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  1. Russland und das Germanenthum.
    BAUER, Bruno. Russland und das Germanenthum.

    Charlottenburg : 1853

    First edition of Bauer's Russia and the Germanic World, one of his major texts on Russia, in which he examines the growing influence of Russian power upon European policy issues and, ultimately, the European philosophical tradition. Written in the wake of the 1848 German revolutions, and inflected with Bauer's disappointment at the results, it originated... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 130780

  2. Œuvres, jurisconsulte anglais.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Œuvres, jurisconsulte anglais.

    Brussels : 1829-30

    First collected edition of Bentham's works, edited and partly translated into French by Bentham's collaborator and disciple Etienne Dumont, preceding by 8 years the first English collected edition. "Even in the English-speaking world it was largely through Dumont's versions that Bentham came to be read" (Dinwiddy, p. 293). Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 123580

  3. Constitutional Code; for the Use of all Nations and all Governments professing Liberal Opinions.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Constitutional Code; for the Use of all Nations and all Governments professing Liberal Opinions.

    London : 1830

    First edition, all published, of Bentham's Constitutional Code, the only edition published in his lifetime. "The massive, unfinished Constitutional Code, the major work of his final decade, established Bentham as a major theorist of constitutional democracy" (F. Rosen & J. H. Burns, preface to the 1983 Clarendon Press edition, p. xliv). He drafted the... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 114170

  4. Autograph letter signed to Sir John Anderson.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Autograph letter signed to Sir John Anderson.

    Queen's Square Place, Westminster : 1802

    Autograph letter signed to Sir John William Anderson (c. 1736-1813), MP for London 1793-1806, discussing the expense of supporting convicts, prompted by the debate resulting from the third reading of the Convicts Transportation Bill in parliament the day before. The letter was sent accompanied by a copy of the first of Bentham's "Letters to Lord Pelham".... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 106092

  5. Théorie des peines et des récompenses.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Théorie des peines et des récompenses.

    Paris & London : 1818

    Second edition of Bentham's French work on crime and punishment, edited, arranged and translated from his unpublished manuscripts by his Swiss collaborator Étienne Dumont. This work was first published in English as The Rationale of Reward, (London, J. & H. Hunt, 1825) and The Rationale of Punishment, (London, R. Heward, 1830), both translated and... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 101528

  6. Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized: as shewn in the several papers comprised in this volume.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized: as shewn in the several papers comprised in this volume.

    London : 1830

    First edition of this collection of papers. The preface states that the reason for publishing these different papers under the same general title is that they belong to one and the same design and, it is believed, aim at one and the same result. The work from which they take their common origin was an all-embracing system of proposed Constitutional... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 101415

  7. The Book of Fallacies: from Unfinished Papers.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Book of Fallacies: from Unfinished Papers.

    London : 1824

    First edition. "The substance of this treatise, drawn up from the most unfinished of all Mr. Bentham's Manuscripts, has already been published in French by M. Dumont" (Preface). A host of fallacies are detected and analysed, for instance the Argument from the Wisdom of Our Ancestors; the Hobgoblin Argument or 'No Innovation'; the Official Malefactors... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 101331

  8. Théorie des peines et des récompenses.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Théorie des peines et des récompenses.

    London : 1811

    First edition of Bentham's French work on crime and punishment, edited, arranged and translated from his unpublished manuscripts by his Swiss collaborator Étienne Dumont.

    "Samuel Bentham, Jeremy's brother, had long been urging Bentham to translate, or get translated into French, his writings on legislation, in order that his name and views... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 98719

  9. The Works,
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Works,

    Edinburgh : 1843

    First collected edition of Bentham's works, compiled under the supervision of his disciple and editor, John Bowring, assisted by John Hill Burton, who wrote the lengthy "Introduction to the study of Bentham's works". The collected works were first issued in 22 parts, at 9 shillings each, between the years 1838 and 1843. "The Works are not complete,... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 126241

  10. Essai sur la nomenclature et la classification des principales branches d'art-et-science.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy. Essai sur la nomenclature et la classification des principales branches d'art-et-science.

