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FÉNELON, François de Salignac de La Mothe (1651--1715)
[Avantures de Télémaque. English. 1795]
The adventures of Telemachus, son of Ulysses. From the French of Salignac de la Mothe-Fenelon, Archbishop of Cambray, by the late John Hawkesworth, LL.D. Corrected and revised by G. Gregory D.D. joint evening preacher at the Foundling Hospital, and author of Essays, historical and moral &c. With a life of the author, and a complete index, historical and geographical. Embellished with twelve elegant engravings. In two volumes. ...
London: printed for C. and G. Kearsley, 1795.
2 vols ; 34.3 cm. (4°)
I: xi, [2], vi--xxxv, [1], 223, [1] p., [7] pl.
II: vii, [2], 226--439, [13] p., [5] pl.

The first part of Télémaque was translated into English in 1699, the year of its original publication; the earliest French edition in Soane's library was printed in Amsterdam, 1734 (q.v.). Hawkesworth's translation was first published in 1768 and the work remained popular in this and competing translations by Pierre Des Maizeaux (1767 ed., q.v.) and Tobias Smollett until the early 19th century. This edition includes engraved plates by W. Bromley after Thomas Stothard and Edward Francis Burney, dated 1792. ESTC t144015.

Copy Notes Two volumes bound in one, partly unopened. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane. Purchased from Thomas Boone for 16s. on 20 December 1809. (Spiers Box). With Boone's price and codes on front free-endpaper: Large paper Copy 2 Vols. in one / fine plates =16s=.

Binding Early C19th blue paper boards, MS. spine-title in ink 'Hawkesworth's / Adventures / of / Telemachus. / Improv'd by / Gregory. plates'.

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