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Published by Vols. I & II: John Noon, at the White-Hart, 1739. Vol. III: Thomas Longman, at the Ship, 1740, London (1740)

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About this Item: Vols. I & II: John Noon, at the White-Hart, 1739. Vol. III: Thomas Longman, at the Ship, 1740, London, 1740. First Edition, complete with the rare third volume, uniformly bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, bordered with double fillets in gilt. Skilfully rebacked, 5 raised bands with gilt fleuron in the compartments, laiddown are the 19th-century double morocco spine labels. Octavo (19.3 cm x 12 cm), pp. Vol. I: [ii] - blank, title-page, [ii] - Advertisement, [iii] - Contents, [i] - Errata of Vol. I & II, 475, [1] - Publisher's Advert. With P1 cancelled and without the additional advertisements as usual.; Vol. II: [ii] - blank, title-page, [ii] - Contents, 318. M4v with the six-line footnote, and without the 4 publisher's adverts, as usual.; [ii] - blank, title-page, [ii] - Advertisement, [iii] - Contents, [i ] - Errata (A4v 14-lines), 310, F6v with four lines added at the end of the first paragraph. A remarkably clean and fresh copy throughout. Covers very lightly worn with a bit of wear to the corners and edges, 18th-century ink notes on the second initial blank in Vol. III, one line pointing out "Adam Smith anticipated." Preserved in a fine, sturdy, book-like clamshell box with 5 gilt-ruled faux raised bands on a black leather spine, covers and edges in dark grey cloth, colour reproduction of Hume's portrait by Allan Ramsay, mounted to cover of box. Hume's first major work which 'sums up a century of speculation on knowledge and of theological discussion' (Printing and the Mind of Man). The Treatise, begun when Hume was just 23 years old, is now regarded as one of the most important works in the history of Western Philosophy. Volumes I and II appeared at the end of January 1739, but the immediate reception was one of indifference. Discontented with Noon's conditions of sale for the first two volumes, Hume went to a different publisher,Thomas Longman, for the third volume which was published November 5, 1740. The Author's Advertisement states, ". tho' this be a third volume of the Treatise of Human Nature, yet 'tis in some measure independent of the other two, and requires not that the reader shou'd enter into all the abstract reasonings contain'd in them. I am hopeful it may be understood by ordinary readers, ." The first two volumes contain the vast metaphysical structure of Hume's work, whereas the third volume, on morals, contains more detailed observations of human behaviour. Due to the circumstances of publication, it is rare to find all three volumes together, and uniformly bound. Seller Inventory # 23468

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HUME, DAVID

Published by London: John Noon, 1739 (vols. 1-2), Thomas Longman, 1740 (vol. 3)., 1739-40 (1739)

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About this Item: London: John Noon, 1739 (vols. 1-2), Thomas Longman, 1740 (vol. 3)., 1739-40, 1739. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition of David Hume’s greatest work. Only one thousand copies of the first two volumes were published by John Noon in 1739, and there was almost no public notice. Hume wrote, “It fell dead born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even to excite a murmur among the zealots.” As a result of poor sales, Hume changed publishers, and volume III was issued a year later by Thomas Longman in a reduced printing run. As a result, complete sets of all three volumes are rare. Hume’s masterpiece has influenced the course of philosophy for more than 250 years. The Treatise contains Hume’s theories of cognition and causation, his treatment of inductive inference, and his analysis of moral judgments, all of which were published here for the first time. His philosophical work delineates a distinct epoch in the evolution of modern philosophical thought, and the “Treatise of Human Nature is in every respect the most complete exposition of Hume’s philosophical conception” (Ency. Brit. 11th). Kant is said to have exclaimed that Hume was responsible for “waking me out of my dogmatic slumber.” Adam Smith wrote of Hume, “Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.” Hume’s discussion of the theory of self-interest helped to shape Smith’s economic philosophy. Bob McTeer, when President of The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, observed, “David Hume is primarily known as a philosopher studying his economic work enables us to see how he reshaped John Locke’s quantity of money theory and how he influenced the great Adam Smith, Hume’s close friend and fellow Scottish Enlightenment philosopher. Hume is one of the pillars of the classical school of economics, primarily founded by Smith” (FRBD, Economic Insights, Vol. 8 No. 1). Rare in prime collector’s condition. Three volumes. Contemporary speckled calf, burgundy morocco labels. Gilt stamping of vol. 1 slightly disparate. Discreet ownership signature on title of first volume. Minor wear to head of spine of vol. 3, minor separation of joints at extremities of vols. 2-3, but a very sound set. Exceptionally clean and crisp. A near fine set in original, untouched condition. Printing and the Mind of Man 194. Rothschild 1171. Seller Inventory # ABE-1508874573971

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A Treatise of Human Nature: Being An: HUME, David.

