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The Historian's Pocket Dictionary; Annexing Dates to The Memorable Occurrences, from The Earliest Period of History to The Present Time. Also The Sovereigns of England and Scotland, Distinguished Painters, &c. and Eminent Men of all Professions.
London: Printed for J. Murray. and T. Wilkie. no date 1789 - 12mo, 134 x 78 mms., pp. viii, 352, contemporary calf, with the contemporary autograph "Mr. Campbell," and very faintly in pencil, "Hisy. of the 1687 ]?1607] Chless by F von Manning, Translated by Lord Egerton [transcription not guaranteed]" on the recto of the front free end-paper and later notes on the verso of the rear free end-paper, spine gilt to a crown motif in compartments, red leather label; spine chipped at base, front cover holding on for dear life. "Sometimes Murray even fabricated controversy to gain free publicity. The publication of his Historian's Pocket Dictionary in 1789 led to a case at the King's Bench (1 Dec. 1789( in which the Reverend John Trusler charged that Murray's book was a piracy of his Chronology, or the Historians Vade Mecum (1768). Murray had even reprinted Trusler's obvious errors. The press reported the case, but one newspaper saw through the 'farcical dispute' and exposed Murray (Master Calves-skin) and Truster (Doctor Sapscull)." (William Zachs: The First John Murray [1998[, pp. 198 - 199.) Zachs 731. ESTC copies in Aberdeen, BL, NLS, Leighton, Private, National Trust; Cornell, Library Company of Philadelphia, McMaster, Laval. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: John Price Antiquarian Books, ABA, ILAB]
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