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LOCKMAN, John (1698--1771)
A new Roman history, by question and answer. In a method much more comprehensive than any of the kind extant. Extracted from ancient authors, and the most celebrated among the modern. And interspers'd with such customs as serve to illustrate the history. With a complete index. Designed principally for schools. By the author of the History of England by question and answer. The third edition corrected. And adorned, with sixteen copper-plates representing the most memorable occurrences.
London: printed for T. Astley; and sold by R. Baldwin, jun., 1749.
xii, 362, [18] p. , 16 pl. ; 16.8 cm. (12º)

First published: 1737. Dedication to Slingsby Bethell signed and dated 'John Lockman, Jan. 30, 1748/9'. The plates showing incidents in Roman history are signed as engraved by N. Parr or G. Child after drawings by S[amuel] Wale, dated 1746 or 1747. Not all of the plates are numbered; plate [1] is bound as a frontispiece. The final page advertises the sixth edition of the author's A new history of England. ESTC n20068.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 1s. 6d., 16 July 1807. (Spiers Box). Inscribed by Boone in pencil on fly leaf: Index & plates / -2- and with Boone's hieroglyphs. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane and at the top of the frontispiece W. Moth.

Binding C18th calf, gilt double-ruled and blind roll-tooled borders, gilt double-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

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