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MILL, John Stuart.

Rare books by John Stuart Mill, including signed first editions, first editions and finely bound copies of On Liberty and Principles of Political Economy.

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  1. A System of Logic:

    A System of Logic:

    Ratiocinative and Inductive, Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence, and the Methods of Scientific Investigation.
    First edition of the author's philosophical work, outlining the five principles of inductive reasoning, now known as Mill's methods. Often considered as Mill's best work, A System of Logic was twelve years in the making. "Mill began his book with the assertion that he was not concerned with the contested territory of epistemology, but only with the structure of logical argument. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1843

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 107489

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  2. Essays on some unsettled questions of political economy.

    Essays on some unsettled questions of political economy.

    First edition of a series of five theoretical essays on economic problems which Mill had composed around 1830, only one of which had been published. Gathering these earlier essays gave Mill the idea of preparing a major synoptic work that would expand and bring up to date the classic treatises of Smith and Ricardo, and it proved to be the genesis of his great treatise, Principles of Political Economy, published early in 1848. Learn More
    £1,650

    Date of Publication: 1844

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 60896

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  3. Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy.

    Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy.

    In two volumes.
    First edition of Mill's great treatise on political economy. "From the moment of publication, Mill's Principles was hailed as a classic, far more congenial to the public than earlier economic textbooks, and far more readable than the Logic" (ODNB). "To many generations of students, Mill's Principles was the undisputed bible of economic doctrine" (Roll, History of Economic Thought, p. Learn More
    £5,500

    Date of Publication: 1848

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 104661

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  4. Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy.

    Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy.

    In two volumes.
    First edition of Mill's great treatise on political economy. "From the moment of publication, Mill's Principles was hailed as a classic, far more congenial to the public than earlier economic textbooks, and far more readable than the Logic" (ODNB). "To many generations of students, Mill's Principles was the undisputed bible of economic doctrine" (Roll, History of Economic Thought, p. Learn More
    £5,500

    Date of Publication: 1848

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 110128

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  5. Autograph letter signed, to Dear Sir,
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    Autograph letter signed, to Dear Sir,

    regarding the removal of some furniture following his move to Blackheath Park.
    A letter addressed to an unnamed recipient, concerning the removal of some furniture. On Easter Monday 1851, Mill had married Harriet Taylor, and in the autumn of that year they moved to a house in Blackheath park. "Evidently, their eye was keener for amenity and situation than for structural soundness, for the foundations were intrinsically defective, and the incessant cracking of the walls owing to their unequal settling involved heavy bills for carpenters, plasterers, painters, paperhangers, plumbers and glaziers" (Packe, 357). Learn More
    £1,100

    Date of Publication: 1852

    Published: India House

    Stock Code: 86820

    Signed: Yes

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  6. On Liberty.

    On Liberty.

    First edition of the work that "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of his social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority" (PMM). Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 1859

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111910

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  7. On Liberty.

    On Liberty.

    Pencil annotations to rear free endpaper recto, possibly J. M. Moorsoms. Cloth toned, spine tips fraying, tiny worm hole to front joint. A very good copy with bright contents.
    Second edition, published the same year as the first, of the work that "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of his social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved on. He was the first to recognize the tendency of a democratically elected majority to tyrannize over a minority" (PMM). Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1859

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114510

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  8. "Autograph letter signed to W. C. Sidgwick, discussing Mill's forthcoming edition of his father's Analysis of the Human Mind."
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    "Autograph letter signed to W. C. Sidgwick, discussing Mill's forthcoming edition of his father's Analysis of the Human Mind."

    A letter written by John Stuart Mill to William Carr Sidgwick, elder brother of the philosopher Henry Sidgwick who, together with Mill would be a founding member of The Radical Club, established in 1870, in which Mill announces the forthcoming publication of his new edition of his father's work, The Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind, originally published in 1829. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1868

    Published: Blackheath Park

    Stock Code: 108158

    Signed: Yes

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  9. The Subjection of Women.

    The Subjection of Women.

    First edition, "the last of [Mill's] great political tracts" and his "most unpopular and bitterly contested" work (ODNB). Mill had long been a women's rights advocate, having been influenced by the thinking of his father, the Utilitarian philosopher James Mill, and by his long friendship with, and then marriage to, the philosopher Harriet Taylor Mill (1807-1858), a passionate advocate for equality. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1869

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 103455

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  10. The Subjection of Women.

    The Subjection of Women.

    First edition, "the last of [Mill's] great political tracts" and his "most unpopular and bitterly contested" work (ODNB). Mill had long been a women's rights advocate, having been influenced by the thinking of his father, the Utilitarian philosopher James Mill, and by his long friendship with, and then marriage to, the philosopher Harriet Taylor Mill (1807-1858), a passionate advocate for equality. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1869

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 108992

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  11. Autobiography.

    Autobiography.

    First edition of Mill's pioneering essay in the literary genre of psychological self-analysis, composed mainly during the 1850s, but not published until after his death. Learn More
    £150

    Date of Publication: 1873

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116055

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  12. Principles of Political Economy.

    Principles of Political Economy.

    With Some of their Applications to Social Philosophy.
    An attractive American edition, from the fifth London edition, originally published in 1848. "From the moment of publication, Mill's Principles was hailed as a classic, far more congenial to the public than earlier economic textbooks, and far more readable than the Logic" (ODNB). Learn More
    £350

    Date of Publication: 1882

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 96477

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  13. The Letters.

    The Letters.

    Edited, with an introduction, by Hugh S. R. Elliot. With a note on Mill’s private life, by Mary Taylor. With portraits.
    First edition. Mill assiduously recorded his correspondence throughout his life. His letters to Comte and d'Eichthal had been published in the 1890s, and much of his correspondence with Spencer appeared in Duncan's Life and Letters in 1908; Elliot's selection of material, previously unpublished in the main, notably includes Mill's letters to Carlyle, John Sterling and Lytton Bulwer. Learn More
    £175

    Date of Publication: 1910

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 110266

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  14. The Life of John Stuart Mill.

    The Life of John Stuart Mill.

    With a Preface by Professor F. A. Hayer.
    First US edition, first printing. With a preface by the prominent economist F. A. Hayek, who had published the letters between Mill and his wife Harriet in 1951. Originally published in the UK in the same year. Learn More
    £75

    Date of Publication: 1954

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 115398

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