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Author

Volney, C. F.

Title

The Ruins: or, Meditation on the Revolutions of Empires: and The law of nature

Sub-Title

Publisher

 

J. P. Mendum

Year

1877

City

Boston

Edition

Scanned

Searchable

Cleaned

Deluxe

Jefferson-Barlow edition

200.0000

200.0000

400.0000

800.0000

Description

I conducted a WorldCat search for this 1877 edition of this work  and found only 1 library that had a copy of the 1877 edition but it was in French; there were no English copies.

Volney's Ruins:or Meditations on the Ruins of Empires. Translated under the Immediate Inspection of the Author From the latest Paris Edition, with his notes of Illustration. To which is added, The Law of Nature, and A short Biographical Notice by Count Daru.

This is the very rare Jefferson-Barlow translation. For details on this Jefferson-Barlow edition  see http://www.librarything.com/profile/ThomasCWilliams.

The "Invocation" begins with these words, the "Acid test" of the Jefferson-Barlow translation: "Hail solitary ruins, holy sepulchres and silent walls! you I invoke; to you I address my prayer!"

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