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BERINGTON, Joseph (1746--1827)
The history of the lives of Abeillard and Heloisa; comprising a period of eighty-four years, from 1079 to 1163. With their genuine letters, from the collection of Amboise. The second edition. By the Rev. Joseph Berington.
Birmingham printed by M. Swinney; for G.G.J. and J Robinson, and R. Faulder, London, 1788.
li, [1], 398, [5], 400--498, [2] p. ; 26.4 cm. (4º)

First published in 1787. François Amboise's edition of Petri Abaelardi et Heloisae conjugis ejus opera was first published in 1616. 'The Letters Of Abeillard and Heloisa; ...' has special dated title-page and half-title, and the text in English and Latin. With a final publishers' advertisement leaf for other books by Berington, a Roman Catholic priest and religious controversialist.

Copy Notes Front pastedown inscribed in pencil with the price =9s=, and bookseller's code xεf (probably Thomas Boone's) on rear pastedown.

Binding C18th half russia, blue paper boards, gilt-ruled spine.

Reference Number 395


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