Adams, Rev. John, A.M.
Title Elegant Anecdotes and Bon-Mots of the Greatest Princes, Politicians, Philosophers, Orators and Wits of Modern Tiimes
Book Condition Fair
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition 3rd Edition
Size 12mo -- 7 in Tall
Publisher London C. And G. Kearsley 1794
Seller ID 010349
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.
Quotations. Maxims. Eighteenth Century. England. Royalty.