Important Books & Manuscripts - 30th Anniversary Sale | 30 May 2013
Countess of Newcastle )] Philosophical and Physical Opinions
Sold for £1000
Countess of Newcastle )] Philosophical and Physical Opinions, woodcut ornament on title, woodcut decorations and initials, errata leaf, minor damp-stain to fore-edge margin of last few ff., small bookplate of Douglas Grant on front pastedown, contemporary calf, worn at hinges with minor repairs and splitting, worn at spine ends, upper cover marked, [Wing N864], William Wilson , 1663.
⁂ Originally published in 1655, the expanded 1663 edition was produced largely in response to criticism that the original work lacked either philosophy or originality, to develop "not only a larger, but more exact and perfect fabrick, wherein every several chapter, like several rooms, have as much and clear light as I can give them." This edition also developed further the author's theory on the nature of physical matter and how its harmonious arrangement could be reflected in social interactions.
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