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    Principia Mathematica.

    Some trivial wear to spine ends and tips of vol. I, a little mottling and rubbing to gilt at foot of spines, remains of bookplate removal to endpapers, otherwise internally fresh. A superb set.

    First editions. This is the complete set of the Principia Mathematica, decidedly rare. Vol. I was printed in 750 copies and, due to the disappointing sales, the publishers reduced the printings of Vols. II and III to 500 copies each, so that only 500 complete sets in first edition are possible. In this work, Whitehead and Russell attempted to construct the whole body of mathematical doctrine by logical deduction from the basis of a small number of primitive ideas and a small number of primitive principles of logical inference (DSB, XII, p. Learn More

    £100,000

    Date of Publication: 1910

    Published: Cambridge:

    Stock Code: 114672

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  2. Principia Mathematica.
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    Principia Mathematica.

    Volume I.
    First edition, first impression, one of 750 copies printed, of the first volume of Whitehead and Russell's hugely ambitious attempt to construct "the whole body of mathematical doctrine by logical deduction from the basis of a small number of primitive ideas and a small number of primitive principles of logical inference" (DSB, XII, p. 14). The belief that mathematics can be derived from logic is not only one of the principal philosophical theories of the foundation of mathematics, it has also provided some of the most important results in the formal analysis of mathematical concepts (cf. Learn More
    £8,500

    Date of Publication: 1910

    Published: Cambridge

    Stock Code: 111914

    Signed: Yes

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