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|MANDEVILLE, Bernard.||THE FABLE OF THE BEES: or, private vices, public benefits. With an Essay on charity and charity-schools. And a Search into the nature of Society. The third edition. To which is added a Vindication of the book from the aspersions contain'd in a...|
Publisher: London: printed for J. Tonson, 1724
Used. 8vo, pp. [xvi], 477; with another incomplete work (lacking title page only) bound second in the volume; contemporary panelled calf, a bit rubbed, with later label. Third edition of this important text, but the first to include the Vindication by the author himself. The Fable of the Bees, one of the most notorious books of early 18th century Britain, combined free-thinking with economics and Mandeville contrived to offend almost everyone with his outright argument that vice actually... (ECONOMICS BSTOCK)
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