HUME, David.

Published by London: John Noon (vol. III Thomas Longman), 1739-40 (1739)

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About this Item: London: John Noon (vol. III Thomas Longman), 1739-40, 1739. 3 volumes, octavo (195 x 122 mm). Rebound to style in modern speckled calf, red and green morocco labels to spines, red morocco roundels on green labels lettered in gilt, compartments ruled in gilt, raised bands tooled with rope-twist roll in gilt, boards double-ruled in black, red sprinkled edges. Housed in a brown flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery. Contents to Books I and II additionally bound in to the front of volume 2. Corrections neatly made in pencil to contents of volume 1 following errata, 2 faint marginal pencil marks to volume 2. A fine set with very occasional spotting. Engraved head- and tailpieces and initials. First edition of Hume's first great work, rarely found thus, with two of five leaves which Chuo notes as often cancelled in the uncancelled state (A4 and F6 of volume 3). Hume composed the first two books before he was 25 during his three years in France. He returned to London with the finished manuscript by mid-September 1737, but he did not sign articles of agreement with a publisher, John Noon, for another twelve months, and the two volumes finally appeared, anonymously, at the end of January 1739. Already fearing that they would not be well received, Hume had meanwhile begun a third volume, Of Morals, in part a restatement of the arguments of these first two books, which was not published until 5 November 1740 by a different publisher, Thomas Longman. Hume treated the third volume as a discrete work in its own right in so far as he later "cast anew" its contents alone as An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals (1751). As a result of this broken-backed publication history, the three volumes of the Treatise are rarely found together. "The book comes up for sale so seldom that one may doubt whether more than one or two hundred can be extant" (Keynes and Sraffa, in their introduction to Hume's Abstract). Chuo 30; Fieser A.1–3; Jessop, p. 13; Printing and the Mind of Man 194; William B. Todd (ed.), Hume and the Enlightenment (1974), pp. 190–1. Seller Inventory # 120809

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Antiquitates Romanae [translated by Lampo Birago].: HUME, David.) DIONYSIUS

HUME, David.) DIONYSIUS HALICARNASSENSIS.

Published by Treviso: Bernardinus Celerius, 24 February 1480 (1480)

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About this Item: Treviso: Bernardinus Celerius, 24 February 1480, 1480. Folio. Seventeenth-century vellum, spine lettered by hand. Leaves numbered in an early hand in roman numerals, renumbered in arabic when rebound in the 17th century correcting misbinding of several gatherings, occasional manuscript marginalia in a number of early and 18th-century hands. Engraved armorial book plate of the philosopher David Hume (state B) to front pastedown. Spine soiled, mild stain to first few text leaves; a very good copy. 300 leaves, complete with the first blank. Capital spaces, with guide letters. First edition, one of at least six issues, frequently mixed, with the colophon printed in capitals, the date correct, and the name of the translator given; from the library of the Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume. Dionysius Halicarnassensis, "Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric, flourished during the reign of Augustus. He went to Rome after the termination of the civil wars, and spent twenty-two years in studying the Latin language and literature and preparing materials for his history"(Encyclopaedia Britannica). The present work "embraced the history of Rome from the mythical period to the beginning of the first Punic War. His chief object was to reconcile the Greeks to the rule of Rome, by dilating upon the good qualities of their conquerors. According to him, history is philosophy teaching by examples, and this idea he has carried out from the point of view of the Greek rhetorician. But he has carefully consulted the best authorities, and his work and that of Livy are the only connected and detailed extant accounts of early Roman history" (ibid.) Dionysius's work was hugely successful; ISTC records 140 surviving copies of this edition. This copy is from the library of David Hume. Hume was an avid reader from an early age and the family home at Ninewells would have contained, according to Mossner "a fair range of the Latin classics in prose and poetry, a few of the Greek, a few more of the French, and a miscelleaneous lot of the English" (The Life of David Hume, p. 30). As a student at Edinburgh, Hume's education probably included a course on Roman antiquities under Charles Mackie, the recently appointed professor of universal history. We know from his writings that he was familar with the work of Dionysius, citing him in at least two of his essays, the essay "of Polygamy and Divorces" in volume two of his Essays moral and political (1742) and in the essay "Of the Populousness of ancient nations", included in his Political Discourses of 1752. In a letter written from Ninewells in February 1752, shortly before the Political Discourses were published, Hume remarks; "I have amus'd myself lately with an Essay or Dissertation on the Populousness of Antiquity, which led me into many Disquisitions concerning both the pubic & domestic Life of the Antients. Having read over almost all the Classics both Greek and Latin, since I form'd that Plan, I have extracted what serv'd most to my Purpose: But I have not a Strabo, & know not where to get one in this Neighbourhood" (quoted in Mossner, p. 263). It is interesting to note that in his citation of Dionysius, Hume refers only to "Books" and "Sections", suggesting that he was reading from early published sources. In citations from later printed sources he provides Book and Chapter references, clearly drawing his quotations from later editions of those authors' works. Quite how David Hume might have acquired this volume is unclear. It is not mentioned in Norton & Norton's The David Hume Library, but as they note, there are very few details of how Hume's library was dispersed, and equally little about how he obtained his books. Goff D250; Hain 6239; Pellechet 4300. ISTC locates four copies in Scotland, three at the National library of Scotland, and one at the University of Glasgow, all of them acquired after Hume's death. Seller Inventory # 118832

