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Characteristicks of men, manners, opinions, times
Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of, 1671-1773.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], M. DCC. XLIX. [1749]
Physical Description:
3 volumes : illustrations ; 13 cm
General Note:
General t.p. in first vol. only; each volume has individual t.p. with imprint: Printed in the year 1749.

Title vignettes.

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Vol. 1: vi, [2], 245, [1] p. (last p. blank); v. 2: 287, [1] p. (last p. blank); v. 3: 279, [67] p.
Vol. I. Letter concerning enthusiasm. Sensus communis; an essay on the freedom of wit and humour. Soliloquy, of Advice to an author -- v. II. Inquiry concerning virtue and merit. The moralists; a philosophical rhapsody -- v. III. Miscellaneous reflections on the preceding treatises, and other critical subjects. A notion of the tablature, or Judgment of Hercules. A Letter concerning Design.
Local Note:
1749 edition, Vol. I: [A]⁸ B-X¹² Y⁶; [i]-[viii] [1]-240 241-[246]; 13 x 8.8 cm. The printer's imprint is absent. The volume is bound in brown calf, with the half-title (in a maroon levant label) and volume number stamped in gilt on the spine. The endpapers and text pages are of plain white laid paper. The overall title page has the full title, author, engraved illustration by Ravenet, and the date in Roman numerals. The volume title page lists the contents. The preface page includes an engraving of the Shaftesbury arms, also by Ravenet. Page [vii] bears a signature in the upper right corner: "Geo: Smith."
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