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 LA BRUYERE, Les Caracteres de la Bruyere 3 Vol. Set (Les Caractères de la Bruyère. Les Caractères de Théophraste, Traduits Par la Bruyère Avec Des Additions Et Des Notes Nouvelles)
LA BRUYERE
Les Caracteres de la Bruyere 3 Vol. Set (Les Caractères de la Bruyère. Les Caractères de Théophraste, Traduits Par la Bruyère Avec Des Additions Et Des Notes Nouvelles)
Paris, France: Adrien Egron, Imprimeur, 1818. Hardcover. This is a small format three volume set bound in tree-calf leather, with leather and gilt spine labels. The books are in Very Good condition and were issued without dust jackets. All volumes are entirely in FRENCH. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The bottom corners of two of the volumes have darkening / burning. The spine ends, corners and edges of the book covers have some rubbing and wear as well. The endpapers are marbled paper. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but do have some areas of tidemarking and foxing. "When La Bruyère's Caractères appeared in 1688, Nicolas de Malézieu predicted at once, that it would bring "bien des lecteurs et bien des ennemis" (many readers and many enemies). That proved to be true. Foremost among the critics were Thomas Corneille, Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle and Isaac de Benserade, who were clearly critical of the book. They were joined by innumerable others, men and women of letters as well as of society, who are identifiable by manuscript "keys" compiled by the scribblers of the day. " (from Wikipedia). Very Good .
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Book number: 37248
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 113.5 | £UK 95.75 | JP¥ 13634]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy Jean De La Bruyere Literature Les Caracteres French Philosophy Philosophy

 GODDARD, HAROLD CLARKE, Studies in New England Transcendentalism
GODDARD, HAROLD CLARKE
Studies in New England Transcendentalism
New York: Columbia University Press, 1908. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Paperback. This is a trade sized paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book covers have noticeable toning, especially the spine, and patches of foxing / tidemarking. There is a previous owner's inked name on the top front book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some generalized toning to the to the endpapers. "Transcendentalism is a philosophical movement that developed in the late 1820s and 1830s in the eastern United States. It arose as a reaction to protest against the general state of intellectualism and spirituality at the time. The doctrine of the Unitarian church as taught at Harvard Divinity School was of particular interest. Transcendentalism emerged from "English and German Romanticism, the Biblical criticism of Johann Gottfried Herder and Friedrich Schleiermacher, the skepticism of David Hume", and the transcendental philosophy of Immanuel Kant and German Idealism. Miller and Versluis regard Emanuel Swedenborg as a pervasive influence on transcendentalism. It was also strongly influenced by Hindu texts on philosophy of the mind and spirituality, especially the Upanishads. ". Good .
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Book number: 36710
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy Harold Clarke Goddard Transcendentalism New England Philosophy

 HOWARD, PETER, Ideas Have Legs
HOWARD, PETER
Ideas Have Legs
London, England: Frederick Muller Ltd, 1945. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge tears, rubbed spots , and some chipping, including a one inch ong shallow chip to the top edge of the front panel. This copy has been signed by Peter Howard, along with four other members of the Moral Re-Armament group, along with a short inscription (on behalf of the whole group, written by one of the members, but not Howard). "Moral Re-Armament (MRA) , also called Buchmanism or Oxford Group, a modern, nondenominational revivalistic movement founded by American churchman Frank N. D. Buchman (1878–1961). It sought to deepen the spiritual life of individuals and encouraged participants to continue as members of their own churches. Primarily a Protestant movement, it was criticized by some Roman Catholic authorities and praised by others." "In its peak years after World War II, MRA sent “task forces” to all corners of the free world to carry on its program, in part through plays emphasizing cooperation, honesty, and mutual respect between opposing groups. It had headquarters and training centres at Mount Kisco, New York, U. S. ; Mackinac Island, Michigan, U. S. ; Caux, Switz. ; and Odawara, Japan. MRA always showed much interest in converting the influential and the rich and steadfastly opposed communism. Its theology was simple and conservative. It featured surrender to Jesus Christ and sharing with others whose lives have been changed in pursuit of four moral absolutes: purity, unselfishness, honesty, and love. The influence of the movement declined after the deaths of Buchman (1961) and his successor, Peter Howard (1965)." ; Signed by Author. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 35704
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 59 | £UK 50 | JP¥ 7089]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy Peter Howard Signed Editions Moral Re-armament Group Oxford Group Religion Philosophy

