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'The Œconomy of Human Life. Translated from an Indian manuscript, written by an ancient Bramin. To which is prefixed an account of the manner in which the said manuscript was discovered in a letter from an English gentleman now residing in China to the Earl of E****' (London, S & E Harding), 1795; containing introduction and seven parts (each divided into multiple sections), each text with a stipple headpiece showing figures including personifications associated with the header of the section, some of the sections also including tailpieces showing usually cherubs, in a total of 48 illustrative vignettes after Harding. Together with preface, letter to the Earl dated 1749, text titled 'to the great representative of god', table of contents, and publisher's advertisement at the end. Bound in tan leather, with gold tooling on spine, title on red label.
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Height: 174 millimetres (approx. sheet size of each page)
Width: 100 millimetres
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- Manuscript note on title-page: "John Deffett Francis".
Cataloguing supported by the Elizabeth Cayzer Charitable Trust
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Associated Title: The Œconomy of Human Life
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