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RELIGION. Tract volume containing 11 works,
1742-1800A collection of religious tracts, predominantly Scottish imprints and mostly dating from the last decade of the 18th century, and bound soon after. The collection provides a valuable illustration of popular theology of the time, with many of the works present going through many editions, while two of the works are apparently unrecorded. Comprising:
i)... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125275
BLAKE, William. There is No Natural Religion.
Clairvaux : 1972First edition thus, number of 142 copies of 540 copies bound thus, from a total edition of 616 copies, all printed on Arches pure rag paper made to match the paper used by Blake. A faithful facsimile, based on the Rosenwald copy in the Library of Congress, with a bibliographical essay by Sir Geoffrey Keynes.
From the library, though unmarked... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 147460
BURNET, Gilbert; LOCKE, John. A treatise concerning the truth of the Christian religion.
Glasgow : 1743First Foulis edition of both works, and the first appearance in print of Burnet treatise, with Locke's treatise originally published in his posthumous works in 1706. The terminal advertisement leaves for Robert Foulis's press are present, and include an advertisement for his upcoming edition of Plato's Republic, the first edition in English. An uncommon... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126863
RAMSAY, Andrew Michael. The Philosophical Principles of Natural and Revealed Religion.
Glasgow : 1748-9First edition of Ramsay's great work, left unpublished at his death in 1743, and given by his wife to Foulis, and seen through the press thanks to the good offices of Hutcheson and, after his death in 1746, John Stevenson. "It reiterated many of the arguments of Ramsay's Cyrus, but made more explicit his attempt to reconcile Newtonian ideas to his own... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 90441
FORBES, Duncan. Reflexions on the Sources of Incredulity with Regard to Religion.
Edinburgh : 1750First edition of the Scottish politician and judge's final theological tract, published posthumously. One of Forbes's (1685-1747) "enthusiasms, following from his admiration of the works of John Hutchinson, author of Moses's principia, was the study of the Old Testament in Hebrew. He wrote three short tracts, published in 1732, 1735, and posthumously,... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 102357
MILL, John Stuart. Nature, the Utility of Religion, and Theism.
London : 1874Second 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
FRAZER, James George. The Golden Bough.
London : 1890First edition of Frazer's ground-breaking study of comparative religion. "Frazer's true subject is nothing less than humanity's long upward struggle towards an understanding of itself and the world. In Frazer's view that movement towards the light began in earliest times with the priest-king employing magic to compel the gods to do his bidding, followed... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 138045
CONSTANTINOPLE. Letters Historical and Critical, from a Gentleman in Constantinople To his Friend in London.
London : 1735First edition. The anonymous author was a member of the retinue of George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoul, who served as British ambassador to Constantinople from 1729 to 1737. His account of the city, people, religion and rulers of Constantinople was written not long after he arrived, and was sent in two letters to Britain in 1730. Despite being impressed... Learn More£3,650.00
Stock Code: 117450
KIRWAN, Richard. Logick: Or, an Essay on the Elements, Principles, and Different Modes of Reasoning.
London : 1807First edition. Richard Kirwan (1733-1812) was an Irish chemist and mineralogist who turned to philosophical writing in the latter years of his life. His writings included a lengthy critique of Hume's philosophy in 1801 and a staunch defence of Berkeley's immaterialism in 1811. Partly written to counter the popularity of Locke's ideas, in the present... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 124216
LAW, William. A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life.
London : 1729First edition. "It is the Serious Call, a plea for a return to the practice of private individual piety, in an unadorned, lucid and deeply moving style, on which Law's reputation chiefly stands. Its peculiar force is difficult to convey; authorities as different as Gibbon, Lord Lyttelton and George Whitefield spoke enthusiastically of it. Samuel Johnson... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 121014
DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex.
New York : 1871First US edition, later issue without errata. First published in the UK earlier that year, it was in this work that the word "evolution" appears for the first time, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the thorny question of human evolution,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 117907
COULANGES, Fustel de. La Cité antique.
