London: Printed For R. Griffiths and Sold by T. Becket in Pall Mall, 1796. Hard Cover. Good. Item #011919
Marbled boards with green cloth tape binding, covered in blue-gray paper wrappers. 288 pp. SIGNED by George Peabody on the contents page, and most likely from his collection. 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. This volume is part two of the index to that review, starting with volume 71 and ending with volume 81. Entries include size and price of all the publications reviewed, as well as references to the reviews, and an index to remarkable passages. In GOOD condition. Covered in blue paper which has library shelving info on the spine. The paper bears some soiling, fading and scuffing. Covers reinforced along the interior hinges with cloth tape. Aforementioned bookplate present. Library ownership stamp and call numbers on the title pages. Small circular library stamp on a few pages in the text. Minor scattered foxing and soiling, a bit heavier to the title page. Minor toning to the pages.
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