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Savage, John (1673-1747) A Select Collection of Letters of the Antients

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2654M
Lot:
1147
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$84$70

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Discovery - 2654M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 23, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

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.
Estimate $100-150


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Keywords

John Jeffries, London, physician, Marcus Aurelius, 1st millennium BC, Ancient Greek philosophers, Book design, Bookplate, Classical antiquity, Humanities, Logic, Socrates, Statement

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