1727 Works of John Locke Human Understanding Philosophy 3v FOLIO Edward Finch

LOCKE, John

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An extremely rare and valuable 1727 printing of the complete works of John Locke. Published in three volumes, this set includes his most important works such as ‘Essay Concerning Human Understanding’ and ‘Thoughts Concerning Education’.

 

‘An Essay Concerning Human Understanding’ is one of John Locke’s most important and well-known works. First appearing in 1689, this landmark work covers the foundation of human knowledge in which he describes what would become the term ‘tabula rasa’ – birth of a blank slate. Written in four separate sections, each book contains a substantial focus such as philosophical knowledge is gained and not innate, or the importance of words, or discovering the limit of human knowledge.

 

According to the ‘Printing and the Mind of Man’,

“Locke’s first task was to ascertain ‘the original certainty and extent of human knowledge’ and, excluding ‘the physical consideration of the mind, to show how far it can comprehend the universe’. His conclusion is that though knowledge must necessarily fall short of complete comprehension, it can at least be ‘sufficient’; enough to convince us that we are not at the mercy of pure chance, and to some extent control our own destiny

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1727 Works of John Locke Human Understanding Philosophy 3v FOLIO Edward Finch

 

An extremely rare and valuable 1727 printing of the complete works of John Locke. Published in three volumes, this set includes his most important works such as ‘Essay Concerning Human Understanding’ and ‘Thoughts Concerning Education’.

 

‘An Essay Concerning Human Understanding’ is one of John Locke’s most important and well-known works. First appearing in 1689, this landmark work covers the foundation of human knowledge in which he describes what would become the term ‘tabula rasa’ – birth of a blank slate. Written in four separate sections, each book contains a substantial focus such as philosophical knowledge is gained and not innate, or the importance of words, or discovering the limit of human knowledge.

 

According to the ‘Printing and the Mind of Man’,

“Locke’s first task was to ascertain ‘the original certainty and extent of human knowledge’ and, excluding ‘the physical consideration of the mind, to show how far it can comprehend the universe’. His conclusion is that though knowledge must necessarily fall short of complete comprehension, it can at least be ‘sufficient’; enough to convince us that we are not at the mercy of pure chance, and to some extent control our own destiny

 

Item number: #8329

Price: $1500

 

LOCKE, John

 

The works of John Locke. In three volumes.

 

London: Printed for Arthur Bettesworth; Edmund Parker; John Pemberton; and Edward Symon, 1727. Third edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
    • I – [6], xxviii, 575, [17]
      • An essay concerning human understanding. In four books
      • A letter to the Right Reverend Edward Lord Bishop of Worcester, concerning some passages relating to “Mr. Locke’s essay of human understanding”, in a late discourse of his Lordship’s, in vindication of the Trinity
      • Locke’s reply to the Right Reverend the Bishop of Worcester’s answer to his letter
      • Locke’s reply to the Bishop of Worcester’s answer to his second letter
    • II – [2], 671, [13]
      • Some considerations of the consequences of lowering of interest and raising the value of money. In a letter sent to a member of parliament, 1691
      • Short observations on a printed paper, entitled, “For encouraging the coining silver money in England, and after for keeping it here”
      • Further observations concerning raising the value of money. Wherein Mr. Lowndes’s arguments for it, in his late report concerning “An essay for the amendment of the silver coin” are particularly examined
      • Two treaties of government. In the former, the false principles and foundation of Sir Robert Filmer, and his followers, are detected and overthrow. The latter is an essay concerning the true original, extent, and end of civil government
      • A letter concerning toleration
      • A second letter concerning Toleration
      • A third letter for toleration: to the author of the third letter concerning toleration
      • The reasonableness of Christianity, as deliver’d in the Scriptures
      • A vindication of “The reasonableness of Christianity”, from Mr. Edwards’s reflections
      • A second vindication of “The reasonableness of Christianity”
    • III – [6], 668, [16]
      • Some thoughts concerning education
      • An essay for the understanding St. Paul’s Epistles, by consulting St Paul himself
      • A paraphrase and notes on the Epistle of St Paul to the Galatians
      • A paraphrase and notes on the Epistle of St Paul’s first and second Epistle to the Corinthians
      • A paraphrase and notes on his Epistle to the Romans
      • A paraphrase and notes on his Epistle to the Ephesians
      • Posthumous works. I: Of the conduct of the understanding. II: an examination of P. Malebranche’s opinion, of seeing all things in God. III: a discourse of miracle. IV: part of a fourth letter for toleration. V: memoirs relating to the life of Anthony first earl of Shaftesbury. VI: his new method of a common-place-book, written originally in French, and now translated into English. VII: familiar letters between Mr. Locke and several of his friends.
    • References: Printing and the Mind of Man 164;
    • Provenance: Armorial Bookplate; Signature
      • Ed: Finch Dan: Comitis de Winchilsea & Nottingham Filuis natu Minimus
      • Finch, Aug. 27, 1736
        • Edward Finch-Hatton (1697 – 1771) of Kirby Hall, near Rockingham, Northamptonshire, was a British diplomat and politician who sat in the House of Commons for 41 years from 1727 to 1768.
      • Language: English
      • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
      • Size: ~12.5in X 8.75in (32cm x 22cm)
      • Extremely rare and desirable in this large folio format with auction records and price comparisons as high as $5,000

 

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8329

Categories

Philosophy

Other

Authors

LOCKE, John

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete