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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.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. German Social Democracy. Six lectures.

    London : 1896

    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 Europe, he made in this volume... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 82676

  2. A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz.

    Cambridge : 1900

    First edition, first impression of Russell's first published philosophical work, his third book overall, marking a major turning point in his early career as a logician. It was Russell's engagement with Leibniz which set the stage for his break with the neo-Hegelian influence of British Idealism, and instead allowed him to form his concept of logic... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139118

  3. Essai sur les fondements de la géométrie.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. Essai sur les fondements de la géométrie.

    Paris : 1901

    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 being invited to deliver... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 75333

  4. On Some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. On Some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types.

    London : 1905

    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 of mental philosophy... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 99896

  5. On the Relations of Universals and Particulars.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. On the Relations of Universals and Particulars.

    [London : 1911]

    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
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 128584

  6. 140790
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.

    London : 1919

    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 employed in Britain as strike-breakers.... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 140790

  7. Mathematical Psychology of War.
    (RUSSELL, Bertrand.) RICHARDSON, Lewis F. Mathematical Psychology of War.

    Oxford : 1919

    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 Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953)... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135563

  8. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.

    London : 1919

    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 employed in Britain as strike-breakers.... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 132306

  9. A History of Western Philosophy.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. A History of Western Philosophy.

    New York : 1945

    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 Greece to the logical positivism... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 133952

  10. History of Western Philosophy
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. History of Western Philosophy

    London : 1946

    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 in part conceived to explain... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 140564

  11. History of the World in Epitome. (For use in Martian infant schools).
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. History of the World in Epitome. (For use in Martian infant schools).

    London : 1962

    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 of gold metallic paper, it was... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 123786

  12. The Autobiography.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. The Autobiography.

    London : 1967-68-69

    First editions, first impressions. Completed in the year of his death and published sequentially in the following two years. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 137968

  13. Bertrand Russell and Trinity.
    (RUSSELL, Bertrand.) HARDY, G. H. Bertrand Russell and Trinity.

    Cambridge : 1970

    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
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 129414

  14. Bertrand Russell and Trinity.
    (RUSSELL, Bertrand.) HARDY, G. H. Bertrand Russell and Trinity.

    Cambridge : 1970

    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
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 128915

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