    Paris : 1823

    First edition in French, translated by George Bentham, of extracts from part two of Jeremy Bentham's Chrestomathia, his plan for higher education amongst the middling and higher ranks of life. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 101337

  11. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
    BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.

    Clairvaux : 1960

    First edition thus, deluxe limited issue: copy VIII of 20 deluxe copies with an original guide sheet and stencil, and a set of hand-coloured plates showing progressive stages, as well as colour collotype proofs, from a total edition of 526 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, with each page watermarked with Blake's monogram.... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 136923

  12. The Book of Urizen.
    BLAKE, William. The Book of Urizen.

    Clairvaux : 1958

    First facsimile edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 526 numbered copies on Arches rag paper to match that used by Blake. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 74669

  13. The Works of William Blake.
    BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) The Works of William Blake.

    London : 1893

    First edition, one of 150 large paper copies in the deluxe binding; there were also 500 copies in cloth. Yeats had "marked down William Blake as a master early on, and with Edwin Ellis produced a large-scale commentary on Blake's prophetic writings in 1893. While often erratic and idiosyncratic, it helped establish the importance of Blake's esoteric... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 136158

  14. Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit einer Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter.
    BOLZANO, Bernard. Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit einer Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter.

    Sulzbach : 1837

    First edition of this masterwork by Bolzano, "a towering figure in the epistemology, logic, and methodology of the first half of the nineteenth century" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy I, p. 338).

    Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) was a Roman Catholic priest and professor of the philosophy of religion at the University of Prague. "If there is any one predecessor... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 146120

  15. Philosophy and Political Economy in Some of their Historical Relations.
    BONAR, James. Philosophy and Political Economy in Some of their Historical Relations.

    London : 1893

    First edition of this study of how economic analysis has been closely influenced by the course of political philosophy. "Its discussion of utilitarianism... can be still read with profit and his command of things 'German' - from Kant, Fichte and Hegel down to Richard Wagner - is impressive" (The New Palgrave). A Scottish civil servant, James Bonar's... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 127159

  16. Essays on Truth and Reality.
    BRADLEY, Francis Herbert. Essays on Truth and Reality.

    Oxford : 1914

    First edition, collecting together the essays of the influential British idealist philosopher, "arguing for 'the identity of truth knowledge and reality' (p. 113) and vehemently rejecting all alternatives, including not solely the copy-theory, but also any understanding of the concept of truth in terms of pragmatic success" (Stanford Encyclopedia of... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 144679

  17. Force and Matter:
    BÜCHNER, Ludwig. Force and Matter:

    London : 1864

    First edition in English of Kraft und Stoff, "the gospel of materialism" (PMM) and a classic of 19th-century philosophy, first published in Germany in 1855. Büchner contributed an important preface to the present edition, in which he reflects upon the importance of Darwin's discoveries to his philosophy. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 126744

  18. Vom Kriege.
    CLAUSEWITZ, Carl von. Vom Kriege.

    Berlin : 1832-7

    First edition of Vom Kriege (On War), "the most profound exposition of the philosophy of war", complete with the following 7 volumes of Clausewitz's writings on warfare, all first editions.

    Clausewitz's works were published posthumously, edited by his widow, and they contain the first appearance of Vom Kriege (On War), his dialectical analysis... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 146592

  19. Exposition abrégée du système phalanstérien de Fourier.
    CONSIDERANT, Victor. Exposition abrégée du système phalanstérien de Fourier.

