London: John Brotherton, 1732, First Edition. Hardcover, 8vo., contemporary paneled calf, gilt title and five raised bands on spine. (xxi), 240 pp., with original front and rear blank. Title page vignette, plus elegant head and tailpieces and capitals throughout. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Molesworth affixed to front pastedown; small ownership signature on title page reads 'G. Arscott 1732.' Fresh binding with minor wear to the tips; small remnant of red wax on top corner of front board; clean contents without even a hint of toning or foxing. A beautifully preserved book, the follow up to his famous The Fable of the Bees. Near Fine.