 JAMES, WILLIAM, Selected Papers on Philosophy
JAMES, WILLIAM
Selected Papers on Philosophy
London / New York: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1924. Trade Edition. Hardcover. This is a small format book with dark grey / charcoal cloth covered boards and gilt lettering to the spine. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front pastedown page. This is book #739 of the Everyman Library. "Everyman’s Library was founded on February 15, 1906 with the publication by Joseph Dent (1849-1926) of fifty titles. Dent, a master London bookbinder turned publisher, was a classic Victorian autodidact. The tenth child of a Darlington housepainter, he had left school at thirteen, and arrived in London with half-a-crown in his pocket. Dent promised to publish new and beautiful editions of the world’s classics at one shilling a volume, “to appeal to every kind of reader: the worker, the student, the cultured man, the child, the man and the woman”, so that “for a few shillings the reader may have a whole bookshelf of the immortals.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 36324
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy William James Everyman's Library Pragmatism Philosophy

 LOCKE, JOHN, LORD BACON, The Conduct of the Understanding / Essays / with Sketches of the Lives of Locke and Bacon
LOCKE, JOHN, LORD BACON
The Conduct of the Understanding / Essays / with Sketches of the Lives of Locke and Bacon
New York: S. King, 1825. Hardcover. This is a small format book (approx. 3" x 5 3/4"). The book is in Fair condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine of the book is mostly perished. The stitching of the spine is still solid. The covers have rubbing, edge wear and nicking. The text pages are generally clean and bright, though there are spots of foxing throughout. The bottom and foredges of the text block are uncut. The text pages are crudely opened. There is a previous owner's penciled notes on the front endpaper and penciled name on the front pastedown. "John Locke's Of the Conduct of the Understanding describes how to think clearly and rationally. It is a handbook for autodidacts. It complements Locke's Some Thoughts Concerning Education which explains how to educate children. The text was first published in 1706, two years after Locke's death, as part of Peter King's Posthumous Works of John Locke. " "Locke exercised a profound influence on political philosophy, in particular on modern liberalism. Michael Zuckert has argued that Locke launched liberalism by tempering Hobbesian absolutism and clearly separating the realms of Church and State. He had a strong influence on Voltaire who called him "le sage Locke". His arguments concerning liberty and the social contract later influenced the written works of Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and other Founding Fathers of the United States. In fact, one passage from the Second Treatise is reproduced verbatim in the Declaration of Independence, the reference to a "long train of abuses" (from Wikipedia). Fair .
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Book number: 37809
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy John Locke Lord Bacon Philosophers Politics Philosophy

 PAGE, WALTER H. (WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BURTON J. HENDRICK), Walter H. Page's Christmas Letter to His Grandson
PAGE, WALTER H. (WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY BURTON J. HENDRICK)
Walter H. Page's Christmas Letter to His Grandson
New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is a small bump with tearing to the bottom front corner, along with a small chip to the bottom spine end. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing, saveral smallish edge tears, chips and generalized toning. "Walter Hines Page (August 15, 1855 – December 21, 1918) was an American journalist, publisher, and diplomat. He was the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom during World War I. He founded the State Chronicle newspaper in Raleigh, North Carolina, and worked with other leaders to gain legislative approval for what is now known as North Carolina State University, established as a land-grant college in 1885. He worked on several newspapers, including the New York World and Evening Post. He was the editor of The Atlantic Monthly for several years and also literary adviser to Houghton Mifflin. For more than a decade beginning in 1900, he was a partner of Doubleday, Page & Company, a major book publisher in New York City.". Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 35547
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3817]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy Walter H. Page Burton J. Hendrick Christmas Biography Memoirs Philosophy

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