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BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First 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
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
Stock Code: 126863
BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
Dublin : 1744First 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
PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Letters to Mr. Volney, Occasioned by a Work of his Entitled Ruins, and by his Letter to the Author.
Philadelphia : 1797First edition. Part of Priestley's continuing campaign against what he saw as atheistic philosophy, published while in self-imposed exile in Philadelphia after fleeing Britain following the Priestley Riots of 1791 and continued government persecution. The pamphlet is directed against the arguments put forth by Constantin Volney in his Ruins of Empires,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136976
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
Stock Code: 128880
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 Drake (c.1670-1723),... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 140062
BEATTIE, James - FORBES, Sir William. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.
Edinburgh : 1806First 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
NELSON, Thomas - BACON, Nathaniel, & John Selden. An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England,
London : 1760The copy of the American Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson Junior (1738-1789), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper; Nelson later struck through the signature (still wholly legible) and added a presentation note to his son William Nelson (1763-1803), thus reading "Tho.s Nelson jr. To Wm... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139669
HOBBES, Thomas. Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill.
London : 1651True 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
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
Stock Code: 110050
FORBES, Duncan. Reflexions on the Sources of Incredulity with Regard to Religion.
Edinburgh : 1750First 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
HUME, David - RITCHIE, Thomas Edward. An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume, Esq.
London : 1807First 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
JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
London : 1632First 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
KANT, Immanuel. Metaphysical Works.
London : 1836First editions in English, collected together and issued in 1836, marking the first publication of the Enquiry into the Proofs for the Existence of God. All three parts were printed in 1819 with their titles bearing that date, but only Logic and Prolegomena to Future Metaphysics were issued that year; in 1836 the remaining sheets of the Logic and Prolegomena... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 134287
HOLLIS, Thomas - BLACKBURNE, Francis. Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [together with:] Appendix to the Memoirs …
London : 1780First 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
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
Stock Code: 114483
[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
HUTCHESON, Francis. An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue;
London : 1726Second 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
BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.
Chiswick : 1825An attractively printed and bound copy of Burke's great work 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... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 142413
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der Urtheilskraft.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1792Early 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
[MANDEVILLE, Bernard.] The Fable of the Bees:
London : 1714Rare first edition, first issue, of this "celebrated work, which through Adam Smith, had an immense influence on political economy" (Foxwell). The work originated in 1705 as a poem titled The Grumbling Hive (essentially unobtainable on the market); this is the first edition to contain the twenty "Remarks" which annotate and explain various lines in... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138116
MELBOURNE, William Lamb, Viscount. Essay on the Progressive Improvement of Mankind.
London : 1799First edition of the future prime minister's first work, his prize declamation as a student at Cambridge, privately printed when he was just nineteen. The speech attracted Charles James Fox's attention and was commended by him in the House of Commons. Uncommon, with ESTC locating eight copies. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 132833
BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.
London : 1782Ninth 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
KIRWAN, Richard. Logick: Or, an Essay on the Elements, Principles, and Different Modes of Reasoning.
London : 1807First edition. Richard Kirwan (1733-1812) was an Irish chemist and mineralogist who turned to philosophical writing in the latter years of his life. His writings included a lengthy critique of Hume's philosophy in 1801 and a staunch defence of Berkeley's immaterialism in 1811. Partly written to counter the popularity of Locke's ideas, in the present... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 124216
CONDORCET, Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat. Outlines of an Historical View of the Progress of the Human Mind:
London : 1795First 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
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 : 1799Sixth 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
BLACKSTONE, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England.
Oxford : 1765-9First 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
RAMSAY, Andrew Michael. The Philosophical Principles of Natural and Revealed Religion.
Glasgow : 1748-9First edition of Ramsay's great work, left unpublished at his death in 1743, and given by his wife to Foulis, and seen through the press thanks to the good offices of Hutcheson and, after his death in 1746, John Stevenson. "It reiterated many of the arguments of Ramsay's Cyrus, but made more explicit his attempt to reconcile Newtonian ideas to his own... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 90441
SMITH, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
London : 1759First edition, published in April 1759 with a recorded "print run of 1,000 copies" (Sher, Early Editions of Adam's Smith's Books, 13). Smith's first book and his later Wealth of Nations demonstrate "a great unifying principle Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself... Learn More£62,500.00
Stock Code: 136185
SMITH, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
London : 1759First edition, published in April 1759 with a recorded "print run of 1,000 copies" (Sher, Early Editions of Adam's Smith's Books, 13). Smith's first book and his later Wealth of Nations demonstrate "a great unifying principle Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself... Learn More£85,000.00
Stock Code: 143924
DÖDERLEIN, Christian Albrecht. Ueber Toleranz und Gewissensfreyheit, nach den Grundsätzen des allgemeinen und protestantischen Kirchenrechts.
Berlin : 1777First 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
KANT, Immanuel. Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik,
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1794Early 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
PERREAU, Jean André. Mizrim, ou le Sage a la Cour, Histoire Egyptienne.
Neuchatel : 1782First edition of Perreau's fable, accounting for the life of Mizrim, a wise man in the service of the Egyptian pharaoh Ozymandias, who serves as a minister of the realm and is entrusted with the education of the pharaoh's son. Perreau (1749-1813), a physiocrat and protégé of Mirabeau, uses the tale as a discourse on good kingship and just politics.
The... Learn More£1,300.00
Stock Code: 127809
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
PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man:
London [White Edinburgh] : 1791 & 1792Sixth London edition of Paine's Rights of Man (the year of first publication), bound with the first and only edition of White's Rational Freedom, a scarce and impassioned condemnation of Paine, in a sammelband of five political works.
