On the Mental Illumination and Moral Improvement of Mankind; Or, An Inquiry into the Means by Which a General Diffusion of Knowledge and Moral Principle May Be Promoted.

New-York: Robinson, Pratt, 1836. First American edition. Back hinge loose, binding partially faded. Light foxing, as usual. Overall a very good copy. Original blindstamped cloth. Octavo. Item #1854

Dick (1774 - 1857), who was almost entirely self-taught, gained a large popular following for his philosophical and scientific treatises. His works went through many editions, and he was granted an honorary LL. D. from Union College, New Jersey.

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