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TYRRELL, James]
A brief disquisition of the law of nature, according to the principles and method laid down in the Reverend Dr. Cumberland's (now Lord Bishop of Peterborough's) Latin Treatise on that subject. As also his confutations of Mr. Hobbs's principles put into another method. With the Right Reverend author's approbation.
London: printed and are to be sold by Richard Baldwin near the Oxford-Arms in Warwick-Lane. 8vo., (98) + 396 + (4)pp., including the imprimatur leaf (with repair but no loss of printed surface) and two* advertisement leaves, minor general paper toning, early signature of D. Campbell> at foot of title-page and another old signature crossed through in upper margin, contemporary calf, most appropriately rebacked to match, with raised bands and red morocco label gilt. A very good copy. First edition. James Tyrrell (1642-1718), a lawyer by education, wrote works of political philosophy and history. He was a close friend of John Locke and shared many of his views, and collaborated with him on political writings. Tyrrell's Brief disquisition> (1692), 'a shortened translation of Cumberland's De legibus naturae,> which received Cumberland's approbation, was written some little while before it was published for the use of his friends and relatives and received the approval of Robert Boyle. Tyrrell refers with admiration to John Wilkins' Treatise of Natural Religion,> Henry More's Enchiridion ethicum> and Locke's Essay concerning Human Understanding.> The book contains as a separate section Cumberland's arguments against Hobbes.' [Professor G.A.J. Rogers in the Dict. of 17th Cent. British philosophers,> II, p.832]. * ESTC has 3 advertisement leaves, but ours appear to be complete. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: John Drury Rare Books ABA ILAB [Manningtree, United Kingdom]

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