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Burke, Edmund (1729-1797) A Philosophical Enquiry into the origin of our ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07322 Author/Creator: Burke, Edmund (1729-1797) Place Written: London, England Type: Book signed Date: 1770 Pagination: xvi, 342 p. , 6 p. of plates ; 22 x 14.5 cm

Summary of Content: Sixth edition, printed by J. Dodsley in London. Signed on the title page by James Wilson and Bird Wilson. This was an influential eighteenth century English tract on aesthetics.

Background Information: James Wilson was a signer of the Constitution from Pennsylvania.

People: Burke, Edmund, 1729-1797
Wilson, James, 1742-1798
Wilson, Bird, 1777-1859

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PhilosophyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmLiterature and Language Arts

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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