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ÉPRÉMESNIL, Jaques Duval d'. Correspondance sur une question politique d'agriculture.
Amsterdam & Paris : 1763First 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
TYSSOT DE PATOT, Simon. Voyages et avantures de Jaques Masse.
Bourdeaux [i.e. The Hague] : 1710 [i.e. around 1714]First edition of this early utopian novel, "the best-known of all the radical philosophical novels of the Early Enlightenment" and which "surpassed practically every other work of philosophical fiction of the age for notoriety" (Israel, pp. liii and lvi). The novel details a Frenchman shipwrecked off South Africa - the co-ordinates are given as 60E/44S,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 123204
HOLBACH, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d'; Abraham Gaultier. Pieces Philosophiques.
[Amsterdam? : 1771First 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
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
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
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
HOBBES, Thomas. Œuvres philosophiques et politiques.
Neufchatel : 1787First 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
CORDEMOY, Louis Géraud de. A Philosophicall Discourse concerning Speech,
London : 1668First 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
HOME, Henry, Lord Kames. Elements of Criticism.
Edinburgh : 1762First 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
[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
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
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
ROUSSEL DE LA TOUR. Richesse de l'état, à laquelle on a ajouté les Pièces qui ont paru pour & contre.
Amsterdam : 1764First collected edition, with the titular essay first published in an 8 page pamphlet the previous year. This "rare compilation" (Higgs) contains 16 of the author's tracts, run together continuously and not separated on the pages. Of these, the title essay is most important; "this tract, proposing a single tax, graduated in twenty groups of 100,000... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123214
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
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
HOME, Henry, Lord Kames. Elements of Criticism.
Edinburgh : 1762First 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
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
HUME, David. Dissertations sur les passions sur la tragedie sur la règle du gout.
Amsterdam : 1759First 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
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
[SERVAN, Joseph.] Le Soldat citoyen,
Dans le pays de la liberté [Neuchâtel] : 1780First edition of the author's advocacy of universal and compulsory conscription as the only certain way to unite citizens and the army. "A career officer since the 1760s, Joseph Servan (1741-1808) won notoriety in 1780 with the publication of Le Soldat citoyen, a long and detailed plan for reforming the army. Its central theme foreshadowed the Revolution... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 113091
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
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
LA FONTAINE, Jean de. Fables choisies, mises en vers.
Paris : 1755-9First edition, large-paper issue, and one of a small number printed on thick holland paper, of "one of the most ambitious and successful of all illustrated books" (Ray). Jean-Baptiste Oudry's sketches for La Fontaine's Fables were executed for his own enjoyment between 1729 and 1735. They were purchased by the publisher Montenault, who asked the finest... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 135957
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
PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever.
Birmingham : 1787First edition of the second part, second edition of the first part (first published in 1780). The Letters form part of a series of publications by Priestley in the last two decades of the 18th century rejecting the atheistic and sceptical philosophy then ascendant. Priestley conceived the project on his visit to Paris in 1774, where he recorded that... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 136695
[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
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