Alethia: or a General System of Moral Truths, and Natural Religion;

Murray (Richard)

Alethia: or a General System of Moral Truths, and Natural Religion;

Contained in letters from Selima, Empress of the Turks, to her daughter Isabella, at Grand Cairo. With critical and historical Notes. [Two volumes.]

Description: FIRST EDITION, a bit of light browning, small early inscription erased from title-page, pp. xiv, [iv], 162; [iv], 167, [9], 8vo, contemporary calf, borders bordered with a double gilt fillet, spines with five raised bands between double gilt fillets, lettering pieces lost, rubbed and scratched, slight loss from headcaps, sound

Publication Details: Printed for T. Osborne, 1747

Notes: If ESTC is correct in identifying this Richard Murray with the author of the long-standing textbook of logic used at Trinity College Dublin (Artis logicae compendium, first published 1759), then he wrote this ambitious epistolary moral tale in his early twenties, before progressing to his D.D. and the position of Professor of Mathematics at TCD. He also translated Loredona's 'Life of Adam', and for the last four years of his life served as Provost of Trinity. This is a scarce publication: ESTC lists copies in the BL, NLS, Oxford, National Trust only within the UK, and Johns Hopkins, Kansas, a...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T102242)

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Price: £550

Subject: Literature

Published Date: 1747

Stock Number: 49051

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