Three Treatises. The First Concerning Art. The Second Concerning Music, Painting, and Poetry. The Third Concerning Happiness. By J. H.

Publisher: London: Printed by H. Woodfall for J. Nourse and P. Vaillant, 1744.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T70375; Lowndes, page 1002, noting this title, but not this first edition.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; margins of the prelims a little offset from the leather turn-ins; very good copy.
Book ID: 27950


8vo, contemporary calf rebacked, brown morocco label, gilt rules and lettering.


¶ The first published work by James Harris (1709-1780), philosopher, partron of the arts - particularly music - and author of the famous Hermes, or, A Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Universal Grammar (1751), which was belittled by both Johnson and Boswell, the latter who called him "Hermes Harris." But Harris' philosophical dialogues, particularly the one Concerning Happiness, give insightful perspectives into cultural attitudes of the Augustan age.

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