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|Named Person:||Cain, (Biblical figure); Abel, (Biblical figure); Abel, (Biblical figure); Cain, (Biblical figure)|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Salomon Gessner; Mary Collyer; William Hooper, M.D.; Thomas Stothard; Thomas Heptinstall; Denis Diderot
|Notes:||Translation of: Gessner's Der Tod Abels and Neue Idyllen, and Diderot's Les deux amis de Bourbonne.
The first work was translated by Mary Collyer; the second by W. Hooper, according to the British Museum Catalogue.
Illustrations: 8 prints : engraving : full-page. Comprise 1 portrait (of Gessner), engraved t.p., and 6 ill. engraved by Blackberd, after T. Stothard.
On t.p. imprint reads: London, Published Jany. 7th, 1797 by T. Heptinstall, Fleet Street.
Printer statement from p. xi.
Signatures: a⁴ b², B-U⁴ X² Y-2N⁴.
Contains also: "New idyls, by S. Gessner": pages -232; "Letter from Mons. Gessner to Mons. Fuslin, author of The history of the Swiss painters, on landscape painting": p. -254; and "The two friends of Bourbon, a moral tale, by M. Diderot": p. -275; with combined half-title and table of contents, and special half-titles.
|Description:||xi, , 275,  p. (the last p. blank),  leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 27 cm. (8vo)|
|Other Titles:||New idyls.
Letter to M. Fuslin, on landscape painting.
Two friends of Bourbon.
Swiss Enlightenment collection.
|Responsibility:||attempted from the German of Mr. Gessner.|