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Volney, C. F.


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




J. P. Mendum










Jefferson-Barlow edition






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

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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