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Two Dissertations Concerning Sense, and the - Zachary Mayne] - 1728. 
J.Tonson, London 1728 - Full leather, with raised bands, and red morocco label. The boards are badly rubbed with loss of leather to both boards, less so to the head and tail of the spine. The back board has two circular stains, one of which appears to be the shadow of a tea pot.The spine is also badly rubbed removing most of the gilt floral ornament. The front board is partially detached at the tail and there is an ownership signature on both the front paste down and the title page. In pencil, there are a series of calculations deducting 1946 from 1728 and 1905 from 1228. A previous owner read the book with passion and some words have been neatly blocked with black ink and in some cases replaced with another word. This would have happened early in the book's life. There are also gentle pencil underlinings with a side commentary, again neat and in pencil.The boards have seen better days, but internally the book is in excellent condition: A very good copy in good only boards. A first edition of this anti-Lockean work on cognition, attributed with some uncertainty to Zachary Mayne (1631-1694.) "Long overlooked, the anonymously published Two Dissertations Concerning sense and the Imagination. With all Essay on Consciousness (1728) continues mistakenly to be attributed to Zachary, Mayne. Mayne was a controversial figure at Oxford during the Commonwealth, A Socianist who was made demy of Magdalen College on the intervention of Cromwell, he hung onto his position until the Restoration. afterwards retiring to Exeter.'His later life is marked by increasing conformity and a recantation of Socinian and Arian views, to which end he published The Snare Broken: or, the Natural and Eternal Deity of the Son of God. as also of The Holy Ghost. Asserted (Oxford, 1692), His other works include St. Paul's travelling Pangs. or a Treatise of Justification (London. 1662), Sanctification by Faith 'Vindicated (London. 1693) and a letter to the Royal Society dated 1694, in which he describes a tornado or 'Spout of Water' which occurred at sea near Exeter.' Two letters by Mayne addressed to John Newburgh appear in the Gentleman's Magazine (1794} He died in Exeter on 11 November 1694. If. as is widely supposed, the Two Dissertations did come from the hand of Mayne, then it is quite unique in his oeuvre." (Notes and Queries, Oxford Journal, June 2000) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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