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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. 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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  5. 133952
    First edition, first printing, preceding the first UK edition published by George Allen and Unwin Ltd by a year. Far scarcer than the UK edition, and especially so in the dust jacket, this is the first thus that we have handled.
    Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging from the Orphism of ancient... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 133952

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  6. 133582
    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: 133582

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  7. 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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  8. 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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