Oxford, Ohio: Printed at the Societies’ Press, 1830. First edition. 12mo, contemporary calf spine, marbled boards, iv, 109 pages. Spine somewhat rubbed, corners a bit bumped; some foxing; a very good copy. Item #19013
A rare pioneer work of American philosophy, from the first president of Miami University in Ohio, R. H. Bishop (1777-1855); see Coyle, page 60. This copy with a pencil inscription on the front free endpaper, “Wm. A. Leary Sept. 1830 from the Author.” A charming early Ohio imprint, with the occasional inverted page number, no signatures, and the occasional strangely-trimmed edge. Small ink ownership signature dated 1910 on the front pastedown. Morgan, Ohio Imprints, 2012; American Imprints 554 (OOxM); NUC 0509319 (NN, OOxM). OCLC (4/2019) notes NN only.