Place and Imprint: London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1771.
Edition: Second London edition.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T33367; NCBEL II, 1891.
Condition: Title-page and prelims foxed and slightly stained; a good, sound copy.
Book ID: 28600
Physical Description8vo, contemporary sheep recently rebacked and recased (with new endpapers), maroon leather spine label, gilt lettering. Contents leaf following the text, as called for, and one leaf of J. Johnson's advertisements for other works by Priestley.
CommentsJoseph Priestley's second book, following his treatise on electricity, and his first foray into the world of political and civil liberty, toleration and education. It was written in part as a response to works by John Brown and Thomas Balguy. The first edition was published in 1768, followed by a Dublin edition. Small ink number in the margin of the first page of the preface and faint embossed stamp of Dickinson College Library on the title-page. Dickinson College confirmed that they deaccessioned this with other Priestley duplicates.