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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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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 23468

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Autograph letter, signed, to Madame Octavie Belot,: HUME, David

HUME, David

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Item Description: No Binding. Book Condition: Very Good. One page, 125 x 170 mm, verso of integral second page with an address panel in Hume's hand and the original wax seal, approx. 150 words in clearly legible brown ink, the paper professionally cleaned and backed with acid-free tissue, general condition very good. This 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. Not published in either 'The Letters of David Hume', ed. Greig (1932) or 'New Letters of David Hume', eds Klibansky and Mossner (1954). 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; this first 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. Madame Belot's translation work was much criticised as incompetent, but Hume evidently 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). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1473098649387

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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

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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 A. Millar, London (1748)

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Item Description: A. Millar, London, 1748. FIRST EDITION. 1 blank leaf + TP + iii-iv = Contents + 1-256 + [257]-[260] = publisher's advertisements, 12mo., First Edition. The rare first edition of the book that is better known under the title used for its 1758 reprint (and ever since): An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. This is the book that the Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy have called "one of Hume's most important philosophical works, and one of the greatest works in Western philosophy."David Hume published his first book, A Treatise on Human Nature in 1738 and 1740, and it caused some controversy, but the controversy was about Hume alleged skepticism and the harmful effects that his theories would have upon religion rather than on the ideas themselves. The Treatise did not get the serious attention that its author expected and he later claimed that it 'fell stillborn from the press.' The Philosophical Essay was Hume's reworking and repackaging of the ideas found in Book I of his Treatise. It was an explicit attempt to arouse proper understanding of the radical nature of his ideas. He did so by restating, streamlining and simplifying some of the more difficult propositions in that earlier work. The book also directly addressed the charges of skepticism and atheism which had been leveled against him by those who did read the Treatise. Hume added new material to the book that directly dealt with the charge of skepticism, but it did little to allay the worries and fears of his contemporaries. They just could not see beyond the limitation of their own entrenched views. Even worse, Hume included here a new chapter "On Miracles" which only further enflamed the controversy surrounding his rejection of traditional religious belief and understanding. The book is Hume's definitive statement in support of reasoning from experience (and its limitations), and against the "sophistry and illusion" of religiously inspired philosophical fantasies. The Essay investigates the origin and processes of human thought and reaches the stark conclusion that we can have no ultimate understanding of the physical world, or even of our own minds. In either sphere we must depend on instinctive learning from experience, recognizing our animal nature and the limits of reason. Hume's calm and open-minded skepticism thus aims to provide a new basis for science, liberating us from the "superstition" of false metaphysics and religion.It has been said that the deep and profound significance of Hume's attack on the limitations of experience as a basis for metaphysics and philosophy was only truly understood by two people: namely Thomas Reid who responded with his creation of Scottish Common Sense Philosophy and Immanuel Kant whose groundbreaking and ground-shattering "Critique of Pure Reason" was published in 1781. This is, in fact, the book that Immanuel Kant claimed was responsible for waking him from his "dogmatic slumbers" - and thereby launching his career as one of the towering figures in Western Philosophy.Hume's reputation as a skeptic and an atheist was responsible for his being unable to obtain an academic position anywhere in Britain - something his friend Adam Smith has predicted when he warned Hume against publishing the more anti-religious additions to this book. Hume subsequently took a job as secretary to a noble house and, over the years, turned his attentions more towards history, a career for which he finally got the literary acclaim that he so desired. His six volume History of England was a popular success, but it was exactly this work and its success that resulted in Hume being drawn farther and farther from the realms of revolutionary philosophical thought. Recent 18th-century-styled full calf binding over the original boards. The spine with five raised bands and gilt decorations E.H.M. March 1929"). The title page is lightly foxed. Overall, a very pretty copy of this immensely important work in the history of Western Philosophy. ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 966

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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, 235-239). ". Bookseller Inventory # 104428

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

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

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 134294

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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects.: HUME, David.

HUME, David.

