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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by  John Locke - Hardcover - 1819 - from Renaissance Books (SKU: 15108)

An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

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An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

by Locke, John

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  • hardcover
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Edinburgh: Printed for James Robertson, Macredie, Skelly et al.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1819. Hardcover. Boards worn at edges and corners. Rubbing and some dampstains to boards. A couple of preliminary leaves in Volume One detached and torn. Complete. ; "New Edition", complete in two volumes. 499; 428, [20] pages. Contemporary papered boards with early cloth over spines. Page dimensions: 224 x 138mm. ; 8vo .

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
Renaissance Books NZ (NZ)
Bookseller Inventory #
15108
Title
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
Author
Locke, John
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair with no dust jacket
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Printed for James Robertson, Macredie, Skelly et al.
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Date published
1819
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About Renaissance Books

We are located in Dunedin, in the South Island of New Zealand. We have in stock over 8,500 books. We are a general antiquarian and out-of-print home-based bookseller, with some particular specialty areas in English literature, Maori, Travel, Tibet, and New Zealand history.

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jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc....[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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