Title: Dissertations Moral and Critical. On Memory ...
Publisher: W. Strahan, T. Cadell / W. Creech, London / Edinburgh
Publication Date: 1783
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Quarter calf and marbled paper, gilt-stamped lettering in dark brown leather spine label; 4to; pp. x, , 655. A few tiny scuff marks at spine tips, otherwise book is fine. Text block somewhat tanned, and first and last few leaves a little bit brittle along the edges; otherwise text is nice and bright. An excellent copy. Beattie was a distinguished Scottish poet, essayist, and moral philosopher (much at odds with Hume), described by Cowper as "the only author whose critical and philosophical researches are diversified and embellished by a poetical imagination that makdes even the driest subject and the leanest a feast for epicures.". Bookseller Inventory # JC14331
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