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An Enquiry Concerning The Principles Of Morals: Hume, David

Hume, David

Published by London; Printed for A. Millar; 1751; (1751)

ISBN 10: 0198751850 ISBN 13: 9780198751854

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Item Description: London; Printed for A. Millar; 1751;, 1751. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 1st issue with L3 uncancelled;253 pp,3pp ads; 61/2 x 41/4 "; errata leaf is present; original boards, attractively and expertly rebacked, with newer pastedowns & endpapers, covers bordered with double gilt rulers, spine with raised bands, red morocco label: "Hume's Moral Essays", corners skillfully repaired; contemporary boards show some wear but are quite presentable; Hume, perhaps the greatest philosopher of the 18th century, considered this book to be "incomparably the best" of all of his writings. Hume's moral theory represents a transition between the moral sense doctrine of the Scottish school of common sense philosophy and the 19th century utilitarian thinkers. Hume's moral theory is in many ways parallel to his general epistomology in that he shows the limits of reason and that moral judgements are based on utility and habit and that morality is nothing more than aesthetic values. Hume also had a great influence on Kant and Nietzsche in the 19th century and Wittgenstein and the logical positivists of the 20th century; A sound, tight and sturdy copy of one of the great books of western philosophy, internally clean and well-preserved. Quite scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 2428

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Bowyer's Edition of The History of England,: David Hume

David Hume

Published by ONT> (1793)

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Item Description: ONT>, 1793. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. First edition. The complete Bowyer's edition of David Hume's seminal work, The History of England, offered here in the publisher's original bindings. A rare example of this work as it was originally offered to its subscribers, inpaper and cardfolios at One Guinea each Number, to be paid for on delivery. These volumes often also contain loosely inserted notes to the subscribers from Bowyer, apologising for delays to publication or for a decreased number of plates in a previous instalment- the latter being blamed on thetardiness of the various engravers commissioned for the project. Indeed, their raw state offers a unique insight into the financial woes that plagued Bowyer during the publication of this work and his need to keep wealthy subscribers happy. As, in 1806 (the date given to the title pages provided in the final 'index' instalment),after Bowyer had published five large folios reaching the year 1688, 'the work was ceased and never fully completed, owing to the high costs involved, a loss of 30,000 said already to have been incurred. ' (ODNB)These interesting publisher's notes also explain the rather sporadic allocation of engraved plates per volume -which vary between 1 and 5 in each folio - with Bowyer frequently promising four or more plates in following instalments, as recompense for previous 'two plate' folios. However, all plates are present, totalling the required 196 plates, including the frontispiece portrait of Hume, engraved dedications and engraved full-page chapter headings:1-10: [3] 1-36, [3] 37-72, [3] 73-108, [2] 109-144, [3] 145-180, [2] 181-216, [3] 217-252, [2] 253-288, [3] 289-324, [2] 325-360. 11-20: [3] 361-396, [3] 397-432, [3] 433-468, [3] 469-504, [3] 505-540, [3] 541-576, [2] 577-612, [3] 613-648, [3] 649-684, [2] 685-720. 21-30: [4] 721-759, [3] 1-40, [3] 41-80, [3] 81-119,[3] 121-160, [3] 161-200, [3] 201-240, [3] 241-280, [3] 281-320, [3] 321-360. 31-40: [3] 361-400, [3] 401-440, [3] 441-476, [3] 477-512, [2] 513-548, [3] 549-584, [3] 585-620, [3] 621-656, [3] 657-692, [3] 693-728. 41-50: [3] 729-776, [3] 777-824, [3] 825-872, [3] 873-883/1-36, [3] 37-84, [3] 85-132, [3] 133-180, [3] 181-227, [2] 229-276, [3] 277-324. 51-60: [3] 325-372, [3] 373-420, [3] 421-468,[3] 469-528, [3] 529-588, [3] 589-672, [3] 673-756, [2] 757-821, [2] 1-64, [3] 65-128. 61-65: (bound in one) [12]129-648. 66-70: [2] 649-752, [1] 753-836/1-20, [5] 21-124, [3] 125-288, [4] 289-487. Index: Five title pages and 'A Life of Hume'. Included alongside the complete work are additional duplicate volumes of numbers 62, 63 and 64: [3] 233-336, [2] 337-440, [3] 441-544. An extraordinary compendium of British history and art, this work isfascinating in its original state. However its included title pages and the careful designation of individual volumes by the publisher (with splits between the five planned volumesindicated in folios 22, 44 and59) also offer a rare opportunity to bind this deservedly revered history in a fine and personal binding. First edition thus. Scarce. Condition: In publisher's original bindings with paper labels. Externally, worn. Many have entirely lost their backstrips, those with remaining paper show splits, tears and lifting to backstrips. Boards are rubbed and marked, although labels are generally intact and legible. Majority of joints are starting but most boards are held firmly. Exceptions are 50, 52, 66 and 67 which have either very tender or detached (but present)boards. Internally, generally firmly bound but tender in places - namely: volumes 61-65 and 68 in which the plates are loose but present. Volume 33 is bound in upside down. Some variedfoxing throughout, generally confined to first plate of each folio and the tissueguards, most of which are present. Some offsetting onto endpapers involumes 40-50. Text is generally very bright and clean, as are many of the otherplates. Overall: GOOD. Bookseller Inventory # 029967

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HUME, David.]

