Washington. 1896. pp.17-23. Modern half cloth and marbled boards, leather label, original printed wrappers bound in. Near fine. Item #WRCAM7347
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.