Essays Upon Several Moral Subjects. Parts I, II & III
"Part I. Upon Pride. Upon Cloaths. Upon Duelling. Upon General Kindness. Upon the Office of a Chaplain. Upon the Weakness of Human Reason. Part II. Of Fame. Of Musick. Of the Value of Life. Of the Spleen. Of Eagerness of Desire. Of Friendship. Of Popularity. A Thought. Of the Entertaiment of Books. Of Confidence. Of Envy. Of the Aspect. Against Despair. Of Covetousness. Of Liberty. Of Old Age. Of Pleasure. Part III. Of Pain. Revenge. Authors. Power. Infancy and Youth. Riches and Poverty. Whoredom. Drunkenness. Usury. An Apostle. Solitude." Essays are actually conversations between Philotimus and Philalethes, etc.
Publisher: Richard Sare et al
Edition: Vols. I & II state Fifth edition
Date Published: 1702-5
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 3 vols.: , 246, ; , 200; v, , 279 p. 20 cm. Full leather bindings with blank impressing to boards and gold trim on spines. Chips and tears to leather on spines and hinges, including spine label on vol. III. Corners bumped. Round bookplates on two front pastedowns for the White family, baronets of Wallingwells, Nottinghamshire, as well as ink inscriptions for "Wallingwells Study Closet." Nice pencil portrait on front free endpaper in vol. I. A front endpaper chipped in vol. I. Endpapers torn and chipped in vol. II along with some dampstains. Vol. III has small hole in front pastedown and dampstains to bottoms of last few leaves.