Small 8vo., contemporary full leather with compartmentalized gilt-ornamented spine with gilt and red leather label, pp. , CIII, 364, [+2 blank], with 16 copper-engraved plates all included in the pagination except for the frontispiece, as well as a half-page engraving of the coat of arms of Duke Guillaume Henri to whom the translation is dedicated. Binding cracked and bumped, with some chipping to label though no loss of text, frontispiece present but detached, library stamps to title page; otherwise a good copy of this eighteenth-century French translation of Thomas More’s Utopia (first published in 1551). Text in French.
MORUS, Thomas [MORE, Thomas]., Idee d’une republique heureuse ou l’utopie de Thomas Morus. Contenant le Plan d’une Republique dont les Loix, les Usages et les Coutumes tendent uniquement a rendre heureuses les Societez qui les suivront. Traduit en Francois Par Mr. Gueudeville, Et enrichie de Figures en Taille douce., Chez Francois L’Honore, 1730
Biographies & Letters
Pepys, Samuel; Braybrooke, Lord Richard, Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, ESQ. F.R.S. Secretary to the Admiralty in the reigns of Charles II. and James II: Comprising his Diary from 1659 to 1669, deciphered by the Rev. John Smith, A.B of St. John’s College, Cambridge, from the original short hand Ms. in the Pepysian Library, And a selection from his Private Correspondence., Henry Colburn, 1825