Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. Vol. I: A Letter Concerning Enthusiasm, Sensus Communis or an Essay on Wit, Soliloquy or Advice to an Author; Vol. II: An Inquiry Concerning Virtue and Merit, The Moralists a Philosophical Rhapsody; Vol. III: Miscellaneous Reflections on the said Treatises, and other Critical Subjects

Shaftesbury, Anthony, Earl of]

Published by n.p. [William Taylor?], n.p. [London?], 1711
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Title: Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, ...

Publisher: n.p. [William Taylor?], n.p. [London?]

Publication Date: 1711

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.


Contemporary calf, gilt-stamped lettering in red leather spine label (5 raised bands); 3 volumes, 8vo (5 x 7.5 inches); pp. iv, [4], 364; 443; [4], 344, [88] (index, ads "Books Printed for, and Sold by William Taylor, at the Ship in Paternoster-Row"). All volumes: Spines a bit dry, and lightly chipped at tips; light bumping and scuffing along joints and edges of boards; text block a bit tanned along the edges, prelims, and terminals, but overall bright and clean. Armorial bookplate of Sam 1 Goodford of ye Inner Temple Esqr. 1737; later bookplate of Munson Havens and Hetty Jamon Havens, "Their Book." First Edition, a handsome set of one of the most influential English books of the 18th century, hailed for its prose style as well as for its philosophical contents. Bookseller Inventory # D6889

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