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[VALPY, Richard]. Latin dialogues, collected from the best Latin writers, for the use of schools.

Reading. Printed and sold by Smart and Cowslade, 1803. Second edition.
8vo. 95pp, [3]. With a final page of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Extremities worn, upper board held by cords only, lower board held by single cord. Hinges exposed, loss to FFEP, early inked ownership inscriptions to FEP, head of title, and verso of RFEP.
An accessible introduction to the Latin language, commonly attributed to Reading schoolmaster Richard Valpy (1754-1836). Valpy's numerous textbooks earned him widespread respect, adding to a not inconsiderable reputation as an educator - indeed he at one time declined headmastership of Rugby.

OCLC records copies of this second edition at two locations (Reading and Yale); COPAC adds no further. The first edition is apparently entirely unrecorded. Three subsequent editions appeared by 1825 (all are equally scarce).
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 23889