An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D. Late Professor of Moral Philosophy and Logic in the Marischal College and University of Aberdeen. Including many of his original letters.
[ Beattie, James ]. Forbes, William.

Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. and William Creech...[et al.], 1806. First edition of this early biography of poet, moral philosopher and literary critic James Beattie (1735–1803). Compiled by a close friend, it is largely made up of Beattie’s letters, linked together by comments from Forbes. Engraved frontispiece in Volume I, seven facsimile plates, and one plate of music. Without half-titles. Contemporary booksellers’ labels of T. Wickham, Maidstone. Some light staining to boards, light foxing to first and last few leaves, some offsetting from plates. A very good, clean copy. Contemporary calf over marbled boards, rebacked to style. Gilt-decorated flat spines. Two volumes, quarto. . [12, including imprima (Item ID: 14815)


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