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    Titus Lucretius Carus. De Rerum Natura. Libri Sex. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1772. Krown & Spellman retail: $500. First Baskerville Edition. 4to. ¹2, A-2M4. 280p. Old calf, ruled in gilt, spine decorated in gilt, edge worn, front hinge split, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Remington, light edge dampstain on first 2 leaves, else fine. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: Lucretius, the great Roman philosophical poet (99-55 B.C.) was a man with a scientific and inquiring mind and a convinced follower of the Epicurean system of philosophy. In his poetic exposition of that system, he sought to dispel the superstition and anxiety of his contemporaries. "...the author's stately manner is in harmony with the magnitude of his theme; and the rapture of his reverential contemplation of nature, the ardour with which he combats what he regards as a debasing superstition, his sense of beauty of rural scenery and the pathos of human life, inspire many noble passages, as well as many vivid individual lines and phrases.' [ODCL.]       ESTC t50465. Gaskell 43. Gordon,Lucretius, 20.

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