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 , Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Vol. XL. 1908 - 1909
Proceedings of the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow Vol. XL. 1908 - 1909
Glasgow, Published by the Society, 1909. First edition. Cloth. Glasgow: Published by the Society, 1909. First edition. Cloth. Good. 9" by 6". None. The first edition of this work from the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow. First edition. The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow was established in 1802, and is a learned society. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light rubbing to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Ink signature on the title page and a couple of institutional ink stamps on the first few pages. Good . Ill.: None. Good .
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Book number: GEN15-B-21
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 JOHN ABERCROMBIE, Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers and the Investigation of Truth
JOHN ABERCROMBIE
Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers and the Investigation of Truth
Edinburgh, Waugh and Innes, 1836. Leather. Edinburgh: Waugh and Innes, 1836. Leather. Good. 6.5" by 4". None. John Abercrombie was a Scottish physician and philosopher. In 1830 he published his philosophical speculations Inquiries concerning the Intellectual Powers of Man and the Investigation of Truth, which was followed in 1833 by a sequel, The Philosophy of th Sixth edition. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary says of him that after Dr James Gregory's death, he was 'recognised as the first consulting physician in Scotland&apos. From 1816 he published various papers in the Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, which formed the basis of his more extensive works: Pathological and Practical Researches on Diseases of the Brain and Spinal Cord, regarded as the first textbook in neuropathology, and Researches on the Diseases of the Intestinal Canal, Liver and other Viscera of the Abdomen, both published in 1828. In 1821 he was elected to the Royal College of Surgeons. For his services as a physician and philanthropist he received many marks of distinction, including the Rectorship of Marischal College. Bound by Scott and Benson, Carlisle with binder's label to front pastedown. With previous owners ink inscriptions to front free endpaper and half title, one dated 1838. In a half roan binding with marbled paper covered boards. Externally, sound but with some bumping and wear to extremities and some rubbing to boards. Front joint starting slightly but firm, front hinge strained. Internally, firmly bound. Bright but with the odd spot. Good . Ill.: None. Good .
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Book number: LTH16-E-3
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 FLAMINIO DE'NOBILI, Trattato Dell&Apos;Amore Humano Dell&Apos;Ecclellente
FLAMINIO DE'NOBILI
Trattato Dell&Apos;Amore Humano Dell&Apos;Ecclellente
Bologna, Pellegrino Bonardo, 1580. Vellum. Bologna: Pellegrino Bonardo, 1580. Vellum. Very Good. 8" by 6". None. The second edition of Flaminio De Nobili's very scarce treatise on Human Love. In a contemporary vellum binding. A very scarce work, with all sixteenth century editions of this work seldom found. This is one of two editions in the sixteenth century, with the first being published in 1567 followed by this second edition in 1580. After this there was a French translation which appeared at 1588. Printed by Pellegrino Bonardo for Emilio Giannotti of Bologna. Pagination is to the recto of every leaf, and therefore pagination to the first part is actually 106. D3 is mispaginated 10 when it should be 15. With the signatures: ?2 A-N4 O2 2B-H4 2I2 Collated, complete. To the final blank there is a prior owner's inscription, 'Ottima Edizione Citata Nella Biblioteca.. tom II: 96: 1857.' Written by Flaminio De Nobili, and Italian scholar of ancient Greek. Nobili wrote several treatises including his 'Happiness of Man&apos. This philosophical treatise on human love was based on the sonnets of Petraca and on Finico's Neoplatonist theses. This work received a great reception from the likes of Annibal Caro, Carlo Gualteruzzi, Benedetto Varchi and Torquato Tasso. Flaminio de'Nobili quickly became known nationally for his philosophical treatises and his classical scholarship. He was a part of the literary jury of counter-reformation inspiration who examined Torquato Tasso's liberated Jerusalem&apos. Hamba 1536; Gay-Lemonnyer III 1238, mentions only the translation; not in Adams. A very scarce work by an important classical scholar and philosopher. In a contemporary vellum binding. Externally, sound with loss to the spine. from worming and rubbing. Worming to the gutter at the front and rear of the work, only affecting the endpapers. Rear hinge is slightly strained but firm at the bottom. Prior owner's inscription to the rear endpaper, in a neat hand. 'Ottima Edizione Citata Nella Biblioteca.. tom II: 96: 1857.' Prior owner's inscription to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Title page is slightly age toned. Small worm holes to the first six pages, only affecting the gutter at the bottom. Occasional scattered spots to pages. Light tidemark to the top corner of pages 35 and 36. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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Book number: 669L2