    Paris : 1848

    Third edition of this lecture given in Dijon in 1841 on Charles Fourier's sociological theories. Victor Considerant (1808-1893) was a disciple of Fourier and perhaps the most significant promoter of the theorist's ideas, dedicating great effort to popularise the ideology. He went on to found a socialist colony in Texas, which promptly failed. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 127683

  20. La Cité antique.
    COULANGES, Fustel de. La Cité antique.

    Paris : 1864

    First edition of the author's best known work, published at a time of renewed interest in religious history. "Its fundamental idea is that the beliefs of man are the determinants, and even the creators, of his institutions. In the preface to La Cité antique Coulanges wrote: 'The past never completely dies for men. Man may forget it, but he keeps it... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 114886

  21. Matérialisme, vitalisme, rationalisme.
    COURNOT, Antoine Augustin. Matérialisme, vitalisme, rationalisme.

    Paris : 1875

    First edition of Cournot's study on the use of scientific data in philosophy. Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 126555

  22. The Power of Silence.
    DRESSER, Horatio W. The Power of Silence.

    Boston : 1895

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "Mrs I. S. Hackett with best wishes of Horatio W. Dresser May 31st 1895". This is the New Thought religious leader's first book: "it is a chapter from life, an appeal to life, and aims to give the thing itself, so far as possible, instead of talking... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 117970

  23. The Rights of Animals,
    DRUMMOND, William H. The Rights of Animals,

    London : 1838

    First edition of this early defence of animal rights, expanded from the author's speech "Humanity to Animals the Christian Duty" which he delivered to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1829. The author argues that man's right to eat, hunt and use animals is limited, and that man has reciprocal duties to animals for their docility... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 129879

  24. De la division du travail social.
    DURKHEIM, Émile. De la division du travail social.

    Paris : 1893

    First edition of the author's first major work and one of the founding texts in the field of sociology. The Division of Labour in Society was Durkheim's dissertation, which built on the ideas of August Comte to analyse the way that societies maintain order and how this changes as they progress from primitive to industrial modes of organisation. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 131862

  25. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.
    EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. Autograph letter signed to Elizabeth Hoar.

    Concord, : 1856

    RWE returns a book of newly published poems written by a neighbour (" which I have kept longer than was right, from liking & because one is always expecting a better day & mood to read these pastoral verses. I find them always pleasing, with a solid honesty quite free from prettiness or showiness And whilst they particularly please me that he praises... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 70151

  26. The Writings.
    FISKE, John. The Writings.

    Cambridge : 1902

    Riverside Press edition. Number 14 of 1,000 sets only. Fiske was considered "one of the most important intellectual influences in the last quarter of the 19th century. He was probably the most admirably fitted among all his contemporaries to lead the fight for evolution among his countrymen, and the charm of his historical writings and lectures not... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 117369

  27. An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;
    FOWLER, Richard. An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;

    Salisbury : [1859]

    First edition, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to George Matcham with his "kind regards". In each pamphlet Fowler contends with Berkeley's arguments against matter, striving to explain their obscurities through the use of accessible biological and medical examples. Fowler (1765-1863) was the leading physician at the Salisbury Infirmary.... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121151

  28. Posthumous Papers: comprising Selections from familiar Correspondence during half a century;
    GROTE, George. Posthumous Papers: comprising Selections from familiar Correspondence during half a century;

    London : 1874

    First edition, edited by his wife, of George Grote's correspondence with such eminent figures as James Mill, Francis Place, Alexis de Tocqueville and William Nassau Senior, among others, together with a selection of essays and poems. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 127729

  29. Philosophical inquiries;
    HART, Edmund. Philosophical inquiries;

    London : 1828

    First edition of this little-known work which purports to "investigate every received philosophical opinion, bring it to the test of reason, and divest it of its errors, shielded howsoever it may be by the names of great men" (preface, p. v). Despite its noble aims, it was not received wholly favourably, with the London Literary Gazette for 1828 judging... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 129615

  30. Sixty Years of an Agitator's Life.
    HOLYOAKE, George Jacob. Sixty Years of an Agitator's Life.

    London : 1892

    First edition of Holyoake's autobiography. Holyoake (1817-1906), a figure of significant importance "in the making of Liberalism and a liberal society in Victorian Britain" (ODNB), was an active Owenite socialist who eventually developed Owen's teachings into the new movement of secularism. His associations with socialist publications such as The Movement... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 119618

  31. Philosophie der Arithmetik.
    HUSSERL, Edmund. Philosophie der Arithmetik.

    Halle-Saale : 1891

    First edition of Husserl's first book, the initial volume of his Philosophie der Arithmetik. Husserl (18591938) began his career as a mathematician, and it was in search of complete clarity respecting fundamental mathematical concepts that, with the encouragement of Franz Brentano, to whom this work is dedicated, he turned to the philosophy of mathematics.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 131952

  32. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.
    JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1902

    First edition, first impression, of one of James's masterworks, with a printed presentation slip "From the Author", from the library of the Oxford philosopher F. "Canning" S. Schiller (1864-1937), with his pencil annotations throughout.

