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William Empson and the Philosophy of Literary Criticism

By: Norris, Christopher C.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: London, Athlone Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19274

ISBN: 94851117956

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; A clean, snug and square copy in an immaculate dust jacket. No marks. F/F View more info

Rights of Man

By: Paine, Thomas & Lynd Ward (Illust. ) & Hiward Fast

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1979

Seller ID: 38006

Condition: Fine


4to 11" - 13" tall; 268 pages View more info

The Theological Works of Thomas Paine To Which Are Added the Profession of Faith of a Savoyard Vicar by J. Rousseau

By: Paine, Thomas & Rousseau, J. J.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Advocate of Common Sense: 1834

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 32131

Condition: Fair


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; HC in what appear to be original cloth boards with leather spine label. Frontis portrait and engraved title page. Rear endpages missing; terminal leaf is the last page of text, pp 384. Most recent owner stabilized the chipped and worn cloth of the spine with a heavy application of PVA adhesive, unisghtly and ill-advised. Cloth splitting over hinges. Front endpage missing a swath from the lower front corner. Armorial book plate (early 20th C.) to front pastedown. Manuscript ownership to title page matches inked manuscript inked to cloth of front and rear bo... View more info

Plato and Platonism; A Series of Lectures

By: Pater, Walter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, MacMillan & Company: 1893

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 28649

Condition: Good+


Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 256 pages; Soundly bound copy in original maroon cloth with title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Cloth pulled and lightly frayed at spine ends, with a short closed tear to the crown. Corner tips lightly rubbed. A pair of mild internal splits between signatures. Sound decent copy with tenderness and light fray at spine ends. G++ to VG- View more info

The Clowns: Modern Adults in Their World of Make-Believe

By: Patka, Frederick

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Albany, NY, Magic Books: 1964

Seller ID: haz,al5158io569

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 201 pages; 1964 Magi Books trade pbck in glossy illustrated covers. Square sound copy but with some occasional sentences and phrases underlined through text; generally mild to moderate. Sound reading copy; uncommon. G View more info

Language, Science, And Action; Korzybski's General Semantics--A Study in Comparative Intellectual History

By: Paulson, Ross Evans

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Westport, CT, Greenwood Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 28832

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 163 pages; HC in original light green cloth with title lettering brightly in metallic blue. Issued without dust jacket. Bright fresh copy; no marks. Superficial dust to top edge. NF View more info

Plato Contra Atheos : : Plato Against the Atheists, or the Tenth Book of the Dialogue on Laws Accompanied with Critical Notes, and Followed by Extended Dissertations on Some of the Main Points

By: Plato & Tayler Lewis (Trans. , Notes and Ed. )

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1845

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35817

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 378 pages; HC 1st edition. Snugly bound in recased green cloth. Ex-library with expected but light attachments and indications. Text is clean and generally neat with no marks observed. Light scattered foxing; a few library blind stamps scattered to pages of the text. Snug solid and generally clean. G+ View more info

Enneads of Plotinus V1; the Ethical Treatises and Psychic and Physical Treatises The Ethical Treatises Being the Treatises of the First Ennead with Porphyry's Life of Plotinus, and the Preller-Ritter Extracts Forming a Conspectus of the Plotinian System

By: Plotinus and Stephen Mackenna

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Whitefish, MT, Kessinger Publishing: 2006

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 18155

ISBN: 1428641440

Condition: Very Good


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 246 pages; 2006 Kessinger. Trade paperback in glossy title lettered covers. Facsimile printing of the 1917 edition. Solid clean copy with light storage curl to the edge of the front cover and a mildly cocked spine. VG View more info

The Jefferson Bible, with the Annotated Commentaries on Religion of Thomas Jefferson

By: Roche, O. I. A. , (editor) & Henry Wikder Foote (Intro. )

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Clarkson N. Potter Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 37483

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


facsimile leaves; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; 1st edition of this edition. Snugly bound and very neat in original dust jacket with publisher's $7.50 issue price to unclipped front flap. Mild sunning to jacket spine surface but otherwise quite bright and crisp edged. Facsimile leaves of Jefferson's Bible are reproduced on glossy stock. Nice copy. NF/VG View more info

Maxims, and Moral Reflections With a Biographical Preface and an Appendix by the Editor

By: Rochefoucault, Duke De La

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, G and C Carvill: 1835

Seller ID: 28278

Condition: Good


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 139 pages; Bound in full black leather. Contents soundly bound and complete. Leather over spine with chips at spine ends and one missing mid-spine. Leather over spine split over frotn hinge and helkd in place by prior owner’s use of several short strips of cello tape. Older linen tape reinforcement to the inside front hings. Endpages with somehat heavy foxing, fading to modrate to the pages of the text. Revised copyright information on a letterpress slip of paper tipped on to verso of title page. Expected light toning to page stock. Would benefit from light rest... View more info

Experience and its Systematization: Studies in Kant

By: Rotenstreich, Nathan

Price: $16.50

Publisher: The Hague, Martinus Nijhoff: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33443

