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RUSSELL, Bertrand.

Rare books by Bertrand Russell, including first editions and signed first editions.

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  1. German Social Democracy. Six Lectures

    German Social Democracy. Six Lectures

    With an appendix on social democracy and the woman question in Germany, by Alys Russell, B.A.
    First edition of Russell's first book, in the second issue blue cloth without publisher's ads, one of fewer than 1,000 copies. Russell spent his honeymoon with his first wife in Berlin, and though he was sympathetic to the reformist aims of the German Social Democratic Party, then the most influential Marxist movement in Europe, he made in this volume some trenchant and far-sighted criticisms of Marxist dogmas. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1896

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90723

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  2. German Social Democracy. Six lectures.
    signed

    German Social Democracy. Six lectures.

    With an appendix on social democracy and the woman question in Germany, by Alys Russell, B.A.
    First edition of Russell's first book, in the second issue blue cloth without publisher's ads, one of fewer than 1,000 copies. Russell spent his honeymoon with his first wife in Berlin, and though he was sympathetic to the reformist aims of the German Social Democratic Party, then the most influential Marxist movement in Europe, he made in this volume some trenchant and far-sighted criticisms of Marxist dogmas. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1896

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 82676

    Signed: Yes

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  3. An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry.
    signed

    An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry.

    First edition, first impression, an excellent association copy of Russell's first published book of philosophy, with the pencilled ownership inscription of noted Cambridge philosopher R. B. Braithwaite, dated 1923, to the front free endpaper. Braithwaite (1900-1990), then a scholar at King's College, originally studied mathematics before switching to the moral sciences tripos for his final year, the year of the inscription. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1897

    Published: Cambridge

    Stock Code: 112003

    Signed: Yes

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  4. A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz.
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    A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz.

    With an appendix of leading passages.
    First edition, first impression, of Russell's third book, based upon his first set of lectures at Cambridge University. Russell wrote this work on Leibniz in the years between his mathematical masterworks, Foundations of Geometry (1897) and Principles of Mathematics (1903). After the publication of Foundations of Geometry, he was elected to a six-year prize fellowship that enabled him to follow his own research unhindered by teaching obligations. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1900

    Published: Cambridge

    Stock Code: 114185

    Signed: Yes

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    Essai sur les fondements de la géométrie.

    Traduction par Albert Cadenant, revue et annotée par l’auteur et par Louis Couturat.
    First edition in French of Russell's Essay on the Foundations of Geometry, his second book and "first full-length philosophical work" (Richards, Essay on the Foundations of Geometry and the Cambridge mathematical tradition). The book was championed in France by the eminent mathematician Henri Poincaré, which led to Russell being invited to deliver a paper at the prestigious International Congress of Philosophy held in Paris in 1900, an event that profoundly affected his career. Learn More
    £950

    Date of Publication: 1901

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 75333

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  6. On some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types. (Extracted from the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Ser. 2, Vol. 4, Part 1.)
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    On some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types. (Extracted from the Proceedings of the London Mathematical Society, Ser. 2, Vol. 4, Part 1.)

    Original offprint. Russell had been working on trying to articulate "a theory of logic in which there were no classes, or denoting concepts, or even propositional functions, but only complex entities called ‘propositions', which were to be analysed into their constituents: individuals and predicates. ‘It seems to me broadly possible', he wrote to G. Learn More
    £2,250

    Date of Publication: 1905

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 99896

    Signed: Yes

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  7. The Journal, with introduction by John Greenleaf Whittier.
    signed

    The Journal, with introduction by John Greenleaf Whittier.

    First edition thus, a reprint of Woolman's journal in The Chalfont Library series, pocket editions of Quaker classics and other works. Presentation copy from Bertrand Russell to Ottoline Morrell, with his autograph gift inscription on the front free endpaper, "O.M. from B. April 1911. Studlands." Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: [1911]

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    Stock Code: 46181

    Signed: Yes

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  8. 116976

    Education and the Social Order.

    First edition, first impression (published in the same year as the US edition, published by W. W. Norton & Company and entitled Education and the Modern World). An exceptional copy in the very scarce dust jacket. Learn More
    £200

    Date of Publication: 1932

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116976

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  9. 116554

    History Of Western Philosophy.

    and its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day.
    First UK edition, first impression, an exceptional copy. Russell's compendious account of the history of philosophy, from the Orphism of Ancient Greece to the Logical Positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain to his audience the exact nature of the "civilisation" for which they were fighting. Learn More
    £475

    Date of Publication: 1946

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116554

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  10. Lecture on a Master Mind: John Stuart Mill.

    Lecture on a Master Mind: John Stuart Mill.

    Read 19 January 1955.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50

    Date of Publication: 1955

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 116048

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