Self-Knowledge: A Treatise Showing The Nature and Benefit of that Important Science, And the Way to Attain it. Intermixed with Various Reflections and Observations on Human Nature. The Fifteenth Edition, to which are prefixed Memoirs of The Author, By the Editor.

  • Mason, John
  • London: Printed by C. Stower 1804


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12mo, pp. [iv], 224. Contemporary marbled calf, spine divided by double gilt rules, black morocco label. A little toned and spotted. Somewhat rubbed, extremities worn. Pencil gift inscription to flyleaf: ‘From Edward Simpson to Annie M Bamfield’ dated 1845.


A scarce printing of Mason's book, first published in 1745, 'which quickly became one of the most popular works of moral advice and self-help of its time, with a popular appeal that lasted into the following century' (ODNB). Library Hub records Oxford only, Worldcat adds Southern Illinois University.

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