Description[Oldys, William, compilier, attrib.] [A Collection Of Epigrams. To Which Is Prefix'd, A Critical Dissertation On This Species Of Poetry.] [London:] [for J. Walthoe,] N.D. Krown & Spellman: $200. 12mo. A,a,B-Z alternatively in 8 & 4. [Lacks A1 & 2, including t.p. ] xxiii,pp. Contemp. calf, some rubbing, cracks in spine, marbled endpapers, fore-edge finger soiled. Head- and tail-pieces. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
Oldys, William 1696-1761, Norroy king-of-arms and antiquary. "Oldys is praised by Grose for his "great good-nature, honour, and integrity, particularly in his character as an historian," in which respect Grose thought him absolutely incorruptible (Noble, 420). He appears to have had a loose connection with the Society of Antiquaries. [ODNB] ESTC t41. OCLC 4828353.
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