An Elegy on the Death of the Honourable Sir William…

~ An Elegy on the Death of the Honourable Sir William Jones, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Judicature in Bengal, and President of the Asiatic Society... London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies (Successors to Mr. Cadell)... 1795.

4to (270 × 210 mm), pp. [4], 38, [2]; disbound.

First edition, scarce: on the death of the distinguished orientalist and jurist. ‘Another casket of sweet-scented incense, burnt at the shrine of science and virtue:—a second funeral panegyric on the most illustrious oriental scholar, and one of the best of men’ (Monthly Review). The other poem alluded to is An Elegiac Poem, sacred to the Memory and Virtues of the Honourable Sir William Jones, by Thomas Maurice. Barker, ‘Some notes on the bibliography of William Hayley, Part II’, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, Vol. 3, No. 2 (1960), pp. 167-176, 44; Jackson, p. 199.

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