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Titre : Four Dissertations. I. The Natural History ...
Éditeur : Printed for A. Millar, London
Date d'édition : 1757
Reliure : Hardcover
FIRST EDITION, 12mo, pp. [iv], vii, , 240. With the half-title and the seven-page dedication to John Home praising his play Douglas. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with raised bands between double gilt rules. Light browning and occasional staining and creasing. Rubbed and worn at extremities, label lost from spine, second front flyleaf excised and the first with upper corner clipped, joints cracking at ends but sound. Early ownership inscription of James MacIvor to half-title and flyleaf. Pencilled inscription of James Robertson dated June 1951 to front pastedown, and his annotations in pencil to Dissertation III and IV (almost 100 words in 5 notes in the former, just marginal crosses in the latter). This volume had a difficult birth: Hume originally provided Millar with four dissertations, then withdrew one, supplied two more, suppressed one of these and withdrew the other, supplied another, saw the volume through to almost to publication then cancelled the dedication, and never allowed the contents to be reprinted in this arrangement afterward. This copy preserves the cancelled dedication (and the half-title); it also contains the expected cancels (C12, D1, plus K5-K8 removed) and the typographical error on p.9 (but not on p.131). ESTC T4011; Fieser 14. N° de réf. du libraire 1750
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