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A particularly fine letter concerning the French: HUME, David

HUME, David

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About this Item: No Binding. Condition: Very Good. Autograph letter, signed (“I am Madam with great sincerity and regard your most obedient humble servant David Hume”), to Madame Octavie Belot (addressing her as “Madam”), and dated 24 November 1763. One page, folded from folio to small 4to, the original sheet being 336mm by 214mm, address on verso, with seal, approximately 150 words in a clear hand in brown ink, with one correction in his hand changing “them” to “the printers”, the paper professionally cleaned and backed with acid-free tissue, tear neatly repaired but in good condition. This letter, full of substance, appears to have been discovered relatively recently since it was not included in Greg’s edition of Hume’s Letters nor in Klibansky and Mosner’s New Letters. It has, howver, been included in the recent Waldmann’s Further Hume Letters, Edinburgh Bibliographical Society, 2014, being Letter 22 on pp 53-54. Hume addresses the letter “Madame Belot c/o Président Jean-Baptiste François Durey de Meinières, rue Poissoniers après le Boulevard”. Meinières (1705–1785) was an influential member of the Parlement de Paris, who became Octavie Belot's second husband two years later. Hume’s letter to Madame Belot discusses her first French translation of 'The History of England under the House of Tudor' just prior to its date of publication, and reveals the friendship between them and the deep respect Hume had for Octavie Belot as a translator. The body of the text reads: "You have prevented me in the Request I intended to propose, after our literary Connexions shall be over; Which, however, will not, I hope, be soon; I should be sorry to have had so much Acquaintance with a Person of your Merit; and not to continue, and rather to increase than diminish our Friendship. As Friday is the first day you can be at Leisure to see me, I shall wait upon you in the Afternoon, and bring with me all the Sheets corrected that you committed to me. The Corrections are few & not very material. If the Press come upon us too hastily in the first Volume, we can give the Printers these corrected Sheets of the second Volume, which will be food for them during some time". Antoine François Prévost was the first to undertake the French translation of Hume's historical works, but he died after completing only the House of Stuart section, which appeared in three quarto volumes in 1760. The baton then passed to Madame Octavie Belot (née Guichard), who brought out translations of the Tudor and Plantagenet sections in 1763 and 1765 respectively. While Madame Belot's translation work has been criticised as incompetent, it is evident from this letter that Hume thought well of it. Only a week after writing the present letter, he wrote to William Robertson recommending her as a translator for his 'History of the Reign of Charles V': "she has a very easy natural style: sometimes she mistakes the sense; but I now correct her manuscript; and should be happy to render you the same service ." (1st Dec 1763, Letters of David Hume, J.Y.T. Greig, 2011 edition, Vol. 1, pp. 415-16). Hume addresses the letter c/o Président Jean-Baptiste François Durey de Meinières (1705–1785), influential member of the Parlement de Paris, who became Octavie Belot's second husband two years later. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # ABE-1473098649387

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Journey of Discovery to Port Phillip, New: HUME & HOVELL]

HUME & HOVELL] BLAND, William

Published by James Tegg, printed by Henry Bull, Sydney (1837)

