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

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Title: Three Treatises. The First Concerning Art. The Second Concerning Music Painting and Poetry. The Third Concerning Happiness. By J.H. Author: Harris, James Place: London Publisher: Printed by J. Woodfall, jun., for J. Nourse and P. Vaillant Date: 1744 Description: [iv], 357 pp. (8vo) 20x11.5 cm (8x4½"), period calf, spine tooled in gilt, raised bands, morocco lettering piece, marbled endpapers. First Edition. James Harris was a famed philosophical grammarian. The first treatise, 'Concerning Art, A Dialogue,' avoids the commonplace mimetic theories and introduces into English critical discussion the important aesthetic distinction between energy (energeia) and work (kinesis) derived from Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics. 'A Discourse on Music, Painting, and Poetry' is notable for the supreme position allotted to poetry and for its praise of the musical-verbal symbiosis achieved in the Handelian oratorio. 'Concerning Happiness, A Dialogue' urges the primacy of imagination as a mode of intellection. This is the Haven O'More / Garden Ltd. copy, with small leather bookplate on front pastedown. Lot Amendments Condition: Some rubbing and wear to covers, spine darkened a bit, joints cracking; light foxing within, very good. Item number: 256279

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