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WANLEY, Nathaniel (1634--1680)
[Wonders of the little world. Abridgments. 1790]
The history of man: or, the wonders of human nature, in relation to the virtues, vices, and defects of both sexes. With examples, ancient and modern, alphabetically digested under their proper heads. The whole being intermixed with variety of useful and divertive relations. Second edition. In two volumes. ...
Edinburgh printed for Bell & Bradfute, and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, London, 1790.
2 vols ; 23.0 cm. (8º)
I: xxxi, [1], 510 p.
II: [4], 551, [1] p.

An abridgment of Wanley's The wonders of the little world (London, 1678), first issued London, 1704. ESTC t60649.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting half-titles, and with pages xvii--xx and xxix--[xxxii] of vol. I present in duplicate. Untrimmed edges. Inscribed in ink on first free-endpaper of both volumes John Soane Junr. / 1810, omitting 'Junr.' in the second volume. Upper cover of vol. I inscribed in ink To ret 6-.

Binding Original light blue paper boards, grey paper spine-covers, printed spine-numbers, lacking spine-label or lettering.

Reference Number 149


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