Title A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful with an Introductory Discourse Concerning Taste, and Several Other Additions
Book Condition Collectible: Good
Publisher Chiswick and London: C. Whittingham, College House, for Sherwood and Co. Paternoster-Row, 1820
Seller ID KSF11113-68
32mo. 5 x 3 1/4 inches. 184 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Burke, vignette on title page; text clean, unmarked, minor toning, page 183 dog-eared. Tan cloth over boards, printed spine label; binding square and tight, soiled, head and foot of spine rubbed, corners lightly bumped, spine label chipped, 1/2 cm of spine missing at foot. Good. Later edition, first edition, 1757. Burke's essay on the categories of the "beautiful" and the "sublime" defined the transition between Enlightenment and Romantic aesthetic ideals. Burke was an influential Irish Whig statesman, author, and philosopher.
Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Inquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful with an Introductory Discourse Concerning Taste, and Several Other Additions, Philosophy, Aesthetics