Savage, John (1673-1747) A Select Collection of Letters of the Antients
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Savage, John (1673-1747) A Select Collection of Letters of the Antients. London: for J. Hartley, W. Davis, and T. Hodgson, 1703.
Octavo, first edition, ex libris Dr. John Jeffries (1744-1816), Harvard graduate, physician, loyalist, and early weather observer, with his engraved bookplate pasted inside the front board, bound in contemporary blind tooled, paneled and speckled calfskin, quite worn, with loss of leather, boards hanging by the slips of sewing supports; top outer corner of title and following leaf torn away, just touching a few letters, internal spotting, text not collated.
Savage's selection of letters is drawn from ancient Greeks and Romans, including Socrates, Aristotle, Xenophon, Marcus Aurelius, Pompey, Cicero, Seneca, and others.
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