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  1. The Essayes or Counsels, civill and morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Newly enlarged.
    BACON, Francis. The Essayes or Counsels, civill and morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Newly enlarged.

    London : 1632

    Third Haviland edition; the economist Nassau William Senior's copy. In 1625 John Haviland published the first complete, and definitive, edition of Bacon's essays, the last to appear in Bacon's lifetime. Comprising fifty-eight essays, it was greatly expanded from the first edition, published in 1597, which numbered just ten essays within a slim octavo... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132335

  2. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.
    BEATTIE, James - FORBES, Sir William. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.

    Edinburgh : 1806

    First edition of Forbes's principal work, an excellent association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's son, "William Forbes Esqr. from the author"; together with a small group of related contemporary autograph material laid in which reflects the strong ties between the Forbes and Beattie families.

    Sir William Forbes, 6th... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 118450

  3. Elements of Moral Science.
    BEATTIE, James. Elements of Moral Science.

    Edinburgh : 1790

    First edition, volume I only; volume II was published in 1793. As the professor of moral philosophy and logic at Marischal College, Aberdeen from 1760 to 1803, Beattie delivered some 300 or so lectures annually to final year arts students. "He was a gifted and conscientious teacher, as shown by the surviving notes taken in his lectures by his students,... Learn More
    £1,200.00

    Stock Code: 118366

  4. Opere diverse.
    BECCARIA, Cesare, marchese di. Opere diverse.

    Naples : 1770-1

    First edition of the collected works of the father of modern penology, including his celebrated Dei delitti e delle pene, which was first published in 1764. From the library of archivist and civil servant Henry Hobhouse (1776-1854), with his armorial bookplate to the front free pastedown. Hobhouse was appointed permanent under-secretary of state for... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 114251

  5. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
    BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,

    Dublin : 1744

    First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 135077

  6. The Interest of Princes and States.
    BETHEL, Slingsby. The Interest of Princes and States.

    London : 1680

    First edition of Bethel's observations on the commercial and constitutional circumstances of different states, based on his travels around Europe in the 1660s after serving in the Rump Parliament. The section on England is expanded from his The Present Interest of England Stated of 1671. Bethel, a republican, is careful not to attack the British Restoration,... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 132095

  7. Commentaries on the Laws of England.
    BLACKSTONE, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England.

    Oxford : 1765-9

    First edition of volumes I, III and IV, second edition of volume II. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history... Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 130572

  8. The Works of William Blake.
    BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) The Works of William Blake.

    London : 1893

    First edition, one of 150 large paper copies in the deluxe binding; there were also 500 copies in cloth. Yeats had "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136158

  9. An Enquiry Whether A general Practice of Virtue tends to the Wealth or Poverty, Benefit or Disadvantage of a People?
    BLEWITT, George. An Enquiry Whether A general Practice of Virtue tends to the Wealth or Poverty, Benefit or Disadvantage of a People?

    London : 1725

    First edition of this counterblast to Bernard Mandeville. Blewitt's treatise is firstly against the Fable of the Bees, in which Mandeville argued private greed and vice benefit the public as a whole. The Fable was first published in book-form in 1714 but had a resurgence in the mid-1720s with enlarged second, third, and fourth editions published in... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 134421

  10. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.
    BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.

    London : 1782

    Ninth edition of Burke's treatise on aesthetics, first published in 1757.

    The Philosophical Enquiry was Burke's first truly successful work, winning praise in many quarters: Dr Johnson, "an example of true criticism"; Hume, "a very pretty treatise"; Reynolds, "the admirable treatise"; and Kant describing Burke as "the foremost author" in "the... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 144789

  11. A treatise concerning the truth of the Christian religion.
    BURNET, Gilbert; LOCKE, John. A treatise concerning the truth of the Christian religion.

