London: G. Scott, for J. Robson Bookseller, 1770. Good+. Item #7494
London: G. Scott, for J. Robson, 1770. First English Language Edition. Three volumes; octavo (22cm.); full contemporary calf, red gilt-lettered spine labels, all edges stained yellow; collated and complete: [A]-2F8; [*]2 A-S8 TU8 X-2D8 E2; [*]2 A-2E8 (final two leaves blank); folding plate of sheet music in rear of Vol. II (followed by 2pp. publisher's advertisements). Boards rather scuffed with exposure at corners, upper cover of Vol. I starting to separate, leather dried and cracking along spine edges, else a Good or better set, internally fine. With the contemporary armorial ex libris of Sir Edmund Antrobus to front pastedowns of Vol. I and III.
Large compilation of human knowledge by one of the leading German political scientists and statisticians of the Enlightenment, organized by subject (mathematics, eloquence, theology, modern history, etc.).
[ALSTON III 302; ESTC 128060].