MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF THE LATE DR. ARBUTHNOT - 1770 [2 Vols]
Miscellaneous Works of the Late Dr Arbuthnot [2 Vols]
by John Arbuthnot
Early edition with fine binding. Published by: W. Richardson and L. Urquhart, London, 1770.
Hardbacks are overall in VERY GOOD- condition.
- Volumes display mild overall wear and minor expected aging.
- Three-quarter leatherbound.
- Boards display mild wear with general rubbing and scuffs, and small black stains at edges of cloth and leather. (See photos)
- Covers show moderate edgewear, with exposed boards at corners.
- Spine features text and filigree in gilt with five raised bands on both volumes.
- Rubbing along shoulders and ends. Volume 1 starts to split at front shoulder. Volume 2 has a chip to head, going into gilt line. (See photos)
- Binding is secure in both volumes.
- Endpapers display handsome colored marble design. (See photos)
- Interior displays moderate expected toning with scarce marginal staining.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Volume 1: Page 77-78 exhibits severe marginal stains with tears going across page, and professionally mended. (See photos)
- Text block edges have remnants of gilt along head, mostly faded, and are moderately toned.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
A collection of essays and writings on all subjects by a remarkable, though almost entirely overlooked figure of 18th century London. The Scottish mathematician, physician, satirist, Dr John Arbuthnot (1667-1735) is mostly known for his wit and humor, as well as his contribution to mathematics and his role in the founding of the Scriblerus Club, in which he is known to have inspired Jonathan Swift's Gulliver Travels. Such works he also comments in some of the essays put together in this collection of miscellaneous works. Only through such variety can today's reader truly understand the significance of this Scottish polymath; for it is in his diversity of interest and knowledge, along with the myriad of subjects he tackled, that he wielded such influence on the society of his time--an influence which is rarely considered yet should not be neglected. 245 pgs (vol 1) + 310 pgs (vol 2). 4.25 x 6.75 inches.
Two Volumes. Mentioned as "New Edition." Includes the Memoirs of the Life of John Arbuthnot as introduction.
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