Item #15890 The LAW Of NATURE, or PRINCIPLES Of MORALITY, Deduced from the Physical Constitution of Mankind and the Universe. [bound with] SPEECH Of The RIGHT HONORABLE JOHN FOSTER, Speaker of the House of Commons of Ireland, Delivered in Committee of the Whole House on Thursday the 11th day of April, 1799. C. - F. Volney, Constantin François 1757 - 1820, John Foster Oriel, Baron. 1740 - 1828.
The LAW Of NATURE, or PRINCIPLES Of MORALITY, Deduced from the Physical Constitution of Mankind and the Universe. [bound with] SPEECH Of The RIGHT HONORABLE JOHN FOSTER, Speaker of the House of Commons of Ireland, Delivered in Committee of the Whole House on Thursday the 11th day of April, 1799.

The LAW Of NATURE, or PRINCIPLES Of MORALITY, Deduced from the Physical Constitution of Mankind and the Universe. [bound with] SPEECH Of The RIGHT HONORABLE JOHN FOSTER, Speaker of the House of Commons of Ireland, Delivered in Committee of the Whole House on Thursday the 11th day of April, 1799.

Philadelphia / Dublin: - / Printed for James Moore, 1797 / 1799. Volney: 2nd US (Evans 33141). Foster: 1st edition (cf. Goldsmith 17557). v, [6] - 24, 17 - 56; 46 pp. Volney: 8vo, bound in 4s. [A] - C4, C4, D-G4. Foster: 8vo, bound in 4s. [A] - E4 F3. 19th C. brown sand-grain cloth with spine lettered in gilt: "Volney's Law of Nature - 1797" VG (expected browning to text/Volney leaves G3 & G4 have brown spot inner upper rt quadrant/'Paul Elder & Co' bookseller label on rear paste-down). Foster probably lacking F4, presumed a blank. NB. A duplicate gathering 'C' bound in Volney. Item #15890

Volney, a respected French philosopher & historian, was in the United States from 1795 - 1798, and though he was well received by Washington, he alienated Adams & was ultimately forced to leave the US under accusations of espionage. The Volney a scarce 18th C US imprint- OCLC records no copies in the US, and Evans notes solely the AAS copy.

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