Miscellaneous Tracts;

(Locke.) SIMM (Alexander)

Miscellaneous Tracts;

or, Select Passages, Historical, Chronological, Moral, &c. Extracted from Eminent Authors, ancient and modern. Containing An Abstract of Mr Locke's Conduct of the Understanding. For the Benefit of Younger Scholars.

Description: FIRST EDITION, printed on poor quality paper, tear in b2 with a chip missing but no loss of text, a little dusty or soiled in places, pen trials, &, pp. xii, 291, 8vo in 4s, contemporary sheep, rubbed and slightly worn, but sound

Publication Details: Edinburgh: Printed by William Gray, and sold at his Printing-house at Magdalen's Chapel, in the Cowgate; and by the Booksellers in Town and Country, 1753

Notes: First edition of this rare miscellany 'historical, chronological, moral' compiled 'for the benefit of younger scholars' by Alexander Simm, a retired schoolmaster of the Scottish town of Bathgate,West Lothian. In the preface Simm offers his thoughts on the occupation of young minds: 'I thought I could not employ some of my leisure hours better, than in compiling some select passages both of the actions and sayings of the great, good, and wise men of antiquity, as well as of the moderns; which might (instead of useless Trish Trash) afford them an agreeable and prof- itable entertainment when oth...more

Bibliography: (Yolton 311; ESTC records 3 copies only (British Library, National Library of Scotland, Bodleian)

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Price: £1,800

Subject: Philosophy

Published Date: 1753

Stock Number: 60578

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