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. To which are prefixed Memoirs of The Author.

  • Mason, John
  • Edinburgh: Printed by D. Schaw and Son 1803


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12mo, pp. 28, iv, 224. Contemporary marbled calf, spine divided by gilt rules, black morocco label. A touch of soiling. Rubbed and a little marked, slight wear in places. Gift inscription to flyleaf: ‘Michael Lister, The Gift of his Mother Henrietta Lister 1807,’ further ownership marks of Michael Lister to flyleaf with inscription ‘Fordam Bridge.’


A scarce Edinburgh 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). This edition is not listed in Library Hub, with Worldcat adding only Georgia and The Library of Congress.

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