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[Frankenbook] Moore, John . A view of society and manners in France

[Frankenbook] Moore, John . A view of society and manners in France

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[Frankenbook] Moore, John . A view of society and manners in France, Switzerland, and Germany : with anecdotes relating to some eminent characters. :[Boston] : Printed at the Apollo Press, in Boston, by Belknap and Young, for David West, no. 36, Marlborough Street, and Ebenezer Larkin, Jun. no. 50, Cornhill., MDCCXCII. [1792] 8vo., 21 x 12 cm., (xx, 430, [2] pages Dedicated to Douglas, Duke of Hamilton. Errors in paging: p. 187, 215 misnumbered 178, 115. Some signature starting to detach form text block and some general toning. Belknap's 18th century Apollo Press rather shamelessly imitated the style and typography of Bell's innovative Scottish press of the same name. 18th century Americans often looked toward their European counterparts for inspiration and cultivation. The copy here presents a lovely contrast between a work on elegant European manners and society in a less refined and delightfully stitched American binding known as a Frankenbook