"His Sense of Various Matters of Weight and High Consequences" Selden, John [1584-1654]. Table Talk: Being the Discourses of John Selden, Esq. Or, His Sense of Various Matters of Weight and High Consequence, Relating Especially to Religion and State. A New Edition. With a Life of the Author, And Notes. London: Printed for, And Under the Direction Of, G. Cawthorn, British Library, Strand, 1797. xii, 166,  pp. Includes 2-page publisher catalogue. Octavo (6-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind fillets to boards, gilt title to spine, blind tooling to board edges, blind inside dentelles. A few minor scratches, small faint stain to rear board. Moderate toning to text, light soiling to title page, neat repair to its upper corner. An attractively bound copy. $250. * Later edition. Perhaps the most personal of Selden's works, Table Talk was compiled by Selden's secretary, Richard Milward. It was first printed in 1689, when the Civil War had given freedom to the press. "The work may safely be accepted as the most vivid picture extant of the habits of thought and the modes of expression of the great Erastian lawyer. The conversations cover a great range of subjects relative to human life and history...": Dictionary of National Biography XVII:1159. English Short-Title Catalogue T83879.
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