Paine's great defense of the inalienable rights of the people, and their right to revolution when governments... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148283
JAKOB, Ludwig Heinrich. Grundsätze der Policeygesetzgebung und der Policeyanstalten.
Kharkoff : 1809First 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
LOWDE, James. A Discourse Concerning the Nature of Man,
London : 1694First edition. Although it is Hobbes who is named in the title, the first object of Lowde's attack is Locke and his perceived moral relativism; Locke took pains to answer Lowde in the second edition of the Essay. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 124554
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
HUME, David. Über die menschliche Natur
Halle : 1790-1792Very 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
[MABLY, Gabriel Bonnot de.] Entretiens de Phocion,
Amsterdam : 1763First edition, further editions followed in 1766 and 1767; published in English in 1769 as Phocion's Conversations, or, the Relation between Morality and Politics. The major work of the French philosopher and writer Gabriel Bonnot de Mably (1709-1785), a series of dialogues with the 4th century BC Athenian statesman Phocion. Mably's works exerted a... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 96593
MILTON, John. Areopagitica;
London : 1819First edition under White's editorship, the sixth overall, originally published in 1644. Milton's ringing rhetoric in defence of the freedom of the press was produced as a response to the licensing order of 1643. It has proved the foundation of arguments for freedom of the press ever since, and influenced the American founding fathers, with both Thomas... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 125352
CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Vie de M. Turgot.
London [i.e France] : 1786One 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
HELVÉTIUS, Claude-Adrien. De l'Esprit.
Paris : 1758Rare 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
VOLTAIRE. Micromegas: a Comic Romance.
London : 1753First edition in English of Voltaire's Micromegas, a significant work of proto-science fiction, detailing the visit of giants from Saturn and Sirius to earth, and their derision at mankind's wars, religions, and pretensions. The novella was first published in French the previous year, and is probably the first instance of aliens visiting Earth in fiction,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139036
REINHOLD, Karl Leonhard. Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögens.
Prague & Jena, : 1789First edition of the author's chief work, his attempt to simplify and unify Kantian theory. Reinhold (1757- 1823) was a key figure in popularizing Kantian ideas in the late 18th century, and was among the philosopher's earliest and most successful advocates. However he also sought to amend the flaws in Kant's philosophy, and in so doing, his reading... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138459
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der Urtheilskraft.
Berlin and Libau : 1790First edition of the Critique of Judgement, Kant's third most important work after the critiques of Pure and Practical Reason, and the scarcest of the three.
"The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgment, the second with the teleological judgment or judgment of the purposiveness in Nature; and it is of considerable... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138455
SMITH, Adam. Theorie der sittlichen Gefühle.
Leipzig : 1791-1795First complete German translation of Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments, the second German translation overall, volume two providing a translation of the additional material contained in the English 6th edition, published shortly before Smith's death in 1790. The first German translation of 1770 was made from the third edition of 1767. "The Kosegarten... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 104689
VOLTAIRE. Le Siecle de Louis XIV.
Berlin : 1751First edition, with a fine Bloomsbury Group provenance, presented by Lytton Strachey to Frances Marshall later Frances Partridge upon marriage, with a notation of the presentation in the latter's hand "Frances Marshall from Lytton 1931" in pencil on the front free endpaper. At the time of the presentation, Frances was the lover of Ralph Partridge,... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 131267
VOLTAIRE. A Treatise on Toleration;
London : 1779Later English-language editions of two of Voltaire's best known works, with the latter book including his commentary on Beccaria's Treatise on Crimes and Punishments. The Treatise on Toleration was first published in English in 1764, The Ignorant Philosopher and the Commentary on Beccaria in 1767. David Williams (1738-1816) translated various works... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124071
MILTON, John. Areopagitica.
New York : 1890First Grolier edition, one of 325 copies published on Holland paper. The Areopagitica was Milton's response to the licensing order of June 1643, and has come "to be valued as the most eloquent defence in English of the right to publish without prior censorship. It has also been invoked as a defence of free speech, but in fact the limits of Miltonic... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 122297
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
CARLI, Gian Rinaldo. Von der physischen, moralischen und bürgerlichen Ungleichheit der Menschen.
Vienna : 1793First 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
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der practischen Vernunft.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1795Early 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
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BECCARIA, Cesare, marchese di. Opere diverse.
Naples : 1770-1First 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
DIDEROT, Denis. Œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques.
Amsterdam : 1772First 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
MORE, Hannah. Christian Morals.
London : 1813First edition. The leading bluestocking of her generation, Hannah More (1745-1833) and her four sisters were educated so as to earn a living for themselves, and ran a very successful and well-respected boarding-school for girls in Bristol. "More's role as moral guardian of the nation became increasingly politicized as a consequence of the French Revolution.... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 140267
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 : 1775First 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
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KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1794Early 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
LA METTRIE, Julien Offray de. Man a Machine.
London : 1750 [&] 1717Second editions of both these classics of 18th-century determinist and materialist thinking. Man a Machine was first published in English translation in 1749, following the French edition, L'Homme Machine, in 1748. It served as La Mettrie's materialist manifesto, denying the existence of the human soul as separate from matter. The great hostility his... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 128566
SAXE, Maurice, Comte de. Les Reveries ou Memoires sur l'Art de la Guerre...
1756First edition, surprisingly uncommon, three copies only on WorldCat. "De Saxe's work is a comprehensive treatise on war. He puts forward his ideal military model, his "legion", and taking issue with the views and practices of his age, he advances many original ideas. However, rather than discussing his military doctrines, the aim of this book is to... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 37951