    Glasgow : 1743

    First Foulis edition of both works, and the first appearance in print of Burnet treatise, with Locke's treatise originally published in his posthumous works in 1706. The terminal advertisement leaves for Robert Foulis's press are present, and include an advertisement for his upcoming edition of Plato's Republic, the first edition in English. An uncommon... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126863

  12. Antient Metaphysics;
    BURNETT, James, Lord Monboddo. Antient Metaphysics;

    Edinburgh : 1779-82-84-95-97-99

    First editions of the complete set of Lord Monboddo's Antient Metaphysics, a critique of the philosophical implications of Newtonian science in the light of Greek philosophy, a vast philosophical project two decades in the completion. The volumes are uncommon on the market, particularly so as a complete set, and it is very unusual to encounter a complete... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 146841

  13. Des Lord Monboddo Werk von dem Ursprunge und Fortgange der Sprache.
    BURNETT, James, Lord Monboddo. Des Lord Monboddo Werk von dem Ursprunge und Fortgange der Sprache.

    Riga : 1784-1785

    First edition in German, all published, an abridgement of books I to III of Monboddo's Of the Origin and Progress of Language (1773-1776, with a further 3 volumes published in English 1787, 1789, and 1792). Translated by C. A. Schmid, with an introduction by Herder.

    Monboddo's work, published between 1773 and 1792, is one of the major 18th century... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 144960

  14. An Essay upon Government:
    BURNETT, Thomas. An Essay upon Government:

    London : 1716

    First edition. Thomas Burnet(t) (d. 1750) was a priest and theologian who delivered sermons as part of the Boyle Lectures. His work consisted of explicatory essays on Christianity, including one aimed at children, as well as philosophical essays which "attempt to reason logically from positions assumed as axiomatic" (ODNB), such as the present work.... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 116289

  15. Von der physischen, moralischen und bürgerlichen Ungleichheit der Menschen.
    CARLI, Gian Rinaldo. Von der physischen, moralischen und bürgerlichen Ungleichheit der Menschen.

    Vienna : 1793

    First edition in German of the Italian economist and politician's treatise on Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, first published in Padua the previous year. At the age of 24, Carli (1720-1795) became the newly established professor of astronomy and navigation at the University of Padua. After the publication of several works on history and economics,... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 118262

  16. Cyrus et Milto ou La République.
    CLAVEL D'USSIERES, Henri de. Cyrus et Milto ou La République.

    Geneva : 1796

    First edition of Clavel d'Ussieres's political fable. Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Persian Empire, was metamorphosed into a philosopher king by Xenophon in his Cyropaedia of the 4th century BCE. Xenophon's Cyrus was a favourite of the Mirror for Princes genre, from the medieval period through to the Renaissance and Enlightenment. Clavel d'Ussieres's... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 130689

  17. Vie de M. Turgot.
    CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Vie de M. Turgot.

    London [i.e France] : 1786

    One of four editions of Condorcet's life of Turgot printed in 1786, this being Gerits's edition C. All four editions have London imprints but the latter three were printed in France. Condorcet was a strong supporter of Turgot, who had attempted to implement physiocratic ideas as the French finance minister from 1774 to 1776. His biography seeks to vindicate... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 124115

  18. Outlines of an Historical View of the Progress of the Human Mind:
    CONDORCET, Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat. Outlines of an Historical View of the Progress of the Human Mind:

    London : 1795

    First edition in English of Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain, originally published earlier the same year in Paris. Condorcet's tract is the clearest and boldest statement of the enlightenment belief in progress. Condorcet wrote the work in 1794 while in hiding from Robespierre's agents, having voted against the execution... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 128561

  19. A Philosophicall Discourse concerning Speech,
    CORDEMOY, Louis Géraud de. A Philosophicall Discourse concerning Speech,

    London : 1668

    First edition in English. Géraud de Cordemoy (1626-1684), philosopher, historian and lawyer, was one of the leading Cartesians of his day; his Discours de la parole was first published at Paris in the same year, 1668. "In his day, judging from the speed with which his writings were translated into Latin and English, Cordemoy was a highly respected,... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 110051

  20. Œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques.
    DIDEROT, Denis. Œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques.

