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Saggi filosofici sull' umano intelleto

Author David Hume
Title Saggi filosofici sull' umano intelleto
Imprint Pavia: Pietro Bizzoni
Date of Publication 1820
Language Italian
Notes This two-volume set contains the first Italian translations of two of Hume's works, "Enquiry concerning Human Understanding" (first published in 1748)and his own brief autobiography (first published posthumously in 1777 as "The Life of David Hume, Esq.") and a further translation of his 'Dissertation on the Passions' from the "Four Dissertations". The present Italian editions though issued separately and complete in themselves were also published as volumes XIV & XV of the Collezione dei Classici Metafisici. Founded by Defendente Sacchi (1796-1840) and Luigi Rolla, this was the first Italian series devoted to classic philosophical texts and included translations of works by Descartes, Condillac, Locke, Malebranche and Kant. This copy is in the original publisher's paper wrappers and includes a frontispiece portrait of Hume in vol. 1 engraved by Luigi Rados (1773-1840).
Shelfmark RB.s.2913-2914
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 10/02/15
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