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ZIMMERMAN, Johann Georg (1728--1795)
[Über die Einsamkeit. English. 1797]
Solitude; or, the effects of occasional retirement on the mind, the heart, general society, in exile, in old age; and on the bed of death. In which the question is considered, whether it is easier to live virtuously in society, or in solitude. Written originally by J.G. Zimmerman. To which are added, the life of the author; notes historical and explanatory by the translator; six beautiful engravings illustrative of particular passages in the work; and a copious index of the whole contents.
London: printed for the associated booksellers, Vernor and Hood, J. Cuthell, J. Walker, Lackington, Allen , and Co. J. Nunn, and Darton and Harvey, 1797.
lii, 309, [23] p., add. engr. t.-pl., frontis. port., [5] pl. ; 20.2 cm. (8º)

Translation of Über die Einsamkeit, originally published in German in 1784. Translated from the French edition of J.B. Mercier; an English translation had first been published in 1779. Zimmerman was physician to George III. The five engraved plates and engraved title-vignette are by William Ridley after John Kirk; the final leaf advertises books printed for Vernor and Hood. ESTC t93803.

Copy Notes Bought from Vernor and Hood for 15s. on 1 December 1797. (Jnl 4, p. 47).

Binding C19th red straight-grained morocco, gilt-ruled borders, gilt-ruled spine with small floral tool, gilt-lettered, gilt edges, blue silk bookmark.

Reference Number 4594


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