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The Remains of the Rev. James Marsh
Boston - Crocker and Brewster, 1843 Book. Fair. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of this biography of an American philosopher, with an interesting provenance. Pencil signatures of the men who have owned the book, and typed description of its journey through the American civil war to the front pastedown. Blindstamp of B. Beadley, Binder, Robton to front free-endpaper. James Marsh (17941842) was an American philosopher and president of the University of Vermont from 1826-1833. Marsh was educated at Dartmouth College, graduating in 1817 from the college-in-exile in opposition to Dartmouth University, the state university that was set up in an attempt to destroy the Dartmouth College. He worked as a congregationalist minister and built a philosophy based on the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. As president of the University of Vermont Marsh instituted a program of a unified study where all seniors took a course in philosophy that sought to create a centralized model of knowledge. Joseph Torrey (17971867) was an American professor of philosophy at the University of Vermont and acting president of that university for five years. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally worn, front board detached, water damage to rear board, backstrip missing. Internally, the textblock is split down the middle, held together by the cords, otherwise firmly bound. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with marginal foxing and tidemarks. Overall: FAIR..
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