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Memoirs of Sir Thomas More, with a New Translation of His Utopia, His History of King Richard III, and His Latin… by  Arthur  Sir Thomas ]. Cayley - First edition. The Cayley translation of Utopia is the third tra - 1808 - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 16908)

Memoirs of Sir Thomas More, with a New Translation of His Utopia, His History of King Richard III, and His Latin Poems. Translated by Arthur Cayley, the Younger, Esq.

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Memoirs of Sir Thomas More, with a New Translation of His Utopia, His History of King Richard III, and His Latin Poems. Translated by Arthur Cayley, the Younger, Esq.

by [ More, Sir Thomas ]. Cayley, Arthur

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London: Published by Cadell and Davis, Strand 1808 First edition. The Cayley translation of Utopia is the third translation of that work. Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards with a five-paneled spine tooled and lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt. . Two volumes in one. Thick quarto. [iii]-viii, 342; [4], 356 pp. Copper engraved frontisportraits of Sir Thomas More and Erasmus. Binding extremities lightly worn. Intermittent light foxing and offsetting from frontisportraits. Occasional light browning, minor twentieth century ink marginalia, and engraved armorial bookplate of Thomas Webster on front end pastedown. Ink signature and inscription of John Burns (1921) on preliminary blank. Contemporary ink signature of previous owner, Charles M. Clarke, on title pages of both volumes. A very good copy. Arthur Cayley (1776–1848) entered Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1792. He took orders in 1813, and in 1814 was presented to a Yorkshire rectory. He wrote two historical biographies: The Life of Sir Walter Raleigh (1805) and Memoirs of Sir Thomas More, with a new translation of his Utopia, his History of King Richard III, and his Latin poems (1808). The present work was designed to reassert the integrity of the subject in reaction to Horace Walpole's Historic Doubts (1768).

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Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
16908
Title
Memoirs of Sir Thomas More, with a New Translation of His Utopia, His History of King Richard III, and His Latin Poems. Translated by Arthur Cayley, the Younger, Esq.
Author
[ More, Sir Thomas ]. Cayley, Arthur
Format/Binding
Contemporary half green morocco over marbled boards with a five-paneled spine tooled and lettered in gilt. Top edges gilt.
Book condition
Used
Edition
First edition. The Cayley translation of Utopia is the third tra
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Published by Cadell and Davis, Strand
Place of Publication
London:
Date Published
1808
Size
Two volumes in one. Thick quarto

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Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg

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