Published by London: for W. Owen, 1761 (1761)

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Item Description: London: for W. Owen, 1761, 1761. Octavo (153 × 94 mm). Contemporary pale tan calf, spine ruled gilt in compartments, red leather label, preserved in a custom made cloth box. Bookplate removed from front pastedown. Extremities very lightly rubbed. Title lightly toned, the odd mark, pencil marginalia erased; an excellent copy of a scarce title. First 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 to the Chuo catalogue, pp. 17–20. Chuo 111; not in Fieser, Jessop or Todd. Bookseller Inventory # 95354

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Item Description: 1797. First Edition. HUME, David. Commentaries on the Law of Scotland Respecting the Description and Punishment of Crimes. Two Volumes. WITH: Commentaries on the Laws of Scotland Respecting Trial For Crimes. Two volumes. WITH: Supplemental Notes to Mr. Hume's Commentaries on the Law of Scotland Respecting Crimes. Edinburgh: Printed for Bell and Bradfute [and for E. Balfour for first two works], 1797, 1800, 1814. Five volumes altogether. Large quarto, contemporary full brown calf, raised bands, red and black morocco spine labels. $6500.First edition of Baron Hume's groundbreaking authoritative Commentaries on the Description and Punishment of Crimes, the "standard work on Scottish criminal law" (DNB), together with first edition of his two-volume Commentaries on Trial for Crimes, and exceedingly scarce first edition of his Supplemental Notes. Rarely found together, a seminal five-volume work by the nephew of philosopher David Hume, laying "the foundations of our modern criminal law," uniformly bound in contemporary calf."A landmark event in Scottish legal history occurred in 1797 when Baron David Hume. published his Commentaries on the Law of Scotland Respecting the Description and Punishment of Crimes" (Hewitt, Symbolic Interactions, 1). A revered Professor of Scots Law at University of Edinburgh, with achievements that include his appointment as Baron of the Scots Exchequer in 1822, Baron Hume was "influenced by the views of his uncle, David Hume, the philosopher, with whom he had a close friendship. The elder had supervised his education" (Criminal Law, 47n). Baron Hume "laid the foundations of our modern criminal law" (British Justice, Hamlyn Lectures). This rare complete five-volume set of Commentaries, including the rarely found Supplemental Notes, provides "the classic statement of Scottish criminal law" (Kilday, Women and Violent Crime, 32). With this groundbreaking "standard work on Scottish criminal law" (DNB), Baron Hume "carried the torch into all the recesses of actual practice. He not only made himself familiar with all the scattered matter that had been published, though much of it lay hid in places not commonly explored; but he was the very first who went systematically to the records" (Edinburgh Review 83:197). To Sir Walter Scott, Baron Hume was "an architect . to the law of Scotland' (Scott on Himself, 42). Hume's lectures at the University of Edinburgh provided the basis of these works.To his contemporaries the Commentaries and Hume's authoritative research into "the rise and progress of this law. will ever be held to communicate the most philosophical views of the criminal law in a popular and perspicuous manner" (Edinburgh Law Journal, I:485). Hume importantly highlights, as well, "the differences between Scottish and English laws, shaping the former into a symbol of cultural and national identity. for England's 'bloody code' of hundreds of offenses punishable by death did not extend to Scotland. The differences were celebrated in Hume's Commentaries" (Hewitt, 52, 44). "The first study of judicial decisions" in Scottish criminal law, Commentaries has been officially "afforded 'authoritative' status" (Gibb & Duff,Criminal Justice Systems, 7). Hume particularly focused on common law. Like "Blackstone and Bentham in England, Kames and Hume in Scotland were intensely engaged by the question of whether and how the common-law system of maintaining continuity through precedent, and of accommodating change through reinterpretation, could meet the demands of 18th- and early 19th-century Britain. As Farmer explains, 'The belief that the law matured in the late 18th century, taking the form of liberal and flexible principles [was] set out clearly for the first time by Hume. Hume affirms the sense that the past had been leading more progressively to a more enlightened present. A lasting result of Hume's book and its outlook. strongly implies the autonomy of criminal law from the rest of culture" (Bardsley, Belief and Beyond, 235-2. Bookseller Inventory # 104428

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The History of England, from the Invasion: Hume (David):

Hume (David):

Published by London; printed by T Bensley for Robert Bowyer (1806)

