Gentleman and Lady's Key to Polite Literature or A Compendius Dictionary of Fabulous History

By: N/A

Price: NZ$210.00

Quantity: 1 available


Leather split along entire length of front joint. Spine leather deteriorating. Splits and chips to leather along rear joint. 1/2" chips to leather on rear board. Text block in good condition. ; Title continues: Containing the characters, and prinicpal actions, ascribed to the Heathen Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, &c. and the manner in which the Ancients represented the Deities & Heroes, Virtues and Vices, in their Paintings, Statues and Gems: Together with some account of their Poets, and References to the Principal Places mentioned in their works. Unpaginated. Full calf boards. An alphabetical dictionary, from Abadir to Zones. "The works of the Greeks and Romans, the understanding of which is a principal part of the study of men of letters, cannot be comprehended without a knowledge of the mysteries and religious customs to which they are continually making allusions" - from the Preface. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall

Title: Gentleman and Lady's Key to Polite Literature or A Compendius Dictionary of Fabulous History

Author Name:

Categories: Other,

Publisher: London, T. Carnan: 1788

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 5401