The Characters of Theophrastus Translated from the Greek, and Illustrated by Physignomical Sketches To Which Are Subjoined the Greek Text with Notes and Hints on the Individual Varieties of Human Nature By Francis Howell 1824 First Edition

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A large-paper copy with untrimmed sheets, with 50 engravings on print paper mounted with engraved captions on unpaginated full-page stock, including the frontispiece “Outline from a Bust of Theophrastus,” engraved by S. Williams. The other engravings are done by S. Williams, R. Austin, M. Byfield, H. White, J. Thompson, W. Walker, T. Branston and T. Mosses. The engravings are distributed throughout the book (36), including in the Greek text (6) and in the notes (8). This copy is signed at the top of the title page in ink by Charles Henry Hall (1763 – 1827), Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, elected 1809.

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Howell, Francis. The Characters of Theophrastus; Translated from the Greek, and Illustrated by Physignomical Sketches. To Which Are Subjoined the Greek Text, with Notes, and Hints on the Individual Varieties of Human Nature. By Francis Howell. London: Published by Josiah Taylor, Architectural Library, 1824. First edition. Octavo. Printed by A. J. Valpy, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. 28 cm x 19.5 cm. [xix; 261 pages] Printer’s colophon on verso of p. 261 and on the verso of the half-title. A large-paper copy with untrimmed sheets, with 50 engravings on print paper mounted with engraved captions on unpaginated full-page stock, including the frontispiece “Outline from a Bust of Theophrastus,” engraved by S. Williams. The other engravings are done by S. Williams, R. Austin, M. Byfield, H. White, J. Thompson, W. Walker, T. Branston and T. Mosses. The engravings are distributed throughout the book (36), including in the Greek text (6) and in the notes (8).

This copy is signed at the top of the title page in ink by Charles Henry Hall (1763 – 1827), Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, elected 1809. In 1807 Hall was elected Regius Professor of Divinity. Rebound in modern blue pasteboard covers with a blue linen spine. Occasional slight foxing but still a fine copy. An untrimmed copy with a distinguished provenance.

Original Cruikshank Sketch Signed Twice Inscribed 1875 Presented to Walter Hines Page

Theophrasti Eresi Characteres ethici siue morum descriptiones Signed by Peter Wilson