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Item Description: London; printed by T Bensley for Robert Bowyer, 1806. Five volumes complete, bound in ten and so numbered, large folio (approx 18 1/2" x 13"), full mid-brown contemporary morocco finely rebacked (not recently but 20C) in period style, the original boards decorated with large, bold, gilt roll around edges, board edges decorated, bold Greek-key inner dentelles, the spines with pretty gilt decorated double raised bands, lettered and numbered direct in two compartments, with decorative blindwork to remaining compartments, all edges gilt, bookplates of Inigo W. Jones, [The Reverend Inigo William Jones of Chobham Place, Chobham, Surrey? d.1809] on front pastedowns. Volume I, part I: frontispiece portrait of Hume, 2 engraved dedication leaves, 28 plates including full-page chapter headings, title-page, xiii Life of Hume; contents leaf; [3] 4-352pp. Volume I, part II: 17 plates including full-page chapter headings, title-page, 353-759pp. Volume II, part I: 34 plates including full-page engraved chapter headings, title-page, contents leaf, [3] 4-469pp. Volume II, part II: 16 plates, chapter headings, title-page, 471-883pp. Volume III, part I: 16 plates, chapter headings, title-page, contents leaf, [3] 4-384pp. Volume III, part II: 21 plates, chapter headings, title-page, 385-821pp. Volume IV, part I: 5 plates, chapter headings, title-page, contents leaf, [3] 4-411pp. Volume IV, part II: 27 plates and chapter headings, title-page, 413-836pp. Volume V, part I: 29 plates and chapter headings, title-page, contents leaf, [3] 4-341pp. Volume V, part II: 12 plates and chapter headings, title-page, [3] 346-638pp. In total 196 plates including frontispiece, full-page chapter headings and full-page dedications as required. Spines uniformly faded to a light tan, some very occasional offsetting and mostly very light spotting or foxing, generally a most handsome set of this magnificently illustrated library edition of Hume's deservedly famous history. Will want considerably extra postage. Bookseller Inventory # 48252

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Other Men's Flowers. A Text Publication by: EMIN, Tracey, Helen

EMIN, Tracey, Helen Bond, Stuart Brisley, Don Brown, Helen Chadwick, Mat Collishaw, Itai Doron, Angus Fairhurst, Liam Gillick, Andrew Herman, Gary Hume, Sarah Staton, Sam Taylor-Wood, Gavin Turk and Max Wigram.

Published by London: The Paragon Press, 1994 (1994)

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Item Description: London: The Paragon Press, 1994, 1994. Title page, introduction page and colophon with 17 original plates all loose as issued. Housed in the publisher's blue card box with titles to cover in red. 16 screenprint or letterpress plates on various paper stock by 15 different artists. Sheet sizes 47 x 61 cm. Edition of 50 and 20 artist's proofs. Each plate is signed in pencil on the front or verso by the respective artist, apart from the 2 Doron plates of which one is stamp signed on the verso and Hume, signed on an additional sheet. This set contains the additional unsigned plate Please Keep Out Foot and Mouth Precautions. Other Men's Flowers is a portfolio of text-based plates by fifteen London artists curated by Joshua Compston. It was printed by Thomas Shaw and Simon Redington and published by Charles Booth-Clibborn under his imprint The Paragon Press. Paragon catalogue, Vol. I, p. 198. Bookseller Inventory # 102522

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A concise and genuine Account of the: HUME, David.

Item Description: London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1766, 1766. Octavo (198 x 125 mm). Late nineteenth century red morocco, gilt roll border to covers, flat spine decorated gilt in compartments, black leather label, top edge gilt. Front joint skilfully repaired. Four leaves with short tear to upper margin repaired using archival tape, partly overlapping the text, still wholly legible; a very attractive copy. Ownership inscription of the Scottish painter and art connoisseur William Fettes Douglas (1822-1891) to front pastedown. First edition, consisting of "correspondence between Hume and Rousseau, with connecting narrative passages by Hume. Rousseau had maligned him so deeply, and the city gossips had filled out the tale so apocryphally, that Hume was stung into adopting this method of clearing himself. His friends, both English and French, at first advised against publication, but soon d'Alembert and his circle changed their minds and urged it. Before they were published, 'the King and Queen of England expressed a strong desire to see these papers, and I was obliged to put them into their hand. They read them with avidity'" (Jessop). The work was first published in a French translation by J. B. A. Suard, Hume then directing this English translation. Chuo 79; Jessop, p. 38; Todd, p. 79. Bookseller Inventory # 110661

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Cooke's Pocket Edition of Cormick's Continuation to: Hume, David; Smollett,

Hume, David; Smollett, Dr.; Lloyd, T.A.; Cormick, C.M.

Published by C. Cooke, London (1795)

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Item Description: C. Cooke, London, 1795. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 24 volumes Pocket edition 1795. In 1792 Cooke’s Select British Novels appeared in Pocket Edition format, to be followed in 1794 with The Pocket Edition of Select English Poets. After that came the 40 volumes of English HIstory offered here. This is an extremely rare set of elegant leather-bound volumes (3.75X 5.75 inches, approx 300 pages} David Hume, the philosopher and Tobias Smollet, the writer co-authored the original set of 24 volumes from which this pocket edition was created. Inventory #1018. Price $8,000.00. Bookseller Inventory # 1016

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DOUBLE DEATH. A Detective Story.: The Detection Club]

The Detection Club] Sayers, Dorothy L.; Freeman Wills Crofts, Valentine Williams, F Tennyson Jesse, Anthony Armstrong and David Hume

Published by London: Victor Gollancz. (1939)

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Item Description: London: Victor Gollancz., 1939. First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with orange titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. With two maps of the scene of the crime. A very good copy, the binding a little rubbed and bumped to the extremities. The contents are clean throughout, with a previous owner’s name to the front free endpaper and some spotting of the text block edge, visible when the book is closed. Complete with the very good rubbed, nicked and darkened dustwrapper which has small chips at the spine tips. Correctly priced 7/6net to the spine. Rare in dustwrapper. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 10334

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Four Dissertations. I. The Natural History of: HUME, David.

