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Smart, Christopher
FIVE SEPARATELY PUBLISHED WORKS BOUND IN ONE VOLUME:
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LOT SOLD. 750 GBP
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76
Smart, Christopher
FIVE SEPARATELY PUBLISHED WORKS BOUND IN ONE VOLUME:
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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Smart, Christopher
FIVE SEPARATELY PUBLISHED WORKS BOUND IN ONE VOLUME:
On the Eternity of the Supreme Being; On the Immensity of the Supreme Being; On the Power of the Supreme Being; On the Omniscience of the Supreme Being; [and] On the Goodness of the Supreme Being. Cambridge: Printed by J. Bentham, 1750-1756

5 works bound in one volume, 4to, second edition of Omniscience, all the others first editions, contemporary half-calf, upper cover with blue paper label with hearth design in gilt,  marbled boards, raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, rebacked, slight wear to extremities of binding, some foxing to the text


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Provenance

Edward Phelps, ownership signature dated 1756 on front free endpaper

Literature

Mahoney & Rizzo 119, 127, 137, 141, 139; Rothschild 1865

Catalogue Note

These are called Seatonian poems, since Thomas Seaton had bequeathed to the university sufficient funds to provide for a yearly award on “Perfections or attitudes of the Supreme Being”. Smart was a Fellow of Pembroke Hall. He did not enter in 1754, but he won all five times he entered. There was a large award, £30 for winning, which was an important part of his annual expenses. Smart had showed such promise as a young poet that the Duchess of Cleveland supported his education at Cambridge. Also included in this lot is a separate disbound copy of the first edition of The Omniscience of the Supreme Being (1752).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London