REFLECTIONS UPON ANCIENT AND MODERN LEARNING. By William Wotton, B.D. Chaplain to the Right Honourable the Earl of Nottingham.
Printed by J. Leake, for Peter Buck 1st edition
Lord Chancellor Eldon's copy. Octavo panelled leather with corner stylized florettes (spine repaired with old leather laid on, leather loss to one florette, tips worn). Titlepage +pp prelims +359pp. Front free endpaper inscribed "J. Scott e Coll: Univ. Oxon" with his later circular bookplate as Lord Chancellor & Earl of Eldon (1751-1838). Endpapers and first and last two leaves foxed. Some small worm holes to margins but nowhere near text. Printed shoulder and marginal notes and one page with underlining and Scott's MS marginal notes on Descartes. Otherwise a clean crisp copy of an interesting study of poetry, art, but mainly maths, science including alchemy and a chapter on the circulation of the blood taken from Greek and Latin authors and Egyptian, Arabian and Chinese. *The future Lord Chancellor was at University College from 1766 to the early 1770's but on his elopement and marriage he had to give up his Oxford fellowship and studied law. His successful rise through the legal ranks led to his appointment as Lord Chancellor in 1801 a post which he held far too long, more than 20 years.
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