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12455. Alison, Archibald: Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste.

Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Co. for Archibald Constable and Company, Erdinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1812. Two Volumes. 22 by 14 cms. The Third Edition. Vol. I, xxix+376 pp. Vol. II, vi+447 pp. in a textured polished leather binding, five panelled spine with raised bands, some gilt decoration and original spine labels, marbled endpapers, fore-edges, board edges with gilt decoration and the name Taylor & Hessey Booksellers London. Boards show a degree of shelfwear with fading to the gilding. Internally in good fresh condition, tight, bright, a few light spots on vol II. There is a little pencil annotation on endpapers but not in text. This is one of the important intellectual products of the Scottish Enlightenment. First published in 1790, this was the reprint of the revised second edition, the author's definitive work. Very influential in North America. 325.00


11921. Barrow, Rev. William: An Essay on Education in which are particularly considered the Merits and the Defects of the Discipline and Instruction in our Academies.

London: Printed for P. and C. Rivington 1802. The first edition. In Two Volumes. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. Vol. I, xx+314 pp. Vol. II, iv+333 pp. In contemporary calf, seven panelled spine, panels separated by gilt lines, red and gilt title labels, yellow and gilt volume labels. Boards rubbed and rather worn, a little scuffing, the bottom right front gutter of vol I has a loss of calf along the joint and vol II has a very small hole in the calf at the top of the vol. label. internally tight, some browning to pages, otherwise good. Written in a very readable style, chapters include, On the importance and neccessity of a right education, On the prejudices of education, On the discipline and instruction of infants, On the comparative advantages of a publick and private education, On the choice of a School, On the study of the classics, On writing, arithmetick, and the Mathematicks, On the Art of Teaching, On compulsion and correction, On the virtues and vices of boys, On Ornamental Accomplishments, On the effects of the late Revolution in France upon publick opinions and manners in this Kingdom, amongst others. Barrow was an experienced teacher, and later Archdeacon of Nottingham. This edition was reprinted in 1804 with significant additions. Barrow wanted to improve the social and financial status of teachers, and proposed an official licensing system. An important contributor to educational theory. 165.00


16790. Barrow, Rev. William: An Essay on Education; in which are considered the Merits and the Defects of the Discipline and Instruction in our Academies.

London: Printed for F. & C. Rivington, 1804. The Second Edition corrected and enlarged. 17.5 x 10.5 cm. In two volumes. Volume I, xxiv+342 pp. Volume II, iv+412 pp. Professionally rebound in gold-blocked brown boards, with gold-blocked black spine labels. Both volumes are in very good condition. A very handsome set. 120.00


7155. Department of Scholastic Philosophy The Queen's University of Belfast: Irish Philosophical Journal Volume 6, Number 2, 1989.

Belfast: Department of Scholastic Philosophy Queen's University Belfast 1989. 21 by 14.5 cms. 189-327 pp. laminated card covers, in very good condition, editor, Bernard Cullen, articles include, Wittgenstein, Religion, Freud and Ireland, Heidegger and the problem of Style in Interpretation, Religious Belief and Religious Diversity. 10.00


16370. Exley, Helen: A Special Gift of Wisdom A four-book giftset created by Helen Exley.

Watford: Exley Publications Ltd, 1997. Four unpaginated volumes, each 11 x 8 cm, in a slipcase 27.5 x 21 cm. Four pocket-sized hardbacks from Exley's Gifts for Life series: Words on Courage; Words on Strength and Perseverance; Words of Wisdom; Words on Calm. Books and slipcase are as new. 12.50


15916. Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich: The Philosophy of Right The Philosophy of History.

Chigago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1977. Volume 46 in the Great Books of the Western World series. x + 369 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Gold-blocked spine strip and brown boards, no dw. T.e.g. Spine faded, o/w good. 10.00


19928. Hume, David: Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. Vol. II.

Dublin: J. Williams (No. 21) Skinner Row M,DCC,LXXIX (1779). This was the first Dublin edition.The second volume only. Containing An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding, A Dissertation on Passions, An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, and The Natural History of Religion. A New Edition. (6) 527 pp. In a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with some modest gilt decoration and the original gilt blocked red morocco spine label, some edge-rubbing, wear to lower spine extremity, some wear overall, 11 pages have some old wormhole damage to the bottom margin, some light brown spotting here and there, but overall a good tight clean copy. The tile page bears the signature of Narcissus Batt. Batt 1767-1840 was a leading Belfast merchant, a founder of The Belfast Banking Company, and builder of Purdysburn house. 125.00


15226. Jackson, Hildur and Karen Svenson, editors: Ecovillage Living. Restoring the Earth and Her People.

Totnes: Green Books, in association with Gaia Trust, 2002. 181 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Coherent argument for, and account of, community lifestyles. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 12.00


