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HUSSERL, Edmund - LITT, Theodor. Individuum und Gemeinschaft. Grundlegung der Kulturphilosophie.
Leibzig & Berlin : 1926.Third, revised edition, from the library of Edmund Husserl, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, subsequently in the library of his co-worker and assistant, Ludwig Landgrebe. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131949
POPPER, Karl R. [Postscript to the Logic of Scientific Discovery. Comprising:] Realism and the Aim of Science (Volume 1); The Open Universe (Volume 2); Quantum Theory and the Schism in Physics (Volume 3).
Totowa : 1982-83First US editions in book form, first impressions, of one of the major works on determinism and indeterminism, Popper's three-part postscript to his first published book, The Logic of Scientific Discovery (1936). Although the culmination of Popper's work in the philosophy of physics (reaching its peak in the second volume, The Open Universe) the Postscript... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 144236
WEBER, Max. The Theory of Social and Economic Organization.
New York : 1947First US edition in English of part I of one of the most influential works of sociology, Weber's Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, originally published in 1922 as Volume III of the collaborative work Grundriss der Sozialoekonomik. Henderson and Parsons' translation was first published in the UK by William Hodge earlier that year. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 150122
NAGEL, Ernest. Principles of the Theory of Probability.
Chicago : 1939First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead on the front free endpaper: "To Professor A. N. Whitehead with the esteem of Ernest Nagel". The English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) was a seminal figure in process philosophy, and together with Bertrand Russell, wrote... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 132994
JAMES, William. The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy.
New York, London and Bombay : 1897First edition, second impression, reprinted three months after the first. The first publication in book form of ten influential essays by philosopher and psychologist William James in which he presents some of his most developed contributions to psychology, including his understanding of determinism, compatibilism, morality, and pragmatism. Each was... Learn More£275.00
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JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.
London, New York and Bombay : 1902First 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
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QUINE, Willard Van Orman - WIENER, Norbert. Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.
New York : 1949First edition, seventh printing (first 1948), presented to the philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine by his mother, inscribed by her on the front free endpaper "To dear Willard from Mom. June 25, 1950". The book originates from a large number of Quine family books, recently dispersed on the market.
Cybernetics, by the American mathematician and... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 150085
CAMPION, George G. The Riddle of the Sphinx: An Essay.
London : First and sole edition of this very scarce and interesting essay on education, printed for private circulation in presumably very small numbers. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "With the Author's Kind Regards, 22 Oct. 1914, G. G. C.". Campion (d. 1945) was consulting dental surgeon to the Manchester Dental Hospital. He... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141399
BOULDING, Kenneth E. The Image.
Ann Arbor : 1956First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "To Rusty, with affectionate greetings, Kenneth" on the front free endpaper. This work was "the 'product' of Boulding's sojourn at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences in Palo Alto, California. There he met many of his contemporaries, who, he says, had a profound influence... Learn More£350.00
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BRADLEY, Francis Herbert. The Presuppositions of Critical History.
London : 1874Scarce first edition of Bradley's first book, with an autograph letter signed on New College Oxford headed paper from the philosopher A. J. Ayer, 9 February 1962, thanking a "Dear John" for the loan of the book - "it is strange stuff, even more 'literary' than his later work. But, as nearly always, he is troubled by genuine problems". This literary... Learn More£3,000.00
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OGDEN, C. K., I. A. Richards, & James Wood. The Foundations of Aesthetics.
London : 1922First edition, first impression, notable as showing the early formulation of the methodologies of Richards and Ogden with an attention to language and psychology - the aesthetics of Clive Bell is the recurrent counter point.
"Ogden 1889-1957 converted the Cambridge Magazine into a quarterly in which he and Richards published a series of articles... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 149019
CASSIRER, Ernst. Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
Chicago and London : 1923First edition in English, first printing, in the scarce jacket. The two works were first published in German as Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff in 1910 and Einsteinschen Relativitätstheorie in 1921. Both relate Cassirer's Neo-Kantian approach to developments in science, the former in line with late-19th century developments which were still fundamentally... Learn More£250.00
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HEARD, Gerald. These Hurrying Years.
London : 1934First edition, first impression; rare in the dust jacket. Gerald Heard (1889-1971) was a British author and philosopher whose innovative works examined history in the context of humankind's evolving consciousness. This book is his attempt to write a "history of our own times" and to determine the underlying causes of modern events. His conclusion, that... Learn More£375.00
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RUSSELL, Bertrand, & Lewis F. Richardson. Mathematical Psychology of War.
Oxford : 1919First 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
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QUINE, Willard Van Orman - WHIPPLE, Fred L. Earth, Moon, and Planets; [together with:] The Mystery of Comets.
