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A.J. AYER
The Concept of a Person and other Essays.
"Macmillan, [1963]" "8vo., First Edition, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy. With a contemporary review (by Strawson) mounted on front preliminaries."
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Book number: 21351
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35 US$ 39.53 | JP¥ 4349]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "philosophy, ayer"

 
(THOMAS HOBBES). J. BOWLE
Hobbes and his Critics. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY
"Jonathan Cape, [1951]" "8vo., First Edition; green cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a near fine copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON TITLE. THE COPY IS INSCRIBED TO PROFESSOR MICHAEL CHERNIAVKSKY WHOSE SIGNATURE APPEARS ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER."
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Book number: 21089
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.75 US$ 52.71 | JP¥ 5799]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "philosophy, thomas hobbes, michael cherniavsky"

 
BUDDHA. BUDDHA
"The Jataka, or Stories of the Buddha's Former Births, Translated from the Pali by various Hands under the Editorship of Professor E.B. Cowell.. B. Cowell. Translated by Robert Chalmers. NEAR FINE SET"
"Luzac & Co., for the Pali Text Society, 1957" "6 vols plus Index in 3 vols., 8vo. , Second Edition, free endpapers very lightly browned; original maroon cloth, gilt backs, a near fine set. Cowell's masterly edition was first published by Cambridge in 1895. This second edition was published in commemoration of the 2,500th anniversary of the Buddha-sasana. Very scarce, especially in this condition."
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Book number: 17918
GBP 240.00 [Appr.: EURO 279.75 US$ 316.23 | JP¥ 34793]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "philosophy, theology, religion, buddhism, buddha, jataka, pali text society"

 
"W. VAN. BUNGE, H. KROP AND B. LEEUWENBURGH (EDS.)"
The Dictionary of Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Dutch Philosophers. COMPLETE SET IN PUBLISHER'S SLIP-CASE
"Continuum, 2003" "2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with numerous illustrations; black and red cloth gilt, a fine set in publisher's slip-case."
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Book number: 22649
GBP 220.00 [Appr.: EURO 256.5 US$ 289.88 | JP¥ 31894]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "mstock, philosophy, dutch philosophers"

 
J. CAMPBELL
The Liar's Tale A History of Falsehood.
"Norton, NY, [2001]" "8vo., First Edition; boards, cloth back, gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy. Philosophic examination of the ethics of falsehood. The first edition is uncommon."
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Book number: 12318
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 13.18 | JP¥ 1450]
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Keywords: "philosophy, lying, liars, falsehood"

 
LORD CHALMERS (ED.)
"Buddha's Teachings, being the Sutta-Nipata or Discourse-Collection. Edited in the original Pali Text with an English Version facing it. NEAR FINE COPY OF CHALMERS' BUDDHA. 2000 COPIES WERE PRINTED"
"Harvard University Press, Cambridge MA, 1932" "Roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, with parallel texts in Pali and English, free endpapers lightly browned, small neat inscription on front free endpaper; original black buckram, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, green cloth, a very good,clean copy . Harvard Oriental Series, volume 37. EDITION LIMITED TO 2000 COPIES"
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Book number: 23363
GBP 86.00 [Appr.: EURO 100.25 US$ 113.32 | JP¥ 12467]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "mstock, philosophy, buddha, buddhism, india, pali, lord chalmers, sutta-nipata"

 
HARRY CHERNISS
The Riddle of the Early Academy. NOTABLE ASSOCIATION COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"University of California Press, Berkeley CA, 1945" "8vo., First Edition; original maroon cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter mildly browned at backstrip and edges. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF GEORGE BOAS, PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AT JOHN HOPKINS, AND BEARS HIS NEAT SIGNATURE ON FRONT PASTE-DOWN. First edition of Cherniss's fourth work, a landmark in the literature of philosophy in Ancient Greece and scarce in any condition. George Boas was a close associate while both scholars worked together at John Hopkins. A SPLENDID ASSOCIATION COPY OF AN EXTREMELY SCARCE WORK."
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Book number: 18052
GBP 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 349.75 US$ 395.29 | JP¥ 43491]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "philosophy, aristotle, harold cherniss, aristotelian criticism, john hopkins"

 
A.C. COTTER
Logic and Epistemology. Fourth and Revised Edition. [Fifth Impression]. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"Stratford Company, Boston MA, [1940]" "8vo., Fifth Impression, page-edges very lightly browning, some light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; red cloth, upper board and backstrip framed and lettered in black, a very good, tight copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter browned at backstrip and and chipped with minor loss (affecting lettering) at edges. EXTREMELY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THE DUSTWRAPPER."
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Book number: 23467
GBP 110.00 [Appr.: EURO 128.25 US$ 144.94 | JP¥ 15947]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "modern firsts, philosophy, cotter, jesuits"

