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SULIVAN, Sir Richard Joseph (1752--1806)
Philosophical rhapsodies. Fragments of Akbur of Betlis. Containing reflections on the laws, manners, customs and religions, of certain Asiatic, Afric, and European nations. Collected and now first published. By Richard Joseph Sulivan, Esq. In three volumes. ...
London: printed for T. Becket, bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, and Their Royal Highnesses the Princes, 1784--1785.
3 vols ; 21.0 cm. (8º)
I: [2], v, [3], 286 p.
II: [6], 463, [1] p.
III: [6], 315, [1] p.

Volumes II and III published 1785. Sir Richard Joseph Sulivan [or Sullivan] was born in Ireland but spent much of his early life in India, returning to Europe in 1784 where he was elected to the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society. ESTC t125368.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 10s. 6d., 24 April 1806. (Spiers Box). With Boone's price and hieroglyphs in pencil on the vol. I front free-endpaper. A scrap of paper with a calculation in pencil loosely inserted at the front of vol. I.

Binding C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments with eight-pointed stars, red and olive morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 4605


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