This collection includes both early editions of works by the Scottish philosopher David Hume (1711-1776), and extensive holdings of scholarship about his life and thought. The important first and other early editions include, most notably:
Treatise of Human Nature, first edition, vols. 1 and 2 (1739).
--also second edition (London: 1817).
Philosophical Essays concerning Human Understanding, first edition (1748).
An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Morals, first edition (1751).
Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, third edition (1754).
Four Dissertations, first edition (1757).
The History of England, 8 vols. (1767).