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Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece. During the middle of the fourth century, before the Christian ?ra. The first American edition.

Barthelemy, Jean-Jacques.

Published by Pr. by Bartholomew Graves and William McLaughlin for Jacob Johnson & Co., Philadelphia, 1804
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Translated from the French by William Beaumont for the original English printing. Really a textbook on the daily life and culture of ancient Greece, primarily centered around Athens, this lengthy work is "so written, that the reader may frequently be induced to imagine he is perusing a work of mere amusement, invention, and fancy" (p. iii). Footnotes citing a multitude of classical sources back up Barthelemy's imagined journey, which is illustrated with an attractive engraved map by du Bocage. 8vo signed in 4s (22 cm, 8.625"). Vol. I: xviii, 419, [1 (blank)] pp.; fold. map; II: [1] f., iii, [1 (blank)], 403, [1 (blank)] pp.; III: vii, [1 (blank)], 463, [1 (blank)] pp. (lacking half-title); IV: vii, [1 (blank)], 496 pp. (lacking half-title). Shaw & Shoemaker 5809. Recently rebound in period-style tan cloth over light blue paper sides, spines with paper labels. Contemporary ownership inscription to front fly-leaf in each volume. Map with light offsetting and short tear just starting along one fold. First 20 leaves of vol. II waterstained and last 10 foxed; otherwise only scattered incidences of spotting in all volumes, pages generally clean. => A nice-looking set, and still ? as it always was! ? a work offering a pleasant way to absorb ancient history. Bookseller Inventory # 2736

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Title: Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece....

Publisher: Pr. by Bartholomew Graves and William McLaughlin for Jacob Johnson & Co., Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1804

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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