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About this Item: James Tegg, printed by Henry Bull, Sydney, 1837. Octavo, with folding engraved map; in old (though not contemporary) half roan and pebble-grained cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First published edition, preceded only by the extremely rare, privately distributed, proof printing of 1831, now essentially unobtainable (the last copy sold, at the 2006 Davidson auction, fetched $932,000). The preliminary edition of this book, which was not issued with a map, was only ever printed as a proof, intended to be corrected by those interested parties so there was 'less liability to error in making the reprint'. This edition was the first generally available, though it is itself extremely uncommon. Although published by Tegg, the work was actually printed by Henry Bull. Tegg published the work in early August 1837 (the earliest advertisement we have traced dates from 4 August). The very fine map was done by Raphael Clint, who had taken over from J.G. Austin.Encouraged by Mitchell's recent explorations in south-eastern Australia, Bland decided to issue a public edition of his narrative of the Hume and Hovell expedition that had blazed the way for Mitchell and Sturt. This work records one of the most momentous expeditions ever undertaken. Hume's own account of the expedition was not published until 1855, with three increasingly expanded editions by 1874.The exploration carried out by Hume and Hovell was of extreme significance. Hume was a veteran explorer having begun his career with several short expeditions at the age of seventeen in 1814. In 1824 he undertook to lead a party overland to Spencer Gulf, but because of the expense involved he joined forces with William Hovell, a former sea captain. Having agreed to change their objective to Western Port, they left Hume's property near Appin ('the last which is occupied by the colonists') and after three months reached the coast at Corio Bay. This work describes that epic journey through unknown territory, during which both the Australian Alps and the Murray River were revealed. The book is an account of the journey in diary form, edited from Hovell's field book, and put into the third person. Provenance: Although this copy has the bookplate of William Bland, it is mounted onto a later endpaper and there is no other evidence for (or against, for that matter) his ownership of the book, which also has the twentieth-century bookplate of the Australian collector R.S. Fox. The folding map is stained, has small areas of abrasion (mainly in the area of Bass Strait) and has been mounted on linen. The title-page is slightly stained and has a small area of repair around an old tear. Further and better restoration of both would be possible. The last leaf is also stained. Seller Inventory # 4504425

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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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About this Item: London; Printed for A. Millar; 1751;, 1751. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 2428

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David Hume über die menschliche Natur, aus: HUME, David

About this Item: Hardcover. Condition: Good. Complete first German edition of one of the most important books in the history of philosophy (PMM 194). Hume famously said the Treatise 'fell dead-born from the press' when it was published in 1739-40, and indeed a second English edition didn't appear until 1817. Ludwig Heinrich Jakob's was the first translation of the Treatise into any language, and no other edition of any kind appeared in the eighteenth century (a French translation was not published until 1878). After the true first, this must count as the most important edition of Hume's greatest work. Adickes 364; not in Chuo. Not held at the British Library. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 3 volumes in two, 8vo, [viii], 843, [1]; [iv], 314, [xvi], 302 pp., contemporary boards with original labels, rubbed and worn particularly at corners and spine ends, edges red, ownership inscription 'Jos[ef] Kunze, Münster 1863' on front free endpapers, first title-page re-attached with old tape, repaired at top corner and with an earlier inscription mostly erased, third title-page with 19th-century stamp 'L. Jaffe', neat early annotations in ink on four pages, light pencilling on a further three, vol. 2 p. 311 misnumbered 113, vol. 3 p. 113 misnumbered 131, uniform light browning, heavier foxing on two leaves only (vol. 1 S8, T), otherwise internally clean and sound, very seldom found in any condition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1487847365581

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

David Hume

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About this Item: ONT>, 1793. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 029967

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Hume, David

Published by Printed For A. Milar, London (1748)

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About this Item: Printed For A. Milar, London, 1748. First edition of this landmark of Enlightenment thought. Twelvemo, bound in modern calf. In very good condition with some light soiling to the text, small stain to the title page. A very nice example. This book has proven highly influential, both in the years that would immediately follow and today. Immanuel Kant points to it as the book which woke him from his self-described "dogmatic slumber" The Enquiry is widely regarded as a classic in modern philosophical literature. Seller Inventory # 31019

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HUME, David.]

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

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 95354

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About this Item: 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, 235-239). ". Seller Inventory # 104428

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Vermischte Schriften über die Handlung, die Manufakturen: HUME, David

About this Item: Hardcover. Condition: Good. All four parts of Hume's Vermischte Schriften, the first translations into German of his 'Political Discourses', 'Enquiry concerning Human Understanding', 'Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals' and 'Essays Moral and Political'. Volume 1 is the second edition (first 1754), the others are all first editions. The translators are thought to have been J.G. Sulzer and H.A. Pistorius. PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 4 volumes, 8vo, viii, 392; [xxiv], 374; [iv], 280; [iv], 380 pp., particularly well rebound in contemporary style, the first 3 title-pages with library stamps and shelfmarks, the fourth underlaid with corner torn away and loss of text, uniform light browning, heavier in the last volume which also has taped repairs to the final leaf, overall a reasonable set, very seldom found in any condition. Seller Inventory # ABE-1497523095420

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The Life of David Hume, Esq. Written: SMITH, Adam.) HUME,

