Under current restrictions, our shops are closed to the public, but we are still processing online, telephone and email orders as normal.

KANT, Immanuel.

Kleine Schriften.

Neuwied: J. T. Haupt, 1793 Stock Code: 141222
£750.00
Reserve Ask us a question

First collected edition of any of Kant's writings, comprising seven articles first published in the periodicals Berlinische Monatsschrift and Teutscher Merkur from 1784 to 1791, here extracted and published without his permission. These include "Beantwortung der Frage: Was ist Aufklärung?" (first 1784, his famous definition of Enlightenment written in response to the question posed by Johann Friedrich Zöllner) and "Muthmaßlicher Anfang der Menschengeschichte" (first 1786, one of his main contributions to the philosophy of history). On 22 June 1793 the Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung printed an article by Kant, "An die Herren Buchhändler (To the Bookdealers)", his second public notice on pirated editions of his writings and likely prompted by the circulation of this edition (Altman, p. xli). Several other pirated collections of Kant's work would follow in the 1790s, but it is not until 1838-9 that Adickes considers there to be a complete edition (Hartenstein's ten-volume edition).

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Small octavo (161 x 98 mm). Later red paste paper boards, black spine label.

Condition

Faint ink ownership signature, "Joh. Eduard Probst", to title page, ink correction to p. 1, some neat pencil underlining to text, ink note to front free endpaper partly erased. Spine ends bruised, light wear to extremities, contents lightly browned with occasional marks and soiling. A very good copy.

Bibliography

Adickes B.5 (the first of the "incomplete collections" of Kant's works); Warda 228. Matthew C. Altman, ed., The Palgrave Kant Handbook, 2018.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book