    James focuses on four central topics: the "experiential approach and the generic meaning of religion; the... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 136480

  33. Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the Relation of Logic and Mathematics.
    JEVONS, W. S. Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the Relation of Logic and Mathematics.

    London : 1864

    First edition of Jevons's first work on logic, one of two pamphlets (the other was The Substitution of Similars, 1869) in which he developed the calculus presented by Boole in An investigation of the laws of thought (1854). Jevons had already consulted Boole before sending him a copy; in a letter of 1863 he recorded,"I have written on the subject to... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 114514

  34. The Principles of Science.
    JEVONS, W. Stanley. The Principles of Science.

    London and New York : 1887

    The Erwin Tomash copy of this pioneering work on logic and induction, with his label to front pastedown; this is a later printing, first published in 1874. Erwin Tomash (1921-2012) worked to develop military computers to crack code, and built a celebrated computing library, particularly appropriate for the present volume, which depicts as the frontispiece... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 147754

  35. Studies in Deductive Logic.
    JEVONS, W. Stanley. Studies in Deductive Logic.

    London : 1880

    First edition, with the publisher's ads to rear dated February 1881. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 114481

  36. Elementary Lessons in Logic:
    JEVONS, William Stanley. Elementary Lessons in Logic:

    London : 1904

    The Erwin Tomash copy, with his booklabel to front pastedown, of Jevons's successful textbook on logic, first published 1870, and which underwent 49 reprints, becoming the standard introduction to the subject. Erwin Tomash (1921-2012) worked to develop military computers to crack code, and built a celebrated computing library. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 147758

  37. Studies in Deductive Logic.
    JEVONS, William Stanley. Studies in Deductive Logic.

    London : 1880

    First edition of Jevons's student textbook, one of his most popular and accessible works. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144701

  38. The Substitution of Similars, The True Principle of Reasoning, Derived from a Modification of Aristotle's Dictum.
    JEVONS, William Stanley. The Substitution of Similars, The True Principle of Reasoning, Derived from a Modification of Aristotle's Dictum.

    London : 1869

    First edition of the economist, logician, and philosopher's most popular and accessible work. "At the end of 1866 Jevons had begun 'thinking about logic again seriously' and considered grafting some developments on to the modified version of Boole's system that he had published in 1863. In the next two months the idea that 'the great and universal principle... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122828

  39. Essays on Physiognomy.
    LAVATER, John Caspar. Essays on Physiognomy.

    London : 1840

    A reprint of the defence by Lavater, "the last of the descriptive physiognomists", of the pseudo-science of physiognomy, more correctly pathognomy, "the age old quest for the art how to know men" (Garrison & Morton; Hunter & MacAlpine). Lavater's work was first published in German in 1772 and enjoyed widespread success thereafter. This copy has the... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 100644

  40. Essays in Political and Moral Philosophy.
    LESLIE, T. E. Cliffe. Essays in Political and Moral Philosophy.

    Dublin : 1879

    First edition. Leslie's friend and contemporary John Kells Ingram summarised Leslie's work as "distributed under two heads, that of applied political economy, and that of discussion on the philosophical method of the science" (ODNB). He was one of the few Victorian economists to consider the consequences of growing militarism and made valuable contributions... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 109525

  41. 147564
    LINDSAY, Norman (illus.); STEPHENSEN, P.R. (trans.) The Antichrist of Nietzsche.

    London : [1928]

    First and only Fanfrolico Press edition (fourth edition in English), number 350 of 550 copies printed on Arnold's Handmade paper, translated from the original 1895 publication in German, and beautifully illustrated by Norman Lindsay.

