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Thomas Wilson (1524-1581); John Seton (?)
THE RULE OF REASON CONTEINING THE ARTE OF LOGIQUE 1552 THOMAS WILSON
London: Richard Grafton, 1552. Fair condition. [WILSON, THOMAS (1524-1581)]. The Rule of Reason Conteining the Arte of Logique. Set Forth in English, and Newely Corrected. Wherunto is Added a Table, for the Ease of the Reader. Imprinted at London: By Richard Grafton, printer to the Kynges Maiestie, Anno M.D.L. II. [1552]. Hardcover. Second edition. Leather-bound. Small octavo (8⁰) (145 x 100mm), ff. 160 (numbered leaves). Signatures: B-X⁸. English text in black letter. Contemporary full calf, spine with four raised bands. Running title reads: 'Arte of Logique'. Historiated and capital initials, shoulder notes, tables in the text. Contemporary signature to first leaf reads 'And. Barker'. Extremely rare second edition of Thomas Wilson's classic work on logic, probably the first authoritative work on the subject by an English author, here encouraged to print by Richard Grafton, it is recognised as the authors earliest work of importance. This copy unfortunately lacks all before B¹ and all after X⁸, regardless copies of the first and second editions are extremely rare. The original covers are somewhat worn with a rather basic cloth repair to lower spine, the textblock is a little loose, the contents show age related browning and toning, folios 1-160 are marked out in sequence, we are missing the title-page and prelims, rear index and colophon. [ESTC S120184]. Paypal only. International tracked shipping - dispatched promptly and securely. Please view my other books.
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