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[TOLAND, John.] Christianity not Mysterious:
London : 1696 [i.e. late 1695]First edition of the author's most significant work, and a key text of Deistic theory. "Toland was but twenty-five when his most famous work, Christianity not Mysterious, anonymously appeared late in 1695 (with a 1696 imprint). In it he argued that no tenets of true Christianity could be contrary to or above human reason, for if they were they would... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 136977
[BROUGHTON, John.] The Vindication and Advancement of our National Constitution and Credit: Attempted in Several Tracts.
London : 1710First collected edition, the tracts on the Bank of England and credit previously published in 1705 and 1706, here brought together with a new introductory essay on the constitution. Broughton (c.1674-1720), chaplain to the first Duke of Marlborough, wrote on economics and philosophy, opposing John Locke in the latter and the recently-established Bank... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 135169
LOCKE, John. An Essay concerning Humane Understanding.
London : 1690First 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" (PMM), and the resulting landmark work influenced many Enlightenment philosophers. The marginal annotations in this copy are proof of early and intelligent commentary,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 111580
LOCKE, John. Several Papers Relating to Money, Interest and Trade, &c.
London : 1696First 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
LOCKE, John. Posthumous Works:
London : 1706First 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: 142619
LOCKE, John. Ragionamenti sopra la moneta, l'interesse del danaro, le finanze e il commercio.
Florence : 1751Rare 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
LOCKE, John. The Conduct of the Understanding.
Cambridge : 1781Fifth 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
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S[ERGEANT], J[ohn]. The Method to Science.
London : 1696First edition of one of the principal works of the Roman Catholic controversialist and philosopher John Sergeant (1623-1707). "A more thoroughgoing Aristotelian critique of Locke came from... John Sergeant, who, as a Catholic, stood outside the clerical assaults emanating from the established church. Sergeant's critique of Locke was part of a more wide-ranging... Learn More£2,000.00
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LOCKE, John. Two Treatises of Government:
London : 1698Third edition of Locke's revolutionary work of political philosophy, first published anonymously in October 1689. The extended refutation of Filmer's divine right theory in the first treatise and Locke's positive theory of government set out in the second make up one of the most famous and influential works in the history of liberalism. It exerted a... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 139786
LOCKE, John. Il Governo civile.
Amsterdam : 1773First edition in Italian of one of the most famous and influential works in the history of liberalism, the second of Locke's Two Treatises on Government (1690). "'An anonymous translation from the French text of David Mazel, probably the 1755 ed." (Yolton). The work did not appear again in Italian until 1925. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119924
LOCKE, John. Some Familiar Letters between Mr. Locke, and Several of his Friends.
London : 1708, 1697 & 1699A handsome group of first editions of three separate works, bound uniformly, with identical early female ownership. They are numbered 1-3, somewhat counter-intuitively anti-chronologically with the posthumous collection of 1708 coming first, followed by two of Locke's replies to Edward Stillingfleet in their pamphlet war over the theory of knowledge... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 142494
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Maracot Deep
London : 1929First edition, first impression. The Goldstone copy with his bookplate to the front pastedown. "Four stories: "The Maracot Deep" (short science fiction novel) of the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis, together with some survivors, on the ocean bed); "The Disintegration Machine" and "When the World Screamed" (two Professor Challenger science fiction... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 47172
BURNET, Gilbert; LOCKE, John. A treatise concerning the truth of the Christian religion.
Glasgow : 1743First 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
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TYRRELL, James. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature,
London : 1692First edition, possibly early state as this copy does not include the errata leaf and leaf f1 is not cancelled and replaced with a bifolium, as is the case for the copy collated in ESTC. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature is an abridged translation by political theorist and historian James Tyrrell of Richard Cumberland's treatise heralding English... Learn More£1,250.00
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(OXONIA.) Britannia Rediviva.
Oxford : 1660First edition of this collection of verses by Oxford men celebrating the restoration of Charles II to the throne, written in Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, French and English. Oxford, Charles I's capital during the Civil War, had remained a bastion of royalism, and by all accounts the University welcomed the Stuarts' return.
The collection sees... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126794
CARY, John. Essai sur l'etat du commerce d'Angleterre.
