Item #JL002b Letters Concerning Toleration. John Locke.

Letters Concerning Toleration

Price: $2,500.00

Hard Cover. London: A. Millar, 1765. Very Good.

Modern three-quarter dark brown calf over tan cloth boards, with five raised bands and red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. A very good or better copy, with some foxing and soiling to frontispiece and title page, small chip to top corner of frontispiece, text block otherwise clean and complete, boards slightly bowed, binding bright and unworn. Letters Concerning Toleration is a collection of four letters written by Locke on the subject of religious tolerance, in which the English philosopher argues that the acceptance of multiple religious groups is necessary in society to prevent civil unrest. Although each letter had previously been published individually as well as together in Locke's Collected Works, this 1765 edition is the first time in which the four letters have been published together as an independent volume. Item #JL002b