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RUSSELL, Bertrand.

History of Western Philosophy...

and its connection with political and social circumstances from the earliest times to the present day.

Availability: In stock

Published: London George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1946

Stock Code: 131528

£600
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First 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 "civilisation" for which they were fighting. Appropriately, the dust jackets were printed on the backs of surplus Second World War maps, the present example showing a part of eastern Poland. Simon & Schuster published the first US edition in the preceding year.

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Description

Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in yellow on a brown background. With the dust jacket.

Condition

Cloth a little rubbed, minor creasing at spine ends, top edge dust toned, contents lightly toned; a very good, notably bright, copy in the jacket with creasing and nicks to extremities, a couple of short closed tears to spine ends.

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