Cambridge, MA [& Washington D.C.] : 1963 Revised (first 1941) and first editions respectively, both volumes from the library of American philosopher Willard Van Quine, a colleague of Whipple's at Harvard University; Earth, Moon, and Planets with Quine's ownership signature to front free endpaper, The Mystery of Comets with a Christmas card from Whipple and his wife signed "love Babbie & Fred".... Learn More£75.00
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CROCE, Benedetto. An Autobiography.
Oxford : 1927First edition in English of the autobiography of the Italian philosopher and historian Benedetto Croce (1866-1952). The translator, the philosopher and historian R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943), was heavily influenced by Croce: "His work displays particularly close affinities with the philosophy of the Italians Croce and Gentile, though not with the latter's... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 130680
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. O Sentido da Nova Logica.
São Paulo : 1944First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to his future wife Marjorie Boynton, inscribed on the front free endpaper "à prezada amiga Marge para que floresça tanto sua logica quanto sen português - Van" (translatable as "To my dear friend Marge so that both her logic and her Portuguese can flourish").
At the time Quine... Learn More£150.00
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MEIBOM, Marcus. De Fabrica triremium liber.
Amsterdam : 1671First and only edition of this uncommon treatise on ancient shipbuilding, drawn from classical and Biblical sources, illustrated with a beautiful, etched frontispiece by de Hooghe. Born in Tönningen, Schleswig-Holstein, around 1630, Meibom was a Danish philologist and polymath scholar probably best known for his work on music in antiquity. His Antiquae... Learn More£8,500.00
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FUNCH, Diderich Hansteen. Afhandling om coffardiskibes construction.
Copenhagen : 1842-43First and only edition of this work on the construction of merchant ships written by the renowned royal Danish shipbuilder Diderich Hansteen Funch (1791-1856). Decidedly uncommon, just four locations on WorldCat, Royal Danish Library, BL, National Library of Sweden, and University of Leipzig Funch was master shipbuilder at the dockyards in Copenhagen,... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 126950
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. El Sentido de la nueva lógica.
Buenos Aires : 1958First edition in Spanish, the author's own copy, inscribed in his hand on the front free endpaper at his Harvard address "W. V. Quine / Emerson Hall / Harvard University / Cambridge. Mass. 02138".
Quine's work was first composed and published in Portuguese for the Brazilian market in 1944 as O Sentido da Nova Logica. Quine wrote it while serving... Learn More£175.00
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MURDOCH, Iris. The Sovereignty of Good Over Other Concepts.
Cambridge : 1967First edition, first impression, of Iris Murdoch's "best-known work of philosophy, whose influence has grown since publication. It was fiercely original" (ODNB). Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 150807
LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Regarder écouter lire.
Paris : 1993First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Raymond Firth warmest regards Levi-Strauss". Firth (1901-2002) was a prominent New Zealand anthropologist and student of Bronislaw Malinowski, whom he succeeded as Professor Anthropology at the London School of Economics in 1944, remaining there for twenty-four years. Lévi-Strauss... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 132941
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. Mathematical Logic.
New York : 1940First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to the American mathematician Edward Vermilye Huntington (1874-1952), inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Edward V. Huntington with kindest regards - Van Quine".
Mathematical Logic was derived from the course of lectures in the subject which Quine delivered at Harvard University,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 150092
STAPLEDON, Olaf. A Modern Theory of Ethics.
London : 1929First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "A. M. Carr-Saunders, with compliments from W. O. S. 3rd February 1929". A Modern Theory of Ethics was Stapledon's first published work of prose, based on the thesis for his PhD in philosophy awarded at the University of Liverpool in 1925. The recipient,... Learn More£1,750.00
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QUINE, Willard Van Orman. "On What There Is".
1948Original offprint, presentation copy from the author to his elder brother Robert Cloyd Quine and his wife Rosalie, inscribed at head "To Rosalie & Bob. Look - no symbols. Van"; a reference surely to the impenetrability to laymen of logical papers filled with symbols and equations.
"After World War II, Quine returned to the issue that was a central... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 150088
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Law, Legislation and Liberty.
Chicago : 1973-79First US editions, first printings, of each volume of Hayek's last major work of social philosophy, published over a seven-year period. In many ways the culmination of his philosophical career, Law, Legislation and Liberty was Hayek's most extensive philosophical analysis of the structure of society, the nature of justice, and the underlying principles... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 144233
COLLIER, William Bell & Page Blackwood. Unusual personal photograph album of ship- and boat-building projects.
San Francisco, CA, Norfolk, VA & Portsmouth, NH : 1891-1924Highly appealing album showing various craft designed and built by naval architect William B. Collier (1869-1951) working both privately with his brother Page (1871-1913), and for the U.S. Navy. The vessels range in scale from steam launches and motorboats built by the brothers and trialed on Clear Lake, California in the 1890s to the USS Olympia, Admiral... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133169
FREGE, Gottlob. Function und Begriff.
