Auction 358 Old & Rare Books - Various subjects

BASKERVILLE -- SHAFTESBURY, A. Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. 5th ed. Birmingham, J. Baskerville, 1773. 3 vols. (6), iv, 364; 443; (4), 410, (48) pp. W. engr. front., 5 engr. ti-vign. & 7 engr. head-pieces by S. Gribelin. Beautiful 19th c. marbled and polished cf. bound by Zaehnsdorf w. richly dec. gilt backs, each w. 2 matching mor. labels in brown and red, triple gilt fillets on sides, leading edges and inside dentelles with floral design, all edges painted yellow.

The major work by Shaftesbury, his famous Characteristics, first published in 1711 and revised by him before his death two years later. Many aspects of moral philosophy, pertaining to right and wrong and man's ability to distinguish the two. - A beautiful set in magnificent bindings. Lowndes III, 2251; Graesse VI/1, 380; Brunet V, 332; Gaskell 49.

€ 400

result € 320

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