BERKELEY (GEORGE) A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. Part I [all published], FIRST EDITION, Dublin, Aaron Rhames, for Jeremy Pepyat, 1710

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BERKELEY (GEORGE)
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. Part I [all published], FIRST EDITION, Dublin, Aaron Rhames, for Jeremy Pepyat, 1710

Sold for £ 13,750 (US$ 17,416) inc. premium
BERKELEY (GEORGE)
A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge. Part I [all published], FIRST EDITION, title within 2-line rule border, light spotting, contemporary panelled sheep, rebacked [Keynes 5; Norman 196; PMM 176], 8vo (195 x 117mm.), Dublin, Aaron Rhames, for Jeremy Pepyat, 1710

Footnotes

  • "A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge (1710) is the classic exposition of... [Berkeley's] philosophy of immaterialism as an antidote to infidelity, prefaced with an influential essay in the philosophy of language" (ODNB), and in which he "maintained that no existence is conceivable or possible which is not conscious spirit or the ideas of which such a spirit is conscious" (PMM). The proposed second part was never published.

    Provenance: "Chester Augt. 20 1724", inscription on front free endpaper.
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