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VICO, Giambattista. Cinque libri de' principj d'una scienza nuova d'intorno alla comune natura delle nazioni.
Naples : 1730A remarkable copy of the radically altered second edition of Vico's masterpiece, annotated by the author on more than 100 pages, many of the corrections and addenda being later included in the final, posthumous third edition of 1744. Vico's work had originally been conceived as a monumental work in two quarto volumes, to be printed in Florence at Cardinal... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 123497
HEGEL, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich. System der Wissenschaft. Erster Theil, die Phänomenologie des Geistes.
Bamberg and Würzburg : 1807First edition, first issue of Hegel's first major and best-known work, known in English as "The Phenomenology of Spirit", the only part published, in which he develops the idea of Geist realizing itself in the intellectual development of mankind. "It begins with a dialectical discussion of sense perception in which it is argued that knowledge of physical... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 132061
SOLOVIEV, Vladimir. Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)
Moscow : 1877Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture, "Three Forces", read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877.
"In the academic year 1876-7 Soloviev returned to teaching and worked on a second book, The Philosophical Principles of Integral... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86058
SPINOZA, Baruch. Tractatus theologico-politicus.
Hamburg : 1670First edition of Spinoza's great treatise on political theology, a "crystal-clear exposition of the theory of natural right" (PMM). Spinoza's principal work, and the only work published in his lifetime, it blends the traditions of his Hebraic background with Cartesian rationalism. His ethical views are extended into the realm of politics, and contain... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 130116
[LOCKE, John.] An Essay concerning Humane Understanding.
London : 1690First edition, the Holt issue, traditionally considered the first. Locke worked for nearly two decades on his investigation of "the certainty and the adequacy of human knowledge," concluding that "though knowledge must necessarily fall short of complete comprehension, it can at least be 'sufficient'; enough to convince us that we are not at the mercy... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 111580
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Panopticon; or, The Inspection House: Containing The Idea of a New Principle of Construction applicable to any Sort of Establishment, in which Persons of any Description are to be kept under Inspection: and in particular to Penitentiary-Houses, Prisons, M
Dublin printed, London reprinted, & London : 1791First London edition of all three parts of Bentham's famous but abortive Panopticon Penitentiary Scheme. Both the second Postscript and the plates were delayed in being printed and "very few copies of either the London or the Dublin editions have all the engravings According to Bentham, most of the plates were destroyed in a fire at the printer's... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 120454
SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Autograph manuscript.
c.1952An unpublished fragment from Sartre's unfinished novel, La Dernière Chance, the final volume of his projected tetralogy, Les Chemins de la liberté (Roads of Freedom). Two chapters had appeared in Les Temps modernes in 1949 under the title Drôle d'amitié (Strange Friendship), but Sartre dropped the work in 1952.... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129308
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Autograph letter signed ("Ludwig Wittgen.") to Moritz Schlick.
[Cambridge : 1932]An affectionate but frustrated autograph letter signed from Wittgenstein to Moritz Schlick, the founder of the Vienna Circle, in which Wittgenstein expresses his regrets over appearing to condone the plagiarism apparent in Rudolf Carnap's most recent paper through his own inaction.
Wittgenstein received Carnap's offprint, "Physicalistic Language... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128528
HUME, David. A Treatise of Human Nature:
London : 1739-40First edition of Hume's first great work, rarely found thus, complete in three volumes, with two of five leaves which Chuo notes as often cancelled in the uncancelled state (A4 and F6 of volume 3). Hume composed the first two books before he was 25 during his three years in France. He returned to London with the finished manuscript by mid-September... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 120809
ERASMUS, Desiderius. The Praise of Folie.
[London : 1569 [recte 1549]Rare first edition in English of one of the most notable works of the Renaissance, a work written in England, when Erasmus was staying in the house of Thomas More in the winter of 1509-10.
"Its title is a delicate and complimentary play on the name of his host: its subject matter is a brilliant, biting satire on the folly to be found in all walks... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 108395
[QUESNAY, François.] Physiocratie, ou constitution naturelle du gouvernement le plus avantageux au genre humain. Publié par Du Pont, des Sociétés Royales d'Agriculture de Soissons & d'Orléans, & Correspondant de la Société d'Émulation de Londres.
Pékin, and sold in Paris : 1767First edition, the extremely rare first issue with the fictitious Pékin imprint on the title pages of both parts, in the corrected state. Issued thus to avoid French censorship, but in fact printed in Paris, the Pékin issue was printed in very small numbers and swiftly withdrawn because of a reference made by the editor, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours,... Learn More£110,000.00
Stock Code: 124093