Jena : 1891First edition of one of three short works written by Frege between the publication of his Begriffschrift (1879) and his Grundsetze der Arithmetik (1893-1903), in which he expounds essential improvements on the former. Together with his other two papers, Über Sinn und Bedeutung (1892) and Über Begriff und Gegenstand (1892), Function und Begriff was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 146657
DERRIDA, Jacques. L'Écriture et La Différence.
Paris : 1967First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to the French man of letter "Pour Monsieur Maurice Nadeau, en Hommage, J. Derrida". This is a nice association copy of one of Derrida's major works.
Maurice Nadeau (1911-2013) was "an oak tree under which the greatest writers of the 20th century sought shelter" (Lepape).... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149919
JOYCE, James - MCLUHAN, Marshall. James Joyce: Trivial and Quadrivial.
New York : spring 1953Offprint with the ownership inscription of poet and academic Ronald Bates to the front wrapper and his pencilled notes to the contents. Ronald Gordon Nudell Bates (1924-1995) earned his PhD from the University of Toronto, the subject of his doctoral thesis being James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. His teaching career was spent at the universities of Upsala,... Learn More£520.00
Stock Code: 60922
HEIDEGGER, Martin. Nietzsche.
San Francisco : 1979-87First editions in English, first printings, inscribed by Krell on half-title of the second volume "For Larry Owens, This, my favourite of the four volumes, D. F. Krell, 12.I.96". A bright set of Heidegger's reading of Nietzsche.
In these works, Heidegger treats only Nietzsche's unpublished writings as the repository of his true thought. In Heidegger's... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 146501
DERRIDA, Jacques. De la grammatologie.
Paris : 1967First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title to the French man of letter "Pour Maurice Nadeau, en Hommage, Jacques Derrida". This is a nice association copy of one of Derrida's major works.
Maurice Nadeau (1911-2013) was "an oak tree under which the greatest writers of the 20th century sought shelter" (Lepape).... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149917
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Law, Legislation and Liberty.
London : 1973-79First UK editions, first impressions, of each volume of Hayek's last major work of social philosophy, published over a seven-year period. In many ways the culmination of his philosophical career, Law, Legislation and Liberty was Hayek's most extensive philosophical analysis of the structure of society, the nature of justice, and the underlying principles... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149504
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. Quine's own copies of three of his books, specially bound.Three of Quine's works, from his library, each in a decorative contemporary binding and likely copies specially bound by the publishers for him as author. The books originate from a large number of Quine family books, recently dispersed on the market.
i) Mathematical Logic. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1947. Half sheep, red... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 150110
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Studies in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Chicago : 1967First US edition, first printing, using the sheets of the UK edition of the same year, without priority. This selection of papers from Hayek's later work, revised and dedicated to philosopher Karl Popper, was considered a departure from his earlier writings. Hayek "shifted his ground - partly under the influence of Popper - somewhat away from subjectivity... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 149426
HUSSERL, Edmund. Méditations Cartésiennes. Introduction à la phénoménologie.
Paris : 1931First edition: the work first appeared in this French translation. It was based on two double lectures Husserl gave at the Sorbonne in 1929. The Méditations Cartésiennes constitutes Husserl's fullest treatment of a problem which came to concern him more and more, the problem of intersubjectivity. In this work, "he tried to show how the transcendental... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 133939
WHITEHEAD, Alfred North. Modes of Thought.
New York : 1938First US edition, first printing; also published in the UK the same year. Whitehead's eight lectures were mostly delivered shortly after his retirement from Harvard, condensing and revising his course lectures there.
With the ownership signature to the front free endpaper, dated 1948, of Eugene Freeman, professor of philosophy at Illinois Tech.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 145790
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig - ENGELMANN, Paul. Briefe von Ludwig Wittgenstein und Errinnerungen an ihn.
Tel Aviv : 1965An original German typescript copy of Engelmann's correspondence from, and memories of, Ludwig Wittgenstein, posthumously prepared for publication and with an introduction by his friend Dr. Josef Schächter. With occasional manuscript corrections and occasional notes for the translator, L. Furtmüller, in blue ballpoint and in pencil. Unpublished before... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133740
HANCOCK, Samuel Edward, Acting Carpenter. Ledger book containing 30 large ink and water-colour detail drafts of warship construction.
Devonport : 1904-05A wonderful insight into naval construction and shipyard practice at the outset of the Anglo-German naval arms race, "formally" initiated with the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906. The drawings constituted part of Hancock's training process, similar to the technical drawings, maps and drafts commonly found in a middy's journal book, but here the craft... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133180
CUSA, Nicholas of. Of Learned Ignorance.
London : 1954First English translation of Nicolas of Cusa's major work, published in the series Rare Masterpieces of philosophy and Science.
