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The History of England

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Complete six volume set of The History of England by David Hume.

Octavo, [six volumes]. Publisher’s original brown cloth, decorative border stamped in blind to covers. Title in gilt on spines with embellishments stamped in blind. Stated “A New Edition” on title page, including “the author’s last corrections and improvements.” No additional printings listed on copyright pages. Solid text blocks, light wear at gutters. Dust remnants to top edges, bumped corners, a touch of sunning to spines. A few ink marks to text block edges of Volume II. Frontispiece portrait with tissue cover in Volume I. Scarce seen complete in this edition.

David Hume (1711-1776) was a Scottish philosopher and historian who created an influential system of empiricism and naturalism. Hume is frequently listed among other Empiricist philosophers, including John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Francis Bacon, and he influenced later thinkers like Immanuel Kant. Hume’s work on The History of England was greatly impacted by his Scottish background, offering an objectivity unavailable to British historians at the time.

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Little, Brown and Company


First Edition Thus

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David Hume