clean text with only minor spotting or other marks. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and contrasting title labels. Hinges carefully strengthened at some time in the past. A well preserved book. ** Nathan Drake (15 January 17661836), English essayist and physician, son of Nathan Drake, an artist, was born at York. Drake was apprenticed to a doctor in York in 1780, and in 1786 proceeded to Edinburgh University, where he took his degree as M.D. in 1789. In 1790 he set up as a general practitioner at Sudbury, Suffolk, where he found an intimate friend in Dr. Mason Good (d. 1827). In 1792, Drake relocated to Hadleigh, where he died in 1836. Drake's works include several volumes of literary essays, and some papers contributed to medical periodicals, but his most important production was: Shakespeare and his Times, including the Biography of the Poet, Criticisms on his Genius, and Writings; a new Chronology of his Plays; a Disquisition on the Object of his Sonnets; and a History of the Manners, Customs and Amusements, Superstitions, Poetry and Elegant Literature of his Age (2 vols, 1817). The title sufficiently indicates the scope of this ample work, which has the merit, says G.G. Gervinus "of having brought together for the first time into a whole the tedious and scattered material of the editions and the many other valuable labours of Tyrwhitt, Heath, Ritson, etc". An important medical work is On the Use of Digitalis in Consumption (five papers published in the Medical and Physical Journal, London, 1799-1800). His Literary Hours (1798) were exceedingly popular early in the nineteenth century (4th ed. 1820). Drake is also credited with discovering the poet Henry Neele.

Keywords: 37580 Sudbury A1364 Burlitt Cadell Junior Davies Drake Literature: : 19th Century

Price: GBP 128.00 = appr. US$ 182.78 Seller: Chilton Books
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