Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1792-1794. 224,;iv,338,pp. Two volumes. Half calf and marbled boards, bound in antique style, spine gilt. Edges lightly word, boards rubbed. Text tanned, corners rounded. Very good. Item #WRCAM51751
First American edition of James Beattie's overarching treatise on various philosophical subjects, originally printed in Edinburgh. Beattie was a professor of philosophy at Aberdeen University, and a member of the Scottish Enlightenment who promoted Common Sense philosophy. A handbook of practical ethics for Beattie's students, with a lengthy and vociferous condemnation of the institution of slavery. EVANS 24081, 26630.