Edinburgh: for William Creech & T. Cadell, London, 1787.
First edition. Pp. [iv], 121 [122 blank]. Half-title. Octavo, signed in 4s (7 1⁄4 x 4 1⁄4 inches). Bound to style in contemporary reversed calf-backed ‘marbled’ paper boards.Provenance: numerous marginal notes by an unidentified but early hand. Item #262964
An attractive copy of this interesting work: “The book is well wrote” (p.104) and was discussed by Beattie with Samuel Johnson (p.105 “The Scots have been accused of misapplying the active verb, To want … I mentioned this to Dr Johnson, who seemed to acquiesce in it”).
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