London: Printed For R. Griffiths, and sold by T. Becket, Pall Mall, 1788. Hard Cover. Poor / No Jacket. Item #005269
Marbled boards with leather binding, covered in gray/blue paper. 704 pp, plus 8 pages of index. July through December 1788, plus a lengthy appendix. Most likely from the collection of George Peabody, as this was purchased in a lot of others, some of which bear his signature. Containing the Peabody Institute bookplate on the inside front cover, which also states, Presented by George Peabody. George Peabody (1795-1869) is considered one of the first modern philanthropists, establishing trusts to help the poor, as well as founding the Peabody Institute. He gained much of his fortune from banking, eventually partnering with Junius Spencer Morgan, father of J.P. Morgan. Edited and published by Ralph Griffiths, the Monthly Review published works of criticism on many authors and books, providing bibliographic and historical information on many topics. Of note in this volume are several articles and extracts on topics such as Mr. Adams and his 'cool address on the slave trade;' Dr. Adams on the American Constitutions; life of Captain Cook by Dr. Kippis; account of the Pelew Islands; chemical nomenclature; Scotch distillery laws; slavery; the Government of Quebec; Preston's Guide to Astronomy; the shipwreck of the Antelope; and including the memoirs of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia and a translation of Fourcry's Natural History and Chemistry; and many items on religious, scientific, literary and philosophical subjects. EX-LIBRARY, from the Peabody Institute. POOR/FAIR condition. with the boards covered by dull blue paper glued to the inside cover. This paper bears library shelving info on the spine. The paper bears some soiling, fading and scuffing. Aforementioned bookplate present. Library ownership stamp and call numbers on the title pages. Small circular library stamp on one page in the text. Minor scattered foxing and soiling, a bit heavier to the title page. Front cover DETACHED and separated at the contents page, with the title and front endpapers still bound with the cover. Cover remains attached to the book by the paper cover.
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