Title Collection of Miscellanies: Consisting of Poems, Essays, Discourses an
Location Published 18TH-ENG-LOND-BEECROFT
Book Number 17362
NORRIS, JOHN. Collection of Miscellanies: Consisting of Poems, Essays, Discourses and Letters. Occasionally Written. By John Norris, M.A. late Rector of Bemerton near Sarum. Carefully Revised, Corrected and Improved by the Author. The Tenth Edition. [Bible & crown woodcut device.] London: Printed for John Beecroft, at the Bible and Crown, overagainst the New Church in Lombard street. 1748.
BR>Duodecimo. Bound full red morocco single gilt fillet lines separating spine into 6 panels, gilt title, cover & edges outlined in same single gilt roll, gilt turn-ins, 2mm piece chipped from top of front hinge and from bottom of both hinges, spine quite darkened, cover very red, corners bumped, marbled endpapers, all pages edges gilt with a bit of gauffered design, marbled endpapers, light foxing. Woodcut head & tailpieces. Collation: A1-2, a1-4, B-Q12, R4. Pagination: (1) title, (1) blank, (2) advertisement, (4) to the reader, (4) contents, -366pp, (2)pp "A Catalogue of the Works of the Reverend John Morris, M.A. late Rector of Bemerton near Sarum. Not listed in Online ESTC which does list 11 printings from the first of 1687, to a 1740 edition. This 1749 edition not found in OCLC either.
BR> John Norris (1657-1711) English philosopher and disciple of Malebranche, was associated with Cambridge Platonists. "All the writings that he considered to be worth preserving were included in A Collection of Miscellanies, which appeared in 1687. His thought at this period already shows a combination of Platonist and Cartesian elements, which was always to be characteristic of him, and several of the essays in the Miscellanies express ideas that he developed further in his later writings. The Miscellanies
19th Century Books, Leather Bindings, Cambridge Platonists, Philosophy, Poetry, Theology