Paris : 1864First 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
HERBERT OF CHERBURY, Edward, Lord. The Autobiography.
London : 1886First edition thus, one of 1, 000 copies extra illustrated with 50 plates (48 portraits, 2 views), largely dating to the first half of the 19th century, put out in 1891 with specially printed title pages, and presented here in a vintage choice half morocco by Zaehnsdorf, whose bindings were "highly esteemed for their artistic taste and for their craftsmanship"... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141311
LAWRENCE, Richard. The Interest of Ireland in its Trade and Wealth Stated.
Dublin : 1682First edition. Richard Lawrence served in the New Model Army and accompanied Cromwell's expeditionary force to Ireland in 1649, where he was entrusted with important commands of the island as it was reconquered and resettled. He entered into print in the 1650s defending the policy of transplantation, and acquired large estates in the country. In 1664... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127003
DICK, Philip K. The Collected Stories.
Los Angeles, CA, Columbia, PA : 1987First edition, first impression, signed limited issue, number 64 of 100 copies with the author's signature mounted to the limitation leaf of Volume 1, this example cut from a cancelled cheque. A further 400 numbered copies were also released. This posthumous collection of Dick's works include a preface by the author adapted from a letter written in... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131750
DICK, Philip K. The Collected Stories.
Los Angeles, CA, Columbia, PA : 1987First edition, first impression, signed limited issue. An unnumbered "presentation copy", with the author's signature mounted to the limitation leaf of Volume 1, from a total run of 100 signed copies. A further 400 unsigned copies were also released. This posthumous collection of Dick's works include a preface by the author adapted from a letter written... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 131931
ANTIUNIVERSITY OF LONDON. Poster announcing the opening of the Antiuniversity of London.
Leicester : [c. February 1968]A striking promotional poster announcing the opening of the Antiuniversity of London on 12 February 1968 and advertising a list of its faculty members, including most of the major names in London's counter-culture: from Alexander Trocchi and Jeff Nuttall to the black liberationists Obi Egbuna and Calvin Hernton, feminist psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 132164
FREUD, Sigmund. Signed photograph.
[London : 1938]Freud reads the manuscript of Moses and Monotheism. A superb signed photograph of Freud at work taken by the Austrian-British psychoanalyst Wilhelm Hoffer (1897-1967), depicting Freud seated at his desk in London.
Freud had begun working on his Moses book in 1934 and partly published it in German in 1937. He arrived in London on 6 June 1938,... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 132013
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Inside the Whale.
1 Jan 1940 - 13 Oct 1966Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first collection of essays, Inside the Whale, including the original contract. Orwell began work on the essays in May 1939. The outbreak of the war led to an unproductive period, but by mid-December he had finished the book and sent the manuscript to Gollancz.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131758
MALCOLM, John, Sir. Sketch of the Sikhs;
London : 1812First edition of this scarce account of Sikhism, the cornerstone of later publications on the topic, annotated over four pages by a British Officer who interacted with the Sikhs during his service. This "preliminary effort" (Khurana, p. 22) on the subject sheds some light on the history of the Sikhs, their countries and government, and their religion.... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 135209
RUSSELL. An Essay on the Nature and Existence of a Material World.
London : 1781First edition of this anonymous reply to the metaphysical arguments of Joseph Priestley and Richard Price. Samuel Parr commented that the "book abounds with pleasantry as well as abstruse reasoning. The style is perspicuous and elegant and the model formed upon that of Mr Hume. The principles lead to unqualified scepticism in natural as well as revealed... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 136699
MAYAKOVSKY, Vladimir. Oblako v shtanakh. Tetraptikh. (A Cloud in Trousers: A Tetraptich.)
1918First edition with the unexpurgated original text, the second overall following a substantially censored first edition in 1915. Before the 1917 revolution Vladimir Mayakovsky (1893-1930) had been a "regular scandal-maker" (his own words) of the Futurist school, but by 1918 his revolutionary voice found endorsement in this uncensored edition of his key... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 130878