THE MANAGEMENT OF THE TONGUE. UNDER THE FOLLOWING VERY IMPORTANT AND USEFUL HEADS ... Translated from the French. Boston: Published by Isaiah Thomas, Jun. W. S. & H. Spear, Printers, 1813. 12mo, pp. [1-3] 4-9 [10] 11-18 [19] 20-252, original printed boards, untrimmed. Second (or third) U.S. edition. This collection of aphorisms and apothegms was first published in French in 1705 and first translated into English in 1706. The first American edition was published in Boston in 1783. There may have been an edition published in New London, Connecticut, but it is conjectured from a contemporary advertisement and no copy has yet been found. This is the first of three American post-1800 reprints done in 1813, 1814 and 1817. Laurent Bordelon (1653-1730) was a French Abbott, doctor in theology, playwright, polygraph and progressive utopian. He wrote "a hundred hasty volumes or compilations on all subjects" (Gérard-Gailly). His best-known work was Entretiens curieux sur l'astrologie judiciaire (Paris 1689), a quite famous attack against astrology, particularly against Nostradamus. Shaw and Shoemaker 27984. Bookplate of E. Loring Richards affixed to the front paste-down. Chips from spine ends, several cracks along outer joints, scattered foxing throughout, a very good copy of a book seldom found in the original boards and rare thus. OCLC reports three copies; there is also a copy at AAS. (#157571).

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