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JONES, SIR WILLIAM ( and Lord Teignmouth )
The Works of Sir William Jones in Six Volumes; with the two supplementary volumes and the Memoir of his Life by Lord Teignmouth.
London: for G. G. & J. Robinson 1799 - First edition, with the 2 supplementary volumes published in 1801 and the Memoir published 1806 (this the second edition). The eight volumes of the main work illustrated with an engraved portrait, engraved by Heath after Sir Joshua Reynolds, map, and 85 plates, some of which are facsimiles of script, 12 of these on 6 leaves. 4to (12 x 9 1/2 inches), pages: (6):xv:558; (3):656; (3):592 (followed by a substantial unpaginated section in Persian script); (3):613; (6):(1):xxi-xxxviii:610; (4):730:(18, General Table of Contents); (6):493; & (3):493-1092. The uniform Memoirs of the Life, Writings and Correspondence of Sir William Jones by John Shore, Lord Teignmouth, published by John Hatchard in 1806 has a portrait by Evans after A.W. Devis of Calcutta and one plate, a facsimile of his handwriting. 4to, pages: xv:(1)531:(4, index). In all 9 volumes uniformly bound full tan calf, each board with diced panel within ornamental gilt border. Each volume with the engraved armorial bookplate of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex (1773-1843; the sixth son of George III) on front pastedowns. The spines are very dry and chipped, 8 of the boards are detached and the remaining hinges cracked with the boards held on cords. There is some scattered foxing within, very occasionally heavy; also some offsetting of a few of the plates onto the facing text. Altogether an excellent candidate for rebacking and priced accordingly to allow for this expense. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bristow & Garland]
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