About this Item: London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell; for J. Bew, 1777, 1777. 2 works bound in one volume, octavo (151 × 91 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked, spine ruled gilt, red morocco label. Corners worn, with loss of leather, some surface wear to covers, notably along the fore-edges, offset from the frontispiece onto the title, as usual; some light spotting and toning; still very good copies. Engraved frontispiece portrait to the first work. First edition, second issue (with the misprint "himself" for "myself", line 3, p. 29), of the most endearing of autobiographies, bound with a related contemporary work. Hume was aware that, owing to his views on religious questions, the manner of his death would be a matter of public curiosity. So when, in My Own Life, he set out to describe his feelings as he approached his end, he was as much writing a manifesto for his philosophy as a piece of autobiography. It is generally agreed that the account is an authentic self-portrait of one whom his friend Adam Smith, whose letter to the publisher William Strahan recounting Hume's last days is printed at the end of the Life, described as approaching "as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human fraility will admit". Smith also contributed the preface (cf. Strahan's letter to John Home of 3 March 1777, in G. Birkbeck Hill, Letters of David Hume to William Strahan, 1888, p. 362, n. 1). Samuel Pratt, a one-time priest and failed actor, depended largely, as of 1774, upon his pen for support. Often writing under the name of Courtney Melmoth, he "possessed considerable talents, but his necessities left him little time for reflection or revision" (DNB). This would seem to be true of his Supplement to the Life, written in the same year as his Apology for the Life and writings of David Hume, which in places seems to aim at a condemnation of Hume but ends emphasising his importance and talent. The anecdotal elements are valuable in giving an insight into the public concern for and interest in Hume's atheism and whether or not this would lead to the condemnation of his soul: "It is hardly to be credited, that the grave-diggers, digging with pick axes Mr. Hume's grave, should have attracted the gaping curiosity of the multitude. That, notwithstanding a heavy rain, which fell during the internment, multitudes of all ranks gazed at the funeral procession, as if they had expected the hearse to have been consumed in livid flames, or encircled with a ray of glory " Hume: Chuo 84; Jessop, p. 39; Todd 1777 (1); Vanderblue, p. 46; not in Tribe. Pratt: sub Chuo 84; Jessop, p. 44. Seller Inventory # 108919

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Van Dyke, W.S. (director); Ivor Novello, Cyril Hume (screenwriter); Edgar Rice Burroughs (novel); Maureen O'Sullivan, Johnny Weissmuller (starring)

Published by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], Beverly Hills, CA (1931)

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About this Item: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer [MGM], Beverly Hills, CA, 1931. Draft script for the 1932 film, based loosely on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel "Tarzan of the Apes." Two black and white reference photographs for the film also laid in. The first of Weissmuller's twelve Tarzan films, and the first appearance of Cheeta, Tarzan's chimpanzee friend. In this variation of the much-adapted Burroughs tale Tarzan and Jane fall in love, and although Jane desires to take him back to England, when Jane's father James Parker dies on the expedition Jane remains behind in the jungle instead. Set in Africa, shot on location in California and Florida. Pale yellow titled wrappers, rubber-stamped VAULT COPY and FILE COPY on the front wrapper, and rubber-stamped copy No. 1871 and production No. 4608, dated Dec. 11/31, with credits for screenwriter Novello. Title page not present as issued. 116 leaves, mimeograph, with white revision pages throughout, dated variously between 11-20-31 and 12-16-31. Pages Near Fine. Front wrapper detached, else wrappers Very Good bound with two gold brads. Photos both 8.25 x 10 inches, Fine condition. Seller Inventory # 134294

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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.

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 102522

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Discours politiques. Traduits de l'anglois par Mr.: HUME, David.

HUME, David.