HUME, David.

Published by Printed for A. Millar, London (1757)

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Item Description: Printed for A. Millar, London, 1757. FIRST EDITION. Half title (with publisher's ads on the verso) + TP + i-vii = Dedication + half title + [1]-240, 12mo. First Edition.David Hume's Last Philosophical Writings - An Association Copy - Owned by His Friend, Alexander CarlyleAn interesting association copy, with the ownership signature of "Alex. Carlyle" on the inside of the front board (partially obscured by the remnants of the later bookplate of one '[Car]lyle Bell'). In addition, the ownership initials "AC" (in the same hand as the signature) are in the upper corner of the title page. Alexander Carlyle (1722-1805) was Hume's good friend and a champion of the dedicatee's play, Douglas. This book has the most complicated printing history of any work by Hume and he had more trouble getting this book published than any of his other works excepting only the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion. On June 12, 1755, Hume originally offered four essays to Millar describing them as pieces "which I have kept some years by me, in order to polish them as much as possible." The fourth dissertation was to be Some considerations previous to geometry and natural philosophy but, after criticism by Lord Stanhope, Hume withdrew that essay and replaced it with two on suicide and on the immortality of the soul. "When the printing was completed an access of prudence led him to withdraw these two, for which he substituted 'Of the Standard of Taste." (Jessop) Those two essays actually reached the proof stage before being suppressed and replaced by Of the Standard of Taste. In addition, the book originally contained a dedication to the Reverend John Hume [or Home], the author of the tragic play, Douglas. Shortly after publication, the author asked (at the insistence of "some Fools" - Letters i.242-3) that the four-page dedication be removed. This was done for fear that the dedication would injure Reverend Hume's reputation. Four days later, David Hume requested that it be reinstated - which it was, but in a slightly different position within the book. In the meantime, 800 copies had been sold without the dedication. This copy includes the rare suppressed dedication in the original position and the half title with both ads as called for in Todd's first state on the verso. Todd also notes two typographical errors that are sometimes found on pages 9 and 131. The page 9 typo ('ative') has not been corrected, but the page 131 error has been corrected to 'lancing'. Contemporary full-leather boards. The book has a rebacked with a leather spine with five raised bands and a gilt title the second compartment. With a partially removed contemporary owner's bookplate to the inside front cover as mentioned above. Some brown offsetting to the preliminary leaves. Original binder's end sheets are backed with tissue. In this copy, C12 (pp. 47-48) is a cancel and K4 (pp. 199-200) is followed by four stubs. Very minor, occasional foxing. Overall, a charming and lovely copy (even without the association to Hume). ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 850

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Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals: HUME, David

HUME, David

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Item Description: London Printed for A. Millar, 1751. The Best of Hume's Writings HUME, David. An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1751. First edition, second state, with the first four leaves including an errata leaf and with leaf L3 a cancel. Twelvemo (6 5/8 x 4 inches; 170 x 100 mm). [8], 253, [3, ads] pp. Complete with half-title and ads. Contemporary speckled calf, rebacked to style. Boards double ruled in gilt. Spine ruled in gilt in compartments with gilt center tool and red morocco gilt lettering label. Bottom margin of title-page trimmed short about one-inch, no loss of text. Occasional old ink notes making the errata corrections. Leaf M4 with a two-inch closed tear, with not loss of text. Overall a very good copy. "Soon after leaving Edinburgh University at the age of 15, [Hume (1711-1776)].embarked on a course of intense study of his own devising, which eventually led to the formulation of a complete philosophical system, published anonymously in 1739 as A Treatise of Human Nature. Hume was deeply disappointed at the reception of his revolutionary book.Blaming his own literary inexperience, Hume published anonymously in 1740 An Abstract of a Treatise of Human Nature and in 1748 and 1751 respectively Philosophical Essays concerning the Human Understanding and An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals. Philosophical Essays was retitled An Enquiry concerning the Human Understanding in a 1758 edition.In his advertisement to a later edition of the two Enquiries, Hume expressly desired that they and not the Treatise should be ‘regarded as containing his philosophical sentiments and principles.’ The Enquiries differ from the Treatise in style, in the omission of a number of elaborate psychological speculations, particularly concerning space, time, and sense perception, and in the inclusion of chapters on miracles, providence, and the theological implications of the free-will problem, all of which Hume had omitted from the Treatise because of their openly antireligious tendency" (The Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Hume wrote of the Enquiry: "of all my writings.incomparably the best. It came unnoticed and unobserved into the world" (Autobiography, p. 16, quoted in Rothschild). Jessop, p. 22. Rothschild 1174. HBS 67022. $3,000. Bookseller Inventory # 67022

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HUME, David.