 
G. FREGE.
The Foundations of Arithmetic. A Logico-Mathematical Enquiry into the Concept of Number. English Translation by J.L. Austin. [First English Edition].
"Blackwell, Oxford, 1950" "8vo., First English Edition, parallel text in German and English, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; green cloth, gilt back, covers unevenly sunned else a very good, clean, crisp copy. With the trade ticket of Parker of Oxford on front paste-down. First published in German in Breslau in 1884."
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Book number: 20593
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 46.75 US$ 52.71 | JP¥ 5799]
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Keywords: "philosophy, frege, john langshaw austin"

 
M. KLINE
Mathematics in Western Culture. [First UK Edition].
"Allen & Unwin, [1954]" "8vo., First UK Edition, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; orange cloth, gilt back, backstrip very slightly faded else a very good, bright, clean copy. First published in the US in the previous year."
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Book number: 22601
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 US$ 23.72 | JP¥ 2609]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "philosophy, morris kline, mathematics"

 
(WALTER PATER). JOHN LOCKE
An Essay concerning Human Understanding. The Twenty-Third Edition. WALTER PATER'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE
"Printed for F C & J Rivington, W Lowndes [and many others], 1817" "2 vols., 8vo., Twenty-Third Edition; strongly bound in mid-nineteenth century diced calf, sides with decorative gilt frame border, very neatly rebacked in calf to style with five raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered and numbered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in blind, corners worn, lower boards professionally patched, tops and fore-edges mildly chafed and rubbed else a very good, bright, clean copy. With the fine nineteenth century engraved armorial bookplate of T Lovick Cooper of Ingoldesthorpe on front paste-downs. WALTER PATER'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER OF BOTH VOLUMES. To this edition are added six papers extracted from the author's works: I: Analysis of Mr. Locke's Doctrine of Ideas, on a large Sheet; II: A Defence of Mr.Lock'es Opinion concerning Personal Identity, with an Appendix; III: A Treatise on the Conduct of Understanding; IV: Some Thoughts concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman; V: Elements of Natural Philosophy; VI: A New Method of a Common-Place Book. WORKS SIGNED BY PATER ARE RARE."
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Book number: 24914
GBP 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 699.5 US$ 790.58 | JP¥ 86982]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "philosophy, locke, human understanding, walter pater"

 
A.O. LOVEJOY
The Reason the Understanding and Time. GEORGE BOAS'S COPY
"John Hopkins Press, Baltimore MD, [1961]" "8vo., First Edition; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in red, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. THIS COPY WAS FORMERLY IN THE LIBRARY OF PROFESSOR GEORGE BOAS OF JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY AND BEARS HIS SIGNATURE ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
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Book number: 23550
GBP 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 105 US$ 118.59 | JP¥ 13047]
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Keywords: "philosophy, arthur lovejoy, history of ideas"

 
A.O. LOVEJOY
The Thirteen Pragmatisms and other Essays. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"John Hopkins Press, Baltimore MD, 1963" "8vo., First Edition; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in black, top very faintly spotted else a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Collects nine essays by the pioneer of the History of Ideas. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION."
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Book number: 23549
GBP 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 99.25 US$ 112 | JP¥ 12322]
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Keywords: "philosophy, arthur lovejoy, history of ideas"

 
(JEREMY BENTHAM). M.P. MACK
Jeremy Bentham. An Odyssey of Ideas 1748-1792.
"Heinemann, [1962]" "8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 9 plates, and a full-page pedigree in the text, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. With a contemporary review mounted on rear paste-down."
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Book number: 21038
GBP 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 30.5 US$ 34.26 | JP¥ 3769]
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Keywords: "philosophy, jeremy bentham, utilitarianism"

 
JOHN STUART MILL.
Nature. The Utility of Religion and Theism. [Introduction by Helen Taylor]. FIRST EDITION WITH ALL POINTS
"Longmans Green Reader & Dyer, 1874" "8vo., First Edition, blank preliminary lightly spotted; original green pebble-grain cloth, sides with triple frame border in black, backstrip lettered in gilt and ruled in gilt and black, chocolate endpapers, top lightly spotted, short split in upper joint (but binding entirely sound) else a remarkably bright, fresh copy. With backstrip and half-title lettered 'Three Essays on Religion', and 2pp of publisher's advertisements at rear. First edition of Mill's final published work, issued posthumously in the year after his death with an introduction by his step-daughter."
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Book number: 19565
GBP 190.00 [Appr.: EURO 221.5 US$ 250.35 | JP¥ 27544]
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Keywords: "philosophy, john stuart mill, theism, utility of religion, helen taylor,"

 
JOHN STUART MILL
A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive. Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation. People's Edition. IN FULL MOROCCO
"Longmans Green & Co, 1886" "8vo., small neat signature on title; handsomely bound in brown full morocco, back gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered and ruled in gilt, all other compartments tooled and ruled in gilt, original gilt from backstrip preserved and mounted on new leaf at front, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. First published in 1843. Includes the author's Prefaces to the first, third, fourth and eighth editions."
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Book number: 23172
GBP 268.00 [Appr.: EURO 312.5 US$ 353.12 | JP¥ 38852]
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Keywords: "modern firsts, philosophy, john stuart mill, logic"

