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.
Item Number: 31019
London: Printed For A. Milar, 1748.
First edition of this landmark of Enlightenment thought. Twelvemo, bound in modern calf. In very good condition with some light soiling to the text, small stain to the title page. A very nice example.
This book has proven highly influential, both in the years that would immediately follow 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.