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Item Description: London: for A. Millar, 1757, 1757. Duodecimo (159 × 98 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco label, double gilt rules, small gilt centre ornaments to spine. Housed in a burgundy flat back cloth solander box. A little neat restoration to spine ends, few stains to front cover, endleaves tanned at margin from turn-ins, but a very good copy. Ownership inscriptions on front free endpaper and pastedown: William Nasmith, London, 19 March 1757; indecipherable initials, dated 6 June 1867; Tet Htoot [Burmese historian] from R. C. Trevelyan [English poet and translator], Christmas 1941. First edition, with the half-title and the dedication, the first word on p. 9 is "ative" instead of the corrected "lative"; the other typographical error on p. 131 is corrected to "lancing". Cancels C12 and D1 and the omission of K5-K8 agree with the description of Todd, p. 200. These essays were offered by Hume to his publisher in June 1755 for 50 guineas. For a full account of the publishing history, with the suppression of one essay, its initial replacement with two alternative ones, which were then in turn replaced by an entirely new one, see Jessop, pages 33-35. Chuo I, 45; Jessop, pp. 33-5; Rothschild 1176; Todd, p. 200. Bookseller Inventory # 80694

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The History of England, from The Invasion: HUME, David -

HUME, David - Tobias Smollett

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Item Description: London & Edinburgh, 1790. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 16 volumes complete, engraved frontis in volumes 1 and 9, numerous engraved portrait plates throughout. Bound in fine contemporary full speckled calf, gilt decorated spines, gilt lettered red and green spine labels, front hinge on volume 5 just starting, overall a VERY GOOD set seldom encountered in such nice shape in a contemporary binding. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000154092

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Item Description: J. Wallis, London. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1805. 6 volumes. Together, 16 thick 4to volumes bound in full contemporary brown calf. Spines with raised bands and lettered in compartments with gilt devices in the upper and lower compartments. Covers ruled in gilt and blind. All edges marbled. Illustrated with fine old full-page copperplate engravings and woodcut vignettes. Several volume with partial splits to front hinge as usual, else an unusually bright, clean set. Bookseller Inventory # 3813

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HENDERSON, GEORGE & ALLAN, O. HUME,

Published by Ldn., L. Reeve & Co., 1873. (1873)

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Item Description: Ldn., L. Reeve & Co., 1873., 1873. (1st ed.). Large 8vo. XIV+370 pp. + (2) +16 pp. (publisher's list). With fold. map, 26 photogr. on plates, 40 handcoloured lithographed plates (incl. 32 depicting birds and 6 of plants), 17 figs. Hardcover. Later 3/4 leather, marbled endp., expertly bound. VG/--. (Tear in map closed; plates & text pages are bright and clean). Bookseller Inventory # 46411

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Hume, David; Tobias Smollett

Published by G. Cowie and Co., et al., London (1825)

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Item Description: G. Cowie and Co., et al., London, 1825. Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Reprint. 1. Full light brown leather, spines in five compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering on black labels in two compartments, intricate gilt tooling in the remainder, gilt and blind-stamped borders on covers, blind-stamped dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges. Illustrated with engraved portraits of Hume, Smollett, and several kings and queens of England. . Very mildly worn, unmarked, tight, square and clean. A very handsome set. NEAR FINE. . Portraits. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 16841

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THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND: David Hume, T

David Hume, T Smollett

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Item Description: J M'Creery, London, and C and R Baldwin, London, 1807. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1807, 13 volume leather set, THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND, with eight volumes by David Hume, printed by J M'Creery, London, along with five volumes by T Smollett, printed by C and R Baldwin, London. From the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution in 1688 and from the Revolution to the Death of George II. Uniformly bound in decorative half leather and marbled boards, highly decorative gilt spines, very slight wear, light foxing else in near fine to fine condition overall. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Please see the many photos provided, ask any questions, buy accordingly. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16706198281

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HUME, Fergus.

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Item Description: London: F. V. White & Co., 1890, 1890. 3 volumes, octavo. Original blue sand-grained cloth, titles to spines gilt and to front boards in orange, with decorative roll blind to front boards, and publisher's insignia blind to rear board, patterned endpapers. Near-contemporary (1900) ownership inscription. Corners bumped, spines rolled and a little dulled, a few minor marks to covers, tanning to early and late leaves and a few spots to edges. Still a very good set. First edition, first impression, of one of the earliest novels written by author of The Mystery of the Hansom Cab. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 80966

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Hume, David,

Published by Verlag der Akademischen Buchhandlung, . (1793)

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Item Description: Verlag der Akademischen Buchhandlung, ., 1793. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Second German Edition. Small 8vo, xii, lii, 380 pp., contemporary boards, some sporadic pencil marks. Bookseller Inventory # R12-160

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HUME (David)

Published by London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell. (1777)

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Item Description: London: Printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell., 1777. FIRST EDITION, first issue. Small 8vo, 159 x 96 mms., pp. [iv], iv, 62, contemporary marbled boards, new leather spine; short tear in fore-margin of half-title, issued without portrait, lacks final adverts leaf. With the small rectangular bookplate of John Sparrow on the upper margin of the front paste-down end-paper. The first issue of Hume's autobiography with the correct reading "myself" on page 27, line 3. Todd's "a" edition. Bookseller Inventory # 7165

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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects: Hume, David

Hume, David

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Item Description: Printed for A Millar, A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, London, 1758. Hardcover. Book Condition: g. Second edition. Short quarto. viii, 539 pp. Full leather binding with gold tooled borders. Spine has been expertly reinforced by red binder's tape. Thick marbled decorative endpapers. Scuffing to leather and browning to pages due to age, otherwise book is in good condition. Contents: Part I; Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary. Part II; Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary. An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding. An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals. The Natural History of Religion. Bookseller Inventory # 20757

