Philadelphia: James Kay, Jun. and Brother, . First Thus. Large octavo (22.5cm.); full contemporary speckled calf, two black gilt spine labels; 557pp. Boards a bit shelf-worn with old soil spots, corners lightly bumped, textblock a bit foxed and soiled, numerous contemporary and later (1930s) ownership inscriptions to front endpapers, else a Very Good example. "University Edition" - bottom spine label. Collected lectures delivered by Blair during his tenure as the Chair of Rhetoric and Belles Lettres at the University of Edinburgh, first published in London in 1784 shortly after the author's retirement.