    Amsterdam : 1772

    First edition of Diderot's collected philosophical and theatrical works. It is rare to find a complete set as each volume has both a collective title page and its own, and could have been sold separately.

    There were two editions of published in Amsterdam that year, the other being the octavo-format edition of Marc Michel Rey, though the present... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 128660

  21. Ueber Toleranz und Gewissensfreyheit, nach den Grundsätzen des allgemeinen und protestantischen Kirchenrechts.
    DÖDERLEIN, Christian Albrecht. Ueber Toleranz und Gewissensfreyheit, nach den Grundsätzen des allgemeinen und protestantischen Kirchenrechts.

    Berlin : 1777

    First edition of two works discussing tolerance and freedom of conscience, according to the principles of general and Protestant church law, written in reply to Lüdke's 1774 work on the same subject. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 114655

  22. An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.
    DRAKE, Judith. An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.

    London : 1696

    Second edition, published the same year as the first, of "one of the greatest works of early modern 'feminism'" (Smith, p. 727), already in its third edition by 1697.

    Anonymously published, and previously attributed to Mary Astell or Jane Barker, the Essay is now generally credited as the work of author and medical practitioner Judith Drake (c.1670-1723),... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 140062

  23. Philosophie de l'univers.
    DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. Philosophie de l'univers.

    Paris : [1792]

    First edition of Dupont's "treatise attempting to state a philosophy of life" (Saricks) dedicated to his long-time friend Lavoisier, in an attractive contemporary binding. "From the dates given at the beginning of the book, the Philosophie de l'univers was apparently written between December 20, 1792, and June 10, 1793. With the Philosophie, Du Pont... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 122980

  24. Sur l'éducation nationale dans les États-Unis d'Amérique. Seconde édition.
    DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. Sur l'éducation nationale dans les États-Unis d'Amérique. Seconde édition.

    Paris : 1812.

    Stated second edition but apparently the first printed. Schelle cites a "Philadelphia 1800" edition (no. 74) but we have been unable to locate a copy and it is apparently unrecorded. Dupont had published in 1793 a work of 47 pages entitled Vues sur l'éducation nationale par un cultivateur ou moyen de simplifier l'instruction, de la rendre à la fois... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 113624

  25. Philosophie de l'univers. Troisième édition. Augmentée de plusieurs notes et d'une table des matières.
    DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. Philosophie de l'univers. Troisième édition. Augmentée de plusieurs notes et d'une table des matières.

    Paris : 1799 (Fructidor, An VII)

    Third and final edition of Dupont's "treatise attempting to state a philosophy of life" (Saricks), first published in 1792 and addressed to his long-time friend Lavoisier. "From the dates given at the beginning of the book, the Philosophie de l'univers was apparently written between December 20, 1792, and June 10, 1793. With the Philosophie, Dupont... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 113128

  26. Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences compiled upon a new plan.
    ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA. Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences compiled upon a new plan.

    Edinburgh : 1771

    First edition of the "most famous of all the encyclopaedias in the English language" (PMM), which first appeared in 100 serialized parts in 1768-71. Contributors to this first edition included many of the leading lights of the Scottish Enlightenment movement such as David Hume, James Balfour, George Campbell, Lord Kames, and Sir James Steuart. The long... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 132649

  27. Correspondance sur une question politique d'agriculture.
    ÉPRÉMESNIL, Jaques Duval d'. Correspondance sur une question politique d'agriculture.

    Amsterdam & Paris : 1763

    First edition of this printed correspondence between Épremesnil and Dupuy d'Emportes of the Academy of Florence, concerning agricultural issues, in which Éprémesnil stresses the importance of free trade. Épremesnil (1745-1794) later had an important role in pushing for the summoning of the Estates General, before defending the monarchy in the French... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 123202

  28. Reflexions on the Sources of Incredulity with Regard to Religion.
    FORBES, Duncan. Reflexions on the Sources of Incredulity with Regard to Religion.