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Oeuvres philosophiques de Mr. Hume.: HUME (David);

HUME (David);

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Item Description: A Londres, 1788. 7 tomes reliés en 5 vol. in-12 de (4)-262-(1) pp. ; (4)-229-(1) pp. ; (4)-199-(1) pp. ; (4)-135-(1) pp. ; (4)-319 pp. ; (4)-415-(2) pp. ; (4)-268 pp., veau porphyre, dos lisse orné, roulette d'encadrement dorée sur les plats, tranches dorées (reliure de l'époque). Collection complète rare des oeuvres de David Hume. Titre en rouge et noir. Essais moraux et politiques ; Essais philosophiques sur l'entendement humain ; Histoire naturelle de la religion ; Dissertations sur les passions sur la tragédie sur la règle du goût ; Essais de morale ou Recherches sur les principes de la morale ; Essais moraux et politiques ; Essais économiques. Bel exemplaire complet. Quelques menus défauts aux coiffes. Bookseller Inventory # 10266

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Hume, David:

Published by W. Strahan & T. Cadell,, London, (1777)

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Item Description: W. Strahan & T. Cadell,, London, 1777. Kanzleipappe der Zeit. Kl.-8°. London, W. Strahan & T. Cadell, 1777. Kl.-8°. IV + 62 S. Kanzleipappe der Zeit. EA. In engl. Sprache. Mit dem gestochenen Porträt Humes von T. Cook sowie den Verlagsanzeigen und dem Schmutztitel. - Priv. Widm. a. V., die Druckerschwärze des Porträts schlägt durch, leichte Gbrsp., etw. fleckig. Schönes Expl. - Hier die wichtigste Quelle zu Humes Leben, der dies noch vor seinem Tode 1776 schrieb. Englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 10606AB

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A Brief Statement of Facts in Connection: HUME, Hamilton

HUME, Hamilton

Published by J. J. Brown, Yass (1874)

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Item Description: J. J. Brown, Yass, 1874. Octavo, in original stiff green cloth wrappers with original paper label, Mackaness bookplate. A scarce title in entirely original condition, being the third edition of Hamilton Hume's account of his now famous pioneering journey of discovery overland to Port Phillip. The preface details the poisonous exchanges between Hume and his companion William Hovell over several decades, with both men charging each other with rank incompetence. To bolster his claims, Hume published a range of letters in the preface from travelling companions in addition to letters of assurance from other leading figures in the inland exploration of Australia including Charles Sturt and Sir Thomas Mitchell. Small water-stain to lower margin of the frontispiece, front hinge tender, good. Bookseller Inventory # 4107054

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Item Description: Nissen, IVB 463 - Zimmer I, 314.- Allan Octavian Hume (1829-1912) war Staatsbediensteter im britisch regierten Indien und ein politischer Reformer. Er war, zusammen mit Sir William Wedderburn, Gründer des Indian National Congress und gilt als der Vater der Indischen Ornithologie.- Die Tafeln nach Vorlagen v. W. Foster, E. Neale, M. Herbert, Stanley Wilson, u.a.- Nur vereinzelt leicht stockfleckig, Vorsätze mit Exlibris, Titel mit hs. Besitzvermerk, die dekorativen Kalbsledereinbände tls. etw. berieben u. bestoßen, insges. schönes Ex. Bookseller Inventory # B16248

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Histoire de la maison de Stuart, sur: EXCEPTIONNEL EXEMPLAIRE EN

EXCEPTIONNEL EXEMPLAIRE EN GRAND PAPIER ENRICHI DE 43 PLANCHES-- HUME (David).

Published by A Londres [Paris], 1760, 3 tomes reliés en 2 volumes grand in-4 (294 x 220), plein veau raciné d'époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, de (1) f. (page de titre " Tome Ier ")-2 ff. (V à VII)-452 pp.- 2 ff. (III à V)-183 pp. + 16 planches dont 1 dépliante ; (1) f. (page de titre " Tome 2nd ")-222 pp. (paginées 185 à 406)-(1) f. (fautes à corriger)-3 ff. (III à VII)-524 pp. + 27 planches. Légère restauration au mors supérieur du tome II et aux coins. Le relieur n'a conservé que les pages de titre des tomes 1er et 2nd qu'il a placé en tête de chaque volume. Superbe exemp (1760)

