Publisher: London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1761.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 789.
Condition: Fine copy.
Book ID: 22280
Description2 vols, 8vo, modern brown calf period style, orange leather labels, gilt lettering. The text is followed by a four-page list of “Benefactors to Mr. Hill” and one leaf of publisher's ads.
Comments14 miscellaneous philosophical sketches and essays, including Burke's first substantial publication, “Vindication of Natural Society” (originally published in 1756). Contemporary armorial bookplate of Joseph Sedgwick on the versos of the title-pages; slightly later bookplate of Lord Colchester on the front paste-downs; and on the rear paste-downs is the bookplate of the Constitutional Club Library, gift of Lord Colchester, 1887.