Adam Ferguson (1723-1816) was one of the central figures in the Scottish Enlightenment. This Essay on the History of Civil Society (first published in 1767) traces humanity's progression from barbarism to civilization, while discussing war, nationhood, wealth and luxury, political corruption, despotism, art and literature.
Publisher: T. Cadell and W. Creech
Date Published: 1793
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: vii, 468 p. 22 cm. Full leather with blank impressing. Marbled endpapers and text block edges. Damp stains to text edge and some foxing.