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The present state of Europe. Explaining the interests, connections, political and commercial views of its several powers, Comprehending Also, A Clear and Concise History of each Country, so far as is necessary to shew the Nature of their Present Constitutions. Originally begun in The museum, and now, at the Desire of some considerable Persons, revis’d and compleated by the same author.

By [John Campbell]

1750

Thomas Longman and Charles Hitch : London

8.5" by 5"

[x] (6) 512pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A very scarce first edition copy of this fascinating political and historical work, presented in a contemporary full calf binding.

ESTC Citation No. T131235. The first edition of the work in book form. Much of the content was first published in the periodical The Museum entitled 'The Political State of Europe'. Very scarce. Complete in one volume. With the bookplate of Lawrence Burd to the front pastedown. Burd was a British public school teacher, expert on the works of Machiavelli, and noted philatelist. John Campbell was a Scottish author and contributor to George Sale's sixty five volume Magnum Opus 'The Universal History', contributing histories of the Portuguese, Dutch, French and Swedish, to name a few. The Present State of Europe, first printed as The Political State of Europe in the periodical, The Museum consisted of histories of the most prominent European states, with remarks on their international relations and the policies relating to their rulers and governments. The work was extremely successful and went through six editions in the author's lifetime.

CONDITION

In a contemporary calf binding. Externally generally smart, with slight rubbing, particularly to the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Small circular sticker to spine. A few marks to the boards. Front joint is cracked with cords visible. Personal bookplate to front pastedown with pencil mark to bookplate and front free endpaper stating 'K.25'. Rear hinge slightly strained but firm. Internally generally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with marginal age toning, the odd spot and handling marks. Stamp for 'Repton School Library' to title page.

Overall Condition: Good

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