Printed 1750 In Folio: The First Collected Edition Of Thomas Hobbes For Sale
PRINTED 1750 IN FOLIO: THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF THOMAS HOBBES- INCLUDING LEVIATHAN
"The most original political philosopher of his time” (PMM)The Book:
Hobbes, Thomas. The moral and political works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury. : Never before collected together. To which is prefixed, the author's life, extracted from that said to be written by himself, as also from the supplement to the said life by Dr. Blackbourne ; and farther illustrated by the editor, with historical and critical remarks on his writing and opinions. London : Printed in the Year, 1750. Incomplete: Lacking the engraved full-page portrait of Hobbes and re-engraved Leviathan frontispiece dated 1651. Collation: [i]-xxviii p (lacking two leaves. i.e. pgs. i-iv)., 1 leaf, [i]-ii, -697  p., 1 leaf . FOLIO, 36 cm., Early calf, worn and scuffed with notable wear to hinges, spine and boards. Title chipped and worn and tight at inner margin. Internally, toned with some foxing and a bit dry. A slightly incomplete, but not altogether unacceptable copy of the scarce FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF HOBBES. Contents: The life of Thomas Hobbes.--Human nature.--De corpore politico.--Leviathan.--Answer to a book published by Dr. Bramhall.--An historical narration concerning heresy.--Of liberty and necessity.--Behemoth.--A dialogue between a philosopher and a student of the common laws.--Of the life and history of Thucydides.--A letter concerning Sir William D'Avenant's preface before Gondibert.--Concerning the virtues of an heroic poem.--The wonders of the peak in Derbyshire.--Considerations upon the reputation ... of Thomas Hobbes.
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