3 vols, 12mo, pp. I: viii, 480, II: vi, 427, [1 (blank)], III: vi, 476; with engraved frontispiece portrait included in pagination of vol. I; slight offsetting from frontispiece and a very few spots to early leaves, otherwise very good, clean and crisp throughout; attractively bound in contemporary green straight-grained morocco, borders filleted in gilt and blind, large gilt corner-pieces, spine gilt in compartments and lettered directly in gilt, all edges gilt; very light wear, nonetheless an excellent set.
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Essays on the powers of the human mind; to which are prefixed, an Essay on quantity, and an Analysis of Aristotle’s Logic. In three volumes.
A beautiful set of this small format edition of the principal philosophical works of the Scottish enlightenment philosopher Thomas Reid (1710–1796). The collection, which first appeared in this form in 1812, includes, besides Reid’s first major work, his works on the faculties of the mind, Intellectual (1785), and Active Powers of Man (1788), together with the essay On Quantity and the Analysis of Aristotle’s Logic. The Essay on Quantity appears here for the first time since its original publication in the Philosophical Transactions (1748), whilst the Analysis had appeared earlier only as part of Kames’ Sketches (1806 edition).
In addition to this edition and that of 1812, a further printing appeared, also in 1822, with Tullis at Cupar.
See Jessop, p.165, for the 1812 edition.
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