Published by London: for A. Millar; and A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, at Edinburgh, 1753 (1753)

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Item Description: London: for A. Millar; and A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, at Edinburgh, 1753, 1753. 4 volumes, duodecimo (163 × 100 mm). Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt double-rule border to covers, spines ruled gilt, contrasting morocco labels. Joints lightly rubbed and partly cracked but sound, spine ends and corners a little worn, split to leather on front cover of volume one, first and last leaves with offset from the leather turn ins, some occasional spotting and the odd pencil note; a fine set. First collected edition of Hume's Essays. It was with this publication, Andrew Millar's initiative, that Hume achieved wide commercial success. The effect of this edition was to make his philosophy available "in a format which for the first time was both accessible and calculated to encourage sales" (Oxford DNB). Sets of the Essays and treatises are invariably composed of varying Todd issues, which "involves the resetting of all separate volumes previously issued, the reissue of the earlier volumes with cancel titles and, where the cancels were not prepared in sufficient numbers, the further reissue of certain volumes with original titles still intact" (Todd). This quite unsophisticated set consists of Todd's earliest issue of each volume with the exception of volume III. A former owner has made pencil notes to the margins concerning the bibliographical points mentioned by Todd. The set comprises: I. Essays moral and political. The fourth edition corrected, with additions. II. Philosophical essays concerning human understanding. The second edition, with additions and corrections. III. An enquiry concerning the principles of morals. A reissue of the first edition sheets, with a cancel title page. IV. Political discourses. The second edition. Chuo I.A.1; Fieser 12; Jessop p. 5; Todd, pp. 194-6. Bookseller Inventory # 113431

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

HUME, David.

Published by Amsterdam: Chez J. Schreuder & Pierre Mortier le Jeune, 1754-57 (1754)

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Item Description: 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. 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 tail pieces and initials. Ownership inscription U. Celsing (slightly trimmed) at foot of first title. 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. Bookseller Inventory # 113450

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HUME David

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Item Description: 1757. First Edition. HUME, David. Four Dissertations. I. The Natural History of Religion. II. Of the Passions. III. Of Tragedy. IV. Of the Standard of Taste. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1757. 12mo, contemporary full brown speckled calf gilt sympathetically rebacked, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $3800.First edition of this collection of four essays, including the first appearance of Hume’s Natural History of Religion, with scarce half title and dedication pages present.This classic volume includes the first appearance in print of Hume’s important The Natural History of Religion and his only works in the field of aesthetics, Of Tragedy and Of the Standard of Taste. "In The Natural History of Religion, Hume maintained that there is no evidence of any specific instinct for religious belief. Some races have no religion. In all known cases the earliest religions were polytheistic and idolatrous, with no notion whatever of an intelligent cause of the whole frame of nature. They were as truly atheistic as would be the beliefs of a contemporary person who acknowledged the existence of elves and fairies but denied the existence of God" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy), an argument which lead to Hume himself being accused of atheism. "After publication Hume withdrew the dedication ‘To the Reverend Mr. Hume, Author of Douglas, a Tragedy,’ but cancelled the withdrawal four days later, 800 copies having been sold without it. He never reprinted it The fourth ‘Dissertation’ originally proposed by Hume was to have been Some Considerations previous to Geometry and Natural Philosophy; this he withdrew and substituted two, Of Suicide and Of the Immortality of the Soul. These two reached the proof stage before being withdrawn and replaced by Of the Standard of Taste" (Rothschild 1176). First edition, early state, with cancel leaves C12 and D1, as in all copies (Todd, 200); with uncorrected "ative" as the first word on page 9 and corrected "lancing" as the first word on page 131. With half title and scarce dedication pages. Fly title to the first dissertation bound after the title page. Jessop, 33-5. Todd, 200. Rothschild 1176. Early owner signature to title page.Occasional scattered light foxing to interior; expected age wear to contemporary calf boards. A handsome copy of this landmark philosophical work. Bookseller Inventory # 86359

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

Henderson, George and Allan O. Hume

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Item Description: L. Reeve & Co., London, 1873. Half Leather - Hardbound. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 030543

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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

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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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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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An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals.: HUME, David.

