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Table-Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden, Esq, Or, His Sense...
1716. "His Sense of Various Matters of Weight and High Consequences" Selden, John [1584-1654]. Table-Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden, Esq. Or, His Sense of Various Matters of Weight and High Consequence. Relating Especially to Religion and State. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1716. [viii], 136 pp. 12mo. (6-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked in period style, blind rules to boards, raised bands, gilt ornaments and retained contemporary lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. A few faint spots to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners worn. Moderate toning to text, faint dampstaining in a few places, faint early owner signature to front free endpaper. $250. * Third edition. Perhaps the most personal of Selden's works, Table Talk was compiled by Selden's secretary, Richard Milward. It was first printed in 1689, when the Civil War had given freedom to the press. "The work may safely be accepted as the most vivid picture extant of the habits of thought and the modes of expression of the great Erastian lawyer. The conversations cover a great range of subjects relative to human life and history...": Dictionary of National Biography XVII:1159. English Short-Title Catalogue T115346.
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