 
(LUDWIG WITTGENSTEIN). R. MONK
Ludwig Wittgenstein. The Duty of Genius.
"Jonathan Cape, [1990]" "8vo., First Edition, with plates, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; green cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION"
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Book number: 24013
GBP 112.00 [Appr.: EURO 130.75 US$ 147.57 | JP¥ 16237]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "mstock, philosophy, wittgenstein"

 
G.E. MOORE
Principia Ethica. THE ORIGINAL EDITION
"University Press, Cambridge, 1903" Roy. 8vo. First Edition neat signature on front free endpaper some light offsetting to free endpapers; original brown cloth gilt back uncut covers lightly age-marked and rubbed at edges else a very good bright clean copy. The author's principal work and a landmark in English philosophy. The leading proponent of ethical realism Moore led the attack on the established idealism of nineteenth-century thought in which cause he was joined later by Russell and others. SCARCE
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Book number: 27425
GBP 680.00 [Appr.: EURO 792.75 US$ 895.99 | JP¥ 98580]
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Keywords: "mstock, philosophy, moore, ethical realism"

 
(DAVID HUME). E.C. MOSSNER
The Life of David Hume. [Second Edition].
"Clarendon Press, Oxford, [1970]" "8vo., Second Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and folding armorial pedigree at end, neat signature on front free endpaper; black cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper. Much-needed reissue of the original edition of 1954"
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Book number: 21463
GBP 68.00 [Appr.: EURO 79.5 US$ 89.6 | JP¥ 9858]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "mstock, philosophy, david hume, ernest mossner"

 
H. OLDENBERG
Buddha. NEAR FINE COPY IN THE ORIGINAL BOARDS
"Arthur L Humphreys, 1904" "8vo., First Edition thus, on laid paper, title in red and black, free endpapers lightly browned; original blue boards, white faux-vellum back lettered in black, uncut, backstrip lightly browned else a near fine copy. VERY SCARCE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION"
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Book number: 25124
GBP 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 140 US$ 158.12 | JP¥ 17396]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: "theology, buddhism, buddha"

 
V. PARETO.
The Mind and Society. [First English Edition].
"Jonathan Cape, [1935]" "4 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition thus, with a portrait frontispiece, contemporary inscription front free endpaper of first volume; black cloth, gilt backs, blue tops, a very good, clean set. The set comprises: Vol. I: Non-Logical Conduct; Vol. II: Analysis of Semtiment; Vol. III: Sentiment in Thinking; Vol. IV: General Form of Society"
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Book number: 25878
GBP 160.00 [Appr.: EURO 186.5 US$ 210.82 | JP¥ 23195]
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Keywords: "mstock, philosophy, pareto"

 
(MAHATMA GANDHI). G. RICHARDS
The Philosophy of Gandhi. A Study of his Basic Ideas.
"Rupa, New Delhi, 1991" "8vo., First Edition; original pictorial wrappers, a very good, clean copy. SCARCE"
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Book number: 22564
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 28 US$ 31.62 | JP¥ 3479]
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Keywords: "philosophy, gandhi, india"

 
B. RUSSELL
"The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell. BRIGHT, CLEAN SET IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPERS"
"Allen & Unwin, [1967-69]" 3 vols. 8vo. Mixed Impressions with portrait frontispieces and plates; terracotta cloth gilt backs a very good bright clean set in unclipped dustwrappers the wrappers very lightly creased and frayed at extremities. The set comprises Vol. I: 1872-1914 (third impression); Vol. II: 1914-1944 (first impression); Vol. III: 1944-1967 (first impression).
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Book number: 27487
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 70 US$ 79.06 | JP¥ 8698]
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Keywords: "philosophy, bertrand russell"

 
(PROFESSOR JACK MORPURGO). J.B. RUSSELL ET AL.
The Impact of America on European Culture. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY
"Beacon Press, Boston MA, 1951" "8vo., First Edition, free endpapers mildly browned; blue cloth, backstrip lettered in silver, a very good, clean copy. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM CONTRIBUTOR PROFESSOR JACK MORPURGO WITH HIS SIGNED HOLOGRAPH INSCRIPTION ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Contributors are Bertrand Russell, John Lehmann, Seal O'Faolain, J.E. Morpurgo, Martin Cooper and Perry Miller."
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Book number: 23182
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35 US$ 39.53 | JP¥ 4349]
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Keywords: "america, americana, bertrand russell, jack murpurgo"

 
G. RYLE
Dilemmas. The Tarner Lectures 1953.
"University Press, Cambridge, 1954" "8vo., First Edition, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; blue cloth, gilt back, backstrip lightly sunned else a very good, bright, clean copy."
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Book number: 20597
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 23.5 US$ 26.35 | JP¥ 2899]
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Keywords: "philosophy, gilbert ryle, tarner lectures"

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