3 volumes : illustrations (engravings) ; 22 cm (octavo)
Volume 1: xxvi, 402,  pages,  folded leaf, 3 folded leaves of plates; volume 2: vi, 424 pages,  folded leaf; volume 3: vi, 341,  pages,  folded leaf, VI folded leaves of plates. Signatures: volume 1: a-c⁴ d¹ chi¹ A-L⁴ ²chi¹ M-DD⁴ EE⁴ (EE3+³chi²) FF-3D⁴ 3E² (last leaf blank); volume 2: a³ ²chi¹ A-3G⁴; volume 3: a³ chi¹ A-H⁴ ²chi¹ I⁴ (I1+³chi²) K⁴ (K1+⁴chi², K2+⁵chi¹) L-TT⁴ UU³. Engravings signed (volume 1): T. Phinn Sculpt.; (volume 3) T. Phinn Sculpt. (plate I); A. Bell Sculpt. (plate II); Andr. Bell Sculpt. (plate III-IV, VI); A.B. Sculpt. (plate V). Order of plates in volume 3: III, I, II, V, IV, VI. By A.Y. Goguet, aided by A.C. Fugére. Cf. J.C. Brunet. Manuel du libraire. "Vol. 1 was translated by Robert Henry, D.D., v. 2 by Dr. Dunn and v. 3 by Alexander Spearman."--Halkett and Laing, Anon. and pseud. lit. of Gt. Brit. "In three volumes" on title page of volume 1 only.
Binding: contemporary speckled calf, gold-tooled and -stamped on back and edges, with red and green title labels and red-speckled page-edges; sewn on 5 single twine bands. Front cover of v. 1 partly detached. Originally classed as: K231.G63 1775.
Bibliography, etc. Note
"Table of the names of the authors cited in this work": volume 3, pages 326-340. Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note
volume I. From the Deluge to the death of Jacob volume II. From the death of Jacob to the establishment of monarchy among the Israelites volume III. From the establishment of monarchy among the Israelites, to their return from the Babylonish Captivity.
Provenance: Mining Law Library, De jure metallico: William Edward Colby (bookplate).
KL147 .G6413 1775
De l'origine des loix, des arts, et des sciences., English, (DLC)no 91006210
Colby mining law library collection.
Edinburgh : Printed for George Robinson, Paternoster-Row, and Alexander Donaldson, St. Paul's Church-yard, London, MDCCLXXV