History of Western Philosophy
and its connection with political and social circumstances from the earliest times to the present day.London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1946 Stock Code: 142475
NotesFirst UK edition, first impression. Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging from the Orphism of ancient Greece to the logical positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain to his audience the exact nature of the civilization for which they were fighting. Appropriately, the dust jackets were printed on the backs of surplus Second World War maps, the present showing part of the South of France including the coastline around Nice. Simon & Schuster had published the first US edition the preceding year.
Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in yellow on a brown ground. With the dust jacket.
An excellent copy, some faint spotting to page edges, the jacket with some small chips at spine ends, and white rear panel lightly dust soiled.
Blackwell & Ruja A79.2a.
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