A series of Essay's/Disquisitions, published in the British Critick, January 1st and March 1st, 1799, based upon several works relating to various authors, many in response to Jacob Bryant's 'A Dissertation Concerning the War of Troy' and 'Observations upon a Treatise, entitled a Description of the Plain of Troy', by Jean-Baptiste Le Chevalier (1791). Bryant argued that the Trojan War never took place and that no such city as the Phrygian Troy ever existed. This piece has an answer of Mr. Bryant's to Mr Morritt's vindication.
T.B.S. Morritt wrote a book in response, based on his travels in Greece and Asia Minor from 1794 to 1796 in November 1794 with James Dallaway and the artist Gaetano Mercati called "A Vindication of Homer and of the ancient poets and historians, who have recorded the siege and fall of Troy: in answer to two late publications of Mr Bryant." It was first published in 1798.
The British Critic(Critick): A New Review was a quarterly publication, established in 1793 as a conservative and high-church review journal riding the tide of British reaction against the French Revolution. The headquarters was in London. The journal ended publication in 1826.
This edition is from 1799 and is marked "Authors Copy" on the title page. Some pages have corrections in pen, of the period, presumably by the "Author" It is unclear who this Author is? It is also unclear whether the binding is original (although it is certainly of the period) as it is a very thin blue paper which is affixed to the text block with 1 or 2 pieces of string. We could find no reference to its original state. An unusual piece that seems to only be held in private collections or Libraries. Scanned-In Reprint books are available from 2010 but it appears no other editions exist.
CONDITION: Rough cut edges to pages with some browning. Blue covers are speckled in places with edge wear and minor splits/holes commensurate with age. Minor pen annotations from the period on a couple of pages. (See photos for more details)