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Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding By the Author of the Essays Moral and Political
London: Printed for A. Millar in the Strand, 1748., 1748. FIRST EDITION. Twelvemo, pp.iv; 256; [4], advertisements. Contemporary brown calf, gitl to spine with red title label, gilt rule to boards, edgese speckled red. Minor toning otherwise internally clean. Some browing to endpapers offset from leather turn-ins, Binding expertly rebacked with original laid down (most accomplished). This copy from the library of popular, mild-mannered British politician Denis Healey (1917-2015), Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974-9 (ownership signature to flyleaf -purchased directly from his estate). Published anonymously, this title is better known as 'An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding' and is a revision of Hume's earlier effort, 'A Treatise of Human Nature', with the addition of his notorious essay 'On Miracles'. The book has proven highly influential, and is widely regarded as a classic in modern philosophical literature.
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