Dodsley, Robert; Earl Of Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope; Fougeret De Monbron, Louis Charles

Published by A Londres, Chez Th. Cooper, 1743
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1st French Edition. Marbled boards with original spine. 8vo. [2], 156 pages 20 cm. In French. This book is cited as the first publication in which the style of the Bible was parodied (The Rise of Robert Dodsley: Creating the New Age of Print) . Title translates into English as, "The Chronicle of the Kings of England by ‘Nathan ben Saddi’. " A rewriting of English history in the style of the King James Version of the Bible. Though it has been attributed to the Earl of Chesterfield, the book is almost certainly by the notorious and influential publisher Robert Dodsley. "Dodsley (1704 –1764) was an English bookseller, poet, playwright, and miscellaneous writer He became one of the foremost publishers of the day. One of his first publications was Samuel Johnson's ‘London’ He published many of Johnson's works In 1738, the publication of Paul Whitehead's Manners was voted scandalous by the House of Lords and led to Dodsley's imprisonment for a brief period Dodsley displayed his egalitarian leanings with the anonymous ‘The Chronicle of the Kings of England by ‘Nathan ben Saddi’" (Wikipedia, 2016) "Dodsley’s Chronicle was ‘the forerunner of a swarm of sham chronicles in mock-biblical style. ’" (The Rise of Robert Dodsley: Creating the New Age of Print) . SUBJECT(S) : Kings and Rulers. With title page in red and black. Cover is worn. Inside pages have some water damage but overall are in about very good condition. (BR-11-26). Bookseller Inventory # 37073

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Publisher: A Londres, Chez Th. Cooper

Publication Date: 1743

Binding: Hardback

Edition: 1st Edition

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