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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.
    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... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 82676

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    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... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 75333

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  3. On Some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types.
    Original offprint, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the upper margin of the first leaf, "James Ward from B.R." and with Ward's pencil annotations throughout. James Ward, philosopher and psychologist, was made a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1875, and in 1897 was appointed to the newly founded professorship... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 99896

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  4. 128584
    First edition. Russell was President of the Aristotelian Society, and read this paper on 30 October 1911. This offprint was printed in early October, as it was the practice of the Society to circulate offprints to members prior to the paper being read. Learn More
    £125

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  5. 132306
    First edition, first impression, based on a set of public lectures Russell had delivered in autumn 1917 which were intended to serve as a popular introduction to the system of Principia Mathematica. He wrote the book while serving a six-month prison sentence for an article he wrote alleging that American troops would be... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 132306

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  6. 131529
    First UK edition, first impression. Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging 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... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 131529

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  7. 128847
    First edition, first impression of Russell's epistemological study, largely derived from his lectures in Cambridge in the 1940s. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 128847

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  8. 131954
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of Russell's controversialist essays. Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 131954

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  9. 124404
    First edition, first impression. Bertrand Russell's first work of fiction, written at the age of 80: "for some reason entirely unknown to me I suddenly wished to write the stories in this volume, although I had never before thought of doing such a thing" (from the author's preface). Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 124404

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  10. 123786comp
    First UK edition, issued on the occasion of Russell's 90th birthday on 18 May 1962. The History of the World in Epitome is a 21-word summary of the human trajectory from the garden of Eden to the apocalypse in reaction to the Cuban missile crisis, with Themerson's charming pen and ink drawings. Printed on a single quire... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 123786

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  11. 129414
    First public edition of Hardy's 1942 account of the breach between Russell and Trinity which occurred during the First World War, originally privately printed in 1942. This new edition contains a 4-page foreword by C. D. Broad, explaining the circumstances of the argument and the publication history of the book. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 129414

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  12. 128915
    First public edition of Hardy's 1942 account of the breach between Russell and Trinity which occurred during the First World War, originally privately printed in 1942. This new edition contains a 4-page foreword by C. D. Broad, explaining the circumstances of the argument and the publication history of the book. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 128915

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  13. 124401
    First edition, first printing, number 212 of 623 copies. Russell's essay had originally been written in 1946, and was published here for the first time to mark the centenary of his birth. Russell uses the essay to briefly outline his own beliefs, after having written on philosophy for almost half a century. Learn More
    £50

    Stock Code: 124401

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