An Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature; in the rare original dust jacket

  • An Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature 1740.

An Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature 1740.

$975.00

Item Number: 74014

Cambridge: The University Press, 1938.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. With an introduction by J.M. Keynes and P. Sraffa. Review copy with the slip laid in, fine in a dust jacket. Rare in the original dust jacket.

An Abstract of a Book lately Published, full title An Abstract of a Book lately Published; Entitled, A Treatise of Human Nature. Wherein the Chief Argument of that work is further illustrated andexplained is a summary of the main doctrines of David Hume's work A Treatise of Human Nature, published anonymously in 1740. There has been speculation about the authorship of the work. Some scholars believe it was written by Hume's friend, the economist Adam Smith. Most believe it was written by Hume himself, in an attempt to popularize the Treatise.

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