The principles of moral and political philosophy.
London. Printed by J. Davis, for R. Faulder, 1787. Fourth edition, corrected.
8vo. In two volumes. xxxiii, , 378; , 433pp, . Contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, spines sunned. Later inked ownership inscriptions to FFEPs, lightly foxed.
A revised edition of the first published work of Anglican clergyman and moralist William Paley (1743-1805); a compilation of material derived from lectures on moral philosophy delivered at Christ's College, Cambridge between 1766 and 1776. A diverse and highly influential Enlightenment work which traverses political, ethical, proto-utilitarian, scientific, and theological concerns.£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 20633