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CHARACTERSITICKS OF MEN, MANNERS, OPINIONS, TIMES. IN THREE VOLUMES. BY THE RIGHT HONOURABLE ANTHONY, EARL OF SHAFTESBURY. THE FIFTH EDITION

By [Baskerville Press]. Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of

John Baskerville, 1773. Hardcover. The fifth edition, but the first Baskerville edition of the book. Crown octavo. Full contemporary calf. Five raised bands, titles gilt on (now) maroon label, volume number attractively gilt stamped on another label, other compartments blank. Gilt fillets to board edges, Text edges speckled. Three volumes: iv, 364; 443; 391, [48] (index). Corners and head and heel of spine rubbed, boards lightly scuffed. Endpapers' edges tanned, original front free endpapers removed by owner at the time he sold the books. Bookplate and offsetting from removed owner signature on front pastedown. Owner signature and offsetting from bookplate on "new" front free endpaper. Pages bright with nice, wide margins. A lovely set of books. Very good. For a good biography of the Earl of Shaftsbury see the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Brittanica.

$750.00