    Edinburgh : 1750

    First edition of the Scottish politician and judge's final theological tract, published posthumously. One of Forbes's (1685-1747) "enthusiasms, following from his admiration of the works of John Hutchinson, author of Moses's principia, was the study of the Old Testament in Hebrew. He wrote three short tracts, published in 1732, 1735, and posthumously,... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 102357

  29. The History of England, for the Use of Schools and Young Persons.
    GODWIN, William. The History of England, for the Use of Schools and Young Persons.

    London : 1826

    New edition, first published in 1806, of William Godwin's pseudonymous children's history book. Godwin used the name of Edward Baldwin to publish several children's books, fearing the opprobrium associated with his own name. Godwin sets out in the preface his aim to write in a way appealing to children, not recounting endless superfluous details, but... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 125532

  30. A Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man with those of the Animal World.
    GREGORY, John. A Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man with those of the Animal World.

    London : 1774

    An attractively bound sixth edition; first published 1765. The Scottish physician John Gregory was a member of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society, "where he read many essays; these were later collected, modified, and published anonymously under the title A Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man, with those of the Animal World (1765). Gregory... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 118040

  31. Essai sur les moyens de rendre les facultés de l'homme plus utiles à son bonheur,
    GREGORY, John; KÉRALIO, Louise-Félicité Guynement de (trans.) Essai sur les moyens de rendre les facultés de l'homme plus utiles à son bonheur,

    Deux-Ponts : 1775

    First edition in French of Gregory's Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man (first 1765), translated by "one of the first recognized French female historians" (Harris). It comprises a series of papers delivered by the Scottish physician to the Aberdeen Philosophical Society, "an example of the Scottish Enlightenment's interest in 'the natural... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 137482

  32. De l'Esprit.
    HELVÉTIUS, Claude-Adrien. De l'Esprit.

    Paris : 1758

    Rare first edition, printing B, of the controversial French Enlightenment philosopher's most radical work, "On the Mind", with annotations transcribed from those made by Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his own personal copy, thus foregrounding the importance of Helvétius and Rousseau's dialogue to contemporary and subsequent readings of De l'Esprit.

    In... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 117797

  33. Verstand und Erfahrung [& Vernunft und Sprache].
    HERDER, Johann Gottfried. Verstand und Erfahrung [& Vernunft und Sprache].

    Leipzig : 1799

    First edition of the Metacritique, Herder's infamous attack on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. The one-time protégé of Kant and his subsequent philosophical adversary, Herder (1744-1803) outraged contemporaries with his public rejection of his former teacher's views; he was "the only important thinker of his time who dared such open opposition to... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 128670

  34. 136441
    HOBBES, Thomas. Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill.

    London : 1651

    True first edition of one of the foundation works in the field of political theory, with the winged head ornament on the title page. There are three editions with title-pages bearing 1651 imprints. The second, with a bear ornament, was printed outside England (probably at Amsterdam), and the third, with a triangular type ornament, is now considered... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 136441

  35. Œuvres philosophiques et politiques.
    HOBBES, Thomas. Œuvres philosophiques et politiques.

    Neufchatel : 1787

    First collected edition in French. It includes the young Huguenot intellectual Samuel Sorbière's popular translation of "De cive" (first 1649); a translation of "De corpore politico", long attributed to Sorbière but now thought to have been by prolific translator John Davies (Malcolm, pp. 464-5); and "Human Nature" translated by the prominent French... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 120538

  36. Pieces Philosophiques.
    HOLBACH, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d'; Abraham Gaultier. Pieces Philosophiques.

