Aids to ReflectionCOLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor
London: Printed for Taylor and Hessey, 93 Fleet-Street; and 13, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall. 1825.
First Edition. 8vo. (195 by 130mm) pp. xii, [iv], 404. 4pp. undated advertisements. Printed by Thomas Davison, Whitefriars on verso of the title-page. Nineteenth-century half yellow morocco, raised bands, marbled boards, spine decorated and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Bound by J.B.Hawes, Cambridge.
Aids to Reflection is a collection of moral and religious aphorisms, with commentaries. Coleridge’s purpose in this, his last major work of theology and philosophy, is to address his thought to the unspiritual but reflecting reader who is led from worldly-mindedness to the acceptance of spiritual religion. An excellent copy of this important if difficult work.