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About this Item: Amsterdam: Chez J. Schreuder & Pierre Mortier le Jeune, 1754-57, 1754. 5 volumes, octavo (150 x 92 mm). Late 19th century ribbed cloth and marbled boards, cloth tips, spines lettered gilt, sprinkled edges. Ownership inscription U. Celsing (slightly trimmed) at foot of first title. Margins trimmed fairly close, occasional light spotting and a few pencil marginalia; a very good set. Titles printed in red and black, with engraved vignette, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initials. First 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, the publishers decided to continue the series, issuing each volume with two title-pages, one a general title-page to the series Discours politiques, the other a title-page for the first work of the relevant volume. A sixth volume was published in 1758, rarely found with the set, without a general title-page, but the preface to that volume clearly shows that volume to be an addition to the series in the view of the publishers. Details of the collection are as follows: Volume I: HUME, David. Discours politiques de Mr. David Hume. Amsterdam, 1754. Volume II: O'HEGUERTY, Comte de Magnières. Essai sur les Intérêts du Commerce maritime. FORBONNAIS, François Véron de. Considérations sur les finances d'Espagne. FORBONNAIS, François Véron de. Réflexions sur la nécessité de comprendre l'étude du commerce et des finances dans celle de la politique. BOLINGBROKE, Lord. Réflexions politiques sur l'état present de l'Angleterre, principalement à l'égard de ses taxes et de ses dettes, et sur leurs causes et leurs conséquences. LE BLANC. Ouvrages sur le commerce, les finances, etc., qui ont paru depuis deux à trois ans. Amsterdam, 1756. Volume III: DISCOURS prononcés au parlement d'Angleterre, dans la chambre des pairs, pour et contre la liberté du commerce au Levant, avec le bill, ou loi intervenue à ce sujet. CANTILLON, Richard. Essai sur la nature du commerce en général. Amsterdam, 1756. Volumes IV and V: GOUDAR, Ange. Les Intérêts de la France mal entendus dans la branche de l'agriculture. Amsterdam, 1757. Takumi Tsuda, in his Cantillon, Essai de la Nature du Commerce en général, (1979), stresses the rarity of these volumes: "Les Discours politiques édités par Mauvillon sont devenus si rares aujourd'hui, que les renseignements sur cette collection sont souvent confus et contradictoires". He gives a detailed list of the collection (pp. 417-8), and a list of locations of various volumes. The British Library has only the first five volumes; interestingly, it was this edition of Cantillon that Karl Marx read while researchjing in the British Museum for Das Kapital. Chuo 74; Higgs 694; Jessop, p. 24. Seller Inventory # 113450

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The Red and black, Central High School,: Abbott Patterson, Geneva

Abbott Patterson, Geneva (1916-2011); [association: Eero Saarinen];Harvey Aguado, Anton Schutz, Leota A. Meier, L. Scott, Bernette Droege, George Engelke, Sylvia Hume, Howard Williams, Alma Reitz, Joseph Tanaka, Carl Witbrodt, Mildred Treadway, Larry Weir, Josephine Tamalis, Esther Cresswell, Blanch Engler, Anna Hossitt, Mae Mensendiek, Joseph Hossitt, Ruth Farrell, Rose Hummel, Mary Taylor,Joseph Tanaka, Florence Lewin, Josephine Yates, Thelma Taylor, Bernice Gierer, Rudolph Loeffler, James Kerr, Mildred Chalmers, Jost Washburn, V. Misegades, Vivian McCaffrey, William Davis, Florence Lewin, Mildred Clayton, Jeanette Wolff, Clarence Siegfried, Rana Pipiens, Oscar Vroman, Sophie Kohm, Helen Cassimatis, Harold Garber, Louis Triefenbach, etc

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About this Item: St. Louis, Mo. : Students of Central High School, 1933, 1933. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 272 pp. ; profusely illustrated with artwork, drawings, and photographs ; red decorative cloth, no dustjacket ; ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING PSYCHIC OCCURENCES is preserved in this yearbook. A member of the graduating January class of 1933, GENEVA ABBOTT PATTERSON, (1916-2011) was asked at age 16 to imagine the city of St. Louis in the future, and she amazingly created a watercolor depicting the St. Louis cityscape and INCLUDED THE ST. LOUIS GATEWAY ARCH 15 YEARS BEFORE IT BECAME A CONCEPT IN THE MIND OF ITS DESIGNER, EERO SAARINEN IN 1947! The Gateway Arch was not completed until 1963. ; She added the following prophetic text spoken by Ulysses's wife Penelope from line 24 of Tennyson's Ulysses (1842): "Yet all experience is an Arch wherethro' gleams that untravell'd world, whose margin fades for ever, and for ever when I move" ; Geneva Abbott furthered her art studies at the Hadley Vocational School and became a member of the St. Louis Artists Guild. She worked as a commercial artist for International Shoe Company, and then turned to work as a watercolorist in St. Louis, Hilton Head, South Carolina and Vero Beach, Florida; the previous owner of the yearbook has added commentary and newspaper clippings of happenings to many of the senior class, some documenting the deaths of several in World War II, or by violence in St. Louis. Marriages of many of the women are recorded. Updated addresses and phone numbers of many former students are also added ; The yearbook has numerous articles written by students and show photographs and drawings in illustration. Subjects feature historical information about St. Louis, lists of artists, musicians with details of their lives and work are included ; all the artwork by the students reflects the then current Art Deco trends ; a very rare and historically important volume; and an exceedingly difficult-to-locate Saarinen collectible ; FINE. Book. Seller Inventory # 007297

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About this Item: 1754. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 3rd Edition. Third edition. 12mo, [iv], 270pp, contemporary full calf, rubbed, wormholes. Seller Inventory # R15-630

