London: for the British Academy, by Oxford University Press, 1968. First Separate Edition. Octavo; VG; in original wraps; Offprint from Proceedings of the British Academy Vol. LII. (23 March 1966), pp. 125-141; review copy, with slip from Oxford University Press loose within; interior clean; shelved case 0 binder.
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Hayek here argues that Mandeville was the first to decisively introduce the concept of spontaneous or emergent order into Western thought, though he himself did little to develop it. That task fell on Hume and the Scottish Enlightenment.