Author: Ferguson, James
Title: The British Essayists. With prefaces, biographical, historical, and critical.
Place Published: London
Publisher:J. Richardson, et al
Date Published: 1823
40 volumes. Frontispieces. (12mo)16x10 cm (6¼x4") period full red straight-grain morocco, borders in gilt and blind, spines gilt, all edges gilt. Second Edition.
A compendium of 18th century essays taken from the well-known British journals such as The Tattler, The Spectator, The Rambler, etc. expressing the thoughts of the major British thinkers such as Hume, Johnson, et al and expounding on a variety of subjects.