De animi immortalitate. Poema... by [BROWNE, Isaac Hawkins].

~ De animi immortalitate. Poema... London: Impensis J. & R. Tonson & S. Draper. 1754.

4to (245 × 195 mm), pp. [4], 40; ms ink correction to p. 18; title a little spotted, light offsetting elsewhere; disbound.

First edition. Browne (1706–1760) had been a classmate of Samuel Johnson, who later described him as ‘of all conversers the most delightful with whom I ever was in company’. This Latin poem on the immortality of the soul, composed towards the end of his life, is his principal work, and ‘received high commendation from the scholars of his time’ (Oxford DNB).

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