The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses: Translated from the French of De La Motte-Fenelon, Archibishop of Cambray, by John Hawkesworth. Together with the Life of Fenelon. A New Edition, Revised and Corrected. To which are added copious notes and commentaries, and embellished with elegant copper plates.


Hardback, 11 x 8.5 inches. 8vo. Full calf leather with thin gilt decorative paneling to boards. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Professional repair to spine. Contemporary spine label. Boards rubbed, edges and corners bumped and chipped. Some minor darkening to endpapers and title page. Some minor handling marks, and some occasional foxing spots to pages and plates, else a very clean and tight copy. 327pp. Illustrated with full-page B&W copper-engraved plates. Story of gods and goddesses, shipwrecks and dangers, as well as great adventures by the son of Ulysses as he searches for his father. It is a didactic romance and is intended to teach the skills and morals of an enlightened ruler.

Title: The Adventures of Telemachus, the Son of Ulysses: Translated from the French of De La Motte-Fenelon, Archibishop of Cambray, by John Hawkesworth. Together with the Life of Fenelon. A New Edition, Revised and Corrected. To which are added copious notes and commentaries, and embellished with elegant copper plates.

Author Name: MOTTE-FENELON, FRANCOISE SALIGNAC DE LA (Archbishop of Cambray): HAWKESWORTH:

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: London, Alex Hogg, ca1795:

Seller ID: 82578

Keywords: Literature telemachus, ulysses, mothe-fenelon, hawkesworth, calf, fine binding, engraved, New Edition, Revised, 1795, leather