London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
[DODSLEY, Robert (1703-1764)]. The Oeconomy of Human Life. Translated from an Indian Manuscript, written by an ancient Bramin. London: by T. Rickaby for S. and E. Harding, 1795. Part I only, 8° (260 x 180mm). Numerous engraved vignettes after S. Harding (lightly browned throughout). 19th-century red morocco gilt, border on sides, spine elaborately gilt in compartments, inner dentelles, gilt edges (a few small dark marks on sides). Provenance: Joseph Neelde (bookplate) -- John Porter (bookplate) -- 6-line manuscript inscription, dated 1 Feb 1804, signed E.B. (tipped-in on first blank). LARGE PAPER COPY.
With Johannis Bennet's, Collectio sententiarum, exemplorum, testimoniorum, nec non & similitudinum in usum scholasticae juventutis (London, 1700, in contemporary English red morocco). (2)
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