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Elements of Criticism

By Henry Home of Kames

1817

Bell & Bradfute : Edinburgh

8.5" by 5.5"

xv, 469pp; [4pp], 516pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A diced calf two volume set of Henry Home's influential work 'Elements of Criticism'.

Complete in two volumes. This work is an interesting work looking at the difference between emotion and passion, how they can coexist, the causes, emotions caused by fictions, the influence of passion, and the beauty of language. Written by Henry Home, the Lord Kames. He was a Scottish judge and philosopher, being a central figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. His proteges include David Hume, Adam Smith, and James Boswell. This was his most popular and important work, analysing the rules of literary composition, and the principles of human nature. It has been argued that this work and Home's influence on the development of English as an academic discipline within the Scottish Universities.

CONDITION

Rebacked with the original diced calf boards preserved. Boards are lightly rubbed, being a little heavier to Volume II and to the extremities. Rubbing has caused a little loss to the head and the tail of the front board of Volume II, and to the rear joint of Volume II. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spines extremities. Hinges have been reinforced with cloth. Bookplate to the front pastedowns, 'Virtue Tutus, William Marshall, E. J. Company Service'. The odd spot to the endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Closed tear to the margin of page 237/238 of Volume II.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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