Critik der reinen Vernunft.
Neueste Auflage.Frankfurt and Leipzig: [no publisher,] 1794 Stock Code: 143960
Early 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 Joseph Pfeiffer (1875-1926).
Pfeiffer served in the Reichstag intermittently from 1907 to 1924 as a member of the centrist Zentrumspartei, for which he was general secretary from 1918 to 1920. From 1912 he was librarian at the court and state library in Munich, and published various works.
"The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realized in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM).
Octavo (191 x 114 mm). Contemporary German half sheep, brown calf label, smooth spine richly gilt to compartments, marbled sides and endpapers.
Some pencilled underlining, light foxing to contents but generally clean. An excellent copy.
Adickes 46; Warda 65.
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