1753 1ed Court of Caesar Augustus Scottish Blackwell SIGNED + PROVENANCE Binding

BLACKWELL, Thomas

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Thomas Blackwell as a Scottish scholar who, in the 18th-century, published several treatises on Classical literature. He wrote inquiries on Homer and Caesar Augustus, as well as various letters concerning mythology. His ‘Memoirs of Augustus’ was a thorough and detailed look into the court life in Rome at the time of Caesar Augustus. He also explores how the public lived in Roman society under the rulers in the Senate.

 

The first volume contains a Latin inscription by the author to Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, PC who was Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.

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1753 1ed Court of Caesar Augustus Scottish Blackwell SIGNED + PROVENANCE Binding

 

Thomas Blackwell as a Scottish scholar who, in the 18th-century, published several treatises on Classical literature. He wrote inquiries on Homer and Caesar Augustus, as well as various letters concerning mythology. His ‘Memoirs of Augustus’ was a thorough and detailed look into the court life in Rome at the time of Caesar Augustus. He also explores how the public lived in Roman society under the rulers in the Senate.

 

The first volume contains a Latin inscription by the author to Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, PC who was Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain.

 

Item number: #7818

Price: $1500

 

BLACKWELL, Thomas

 

Memoirs of the court of Augustus

 

Edinburgh: Printed by Hamilton, Balfour and Neill. 1753-1755

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
    • I – [6], 383, [1]
    • II – [12], 456
  • Provenance: Author’s Inscription
    • Primario prorsus Viro,
      Ingenio, Literis, Meritis, eminenti,
      Domino de Hardwick,
      magno Angliae Cancellario,
      Juris peritissimo,
      Justitiae peritiori,
      culto sibi semper, et colendo,
      Librum hune, Observantiae ergô
      Animo propensissimo obtulit.

      • As the above inscription indicates, this copy was gifted to Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, PC (1690 – 1764).
      • An English lawyer and politician who served as Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain. He was a close confidant of the Duke of Newcastle (Prime Minister between 1754-1762).
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Fine leather; tight & secure
    • Size: ~11.5in X 9.5in (29cm x 24cm)

 

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7818

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Law & Government

Literature

Authors

BLACKWELL, Thomas

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete