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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
MONTAIGNE, Michel de; William Hazlitt (ed.) The Complete Works.
London : 1842First Hazlitt edition of the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne's collected works, gathering his influential essays and letters. The present essays were originally published between around 1570 to 1592, and cover a wide variety of topics, from religion, philosophy, and classics, to solitude, age, drunkenness, anger, books, imagination, and many... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140342
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Works,
Edinburgh : 1843First 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
BLAKE, William; ELLIS, Edwin John, & W. B. Yeats (eds.) The Works of William Blake.
London : 1893First 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
RABELAIS, François. The Complete Works.
London & New York : 1927First edition thus, illustrated by Papé, one of 4,300 numbered sets, this is "unnumbered for Review". Frank Cheyne Papé (1878-1972) was an English artist and illustrator who had studied at The Slade School of Fine Art. He was married to Alice Stringer, also an illustrator and fellow Slade student.
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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
BLAKE, William. The Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
Clairvaux : 1960First 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
DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall (ed.); MORE, Sir Thomas. A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty Work, of the best State of a Public Weal, and of the new Isle called Utopia.
London : 1808First Dibdin edition of More's Utopia, a very attractive edition by the great bibliophile, which includes a bibliography of the early editions, and uses the text of the first English translation of 1551. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 138538
BERKELEY, George. Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
Dublin : 1744First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135077
PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Letters to Mr. Volney, Occasioned by a Work of his Entitled Ruins, and by his Letter to the Author.
Philadelphia : 1797First edition. Part of Priestley's continuing campaign against what he saw as atheistic philosophy, published while in self-imposed exile in Philadelphia after fleeing Britain following the Priestley Riots of 1791 and continued government persecution. The pamphlet is directed against the arguments put forth by Constantin Volney in his Ruins of Empires,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136976
LOCKE, John. The Conduct of the Understanding.
Cambridge : 1781Fifth separate edition, first issue, preceding the second, large paper issue. The Conduct of the Understanding was first published in Locke's Posthumous Works of 1706, with the first separate edition published in 1741. Locke wrote The Conduct while writing revisions for his Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, intending it to constitute a new chapter... Learn More£1,200.00
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VOLTAIRE. Letters Concerning the English Nation.
London : 1733First edition of Voltaire's celebration of England and the English, the first edition in any language of the work, with the French edition, printed in Amsterdam, appearing the subsequent year; this a commendable copy in contemporary mottled calf.
Voltaire's great admiration for the English people and their system of government was developed during... Learn More£3,000.00
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DRAKE, Judith. An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.
London : 1696Second edition, published the same year as the first, of "one of the greatest works of early modern 'feminism'" (Smith, p. 727), already in its third edition by 1697.
Anonymously published, and previously attributed to Mary Astell or Jane Barker, the Essay is now generally credited as the work of author and medical practitioner Judith Drake (c.1670-1723),... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 140062
MANDEVILLE, Bernard. The Fable of the Bees; [together with:] The Fable of the Bees Part II.
London : 1732 & 1729First edition of the second part, seventh edition (stated sixth) of the first part, of Mandeville's most impactful and best-known work, demonstrating, through a poetic parable of bees renouncing all luxury and seeing their hive collapse, that the Christian ascetic philosophy cannot lead to a prosperous economy and social system, and consequently, that... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 148675
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
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BEATTIE, James - FORBES, Sir William. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.
Edinburgh : 1806First edition of Forbes's principal work, an excellent association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's son, "William Forbes Esqr. from the author"; together with a small group of related contemporary autograph material laid in which reflects the strong ties between the Forbes and Beattie families.
Sir William Forbes, 6th... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 118450
NELSON, Thomas - BACON, Nathaniel, & John Selden. An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England,
London : 1760The copy of the American Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson Junior (1738-1789), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper; Nelson later struck through the signature (still wholly legible) and added a presentation note to his son William Nelson (1763-1803), thus reading "Tho.s Nelson jr. To Wm... Learn More£7,500.00
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FISKE, John. The Writings.
Cambridge : 1902Riverside 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
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
TAYLOR, Thomas (trans.) Ocellus Lucanus on the Nature of the Universe.
London : 1831First edition of Taylor's translation of these four ancient Greek philosophers. The neoplatonist Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was a prolific translator of ancient Greek writing, and was the first to translate the complete works of Plato and Aristotle into English. He was such a committed Hellenist that he and his wife are reputed to have conversed only... Learn More£1,250.00
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PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. System of Economic Contradictions, or the Philosophy of Misery.
New York : [1888?]First separate edition in English, first published by Tucker himself as the fourth volume in his translated edition of Proudhon's works (1888), here with a cancel half-title and title page, and a variant binding. This reissue is rarely found - WorldCat locates only one copy, at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, with another... Learn More£2,250.00
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MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, the life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca.
London : 1640First edition in English of Machiavelli's famous handbook for rulers (1513, published Rome 1532), dedicated to Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of Florence from 1513.
The Prince appears to have been banned from publication in England during the Elizabethan period, though translations circulated in manuscript. It was so controversial that it had to... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 146948
HOBBES, Thomas. Leviathan, or the Matter, Forme, & Power of a Common-wealth Ecclesiastical and Civill.
London : 1651True first edition of one of the foundation works in the field of political theory, with the winged head ornament on the title page. There are three editions with title-pages bearing 1651 imprints. The second, with a bear ornament, was printed outside England (probably at Amsterdam), and the third, with a triangular type ornament, is now considered... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 136441
SERGEANT, John. The Method to Science.
London : 1696First edition of one of the principal works of the Roman Catholic controversialist and philosopher John Sergeant (1623-1707). "A more thoroughgoing Aristotelian critique of Locke came from... John Sergeant, who, as a Catholic, stood outside the clerical assaults emanating from the established church. Sergeant's critique of Locke was part of a more wide-ranging... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 110050
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
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HUME, David - RITCHIE, Thomas Edward. An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume, Esq.
London : 1807First edition of the first book-length biography of Hume. Ritchie was critical of Hume's achievements as a metaphysician and as a moralist, with his works suggesting that Ritchie himself was a disciple of Thomas Reid, whose philosophy was antithetical to Hume's. Ritchie is also dismissive of Hume's essays, criticising their conciseness. However, Hume's... Learn More£500.00
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JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
London : 1632First edition in English; rare. The translation is actually by the Hispanophile James Mabbe, though Edward Blount, as was his habit, signs the dedication as if he were its translator. (A variant issue of the same year has Blount's name instead of Richard Collins's in the imprint: the two booksellers were close neighbours in St Paul's Churchyard.) Edward... Learn More£4,000.00
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KAMES, Henry Home. Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion:
Edinburgh : 1779 & 1782Third edition, corrected and expanded by the author, the final and definitive text, of Kames's most important philosophical work, his Essays on the Principles of Morality and Natural Religion; bound with the second edition, likewise enlarged, of his educational treatise Loose Hints Upon Education.
First published in 1751, the Essays "produced... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 149685
KANT, Immanuel. Metaphysical Works.
London : 1836First editions in English, collected together and issued in 1836, marking the first publication of the Enquiry into the Proofs for the Existence of God. All three parts were printed in 1819 with their titles bearing that date, but only Logic and Prolegomena to Future Metaphysics were issued that year; in 1836 the remaining sheets of the Logic and Prolegomena... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 134287
HAYEK, Friedrich August von (ed.) Capitalism and the Historians.
London : 1954First edition, first impression. Hayek both edited and contributed an introduction to this work, which seeks to outline the reasons for historians' critical treatment of the capitalist system. The contributors were T. S. Ashton, L. M. Hacker, W. H. Hutt, and B. de Jouvenel. Learn More£200.00
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MORGAN, Augustus de. Formal Logic: or, The Calculus of Inference, Necessary and Probable.
London : 1847First edition, from the celebrated computing library of Erwin Tomash (1921-2012), with his booklabel to front pastedown. This copy part of the "cheap issue", using the unsold sheets of the original edition with later advertisements and with the reduced price of 6 shillings and 6 pence stamped at the foot of the spine.
De Morgan was one of the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 149352
MORGAN, Augustus de. On the Symbols of Logic, the Theory of the Syllogism, and in Particular of the Copula,
Cambridge : 1850First separate edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" stamped to title page; from the celebrated computing library of Erwin Tomash (1921-2012), with his booklabel to front free endpaper. Published in the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society and here printed separately, Morgan expands on the pioneering work set forth in his... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 149388
HOLLIS, Thomas - BLACKBURNE, Francis. Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [together with:] Appendix to the Memoirs …
London : 1780First edition, large paper copy, a handsome copy of this biographical memoir of the notable 18th-century "political propagandist" (ODNB). Hollis (1720-1774) "believed citizenship should be active: individuals had an important role to play in public life. He partly fulfilled this responsibility by charitable work as a governor of Guy's and St Thomas's... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 117415
TYRRELL, James. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature,
London : 1692First edition, possibly early state as this copy does not include the errata leaf and leaf f1 is not cancelled and replaced with a bifolium, as is the case for the copy collated in ESTC. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature is an abridged translation by political theorist and historian James Tyrrell of Richard Cumberland's treatise heralding English... Learn More£1,250.00
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Official Aptitude Maximized; Expense Minimized: as shewn in the several papers comprised in this volume.
London : 1830First 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
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BENTHAM, Jeremy. Constitutional Code; for the Use of all Nations and all Governments professing Liberal Opinions.
London : 1830First 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
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HUME, David. The History of the Proceedings in the case of Margaret, commonly called Peg, only lawful sister to John Bull, Esq.
London : 1761First edition. This political satire directed against the Elder Pitt has usually been attributed to Adam Ferguson. However, D. R. Raynor published an edition of the work in 1982 (Sister Peg, a pamphlet hitherto unknown by David Hume, Cambridge, CUP) with an authoritative introduction setting out the reasons for attribution to Hume. See the Supplement... Learn More£6,250.00
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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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LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm von. Theodicee,
Hanover and Leipzig : 1744First Gottsched edition of the Théodicée (first 1710), the version which remains the standard German text, expanded with important additions.
The Sprachreformer Johann Christoph Gottsched aimed at freeing the text from the inaccessibly convoluted metaphysical language of Richter's translation (1720). Fontenelle's eulogy to Leibniz introduces... Learn More£2,500.00
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KANT, Immanuel. Critik der Urtheilskraft.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1792Early edition, first published in 1790, in a contemporary German binding, fresh and unrestored.
The Critique of Judgement is Kant's third most important work after the critiques of Pure and Practical Reason. "The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgment, the second with the teleological judgement or judgement... Learn More£375.00
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MELBOURNE, William Lamb, Viscount. Essay on the Progressive Improvement of Mankind.
London : 1799First edition of the future prime minister's first work, his prize declamation as a student at Cambridge, privately printed when he was just nineteen. The speech attracted Charles James Fox's attention and was commended by him in the House of Commons. Uncommon, with ESTC locating eight copies. Learn More£850.00
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JEVONS, William Stanley. The Substitution of Similars, The True Principle of Reasoning, Derived from a Modification of Aristotle's Dictum.
London : 1869First 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
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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
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BURKE, Edmund. A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful.
London : 1782Ninth edition of Burke's treatise on aesthetics, first published in 1757.
The Philosophical Enquiry was Burke's first truly successful work, winning praise in many quarters: Dr Johnson, "an example of true criticism"; Hume, "a very pretty treatise"; Reynolds, "the admirable treatise"; and Kant describing Burke as "the foremost author" in "the... Learn More£425.00
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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
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CUMBERLAND, Richard. A Treatise on the Laws of Nature.
London : 1727First complete edition in English, originally published in Latin as De legibus naturae disquisitio philosophica in 1672, followed by an abridged translation by James Tyrrell in 1692.
Cumberland's was the first full-length philosophical reply to Thomas Hobbes, and a developed philosophical system in its own right. "All moral concepts, Cumberland... Learn More£1,500.00
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RAPP, George. Thoughts on the Destiny of Man:
Indiana : 1824First edition, the first extensive publication of this important American utopian community. "A statement of the principles upon which the Society was founded and of its aspirations... printed on their own press... and probably edited by Father Rapp himself" (quoted in Sabin). The Society had earlier published just one other work, a small leaflet of... Learn More£3,500.00
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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
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CONDORCET, Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat. Outlines of an Historical View of the Progress of the Human Mind:
London : 1795First edition in English of Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain, originally published earlier the same year in Paris. Condorcet's tract is the clearest and boldest statement of the enlightenment belief in progress. Condorcet wrote the work in 1794 while in hiding from Robespierre's agents, having voted against the execution... Learn More£1,250.00
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HUME, David; HORNE, George. A Letter to Adam Smith, LLD. on the Life, Death, and Philosophy of his Friend David Hume, Esq. By one of the People called Christians.
London : 1799Sixth edition. George Horne contended "that a man of Hume's known opinions could not by any possibility be the good and virtuous man Smith represented him to be, for had he been really generous, or compassionate, or good-natured or charitable, or gentle-minded, he could never have thought of erasing from the hearts of mankind the knowledge of God and... Learn More£350.00
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BLACKSTONE, Sir William. Commentaries on the Laws of England.
Oxford : 1765-69First edition of volumes I, III and IV, second edition of volume II. "Blackstone's great work on the laws of England is the extreme example of justification of an existing state of affairs by virtue of its history... Until the Commentaries, the ordinary Englishman had viewed the law as a vast, unintelligible and unfriendly machine... Blackstone's great... Learn More£7,500.00
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FOWLER, Richard. An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;
Salisbury : 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
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JEVONS, W. Stanley. 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 : 1864First 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
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MACHIAVELLI - GENTILLET, Innocent. A Discourse upon the meanes of wel governing and maintaining in good peace, a kingdome, or other principalitie.
London : 1608Second edition in English of the work popularly known as the Anti-Machiavel, following the first English edition of 1602, here in contemporary English vellum. Gentillet's anti-Machiavellian treatise, first published in Geneva in 1576 as Discours sur les moyens de bien gouverner, included extensive excerpts of Machiavelli's The Prince for Gentillet's... Learn More£3,750.00
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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
Stock Code: 124812
SIDGWICK, Henry. The Methods of Ethics.
London : 1874First edition of the philosopher's most famous and original work, the first of his three major textbooks and "a pioneering attempt to apply a scientific methodology to a wide range of philosophical topics" (The New Palgrave IV). Along with Alfred Marshall, Sidgwick was one of the two founding fathers of the Cambridge School of Economics. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 117791
DODSLEY, Robert. The Oeconomy of Human Life.
Philadelphia : 1781Early American edition, an attractive example of both parts in contemporary sheep, of Dodsley's collection of popular aphorisms, presenting itself as the manuscript of an ancient Brahmin, "the most frequently printed work of the entire eighteenth century" (ODNB); both parts - the second attributed to John Hill - were first published in 1750. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 149778
WILLIAMS, Aaron. The Harmony Society, at Economy, Penn'a.
Pittsburgh : 1866First edition in book form, originally published in articles in the Pittsburgh Commercial in 1865-6, of this key work of utopian communism. Aaron Williams had joined the Harmony Society, based on millenarian communal living, in February 1865. Founded by George Rapp, The Harmony Society had its origins in Germany in the late eighteenth century, before... Learn More£1,750.00
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GODWIN, William. The Enquirer.
London : 1797First edition of Godwin's collection of essays, each self-contained, and based on observation rather than the deduction of his Political Justice. The radicalism which Godwin is known for is somewhat tempered in the collection, and he intrudes little on political matters, but the essays are nonetheless a significant exposition of Godwin's thought on... Learn More£850.00
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WAYLAND, Francis. The Elements of Moral Science.
New York : 1835First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to "Mrs Arnold", that is, Frances Arnold, mother of historian Samuel Greene Arnold. Economist and educator Francis Wayland (1796-1865) was president of Brown University for 28 years and a highly regarded author on moral philosophy. Samuel Greene Arnold was a trustee of Brown University... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 117226