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The Monthly Review, Or Literary Journal: From July 1772 to January 1773. With an Appendix Containing the Foreign Literature. By Several Hands. Volume XLVII.

Griffiths, Ralph Editor

Published by Printed For R. Griffiths, and sold by T. Becket and Co., London, 1772
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Marbled boards with leather binding, covered in gray/blue paper. 570 pp, plus 10 pages of index. 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 experiments relating to fixed air and its combination with water; America and the advancement of scientific knowledge therein; manufacture of bene-seed oil in Pennsylvania; discussion of British colonies including proposed settlements in Ohio; two accounts of a comet seen in 1770; a recommendation to extend boundaries in west Florida; Linnaeus and his botanic system; the use of mercury in the treatment of venereal disease; the approval of a new settlement on the banks of the Mississippi; the rise and progress of the slave trade; anecdotes relating to Isaac Newton's family; optics and discoveries made by Newton; the elegant compliment paid to Benjamin Franklin calling him the Father of Electricity M. Gille the ventriloquist; studies of the moon, Saturn and Jupiter; advantages and disadvantages of polygamy; and many items on religious, scientific, 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. Minor scattered foxing and soiling, a bit heavier to the title page. Interior hinges repaired with binding tape. Minor toning to the pages. $75.00. Bookseller Inventory # 003986

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

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

Publication Date: 1772

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Book Type: Ex-Library

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