THE TENDENCY OF HISTORY [wrapper title].
Washington. 1896. pp.17-23. Modern half cloth and marbled boards, leather label, original printed wrappers bound in. Near fine. Scarce separate printing of one of Adams' most famous essays, written while president of the American Historical Association. His search for a "science of history" is much in evidence here, more so than in his later works. "If the science should prove that society must at a given time revert to the church and recover its faith in a personal providence and a revealed religion, it commits suicide." BAL 27.
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