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Hume, David],

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About this Item: 1782. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition. 12mo, xxxii, 262pp, engraved title with round head and shoulders portrait of Hume, contemporary marbled boards, without the final advertisement leaf. Jessop, p. 8. Seller Inventory # R15-502

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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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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 10334

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Hume, David

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About this Item: A. Milar, London, 1751. First edition, first state of L3, with catchword "than" on recto of what Hume himself considered his masterpiece. 12 mo, bound in contemporary full calf. With half-title, errata leaf, and 3 pages of ads at end. In very good condition with light toning and wear, inscription of the Caslon Society on front free endpaper. The Caslon Society was founded by William Caslon the Elder, who was an English typefounder. The distinction and legibility of his type secured him the patronage of the leading printers of the day in England and on the continent. His typefaces transformed English type design and first established an English national typographic style. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Hume's Treatise of Human Nature (1739-40) was the first attempt to apply principles of Locke's empirical psychology to a theory of knowledge. In this and his Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, Hume stands as a leading voice in the school of Utilitarianism, "the most influential and longest continuing tradition in English speaking moral philosophy. marked by a long line of brilliant writers" that includes Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. Hume's Enquiry importantly explores "how we make moral judgments. the 'mechanism' of moral judgments. How are they made and what accounts for their content? Hume aims to be the 'Newton of the Passions.' In contrast to Locke, he does not present a normative system of principles founded on the Laws of Nature. [but] the role it plays in social life and in establishing social unity and mutual understanding. What Hume is trying to do is explain the fact that we agree. On Hume's view there is only one possible basis, and that is one that appeals to our principle of humanity. the psychological tendency we have to identify with the interests and concerns of others when our own interests do not come into competition with them" (Rawls 162, 177-87). An Enquiry was, in Hume's own opinion, "Of all my writings incomparably the best" (Autobiography). The influence of Utilitarianism as furthered by Hume was immense: "He may be regarded as the acutest thinker in Great Britain of the 18th century" (DNB). Seller Inventory # 65017

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Lahore to Yarkand. Incidents of the Route: Henderson, George and

Henderson, George and Allan O. Hume

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About this Item: L. Reeve & Co., London, 1873. Half Leather - Hardbound. Condition: Good+. No Jacket. John Gerrard Keulemans (illustrator). First Edition. 370 pages, plus 26 heliotype images on 16 leaves, plus folding, color, map (now backed on linen), plus three charts of which two are colored, plus 32 hand colored lithographic plates after Keulmans, and 6 hand colored botanical plates. Exquisite period binding in half leather with raised spine bands, gilt stamped lettering and decoration, and red/green leather spine labels. Marbled paper over boards. Binding shows a couple of very slight scuffs, though remains nearly perfect. Library stamps on blank sides of plates, etc, as well as blank space on printers page and dedication page, though no other library markings. Some foxing on first and last leaves, though plates remain in very good condition. Size: 4to. Seller Inventory # 030543

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HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias George.

Published by Printed for T. Cadell . sold by T. Longman; Printed for T. Cadell . and R. Baldwin. 1789-1790 (1789)

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About this Item: Printed for T. Cadell . sold by T. Longman; Printed for T. Cadell . and R. Baldwin. 1789-1790, 1789. WITH: The History of England, from the Revolution to the death of George the Second. Designed as a continuation of Mr. Hume?s History. In five volumes. By T. Smollett . A new edition, with the author?s last corrections and improvements. 13 volumes. 8vo. Front. in vol. I of both works, engraved portrait plates. Occasional foxing with some offsetting from plates, otherwise a nice, bright set. Handsomely bound in contemp. tree calf, spines elaborately dec. in gilt, with red & green morocco labels; heads of spines a little rubbed, front boards of Smollett vols. IV & V scuffed with calf lifted in small sections. Overall a beautiful set of a foundational work on English history. v.g. ESTC T82473, T55317. Seller Inventory # 75877

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Oeuvres Philosophiques. Tome I-VII en 6. Nouvelle: Hume, David,
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An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals.: HUME, David

HUME, David

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About this Item: Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition, second issue, of the famous book usually known as 'the second Enquiry'. Essentially a reworking of Book III of the Treatise, 'Of Morals', Hume composed it during the two years that he spent mostly at his brother’s home at Ninewells, beginning in 1749. Both issues came out in late November 1751. Hume is often quoted as saying that 'of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, [it is] incomparably the best' ('My Own Life'). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 8vo, with the half title, 12mo, [viii], 253, [3] pp., L3 a cancel, contemporary gilt-panelled calf, well rebacked and corners restored, B3 with a paper flaw, tiny stain in outer margin of last few leaves, no stamps or inscriptions, a very good copy. Seller Inventory # ABE-18556765986

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HUME, David.

