Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1854. Later Edition. Hardcover. 4 vol. 8vo. , vi-vii, , 6-337, ; , vi-vii, , 4-552, ; , vi, , 2-564, .; , viii-ix, , 2-580,  pp. Contemporary three-quarter brown calf over marbled boards, spines in six compartments with gilt lettering and decorations, black morocco labels, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, and marbled edges. Volume one illustrated by a frontispiece portrait of Hume. Bookplate of William and Caroline Purcell on each front pastedown. Volume one contains a Life of the Author, Adam Smith's letter to William Strachan, Hume's will, Account of the Controversy between Hume and Rousseau (translated by Hume), List of Scotticisms, and Book I of Treatise of Human Nature; volume two contains the remainder of the Treatise plus the Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion; volume three contains Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary; and volume four contains An Inquiry Concerning the Human Understanding, An Inquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals, The Natural History of Religion, and nine additional essays. This is a reprint of the edition first issued in 1825 (Jessop 8). Hume is one of the most important figures in modern philosophy and this is a handsome 19th-century set of his collected works. Very Good. Item #00008923
A Very Good set with minor wear to the extremities and a small tear to the top left corner of the free front endpaper in volumes one, two, and three.