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BLUETT, Thomas (fl. c.1725--1735)
An enquiry whether a general practice of virtue tends to the wealth or poverty, benefit or disadvantage of a people? In which the pleas offered by the author of the Fable of the Bees, or private vices publick benefits, for the usefulness of vice and roguery are considered. With some thoughts concerning a toleration of publick stews.
London: printed for R. Wilkin, 1725.
[8], 218 p. ; 19.6 cm. (8°)

Anonymous. The author's name is taken from the British Library catalogue; otherwise attributed to 'George Blewitt'. 'The Fable of the Bees' is by Bernard de Mandeville, first published in 1714 (6th ed., 1732, q.v.). ESTC t77709.

Copy Notes Bound after the second London edition of Voltaire's Henriade, 1728 (q.v.). Inscribed in pencil on verso of second front free-endpaper 2 Pieces for - 3s -.

Binding C18th quarter sheep, grey paper boards, black spine-label lettered 'Pamphlets'. Later numbered '91' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5370


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