JONES, SIR WILLIAM
Title: POEMS, CONSISTING CHIEFLY OF TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIATICK LANGUAGES, TO WHICH ARE ADDED TWO ESSAYS...
Book Condition: G+ IN MARBLED CALF LEATHER. ARCHIVAL REPAIR TO SPINE. Pages: 208. Item #I238937.
Edition: 2ND EDITION
Publisher: LONDON W. BOWYER & J. NICHOLS 1777
Seller ID: I238937
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