A History of England, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to his Son. To which are added two Letters on the Study and Biography of the ancient and modern British Historians. Vol. I[–II].

Basil: Printed and sold by James Decker. Paris, sold by Levrault frères … 1800.

2 vols., 8vo., pp. 431, [1]; 403, [13], with a final leaf of spine labels in volume II; slight marginal stains to leaves 7-8 of each sheet at the beginning of volume I, but a very good copy in late nineteenth-century Continental red quarter calf and mottled boards, gilt; bookplate in each volume of the French jurist Lucien Jullemier (b. 1847), Madame de Boulancy’s lawyer during the Dreyfus trial, with his stamped initials at the foot of each spine.

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First Swiss edition of Goldsmith’s popular history (first published 1764), ‘a proper guide for the instruction of boys’; this was the second Continental edition, following that of Paris in 1788.

OCLC shows copies at Connecticut, Iowa, Harvard, Syracuse, Heidelberg and Lafayette College, to which ESTC adds McMaster and Marie Curie-Sktodowska University.

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