London: Printed for Sam. Buckley, 1728. Second Edition. 8vo. [205 x 124 x 10 mm]. [ii], 54 pp. Rebound in contemporary half calf with marbled boards. Lacking the half title. Title page and last leaf dusty. Very good. Item #32
Gibson was an ardent defender of high moral standards, even remonstrating privately with the King over the masquerades which were popular with the court and caused considerable scandal at the time. The present tract attacks, among others, Bernard Mandeville's moral stance in his "Fable of the Bees."