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An Essay on Taste With Three Dissertations on the same subject by Mr. De Voltaire, Mr. D'Alembert, F.R.S., Mr. De Montesquieu by  Alexander GERARD - First Edition - 1759 - from Voewood Rare Books (SKU: 3007)

An Essay on Taste With Three Dissertations on the same subject by Mr. De Voltaire, Mr. D'Alembert, F.R.S., Mr. De Montesquieu

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An Essay on Taste With Three Dissertations on the same subject by Mr. De Voltaire, Mr. D'Alembert, F.R.S., Mr. De Montesquieu

by GERARD, Alexander

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London: Printed for A. Millar. (A. Kincaid and J.Bell, in Edinburgh) 1759, 1759. First edition. 8vo. (200x120mm). pp. [ii], iv, 222, [3], 224-253, [2], 258-314. Contemporary full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt borders in compartments, red label, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to joints and bumping to corners but overall a very good binding. Title page has ownership inscription, "Sutherland, 1759". Some water-staining to bottom right corner of signature 'O', otherwise a very nice copy internally. Alexander Gerard (1728-1795) was Professor of Moral Philosophy at Aberdeen University. His Essay on Taste was written in 1756 and won the Prize of The Edinburgh Society. The subsequent publication in 1759 was supervised by David Hume and was regarded as a major contribution to 18th century philosophical aesthetics. The essays by Voltaire, Montesquieu and D'Alembert were presented here in English for the first time. ESTC. T60731

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3007
Title
An Essay on Taste With Three Dissertations on the same subject by Mr. De Voltaire, Mr. D'Alembert, F.R.S., Mr. De Montesquieu
Author
GERARD, Alexander
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Hardcover
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London: Printed for A. Millar. (A. Kincaid and J.Bell, in Edinburgh) 1759
Date published
1759

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Simon Finch has been a Rare Book Dealer since 1980. He has had shops in Notting Hill Gate, Mayfair and Holt, Norfolk. His firm has handled a wide variety of material from the First Folio of Shakespeare to the wilder shores of the counterculture and everything in between. In 1998, Simon bought Voewood, one of the finest Arts and Crafts and houses and brought it back to life with an eight-year programme of renovation and restoration. Voewood Rare Books, which operates from Voewood, is the continuation for Simon of a long career in the book trade. It also represents an important link with the House. Voewood is always beautiful, surprising, mysterious and perhaps a little disorientating and we aim to bring something of this spirit to the bookshop. Whilst our focus in on the visual arts, literature and the counter-culture, we deal also in a broad range of antiquarian and modern rare books across all subject areas. Our collection can be found here at Biblio and on our website. We are open by appointment and can always be contacted by email.

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