    [Amsterdam? : 1771

    First collected edition of these three materialist texts. The first, Parite de la Vie & de la Mort by Abraham Gaultier, was first published in 1714, this being the second edition. Gaultier, like Bernard Mandeville and La Mettrie, was a physician turned philosopher; in the present treatise he offers an entirely materialist vision of the body and soul,... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 128984

  37. Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [together with:] Appendix to the Memoirs …
    HOLLIS, Thomas - BLACKBURNE, Francis. Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [together with:] Appendix to the Memoirs …

    London : 1780

    First edition, large paper copy, a handsome copy of this biographical memoir of the notable 18th-century "political propagandist" (ODNB). Hollis (1720-1774) "believed citizenship should be active: individuals had an important role to play in public life. He partly fulfilled this responsibility by charitable work as a governor of Guy's and St Thomas's... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 117415

  38. Elements of Criticism.
    HOME, Henry, Lord Kames. Elements of Criticism.

    Edinburgh : 1762

    First edition of Kames's large and systematic philosophical and aesthetic treatise, rare on the market. This work is the most important result of the Scottish aesthetic movement, and "the most comprehensive work on aesthetics of the 18th century since Du Bos' Réflexions critiques of 1719" (translated from Dobai, Die Kunstliteratur des Klassizismus... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 147353

  39. Elements of Criticism.
    HOME, Henry, Lord Kames. Elements of Criticism.

    Edinburgh : 1762

    First edition of Kames's large and systematic philosophical and aesthetic treatise, rare on the market. This work is the most important result of the Scottish aesthetic movement, and "the most comprehensive work on aesthetics of the 18th century since Du Bos' Réflexions critiques of 1719" (translated from Dobai, Die Kunstliteratur des Klassizismus... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 94906

  40. An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume, Esq.
    HUME, David - RITCHIE, Thomas Edward. An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume, Esq.

    London : 1807

    First edition of the first book-length biography of Hume. Ritchie was critical of Hume's achievements as a metaphysician and as a moralist, with his works suggesting that Ritchie himself was a disciple of Thomas Reid, whose philosophy was antithetical to Hume's. Ritchie is also dismissive of Hume's essays, criticising their conciseness. However, Hume's... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 124769

  41. Über die menschliche Natur
    HUME, David. Über die menschliche Natur

    Halle : 1790-1792

    Very 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

  42. Herrn Hume Vier Philosophen. Quod vitae sectabor iter?
    HUME, David. Herrn Hume Vier Philosophen. Quod vitae sectabor iter?

    Glogau : 1760

    Scarce 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

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

  44. 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

  45. The History of the Proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq.
    HUME, David. The History of the Proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq.

    London : 1761

    First 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

  46. 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

  47. 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.
    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

  48. An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue;
    HUTCHESON, Francis. An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue;

    London : 1726

    Second edition, expanded and enlarged, first published the previous year. The philosopher Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746), a major influence on the Scottish enlightenment, wrote the present treatises on aesthetics and ethics while running a private academy in Dublin. Borrowing heavily from Shaftesbury, Hutcheson argues in favour of an inborn moral sense,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 128586

  49. Observations in answer to Mr. Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason".
    JACKSON, William. Observations in answer to Mr. Thomas Paine's "Age of Reason".

    Dublin : 1795

    First edition of Jackson's final work. Jackson, always a radical, had turned spy for the French republic, and published this work shortly before he died of suicide in a Dublin prison while awaiting sentencing for high treason. Despite his Jacobonist beliefs, Jackson was a religious man, and here extensively criticises Thomas Paine's Deism. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 127600

  50. Grundsätze der Policeygesetzgebung und der Policeyanstalten.
    JAKOB, Ludwig Heinrich. Grundsätze der Policeygesetzgebung und der Policeyanstalten.

