Paris: la Veuve Desaint, Libraire, 1783.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #039834
The first French edition of Ferguson's influential work on civil society. A friend of Hume, Adam Smith and Voltaire, and a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, Ferguson published Essay on the History of Civil Society in 1767. It was widely published and his views on political participation and community were influential on the thinking of the founding fathers of the American Revolution and later on the French. Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Philosophy; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 039834.