A Taste of Philosophical Fanaticism;

Gentleman of the University of Gratz.

A Taste of Philosophical Fanaticism;

In Some Speculations upon the Four First Chapters of Mr. Green's Principles of Natural Philosophy. By a Gentleman of the University of Gratz in Germany, an Humble Servant to the New Theory of Reflexion and Refraction, and a Well-Willer to the Spectacle-Manufacture, upon the Newtonic System. With a Tripartite Dedication, to the Cambridge Sophs; Mr. G----; and a Refinement upon His to My L.T. Translated from the Original.

Description: FIRST EDITION, title-page browned and some variable browning throughout, pp. 71, 8vo, 19th-century half calf, Signet arms in gilt on the covers, upper joint split, 2 (of 3) cords holding

Publication Details: Printed for John Morphew, 1712

Notes: This must be a production from within the Cambridge ambit, and the University of Gratz a red herring: indeed, in the first of the Dedications the author identifies himself as a 'Quondam Member, and a most Devoted Servant of that Worshipful and Honourable Fraternity', i.e the Cambridge Sophs. But we have not found that the author has been identified. The text is a delightful mixture of jocosity, serious philosophy, and politics (the split between Tory and Whig sympathisers at Clare College in the period following the general election of 1710). There is a spoof Will at the end of the text, one i...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T49880)

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1712

Stock Number: 56810

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