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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [in 3 Volumes]

by LOCKE, JOHN

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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 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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Title
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding [in 3 Volumes]
Author
LOCKE, JOHN
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for Thomas Tegg, 73 Cheapside
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1832
Keywords
Philosophy
Size
Octavo
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