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Item Description: A Londres [Paris], 1760, 3 tomes reliés en 2 volumes grand in-4 (294 x 220), plein veau raciné d'époque, dos à 5 nerfs richement orné de fleurons dorés, pièces de titre en maroquin rouge et de tomaison en maroquin vert, triple filet doré encadrant les plats, double filet doré sur les coupes, tranches marbrées, de (1) f. (page de titre " Tome Ier ")-2 ff. (V à VII)-452 pp.- 2 ff. (III à V)-183 pp. + 16 planches dont 1 dépliante ; (1) f. (page de titre " Tome 2nd ")-222 pp. (paginées 185 à 406)-(1) f. (fautes à corriger)-3 ff. (III à VII)-524 pp. + 27 planches. Légère restauration au mors supérieur du tome II et aux coins. Le relieur n'a conservé que les pages de titre des tomes 1er et 2nd qu'il a placé en tête de chaque volume. Superbe exemp, 1760. Edition originale française, traduite par l'Abbé Prévost. Exemplaire en grand papier avec grandes marges, enrichi de 43 planches gravées, dont 42 portraits et une scène dépliante. 6 planches proviennent des tomes VI, VII et VIII de l'ouvrage de Dujardin et Sellius, " Histoire générale des Provinces unies " (Paris, P.G. Simon, 1757-1770, 8 vol.), (mention de tomaison et de pagination en haut à droite de chaque gravure). La planche dépliante, " Massacre de Henry le Grand " par Gaspard BOUTTATS, porte la mention " à Paris chez Odieuvre ". Les 36 autres portraits, bien qu'ils soient sans mention d'Odieuvre, se retrouveront - souvent dans des états différents - dans " L'Europe illustre, contenant l'histoire abrégée des souverains ( ) " par Dreux Du Radier (à Paris, chez Odieuvre), dans les tomes III à V (1755, 1757 et 1765). Portraits dessinés et/ou gravés par Nanteuil, Van Dyck, P. Lely, J. van Somer, Van Loo, F.G. Schmidt, Claude Mellan, C. Nocret, Mignard, Van der Werf, Champaingne, Van der Vaart, Roettiers, Aubert, R. Gaillard, D. Sornique, Basan, N. Dupuis, J.G. Will, Pinssio, P. Dupin, Tardieu, Ravenet, etc. 33 de ces portraits présentent des encadrements de style rocaille, dont 12 signés " Babel invenit & Sculpsit ". Réf. Biblio. : Brunet III-378 : cite une édition illustrée en grand papier avec portraits ajoutés, sans autre détail. - Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque de M. le Prince d'Essling, 1839, n°1446 : présente un exemplaire sur grand papier avec portraits d'Odieuvre. - Inventaire du fonds français, graveurs du XVIIIe siècle, par Y. Bruard et Michèle Hébert, Bibliothèque nationale : pour les planches extraites de Dujardin et Sellius, et pour les portraits du fonds Odieuvre. Bookseller Inventory # 9390

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David HUME

Published by Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, and A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, at Edinburgh, (1758)

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Item Description: Printed for A. Millar, in the Strand, and A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, at Edinburgh, 1758. 4to., First Edition thus, on laid paper, some mild and inoffensive age-staining, small neat signature on front free endpaper; contemporary full calf, back with five raised bands, first compartment with remnants of leather label lettered in gilt (majority of lettering now present in blind), all other compartments elaborately tooled in gilt with a floral frame enclosing urn with spray, red sprinkled edges, very neatly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, covers worn in proportion to age, a remarkably clean, crisp copy. With the advertisement leaf preceding Contents and errata on final text verso. 'Some alterations are made in the title of the treatises contained in the following volume. What in former editions was called 'Essays Moral and Political' is here entitled 'Essays, Moral, Political and Literary, Part I' [originally published 1742]. The Political Discourses form the Second Part [originally published 1752]. What in former editions was called 'Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding' is here entitled 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding'. The four dissertations lately published are dispersed thro' different parts of the volume' (Advertisement). A very well-preserved copy of a late issue of the First Quarto. 'Two Additional Essays' (namely 'Essay VI. Of the Jealousy of Trade' and 'Essay XIV. Of the Coalition of Parties') follow 'The Natural History of Religion' and are paginated 187-189 and 265-269 respectively. A LOVELY COPY IN SYMPATHETICALLY STRENGTHENED CONTEMPORARY BINDING. Bookseller Inventory # 20133

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Four Dissertations. I. The Natural History of: Hume, David

Hume, David

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Item Description: Printed for A. Millar, London, 1757. FIRST EDITION, 12mo, pp. [iv], vii, [3], 240. With the half-title and the seven-page dedication to John Home praising his play Douglas. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with raised bands between double gilt rules. Light browning and occasional staining and creasing. Rubbed and worn at extremities, label lost from spine, second front flyleaf excised and the first with upper corner clipped, joints cracking at ends but sound. Early ownership inscription of James MacIvor to half-title and flyleaf. Pencilled inscription of James Robertson dated June 1951 to front pastedown, and his annotations in pencil to Dissertation III and IV (almost 100 words in 5 notes in the former, just marginal crosses in the latter). This volume had a difficult birth: Hume originally provided Millar with four dissertations, then withdrew one, supplied two more, suppressed one of these and withdrew the other, supplied another, saw the volume through to almost to publication then cancelled the dedication, and never allowed the contents to be reprinted in this arrangement afterward. This copy preserves the cancelled dedication (and the half-title); it also contains the expected cancels (C12, D1, plus K5-K8 removed) and the typographical error on p.9 (but not on p.131). ESTC T4011; Fieser 14. Bookseller Inventory # 1750

