Londini [i.e. London]. Ex Officina J. Redmayne, . First London edition.
12mo. , 479pp, . With two folded leaves of tables. Contemporary calf, contrasting red calf lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed, upper joint split. Early inked ownership inscription of James Ellis to recto of FFEP.
The first London edition of Church of Scotland minister and writer on theology Robert Baron's (c. 1596-1639) Metaphysica generalis, first published posthumously at Leiden in 1654. A scholastic exposition of Aristotelian philosophy, Metaphysica formed a part of the curriculum of students at Oxford University and Trinity College, Dublin, well into the eighteenth century.
ESTC R6651, Wing B882.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 19417