Dublin: Printed for John Smith on the Blind-quay, Abraham Bradley in Dames-street, and George Faulkner in Essex-street, 1742. First Dublin Edition. Full Calf. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" Good. Item #005507587
2 volumes, bound in period full brown calf, spines with raised bands and gilt tooling, covers bordered with gilt scrolls (both boards detached but present on volume I, hinges quite rubbed on volume II, spine labels lacking on volume I, spines and boards rubbed on both volumes). The folding plate at rear of volume II is present, that for volume I is lacking. Baxter (1686/7-1750), Scottish metaphysican, noted for his research and theorization on dreams. He greatly influenced Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who said, 'I should not wonder if I found that Andrew had thought more on the subject of Dreams than any other of our Psychologists, Scotch or English." Provenance: I) Engraved armorial bookplate in each volume of William Muir, motto "Duris non frangor". This appears to be Sir William Muir, Order of the Star of India (1819-1905) Scottish Orientalist, and colonial administrator, Principal of the University of Edinburgh and Lieutenant Governor of the North-West Provinces of India. II) Ink inscription to an earlier William Muir, the father of the above William Muir, for a prize in Mathematics from the University of Glasgow, 1799 (the inscription is partly obscured).