Publisher: London: Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1757.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Eddy, John Brown, 42; NCBEL II, 826.
Condition: Edges rubbed; lacking the free endpapers; very good copy.
Book ID: 23680
Description8vo, contemporary panelled calf, paper spine label. Two pages of publisher's terminal ads.
CommentsThe famous treatise by John Brown (1715-1766) on the evils of the age as seen through the decline in the manners and principles of its citizenry, particularly the ruling class, all of which was leading, Brown maintained, to the eventual self-destruction of Britain. Brown, who became known as "Estimate Brown" was applauded by some (Cowper referred to his work as the "inestimable estimate of Brown") and derided by others, but his “Estimate” was popular and went through many editions (six in the first year alone).