London [i.e. Paris] : 1755First edition in French of what Locke termed "the best discourse I ever read on that subject" (Palgrave I, p. 230), translated and expanded from the first edition in English (1695), and containing material not included in the last English edition of 1745, thus bringing the work up to date. McCulloch judged that the additions made by the translator,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122682
ADAMS, John. A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America,
Philadelphia : 1797First edition printed during Adams's presidency. First printed in London from 1787 to 1788, this is the third American edition overall, following two editions of the first volume only, and is consequently the first complete American edition. A highly significant work of American political philosophy, Adams's wide-ranging treatise evaluates the political... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132151
COLLIER, John. Tom's A-Cold. A Tale.
London : 1933First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to Edith Sitwell, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "My dear Edith, This is a rather uncertain venture into a new genre. I fear you will not find it possible to look so kindly on it as you did my last, but I am still your most devoted, most enthusiastic admirer, John Collier". A... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 126769
MOLYNEUX, William. Dioptrica nova. A Treatise of Dioptricks, In Two Parts.
London : 1692First edition of the first treatise on the subject to be published in English. Molyneux, who has a claim to be considered the founder of modern science in Ireland, based his book on his discourses to the Dublin Philosophical Society delivered between 1683 and 1686 on the illusion of the different magnitudes of the horizontal and meridional moon, on... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 80630
HAMILTON, Elizabeth. Memoirs of the Life of Agrippina, the Wife of Germanicus.
Bath : 1804First edition. Hamilton (1756?-1816) was a Belfast-born novelist and essayist. She is best-known for her writings on the philosophy of education. In her Memoirs of Modern Philosophers of 1800 a "popular satirical attack on what she perceived as the excesses of contemporary radical thought. She is sceptical about the claims of freethinkers such as William... Learn More£500.00
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WILKINS, John. An Essay Towards a Real Character, And a Philosophical Language.
London : 1668First edition of the theologian and natural philosopher's most significant work and a critical text in the history of linguistics, among the earliest systematic proposals for a new universal language to replace Latin. "Calls for a universal language had increased as a result of the flourishing of vernacular literature and an increasing dissatisfaction... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 118632
VEGA, Garcilasso de la. The Royal Commentaries of Peru,
London : 1688First edition in English of Vega's chronicles of Peru, the first work by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon. Born in the early years of the Spanish conquest from an Incan mother and a conquistador father, Garcilasso de la Vega (1539-1616) moved to Spain aged 21, where he wrote the present histories. First published in Lisbon in... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 126602
SIDNEY, Algernon. Discourses concerning Government.
London : 1698First edition of this major text of republican theory written between 1681 and 1683 and originally circulated as a manuscript. "Although long and sometimes repetitive the Discourses places Sidney alongside Milton as the master of republican eloquence. It is the power of its prose, as much as any aspect of its content, which helps to account for the... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 125801
CHURCHILL, Awnsham & John. A Collection of Voyages and Travels,
London : 1732Second, enlarged edition, of one of the great voyage collections, originally issued by the brothers Awnsham and John Churchill in four volumes in 1704 with the advice and encouragement of the philosopher John Locke. Hill describes it as "a very valuable collection, both for its range of coverage and for the fact that it gives the original accounts".... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 50373
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus.
London : 1922First edition in English, first issue, without the publisher's catalogue found in later issues. This also marked the first edition in book form, following initial publication in German the previous year in the journal Annalen der Naturphilosophie. That publication - under the title Logisch-Philosophische Abhandlung - was plagued with... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 138733
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Philosophical Investigations.
Oxford : 1953First edition, first impression. A nice association copy, with the ownership signature to the front pastedown of Geoffrey Reginald Gilchrist Mure (1893-1979), the leading Idealist philosopher, and a specialist in the works of the German philosopher Hegel. Mure's signature is dated March 1955, and there are various pencil, ink and crayon marginalia in... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 138738
DRAKE, Judith. An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.
London : 1696Second 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... Learn More£3,000.00
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(DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.) In Congress, July 4, 1776. The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America...
Washington D. C., : 1848Second impression of the most accurate and beautiful early printing of the founding document of the United States, made from Stone's copper plate which had been created via direct transmission from the original document. A striking commemoration of America's arrival as an independent nation, with the invocation of "those truths we hold self-evident."... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 127460