Mangin, Edward. A View of the Pleasures arising from a Love of Books: In Letters to a Lady
Mangin, Edward. A View of the Pleasures arising from a Love of Books: In Letters to a Lady

Mangin, Edward. A View of the Pleasures arising from a Love of Books: In Letters to a Lady

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Mangin, Edward. A View of the Pleasures arising from a Love of Books: In Letters to a Lady. London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne, 1814.

Half black calf with marbled boards and end papers, spine in six panels, raised bands ruled in gilt, red leather title label & brown leather author label, "London, 1814" in gilt at base of spine. Binding very pleasing, light scuffing. 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, vii., 268 clean and unmarked pp., bookseller's pencil notation top of ffep. Very good.   [4025] 

A series of letters intended to inspire the reader to find pleasure in reading, and to guide one towards the best literature and poetry, and to shun prurient publications.

Rev. Edward Mangin (1772-1852), born in Dublin, Ireland, to parents of French Huguenot ancestry. In 1792 Mangin matriculated from Balliol College, Oxford, where he was contemporary with Southey; was graduated B. A. in 1795, and ordained in the Irish Church. He was pastor of several parishes and then in 1803 he became prebendary of Rath in Killalow, which position he retained for the rest of his life.

"A man of wide reading and fascinating conversation, combined with a natural aptitude for drawing, and with a remarkable memory, the possession of ample means enabled him to spend his time in study, and he was universally recognized as the head of the literary students of that city." - DNB.

Mangin wrote about two dozen books and was a contributor to the periodicals of his day.