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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

By Locke, John




An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is one of John Locke's two most famous works, the other being his Second Treatise on Civil Government. First appearing in 1690, the essay concerns the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate (tabula rasa, although he did not use those actual words) filled later through experience.


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An essay concerning human understanding

Locke, John

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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AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

Locke, John

London, 1753. 2 Volumes originally published in 1689. In Four Books. Vol. 1- 372 pages containes Book I and Book II; drawing of Locke on frontispiece. Vol.2 - 340 pages contains Book III and Book IV. Previous owner's name-plate on front paste-down endpaper. Full brown leather, spine was restored. Both volumes are solid and tight, and a few pages show some marks. VG+/VG+.. Hard Cover. Very Good+.

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AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

Locke, John

London, 1753. 2 Volumes originally published in 1689. In Four Books. Vol. 1- 372 pages containes Book I and Book II; drawing of Locke on frontispiece. Vol.2 - 340 pages contains Book III and Book IV. Previous owner's name-plate on front paste-down endpaper. Full brown leather, spine was restored. Both volumes are solid and tight, and a few pages show some marks. VG+/VG+.. Hard Cover. Very Good+.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; with Thoughts on the Conduct of the Understanding Collated with Desmaizeaux's Edition, to which is Prefixed The Life of the Author (Three Volumes, Complete)

Locke, John

Edinburgh: Mundell & Son; and J. Mundell. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1798. Reprint. 1. Leather. Contemporary calf, rebacked, gilt lettering on burgundy and gilt labels on spines. First appearing in 1689 (although dated 1690), "An Essay Concerning Human Understanding" by John Locke concerns the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. He describes the mind at birth as a blank slate filled later through experience. The essay was one of the principal sources of empiricism in modern philosophy, and influenced many enlightenment philosophers, such as David Hume and George Berkeley.. Expertly rebacked, unmarked, tight, square and clean. A very attractive set. NEAR FINE.. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. liii, 271; xvi, 264; xiv, 308 pp .

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

John Locke

C. and J. Rivington, 1824. Hardcover. Very Good. COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION BOUND IN 3/4 LEATHER WITH MARBLED BOARDS, SIX COMPARTMENTS AND FIVE RIBS TO SPINES WITH BRIGHT GILT DETAILS AND TITLE. BINDING AND HINGES ARE VERY GOOD, MARBLED END PAPERS, PASTE DOWNS AND END PAGES, NO LOOSE OR MISSING PAGES, PAGES ARE BRIGHT AND CLEAN, WITHOUT MARKS AND VERY LITTLE FOXING. VERY LARGE FOLDOUT IN GREAT CONDITION. BOOKS MEASURE 8.5"x5.75". 194 YERS OLD. AN ATTRACTIVE SET IN GREAT CONDITION.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Locke, John

London, 1793. 19th edition. full calf. Excellent - bindings lightly rubbed, contents clean and bright. 8vo., 2 vol., Full marbled calf, black labels with gold lettering and trim, with the folded analysis table in volume I..

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Complete in 3 Volumes)

John Locke

Brattleboro, Vt. Printed by William Fessenden, 1806. Leather Bound. Very Good. Brattleboro, Vt. Printed by William Fessenden, for Thomas & Andrews, and John West, Boston, 1806. Complete in 3 volumes. 2nd American Edition. Mixed spine labels. 8vo. Fully bound in contemporary brown calf-skin leather. Embossed tooling to board ends on all volumes. AEG. Tight bindings and solid boards. All volumes in like condition. Minor shelf wear. Light bumping to corners. Rubbing to boards. Chipping, scuffing to head and tail of spines. Unmarked pages with minor toning, foxing throughout. Large fold-out at beginning of Volume 1.<br><br>A scarce edition of one of John Lockes most famous and influential collections. Well-preserved and in very good condition. Please feel free to view our photographs.<br><br>Ships daily.

