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The fable of the bees: or, Private vices, publick benefits.

Author: Bernard Mandeville; F B Kaye
Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1924.
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Mandeville, Bernard, 1670-1733.
Fable of the bees: or, Private vices, publick benefits.
Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1924
(OCoLC)572840734
Online version:
Mandeville, Bernard, 1670-1733.
Fable of the bees: or, Private vices, publick benefits.
Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1924
(OCoLC)595057852
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Mandeville; F B Kaye
OCLC Number: 376706
Notes: With reproductions of original title-pages.
Part I of the Fable, from the 6th edition, 1732, consists of the original poem, the "Grumbling hive: or, Knaves, turn'd honest," first published in 1705, with prose commentary: An enquiry into the origin of moral virtue; Remarks; An essay on charity-schools; a Search into the nature of society; a Vindication of the book. Part II, from the first edition, 1729, consists of preface and six prose dialogues, amplifying and defending his doctrines.
Includes index.
Description: 2 volumes frontispiece, facsimiles, genealogical table 23 cm
Contents: v. 1. Prefatory note. Introduction: Life of Mandeville. History of the text. Mandeville's thought. The background. Mandeville's influence. The fable of the bees. pt. I.--v. 2. The fable of the bees. pt. II. Appendixes: Mandeville's family (with genealogical table) Description of the editions. Criticisms of the fable. A list, chronologically arranged, of references to Mandeville's works. Index to commentary.
Responsibility: By Bernard Mandeville. With a commentary critical, historical, and explanatory by F.B. Kaye ...

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