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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

By Campbell, George

Philadelphia: Mitchell, Ames and White, 1818. New Edition . Full Sheep. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Contains 445 pp., binding somewhat dry, two small tape stains on front cover, red spine label, light foxing throughout.


The Reasons of Mr. Bays Changing his Religion Considered in a Dialogue between Crites, Eugenius, and Mr. Bays

By Brown, Thomas

London: Printed for S.T., 1688. First Edition . Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Rebacked in tan calf with red leather label with seemingly original leather covered boards with blindstamped heraldic emblem (appears to be two dogs) and arrows pointing outward along perimeter; 32 pp., trimmed with some minor text loss at top and fore-edges. Last leaf has three small holes with some text loss, first several pages (including title) have three small tears emanating from the gutter margin about 1" into the pages; three of the tears are "repaired" with cellophane tape and should be removed by an preservationist and repaired properly. Wing B5069. This work was a satire on John Dryden as "Mr. Bays," occasioned by his conversion to Roman Catholicism in 1686. It contains quotations from Dryden's works and numerous references to Tobacco (a copy can be found in The George Arents Collection on Tobacco at the New York Public Library). Thomas Brown (1663-1704) was a satirist and author of the famous lines "I do not like thee, Dr. Fell; The reason why I cannot tell; But this I know, I know full well, I do not like thee, Dr. Fell." This was Brown's response to Dr. John Fell, Dean of Christ Church who had expelled him but offered to remit the sentence if he could make a translation from Latin on the spot, which he did with his rhyme.