The Philosophical dictionary: or the opinions of modern philosophers on metaphysical, moral and political subjects.

London, for G.G.J. and J Robinson, 1786.

Four volumes, 12mo, pp. 370, [2]; 373; 360; 391; a few small marks, a little light foxing, generally very good copies in contemporary sheep, spines gilt-ruled with red morocco lettering pieces; spines chipped at head and foot, a little light wear to surface and extremities; armorial bookplates of Joseph Radcliffe to front pastedowns.

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First edition of this philosophical dictionary, featuring extracts from ‘the writings of the most eminent philosophers in Europe’ (preface) chosen by Swediaur, who originally compiled the collection as a sort of commonplace book for his private use. The broad-reaching content includes contributions from Locke, Hume, Franklin, Voltaire, Priestley, Rousseau, Franklin, Smith, Bentham and Montesquieu.

Bibliotheca Hulthemiana, 3723; Lowndes 1860; Risse, p. 389.

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