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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

Price: $750


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 – [4], [iv], [26], 372

oVol 2 – [16], 340, [28]

oEngraved frontispiece portrait of John Locke by Vertue from painting by Knetter

•Language: English

•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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1731 John Locke Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Estimate $499 - $1,000Apr 8, 2018
100 N Providence Rd
Ste 101
Columbia, MO 65203
United States
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