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FOSTER, JOHN. Essays in a Series of Letters to a Friend, on the Following Subjects: I. On a Man's Writing Memoirs of Himself. II. On Decision of Character. III. On the Application of the Epithet Romantic. IV. On Some of the Causes by Which Evangelical Religion has been Rendered Less Acceptable to Persons of Cultivated Taste. By John Foster. Inspicere, tanquam in speculum, in vitas omnium Jubeo, atque ex aliis sumere exemplum sibi. Ter. Two Volumes in One. Vol. I. [& Vol. II.] Utica: Printed by Seward and Williams. 1815. 12mo in 6's, 10.8 x 17.5cm.
Bound full leather with red leather title label, 1.5 x .5cm hole in leather at bottom of spine from worm damage, rubbed & scuffed some, worn through leather two corners, 1cm worm hole in leather near top of rear hinge, medium foxing--heavier on endpapers, dampstains in top margins just reaching into text in places. Inscription on rear free endpaper: "Leonard Walker's Property Bought 1818 July 21st."
John Foster (1770-1843) English Baptist minister & author. "In 1792 he commenced preaching, and officiated among the Baptists at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Dublin, Chichester, Downend, near Bristol, and Frome in Somersetshire, in succession. Obliged by a glandular affection of the neck to discontinue preaching, he retired to Stapleton, near Bristol, and here he devoted himself to literary composition, for which few have been so well qualified.... In 1805, Mr. Foster published Essays, in a Series of letters to a Friend..."--Allibone: Critical Dict. of Engl. Lit. and British and Amer. Authors, p.620. Allibone quotes the following contemporary notice of Foster's Essays: "I have read, with the greatest admiration, the Essays of Mr. Foster. He is one of the most profound and eloquent writers that England has produced."--Sir James Mackintosh.
Title: Essays in a Series of Letters to a Friend, on the Following Subjects:
Illustrator: Utica, NY
Binding: Bound full leather with red leather title label
Size: 12mo in 6's, 10.8 x 17.5cm.
Weight: 2.00 Item
Book Number: 16026