Home, Henry, (Lord Kames). Elements of Criticism. Edinburgh and London: Bell and Bradfute and William Creech and T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1807. Eighth Edition. 8vo. Hardback. Good+. Two volumes complete – Volume One – xvi, 518pp and Volume Two – , 4-575pp, . Full marbled calf, smooth spines divided into six panels, title label to second panel, contrasting volume label to fourth, remaining panels with central quadrilobe tool in gilt.
Spines slightly faded just running around on to covers, slightly rubbed to extremities, corners slightly bumped. Internally some light foxing, but generally quite bright and clean. Book label of Fasque (Gladstone’s ancestral home) to front pastedowns.
First published in 1762, in this work, “Kames sought to propound the fundamental principles of criticism drawn from human nature” (ODNB)