    "Nietzsche's Antichrist, the most formidable analysis of the Christian idea which has ever been made, is the... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 147564

  42. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.
    MACDIARMID, John, of Weem. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.

    London : 1806

    Rare first and only edition of this investigation into "natural" and "artificial" subordination, and in particular into the specifically military institutions of the latter and their possible improvement. From the library of the marquess of Londonderry, an attractive copy with an excellent military provenance.

    Macdiarmid's (17791808) father... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139663

  43. A New Logical Machine.
    MARQUAND, Allan. A New Logical Machine.

    Boston : 1886

    Original offprint of Allan Marquand's presentation of his new logical machine to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in November, 1885. A student of Charles Sanders Peirce, Marquand (1853-1924) graduated from Princeton in 1874 and obtained his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1880 from Johns Hopkins University, returning to Princeton in 1881 to teach Latin... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 100212

  44. La Filosofia di Marx. Studj critici.
    MARX, Karl - GENTILE, Giovanni. La Filosofia di Marx. Studj critici.

    Pisa : 1899

    First edition of Gentile's study of Marx's philosophy, from the library of Léon Brunschwicg, Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 135235

  45. Congrès Ouvrier de l'Association Internationale des Travailleurs tenu à Genève du 3 au 8 septembre 1866.
    MARX, Karl. Congrès Ouvrier de l'Association Internationale des Travailleurs tenu à Genève du 3 au 8 septembre 1866.

    Geneva : 1866

    First edition of this account of the 1866 Geneva Congress, the first congress of the International Workingmen's Association, commonly known as the First International. The Association had been founded in 1864 in London by French and British radicals, including the exiled Karl Marx, who delivered the inaugural address at that meeting. The first congress... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 128994

  46. Das Kapital.
    MARX, Karl. Das Kapital.

    Hamburg : 1872

    Second edition of volume one of Marx's polemical masterpiece of political economy. Only the first volume of this most influential of books was published in Marx's lifetime, and though the later volumes were edited by Engels from the author's manuscript, the revised edition of volume I was edited by Marx himself and contains the first printing of his... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 145418

  47. Sermaye.
    MARX, Karl; RIFAT, Haydar (trans.) Sermaye.

    Istanbul : 1933

    First appearance in book form of Marx's Das Kapital in Turkish, being the first edition of Haydar Rifat's translation, and the first book-length translation (preceded only by Bohor Israel's summary translation in a 1912 journal).

    The translation is of Gabriel Deville's abridgement of the first volume of Das Kapital, originally published in Paris... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 143060

  48. Sermaye.
    MARX, Karl; RIFAT, Haydar (trans.) Sermaye.

    Istanbul : 1933

    First appearance in book form of Marx's Das Kapital in Turkish, being the first edition of Haydar Rifat's translation, and the first book-length translation (preceded only by Bohor Israel's summary translation in a 1912 journal).

    The translation is of Gabriel Deville's abridgement of the first volume of Das Kapital, originally published in Paris... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 143061

  49. Sermaye.
    MARX, Karl; RIFAT, Haydar (trans.) Sermaye.

    Istanbul : 1933

    First appearance in book form of Marx's Das Kapital in Turkish, being the first edition of Haydar Rifat's translation, and the first book-length translation (preceded only by Bohor Israel's summary translation in a 1912 journal).

    The translation is from Gabriel Deville's French abridgement of the first volume of Das Kapital, originally published... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 142650

  50. A System of Logic:
    MILL, John Stuart. A System of Logic:

    London : 1843

    First edition of the author's philosophical work, outlining the five principles of inductive reasoning, now known as Mill's methods. Often considered as Mill's best work, A System of Logic was twelve years in the making.

