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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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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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HUME, David. Discours politiques.
Amsterdam : 1754-7First edition of this important series of economic publications, published in view of the increasing interest in works of political economy appearing in France, England, and Holland. In 1754 Schreuder and Mortier published the first volume, Hume's Political Discourses. Owing to the growing interest and the relative scarcity of earlier publications,... Learn More£3,750.00
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HUME, David. Discours politiques.
Amsterdam : 1754-56First edition of the first three instalments of an important series of economic publications, published in view of the increasing interest in works of political economy appearing in France, England, and Holland.
In 1754 Schreuder and Mortier published the first volume, Hume's Political Discourses. Owing to the growing interest and the relative... Learn More£2,000.00
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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
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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
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HUME, David. Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand
Jena : 1793First edition of this translation of Hume's Philosophical essays concerning human understanding, the title of which was later changed to Enquiry concerning human understanding. Hume had intended this work to replace book one of his A treatise of human nature, in an attempt to convey its central ideas in a more elegant form and to reach a wider audience.... Learn More£2,000.00
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HUME, David. Exposé Succinct de la Contestation qui s'est Élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau, avec les Pieces Justificatives.
London : 1766Hume's account of his dispute with Rousseau was first published in Paris in October 1766. This is the first of two pirated editions printed later that year, this edition being printed in London and distinguished from the original by press-figures. It was probably printed in November, and apparently without Hume's knowledge. The work consists of "correspondence... Learn More£750.00
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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
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HUME, David. Politische Versuche.
Königsberg : 1800First edition of Christian Jakob Kraus's translation of essays from Hume's Political Discourses, Essays moral and political, and Three Essays, moral and political.
Although Jessop states that Kraus's (17531807) translation contains all 12 discourses and seven of the Essays Moral and Political, it should be noted that, in fact, only eight of... Learn More£2,500.00
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HUME, David. Historia de Inglaterra,
Barcelona : 1842-1845First edition in Spanish of Hume's History of Great Britain, originally published in six quarto volumes between 1754 and 1762, volume five containing the continuations by Smollett, Adolphus and Aikin. Although the title page announces 32 engraved plates, only 17 were included, as demonstrated by the list at the end of volume five.
Hume's monumental... Learn More£4,250.00
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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
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(HUME, David). Rotwein, Eugene (ed.) David Hume: Writings on Economics.
London : 1955First edition, first impression, of this collection of Hume's economics writings, edited and introduced by Eugene Rotwein, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin. The work marks the first collected publication of the economic writings, consisting of nine of the twelve essays in his Political Discourses, and a small number of... Learn More£150.00
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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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SAYERS, Dorothy; Freeman Wills Crofts; Valentine Williams; F. Tennyson Jesse; Anthony Armstrong; David Hume. Double Death. A Murder Story.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, of this collaborative detective story, written with members of the Detection Club, which was formed in 1930 by a group of British mystery writers.
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MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de. Two Chapters of A celebrated French Work, intitled, De L'Esprit des Loix, Translated into English.
Edinburgh : 1750First and only edition of this printing of two chapters of Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws relating to the British system of government, identified as the earliest publication in English of the Spirit of the Laws, preceding the publication of Thomas Nugent's translation by several months (Courtney, p. 31). Despite its importance as the first English... Learn More£2,250.00
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WALLACE, Robert. A Dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind in antient and modern Times:
Edinburgh : 1753First edition. Robert Wallace (1697-1771) was an interesting figure in the Scottish Enlightenment, a founding member of the Rankenian Club during his university days and also active in the Philosophical and Select societies. His elaborate history of population was based on the extensive research in ancient history that he had originally presented to... Learn More£1,100.00
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POPE, Alexander. The Works.
Basel : 1803An attractive set with an interestingly complex continental history, printed by the Swiss piratical publisher J. J. Tourneisen, bound in Italy, and thereafter in the "British Library" in Malaga, with their stamps to endpapers. Tourneisen, free from the restraints of British copyright law, printed numerous British authors including Addison, Adam Smith,... Learn More£850.00
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MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
London : 1803Second edition, first published in 1798. "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work. He did not claim originality... Learn More£4,750.00
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ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA. Encyclopaedia Britannica; or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences compiled upon a new plan.
Edinburgh : 1771First edition of the "most famous of all the encyclopaedias in the English language" (PMM), which first appeared in 100 serialized parts in 1768-71. Contributors to this first edition included many of the leading lights of the Scottish Enlightenment movement such as David Hume, James Balfour, George Campbell, Lord Kames, and Sir James Steuart. The long... Learn More£50,000.00
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MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
London : 1803The Great Quarto edition, notionally the second edition of the Essay on Population published in 1798, but so substantially enlarged, rewritten, and re-titled as to be a new book.
"In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different... Learn More£6,500.00
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HUTCHESON, Francis. Considerations on Patronages.
Glasgow : 1774First Scottish edition, the second overall, following the edition printed in London in 1735. The philosopher Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) was one of the key figures in the Scottish enlightenment and a major influence on David Hume and Adam Smith. Uncommon, with ESTC locating copies held in nine institutions. Learn More£500.00
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MOORE, Charles. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.
London : 1790First edition, written to combat Hume's Essay on Suicide (1783) and "one of the fullest surveys of philosophical and religious thought up to that time" (Encyclopedia of philosophy); "the most extensive treatise on the 'natural, social, moral, and religious' aspects of suicide the risk of which the psychiatrist must continually bear in mind. From it... Learn More£4,750.00
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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
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SMITH, Charles. Three Tracts on the Corn-Trade and Corn-Laws:
London : 1766Second edition of Smith's three celebrated tracts on the corn trade, praised for their sound reasoning by both Hume and Adam Smith, bound first in a volume of five popular works discussing food scarcity, the pricing of provisions, and magistrate intervention in the market place, published 1766-68.
"The scarcity of corn in 1756-7 and its high... Learn More£1,000.00
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