Rare First Edition of David Hume's Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political

  • Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political.
  • Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political.

Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political.

$9,500.00

Item Number: 92019

London: Printed For A. Milar, 1748.

First edition of this landmark of Enlightenment thought. 12mo, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, red spine label, raised bands, gilt ruled. In very good condition with rubbing and wear to the extremities, contemporary name to the title page, bookplate. A very nice example of this important treatise.

Hume's Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding has proven highly influential, both in the years that would immediately follow it publication in 1748 and today. Immanuel Kant points to it as the book which woke him from his self-described "dogmatic slumber" The Enquiry is widely regarded as a classic in modern philosophical literature.

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