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POPE, Alexander. The Works.
London : 1835First edition thus, with Croly's memoir and notes, of Pope's works. This attractive set is from the library of the philosopher and writer Alan W. Watts (19151973), each volume with his self-designed esoterically illustrated bookplate, including the biblical motto "pulsate et aperietur vobis" ("knock, and it shall be opened to you"). Watts was a highly... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134475
(BLAKE, William.) ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats. 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
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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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
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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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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
DESTUTT DE TRACY, Antoine Louis Claude. Élémens d'idéologie; [together with] Commentaire sur l'esprit des lois de Montesquieu.
Paris : 1825-8Early edition of the author's magnum opus, Élémens d'idéologie, and his commentary on Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws. Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836) was one of the founding members of the liberal republican group the Idéologues and famously coined the term "ideology" (in the sense of a "science of the formation of ideas"). While in prison for a year... Learn More£375.00
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[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
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HARRINGTON, James. The Common-Wealth of Oceana.
London : 1656First edition of Harrington's masterpiece, describing "a Utopian State with a written constitution, providing for a bicameral legislature, rotation in office, the indirect election of a president, secret ballot, and other ideas much in advance of their time, some of which influenced the framers of the U.S. Constitution" (Walker, the Oxford Companion... Learn More£7,500.00
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SMITH, Adam. "Considerations Concerning the First Formation of Languages." In: The Philological Miscellany;
[London] : 1761Rare first edition of The Philological Miscellany, all published, containing the first appearance in print of Adam Smith's "Considerations concerning the first formation of Languages, and the different genius of original and compounded Languages" (pp. 440-79), originally part of Smith's University Lectures on Rhetoric, a work of which Smith was, according... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 99764
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
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(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 group of related contemporary autograph material laid in which reflects the strong ties between the Forbes and Beattie families.
Sir William Forbes, 6th Baronet... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 118450
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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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
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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... Learn More£2,000.00
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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
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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... Learn More£225.00
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[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
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BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.
London : 1757First edition of Burke's treatise on aesthetics, published in what Todd calculates to have been "a rather small edition, possibly limited to 500 copies". 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... Learn More£3,500.00
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BERKELEY, George. Alciphron: or, the Minute Philosopher.
London : 1732First edition, inscribed on the title page "from the author". In Alciphron Berkeley rebuts the insurgent secular intellectual trends of the early Enlightenment. Countering the views of Locke, Mandeville, and the third Earl of Shaftesbury, who collectively manifest as the conceited free thinkers Lysicles and Alciphron, Berkeley defends traditional... Learn More£3,500.00
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HUME, David. An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals.
London : 1751First edition, first issue, a reworking of part three of his Treatise of Human Nature. "No work, it seems, gave Hume himself more pleasure: 'in my own opinion (who ought not to judge on that subject), it is of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best' ('My Own Life', in Essays, xxxvi). Instead... Learn More£4,750.00
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[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
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[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 in the market); this is the first edition to contain the 20 "Remarks" which annotate and explain various lines in the... Learn More£17,500.00
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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
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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
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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
BLACKSTONE, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England.
Oxford : 1768-9First edition of vols. III and IV, third edition of vols. I and 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£2,500.00
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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£1,250.00
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(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
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(HOLLIS, Thomas.) BLACKBURNE, Francis. Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [&] 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
SMITH, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
London : 1767Third edition of Smith's first book, the first edition to include the "Dissertation on the Origin of Languages", one of 750 copies, and the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the continent. It contains "some minor revisions, especially to passages involving comment on religion" (Tribe), which Smith made upon... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 141981
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
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
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
BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy.
London : 1652Sixth edition, first published in 1621. Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy was "one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there. It has something in common with Brant's Ship of Fools, Erasmus's Praise of Folly, and More's Utopia,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 135172
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
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
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
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FERGUSON, Adam. Principles of Moral and Political Science; Being chiefly a Retrospect of Lectures delivered in the College of Edinburgh.
Edinburgh & London : 1792First edition of Ferguson's mature reworking of his lectures, "an expansion of a sketchy earlier version that he had published as Institutes of Moral Philosophy" (Chuo). It was one of about a dozen books by Scottish authors (of a total of 550) that James Madison selected for importation into America in 1782 for the library of the US Congress.
In... Learn More£4,750.00
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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
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
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LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm von. Lehr-Sätze über die Monadologie…
Frankfurt & Leipzig : 1720Exceedingly scarce first appearance in print of the Monadology, Leibniz's most mature philosophical work and one of the most important philosophical texts of the period. This appealing contemporary Sammelband gathers the earliest Monadology with the German translation of Leibniz and Clark's correspondence and Fontenelle's account of... Learn More£95,000.00
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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... Learn More£4,500.00
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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
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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
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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
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[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
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FICHTE, Johann Gottlieb. Das System der Sittenlehre nach den Principien der Wissenschaftslehre.
Jena & Leipzig : 1798First edition of The System of Ethics, the most accessible presentation of its author's comprehensive philosophical project, in which Fichte develops the view of moral activity as a free commitment of the will in disregard of desires and empirical conditions.
His longest single book, it "ranks among the most under-appreciated works in... Learn More£625.00
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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, in reverse date order, 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 as related to the Essay... Learn More£3,000.00
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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
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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
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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
EHLERS, Martin. Ueber die Lehre von der mensclichen Freyheit und über die Mittel, zu einer hohen Stufe der menschlichen Freyheit zu gelangen.
Dessau : First edition, notably rare, of the Kiel professor of philosophy and educational reformer's treatise on liberty, this copy from the celebrated Franziska von Hohenheim collection. The work was printed by the Buchhandlung der Gelehrten at Dessau in Saxony-Anhalt, founded in 1781. The press allowed authors greater freedom than usual over size, type, and... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 132784
BEATTIE, James. Dissertations Moral and Critical.
London : 1783First edition; a lovely copy of an important collection of essays by a major figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. Beattie's biographer Roger J. Robinson describes the Dissertations as his "best prose work" (ODNB) and draws particular attention to the treatise on the theory of language, which was separately published five years later... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 96488
[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
GAVARD, Friedrich Karl. Privat-Vorlesungen über reine und angewandte Staats-Oekonomie nach Grundsätzen der kritischen Philosophie.
Würzburg : 1796First and only edition of this scarce work on the application of Kantian critical philosophy to political economy.
The popularization of Kantian philosophy in the 1790s exercised a broad influence on the development of economic science and market liberalism in Germany. For those involved in studying political economy, "the analysis of reason... Learn More£1,750.00
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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
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
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