    "Mill began his book with the assertion that he was not concerned with the contested territory of epistemology, but only with... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 146532

  51. Nature, the Utility of Religion, and Theism.
    MILL, John Stuart. Nature, the Utility of Religion, and Theism.

    London : 1874

    Second edition, published posthumously and the same year as the first, of Mill's three striking essays containing his philosophy of religion. "Mill wrote Nature and Utility of Religion between 1850-58, whereas Theism was written between 1868-70, near the end of Mill's life. Nature is an analysis, and critique, of the theory of natural moral law. Utility... Learn More
    £525.00

    Stock Code: 120901

  52. Gedachten over vrijheid.
    MILL, John Stuart. Gedachten over vrijheid.

    Groningen : 1859

    First edition in Dutch. First published in English earlier the same year, On Liberty, "perhaps more than any other of his works, has been viewed by posterity as the kernel of Mill's social philosophy" (ODNB). "Many of Mill's ideas are now the commonplaces of democracy. His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought and speech have never been improved... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 124043

  53. O zasadzie uzytecznósci (Utilitarianizm).
    MILL, John Stuart. O zasadzie uzytecznósci (Utilitarianizm).

    Warsaw : 1873

    First edition in Polish of Mill's Utilitarianism (first, 1863), his important "definition of Utilitarianism, and a defence of the philosophy expressed by it" (MacMinn, et al.) The translator was the positivist philosopher, publicist, and jurist Feliks Bogacki (1847-1916). As stated on the title page, this Polish edition was authorized by Mill. Mill... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 119395

  54. Some Inquiries respecting the Punishment of Death
    MONTAGU, Basil. Some Inquiries respecting the Punishment of Death

    London : 1818

    First edition. In 1809 Basil Montagu (1770-1851), author and legal reformer, "along with the Quaker philanthropist William Allen and others... formed the Society for the Diffusion of Knowledge upon the Punishment of Death and the Improvement of Prison Discipline (re-established in 1829 as the Society for the Diffusion of Information on the Subject of... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 115242

  55. The Book of the New Moral World:
    OWEN, Robert. The Book of the New Moral World:

    London : 1836

    First edition. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "With the author's kind regards". Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 87776

  56. Logique Mathématique.
    PEANO, Giuseppe. Logique Mathématique.

    Turin : 1897.

    First edition. An extended presentation of Peano's approach to mathematical logic, which he delivered at the first International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich. Although this section of the Formulaire "is now of no more than historical interest... the credit for introducing the essential notions and symbols belongs to Peano, as Russell himself... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 135241

  57. Notations de logique mathématique.
    PEANO, Giuseppe. Notations de logique mathématique.

    Turin : 1894

    First edition. This paper serves as an introduction to Peano's famous Formulario project, the first edition of which was published the following year. Peano had introduced his his famous system of logical notation in 1889. He "was interested primarily in the clear presentation of mathematical results, and it was for this purpose, rather than for philosophical... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 135239

  58. Lettre de Fourier au grand juge (4 Nivôse an XII).
    PELLARIN, Charles. Lettre de Fourier au grand juge (4 Nivôse an XII).

    Paris : 1874

    First edition of one of Charles Fourier's important early writings, inscribed by the editor of the work and one of his most enthusiastic disciples, Charles Pellarin, "A madam Miyneros ?, Hommage de son dévoué condisciple Ch. Pellarin", on the half-title. François Marie Charles Fourier (1722-1837) is considered one of the founders of utopian socialism;... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 126495

  59. Hints on Toleration:
    PHILAGATHARCHES (pseud. of) P. Broxbourne. Hints on Toleration:

    London : 1810

    First edition. Lord Sidmouth was then reviewing the Toleration Act of 1689, with the present treatise offering reflections and propositions on the subject. The author was a dissenter; as with other treatises of the period, he supports toleration for dissenters, but does not extend this to Catholics. More unusually however, he does support the extension... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 130675

  60. The Vision of Hades,
    POETRY. The Vision of Hades,

    London : 1825

    First complete edition, publishing the Vision of Noös for the first time, paired with the Vision of Hades, first published in 1820 and here in its second appearance. This copy has various pencilled emendations in the Vision of Noös, all stylistic rather than correcting errata, and consequently almost certainly in the hand of the anonymous author,... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 138867

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