Essays on the Characteristics [of the Earl of Shaftesbury]
London : Printed for C. Davis... 1751. First Edition
8vo, 2 ff, viii, 406 pp, title printed in red and black with eng. vignette by C. Grignion after N. Blakey, small wormhole in last 15 leaves, cont. calf, gilt 2-fillet borders, fully gilt spine, lacking label, sound
The first detailed reply to the theories advanced by Shaftesbury in his Characteristics and acknowledged among the finest pieces of literary criticism of the 18th. century.
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