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.
HUME, David. Discours politiques.
Amsterdam : 1754-56First edition of the first three instalments of an 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... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 146627
HUME, David. Discours politiques.
Amsterdam : 1754-57First 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
HUME, David. Herrn Hume Vier Philosophen. Quod vitae sectabor iter?
Glogau : 1760Scarce first German language edition of essays 6-9 from the second volume of Hume's Essays, moral and political of 1742. The essays are; "The Epicurean", "The Stoic", "The Platonist" and "The Sceptic". The translation was made from the French Oeuvres philosophiques (1758). Hume's essays are followed by "Apuleius's" Discourse on happiness, translated... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 146123
HUME, David. The History of the Proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq.
London : 1761First edition. This political satire directed against the Elder Pitt has usually been attributed to Adam Ferguson. However, D. R. Raynor published an edition of the work in 1982 (Sister Peg, a pamphlet hitherto unknown by David Hume, Cambridge, CUP) with an authoritative introduction setting out the reasons for attribution to Hume. See the Supplement... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 95354
HUME, David. Exposé Succinct de la Contestation qui s'est Élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau, avec les Pieces Justificatives.
London : 1766Hume'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
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 : 1767Third 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
HUME, David. Œuvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume. Traduites de l'anglois. Tome premier [- septième]. Nouvelle édition.
London : 1788Most 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
HUME, David. Über die menschliche Natur
Halle : 1790-92Very scarce first edition in German of A Treatise of Human Nature, the first translation into any language of Hume's greatest (and rarest) work; it is issued here with a commentary by Ludwig Heinrich von Jakob (17591827), professor of philosophy at Halle who helped greatly to popularize Hume's work in Germany. Although the translation seems late fifty... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 147041
HUME, David. Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand
Jena : 1793First edition of this translation of Hume's Philosophical essays concerning human understanding, the title of which was later changed to Enquiry concerning human understanding. Hume had intended this work to replace book one of his A treatise of human nature, in an attempt to convey its central ideas in a more elegant form and to reach a wider audience.... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 147026
HUME, David. Politische Versuche.
Königsberg : 1800First edition of Christian Jakob Kraus's translation of essays from Hume's Political Discourses, Essays moral and political, and Three Essays, moral and political.
Although Jessop states that Kraus's (17531807) translation contains all 12 discourses and seven of the Essays Moral and Political, it should be noted that, in fact, only eight of... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147028
HUME, David. Historia de Inglaterra,
Barcelona : 1842-45First edition in Spanish of Hume's History of Great Britain, originally published in six quarto volumes between 1754 and 1762, volume five containing the continuations by Smollett, Adolphus and Aikin. Although the title page announces 32 engraved plates, only 17 were included, as demonstrated by the list at the end of volume five.
Hume's monumental... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 141008
HUME, David. My Own Life.
Edinburgh : 2017Second edition, corrected and enlarged (first edition 2014), one of 750 copies, 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. The original manuscript is owned by the Royal Society of Edinburgh,... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 121108