First edition of the first book published in English to include portions of the writings of German philosopher Immanuel Kant.

  • A General and Introductory View of Professor Kant’s Principles Concerning Man, the World and the Deity.

A General and Introductory View of Professor Kant’s Principles Concerning Man, the World and the Deity.

$2,850.00

Item Number: 82397

London: J. Downes, 1796.

First edition of the first book published in English to include portions of the writings of German philosopher Immanuel Kant including his Critique of Pure Reason. Octavo, bound in full contemporary polished calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red morocco spine label, raised bands, gilt ruled to the front and rear panels. In very good condition with some light browning throughout and blank head of title page restored.

German philosopher Immanuel Kant exerted an enduring influence on western philosophy with his Critique of Pure Reason, published in 1781. Also referred to as Kant's First Critique, the author explains in the preface to the first edition that he meant the text not to be "a critique of books and systems, but of the faculty of reason in general, in respect of all knowledge after which it may strive independently of all experience."

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