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Jones, William The History of the Life of Nader Shah, King of Persia. Extracted from an Eastern Manuscript, which was translated into French by Order of His Majesty the King of Denmark. With an Introduction, containing, I. A Description of Asia, according to the Oriental Geographers. II. A Short History of Persia from the earliest times to the present century: and an Appendix, consisting of an Essay on Asiatick Poetry, and the History of the Persian Language. To which are added, Pieces relative to the French translation. London Printed by J. Richardson, for T. Cadell 1773
First edition pp.[44], lxxii, 196. A very good copy bound in contemporary calf. Spine beginning to split. Contents fine. Early 20th century ownership signature stamp on end paper.

It took William Jones twelve months to translate Mirza Mahidi's history from Persian into French, a task he undertook reluctantly under pressure from Christian VII, King of Denmark. Forty copies of the French translation were published by Jones in 1770 before this English version.