Observations On Poetry , Especially the Epic: Occasioned by the Late Poem Upon Leonidas
London, H. Woodfall for J. Brotherton etc., 1738
Small 8vo. (16 x 9.5 cm), xii + errata leaf + 167 pages. Bound with the half title page present. Generally a very clean copy, although a water stain runs down the page from page 142 onwards, on the text but never obscuring it, faint apart from the last four pages, where it is more noticeable.
The Essays or Counsels Civil and Moral and Wisdom of the Ancients
London, William Pickering, 1845
8vo. (17 x 10.5 cm), iv unnumbered pages, xxx + 356 pages + 4 page Pickering catalogue. Generally very clean and crisp internally, with a few light marks and spots and perhaps the slightest creasing to the crisp, white paper. The top edge just a little uneven and dusty. The endpapers a little spotted, with the small blind-stamp of a bookseller on the front endpaper. Read more about Bacon's Essays published by William Pickering
Essai Sur le Beau Par le Père André J… Avec Un Discours Preliminaire, Ex des Refléctions sur le Gôut. Par M. Formey.
Amsterdam, C.H. Schneider, 1767
8vo. (18 x 11.5 cm), 4 unnumbered pages + lxxx + 106 pages. Readable throughout, but the pages heavily browned, with some spotting. Bound in brown leather, a black leather label on the spine. The binding rubbed and worn, with loss of leather on the corners and at the top and bottom of the spine. The boards firmly attached, nut the leather cracked along part of the hinges.