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GOLDSMITH, Oliver (1730?--1774)
[History of England. Abridgments. 1807]
An abridgement of the history of England; from the invasion of Julius Cæsar to the death of George the Second. By Dr. Goldsmith. And continued by an eminent writer to the present period. The thirteenth edition.
London: printed for J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson; R. Baldwin; F. and C. Rivington; J. Walker; Scatcherd and Letterman; Wilkie and J. Robinson; C. Law; G. Robinson; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; Cadell and Davies; H.D Symonds; J. Broker; Crosby and Co.; and R. Phillips; by Law and Gilbert, 1807.
[2], 395, [1] p., engr. frontis., [3] pl. ; 17.1 cm. (12º)

First published anonymously in 1764 as An history of England, in a series of letters from a nobleman to his son; the abridgment was first published in 1774. Publisher's announcement on verso of title-page of a new French translation, and a note that 'The Public may know the Genuine Edition by the Names at the bottom of the Title (to copy which is Felony): All other Editions are spurious, as Dr. Goldsmith absolutely sold the Work to the present Proprietors.'

Binding C18th sheep with sprinkled boards, gilt-ruled spine, spine direct-lettered in ink [faded].

Reference Number 733


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