Sale 20BP02 | Lot 11

HUME, DAVID An Enquiry concerning the principles of Morals.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
HUME, DAVID  An Enquiry concerning the principles of Morals.

Lot Details

Lot 11
HUME, DAVID An Enquiry concerning the principles of Morals.
London: A. Millar, 1751. First edition, first state, with L3 uncancelled (catchword "that" on recto). Early quarter calf, marbled sides. 6 1/2 x 4 inches (16.5 x 10 cm); [4] ff., including half-title and errata, 253 pp., 3 pp. ads. ; A^(4) B-L^(12) M^(8). Spine worn, lacking label, partially stripped, boards holding on cords, E11 and 12 very slightly proud of the text-block, clean marginal tear in K1-2 just entering text. Generally clean internally.
This was intended to complement Book III of Hume's Treatise of Human Understanding, and Hume considered it to be "incomparably the best" of all his writings. Jessop p. 22; Rothschild 1175.


Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $2,875 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
Sold for $2,875 (includes buyer's premium)

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