LONDON, W. BOWYER & J. NICHOLS: 1777
Condition: G+ IN MARBLED CALF LEATHER. ARCHIVAL REPAIR TO SPINE. Pages: 208. Item #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 marble... View More...