Philosophical Essays Concerning Human Understanding. [HUME David] 1711-1776 Publisher: A. Millar Publish Year: 1748 Publish Place: London: opposite Katharine-Street, in the Strand. Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006329 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £5,750.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information VG, 1st edition, 1748. In modern full dark calf (to style), gilt edge tooling. Spine, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt titles to red morocco label. Internally, , (iii-iv) contents, 256 pp, woodcut to titlepage, some light offsetting, lacks the 2 leaves of adverts, new (old) endpaper, small paper repair to upper tip of titlepage, small binders label to epd. (Folio, 97*166 mm). (ESTC T4022. Beauchamp p36. Alibone 915). Often known as "An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding". There were possibly as many as 750 copies published. And would be printed again in 1750 & 1751. Around 1740, after the publication of his Treatise, Hume began writing a series of shorter essays on specific economic, political, literary and philosophical topics. These were not published in literary journals or reviews, but rather in a series of essay collections. Over the course of his lifetime, Hume revised and corrected the essays and assembled new collections, combining prior collections, sometimes changing titles, adding more essays and sometimes withdrawing others.