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Characteristicks Men Morals Shaftesbury 1711 First Edition Philosophy provenance
1711. early full calf rubbed especially the spine, previous owner marks, interior clean, overall good plus to VG and Complete. Volumes 2 & 3 of one of the primary works of English Moral Philosophy that influenced David Hume and Adam Smith among others Reference: Lowndes III, 2251. Graesse VI, 1, 380. Brunet V, 332 First Edition printed in 1711 with a rare Provenance Provenance: George Morgan (1743 - 1810) confidant of Aaron Burr who then alarmed the Jefferson administration in 1806 on Burr's treasonous intentions in the American West. Morgan presented these Volumes to his son Thomas Morgan (1784 - 1855) who then presented them to his son George Washington Morgan (1820 - 1893) famed General of the Union Army Title: Characteristicks of men, manners, opinions, times. Volume 2 and Volume 3 Author: Anthony Ashley Cooper Shaftesbury, Earl of Publisher: [London] : [Printed by John Darby], Anno 1711. 8vo: 443pp, 344pp [72pp] In 1711, the Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times appeared in three volumes, also without any name or initials on the title-page, and without even the name of a printer. These volumes contain in addition to the four treatises already mentioned, Miscellaneous Reflections, now first printed, and the Inquiry concerning Virtue and Merit, described as formerly printed from an imperfect copy, now corrected and published intire, and as printed first in 1699. The declining state of Shaftesbury's health rendered it necessary for him to seek a warmer climate and in July 1711 he set out for Italy. He settled at Naples in November, and lived there for more than … [Click Below for Full Description]
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