BLACKWALL, Anthony. An introduction to the classics: Containing, A Short Discourse on their excellencies; and Directions how to Study them to Advantage: With an essay, on the Nature and Use of those Emphatical and Beautiful Figures which give Strength and Ornament to Writing. Printed for George Mortlock et al.. 1719. Second edition.
, 272pp, . Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed, very slight loss to head of spine. Foxed throughout, FFEP separating, paper label to FEP with ink numerals and the inscription of 'Jn. Hudson 1786' pasted over earlier bookplate of Simmons and Kirkby's circulating library, paper label to recto of FFEP obscuring earlier ink inscription and bearing an ink manuscript poem reading 'I am John Hudson's book, Steal me not I pray, But take me up and in me look, But carry me not away, If to a Friend he should me lend, That they may by me learn, Pray don't forget me home to send, And do to me no harm.'