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 VARIOUS AUTHORS, The Encyclopaedia of Ignorance
VARIOUS AUTHORS
The Encyclopaedia of Ignorance
London , Pergamon Press, 1977. First edition. Cloth. London : Pergamon Press, 1977. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 10" by 7". None. A collection of essay/papers This is the first edition of the Encyclopaedia of Ignorance, which collects articles by various authors on philosophical/scientific subjects that cannot be entirely explained at the time of writing. This particular collection, following similar works on the 'physical sciences' and also 'life sciences and Earth sciences,' contains pieces with such titles as The Nature of Knowledge; Origin of Earth, Moon and Planets; Relativity and Time; and Fallacies in Evolutionary Theory. In all there are fifty one articles with accompanying diagrams, formulae and a small photograph of each writer. In a card binding. Externally, small stains at top and typical minor shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound with pages very bright and clean. Very Good Indeed . Ill.: None. Very Good Indeed .
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Book number: GEN30-H-6
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 FRANCIS BACON, The Essays Colours of Good and Evil and Advancement of Learning
FRANCIS BACON
The Essays Colours of Good and Evil and Advancement of Learning
London, Macmillan and Co, 1900. Leather. London: Macmillan and Co, 1900. Leather. Very Good. 9" by 6". None. A collection of Francis Bacon's essays. Published as a part of Macmillan's 'Library of English Classics&apos. In a Relfe Brothers binding, as indicated by binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper. Francis Bacon was an English philosopher, statesman, orator and author. He wrote a collection of essays and is referred to the father of empiricism. In a full calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine and board edges. Externally, generally smart with a small amount of rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. A Few marks to boards. Prize bookplate from Thetford Grammar School for Girls to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Light spotting to the first and last few pages and the odd spots throughout. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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Book number: LTH8-E-1
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 FRANCIS BACON, Essays, Moral, Economical and Political
FRANCIS BACON
Essays, Moral, Economical and Political
London, John Bumpas, 1825. Leather. London: John Bumpas, 1825. Leather. Very Good. 6" by 3.5" . None. A collection of essays by the renowned English philosopher Francis Bacon. Illustrated frontispiece portrait of Bacon. Includes essays on adversity, Atheism, Cunning, Wisdom and Deformity. Francis Bacon was a philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. Bacon was particularly influential in the field of scientific study, arguing for the importance of observation and inductive reasoning. In a calf binding. Externally, very smart with some shelfwear and bumping to corners only. Hinges reinforced with cloth tape. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally clean, with some light foxing to first couple of pages and small closed tear to dedication page. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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Book number: LTH30-F-7
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 FRANCIS BACON, The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord Chancellor of England
FRANCIS BACON
The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord Chancellor of England
London , Printed for A. Millar, 1765. Leather. London : Printed for A. Millar, 1765. Leather. Good Only. 11" by 9". None. A scarce Eighteenth Century collection of of the works of Francis Bacon. Three of five volumes. This is the most complete set of this work we have seen and is quite scarce. With a Frontispiece in Volumes I and III. Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St. Alban,(22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626), was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, essayist, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. In red morocco bindings, with five raised bands and gilt detailing to the spines. Externally, worn; with rubbing and some loss of leather, and marks. The joints have failed, with all boards detached from the spines. Internally, generally firmly bound, but strained in places. The pages are generally bright and clean, with scattered spotting and handling marks, and cockling in places; with rubbing to the marbled paper endpapers. The free endpapers are detached from the text blocks. Volume I has a paper bookplate of George Gostling adhered to the front pastedown. Good Only . Ill.: None. Good Only .
