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The Monthly Review, Or Literary Journal: From January to June 1789. By Several Hands. Volume LXXX

Griffiths, Ralph editor. Various authors.

Published by Printed For R. Griffiths, and sold by T. Becket, Pall Mall,, London, 1789
Condition: Fair Hardcover
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Marbled boards with leather binding, covered in gray/blue paper. 703 pp, plus 9 pages of index. January through June 1789, 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 whether Adam or the orangutan was the first man, a history of the rise, progress and establishment of American independence; the American Book of Common Prayer; electricity and its application to physics and medicine; slavery, arguments and cautions relating to it; many tracts and essays on the slave trade; accounts of expeditions to Botany Bay; mineralogy and "coloured crystals"; traveler's accounts of China and Sweden; Gordon's History of America; a Hebrew dictionary and a history of Judaism; and many items on religious, scientific, literary and philosophical subjects. EX-LIBRARY, from the Peabody Institute. FAIR condition. Rear cover effectively DETACHED and held on by the blue paper. Front cracked at the contents page, with the cover and first few pages loosening. 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. Minor scattered foxing and soiling, a bit heavier to the title page. Minor toning to the pages. Bookseller Inventory # 006698

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

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

Publication Date: 1789

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fair

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Book Type: Ex-Library

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