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HUME, David (1711--1776)
[Political discourses. Italian & English. Selections. 1767]
Saggi politici sopra il commercio del signor David Hume. Traduzione dall'inglese di Matteo Dandolo patrizio veneto. Tomo primo (secondo).
Venezia appresso Giammaria Bassaglia, e Luigi Pavini, 1767.
2 vols in 1 ; 17.3 cm. (8º)
I: XVI, 213, [1] p.
II: [8], 165, [1] p.

Additional title-page in English reads: Political essays on commerce by David Hume Esq; with the Italian version by Matthew Dandolo noble Venetian, with imprint: Venice: printed for Lewis Pavini and John Bassaglia. The Italian text on the rectos facing the English text on the versos.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink (faded) on both title-pages John Soan / [vol. I only:]1780 suggesting that the two volumes were purchased separately and bound up later. Soane was in Italy between March 1778 and June 1780. The first essay ('Of Commerce' = 'Del Commercio') annotated in pencil by Soane giving translations.

Binding C18th tree-calf, gilt-ruled borders; Greek key gilt roll-tooled and gilt--ruled spine, green spine-label, red-sprinkled edges. Two volumes bound in one. Contemporary leather repair on front cover

Reference Number 1357


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