1762. Johnston, Joseph: Bishop Berkley's Querist in Historical Perspective.

Dundalk: DunDalgan Press 1970. vii + 220pp. d.w. v.g. A special edition of the Querist preceded by a number of excellent articles putting it into historical and social perspective. The Querist pub. in 1735-1737 was," the reaction of an Irish social idealist to social problems which needed to be understood in order to be remedied". 12.00


14051. Jones, H. Spencer: Life on Other Worlds.

London: The English Universities Press reprinted Nov. 1940. 259 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, a bit of wear otherwise good. 12.00


20398. Lethbridge, T. C.: ESP Beyond Time and Distance

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul 1sd ed. 1965. 21 x 14.5 cm. x+148 pp.21 figures, gold blocked black boards, in a lightly worn, price-clipped dustwrapper, otherwise in good condition. Concerns theories of the survival of the mind after death and extra sensory perception. 20.00


20403. Lethbridge, T. C.: The Monkey's Tail A Study in Evolution and Parapsychology.

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul first ed.1969. 21 x 14.5 cm. 142 pp. 24 figures, gold blocked green boards, in a good, dustwrapper, in very good condition. Concerns theories of the origins of man, evolution, parapsychology etc. 35.00


13662. Livingstone, Sir Richard: The Future in Education.

London: Cambridge University Press, 1941. The W.E.A. Edition. x + 127 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. The need for adult education. Good condition. 10.00


20404. McIvor, John: Divining in Ireland.

Stillorgan: Gilbert Dalton 1980 18.5 x 10.5 cm. 63 pp.illustrated, softcovers, in very good condition. The first modern book published in ireland on this subject 10.00


17548. Pearson, Richard: Popular Taste: Founded on the Principles of Progress and Civilisation.

Glasgow: Porteous Brothers, 1866. v + 320 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Religious, Moral, Personal, Domestic, Social, National, Literary, Artistic, Artificiial and Natural Taste. Gold- and black-blocked brown boards. Decorative front board. Ffep missing. Minor wear. Previous owner's inscription to rear of title page, otherwise in good condition. 30.00


16052. Pemberton, Henry: View of Isaac Newton's Philosophy.

London: Printed by S. Palmer, 1728. (50) + 407 pp. 29 x 23 cm. Engraved titlepage vignette, twelve unnumbered engraved folding plates, six engraved headpieces, five tailpieces, and six decorative engraved initials by J. Pine, after J. Grison. A large copy with wide margins. The boards have been professionally, but lightly, restored, the rear board having had some old shallow cuts made on it. Corners are a little tender. New front and rear endpapers. There is an old ink owner's inscription on the title page, "From the Rev. John Dubardieu to his son Capt. Dubardieu Rl Artillery" with, in a different hand, underneath "Frances Dubardieu decec. Royal Hanoverian Engineers". John Dubardieu was Rector of Annahilt, Co. Down, and the author of "A Statistical Survey of Co. Down" (1802) and "A Statistical Survey of Co Antrim (1812). His fourth son Capt. Robert Rawdon Hastings Dubardieu, c.1784-1861, was serving as a Captain in the Royal Hanoverian Engineers in Germany by 1836. On his return to Ireland he was employed by the Newry Navigation Company. He later became County Surveyor for Sligo (1834-36) and Louth (1836-40). (Ref. Dictionary of Irish Architects). The book was intended for the general, albeit intelligent, reader. It was the first book to be wholly printed in a Caslon Roman font. The elegant head- and tail-pieces depict scientific scenes. There is a lengthy and distinguished list of subscribers. Contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, and original spine label. 950.00


14945. Saunders, T. Bailey translator: A Series of Essays by Arthur Schopenhauer.

New York: Peter Eckler, c1915. Library of Famous Literature. xviii+99+126+87x+107+90 pp. 20.5 x 14 cm. Portrait frontispiece. Contents include: Personality or what a man is, Property or what a man has, and Position or a man's place in the estimation of others. Gold-blocked brown boards, no dw. The introduction and first few pages of the first essay have annotation, otherwise good. 20.00


10385. Spencer, Herbert: Education: Intellectual, Moral and Physical.

London: Watts & Co. tenth impression 1923. Issued for the Rationalist Press Association, Ltd. 123 pp. paper covers, a little wear to spine otherwise good. 6.00


9567. Vaughan, Karen Iversen: John Locke Economist and Social Scientist.

London: The Athlone Press 1980 178 pp, hardback, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. A comprehensive treatment of Locke's economic thought and its relationship to his political and social philosophy, a subject that until now has been neglected by Locke scholars. 12.00


14938. Wright, W. Aldis: Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil.

Cambridge and London: Macmillan and Co. 1863. 16.5 by 11 cms. xxi+464 pp. with notes and glossarial index by W. Aldis Wright. hardback, on the front pastedown is an armorial bookplate for Thomas Greer and a small bookseller's label for Christoper Atchison Bookseller 12 Castle Place Belfast. very minor wear otherwise in good condition. 32.00

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