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001 $ 04/3629
003 $ UK-LoRAA
005 $ 20220202181023.8
041 0 # $a lat
044 # # $a uk
100 1 # $a Bentley
245 1 0 $a Richardi Bentleii Et Doctorum Virorum Epistolæ, Partim Mutuæ. Accedit Richardi Dawesii Ad Joannem Taylorum Epistola Singularis.
246 3 # $a Epistolae
246 3 # $a Epistola Singularis
260 # # $a Londini, $b Typis Bulmerianis. $c MDCCCVII. $c [1807]
300 # # $a [iv], 330, [2] p., [4] pl. (incl. 2 ports.); $c 271 mm. (Quarto.)
505 0 # $a [Half-t., t.p.] - [Text, with pl.] - Appendix [letter of Dawes to Taylor] - Notæ [blank space for notes].
508 # # $a Bentley's correspondents include J.G. Graevius, P. Burmann, Ed. Bernard, Joannes Clericus, Dr. Davies, D. Franciscus Gacon, J.C. Biel, the Archbishop of Canterbury, La Crozius, Richard Mead, James Bentley, Samuel Clarke, J.J. Wetstenius, Sir Hans Sloane, 'E.C.', T. Hemsterhuis.

The portrait of Bentley is signed as painted by J. Thornhill, drawn by E.F. Burney and engraved by W. Sharp. That of Graevius is signed as painted by Wetstein, drawn by E.F. Burney and engraved by A. Smith A.R.A.
510 0 # $a A.T. Bartholomew and J.W.. Clark, Richard Bentley, D.D.: a bibliography (1908). C.O. Brink, English classical scholarship: reflections on Bentley, Porson and Housman (1986).

On Bulmer the printer see P. Isaac, William Bulmer The Fine Printer in Context 1757-1830 (1993).
520 2 # $a The text consists of correspondence between Richard Bentley and J.G. Graevius (historiographer to King William III of Great Britain) and other scholars, on textual criticism of Greek and Latin texts. Most of the letters are in Latin, but some are in English; several include quotations in Greek letter.

The four plates consist of: [1] a portrait of Richard Bentley; [2] a portrait of J.G. Graevius; [3] a transcript of a letter from Graevius to Bentley (that printed here as Epistola XXI); [4] a transcript of a letter from Bentley to Graevius (that printed here as Epistola XLI).
561 # # $a Presented by Charles Burney, and acknowledged 29 May 1807 (RAA CM, IV, 29 May 1807). (Burney was Professor of Ancient Literature at the Royal Academy from 1803 to 1817.)
563 # # $a 19th-century half calf, brown cloth-covered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'Bentleii Epistolæ', spine lettered 'R.A.' and '1807'.
653 # # $a Greek literature - Latin literature - Manuscripts
655 # 0 $a Criticism, textual - Letters - 18th century
700 1 # $a Graevius
700 1 # $a Dawes
700 1 # $a Bulmer $e printer
700 1 # $a Thornhill $e source artist
700 1 # $a Burney $e draughtsman
700 1 # $a Sharp $e engraver
700 1 # $a Wetstein $e source artist
700 1 # $a Smith $e engraver
700 1 # $a Burney $e previous owner $e donor
852 8 # $d 1821: H-4-01.