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HUME, DAVID] -

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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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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Item Description: 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. Bookseller 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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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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David Hume über die menschliche Natur, aus: HUME, David

Item Description: Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1487847365581

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

David Hume

Published by ONT> (1793)

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

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Hume, David

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

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Item Description: 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. Bookseller Inventory # 31019

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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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HUME David

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

Item Description: Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1497523095420

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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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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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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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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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Item Description: St. Louis, Mo. : Students of Central High School, 1933, 1933. Hardcover. Book 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. Bookseller Inventory # 007297

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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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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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HUME, David.

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

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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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Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals: David Hume

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Item Description: 1751. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Hume, David, Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, A. Millar, 1751. 2nd issue, 12mo. Errata leaf, 1/2 title, 3 pages of ads at the end, L3 a cancel. Immaculate calf with raised bands, gilt spine, gilt-lined boards. Shipping: $20.00 domestic, $80.00 international. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1488583708069

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

Henderson, George & Hume, Allen

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

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Item Description: London L. Reeve & Co., 1873. 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. A very good copy in original cloth, neatly rebacked, original spine laid down. pp.xvi, 370, 38 coloured lithographic plates, 26 heliotype illustrations, 3 plans, 2 in colour. Bookseller Inventory # 19054

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Hume (David)

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Item Description: 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). Bookseller Inventory # 60141

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

HUME, David - Tobias Smollett

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

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HUME, DAVID

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Item Description: Printed for Adam Black and William Tait and Charles Tait, Edinburgh, 1826. Full Leather. Book Condition: Very Good-. First Collected Edition. 4 volumes, Pp. frontispiece portrait engraving, 1 text illustration, cxxix, 347; vii, 560; vi, 579; ix, 603. Uniformly bound in gilt-bordered tan calf with ornate gilt panelled spine, double spine labels, one in gilt-stamped red leather, the volume label in gilt embellished green leather with red leather inset, marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, ribbon bookmark, handsomely bound by Hayday. From the library of Thomas D. Murphy (1866-1928), art publisher and author, who became one of the largest manufacturers of art calendars and travel books, with his small personal library plate to upper corner of front pastedown in each volume. Offsetting to title-page from frontispiece, very mild unobtrusive foxing to prelims and endpages, covers gently rubbed, else a very good, square, tight set. Very handsome on the shelf. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 26026

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The History of England.: HUME, David &

HUME, David & SMOLLETT, Tobias

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Item Description: London: Cadell and Davies et al., 1812. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 13 volume set, 9 inches tall. A beautiful Regency full calf set with gilt raised bands, delicate gilt tooling to the panels and gilt and blind rolls framing the boards. Hume's History takes us from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the revolution of 1688 and is complete in 8 volumes. Smollett's History continues up to the death of King George The Second in 1760 and is complete in 5 volumes. A wonderful clean set. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1488290286176

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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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