De Animi Immortalitate: Poema

Londini (London): J. & R. Tonson & S. Draper, 1754. 4to. pp. 40; late twentieth-century quarter-bound leather over decorative-paper boards with a binder's ticket in the rear stating "Restored by B R Lhotka 1992". This variant has the price on the title page. A near fine book with the rear hinge starting and an archival tape repair to the front hinge. Hawkins Brown is cited as a friend of Samuel L. Johnson, and was a poet, MP and Barrister during his lifetime (1706-1760) (Trinity College Chapel Memorials). His poem reads as a pseudo-philosophical exploration of the immortality of the human soul, drawing on humanist beliefs about the universe as well as theology. Item #53447

Price: $150.00

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