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The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal Enlarged: from May to August inclusive, 1793, with an Appendix. Volume XI (of the new series, perhaps volume 92 if considered consecutive).

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Published by Printed for R. Griffiths, London, 1793
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Marbled boards with leather binding, covered in gray/blue paper. 584 pp, plus 8 pages of index. May through August 1793, plus a lengthy appendix. Most likely from the collection of George Peabody, as this was purchased in a lot of others, some of which bear his signature. Containing the Peabody Institute bookplate on the inside front cover, which also states, Presented by George Peabody. George Peabody (1795-1869) is considered one of the first modern philanthropists, establishing trusts to help the poor, as well as founding the Peabody Institute. He gained much of his fortune from banking, eventually partnering with Junius Spencer Morgan, father of J.P. Morgan. Edited and published by Ralph Griffiths, the Monthly Review published works of criticism on many authors and books, providing bibliographic and historical information on many topics. Of note in this volume are several articles and extracts on topics such as Arabia; the use of electricity to cure diseases of the eyes and other applications; slavery and its abolition; a discussion of two different works by Thomas Paine: Prospects on the War and Paper Currency and Case of Excise Officer; and many items on religious, literary and philosophical subjects. EX-LIBRARY, from the Peabody Institute. In GOOD condition with the boards covered by dull blue paper glued to the inside cover. This paper bears library shelving info on the spine. The paper bears some soiling, fading and scuffing. Aforementioned bookplate present. Library ownership stamp and call numbers on the title pages. Small circular library stamp on one page in the text. Covers reinforced with cloth tape at the interior hinges. Minor scattered foxing and soiling, a bit heavier to the title page. Minor toning. A piece torn off from the rear endpaper. Front endpaper perhaps missing. Bookseller Inventory # 008077

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Title: The Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal ...

Publisher: Printed for R. Griffiths, London

Publication Date: 1793

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Book Type: Ex-Library

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