Adam Ferguson - Selected primary works.
- Ferguson, Adam. 1904. Abhandlung über die Geschichte der bürgerlichen
Gesellschaft. Aus dem englischen Original, und zwar der Ausgabe letzter
Hand (7. Aufl. 1814) ins Deutsche übertragen von Valentine Dorn und
eingeleitet von Heinrich Waentig. Jena: G. Fischer.
- 1767. An essay on the history of civil society. Edinburgh:
A. Millar & T. Caddel, London.
- 1768. An essay on the history of civil society. The second
edition, corrected. ed. London: Printed for A. Millar and T. Cadell ...,
and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, Edinburgh.
- 1773. An essay on the history of civil society. The fourth
edition, revised and corrected. -- ed. London: Printed for T. Caddel [sic]
2E..; and A. Kincaid, W. Creech, and J. Bell, Edinburgh.
- 1809. An essay on the history of civil society. 7th
ed. Boston: Hastings, Etheridge and Bliss.
- 1971. An essay on the history of civil society. New York:
"Facsimile ... made from a copy in the Yale University Library [originally
published in 1767]".
- 1980. Essay on the history of civil society. Social Science
Classics Series. New Brunswick, N.J: Transaction Books.
Reprint of the 1966 ed. published by the Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
- 1799. The history of the progress and termination of the Roman
Republic. New ed. rev. and corr. ed. Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute.
- 1827. The history of the progress and termination of the Roman
republic. London: Jones & Co.
- 1837. The history of the progress and termination of the Roman
republic; complete in one volume. London: Jones.
Additional engraved title page.
- 1800. Institutes of moral philosophy. A new ed., enl. ed.
Basil: Printed by J. Decker.
- 1773. Institutes of moral philosophy, for the use of students
in the College of Edinburgh. The 2d ed. rev. and corr. ed. Edinburgh: A. Kincaid & W. Creech and J. Bell; sold in London by S. Crowder [etc
- 1792. Principles of moral and political science : being chiefly
a retrospect of lectures delivered in the College of Edinburgh. Edinburgh:
Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell, London; and W. Creech, Edinburgh.
- Ferguson, Adam, Claude François Bergier, and Alexandre Joseph
Meunier. 1783. Essai sur l'histoire de la société civile
Paris: La veuve Desaint.
Translated by Claude François Bergier and Alexandre Joseph Meunier 2E
Cf. Bibl. nat. cat.
- Ferguson, Adam, and Duncan Forbes. 1978. An essay on the history
of civil society, 1767. Paperback ed. -- ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University
- 1966. An essay on the history of civil society, 1767; edited,
with an introduction. Edinburgh: University Press.
- Ferguson, Adam, David Hume, and David R. Raynor. 1982. History of
the proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq. Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory
of Politics. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire]; New York: Cambridge University
Previously published as: The history of the proceedings in the case of
Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq.
- Ferguson, Adam, Robert of Thurston bookplate Hunter, and C. B. bookplate
Macpherson. 1768. An essay on the history of civil society. The
third edition, corrected. -- ed. London: Printed for A. Millar and T. Cadell 2E.., and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, Edinburgh.
- Ferguson, Adam, C. B. bookplate Macpherson, and Emrys Huw binder Evans.
1769. Institutes of moral philosophy : for the use of students in the
College of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Printed for A. Kincaid & J. Bell 2E
- Ferguson, Adam, and Vincenzo Merolle. 1995. Correspondence.
London ; Brookfield, VT: William Pickering.
- Ferguson, Adam, Charles Samuel bookplate Milward, and Andrew Sir bookplate
Agnew. 1783. The history of the progress and termination of the Roman
Republic. London: Printed for W. Strahan, T. Cadell ..., and W. Creec=
With  p. of advertisement at the end of v. 3.
- Ferguson, Adam, and Fania Oz-Salzberger. 1995. An essay on the history
of civil society. Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought 2E
Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press.
