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The sale of authors, a dialogue : in imitation of Lucian's Sale of philosophers.

Author: Archibald Campbell; Pauline R. Goldfein Memorial Book Fund.
Publisher: London : Printed and sold by the booksellers in London and Westminster, 1767.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Parodies, imitations, etc
Named Person: Samuel Johnson; David Garrick; Lucian, of Samosata.; David Garrick; Samuel Johnson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Archibald Campbell; Pauline R. Goldfein Memorial Book Fund.
OCLC Number: 1001812676
Notes: A satire on Samuel Johnson, Thomas Gray, David Garrick, and others. cf. Courtney, Bibliography of Samuel Johnson. p. 27.
Signatures: A⁴ b⁴ B-Z⁴ 2A-2H⁴ 2I²
Issued anonymously. By Archibald Campbell.
Campbell's attack on the prose style of Johnson, Garrick, Gray and other authors of the period in an imitation of Lucian's "Biōn prasis" known in Latin as Vitarum auctio (Sale of creeds).
Full page publisher's advertisement for the author's "Lexiphanes" on page [1] at end.
Pages 201-208 omitted in the pagination.
Horizontal chain lines.
Text and register continuous despite pagination.
Description: xvi, 250 [i.e. 242], [2] pages ; 18 cm (8vo)
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