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HUTCHESON, Francis (1694--1746)
An essay on the nature and conduct of the passions and affections. With illustrations on the moral sense. By the author of the Inquiry into the original of our ideas of beauty and virtue.
London: printed by J. Darby and T. Browne, for John Smith and William Bruce, booksellers in Dublin; and sold by J. Osborn and T. Longman, and S. Chandler, 1728.
xxii, [2], 333, [3] p. ; 19.4 cm. (8º)

'Author of the Inquiry' = Francis Hutcheson. First edition. Hutcheson, an important precursor of the enlightenment and prominent as a philosophical teacher, was the author of An inquiry into the original of our ideas of beauty in virtue, first published anonymously in 1725, and argued for the existence of an innate moral sense in mankind. The final leaf contains a proposal for printing by subscription D'Oyley's translation of Augustin Calmet's 'Historical ... Dictionary of the Holy Bible'. ESTC t61154; Kress 3756.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / 1806, i.e. John Soane junior, then at university in Cambridge. Former library and booksellers' hieroglyphics in ink on front pastedown and free-endpaper.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt double-ruled borders and spine, brown morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 4583


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