Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd, 1919 Stock Code: 132306
NotesFirst edition, first impression, based on a set of public lectures Russell had delivered in autumn 1917 which were intended to serve as a popular introduction to the system of Principia Mathematica. He wrote the book while serving a six-month prison sentence for an article he wrote alleging that American troops would be employed in Britain as strike-breakers. The print run was 1,430 copies, of which 67 were for review and 260 for the American market. The spine is sometimes found gilt-lettered, other times in black, as here: though Blackwell & Ruja do not note the variants, it is possible that post-war production difficulties led to the publishers ceasing to use gilt mid-way through production.
Octavo. Original red cloth, spine lettered in black.
Very light wear to extremities, endpapers and half-title toned, some foxing. A very good copy.
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