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VICO, Giambattista. Cinque libri de' principj d'una scienza nuova d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni.
Naples : 1730A remarkable copy of the radically altered second edition of Vico's masterpiece, annotated by the author on more than 100 pages, many of the corrections and addenda being later included in the final, posthumous third edition of 1744. Vico's work had originally been conceived as a monumental work in two quarto volumes, to be printed in Florence at Cardinal... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 123497
[MONTESQUIEU, Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de.] De l'Esprit des loix.
Geneva : First edition of this classic of social science, "one of the most remarkable works of the eighteenth century" (PMM), very rare complete with the errata in the final state.
Several emendations were made to the text after some copies had been issued, including cancelling certain leaves which had risky statements on monarchy, on Richelieu, and on... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 131773
SPINOZA, Baruch. Tractatus theologico-politicus.
Hamburg : 1670First edition of Spinoza's great treatise on political theology, a "crystal-clear exposition of the theory of natural right" (PMM). The only work published in his lifetime, it blends the traditions of Spinoza's Hebraic background with Cartesian rationalism. His ethical views are extended into the realm of politics, and contain the first lucid... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 130116
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
HUME, David. A Treatise of Human Nature:
London : 1739-40First edition of Hume's first great work, rarely found thus, complete in three volumes, with two of five leaves which Chuo notes as often cancelled in the uncancelled state (A4 and F6 of volume 3). Hume composed the first two books before he was 25 during his three years in France. He returned to London with the finished manuscript by mid-September... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 120809
[QUESNAY, François.] Physiocratie, ou constitution naturelle du gouvernement le plus avantageux au genre humain. Publié par Du Pont, des Sociétés Royales d'Agriculture de Soissons & d'Orléans, & Correspondant de la Société d'Émulation de Londres.
Pékin, and sold in Paris : 1767First edition, the extremely rare first issue with the fictitious Pékin imprint on the title pages of both parts, in the corrected state. Issued thus to avoid French censorship, but in fact printed in Paris, the Pékin issue was printed in very small numbers and swiftly withdrawn because of a reference made by the editor, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours,... Learn More£110,000.00
Stock Code: 124093