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Provenance: Ex libris bookplate of James Ambrose Story (owl and books, with Latin mottos).; A small pocket-sized reprint edition of some of Sir William Jones' essays. (iii)-xii, 1-152 pages + extra engraved title leaf. 19th century full calf binding, rebacked. Tooled border to boards. Spine with 5 gilt panels and black lettering piece. 24mo. Page dimensions: 131 x 84mm. The first discourse is titled "Discourse I. Delivered at the Opening of the Asiatic Society, February 24, 1784." It begins: "Gentlemen, When I was at sea last August, on my voyage to this country, which I had long and ardently desired to visit, I found one evening, on inspecting the observations of the day, that India lay before us, and Persia on our left, whilst a breeze from Arabia blew nearly on our stern. A situation so pleasing in itself, and to me so new, could not fail to awaken a train of reflections in a mind which had early been accustomed to contemplate with delight the eventful histories and agreeable fictions of this eastern world." - page 1.
Title: Discourses delivered before The Asiatic Society; and Miscellaneous Papers, on the Religion, Poetry, Literature, Etc. of the Nations of India. By Sir William Jones. With an Essay on his Name, Talents, and Character. By the Right Hon. Lord Teignmouth
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: London, Printed for W. H. Carpenter: 1821
Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 20641