understanding of the ancient poets. By Dr. King . . .
12mo. 130 leaves only, imperfect copy, engraved plates by Foudronier.
Bound for Jefferson in tree calf, gilt back, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. Initialled by Jefferson at sig. I, and with
his original shelf-mark on a slip pasted on the first (present) leaf; lacks the title-page. With the Library of Congress 1815
William King, 1663-1712, English miscellaneous writer. This work, first published in 1710, was used in schools for many years.
1815 Catalogue, page 63. no. 2, as above.
A new Pantheon: or, Fabulous History of the Heathen Gods, Heroes, Goddesses, &c . . . Adorn’d with Figures depicted from ancient
Paintings, Medals and Gems, for the use of those who would understand History, Poetry, Painting, Statuary, Coins, Medals,
&c. To which is added, a Discourse on the Theology of the Ancients . . . As also an Explanation of their ancient Mythology
from the Writings of Moses; the Egyptian, Grecian, Roman, and Eastern Historians, Philosophers, Poets, &c. By Samuel Boyse, A.M. With an Appendix . . . By a Gentleman of Cambridge.
London: Printed for
J. Newbery, and
First Edition. 8vo. 171 leaves, engraved frontispiece and 15 full page engraved plates by G. L. Smith after I. Gwim.
Not in Lowndes.
Cambridge Bibl. of Eng. Lit. II, 311.
Welsh, page 156.
Bound for Jefferson in tree calf, gilt ornaments on the back, marbled endpapers. With Jefferson’s original shelf mark
C17.2 written on a slip and pasted down on the title-page. Initialled by Jefferson at sig. I and T. With the Library of Congress 1815 bookplate.
Samuel Boyse, 1708-1749, poet and miscellaneous writer, was born in Dublin.
1815 Catalogue, page 67. no. 70, as above.
The Koran, commonly called the Alcoran of Mohammed, translated into
English immediately from the original
Arabic; with explanatory Notes, taken from the most approved Commentators. To which is prefixed, a Preliminary Discourse. Vol. I [-II]. By George Sale, Gent . . .
London: Printed for
R. Collins, and
2 vol. 8vo. Vol. I, 272 leaves, 1 folded engraved map by R. W. Seale, 3 engraved tables (2 folded), 1 folded engraved plan by A. Motte; vol. II, 270 leaves; titles printed in red and black; text in long lines, notes in double columns.
Rebound in half brown morocco by the Library of Congress in 1918. Initialled by Jefferson at sig. I and T.
George Sale, 1697?-1736, English orientalist. The first edition of this work, which is dedicated to Lord Carteret, was published in quarto