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Principia Mathematica.
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WHITEHEAD, Alfred North, & Bertrand Russell.

Principia Mathematica.

Published: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1950

Stock code: 104659

Price: £500

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An attractive set of the second edition, third impression; uncommon in the dust jackets. The first edition of Principia Mathematica, “the best-known work in 20th-century logic” (Ency. Brit.), appeared in 1910–13 in a lopsided publication: 750 copies of the first volume in 1910; only 500 each of the later two volumes. The second edition, the first uniform iteration, was published in 1925 with revisions and additions produced solely by Russell, which introduced a new system of logic influenced by both Wittgenstein and Frank Ramsey.

3 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt. With the printed dust jackets. Spines rolled and very slightly bumped and faded at extremities. A very good set in the dust jackets with sunned spines and light toning towards a few edges.

Bibliography: Blackwell & Ruja A9.2a.

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