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  1. Dissertations Moral and Critical.
    First edition. A lovely copy of an important work: a German edition was published at Göttingen in 1789-90. The poet and philosopher James Beattie (1735-1803) was a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment; his biographer, Roger J. Robinson, describes the Dissertations as Beattie's "best prose work" (ODNB) and draws particular... Learn More
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  2. 118366
    First edition, volume I only; volume II was published in 1793. As the professor of moral philosophy and logic at Marischal College, Aberdeen from 1760 to 1803, Beattie delivered some 300 or so lectures annually to final year arts students. "He was a gifted and conscientious teacher, as shown by the surviving notes taken... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 118366

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