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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding: [Complete in Two Volumes]

by Locke, John

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  • hardcover
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Good [Textblock Very Good+].
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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.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
Lux Mentis, Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
6229
Title
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Author
Locke, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good [Textblock Very Good+].
Quantity available
1
Edition
Nineteenth Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for Longman, et al.
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1793
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gilt
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spine
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chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]
tail
The heel of the spine.
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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