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ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

LOCKE, John

1753. LOCKE, John. AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING. In Four Books. London, S. Birt et al., 1753. Octavo. Two volumes. xxx,372; xiv,340[28]pp. Fourteenth edition, complete in two volumes. Engraved frontispiece portrait by Vertue after Kneller, detached and torn at edges. Portions of flyleaves torn off; a few pages toned but on the whole clean within. Early speckled calf, raised bands to spine. Scuffed and worn at extremities; small losses to spine ends.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [in 3 Volumes]

LOCKE, JOHN

London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73 Cheapside, 1832. 3 volumes. Full calf decorated in blind, gilt decorated spine, all edges marbled. Pp. lxvii, [1]-301, includes "A Life of the Author" and a large folding chart; xvi, 397; xii, 380. Each volume contains a detailed "Contents". Armorial bookplate of "Archibald" with the motto Palma Non Sine Pulvere to front pastedown. Minor foxing throughout. Covers lightly soiled and very lightly rubbed, else very good, and handsome on the shelf. . Full Leather. Very Good. Octavo.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke)

John Locke

1975-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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John Locke

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Locke, John

London: Printed for J. Johnson, W.J. and J. Richardson, W. Otridge and Son, F.C. and J. Rivington, et. al, 1805. Twenty-first Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 2 vol., 510 pp.; 459 pp. Bound in mottled calf with board edges gauffered, spine decorated in fine gilt with a black morocco label on each volume's spine. The Twenty-First Edition, to which are now added An Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, on a large sheet , A Defence of Mr. Locke's Opinion Concerning Personal Identity, with an Appendix, A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding, Some Thoughts Concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman, Elements of Natural Philosophy, and A New Method of a Common-Place Book. Volumes collate as complete, with the collation matching what is called for in Yolton for the nineteenth and twentieth editions (published in 1793 and 1796 respectively), except for the printers marks. Yolton does not call for frontispieces in the volumes. Printed by Bye and Law, St. John's Square, Clerkenwell. Yolton 87, 89. A lovely set of Locke's magnum opus: an extraordinarily influential work in modern philosophy. A Very Good set with scattered light foxing and age toning, two small tears to the fold-out Analysis of Locke's View on Ideas, some rubbing and wear to the extremities (very minor loss to the label on volume two), and a tiny hole on the front board of volume one.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding - Complete and Unabridged in Two Volumes - COMPLETE TWO (2) VOLUME SET

Locke, John (collated And annotated By Fraser, Alexander Campbell)

Mineola, New York, U.S.A.: Dover. As New. 1959. Paperback. 0486205312 . *** FREE UPGRADE to Courier/Priority Shipping Upon Request ***ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY SALE – – *** IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT - AS NEW, THE TEXT BLOCK IS PRISTINE, CLEAN, UNMARKED, AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION - -- with a bonus offer .

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Great Books in Philosophy)

Locke, John

Prometheus Books. New. 1995. Paperback. 0879759178 . *** FREE UPGRADE to Courier/Priority Shipping Upon Request ***ALL PROCEEDS TO CHARITY SALE – – *** IN STOCK AND IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE FOR SHIPMENT - Flawless copy, brand new, pristine, never opened - 624 pages -- with a bonus offer .

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Locke, John

Boston: David Carlisle, for Thomas & Andrews [etc.]. Leather. Good/ No DJ. 3-Volume set;. First American from 20th London edition [1796]. All volumes show wear, some cracking of leather, soiling, corner bumps. All bindings are solid. Interiors are clean, but pages do show some browing. Front board of Vol 2 starting to come lose. Front board of Vol 3 is loose, but still attached. Vol 3 also has dampstains on frontpages up to title page and chipping at bottom of spine. Fold-out chart not present. . Good. 1803. First American.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Locke, John

Cummings & Hillard. Londons 1813. Orig. leather. Boards scuffed,rubbed and moderately scuffed, small dampstain. 8vo., 2 vol., Original brown leather bboards rebound to brown morocco spine, red labels. A good early 19th century copy..

