Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind; To Which Are Prefixed, an Essay on Quantity, and an Analysis of Aristotle's Logic. D. D. F. R. S. Edin Reid, Thomas.
Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind; To Which Are Prefixed, an Essay on Quantity, and an Analysis of Aristotle's Logic
Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind; To Which Are Prefixed, an Essay on Quantity, and an Analysis of Aristotle's Logic

Essays on the Powers of the Human Mind; To Which Are Prefixed, an Essay on Quantity, and an Analysis of Aristotle's Logic

Edinburgh: Bell & Bradfute, 1812. Light brown half calf; calf corners; banded with contrasting dark brown labels and gilt; marbled covers. Complete in three volumes, octavo (21.5 x 14cm). Light brown half calf; calf corners; banded with contrasting dark brown labels and gilt; marbled covers, edges and endpapers.

Volume one: [2, blank], (vii), [1, blank], (cxviii), (xiv), [1], 21-496 [2, blank] pp (i.e. 620 pp., pp.1-20 omitted). Corners bruised and worn; edges worn; covers rubbed with a small cluster of insect holes on back; gilt on spine is very bright; spine chipped with some creasing to bands and a 4cm scratch; previous pricing in pencil on first free endpaper, "3 vols 22/6 (with a line through) 10/6 6/- 3 vols 124;" spotting throughout, otherwise a solidly bound copy in very good condition.

Volume two: [2, blank], (v), [3], 536, [2, blank] pp. Corners bumped and worn; edges worn; covers rubbed, worn and chipped with a 1 x 0.5 cm insect damage mark; spine bruised at the bottom; chip to the top front hinge and an 8cm crack to the back hinge at the top; light creasing and rubbing to bands but with bright gilt; ribbon bookmark has torn off at top; spotting throughout, otherwise a solidly bound copy in good condition.

Volume three: [2, blank], (i-v, v), [2], 594 [2, blank] (i.e. 606 pp., page v repeated). Corners bumped and worn; edges worn; covers rubbed with front cover significantly worn; spine very damaged but pages are still very tightly held together; 10cm crack to front bottom hinge; 4cm crack to front top hinge; 4.5cm crack to top back hinge; bottom back hinge chipped; light creasing and rubbing to bands but with bright gilt; ribbon bookmark has torn off at top; spotting throughout, overall a good copy. Good. Item #815

Thomas Reid D. D. F. R. S. Edin was a Scottish philosopher who was influential during the Scottish Enlightenment. He helped to found both the Scottish School of Common Sense and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This work was originally published separately as "Essays on the Intellectual Powers of Man" in 1785 and "Essays on the Active Powers of the Human Mind" in 1788 but is here presented as a complete three volume set.

Price: $300.00

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