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Author: Ferguson, James
Title: The British Essayists. With prefaces, biographical, historical, and critical.
Place Published: London
Publisher:J. Richardson, et al
Date Published: 1823

40 volumes. Frontispieces. (12mo)16x10 cm (6¼x4") period full red straight-grain morocco, borders in gilt and blind, spines gilt, all edges gilt. Second Edition.

A compendium of 18th century essays taken from the well-known British journals such as The Tattler, The Spectator, The Rambler, etc. expressing the thoughts of the major British thinkers such as Hume, Johnson, et al and expounding on a variety of subjects.


Light wear to bindings, bookplate in each volume; light foxing; very good.

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The British Essayists in 40 finely bound volumes

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Nov 3, 2016
San Francisco, CA, USA