A Brief View Of Greek Philosophy From The Age Of Socrates To The Coming Of Christ..
Bound in original green cloth with original paper label on front board. Extremities worn and spine label eroded: otherwise a good copy. Two inscriptions on first free endpaper including 1921. Bookseller's label, T. Bosworth, 215 Regent Street on front pastedown.
(small books on great subjects. no. vi).
12mo. 4.5 x 7 inches. vi + 119 pp.
Decorated with publisher's device on title page and with head and tailpiece vignettes.
An introduction to Greek philosophy, published anonymously but known to be written by Caroline Frances Cornwallis (1786-1858). She was born in Wittersham, Kent, one of the daughters of the Vicar of Elham and Wittersham. She devoted herself to scholarship and learned many languages. After a brief residence in Italy she returned to Kent and lived in Goudhurst. Cornwallis wrote the majority of the titles in Pickering's 'Small Books on Great Subjects' and later made a name for herself as an advocate of women's emancipation, including the debate on married women's legal rights.
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