November 5, 2016, 2:00 PM EST
Macon, GA, USALive Auction
Lot 173: Priestly on the Doctrines of Materialism, 1778(28 views)
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Description: Priestly, Joseph. A FREE DISCUSSION OF THE DOCTRINES OF MATERIALISM, AND PHILOSOPHICAL NECESSITY, IN A CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN DR. PRICE, AND DR. PRIESTLY . London: J. Johnson, 1778. 8vo. , xliv, , 428,  pp. + errata slip laid in at rear. Bound in period full tree-calf, spine with title label in gilt and decorative gilt in compartments, boards with gilt borders and armorial devices to center, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers. Light wear to corners, front hinge cracked but secure. Front free endpaper with period manuscript (see photo), two leaves with shadow (from a clipping having been laid in at some point), else a very clean and bright example with only a few instances of minor imperfections. Very Good. ***************************** First edition, with the scarce errata slip still present. An excellent example.