    Kharkoff : 1809

    First edition of the distinguished German economist and philosopher's work on law enforcement. First a professor of philosophy in Halle, Jakob (1759-1827) accepted the Russian government's invitation in 1807 to become a professor of economic science at Kharkoff University after the University of Halle was suppressed. His quick mastery of the Russian... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 118691

  51. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
    JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.

    London : 1632

    First edition in English; rare. The translation is actually by the Hispanophile James Mabbe, though Edward Blount, as was his habit, signs the dedication as if he were its translator. (A variant issue of the same year has Blount's name instead of Richard Collins's in the imprint: the two booksellers were close neighbours in St Paul's Churchyard.) Edward... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 81871

  52. Verkündigung des nahen Abschlusses eines Traktats zum ewigen Frieden in der Philosophie.
    KANT, Imanuel. Verkündigung des nahen Abschlusses eines Traktats zum ewigen Frieden in der Philosophie.

    [No place : 1798

    First separate book edition, originally published in the Berlinische Monatsschrift in December 1796, and then included in J. G. Schlossers Zweites Schreiben an einen jungen Mann, der die kritische Philosophie studiren wollte... of 1798. Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 131567

  53. Critique de la Raison Pure.
    KANT, Immanuel. Critique de la Raison Pure.

    Paris : 1835

    First edition in French of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, here with a presentation slip from A. Durand and Pedone Lauriel, booksellers and publishers, to the front free endpaper of vol. I. Joseph Tissot's translation was surprisingly late, half a century on from the first publication of Kant's masterwork. The translation is taken from the seventh German... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 143530

  54. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.
    KANT, Immanuel. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.

    Königsberg : 1798

    First edition of Kant's important contribution to the newly emerging discipline of anthropology, an introductory manual to a popular university course which the philosopher had taught for almost twenty-five years at the point of publication. Kant's Anthropologie is also noted for his classification of mental illnesses and his discussion of the importance... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143529

  55. Critik der Urtheilskraft.
    KANT, Immanuel. Critik der Urtheilskraft.

    Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1792

    Early edition, first published in 1790, in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored.

    The Critique of Judgement is Kant's third most important work after the critiques of Pure and Practical Reason. "The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgment, the second with the teleological judgement or judgement... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143996

  56. Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik,
    KANT, Immanuel. Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik,

    Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1794

    Early editions of these two works, first published in 1783 and 1785 respectively, in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored.

    Kant wrote the first work, his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics, as a clarification of the Critique of Pure Reason, which he believed to have been widely misunderstood. It became one of Kant's most influential... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143993

  57. Critik der practischen Vernunft.
    KANT, Immanuel. Critik der practischen Vernunft.

    Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1795

    Early edition of Kant's Critique of Practical Reason (first published in 1788), in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored. The Critique was the second of Kant's critical works, in which he developed the concept of categorical imperative. It further established Kant's moral thinking as a cardinal reference in the successive development of... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 143962

  58. Critik der reinen Vernunft.
    KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft.

    Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1794

    Early edition of the supreme German philosophical work of the 18th century, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, first published in 1781, the text here based on Kant's revised second edition of 1787. This copy in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored; from the library, with posthumous bookplate to front pastedown, of German politician Maximilian... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143960

  59. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.
    KANT, Immanuel. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.

    Königsberg : 1798

    First edition of Kant's important contribution to the newly emerging discipline of anthropology, an introductory manual to a popular university course which the philosopher had taught for almost twenty-five years at the point of publication. Kant's Anthropologie is also noted for his classification of mental illnesses and his discussion of the importance... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141227

  60. Critik der practischen Vernunft.
    KANT, Immanuel. Critik der practischen Vernunft.

    Riga : 1788 [& Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius, 1790]

    First editions of Kant's Critique of Practical Reason and On a Discovery in a pleasing contemporary binding. The former work established Kant's moral thinking as a cardinal reference in the successive development of ethics; the latter, comparatively little-known, is Kant's defence of his own philosophy against attacks made by Johann Augustus Eberhard.

    In... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 141224

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