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First edition. A very good original full leather binding. 8vo. [16pp]/pp.8/pp.391[i.e.591]/[1p. - Adverts] + 4 plates of coins .19.5cm x 12.4cm x 4.5cm . Brown pannelled calf over thin boards. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, black leather date label, and red leather title label. Speckled red page edges. Original marbled endpapers. Free-endpapers lightly soiled. Printed title with engraved vignette of 2 sides of a coin. Clear English text throughout on lightly toned paper. A very good copy. ** "William Wotton (13 August 1666 – 13 February 1727) was an English theologian, classical scholar and linguist. He is chiefly remembered for his remarkable abilities in learning languages and for his involvement in the Quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns. In Wales he is remembered as the collector and first translator of the ancient Welsh laws. William Wotton was the second son of the Rev. Henry Wotton, rector of Wrentham, Suffolk. He was a child prodigy who could read verses from the Bible in English, Latin, Greek and Hebrew before he was six. In April 1676, when he was not yet ten years old, he was sent to Catharine Hall, Cambridge, and graduated in 1679. By this time Wotton had acquired Arabic, Syriac, and Aramaic, as well as a knowledge of logic, philosophy, mathematics, geography, chronology, and history. His parents died whilst he was still at Cambridge, and as a teenager he was taken into the household of Gilbert Burnet, later bishop of Salisbury. He was awarded a fellowship at St John's College, from where he obtained an M.A. in 1683 and a B.D. in 1691. In 1686 he was appointed curate of Brimpton in Berkshire and the following year he was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In January 1689 he was appointed vicar of Lacock in Wiltshire, which he held until his resignation in 1693. Soon after ordination he was also appointed chaplain to Daniel Finch Earl of Nottingham, and tutor to his family. Finch presented him with the rectory of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, in 1693...Wotton wrote a History of Rome in (1701) at the request of Bishop Burnet, which was later used by the historian Edward Gibbon. In recognition, Burnet appointed him as a prebend of Salisbury from 1705... Wotton had repaid his creditors and was able to return to Bath in October 1721 and London in June 1722 but was in very poor health. He was still working on his Leges Wallicae, when he died of dropsy at Buxted, Sussex, on 13 February 1727." - See Wikipedia .
Title: The History Of Rome, From The Death of Antoninus Pius, To The Death of Severus Alexander. By William Wotton, B.D.
Categories: 18TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London : Printed for Tim. Goodwin, at the Queen's-Head against St. Dunstan's Church, Fleetstreet, MDCCI.  . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 45290