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The Works of Sir William Temple, Bart. In Four Volumes

TEMPLE, Sir William

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Sir William Temple, statesman and essayist, negotiated the marriage of William of Orange and Princess Mary, was an advisor to Charles II, and had Jonathan Swift for a secretary. His literary works consist for the most part of short essays, which were collected under the title "Miscellanea" (vol. 2). However, he did write some longer pieces such as "Observations upon the United Provinces" (vol. 1). The set also includes "Memoirs of what passed in Christendom from 1672 to 1679" (vol. 1) and letters.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: G. Hamilton & J. Balfour, et al
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1754
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    4 vols.: vol. 1: xxviii, 488; vol. 2: 493; vol 3: 533; vol. 4: vi, 623 p. 21 cm full leather bindings with raised bands. Bindings scuffed and worn, corners bumped, with chips from spine ends. Vol. 1's front board detached and rear board loose. All other hinges loosening. Raised bands but no spine labels. Front pastedowns have ink signature of previous owner. Vol. 1: Thumbing of endpapers and worming, dampness stains and a few pencil lines in introductory pages (biography, contents, preface). Occasional dampness and pencil marks throughout the rest of the text. Vol. 2 has excess of pencil marks pages 418 to 429. Aside from moderate foxing, staining, occasional hole, the other three volumes are in better condition than volume 1.