"The most influential thinker of the Enlightenment": John Locke's The Works
The Works of John Locke.
Item Number: 42046
London: Printed for W. Strahan, et al, 1777.
A nice early set of The Works of John Locke. Quarto,bound in full contemporary brown calf, four volumes, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, crimson and black morocco spine labels. Engraved frontispiece portrait, folding table. In very good condition with some rubbing to the extremities. A nice set.
John Locke is regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and the Father of Classical Liberalism. "Locke was the first to take up the challenge of Bacon and to attempt to estimate critically the certainty and the adequacy of human knowledge when confronted with God and the universe" (PMM 164).
Other Books by this Author
"Being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions": Rare First Edition of John Lockes Two Treatises of Government
London: Printed for Awnsham Churchill, At the Black Swan In Ave-Mary-Lane, 1690.
First edition, first issue with quire Q in the first setting. Octavo, full brown calf. In very good condition with some toning to the leaves and some light edgewear. The Pirie Sotheby’s copy brought $274,000. First editions are rare.
London: A. Millar , 1765.
First Collected edition of John Locke’s four letters concerning toleration, including the Epistola de Tolerantia. Quarto, bound in full contemporary calf, housed in a custom clamshell box. Engraved portrait frontispiece by F.B. Cipriani. Occasional light toning and slight wear to binding, a very good example with wide margins. Though the four letters were included in the Works of 1714, the present edition marks the first time they appeared together as a single collection.
London: Awnsham and John Churchill, 1690, 1692.
First editions of both volumes of Locke’s Second and Third Letter Concerning Toleration. Two volumes bound in one. Octavo, contemporary calf, rebacked. In excellent condition with the text clean contents clean, except for light browning, rebacked. From the library of James Stonhouse with his signatures and armorial bookplate. Exceptionally rare.
London: Printed for For A. and J. Churchill, and Edw. Castle, 1696.
First edition. Bound in full brown calf, gilt lined to the spine, raised bands, maroon spine label. Edited by John Wynne. In very good condition with some wear to the extremities, a light stain to the first three pages. First editions are rare, the last copy appearing at auction was in 1979.
London: Constable, 1919.
Octavo, bound in full scarlet crushed levant morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Rivière. Front and rear panels with single gilt filler border, upper cover set with an oval miniature painting of a battle scene under glass, framed with a variety of weapons and emblems gilt; spine in six compartments with five raised bands, a decorative panel in the rest, each bearing crown, eagle or fleur-de-lys; board edges gilt dotted, turn-ins gilt, doublures and free endpages of yellow watered silk. All edges gilt. In fine condition. Housed in a cloth folding box.
“I am a part of everything that I have read": First Editions of Theodore Roosevelt's Monumental Work The Winning of the West
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons/ The Knickerbocker Press, 1889-96.
First trade edition. Octavo, 4 volumes, original publishers half cloth, maps at rear. In very good condition with a contemporary bookplate to each volume with light rubbing and wear to the extremities. Uncommon in this condition.
Boston: Estes and Lauriat, c. 1890.
International limited edition, One of a 1,000 copies. Octavo, thirty volumes. Bound in contemporary three-quarter morocco over cloth. Top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. In near fine condition with a touch of rubbing and extremity wear, spot of leather affected, some loss on top gilt edges.
London: George Virtue, c. 1830.
Octavo, bound in full purple morocco by Bayntun. Elaborate tooling with Napoleon’s eagle insignia and N stamped to the spine front and rear panels in gilt, dentelles, inner gilt ruled, marbled endpapers. Top edge gilt, hand colored frontispiece to both volumes, plates and map. In very good condition.