1862. Item #A6162
Bascom, John. Aesthetics; or, the Science of Beauty. Boston: Crosby and Nichols 1862. vii, 256p, no ills. Good sturdy hardcover (ex-lib. with usual marks, covers stained). Original brown textured cloth. ** Chapters on the identification and cultivation of taste and beauty in general, and in landscape gardening, architecture, sculpture, painting, and poetry. Bascom was professor of rhetoric at Williams College and later president of the University of Wisconsin. In this, one of the earliest of his many books, he aims for a more comprehensive theory of aesthetics than he has found in other studies. Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.