Critik der practischen Vernunft.

KANT Immanuel (1788.)

£4500.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. 292 pp. Contemporary half calf with paste paper covered boards, spine with five singles raised bands outlined in gilt, second panel lettered in gilt on red morocco label, the rest with attractive gilt floral stamps, decorative block printed pastedowns, red edges, silk ribbon marker (pencilled inventory number to front free endpaper, attractive letterpress ex-libris stamp of 'H.W. von Bocholtz' with ornate typographical border to verso of title page, uniform browning to paper stock, but otherwise internally clean; some superficial wear to extremities, spine just a shade faded, still an exceedingly nice copy). Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch.

The second of Kant's three main critical works in which he developed the concept of categorical imperative - a superior copy in a lovely contemporary binding.

"The influence of Kant is paramount in the critical method of modern philosophy. No other thinker has been able to hold with such firmness the balance between speculative and empirical ideas. His penetrating analysis of the elements involved in synthesis, and the subjective process by which these elements are realised in the individual consciousness, demonstrated the operation of 'pure reason'; and the simplicity and cogency of his arguments achieved immediate fame" (PMM).

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Stock Code: 245754

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