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Book number: SET28-B-1
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 ALICE A BAILEY, Initiation Human and Solar
ALICE A BAILEY
Initiation Human and Solar
London, Watkins and Lucis Publishing, 1933. Cloth. London: Watkins and Lucis Publishing, 1933. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". None. An esoteric work by Alice A Bailey. This work discusses how spirituality relates to the solar system. With several diagrams throughout indicating Bailey's system of thought. The third edition of this work. With the scarce original dustwrapper. Alice A Bailey was a writer of several theosophical works. She was also the first writers to use the term New Age. Bailey described her works as having been telepathically dictated to her by a Master of Wisdom, referred to as 'The Tibetan' or by the initials D L&apos. Her writings have several similarities to those of Madame Blavatsky. In a full cloth binding and held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart with minor bumping to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is generally smart with a very small amount of chipping to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Internally, firmly bound. Gift inscription to the verso of front endpaper. Offsetting to endpapers. Pages are generally bright with scattered spots to endpapers and occasional spots throughout. Prior owner's ink annotations underlining certain sentences throughout, not affecting text. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good/Very Good Indeed.
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 ALEXANDER BAIN, LL.D., Dissertations on Leading Philosophical Topics
ALEXANDER BAIN, LL.D.
Dissertations on Leading Philosophical Topics
London, Longmans, 1903. Cloth. London: Longmans, 1903. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 6". None. A thoughtful compendium of articles by Alexander Bain concerning prescient philosophical topics. First edition. Largely reprinted from the pages of Mind Journal, of which Bain himself was the proprietor from 1876 until 1891. Mind is a peer-reviewed journal, that explores all aspects of philosophy. Published quarterly, the journal was the first of its kind, and was established by Bain. Alexander Bain served as the Professor of Logic at the University of Aberdeen. In a publisher's original cloth binding with gilt lettering to the spine. Externally, generally smart. Patches of light rubbing in places, and to the extremities. Internally, generally firmly bound with some scattered light foxing. Notes inscribed to intentionally blank rear page, dated 1937. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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Book number: GEN2-D-15
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 HONORE DE BALZAC, The Physiology of Marriage or Meditations of an Eclectic Philosopher on Happiness and Unhappiness in Marriage
HONORE DE BALZAC
The Physiology of Marriage or Meditations of an Eclectic Philosopher on Happiness and Unhappiness in Marriage
London, The Casanova Society, 1925. Cloth. London: The Casanova Society, 1925. Cloth. Fine. 10.5" by 8". None. A limited edition English translation of The Physiology of Marriage by Honore de Balzac. Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist. Spare, pristine spine label tipped in to rear. Translated into English from the original French. Number 348 of 1,000 copies printed. Honore de Balzac was a French novelist and playwright. He is regarded as one of the founders of realism in European literature. He wrote his two treatises on marriage, Physiologie du Mariage (The Pysiology of Marriage) and Scenes de la vie Conjugale prior to his own marriage. Therefore it has been noted that these works lack firsthand knowledge. In original quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the head and tail of spine. Spine label is lifting slightly. Spare spine label is loosely inserted to rear endpapers. Slight offsetting to endpapers. Selbourne library stamp to verso of title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are untrimmed. Pages are very bright and clean. Fine . Ill.: None. Fine .
