London: Printed For R. Griffiths and Sold by T. Becket in Pall Mall, 1798. Hard Cover. Good / Good. Item #015775
Half leather, covered in blue paper dust jacket. 586 pp, plus 8 pages of index. May to August 1798. 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 is a piece on air balloons and the French institution for their improvement; various accounts of North America (United States), including disputes with France, people disagreeable in manner; pieces on architecture; excerpts from a work by Goethe; a piece on philosopher Immanuel Kant; and many items on religious, medical, scientific, literary and philosophical subjects. EX-LIBRARY, from the Peabody Institute. In GOOD condition. Covered in blue paper, with library markings on the spine. Some fading, and moderate scuffing to the covers and extremities. Covers reinforced along the interior hinges with cloth tape. 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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