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    The Scarce Second Book in English on Kant's Philosophy

    [Immanuel Kant, subject]. James Sigismund Beck. The Principles of Critical Philosophy, Selected from the Works of Emmanuel [sic] Kant... Translated from the German by an Auditor of the Latter. London: Sold by J. Johnson, W. Richardson..., 1797. First edition of only the second book about Kant's philosophy to appear in English (the first book in English appeared only the year before). Octavo. lxxx, 454, [2, ads] pages. In the original paper-backed blue drab boards. Spine chipped, showing signatures and cords, manuscript spine title still present, some wear and soiling to boards, joints cracking, intermittent foxing and soiling throughout, bookplate of the Brown-Lindsay Library. Overall, a very good copy of this exceedingly scarce title.

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    This is an important early introduction to Kant's philosophy. It is considered to be far superior to many similar efforts done at this period. This book was published nearly forty years before Kant's masterwork, Critick of Pure Reason, appeared in English (1838).

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