Edinburgh: For Mundell, Doig & Stevenson, 1808. With thirty-one engraved plates, and an index in each volume. Minor rubbing and scuffing, light brown stain on front cover of Volume I, contemporary bookplate of "David Moore, Thame," twentieth-century ownership marks. A very good, attractive set. Contemporary polished calf. Gilt decoratively ruled covers, gilt spines with red morocco labels, marbled edges. Two volumes, octavo. . 523, ; , 418.  pp. Item #16056
John Potter (1673/4–1747), the son of a Yorkshire linen draper, served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1737 until his death. He received his BA and MA at University College, Oxford, and had a lifelong interest in classical history and patristics. His Variantes lections at Notoe and Plutarchi librum de audiendis poetis was published in 1694, and the present work followed in 1697-8. It went through a number of editions and was considered the standard for years.