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KINGSLEY, Charles.

Phaethon.

Or, loose thoughts for loose thinkers.

Cambridge: Macmillan and Co.; George Bell, London, 1852 Stock Code: 123965
£325.00
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First edition. Charles Kingsley (1819-1875), best remembered for his works The Water-Babies and Westward Ho!, produced this work to seek to refute the doctrines of Ralph Waldo Emerson, using the form of a Platonic dialogue.

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Description

Octavo. Original brown paper wrappers, spine lettered in black.

Condition

Contemporary ink gift inscription and small ink jotting on front cover. Lacking rear cover. Front joint splitting at head and foot, front cover lightly soiled, occasional slight foxing. A good copy.

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