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The Antiquities of Nations, more particularlyof the Celtae or Gauls: containing a Great Variety of Historical,Chronological, and Etymological Discoveries, many of them Unknown bothto the Greeks and Romans. To which is prefixed, A sketch of the Life ofthe Author.
London. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. [1809].. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Book 16mo. 16.2cm, 2nd edition, xxviii,372p., complete with half title, in19th century half dark brown calf, double gilt ruled raised bands, crushblack morocco label, gilt titles, marbled boards, boards bit worn orfaded, some slight edge wear else very good to fine copy. An Englishtranslation of the original French first edition "Antiquite De La Nationet De La Langue Des Celtes". (1703), first translation to English in1709. The best known work of Paul-Yves Pezron, a 17th Century priest fromBrittany. A study of the connection between the Celtic origins of theBretons and the Welsh with tables of Greek, Latin and German words "takenfrom the "Celtick or Gaul-ish Language." Antiquities of Nations was avery popular book in the 18th century and even into the early 19th asevidenced by this edition published in the early 1800's but now bothfirst and second editions are very rare. .
Bookseller: J. Patrick McGahern Books Inc. (ABAC) [Ottawa, ON, Canada]

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