"Nicholas of Cusa's most complete set of proposals about what is real occurs in his best-known work of 1440, De docta ignorantia: On Learned Ignorance. Here Cusanus addresses the four categorical realities traditionally... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 126155
JAMES, William. Some Problems of Philosophy.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of James's last book, published posthumously from an unfinished manuscript left at his death.
"For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. Characteristically, he chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 145960
SCARPA, Roque Esteban. Dos poetas españoles. Federico García Lorca. Rafael Alberti.
Santiago : 1935First edition, first printing. With a signed presentation inscription from the author to the philosopher and essayist Ramiro de Maeztu on the verso of the front wrapper: "A Ramiro de Maeztu, mi devoción por su obra maravillosamente hispana, cerradamente española. R. E. Scarpa... Stgo de Chile. Dic. 1935" ("To Ramiro de Maeztu, my devotion to his marvellously... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 132519
CARNAP, Rudolf. Der logische Aufbau der Welt.
Berlin : 1928First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, a central document of analytical philosophy and crucial to the formation of "logical positivism". Carnap (1891-1970) is considered one of the major philosophers of the Vienna Circle; the Aufbau, or The Logical Construction of the World, is his "most detailed and influential statement of a... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 144746
SOREL, Georges. Réflexions sur la violence.
Paris : 1908First edition in book form, preceded only by its appearance in the journal le Mouvement socialiste in 1907, of Sorel's most important work, "chiefly a philosophical commentary on revolutionary syndicalism, a commentary strongly inspired by Bergson's thought. In it Sorel developed the notions of 'myth' and 'violence'. The model for a myth was the syndicalist... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145055
CARACO, Albert. Le Mystère d'Eusèbe.
Buenos Aires : 1942First edition, first printing, very scarce in commerce, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "Pour 'Message' Londres. Avec les hommages et les voeux de l'auteur. Albert Caraco. Buenos Aires, le 25.9.42, Calle Pino 3426". The London-based periodical Message: Belgian Review was published during 1941-46 and reviewed Caraco's... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 121460
DUCREST, Charles Louis, marquis de. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,
Paris : 1777First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 68900
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. La relatività ontologica e altri saggi.
Rome : 1986First edition in Italian, the copy of the author, with his ownership signature to the half-title.
The work was first published in English in 1969. The title essay is based on the first John Dewey lecture which Quine delivered at Columbia University in 1968, and is supplemented with other writings, all revolving around a relativist epistemological... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 150214
QUINE, Willard Van Orman. La relatividad ontologica y otros ensayos.
Madrid : 1974First edition in Spanish, the copy of the author, unmarked as such but originating from a collection of books from his estate, and specially bound, likely by the publisher in Spain for presentation.
The work was first published in English in 1969. The title essay is based on the first John Dewey lecture which Quine delivered at Columbia University... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 150180
LANGER, Susanne K. An Introduction to Symbolic Logic.
London : 1937First edition of Langer's introduction to symbolic logic, an excellent elementary text book, still in print today. "The present Introduction aims at developing the essential concepts of symbolic logic from the level of common sense to the point of understanding the classical masterpiece, Whitehead's and Russell's Principia Mathematica. It presupposes... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 135245
MOORE, George Edward. Principia Ethica.
Cambridge : 1903First edition, first impression. G. E. Moore (1873-1958) was critical of the dominant idealist metaphysics of the time; in this, his most famous work, he presents a new approach to ethical theory wherein "analytical concern with the structure of ethical concepts is sharply separated from debates about the substance of morality" (ODNB).
Connected... Learn More£650.00
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BEELOO, Adriaan Johan Hendrik & H. Cop. Rapport van den hoofdingenieur, adviseur voor scheepsbouw A.J.H. Beeloo en den ingenieur 2de klasse der marine H. Cop, betrekkelijk eene reis naar Engeland in 1883
The Hague : 1884First and only edition, classified "Geheim" - Secret - this copy No.8 of an unknown limitation; inevitably uncommon, WorldCat records solely the copy in the Haagse Defensiebibliothek. Report of a tour of inspection down the Clyde made by two Dutch marine engineers Beeloo and Cop on the orders of the Dutch Ministry of the Marine, visiting the dockyards... Learn More£2,250.00
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WORLD WAR II; SHIPBUILDING. Photographic Archive of Dravo Corporation ship launches during World War II.
Wilmington, DE & Pittsburgh, PA : 1942-45A remarkable archive of 113 silver gelatin photographs chronicling the launches of the complete range of vessels produced by the company during the war years - Destroyer Escorts (DE), Landing Ship Tanks (LST), Landing Ship Medium (LSM), Minelayers, Submarine Chasers, Barges, and even floating dry-docks. Many of the images include group portraits of... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136238