Memoirs of the House of Brandenburg from the Earliest Accounts to the Death of Frederick I, King of Prussia. To which are added, Four Dissertations. I. On Manners, Customs, Industry, and the Progress of the Human Understanding in the Arts and Sciences. II. On the Antient and Modern Government of Brandenburg. III. On Superstition and Religion. IV. On the Reasons for the Enacting and Repealing of Laws. And a Preliminary Discourse by the Present King of Prussia

Edinburgh, printed by E. and J. Robertsons for W. Gray, 1759 [enlarged edition]/ [1748].

Duodecimo, vi, 246 pages.

Early full calf a little rubbed at the extremities and slightly worn, with slight loss, at the top corners and the head of the spine; endpapers foxed and offset; one page inkstained (with small splashes to the edges of a dozen neighbouring leaves); last leaf a little soiled with minor loss to the top margin; a few sections foxed, with minimal pale foxing elsewhere; inner margin of one leaf creased; early ownership details on the title-page; a very good copy.

The 1751 London edition (and presumably the 1748 first London edition) has only two added dissertations, namely those on manners and on superstitions.

Item #62565

Price: $300.00

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