Sabaean Researches in a Series of Essays, Addressed to Distinguished Antiquaries, and including the Substance of a Course of Lectures, Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain, on the Engraved Hieroglyphics of Chaldea, Egypt, and Canaan. Illustrated with Engravings of Babylonian Cylinders, and other Inedited Monuments of Antiquities.

Landseer, John. 1792-1852.

Book ID: 20129


4to. xi, 402 pp., engraved frontispiece, additional engraved title, engraved vignette illustration, engraved illustrations by author in text, modern half-calf with marbled boards, index, occasional light foxing, heavier on first three leaves, minor damp stain at top corner of title page, otherwise copy in very good condition, Hurst Robinson & Co., London, first edition, 1823.


INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON FRONT FLY LEAF. John Landseer, painter, engraver, and author. The lectures he delivered at the Royal Institution were cut short by his dismissal on the ground of disparaging allusions to Alderman John Boydell. Landseer published his lectures unaltered with severely commenting on Josiah Boydell and on a pamphlet which Boydell had issued. In 1817 he published “ Observations on the Engraved Gems brought from Babylon to England by Abraham Lockett, Esq., considered with reference to Scripture History”.
Bibliographic reference: Brunet III, 815; Graesse IV, 96; Ibrahim Hilmy I, 355.

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