An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding
An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding

JOHN LOCKE, 1690

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An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding
John Locke, 1690
Locke, John. An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding. London: printed for Tho. Basset, and sold by Edw. Mory, 1690.

First edition, second state, with the cancel title showing both Basset and Mory on imprint. “Few books in the literature of philosophy have so widely represented the spirit of the age and country in which they appeared, or have so influenced opinion afterwards as Locke’s Essay concerning Human [sic] Understanding. The art of education, political thought, theology and philosophy, especially in Britain, France and America, long bore the stamp fo the Essay, or of reaction against it” (Grolier). Grolier English 36; Pforzheimer 600; PMM 164.

Folio (312 x 190 mm). Contemporary calf (rebacked). Custom half morocco box. Provenance: “I Alleyne” (supralibros) – Frederick Spiegelberg (1897-1994, comparative religion scholar; bookplate).

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