A General and Introductory View of Professor Kant's Principles Concerning Man, the World, and the Deity, submitted to the Consideration of the Learned.

KANT Immanuel.; NITSCH Friedrich August (1796.)

£1750.00  [First Edition]

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THE FIRST PRESENTATION OF KANT’S PHILOSOPHY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

First edition. 8vo. [4], 134 pp. Nineteenth century half calf with marbled paper covered boards, spine with five single raised bands outlined in gilt and blind, second panel lettered in gilt on red morocco label, red sprinkled edges (headcap missing, extremities rubbed and bumped, else a very good copy). London, J. Downes.

The earliest book to present and discuss Kant's philosophy in English. F.A. Nitsch (1767-1813) was born in East Prussia. He studied philosophy at Königsberg, and then for several years taught mathematics and Latin at the Collegium Fridericianum there. In 1793, he moved to London and began to write articles and give lessons on Kantian philosophy, with Kant's approval and encouragement. This book of Nitch's is an important milestone in the early reception of Kant outside Germany, introducing terms such as the Categorical Imperative into the English language.

Provenance: engraved armorial bookplate of Peter Hardy F.R.S. to front pastedown. 

Stock Code: 242927

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