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Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, 1694  

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An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding

Locke, John


Awnsham and John Churchil, and Samuel Manship



[40], 407, [13] pp. A2, [b]6, a-c4, B-3F4, 3G-3I2. Frontispiece engraved portrait by P. Vanderbanck after Sylvester Brounower. (Folio) 31.4x20.3 cm (12¼x8"), later half-morocco with pebbled cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Second Edition.

Locke's Essay on Human Understanding - the second, substantially revised edition. It is in this work that Locke (1632-1704) lays the foundations of British empiricism and the concept of the mind as a tabula rasa. Institutional bookplate with rubber stamps from the Newcastle upon Tyne Public Libraries scattered through the text. Institutional marks in ink on verso of title page.

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Light rubbing along joints and edges; hinges just starting, mild toning to endpapers, lightly foxed frontispiece repaired from reverse, occasional small tears, light foxing and soiling, slight wave to leaves; very good or better.

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