Condition: Good+


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 178 pages; Larger trade size paperback in titled, flap-fold wraps. Soundly bound , but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. A few pages toward the conclusion have some underlining and marginalia. Solid reading copy; graded to reflect institutional ownership indications.. G+ thus View more info

Doubting; Contemporary Perspectives on Skepticism

By: Roth, M.D. & G. Ross

Price: $73.95

Publisher: Dordrecht/boston, Kluwer//Springer: 1989

Seller ID: 11550

ISBN: 0792305760

Condition: Fine


Philosophical Studies Series #48; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 225 pages; 1990 Kluwer//Springer. HC in glossy publisher issued boards. Tightly bound copy feels and appears unread. No marks. As new. Fine View more info

Lectures on Art: Delivered before the University of Oxford in Hilary Term, 1870

By: Ruskin, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1870

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13657

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 189 pages; 1870 Clarendon Press at Oxford. HC in original tight weave plum cloth with double gilt borders to cover board; spine title lettered in gilt. Top front corner bumped lightly. Half-nail sized chip to cloth at crown of spine. Binding snug and contents neat. Manuscript gift inscription to half title page. Errata slip bound in at front. 32 page catalog of Clarendon titles bound in at rear. VG- View more info

Marriage and Morals

By: Russell, Bertrand

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Horace Liveright: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 17845

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages; Square, snug and neat in original title lettered dust jacket. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with Russell "signature" in gilt to cover; gilt lettering at spine falked and faded. Mild bumping to board edges. Snughly bound with clean and neat contents; no marks. Scarce original dust jacket is missing shallow chips at spine ends and small nicks at corners. Front panel spine joing mended with archival paper on verso. Spine panel moderately toned, but all title and border colors are uniformly bright. $3.00 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. So... View more info

Advanced Studies in Indian Logic and Metaphysics

By: Sanghvi, Sukhlalji & Debiprasad Chattopadhyay (Intro)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Calcutta, R. K Maitra for Indian Studies: 1961

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 33468

Condition: Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 132 pages; HC in original title lettered, paper covered boards. Soundly bound with light fading to board edges and shallow chipping to binding material at crown of spine. Ex-library indications including a catalog label scar at spine and light attachments to endpages. Solid and generally clean; graded down for institutional ownership indications but generally near VG. G+ thus View more info

Studies in Humanism

By: Schiller, F. C. S.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, MacMillan and Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33360

Condition: Good


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 492 pages; Soundly bound in recased heavy library grade blue buckram cloth with titles lettered in utititarian white to spine. Text block is clean and neat with no marks. Ex-library copy with expected institutional ownership attachements - catalog label, card pocket and bookplate. Pg 79/80 has had the top front corner of the page mended with archival tissue paper. Sturdily bound reading and reference copy of the original ed. G+ thus View more info

The Midwife of Platonism; Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus

By: Sedley, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford & New York, Clarendon Press: 2004

Seller ID: 37976

ISBN: 0199267030

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy pictorial covers. Soundly bound and neat; no marks. Just light shelf evidence to cover edges. VG+ View more info

The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Or, an Essay Towards an Analysis of the Principles, By Which Men Naturally Judge Concerning the Conduct and Character, First of Their Neighbours, and Afterwards of Themselves. to Which is Added, a Dissertation on the Origin of Languages.

By: Smith, Adam

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Boston, Wells and Lilly: 1817

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 34740

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages; Early American printing from the last England edition. In 2 volumes. Paged (i) - xii, 262; [2], 250 pp. Rebound copy in 3/4 dark brown goatskin and sponge patterned paper sides. Titles, rules and decorative flourishes tooled in gilt to spines. Text blocks trimmed slightly with still good margins. Lacks original blank endpages; retains half-title pg for Vol I but none for Vol II. Single leaf publisher catalog ad at rear of Vol II. Small, judicious and archival reinforcement to top front corner of the final leaf of both volumes. Mild toning/spotting (as usua... View more info

Spinoza and His Environment; A Critical Essay with a Translation of The Ethics.

By: Smith, Henry & Spinoza

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Cincinatti, OH, Robert Clarke & Co: 1886

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 33448

Condition: Good+


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 423 pages; Snugly bound in original olive green cloth with titles brightly in gilt to spine. Clxxix; 244; 12 (ads) pp. Just mild shelf rub to cloth at spine ends' corners lightly shelf tapped. But with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Some mild brown pencil underlining/marginalia to some scattered few pages of the introductory essay. Snug and generally quite neat with original patterned floral endpages intact; graded down for institutional ownership indications but generally about VG. G+ thus View more info

Stem Cell Research; New Frontiers In Science & Ethics

By: Snow, Nancy E.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Notre Dame, IN, University of Notre Dame Press: 2003

Seller ID: 27422

ISBN: 0268017786

Condition: Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 219 pages; Trade paperback in glossy title lettered covers. Tight bright and fresh. Feels and appears unread and about as new. Fine View more info