POEMS, CONSISTING CHIEFLY OF TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIATICK LANGUAGES, TO WHICH ARE ADDED TWO ESSAYS...

By: JONES, SIR WILLIAM

Price: $470.00

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CHIPPING ALONG SPINE & AT REAR CORNER. LIGHT FOXING TO PAGES. PREV. OWNER BOOKPLATE INSIDE. BINDING FIRM & TEXT CLEAN. Keyword(s): RARE, SCARCE, ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS, POETRY, LANGUAGE, EPIC POEMS, LITERATURE. Sir William Jones was a renowned British scholar of Asia and linguistics, fluent in many languages, and founder of the Asiatic Society of Bengal He was also a supporter of the American Revolution, and a friend of Benjamin Franklin. These are his translations of poems from Arabian, Turkish, Persian and other languages, by such poets as Petrarch and Hafiz. 208 pages Bound in marbled calf leather. Archival repair to spine: spine & binding firm, with large spine fragment reattached. Boards lightly edgeworn with 1” chip to leather at rear corner & chipping along spine. Pages clean but for minor foxing. Lovely feather grain to leather, both front & rear, preserved with conservator’s dressing. Bookplate inside of Squier Calthrop (1746-1827, a “Gentleman of Boston.”) RARE $470.00

Title: POEMS, CONSISTING CHIEFLY OF TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIATICK LANGUAGES, TO WHICH ARE ADDED TWO ESSAYS...

Author Name: JONES, SIR WILLIAM

Categories: Rare & Collectible,

Edition: 2ND EDITION

Publisher: LONDON, W. BOWYER & J. NICHOLS: 1777

Binding: Hardcover.

Book Condition: G+ IN MARBLED CALF LEATHER. ARCHIVAL REPAIR TO SPINE. Pages: 208. Item #I238937.

Seller ID: I238937

Keywords: RARE, SCARCE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKS POETRY, LANGUAGE EPIC POEMS LITERATURE,