Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects. In Two Volumes. A New Edition.

  • Hume, David
  • London: Printed for A. Millar 1764
  • Fieser 12(b)3; ESTC T33492.


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2 vols. 8vo, pp. [iv], 556; [viii], 503, [1]. Contemporary calf, red morocco labels, spines divided by raised bands between gilt rules, edges sprinkled red. Tear to one page neatly repaired, last page of volume one dustsoiled, otherwise a little light spotting. Rebacked retaining most of original backstrips which are somewhat darkened, old leather a little scratched. Bookplates and ownership signatures of Hannah Dockray to endpapers dated 1845, ownership signature of Clifton Pearce to front flyleaves dated September 1940, a few pencil lines to margins.


The first two-volume edition following Hume's major renaming and re-ordering which led to the 1758 single-volume quarto. This became the standard text until his final revisions, published posthumously.

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