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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)

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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)

by Locke, John

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  • hardcover
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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 .

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
Round Table Books, LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
18190
Title
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)
Author
Locke, John
Format/binding
Leather
Book condition
Used - Near Fine with no dust jacket
Edition
Reprint. 1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Mundell & Son; and J. Mundell
Place of Publication
Edinburgh
Date published
1798
Keywords
Philosophy, Locke, Empiricism;, Psychology;
Bookseller catalogs
Philosophy & Social Sciences;
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Round Table Books, LLC lists rare, beautiful and interesting books. All books are described accurately, packed carefully and shipped promptly. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Any book may be returned within 30 days of receipt for a full refund.

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calf
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding.  Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat...[more]
reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
rebacked
having had the material covering the spine replaced. ...[more]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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