Publisher Edinburgh A. Millar & T. Caddel, London and A. Kincaid & J. Bell, Edinburgh 1767
Seller ID 004532
First Printing. The most well-known book by the "father of modern sociology". Ferguson drew on classical authors and contemporary travel literature, to analyze modern commercial society, with a critique of its abandonment of civic and commercial virtues. The book has been seen as an innovative attempt to reclaim the tradition of republican citizenship in modern Britain and an influence on the ideas of republicanism held by the American Founding Fatherrs. Rebound in contemporary leather, with raised bands, with mild to moderate foxing.