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[JENKS (Silvestor)]. An Essay upon the Art of Love, Containing an Exact Anatomy of Love and all the other Passions which attend it.1702

[London?]: [s.n.], Printed MDCCII, First edition, 12mo (130 x 80 mm), [8], 9-300pp., neat library shelf label to front paste-down, some light browning to text, cont. calf, rubbed, light stain to upper cover, joints cracked, spine gilt, title label chipped. Silvester Jenks [alias Metcalfe] (1656–1714), Roman Catholic priest. "In a work wonderfully titled An Essay upon the Art of Love, Containing an Exact Anatomy of Love and all the other Passions which attend it (1702), Silvester Jenks set forth "the Anatomy of the living Soul." Philosophers such as Jenks described the causes and composition of the passions in terms derived from experience, either instead of, or in addition to, the physiological explanations of writers such as Descartes and Malebranche."—Traiger. Traiger, The Blackwell Guide to Hume's Treatise, p. 202.

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