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Hume David
ESSAYS MORAL, AND POLITICAL
London Printed for A. Millar 1748. Very early printing, the third, corrected and with additions. The first with all the essays complete. 12mo, handsomely bound in contemporary full polished calf, the spine with five raised bands and a red morocco label lettered and ruled in gilt, board edges gilt hatched, page edges speckled in red. iv, 312 pp. A very handsome copy indeed, the binding is very well preserved and attractive, the text-block crisp and clean and just a touch mellowed by time. A VERY IMPORTANT WORK BY HUME, AND AN IMPORTANT EDITION. Earlier in 1748 three essays were published in a small volume published in London by Millar. That volume is noteworthy as the first of Hume’s works to bear his name and also as the beginning of his association with Andrew Millar as his chief London publisher. This edition of ESSAYS MORAL, AND POLITICAL was published shortly thereafter, with the three essays incorporated into the work. Hume thus cemented his relationship with Millar and associated his name with the essays of 1741 and 1742 as well. This edition includes all of those essays, and represents the last occasion that Hume used the title "Essays Moral, and Political". Included within the volume are such significant works as, "Liberty of the Press", "Of the First Principles of Government", "Of Avarice", "Of the Dignity of Human Nature", "Of Liberty and Despotism", "Of Eloquence" and many other classic essays. Millar would also be significant in bringing forward to the public Hume's great work entitled PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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