Book Description

8vo., (4) v-xxxii, 544pp., half-title. Later reback, dark brown half-calf over decorative paper covered boards, spine with five raised bands, contrasting black label, gilt title, lines and dentelles. Preface signed: Philaret, a member of Athens, i.e. John Dunton. Title within double-rule border; half-title within single rules; subtitle printed in two columns. Text printed in two columns separated by single rule. Occasional light foxing throughout. Paradoxes listed on the title page: A Paradox in Praise of Paradox. Corporeal Affections remain after separation. The Eye beholds as much when it looks on a Shilling, as when it speculates the whole Heaven. Inconstancy is a most commendable Virtue. Every Man is corporally born twice. No Man sees but he that is stark blind. The Restor d Maidenhead, or a marry d Woman may be twice a Virgin. Athenian, or Intellectual, Sport is the Recreation of Pre-existent Spirits. Tis the Pleasantest Life to be always in Danger. The same numerical Voice of a Preacher is not heard by any two of his Auditors. What we call Life, is Natural Death. Content is the greatest Misery. He is the Happiest Man who has neither Mony nor Friend. Fruition s nothing, or a Paradox proving there is no Pleasure in Copulation. To imprison a Debtor is to set him at Liberty. Green come from the Dead or no Man lives but he that is Hang d. The Virgin Paradox, or a Young Lady may Love and Hate the same Person at the same Time. The Loving Shrew, or the Kindest Women are the Most Cruel. And so on, to the Defence of 2000 Paradoxes (or Pleasant Theses) which seem Strange, and Contrary to the Common Opinion. With Improvements from the Honourable Mr. Boyle, Lock, Norris, Collier, Cowley, Dryden, Garth, Addison, and other illustrious Wits. Attractive binding. ESTC T93435.
Author John Dunton
Date 1707
Binding Hardcover
Publisher B. Bragg
Condition Good

Price: £200.00

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