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ZIMMERMAN, Johann Georg (1728--1795)
[Über die Einsamkeit. English. 1799]
Solitude, written originally by J.G. Zimmerman. To which are added, the life of the author; notes historical and explanatory; a copious index; and seven beautiful engravings by Ridley.
London: printed for Vernor & Hood, J. Cuthell, J. Walker, Lackington, Allen, and Co. J. Nunn, Ogilvy and Son, Darton and Harvey, W. Otridge and Son, and R. Lea, 1799.
xlviii, 310, [26] p., add. engr. t.-pl., frontis. port., [4] pl.: illus.; 17 cm. (12º)

This illustrated translation of Zimmerman's Über die Einsamkeit, 1784, from the French of J.B. Mercier was first published in 1797 (q.v.). Zimmerman was physician to George III. Wood-engraved title-page vignette of a bee-hive captioned 'Associated', wood-engraved tail-pieces. The final six pages contain a list of new books printed for Vernor and Hood. ESTC t139468.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on first free-endpaper J: Soane / Ex dono amicii / Gul: Wodsworth A.B: / Coll: Pemb: / 1806. John Soane junior was admitted to Trinity College in May 1804 and transferred to Pembroke in April 1806. Wodsworth, born at Balasore where his father was "Resident", was a scholar at Pembroke College and became rector at St Peter's, Sandwich (1811--20) and Chaplain to Lord Palmerston.

Binding Early C19th marbled calf, gilt-tooled spine with fillets and central sunburst motif, dark green leather spine-labels reading 'Zimmerman On Solitude' and 'Vol. I.'

Reference Number 4595


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