The Student's Vade Mecum. Containing an Account 1. Of Knowledge and Its General Division. 2. Of History. 3. Of Philosophy. 4. Of the Institution of Society and Nature of Government. 5. Of the Heathen Idolatry or Faith Philosophy, and Its Analogy to the Revelation or True Philosophy. 6. Of the Different Systems of Philosophy...7. Of Mathematics. With Directions how to proceed in the Study of each Branch of Learning...

London: Printed for the Author, 1770. First edition. Head and foot of spine lightly worn, joints starting to crack, some scuffs to covers, first and last few leaves lightly foxed, light dampstain at bottom margin toward the end of the book, bookplate neatly removed. A good, sound copy, complete with half-title, of scarce book. Contemporary sheep, gilt-ruled spine with brown morocco label, edges sprinkled red. Octavo. vii, [1], 264 pp. Item #16069

Very little is known about the author, and we could find no dates for him. This is an intelligently arranged guide to the humanities. The section on the various branches of philosophy is interesting. The author discusses Pythagorean, Carthesian, Newtonian, and Hutchinsonian philosophy, in addition to epicurean, italic and ionic, stoic, sKeptic, and eliatic philosophy.

ESTC notes only four copies in North America—Columbia, Harvard, SMU, and L.A. County Museum of Natural History, though OCLC adds Stanford and the Newberry Library.

Price: $650.00

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