London: Printed for T. Osborn, C. Hitch and L. Hawes, J. Whiston et al, 1759. Seventh edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #019665
Two volume set. Vol. I: lii, 419 pages of text followed by [i] page of publisher's advertisement. Vol. II: [xvi], 532 pages of text. Original leather bindings with unusual hand-patterned decoration on the covers; hinges professionally mended. The front covers are stamped in blind with a previous owner's name: Tho. Burgh. Engraved bookplate on both front pastedown endpapers, one of which states: nil admirari. Engraved frontisportrait and engraved title page in first volume, and additionally illustrated with 12 plates (8 of which are fold-out) and 5 in-text illustrations. A previous owner has written in ink on the frontispiece, and many pages have light pencil notations, but the text is otherwise clean and unmarked. Height = 21cm (8 1/4"). Seventh edition.