1731 John Locke Essay Concerning Human Understanding Philosophy Tabula Rasa 2v
“Our Business here is not to know all things, but those which concern our conduct.”
― John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
‘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.
This rare 1731 edition feature a charming portrait frontispiece of Locke.
Item number: #2472
An essay concerning human understanding : in four books
London : Printed for Edmund Symon, 1731.
•Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 books in 2 volumes
oVol 1 – , [iv], , 372
oVol 2 – , 340, 
oEngraved frontispiece portrait of John Locke by Vertue from painting by Knetter
•Binding: Leather; tight & secure
oVol. I front board detached but present
oVol. II back board detached but present
•Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)
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