London: Warrington, 1777. Octavo : pp. xii, 139 (140, blank) : folding map of "Antient Germany" by M. Robert De Vaugondy, Geographer to the French King : quarter leather : paste paper covered boards.
Boards show some edgewear and abrasions and paste paper discoloured in patched along the spine and corners. Item #2012
Tacitus (c. AD 56-120) is one of the earliest sources for ancient Germany. His father-in-law Agricola was the general responsible for much of the Roman conquest of Britain.
John Aikin MD (1747 - 1822) was an English physician and scholar. More interested in advocating liberty of conscience than medical practice he devoted himself to writing in the later part of his life. His translation of Tacitus was published when he was only thirty and a practicing surgeon in Chester and Warrington.