A View of the Moral State of Society at the Close of the Eighteenth Century. Much Enlarged, and Continued to the Commencement of the Year 1804. With a Preface, Addressed Particularly to the Higher Orders.

London: Printed for F. and C. Rivington, and W. and J. Richardson, J. Hatchard, and J. Asperne, 1804. First edition. 8vo, removed pamphlet, [2], xxiii, [1], 119, [1]. Stitching a little loose in spots; some light, scattered foxing; a very good copy. Item #8498

Bowles writes at length on the creeping atheism and lack of moral education in England, especially among the upper classes. He also obliquely attacks the Prince of Wales in a number of instances, as well as leveling charges against Voltaire as having headed a revolutionary atheist movement, the "founder of this infernal sect, or rather the framer of this Infidel Conspiracy." With ads for other works by Bowles on the final page.

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