The Life of John Locke, with Extracts from His Correspondence, Journals, and Common-Place Books.
London: Henry Colburn, 1829. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good / No Jacket. Item #2304810
First edition (Sabin 37825). Rebacked with new end sheets, original backstrip laid down (possibly with a replaced title label). Bookplates of baronet William Purves Hume Campbell and neuropsychologist and medical professor John Farquhar Fulton on front endpaper, with Manson & Son bookbinder plate in top corner. Front matter foxed, owner blind stamp on rear flyleaf.
xi, , 407,  pp. 4to. Full calf, gilt titles, borders, and dentelles, marbled endpapers and edges. The second major biography of the influential Enlightenment philosopher often called the 'Father of Liberalism,' whose work influenced Voltaire, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, and American revolutionaries. This is the first biography to draw from Locke's own letters, and includes a portrait of Locke, a facsimile of his and Isaac Newton's handwriting, correspondence between these two and between Locke and Jean Leclerc, Locke's letter positing elliptical planetary orbits, papers by Locke on ethics and his intended edits to Essay on the Human Understanding, etc., etc.