First Publication of Locke's Work
John Locke. Posthumous Works...Viz. I, Of the Conduct
of the Understanding. II, An Examination of P. Malebranche's
Opinion of Seeing all things in God. III. A Discourse of Miracles.
IV. Part of a Fourth Letter for Toleration. V. Memoirs relating to
the Life of Anthony first Earl of Shaftsbury. To which is added,
VI, His New Method of a Common-Place-Book... London:
W.[illiam] B.[owyer] for A.[nshawm] and J.[ohn Churchill], 1706.
First edition. Octavo. A2, B-Y8. , 336 pages. Nineteenth century
half calf over cloth, spine banded, decorated in blind, title-label
lightly chipped, edges red, marbled endpapers, previous owner's ink
stamp on front fly-leaf, foxing, title page and following leaf
slightly shaved, text block has small margins and may have been
trimmed, otherwise a crisp copy. From the Krown & Spellman
"Of the Conduct of the Understanding"
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"The Conduct was written as part of 'some additions to my book [the Essay], against the next edition, and within these few days have fallen upon a subject that I know not how far it will lead me...but the matter, the farther I go, opens the more upon me, and I cannot yet get sight of any end of it. The title of the chapter will be Of the 'Conduct of the Understanding', which, if I shall pursue, as far as I imagine it will reach, and as it deserves, will, I conclude, make the largest chapter of my Essay...' Locke did not complete his revisions or incorporate it in the Essay. In this collection is its first published appearance." - Yolton.
ESTC t148785. Pforzheimer 609. Yolton 299. Attig 724. Chistophersen 12.
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