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GERARD, Alexander (1728--1795)
An essay on taste. By Alexander Gerard, M.A. ... With three dissertations on the same subject. By Mr. De Voltaire. Mr. D'Alembert, F.R.S. Mr. De Montesquieu.
London:, printed for A. Millar in the Strand, A. Kincaid and J. Bell, in Edinburgh,, 1759.
[2], iii, [1], 314 p. ; 20.1 cm. (8º)

Awarded a gold medal by the Edinburgh Society in 1756 and first published in 1759. The 'Three Dissertations On Taste' have a divisional title-page with continous pagination and register. D'Alembert's 'Reflexions On The Use and Abuse Of Philosophy' and Montesquieu's 'Essay On Taste' have divisional title-pages with continuous register but not counted in the page numbering. Page iv misnumbered iii. ESTC t60731.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone for 1s. 6d., 21 June 1815. (Spiers Box).

Binding Contemporary mottled calf, blind roll-tooled borders.

Reference Number 2332

Additional Names Thomas Boone; Voltaire (1694--1778); Alembert, Jean Le Rond d' (1717--1783); Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat, baron de (1689--1755)

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