An Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature; in the rare original dust jacket
An Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature 1740.
Hume, David; Introduction by J.M. Keynes and P. Sraffa.
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 near fine price-clipped 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.