London, South Kensington
30 November 2001
FERGUSON, Adam (1723-1816). An Essay on the History of Civil Society, Edinburgh: A. Millar [and others], 1767.
4° (281 x 213mm.) (large repairs at foot of A1 not affecting text, occasional light spotting and browning), early 20th-century half cloth, largely uncut.
FIRST EDITION of Ferguson's Essay on the History of Civil Society, published aginst Hume's advice, but extraordinarily well-received and translated into several European languages. Kress 6432; Goldsmiths' 10264.
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