HUME, David.

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Item Description: London: for A. Millar, 1751, 1751. Duodecimo (162 x 96 mm). Contemporary calf, rebacked, double gilt rule border to covers, spine ruled gilt in compartments, red morocco label, sprinkled edges, new endpapers. Corners lightly rubbed. Contents and errata leaves trimmed slightly shorter, errata corrected in a contemporary hand; a very good copy. Contemporary bookplate of Thomas Philip Earl de Grey of Wrest Park. With half-title, errata and final advert leaf, leaf L3 in cancelled state. First Edition, second issue with the additional paragraph at the end of Appendix II, of Hume's seminal essay, a reworking of part III of his Treatise of Human Nature. "No work, it seems, gave Hume himself more pleasure: 'in my own opinion (who ought not to judge on that subject), [it] is of all my writings, historical, philosophical, or literary, incomparably the best' ('My own life', in Essays, xxxvi). Instead of abridging the Treatise, he redesigned his treatment of morals to concentrate on the virtues of benevolence and justice, and on the argument that the standard of moral judgement is to be found in the principles of utility and agreeableness" (ODNB). Jessop, p. 22; Todd, pp. 193–4 (b). Bookseller Inventory # 111393

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HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias George.

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 75877

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

HUME, David.

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Item Description: London: no printer, 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, edges stained yellow. Neat repair to head of spine of volume one, 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 chapter openings and endings. Third, enlarged edition of the second French collected works of Hume, first published in 1759-64; this is the most complete edition, which includes Hume's writings on economics. "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. Bookseller Inventory # 113403

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An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals.: HUME, David

HUME, David

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Item Description: Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-18556765986

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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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HUME, D.; T. SMOLLETT; Rev. T. S. HUGHES.

Published by London: T. Cadell, C. J. G. and F. Rivington [& 38 others in London]; J. Robinson, Liverpool [and] A. Valpy, 1830-6 (1830)

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Item Description: London: T. Cadell, C. J. G. and F. Rivington [& 38 others in London]; J. Robinson, Liverpool [and] A. Valpy, 1830-6, 1830. Octavo, 17 volumes (214 × 136 mm). Finely bound by Hering in contemporary tan calf, black morocco labels, elaborate decoration to spines gilt in compartments separated by raised bands, rules gilt to boards with cornerpieces, marbled endpapers and edges. Owner's library stamp in blind to bottom front blanks, some occasional light foxing and browning, an excellent set. Engraved portraits. A handsomely bound library set. Hume's history was first published in 1754-62, Smollett's continuation in 1758 and Hughes' continuation in 1834. Bookseller Inventory # 113465

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HENDERSON, GEORGE & ALLAN, O. HUME,

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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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Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First editions of the first four volumes (Chuo 47, 1-4), with the final two volumes in second edition (not in Chuo). 'Hume published his History in reverse chronological order, beginning with the Stuart monarchs (1754, 1757), moving to the House of Tudor (1759), and ending with the earlier periods (1762). The retrograde appearance of the volumes itself became a matter of discussion for several critics. Once finished, the volumes were republished as complete sets in the proper chronological order. Hume intended to continue his History past the period of the Restoration, but his plans were never fulfilled. He initially hesitated for fear that the "prejudices" against his former volumes had not yet subsided (Hume to Andrew Miller, January 14, 1765)' (James Fieser, Early Responses to Hume’s History of England, Thoemmes Press 2003, xiv). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 6 volumes, 4to, with the half titles, viii, 424; viii, 446, [1]; viii, 402; iv, 403-739, [1]; viii, 464; [ii], v, 457 pp., uniform contemporary calf with contrasting labels (numbered in chronological order rather than order of publication), title labels renewed, some scrapes to covers and wear at spine ends, front joint of first volume cracked but holding, some other joints beginning to split at ends, armorial bookplates of John White, occasional light browning and spotting, altogether a very good set. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16449652076

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HUME, David.

