1806. The Roman History From the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth, Vol 9 by N. Hooke, Esq., Antique History Book about Rome


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Antique History Book about Rome, The Roman History From the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth, Volume 9 by N. (Nathaniel) Hooke, Esq., 1806
Illustrated with maps and other plates, A New Edition in 11 Volumes, several publishers, including F. C. and J. Rivington, London

Full calf. Chipped labels on spine and spine itself. Front cover is detached. Small rectangle cut out of end page, perhaps with the name of the original owner. Bookseller's mark in pencil. Inside in surprising clean and bright considering that it is over 200 years old. See pictures for more evidence of condition.

Antique copy of a classic history book.


Nathaniel Hooke (c. 1687 – 19 July 1763) was an English historian.

William Warburton described Hooke as "a mystic and quietist, and a warm disciple of Fénelon". Pope suggested that Hooke and Conyers Middleton were the only two contemporary prose-writers whose works were worth consulting by an English lexicographer.[2]

Hooke's Roman History, from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth (four volumes, London, 1738–1771, 4to), suggested itself to him while he was preparing an index to the English translation of François Catrou and Pierre Julien Rouille's Roman History. The first volume was dedicated to Pope, and introduced by "Remarks on the History of the Seven Roman Kings, occasioned by Sir Isaac Newton's Objections to the supposed 244 years of the Royal State of Rome". The second volume is dedicated to the Earl of Marchmont, and to it are annexed the Fasti Capitolini, or the consular lists, discovered at Rome during the pontificate of PopePaul III in 1545. The third volume was printed under Hooke's inspection, but was not published until 1764, after his death. The fourth volume was published in 1771, edited by Gilbert Stuart. The whole work was frequently reprinted; the latest edition, in six volumes, appeared in 1830.[2]


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