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FORSTER, Edward (1769--1828)
Sermons preached at the Chapel of the British Embassy, and at the Protestant Church of the Oratoire, in Paris, by the late Rev.d Edward Forster, M.A., F.R.S., and F.A.S. ... with a short account of his life. Vol. I. (II.)
Paris: [printed by A. Belin], and may be had at Messrs. Longman and Co., London, 1828.
2 vols ; 21.6 cm. (8º)
I: l, 316 p., litho. frontis. port., [3] fold. pl. (facsims)
II: xiv, 330 p.

Edited by Lavinia Forster. Forster was '...an active supporter of the Royal Institution from its commencement; was appointed honorary librarian ... and was engaged to deliver lectures there, during three following seasons ...' - preface. His translation of the Arabian Nights from the French of Antoine Galland was published in 1802 with illustrations by Robert Smirke (q.v.). Includes a list of subscribers; Soane is down for 10 copies (Sir Thomas Lawrence, P.R.A., for fifty).

Copy Notes A note in Soane's archive dated Russell Square 4 Novr. 1828 and signed Philip Hardwick records his receipt for Mrs. Forster by the hands / of Sir Tho Lawrence of Soane's draft for Ten Guineas being his Subscription for / two Copies. (Priv. Corr. XIV.F.71). This was followed by an ALs from Lavinia Forster dated Paris Novr. 25 / 1828 thanking Soane for the liberal subscription you have honour'd me with, for / my late husband's Sermons. (Priv. Corr. XIV.F.72).
Copy 1: Mostly unopened after p. 57 of vol. I.
Copy 2: Imperfect; wanting the frontispiece portrait of the author.

Binding Copy 1: Publisher's grey paper boards, decorative borders, title printed on upper covers as title-page omitting mention of the account of his life; decorative printed spines with title 'Forster's / Sermons / Vol. I. (II.) / Paris, 1828'.
Copy 2: Publisher's buff paper boards, printed as copy 1.

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