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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
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
BENTHAM, Jeremy - HALEVY, Elie. The Growth of Philosophical Radicalism.
London : 1952Fourth edition in English (first English edition published in 1928), with C. W. Everett's Bibliography of Bentham's works at the end (pages 522-546), and an index. Learn More£30.00
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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
Stock Code: 136480
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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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
Stock Code: 141886
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
Stock Code: 68865
MACHEN, Arthur. War and the Christian Faith.
London : 1918First and only edition in book form, written after his very successful Bowmen (1914) and at the suggestion of the acting editor of The Evening News where it was first published and where Machen worked as a reporter from 1910 to 1921.
"Although he detested journalism, his Johnsonian manner and compelling character established him as one of Fleet... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 144148
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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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
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
Stock Code: 67473
FUNCH, Diderich Hansteen. Afhandling om coffardiskibes construction.
Copenhagen : 1842-3First 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
KIERKEGAARD, Søren. Either/Or:
London : 1944First UK edition of the first English translation. Either/Or is Kierkegaard's earliest major work and his "first attempt to articulate a plane of motion constituted by subjective, existential inwardness" (Carlisle, p. 49). It was a best-seller upon publication in Denmark in 1843 under the title Enten-Eller.
Kierkegaard wrote Either/Or in his... Learn More£1,100.00
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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
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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HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Law, Legislation and Liberty.
Chicago : 1973-9First 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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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 : 1904-5A 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
JAMES, William. Some Problems of Philosophy.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of James's last book, published posthumously. "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 would force him to be nontechnical and readable.... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136485
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
NOZICK, Robert. Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
Oxford : 1974First UK edition, first impression, using the American sheets as published the same year by Basic Books in New York. Nozick's influential work on free-market libertarianism is "recognised as a classic of modern political philosophy... it is widely credited with breathing new life into the discipline in the second half of the twentieth century" (Bader... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139972
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
BELL, Clive. Civilization.
London : 1928First edition, first impression, this copy with nice provenance, with the ownership inscription to the front pastedown of the author's elder brother, the Lieutenant-Colonel and Conservative MP William Cory Heward Bell,
Clive Bell was part of the Bloomsbury Group and married Virginia Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, who designed many of Woolf's dust... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 145802
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
Stock Code: 119604
HUSSERL, Edmund. Erfahrung und Urteil.
Prague : 1939First edition of Husserl's posthumously published work on Experience and Judgement, one of the few copies that escaped being pulped as a result of the German annexation of Czechoslovakia in 1939. 200 copies were sent to London for distribution by Allen & Unwin, but the bulk of the edition was destroyed.
"Edmund Husserl is undoubtedly one of the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131946
HUSSERL, Edmund. Die Krisis der Europäischen Wissenschaften und die Transzendentale Phänomenologie. Eine Einleitung in die phänomenologische Philosophie.
Belgrade : 1936Original offprint of Husserl's last great work, inscribed by him to"Herrn Professor John Wild ergebenst überreicht vom Verfasser" (Professor John Wild, humbly donated by the author). The American philosopher John Wild, a firm supporter of phenomenology, was a contributor to the Journal of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
"Edmund Husserl... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 132147
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
Stock Code: 126943
WORLD WAR II; SHIPBUILDING. Photographic Archive of Dravo Corporation ship launches during World War II.
Wilmington, DE & Pittsburgh, PA : 1942-5A 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