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    Herbert, Edward, Lord of Cherbury. The Life of Edward Lord Herbert, of Cherbury. Written by Himself. Fourth Edition. Continued to his Death with Letters Written During his Residence at the French Court, Now First Published from the Originals. London: Saunders and Otley, 1826. 8vo.[a]2, b8, B-2A4. [2], xv, 360p. 1/2 old calf, corners worn and chipped, marbled pasteboard boards. Banded spine, leather label with gilt lettering. Red speckled edges. Includes bookplate of Barwell on front pastedown. Browning and foxing, occasional damp stain. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author. Fourth edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $80.00

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    Edward Herbert, first Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1583-1648), was the author of De Veritate, the first purely metaphysical treatise ever written by an Englishman. He is best remembered, however, for this offering, namely his autobiography. In it, he presents himself as a handsome soldier engaging in numerous duels which always seem to be put off, but he never alludes to his more serious pursuits, to wit, his great contributions to the history of English poetry and philosophy.

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