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Edward Search
The Light of Nature Pursued Volumes III, V, VI, VII and VIII
London: T. Jones, 1768-1778. Leather. Fair. 8.5" by 5". None. A set of five very scarce volumes by Abraham Tucker, under the pen name of Edward Search, in leather binding. Very important texts and all contemporary editions are extremely rare. As these were published separately they are usually seen individually and a five volume collection is highly unusal. The original work was seven volumes broken in to parts. Not special externally and would really benefit from the attentions of a good binder but we keep them here are entirely original. Bound and marked as an eight volume set, this collection comprises Volumes III (Volume II Part I- 1768), Volume V (Volume II part III-1768) Volume VI (Volume III Part I- 1778), Volume VI (IV Part II- 1777) and Volume VIII (Volume V Part III- 1777) The volumes are major works of eighteenth century philosophy and theology, anticipating utilitarianism and holding that "every man's satisfaction" is the ultimate end of any action. Contains the bookplate of one George Phillips to the pastedown of volume III. In calf binding with gilt detailing. Externally, there is wear to the boards, joints, extremities and backstrips, with tenderness to hinges. The front board is detached but present to the sixth volume and missing to the eighth. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but are somewhat spotted and age-toned, with some creasing. Overall: FAIR due to binding though internally presentable. Fair
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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