Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik, die als Wissenschaft wird austretet können.
KANT Immanuel (1783.)
£850.00 [First Edition]
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First edition, second issue. 8vo. 222, [2, blank] pp., woodcut vignette title page, woodcut head and tailpieces. Some occasional light foxing. Modern marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered in gilt on green paper label. Riga, Johann Friedrich Hartknoch.
Described by Schopenhauer as the 'finest and most comprehensible of Kant's principal works', Kant wrote his Prolegomena Towards a Future Metaphysics as a clarification of the Critique of Pure Reason, which he believed to had been widely misunderstood on publication two years previously. It became one of Kant's most influential works and he incorporated much of it into the second edition of the Critique, itself now accepted as 'Kant's great achievement which concluded finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the eighteenth century' (PMM).
The second issue, printed in the same year as the first, with the angel vignette headpiece on p. 3, and the staff-and-vine tailpiece on p. 222. Copies of the first issue are notably scarce.
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