Essays on the Characteristics.

London: C. Davis, 1752. Third edition, 8vo, pp. [4], viii, 408; engraved vignette title-p. printed in red and black; 19th century half tan calf over marbled boards, gilt-lettered direct on spine; very good. A criticism of the Earl of Shaftesbury's Characteristicks of Men Manners, Opinions, Times, and one of the finest pieces of literary criticism of its time. Eddy 12, showing this to be the second state of half-title, with 19 errata listed on the verso. Item #23598

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