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LOCKE, John.

LOCKE, John.

Rare books by John Locke, including first editions, signed first editions and copies in fine bindings.

Regularly stocked editions include the first Hollis edition.

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  1. An Essay concerning Humane Understanding.
    [LOCKE, John.] An Essay concerning Humane Understanding.

    London : 1690

    First edition, the Holt issue, traditionally considered the first. Locke worked for nearly two decades on his investigation of "the certainty and the adequacy of human knowledge," concluding that "though knowledge must necessarily fall short of complete comprehension, it can at least be 'sufficient'; enough to convince us that we are not at the mercy... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 111580

  2. The Reasonableness of Christianity, as delivered in the Scriptures.
    LOCKE, John. The Reasonableness of Christianity, as delivered in the Scriptures.

    London : 1695

    First edition, second state. There were three states of the first edition, distinguished by the number of errata listed on the errata leaf, but without any changes to the text between first and second state. Locke's own interleaved copy at Harvard is also in the second state. This was Locke's key theological treatise, "a work of apologetics, intended... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 133944

  3. Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade, &c.
    LOCKE, John. Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade, &c.

    London : 1696

    First edition, second issue. Several Papers comprises an issue under a collective title page of the second editions of three Locke economic tracts: Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money, Short Observations... on Coining Silver Money, and Further Considerations Concerning Raising the Value... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 121354

  4. 115547
    LOCKE, John. Posthumous Works:

    London : 1706

    First edition, edited by Locke's literary editors, Anthony Collins and Peter King. The collection prints for the first time, among other works, Locke's Conduct of the Understanding, his Discourse on Miracles, and part of the Fourth Letter for Toleration, which was not printed in its entirety until 1829. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 115547

  5. 136678
    LOCKE, John. Some Familiar Letters between Mr. Locke, and Several of his Friends.

    London : 1708

    First edition, the first authorized collection of any letters by Locke. Published four years after Locke's death, the volume is presumed to have been compiled and edited by Locke's cousin and principal heir Peter King. The collection comprises three sets of correspondence. The first are the letters between Locke and the Irish experimental philosopher... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 136678

  6. 126250
    LOCKE, John. Ragionamenti sopra la moneta, l'interesse del danaro, le finanze e il commercio.

    Florence : 1751

    Rare first edition in Italian of Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money (1692) and Further Considerations concerning Raising the Value of Money (1695). It is the only early translation of Locke's papers on money, based on the folio Works of 1740, and is furnished with extensive footnotes by... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 126250

  7. 128880
    LOCKE, John. The Conduct of the Understanding.

    Cambridge : 1781

    Fifth separate edition, first issue, preceding the second, large paper issue. The Conduct of the Understanding was first published in Locke's Posthumous Works of 1706, with the first separate edition published in 1741. Locke wrote The Conduct while writing revisions for his Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, intending it to constitute a new chapter... Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 128880

  8. The Works.
    LOCKE, John. The Works.

    Cambridge : 1824

    A lovely set comprising of Locke's major works. The first collection of his works appeared in 1714 and was published by John Churchill and Locke's literary executor, Sir Peter King. This set collects the following: A Letter Concerning Toleration; Two Treaties of Government; An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; Some... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137640

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