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An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.

FORBES Sir William (1806)

£1800.00  [First Edition]

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Late Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. Including many of his Original Letters.Engraved frontispiece by T. Gaugain after Reynolds, and eight plates of facsimiles of manuscript and music.First Edition. 2 vols. 4to. [8], 409, [3]; [4], 431, [3] pp. Fine copy in contemporary straight-grained blue morocco, the covers with a border composed of gilt and blind fillets and a pearl and stem roll; the spines divided into six panels by double bands, with gilt tooling between the bands, lettered in the second panel and numbered in the third, the others tooled in blind and gilt; drab endleaves; gilt edges.N.p.:

With the half-titles and the leaves of errata and directions to the binder. Some foxing and a few leaves browned. In a very handsome binding.Bookplate of Dogmersfield Park, Hampshire, the home of the St. John-Mildmay family.

Stock Code: 51757