The Fable of the Bees; Or, Private Vices, Public Benefits.


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Place Published: London
Publisher: Allen & West
Date Published: 1795

Description: With an Essay on Charity and Charity Schools, and A Search into the Nature of Society. Also, A Vindication of the Book from the Aspersions contained in a Presentment of the Grand Jury of Middlesex, and an Abusive Letter to Lord C-. 8vo, old tree calf; rubbed; front cover loose. London: Allen & West, 1795. Very good (+).

Comments: The author's name, which is not printed on the title page has been written in by an early hand. The same person has written a neat full page review, extolling the book, on the blank verso of the Contents page. This is one of many editions of the famous and popular satire on the true causes of social welfare and riches, Mandeville suggesting that base behavior produces positive economic effects. Ownership signature of art historian Meyer Schapiro and a page of handwritten notes by him.

Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(-)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 171857

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By This Author: [MANDEVILLE, Bernard]
By This Publisher: Allen & West
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