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Book number: GEN33-B-12
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 JOHN BASCOM, Aesthetics; or, the Science of Beauty
JOHN BASCOM
Aesthetics; or, the Science of Beauty
New York and Chicago, Woolworth, Ainsworth and Co, 1872. Cloth. New York and Chicago: Woolworth, Ainsworth and Co, 1872. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A fascinating philosophical look at the concept of beauty. John Bascom (May 1, 1827 – October 2, 1911) was an American professor and writer. In a decorative cloth binding. Externally sound, smart gilt lettering to frontboard, faded spine, slight rubbing. Front hinge slightly strained but holding firm. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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 M. L. BAUTAIN, La Conscience Ou la Regle Des Actions Humaines
M. L. BAUTAIN
La Conscience Ou la Regle Des Actions Humaines
Paris , Didier et Cie. 1861. Leather. Paris : Didier et Cie. 1861. Leather. Very Good. 7" by 4.5". None. A copy of La Consience ou la Regle des Actions Humaines by M. L. Bautain. Second edition. In the original French. In a blue morocco binding with gilt lettering to the spine and gilt embellishment to the front board. Externally, generally smart, lightly rubbed in places. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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Book number: FGN10-E-6
GBP 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 75.75 US$ 91.81 | JP¥ 9994]
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 JAMES BEATTIE, An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism
JAMES BEATTIE
An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth, in Opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism
London, Denham and Dick, 1805. Leather. London: Denham and Dick, 1805. Leather. Good Only. 7" by 4". None. An early nineteenth-century copy of Beattie's famous philosophical work. Sixth Edition. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. With bookseller's labels for H. M. Gilbert, Southampton, to the front pastedown and Bohn, London, to the front free endpaper. Professor James Beattie (25 October 1735 – 18 August 1803) was a Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher. His Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth (1770) was intended as an answer to David Hume and had great immediate success, leading to an introduction to the King, a pension of £200, and the degree of LL.D. from Oxford. Beattie was prominent in arguing against the institution of slavery. In a full calf binding. Externally, some loss to the top of the spine. Front board held by one cord only. Internally, textblock firmly bound. Foxed to the first and last few pages but otherwise generally clean. Tidemark to the upper margin of the first few pages. Good Only . Ill.: None. Good Only .
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Book number: LTH19-B-9
GBP 69.99 [Appr.: EURO 81.75 US$ 98.86 | JP¥ 10762]
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 IGNAZ BERNSTEIN, Judische Sprichworter Und Redensarten Erotica Und Rustica
IGNAZ BERNSTEIN
Judische Sprichworter Und Redensarten Erotica Und Rustica
Anon, Als Manuskript Gedruckt, 1908. Fine Binding. Anon: Als Manuskript Gedruckt, 1908. Fine Binding. Near Fine. 11" by 7.5". None. A finely bound, very scarce selection of Ignaz Bernstein's collection of Yiddish proverbs. Written in German and Yiddish. In Yiddish and German. The first edition of this selection of 'erotic' and 'coarse' proverbs. In a wonderful crushed morocco Birdsall binding. With the binder's stamp to the front pastedown. Comprising 227 proverbs collected by Ignatz Bernstein. Bernstein was a folklorist and bibliophile. Upon discovering a German book of Jewish proverbs at a young age he was inspired to collect Yiddish proverbs and assembling his own anthology.  The work 'Yidische Shprikhverter un redsartn' contained 3993 entries. This selection of erotic and coarse proverbs were published separately from the main work.A beautifully bound copy of this scarce work. In a full crushed morocco binding by Birdsall. Externally, in an excellent condition. The boards have sprung. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd spots. Near Fine . Ill.: None. Near Fine .
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Book number: 747L5
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 L. E. ELLIOTT-BINNS, D.D., F.R.HIST.S, English Thought 1860-1900 the Theological Aspect
L. E. ELLIOTT-BINNS, D.D., F.R.HIST.S
English Thought 1860-1900 the Theological Aspect
London , New York, Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co. 1956. Cloth. London , New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co. 1956. Cloth. Near Fine/Good. 8.5" by 5.5". None. English Thought 1860-1900 The Theological Aspect by L. E. Elliott-Binns. In unclipped dustwrapper. First edition. Providing the sequel to Canon Storr's well-known study of the subject down to 1860. With D. A. Palin's ink inscription dated 1959 to front pastedown, notes to front free endpapers, and further sheet of notes inserted by book reviewer David A. Palin. In a cloth binding with unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, in excellent condition but with minor wear to extremities and very odd slight marks to boards. Dustwrapper has occasional slight chipping, a closed tear and handling marks. Internally, generally firmly bound. Generally bright and clean throughout. Near Fine . Ill.: None. Near Fine/Good.
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Book number: GEN25-I-13
GBP 19.99 [Appr.: EURO 23.5 US$ 28.23 | JP¥ 3074]
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