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Histoire d'Angleterre, contenant la maison de Plantagenet: HUME David
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Item Description: S.n., 1769. Couverture rigide. - S.n., à Amsterdam 1769, 6 tomes en 6 Vol. in-4(19x25,5cm), relié. - Nouvelle édition, et sans doute la première in-4 qui réunit les trois histoires parues entre 1760 et 1765.Traduction par Mme Belot, visée par l'auteur lui-même. Reliure en pleine basane marbrée d'époque. Dos à nerfs orné de filets. Pièce de titre de maroquin bleu, et de tomaison de maroquin brun. Epidermures en coiffes de queue des six tomes. Quelques manques sur les plats, dû à des galeries de vers et au dernier nerf du tome I. Bordure du plat inférieur dénudé pour moitié sur un cm. Bon exemplaire cependant, très frais. Cette Histoire d'Angleterre est sans conteste l'oeuvre la plus populaire et qui eut un grand succès du philosophe david Hume, père de l'empirisme philosophique et dont l'importance dans l'histoire de la philosophie est à la mesure de Descartes en France. L'histoire ne pouvait en effet qu'intéresser le philosophe puisqu'elle est une somme inégalée d'expérience, en tant que telle, elle est incontournable à qui recherche le savoir ; l'historien est un empiriste, puisque ne pouvant simplement percevoir les liens de causalité entre les faits et les événements, il est contraint dans sa vision de les concevoir dans un mouvement. Cependant pour Hume, il ne s'agit nullement de conceptualiser l'histoire et son ouvrage suit classiquement la chronologie des faits, c'est une histoire fournie et détaillée de l'Angleterre, qui s'étend de l'arrivée des romains à la Révolution de 1688 ; elle est divisée en trois période historiques et dynastiques : la maison des Plantagenêt, celle des Stuart, et celle des Tudor. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] New edition, and probably the first in-4 that brings together three stories published between 1760 and 1765.Traduction Ms. Belot, described by the author himself. Full sheepskin marbled time. Back to nerves decorated with nets. Piece blue morocco title and volume number of brown morocco. Scuffs in caps tail of six volumes. Some gaps on the boards, due to galleries and to the last nerve of Volume I. Border lower flat bare half a cm. Good copy, however, very fresh. The History of England is undoubtedly the most popular work and was a great success of the philosopher David Hume, the father of philosophical empiricism and its importance in the history of philosophy is the measure of Descartes France. The story could not but interest the philosopher effect since it is an unparalleled amount of experience, as such, it is a must for those seeking knowledge; the historian is an empiricist, since can not simply perceive the causal links between facts and events, it is constrained in its vision to design a movement. However, for Hume, there is no way to conceptualize the history and structure typically follows the chronology of events, it is a story provided detailed and England, which extends from the arrival of the Romans in Revolution of 1688; it is divided into three historic and dynastic contemporary: the house of Plantagenet, the Stuarts and the Tudors. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!. Bookseller Inventory # 45214

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Nisbet, Hume

Published by F. V. White & Co., London (1895)

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Item Description: F. V. White & Co., London, 1895. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-ix] x-xi [xii: blank] [1] 2-288 [289]-304: publisher ads, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, black and blind, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel. First edition. An ambitious attempt to address current social themes and utopian longings within the framework of a sensational adventure novel using occult and fantastic literary tropes, including two shipwrecks, castaways on a deserted island in the Antarctic ("the site of the most ancient of races, the almost mythical Atalanta ."), the discovery of a subterranean lost race of souls resembling huge bats with human faces, Bangsian encounters with deceased celebrities, super-weapons and supernatural forces (both good and evil), anarchism, vampiric cannibalism, and considerable low-level Victorian eroticism throughout. (A note on the book's subtitle: while not set in the future, the novel is fundamentally reformational and "forward-looking" in thought.) The story begins in the Indian Ocean on board a luxurious ocean liner making a six-week "grand tour." However, a group of anarchists on the ship, led by a mad scientist type ("a scientific fiend . who to discover a single scientific secret would coldly mutilate half of humanity"), intend to kill the passengers and crew with a poison gas bomb, hijack the ship, and take it to an island in the Antarctic where the Anarchists intend to start a colony. This they very nearly succeed at. But the ship runs aground on an uncharted island at night during a storm. The survivors (including both anarchists and passengers who have hidden themselves below deck) find a huge cavern which houses the souls of the dead, including some famous historical figures, among them Jesus, though the eschatology here is hardly orthodox. The story contrasts the sudden violent conversion of society as a whole sought by the anarchist with the gradual voluntary conversion of the individual sought by the religious. As an example, it contrasts a holy communion inside the cave with the unholy communion of two anarchists in a lifeboat who murder a beautiful half-naked woman in the moonlight and take turns drinking her blood until they are sated and fall asleep. The happier fate of another male/female couple amounts to a return to noble savagery, as well as a natural Christianity, making this story, among other things, a sort of new NEW PAUL AND VIRGINIA. The author does not quite succeed in bringing all the threads of his story into a unified tapestry, but this remains a formidable expression of fin-de-siecle apocalyptic imagination, and a notably rare book. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 21. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 166. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 107. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 115-16. Bleiler (1978), p. 148. Reginald 10692. Early owner's name penciled on the front paste-down. Short closed tear in cloth along lower part of outer rear hinge repaired, spine lean, cloth a bit dusty, a very good copy. (#152437). Bookseller Inventory # 152437

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