An Essay on the Nature and Constitution of Man; comprehending an Answer to the Following Question, proposed by a Learned Society: "Are there any satisfactory proofs of the Immateriality of the Soul? If such proofs exist, what conclusions are to be formed from them with respect to the Soul’s duration, sensation, and employment, in its state of separation from the Body ?"
by Sims, Robert Courthope, M.D.
London: Printed and Sold by James Phillips, George Yard, Lombard-Street, M,DCC,XCIII . 8vo., (lacking half title), xv, 79 pp. Half cream and half marbled paper boards, blue speckled edges, some minor foxing to edges and endpapers; very good copy. First Edition. Little known Romantic Era author Robert Sims, similar to contemporaries such as William Blake, was interested in the nature of the human soul. He attempts a scientific inquiry into the observable existence of the soul by means of the senses, and defends the souls immortality. Sim’s philosophy finds commonality in all religions when it comes to the soul of man, expressing radical viewpoints for the period. ESTC T109873 (Inventory #: 108057)
Books and manuscripts in all fields, especially medieval illuminated and text manuscripts; material on California, Hawaii, and Pacific voyages; illustrated books and fine bindings from the 15th through the 20th century; children's books from 1750 to 1950; and fine press printing. William Blake, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Frognall Dibdin are special interests.
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