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An essay concerning human understanding
London: printed [by Elizabeth Holt] for Thomas Bassett, 1690. London: printed [by Elizabeth Holt] for Thomas Bassett. 1690. "First edition, second issue (the title page is a cancel without ""Eliz. Holt"" in the imprint); folio, pp. [12], 362, [22]; full contemporary paneled calf with a 20th century rebacking, gilt-lettered direct on spine; boards worn and rubbed, the binding sound, and preserving the original flyleaves front and back; a tall, crisp copy measuring 12¾"" x 7½"" (by comparison the Garden copy measured 11 5/8"" x 7 3/8""); with the early book label of Tho. Parne, and presumably his gift inscription to Geo. Reade, 1734; and another early owner's inscription at the top of the front pastedown, ""Fowler."" & & ""Other philosophers had reflected on and written about human knowledge ... But Locke was the first philosopher to devote his main work to an inquiry into human understanding, its scope and its limits. And we can say that the prominent place occupied in modern philosophy by the theory of knowledge is in large measure due to him"" (Copleston, History of Philosophy).& & Alston VII, 76; Wing L-2739; Grolier, English 100 (first issue), 36; Pforzheimer 600; PMM 164. "
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