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HUME, David.

Rare books by David Hume, including first editions, signed first edition, and copies in fine bindings of A Treatise of Human Nature and The History of England, and handsome sets of his collected works.

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  1. [Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects.]
    HUME, David. [Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects.]

    London : 1753, 1750, 1753, 1752

    An attractive set of Hume's Essays and Treatises. Produced by reissuing and reprinting earlier separate editions in a new collected format, Essays and Treatises is a bibliographical nightmare at the best of times, produced by the "resetting of all separate volumes previously issued, the reissue of the earlier volumes with cancel titles and, where the... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 130840

  2. 132008
    HUME, David. Discours politiques.

    Amsterdam : 1754-7

    First edition of this important series of economic publications, published in view of the increasing interest in works of political economy appearing in France, England, and Holland. In 1754 Schreuder and Mortier published the first volume, Hume's Political Discourses. Owing to the growing interest and the relative scarcity of earlier publications,... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 132008

  3. Dissertations sur les passions sur la tragedie sur la règle du gout.
    HUME, David. Dissertations sur les passions sur la tragedie sur la règle du gout.

    Amsterdam : 1759

    First separate edition in French of three of Hume's Four Dissertations, first published in English in 1757: The Natural History of Religion, Of the Passions, Of Tragedy, and Of the Standard of Taste, translated into French by Johann Bernhard Merian. The volume was originally issued as volume four of Schneider's Oeuvres philosophiques de Mr. D. Hume,... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 93433

  4. 124110
    HUME, David. Exposé Succinct de la Contestation qui s'est Élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau, avec les Pieces Justificatives.

    London : 1766

    Hume's account of his dispute with Rousseau was first published in Paris in October 1766. This is the first of two pirated editions printed later that year, this edition being printed in London and distinguished from the original by press-figures. It was probably printed in November, and apparently without Hume's knowledge. The work consists of "correspondence... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 124110

  5. 124068
    HUME, David. Exposé Succinct de la Contestation qui s'est Élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau, avec les Pieces Justificatives.

    London [i.e. Yverdon] : 1766

    Hume's account of his dispute with Rousseau was first published in Paris in October 1766. Two pirated editions followed later that year, the first of which was printed in London, the second of which, this edition, was printed in Yverdon and included extended commentary which had not been present in the previous editions. The work consists of "correspondence... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 124068

  6. Essais sur le commerce; le luxe; l'argent; l'intérêt de l'argent; les impôts; le crédit public, et la balance du commerce.
    HUME, David. Essais sur le commerce; le luxe; l'argent; l'intérêt de l'argent; les impôts; le crédit public, et la balance du commerce.

    Paris & Lyon : 1767

    Third edition in French of Hume's Political Discourses, translating the seven essays on economics which first appeared in English in 1752. Together they rank as one of the major economic writings of the 18th century. Hume's specific contributions to economic thought include the so-called "specie-flow mechanism" and the "theory of creeping inflation".... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 120782

  7. The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself.
    HUME, David. The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written by Himself.

    London : 1777

    First edition in book form, Todd's first issue (with "myself", line 3, p. 29). Hume's autobiography was published posthumously, initially in the Scots Magazine in January 1777 and then in the present book-form in February 1777. Hume wrote his autobiography as he was approaching death, aware that there would be great public interest in his reflections... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 132718

  8. Œuvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume. Traduites de l'anglois. Tome premier [- septième]. Nouvelle édition.
    HUME, David. Œuvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume. Traduites de l'anglois. Tome premier [- septième]. Nouvelle édition.

    London : 1788

    Most complete edition, by virtue of the inclusion of Hume's writings on economics, being the third, enlarged edition of the second French collected works of Hume, first published in 1759-64. "The contents are differently ordered and vol. 7... is an addition, containing seven of the Political Discourses of 1752 translated by Mlle. de la Chaux" in 1767... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 113403

  9. 104700
    (HUME, David.) HORNE, George. A Letter to Adam Smith, LLD. on the Life, Death, and Philosophy of his Friend David Hume, Esq. By one of the People called Christians.

    London : 1799

    Sixth edition. George Horne contended "that a man of Hume's known opinions could not by any possibility be the good and virtuous man Smith represented him to be, for had he been really generous, or compassionate, or good-natured or charitable, or gentle-minded, he could never have thought of erasing from the hearts of mankind the knowledge of God and... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 104700

  10. 139111
    HUME, David. Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects.

    Edinburgh : 1809

    An attractive Edinburgh edition of Hume's collection of philosophical writings. Hume had not originally authorized the first edition for publication but, upon its appearance, immediately began amending its contents for later editions and continued to do so for the next two decades; this edition uses the definitive text with Hume's final revisions, which... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139111

  11. 139113
    HUME, David. Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects.

    London : 1822

    An attractive copy of Hume's collection of philosophical writings. Hume had not originally authorized the first edition for publication but, upon its appearance, immediately began amending its contents for later editions and continued to do so for the next two decades; this edition uses the definitive text with Hume's final revisions, which was posthumously... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139113

  12. Get Out the Cuffs
    HUME, David. Get Out the Cuffs

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression. One of Collins's scarce Mystery novels. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 45527

  13. My Own Life 1776.
    (HUME, David.) BROWN, Iain Gordon, ed. My Own Life 1776.

    Edinburgh : 2014

    First edition of the facsimile of Hume's original manuscript of "My Own Life", written shortly before his death in 1776 and first published in 1777. The editor has added a complete transcription, introduction and notes. Published in an edition of 500 copies. Learn More
    £35.00

    Stock Code: 113267

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