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Bound volume of The (London) Monthly Review; or, Literary Journal (Dec. 1772-July 1773), containing six issues (592 pages plus index). There is an interesting account of a book by Jean-Baptiste Chappe d'Auteroche, a French astronomer who wrote on his expedition to California through Mexico to observe the rare transit of Venus in 1769, top on the astronomical landmarks scale. As the expedition was packing to return, an outbreak of fever (possibly yellow fever) hit the area. Chappe stayed to tend the sick, but was infected and died (Page 560). This is just one of hundreds of eclectic reports in this volume. Includes letters from "eminent persons deceased" and assorted correspondence and belle lettres throughout; poems, operas, theater and dramatic arts (243), several lengthy scenes from plays; an African merchant offers a treatise on trade between Great Britain and America (42), Sermons by noted clergymen (59 and throughout) and other religious commentaries (165); biographies (64), histories (96), international politics such as the "Rise, progress and present state of the English government" in India (212). natural history of zoology and botany (212), science and mathematics, essays on language, present state of the poor in Great Britain, roads and transportation, the art of decyphering (177), travel notes (199), chemistry and medicine (217, 244, 324), electricity and meteors (165), agriculture (345), weather (221), ophthalmology (235), novels ('History of Lord Byron") and philosophical essays (425 and throughout). Spine cover brittle and mostly missing from age. Volume binding tight, complete, readable and rag excellent.
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Bound volume of The (London) Monthly Review 1772

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Auction closed on Saturday, April 8, 2023.
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