Adam Ferguson (1723-1816) was one of the central figures in the Scottish
Enlightenment. His Essay on the History of Civil Society (first published in 1767) is a bold and novel attempt to reclaim the tradition of active
citizenship and apply it to the modern state. Drawing on such diverse sources
as classical authors and contemporary travel literature, Ferguson offers
a complex model of historical advance which challenges both Hume's and
Smith's embrace of modernity and the primitivism of Rousseau. Ferguson
combines a subtle analysis of the emergence of modern commercial society
with a critique of its abandonment of civic and communal virtues. Central to Ferguson's theory of citizenship are the themes of conflict, play, political
participation and military valour. His fascination with the theory of unintended
consequences as a model of historical causality does not deter him from
insisting on the irreplaceable value of individual, public-minded members
of political society.
- Ferguson, Adam, Winifred Philip, and University of Edinburgh. Library 2E
1986. The unpublished essays of Adam Ferguson. Kilberry: W.M. Philip.
On spine: Adam Ferguson essays.
- Ferguson, Adam, and Richard Price. 1776. Remarks on Dr. Price's
Observations on the nature of civil liberty, &c. London: Printed
for G. Kearsley ...
Attributed to Adam Ferguson--National Union Catalog pre-1956 imprints.
Adam Ferguson - Selected secondary works 2E
- Bell, Robert. 1771. Now in the printing-press, and speedily will
be published by subscription, in one volume octavo, price one dollar, sewed
in blue boards, although the English edition is sold at four dollars. An
essay on the history of civil society. By Adam Ferguson, LL.D. Professor
of moral philosophy, in the University of Edinburgh. America [i.e.,
Philadelphia]: Printed [by Robert Bell] for the subscribers. M,DCC,LXXI,
A list of whose names, as encouragers will be printed.
Signed on p. 8: By the publisher, Robert Bell.
- 1773. To the sons of science in America, Robert Bell, bookseller,
of Philadelphia, notifieth, that in the fall of this present year 1773,
he will publish by subscription, Ferguson's Essay on the history of civil
society. ... Subscriptions are also received ... for re-printing, a second
American edition of Judge Blackstone's Commentaries on the laws of England
2E.. [Philadelphia: Printed by Robert Bell.
Printed area measures 8.4 x 11.6 cm.
- Gautier, Claude. 1993. L'invention de la société civile:
lectures anglo-écossaises : Mandeville, Smith, Ferguson. Recherches
Politiques. Paris: Presses universitaires de France.
- Jack, Malcolm. 1989. Corruption & progress : the eighteenth-century
debate. AMS Studies in the Eighteenth Century., no. 11. New York: AMS Press.
- Jogland, Herta Helena. 1959. Ursprünge und Grundlagen der Soziologie
bei Adam Ferguson. Beiträge Zur Geschichte Der Sozialwissenschaften,
Heft 1. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.
"Berichtigungen": slip inserted.
- Johnston, G. A., James Beattie, Adam Ferguson, Thomas Reid, and Dugald
Stewart. 1915. Selections from the Scottish philosophy of common sense 2E
Chicago: Open Court.
- Kettler, David. 1965. The social and political thought of Adam Ferguson.
[Columbus]: Ohio State University Press.
- Oz-Salzberger, Fania. 1995. Translating the Enlightenment : Scottish
civic discourse in eighteenth-century Germany. Oxford Historical Monographs.
Oxford [England] : New York: Clarendon Press ; Oxford University Press.
Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Oxford.
- Robertson, William, and Adam Ferguson. 1768. Memorial relating to
the University of Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Printed by Balfour, Auld, and
Anonymous. By William Robertson. Also attributed to Adam Ferguson. Cf.
Halkett and Laing.
- Salvucci, Pasquale. 1972. Adam Ferguson. Sociologia e filosofia
politica. Urbino: Argalìa.