Gregory, George. Letters on Literature and Taste, and Composition, Addressed to his Son. Philadelphia: Bradford and Inskeep, 1809. 
Full leather, lacks the spine title label, front hinge cracked and loose, rear hinge good. 4 1/2 x 7 inches, small private label on front paste-down, lacks the front free end papers, begins with title page. (xiii.), 363 remarkably clean pp., small worm hole top corner of the first few leaves. Fair. Hardcover.
Shaw & Shoemaker 17677.
A series of letters describing both how to enjoy literature, and how to properly compose written English. Gives insight into ancient and modern authors, from the point of view of an Anglican clergyman.
Rev. George Gregory, D.D. (1754-1808), b. Ireland; educated at the University of Edinburgh. He took orders in the Church of England and served parishes at Liverpool and London, the latter at St. Giles, Cripplegate. In 1804 he was appointed to the living of Westham, in Essex, which he held until his death. He was a writer of note, with a History of the Christian Church (1790) in two volumes, and several other commended works to his name. His Treatise on the Composition of a Sermon (1787) was included in The Young Preacher's Manual (1819), a valuable resource for pastors learning the art of public speaking.
His History is the basis of Martin Ruter's book of the same name, published 1832.