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Gregory, G. [Reverend George Gregory]
Essays - Historical and Moral [including "Freedom of Speech and of the Press" and "Resistance to the Legislature" an 'Essay on the Slavery of the Female Sex' - 'Of the Schemes asserting an Equality of the Sexes' and 'The History of the Female Sex' and the 'General State of the Controversy concerning the Inferiority of the Female Understanding'].
1785. First Edition. London, Printed for J.Johnson, 1785. Octavo. VIII, 349 pages. Hardcover / Original, 18th century full calf with original spine-label. Front hinge weak but holding. Minor scuffing and rubbing. Overall in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Halftitle present but front free endpaper missing. Text in excellent condition. Exlibris / Bookplate of Daniel Conner to pastedown. Extremely Rare and important publication with early remarks on Gender Equality and a lengthy section on the justification of Slavery. Essay I: Of the Progress of Manners and Society: The First Stage of Society / Of Man in an unsocial State / The First and Second Stage of Society / Of Manners, Government and Religion / The Origin of Monarchical Government / The Progress of Superstition / The Improvement of the Arts / The Origin of Commerce / The Establishment of Laws / Essay II: Of the Influence of Physical and Moral Causes on the Human Mind: Theory of a celebrated French Writer and his Followers [Montesquieu] etc. / Essay III: Remarks on the History of Superstition / Essay IV: Of certain Moral Prejudices / Essay V: Observations on the Effects of Civilization and the Character of the present Times / Essay VI: Of the Invention of Language: Language not taught to Men by Divine Revelation / Whether or not any Language be the Effect of Art / Lord Monboddo's Hypothesis / Of the Inflexions of Nouns and Verbs etc. / Essay VII: Of Alphabetical Writing: Hobbes's Hypothesis / Essay VIII: Miscellaneous Observations on the History of the Female Sex: General State of the Controv … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Inanna Rare Books Ltd. [Ireland]

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