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Item Description: London: Printed for R. Scholey & B. Crosby and Co., 1808–10, 1808. 10 volumes, octavo. Contemporary diced calf, maroon morocco double labels, elaborate tooling to spines gilt and in blind, flat bands, roll to boards, marbled endpapers, sprinkled edges. Bookplate to front pastedowns, some light offsetting, minor surface loss to a couple of boards, a handsome set and overall in excellent condition. With numerous engravings. An excellent early 19th century edition in a fine Regency binding. Bookseller Inventory # 43159

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

HUME, David

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Item Description: London: Millar., 1763. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 8 volume set, 8 inches tall. A beautifully bound set of this great 18th century history. Almost certainly bound in France with gilt raised bands, twin labels and charming floral gilt tooling to the panels. With the bookplate of the Biblioteque de Champvieux. Superb mottled boards. Slight rubbing and very minor cracking to 2 boards but still a firm and tight set. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1479134585292

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David Humes Untersuchung über den menschlichen Verstand,: HUME, David

Item Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First edition of Tennemann's translation of Hume's Enquiry. The first German translation of Hume's Enquiry concerning Human Understanding (by J.G. Sulzer) appeared in 1755 as Part Two of his Vermischte Schriften. This second translation is by Wilhelm Gottlieb Tenneman (1761-1819), author of the well known 10-volume history of philosophy. In his foreword Tennemann notes two reasons for the new translation: first, the centrality of Hume's philosophy in the Kantian revolution, and second, the many deficiencies of Sulzer's version. The book also has a fifty-page essay on scepticism by Kant's highly influential follower Karl Leonhard Reinhold: 'In fact it became customary during this time to speak of the Kant-Reinholdian philosophy' (Manfred Kuehn, Kant: a biography, CUP 2001, p. 351). PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Small 8vo, xii, lii, 380 pp., contemporary speckled boards, rubbed and with wear particularly at one corner, two small faint pencil inscriptions on title-page, otherwise internally clean, uniform browning and occasional spots, no library stamps, a good copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15358912569

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The Man with a Secret [3 vols]: HUME, FERGUS

HUME, FERGUS

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Item Description: F.V. White & Co, London, 1890. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Slipcase. First Edition. Original blue blind-stamped cloth with orange lettering to the front boards; gilt lettering to the spines. Some light shelfwear to the cloth at the outer extremities; pages a little browned with some pages showing light creasing, some foxing to the pages and the outer pages. Housed in a custom red cloth, clamshell box with gilt-stamped title to spine, made by Sangorski & Sutcliffe Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 12831

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Nisbet, Hume

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Item Description: F. V. White & Co., London, 1894. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i] ii [iii-iv] [1] 2-314 [315: blank] [316: printer's imprint] [note: frontispiece and title leaf are an inserted conjugate leaf], frontispiece and vignette title page illustration by Nisbet, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in orange, spine panel stamped in orange and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in orange on rear panel, top edge untrimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green. First edition. Nisbet "wrote many short horror tales concerning malignant influences from the other world, 'more awful in their consequences to poor humanity than were the life-sucking vampires of olden times.' The best of Nisbet's horror stories are 'The Haunted Station,' 'The Phantom Model,' 'Delphine,' 'Marie St. Pierre,' and 'The Demon Spell' (with a Jack the Ripper theme). These can all be found in his collection THE HAUNTED STATION (1894)." - Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural. pp. 301-02. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 690. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 16 (misspelling the author's name "Nesbet" and mis-dating the book 1893). Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 61. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 381. Bleiler (1978), p. 148. Reginald 10693. Wolff 5114. Miller, p. 636. Slight spine lean (a fault common to this book), free endpapers darkened with some offset on recto of frontispiece and verso of last leaf, small patch in to bottom right corner of front free endpaper, W. H. Smith blind stamp on upper front free endpaper, a very good copy. A scarce book. (#154589). Bookseller Inventory # 154589

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