(Dodsley Robert)

THE OECONOMY OF HUMAN LIFE. Translated from an Indian Manuscript, written by an ancient Bramin (by Dodsley). To which is prefixed, an account of the Manner in which the said Manuscript was discover’d. In a letter from an English Gentleman, now residing in China, to the Earl of ****.

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Note Bibliografiche

In-16 gr. (mm. 194x119), mz. pelle coeva, fregi e tit. oro al dorso, pp. XXXII,111. Manca l’antiporta incisa. "Edizione originale". Opera divisa in sette parti: “Duties that relate to Man consider’d as an Individual - Of the passions - Woman - Consanguinity, or Natural Relations - Providence, or the accidental Differences of Men - Social duties - Religion”. Cfr. The Kress Library,I,5111 - Cambridge bibliogr. of Literature,II,p. 437. Cfr. anche Brunet,II,786 (in nota all’edizione del 1795): “Ouvrage très estimé, et qui a été attribué au comte de Chesterfield. De 1751 à 1815, il en a paru environ douze traductions françaises sous différents titres.. Rob Dodsley est l’auteur d’un recueil intitulé ‘Miscellanies, or Trifles in prose and verse’, London, 1745, 2 voll. dont fait partie ‘l’OEconomy of human life’, ainsi qu’une chronique des rois d’Angleterre..”. Restauri per picc. fori di tarlo margin., ma complessivam. un buon esemplare con barbe.

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