THE YOUNG PHILOSOPHER; A Novel.
London: T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1798. Four volumes. viii, 274; [ii], 278; [ii], 284; [ii], 400, pages. Contemporary half calf gilt over marbled boards. 12mo. First edition. Some old corner creases; bindings a little rubbed and worn; else a very good, clean set of Smith’s last novel in which her principle protagonist the ‘philosopher’ Delmont abandons class-bound and restrictive England for the freedoms offered in egalitarian America.