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The Philosophy of Natural History. by  William Smellie - First editions - 1790, 1799 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio2)

The Philosophy of Natural History.

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The Philosophy of Natural History.

by Smellie, William

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First editions. Volume I Printed for the Heirs of Charles Elliot; and C. Elliot and T. Kay, T. Cadell, and G. G. J. & J. Robinsons. Edinburgh. 1790. Volume II Printed for Bell and Bradfute et al. Edinburgh. 1799. Two volumes. Quarto. xiii, (1), 547pp; xii, 515pp. Later Quarter calf, marbled boards, spines in six compartments, with gilt rules and lettering. Tiny marginal corner loss I, xiii, light marginal stain to I, 544-7, II, 1-10. A handsome set.

William Smellie (1740-1795), Naturalist, Antiquary, Master Printer, Compiler of the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, founder of the Newtonian Society, member of the Scottish Enlightenment. As a master printer he printed works by David Hume, Adam Smith, William Robertson, Adam Fergusson, James Beattie, Joseph Black, James Hutton and his great friend, Robert Burns. ODNB.

ESTC: T306102, T106301. Freeman 3437.

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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
biblio2
Title
The Philosophy of Natural History.
Author
Smellie, William
Format/binding
Quarto
Book condition
Used - See item description
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First editions
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for the Heirs of Charles Elliot; and C. Elliot and T. Kay, T. Cadell, and G. G. J. & J. Robinsons. Printed for Bell and
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Date Published
1790, 1799
Size
4to
Keywords
Science, Natural History, Philosophy, Scottish Interest
Bookseller catalogs
Science; Natural HIstory; Christmas gift ideas; Fine Bindings; Scottish Enlightenment Soillseachadh na h-Alba;
Size
4to
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