Publisher: Edinburgh: Printed for W. Strahan and W. Creech, 1778.
Edition: Second edition, “considerably improved.” The first edition was in two quarto volumes, published in 1774.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 2066; Sabin 32702.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; very nice copy.
Book ID: 22190
Description4 vols, 8vo, contemporary calf, red morocco labels, gilt rules and lettering.
Comments¶ A wide ranging work on the arts, language, society, law, manners, the poor, government, science, war, theology, morality, etc., by the prolific Scottish writer and jurist Henry Home (1696-1782). In volume three is a substantial chapter on the American Indians. Home was an important figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. Contemporary ink signature on each paste-down.