James Buchan: The Scottish Enlightenment
5 April 2007
Show More The Enlightenment and the Book: Scottish Authors and Their Publishers in 18th-Century Britain, Ireland and America by Richard Sher.
Chicago, 815 pp., £25.50, February 2007, 978 0 226 75252 5Show More
“... In March 1776, James Boswell and Samuel Johnson visited Pembroke College, Oxford and called on the master, William Adams. According to RichardSher, Boswell wrote in his journal how dismayed he had been to see in the master’s library a copy of the quarto edition of David Hume’s Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects of 1758, handsomely ...”