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An Essay concerning Human Understanding.

by LOCKE, John

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Thomas Tegg, et al, London., 1823. New edition. Octavo. Three volumes. pp lxviii, 301; xvi, 397; xii, 380. Folding chart "An Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas in his essay on human understanding". Handsome period binding of full calf with raised bands, ornate gilt decorated spine, with a gilt diamond-shaped design within ornate gilt border on all covers, inner and outer gilt dentelles. Marbled endpapers and edges. Prelims just a little spotted. Very good indeed. A handsome set.

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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.
Author
LOCKE, John
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Thomas Tegg, et al, London.
Date published
1823
Keywords
philosophy
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