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Characteristicks of men, manners, opinions, times : in three volumes /
by the Right Honourable Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury.
imprint
[London] : [s.n.], M.DCC.XLIX. [i.e. 1749].
description
3 v. (vi, [2], 245, [1]; 287, [1]; 279, [67] p.) : ill. ; 13 cm. (6mo)
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imprint
[London] : [s.n.], M.DCC.XLIX. [i.e. 1749].
citation/reference
ESTC, T66626
general note
"Treatise I. Viz. A letter concerning enthusiasm, to My Lord ******. Printed first in the year M.DCC.VIII", "Treatise II. Viz. Sensus communis; an essay on the freedom of wit and humour" and "Treatise III. Viz. Soliloquy: or Advice to an author" each have divisional half-t.p. on leaves B1r, E2r and K4r respectively of vol. 1; pagination and register continuous throughout.
"Treatise IV. Viz. An inquiry concerning virtue, or merit. Formerly printed from an imperfect copy: now corrected, and publish'd intire. Printed first in the year M.DC.XCIX" and "Treatise V. Viz. The moralists, a philosophical rhapsody. Being a recital of certain conversations on natural and moral subjects" each have divisional half-t.p. on leaves A1r and K4r respectively of vol. 2: pagination and register continuous throughout.
"Treatise VI. Viz. Miscellaneous reflections, &c. Printed first in the year M.DCC.XIV", "Treatise VII. Viz. A notion of the historical draught or tablature of the judgment of Hercules, according to Prodicus, Lib. II. Xen. de Mem. Soc." and "A letter concerning the art, or science of design, written from Italy, on the occasion of The judgment of Hercules, to My Lord ***" each have divisional half-t.p. on leaves A2r, U2r and [Z]1r respectively of vol. 3; pagination and register continuous throughout.
Collective titlepage with engraved vignette in volume 1.
Each volume has separate titlepage, with ornament and the imprint: "printed in the year M.DCC.XLIX". Title to vol. 1 reads: "Characteristicks. Volume I. A letter concerning enthusiasm. Sensus communis; an essay on the freedom of wit and humour. Soliloquy, or advice to an author". Title to vol. 2 reads "Characteristicks. Volume II. An inquiry concerning virtue and merit. The moralists; a philosophical rhaposdy [sic]". Title to vol. 3 reads "Characteristicks. Volume III. Miscellaneous reflections on the preceding treatises, and other critical subjects. A notion of the tablature, or judgment of Hercules. With a letter concerning design".
Engraved armorial vignette at head of leaf A3r of vol. 1.
Head- and tail-pieces, marginal notes.
Index to all vols. at end of vol. 3.
Signatures: vol. 1: A⁴ B-X⁶ Y⁴ (-Y4); vol. 2: pi² (-pi1) A-2A⁶ (-2A6; 2A6=pi2?); vol. 3: A² ²A-Y⁶ (-Y6) [Z]⁶ [2A]² Z-2D⁶ 2E².
Vignettes, head- and tail-pieces engraved by Ravenet.
local note
Victoria University Library copy has marginalia in pencil by Kathleen Coburn.
catalogue key
6226239
 
Gift to Victoria University Library. Coburn, Kathleen.
Includes bibliographical references.

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