Elegant Anecdotes and Bon-Mots of the Greatest Princes, Politicians, Philosophers, Orators and Wits of Modern Tiimes

By: Adams, Rev. John, A.M.

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417 pp. Front board present but detached. Moderate to heavy rubbing and scuffing esp. to edges, ribbed spine and bumped corners. Three small bare spots on spine. Bookplate of "The Honorable Edward Monckton, Somerford Hall, County of Stafford" on inside cover and a portion of his signature is on the title page. (Monckton was a career British administrator in colonial India and a prominent Whig politician.) Text generally clean with remarkably little toning. Textblock still strong and in one piece. The selections come from such 18th century worthies as the Prince of Wales, Peter the Great, Henry IV, Sir Isaac Newton, Dr. Johnson, Lord Chesterfield and many others. Old-style typography in which the lower-case letter "s" resembles the letter "f." Photos available on request.

Title: Elegant Anecdotes and Bon-Mots of the Greatest Princes, Politicians, Philosophers, Orators and Wits of Modern Tiimes

Author Name: Adams, Rev. John, A.M.

Categories: Reference, Rare/Scarce,

Edition: 3rd Edition

Publisher: London, C. And G. Kearsley: 1794

Binding: Calfskin

Book Condition: Fair

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall

Seller ID: 010349

Keywords: Quotations. Maxims. Eighteenth Century. England. Royalty.