Item #21246 Elements of Mental and Moral Science: Designed to Exhibit the Original Susceptibilities of the Mind, and the Rule by which the Rectitude of any of its States or Feelings Should be Judged. George Payne.

Elements of Mental and Moral Science: Designed to Exhibit the Original Susceptibilities of the Mind, and the Rule by which the Rectitude of any of its States or Feelings Should be Judged.

New York: Published by J. Leavitt, 182 Broadway; Boston: Crocker & Brewster, 1829. First American edition. 8vo (9.5 x 6 inches), original rose muslin spine, drab boards, printed paper label, 451, [1] pages, untrimmed. Rubbed, somewhat soiled, fragile muslin and label worn and sunned; foxed throughout; a good copy. Item #21246

A lengthy metaphysical work from the English divine, with much on the association of suggestion and emotional states; one might trace here the influence of the work on Poe's Dupin. See Smith, Allan. “The Psychological Context of Three Tales by Poe.” Journal of American Studies 7, no. 3 (1973): 279–92. American Imprints 39979. An ex-library copy, with the plate for Drury College on the front pastedown and their ink withdrawn stamp on the front free endpaper, but no other evident library markings.

Price: $50.00

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