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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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  2. 126976
    First edition of Russell's first published book of philosophy. Based on Russell's Trinity College fellowship dissertation, An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry "provides a partial defence of Kant's theory that the truth of geometry is a necessary condition of all possible experience Russell later dismissed the book as... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 126976

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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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  4. 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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  5. 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

    Stock Code: 128584

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  6. 125717
    First edition of Richardson's first and pioneering paper on the subject, containing Russell's 20-line contribution, "Problem: To Produce in Two Nations a Mutual Will to War" (pp. 15-16). It was published at the author's own expense, costing him 35 for 300 copies total. In this fifty-page essay the mathematician and pacifist... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 125717

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  7. 130407comp
    First edition, first impression. The copy of Russell's friend Lytton Strachey, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Russell recounts in his autobiography that he came to know Strachey through his mother, with whom Russell campaigned for female suffrage. A fan of Strachey's writing, Russell recalls that... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 130407

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  8. 129981
    First edition, first impression. The copy of the Scottish philosopher Hyman Levy (1889-1975), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper and his annotations to the text. Levy was Emeritus Professor at Imperial College, and one of the leading spokesmen for the British Communist Party, although he would be expelled... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 129981

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  9. 130534
    First edition, first impression. According to Blackwell & Ruja the dust jacket, which offers an alternative design on its verso, was produced in a style to match that of the jacket for Education and the Social Order (1932). Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 130534

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  10. 124211
    First UK edition, first impression. 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... Learn More
    £475

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  11. 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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  12. 127800
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of Russell's controversialist essays. Learn More
    £65

    Stock Code: 127800

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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