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The death of Abel : in five books

Author: Salomon GessnerMary CollyerWilliam Hooper, M.D.Thomas StothardThomas HeptinstallAll authors
Publisher: London : Published by T. Heptinstall, Fleet Street, Jany. 7th, 1797
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Cain, (Biblical figure); Abel, (Biblical figure); Abel, (Biblical figure); Cain, (Biblical figure)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salomon Gessner; Mary Collyer; William Hooper, M.D.; Thomas Stothard; Thomas Heptinstall; Denis Diderot
OCLC Number: 4719871
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.
Tail-pieces.
Contains also: "New idyls, by S. Gessner": pages [151]-232; "Letter from Mons. Gessner to Mons. Fuslin, author of The history of the Swiss painters, on landscape painting": p. [233]-254; and "The two friends of Bourbon, a moral tale, by M. Diderot": p. [255]-275; with combined half-title and table of contents, and special half-titles.
Description: xi, [1], 275, [1] p. (the last p. blank), [8] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 27 cm. (8vo)
Other Titles: New idyls.
Letter to M. Fuslin, on landscape painting.
Two friends of Bourbon.
Tod Abels.
Swiss Enlightenment collection.
Responsibility: attempted from the German of Mr. Gessner.

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