Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 45

Price Realized: $ 688
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
Glanvill, Joseph (1636-1680)
The Vanity of Dogmatizing: or Confidence in Opinions Manifested in a Discourse of the Shortness and Uncertainty of Our Knowledge.

London: by E. C[otes] for Henry Eversden, 1661.

First edition, octavo, bound in full early calf, worn and rebacked, some minor dampstaining to contents, 6 x 3 3/4 in.

"The Vanity of Dogmatizing attacked scholastic dogmatism, to which Glanvill opposed the experimental method. He admitted that universal laws could not be established in this way, but for him a scientific approach was the best available method for gaining knowledge and control over nature." (cf. https://www.britannica.com/biography/Joseph-Glanvill#ref47969)

Wing G-834; ESTC R3090.