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 80694

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uvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume. Traduites: HUME, David.

HUME, David.

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About this Item: London: 1788, 1788. 7 volumes bound in 5, octavo (160 x 98 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, triple rule gilt border to covers, spines elaborately decorated gilt, red and green morocco labels, yellow edges. Neat repair to head of spine of volume 1, small chip at foot, very occasional light spotting, one leaf with short closed tear; a very attractive set. Titles printed in red and black, woodcut vignette head- and tailpieces. Most 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 trans[lated] by Mlle. de la Chaux" in 1767 (Jessop). The other volumes contain the Treatise concerning Human Understanding (vol. I-II), Four Dissertations (vol. II), Dialogues concerning Natural Religion (vol. III), the essays on the passions, tragedy, and taste (vol. IV), Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals (vol. V), and Essays Moral and Political (vol. VI). The first collected edition in French was published in five volumes in 1758-60 (it was preceded by a German edition in four volumes in 1754-6; the first collected works in English, Hume's own edition, had appeared in 1753-6). Hume's works were quickly translated into French, reflecting the high regard in which he was held by a considerable number of French philosophes. Early enthusiasm more generally in France for Hume's writings had rested on his political and ethical thought (and later the History); the Political Discourses (1752) were acknowledged in the Bibliotèque raisonnée to be "greatly esteemed", and received two editions in French in 1754. But the irreligious tendency of his philosophical scepticism greatly affected Hume's reception in France, and even restricted scope for publication there. By 1761, all his works were included in the Index librorum prohibitorum. See Mossner, Life, p. 225ff. Chuo 29; Jessop, p. 11. Seller Inventory # 113403

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Hume (David)

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About this Item: Printed by William Bowyer for A. Miller, 1757. FIRST EDITION, the inking a little uneven in the early pages, minor browning, thumbing, a few spots, with the half-title and the Dedication, the usual cancels (C12, D1, K5-8 - stubs showing), typographical eror on p. 9, but that on p. 131 corrected, pp. [iv], vii, [3], 240, 12mo, contemporary calf, lacking lettering piece, slightly rubbed and worn, spine a little defective at either end, cracking to lower joint (but sound), contemporary signature of James MacIvor on fly-leaf (a further inscription sliced off the head) and half-title, later pencil marking in the margins. The publication of this volume is a tangled tale. 'Hume first suggested the volume to Andrew Millar in 1755, proposing essays on the natural history of religion, the passions, tragedy, and geometry and natural philosophy. The second of these derived from book 2 of the Treatise, and completed its abridgement; the fourth may have been a reworking of book 1, part 2. But it was dropped on the advice of Lord Stanhope, a mathematician; and Hume had proposed to replace it with two essays on suicide and on the immortality of the soul. Though 'Five dissertations' were printed in proof, Warburton's interference and Hume's "abundant prudence" led to their withdrawal, and Hume substituted another, on the standard of taste, to make up the final four dissertations. The most substantial of these was the "Natural history of religion". When it was first drafted is uncertain; it may have been contemporary with the still-unpublished Dialogues. It offered an experimental history of religious belief and practice, with a comparative analysis of the respective characteristics of polytheism and monotheism. Hume found that polytheism had not only preceded monotheism, but was much less dangerous, being less liable to join a philosophical enthusiasm to a religious superstition. This error he attributed specifically to the Stoics; but all theists were implicated. The only remedy, he concluded, was to set one species of superstition against another, "while we ourselves happily make our escape into the calm, though obscure, regions of philosophy"' (ODNB). This is not all. 'After publication Hume withdrew the dedication to John Home . but cancelled the withdrawal four days later: in the interval 800 copies were sold without it' (Jessop) (Jessop, pages 33-35; Chuo I, 45; Rothschild 1176; Todd, p. 200). Seller Inventory # 60141

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Lahore to Yarkand. Incidents of the Route: Henderson, George &

Henderson, George & Hume, Allen

Published by London L. Reeve & Co. 1873 (1873)

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From: John Randall (Books of Asia), ABA, ILAB (Rye, East Sussex, United Kingdom)

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About this Item: London L. Reeve & Co. 1873, 1873. pp.xvi, 370, 38 coloured lithographic plates, 26 heliotype illustrations, 3 plans, 2 in colour. A very good copy in original cloth, neatly rebacked, original spine laid down. An account of Forsyth's first mission to Yarkand by the Superintendent of the Botanical Gardens at Calcutta and the expedition's Medical Officer, with fine colour plates of the flora and fauna of the region. Seller Inventory # 19054

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