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AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING.Two Volumes

Locke, John. Edited By Alexander Campbell Fraser

Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1894. Hard Cover. Near Fine. Octavo. First Oxford edition in TWO VOLUMES. 535, 495pp. With the bookplate of the world renowned Sanskrit scholar and humanitarian Daniel Henry Holmes Ingalls. Annotated by him in very neat pencil annotations on several pages in both volumes. Bound in original blue cloth, spines gilt. A very clean, handsome set.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Volumes I & II )

John Locke

London : Printed for H. Woodfall, A. Millar, J. Beecroft, J. and F. Rivington, J. Whiston [and 18 others in London],, 1768-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 2 volume set. 16th edition. Modern brown cloth, black leather spine label, new endpapers, portrait of Locke in Vol. I. Foxing, a few contemporary pen marks to Volume I. Early copy of Locke's most famous work on foundation of human knowledge and perception

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AN Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Meridian)

John Locke

1974-05-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

LOCKE, JOHN

London: C. Bathurst, et al., 1795. Three volumes; contemporary full calf; ownership signatures; some page staining; lacking the front blank in volume I; binding wear; a good or not so good set.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke)

John Locke

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An essay concerning human understanding

John Locke

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John Locke

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: With Thoughts On the Conduct of Understanding ; Collated With Desmaizeaux's Ed. to Which Is Prefixed the Life of the Author

John Locke

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Locke, John

London: Printed for Longman, et al., 1793. Nineteenth Edition. Hardcover. Good [Textblock Very Good+].. Light/moderate shelf/edge wear, chipping at tails, tips through, spine labels missing, large chips at head and tail of Vol. 1, spines dried/crackled, closed splits at hinges, barest hint of foxing at preliminaries, small closed tear at bottom of tab of large fold-out, else tight, bright and unmarred. Full brown tree leather, gilt decorative elements, large fold-out chart. 8vo. 510pp; 459pp plus np Index(es). Indexes to both volumes at the rear of Vol. 2. A presentable copy...a lovely set for rebacking/rebinding.

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Hackett Classics)

John Locke

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An essay concerning human understanding: collated and annotated, with prolegomena, biographical, critical and historical, by Alexander Campbell Fraser. Volume 1 of 2

John Locke

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

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AN ESSAY CONCERNING HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

LOCKE, John

William Baynes and Son, London, 1824. 8vo, 648pp. Good tight copy, rebound with new end papers, original leather boards and spine worn. Inscriptions on title page and numerous pencil markings in margins.. Complete, with notes, in one volume.

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An essay concerning human understanding; with thoughts on the conduct of the understanding. By John Locke, ... Collated with Desmaizeaux's edition. To ... the author. In three volumes. Volume 3 of 3

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An essay concerning human understanding; with thoughts on the conduct of the understanding. By John Locke, ... Collated with Desmaizeaux's edition. To ... the author. In three volumes. Volume 1 of 3

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An essay concerning human understanding: collated and annotated, with prolegomena, biographical, critical and historical, by Alexander Campbell Fraser. Volume 1 of 2

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An essay concerning human understanding; with thoughts on the conduct of the understanding. To which

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An essay concerning human understanding; with thoughts on the conduct of the understanding. By John Locke, ... Collated with Desmaizeaux's edition. To ... the author. In three volumes. Volume 2 of 3

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; With Thoughts on the Conduct of the Understanding. to Which Is Prefixed the Life of the Author; Volume 3

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: In Four Books Volume 1

John Locke

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An essay concerning human understanding; with thoughts on the conduct of the understanding. By John Locke, ... Collated with Desmaizeaux's edition. To ... the author. In three volumes. Volume 2 of 3

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An essay concerning human understanding; with the author's last additions and corrections. Complete in one vol., with notes and illustrations, and an analysis of Mr. Locke's doctrine of ideas

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An essay concerning human understanding; with thoughts on the conduct of the understanding. By John Locke, Esq. Collated with Desmaizeaux's edition. ... author. In three volumes. ... Volume 2 of 3

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: And A Treatise On The Conduct Of The Understanding...

John Locke

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: And, A Treatise On The Conduct Of The Understanding

Locke John 1632-1704

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: With Thoughts On the Conduct of the Understanding

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: In Four Books : In Three Volumes, Volume 2

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An essay concerning human understanding; with thoughts on the conduct of the understanding. To which

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