A View of Universal History, Literature, and the Several Schools of Painting
BELL, Major James
Title continues: "Synchronistically and Ethnographically Presented in Twenty-Five Illuminated Chronological Tables, From the Periods of the Earliest Records to the Year 1842: Each Subject in Separate Series, Being Synoptically Arranged in Collateral Columns of Nations (or Schools); The Several Tables, Embodying Each a Complete and Characteristic Period, Being Terminated, Not by any Regularly Specific Number of Years, But, By those Variously Successive Epochs of Vast Change or Eventful Recollection which Appear the Most Naturally and Vividly to Classify Time into Distinctive Regions. By Major James Bell, (East York Militia). The Historical and Literary Tables Originally Founded on the German of the Late History-Professor and Prussian Regency-Councillor G. G. Bredow; But Considerably Enlarged and Variously Altered, Especially in the Britannic, the Asian, and the American Columns: and the Table of Painters Mainly Derived from the Private French Notes of Sir Matthew Van Bree." The original by Bsch appeared under title "Grundriss einer Geschichte der merkwrdigsten Welthndel neuerer Zeit", Published in Hamburg, 1781. It was afterwards continued to 1796 by the author and continued to 1810 by Bredow.Originally published in English as "Compendious view of universal history and literature, in a series of tables." In the fourth English edition van Bre provided the table of painters. According to the preface this is the First Edition with variegated type and the second edition of the coloured series.
Publisher: Printed by T. C. Hansard for the Author
Edition: Fifth edition, enlarged
Date Published: 1842
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 50 cm. 15 p. + 48 leaves of plates with colour tables. Originally half leather with cloth boards, gold impressing. Gold floral pattern endpapers. Spine covered in beige cloth, corners and edges worn, hole in lower front board. Front hinge cracking internally. Some spotting and thumbing.