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The Monthly Review, Or Literary Journal Enlarged: From January to April 1791. By Several Hands. Volume IV/LXXXV

Griffiths, Ralph editor. Various Authors

Published by Printed For R. Griffiths, and sold by T. Becket in Pall Mall, London, 1791
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Marbled boards with leather binding, covered in gray/blue paper. 584 pp, plus 8 pages of index. Includes a lengthy appendix. January through April 1791, considered volume four in the new series, volume 85 of the entire series. 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 a dictionary of chemistry; chemical principals of the metallic arts; a eulogium on Captain Cook by M. Bailly; Captain Douglas and his voyage to Nootka; Captain Meares and his voyage to the northwest coast of America and Sandwich Islands (Hawaii); the slave trade; the causes of the French Revolution; the political state of Scotland; White's journal of a voyage to New South Wales; and many items on religious, scientific, literary and philosophical subjects. EX-LIBRARY, from the Peabody Institute. . In FAIR 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. Very minor scattered foxing and soiling, a bit heavier to the title page, with the text block solid. Front cover cracked and separating along the hinge, almost completely detached. Minor toning to the pages. Bookseller Inventory # 005234

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Title: The Monthly Review, Or Literary Journal ...

Publisher: Printed For R. Griffiths, and sold by T. Becket in Pall Mall, London

Publication Date: 1791

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Book Type: Ex-Library

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