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BARTHEL, HEISENBERG, HAERING AND OTHERS
Collection of Articles.
. A volume containing the following titles: Ernst Barthel: Goethes Wissenschaftslehre in ihrer modernen Tragweite. Bonn, Fr. Cohen, 1922, 119pp; Werner Heisenberg, (1901-1976) Wandlungen in den Grundlagen der Naturwissenschaft. Zwei Vorträge .Leipzig, Hirzel, 1935, 45pp.First Edition Poggendorff VII, 2, 427; Roller-G.I, 525. Heisenberg, Nobelprize for physics, 1932. Well known for his contributions to the creation and development of quantum mechanics; Theodor Haering: Naturphilosophie in der Gegenwart. ( Wuertembergische Ges. Z. Foerderung der Wiss). Stuttgart, Kohlhammer, 1933, 20pp. ; Die II. Davoser Hochschulkurse 17. Maerz bis 6. April. / Les IImes cours universitaires de Davos du 17 mars au 6 avril. 1929. Davos, Heintz, Neu & Zahn, ccontributions by L. Englert, J. Cavailles, Paul Mueller. List of lecturers and their courses (Cassirer, Heidegger and Sauerbruch were amongst them) . Philipp Lersch: Seele und Welt. Zur Frage nach der Eigenart des Seelischen. Leipzig, J.A. Barth, 1941, 36pp. (his inaugural lecture university of Leipzig 10 July 1940 ) In one sturdy volume paper covered boards, linen spine, worn title label and corners. Text browned throughout.
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Book number: F0204-E
GBP 14.50 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 US$ 19.03 | JP¥ 2130]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: German Weblists2 Philosophy Natural History Goethe

 
DE BROSSES, CHARLES,
Traite de la Formation Mechanique
0. 1765. des langues et des principes physiques de l'etymologie. Two Volumes, Paris, 1765; lx, 489, iv, 533pp. with 9 plates or tables of characters [3 folding]; cont. mottled leather, spines richly gilt in compartments, contrasting labels, red edges; Volume I: front joint a little split but firm, corners very rubbed, spine label chipped with slight loss, interesting early ownership entries on front blank; Volume II: front joint partly split but firm, corners less worn, worming to head and tail of spine and to front board; both volumes internally clean and fresh. First edition.
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Book number: IS00480
GBP 150.00 [Appr.: EURO 170.5 US$ 196.88 | JP¥ 22034]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb Ian Antiquarian Rare French Linguistics Philosophy Psychology

 
CHINA -
Si Shu = the Four Books
. (the Chinese-English bilingual series of Chinese classics) Hunan Publishing House 1992, 600pp.hardback in d/j Includes bibliographical reference and index. The Four Books (Chinese: pinyin: Sì Shu-) are Chinese classic texts illustrating the core value and belief systems in Confucianism. They were selected by Zhu Xi in the Song Dynasty to serve as general introduction to Confucian thought. They were, in the Ming and Qing dynasties, made the core of the official curriculum for the civil service examinations. [ 7543803127 9787543803121 ]. (ISBN: 7543803127) .
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Book number: F355-F
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Keywords: China Chinese Rofe 7543803127

 
GRODDECK, GEORG,
Der Mensch Als Symbol.
0. 1933. Unmaszgebliche Meinungen uuber Sprache und Kunst. Mit 14 Bildtafeln im Anhang. Wien /Vienna, Internationaler Psychoanlytischer Verlag, 1933; 162, [ii]pp. 14 plates [ii]pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; covers and edges very slightly spotted, covers a little worn with a small hole at top of rear hinhe, contempoary owner's name ("Lotte Ryan") on front free endpaper. First edition. A good to very good copy.
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Book number: IS002317
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 32 US$ 36.75 | JP¥ 4113]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb Psychology Sexology Pstchoanalysis Modernism German Philosophy Philology

 
GUENON, R.ENE,
L'erreur Spirite.
0. 1952. Deuxieme Edition. Paris, 1952; [iv, 406, [ii]; publisher's printed wrappers; slightly worn at edges, paper somewhat embrowned, tiny brown spot on front wrapper.
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Book number: IS002353
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 34.25 US$ 39.38 | JP¥ 4407]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb French Philosophy Spiritualism Metaphysics Eastern Philosophy Occultism the Occult

 
HAYM, R.,
Wilhelm Von Humboldt
0. 1856. Lebensbild und Charakteristik. Berlin, Rudolf Gaertner, 1856; xiv, 642 pp.; contemporary half leather, spine lettered in gilt and decorated in blind, marbled edges; spine minimally rubbbed and minimally discoloured, slight spotting, mostly marginal. First edition.
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Book number: IS00985TRAVE
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.5 US$ 52.5 | JP¥ 5876]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Ianweb Travemuende German History German Biography 19th Century Germqn Philosophy Linguistics Antiquarian Rare

 
HEINEMANN, F.H.,
The Philosopher of Enthusiasm. With Material Hitherto Unpublished",
. offprint from Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 6 (1952): 294-322. 29pp. with a dedication by the author, dated Oxford 14.5.53 and initialled by him F.H.H. WITH the author's survey of recent philosophical and theological literature I. Philosophy. a printer'sd proof with his dedication in ibnk to William Cohn, dated 26.10.53 also initialled. 4 pages printed single-sided.
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Book number: F3040
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VETTERLING (HERMAN).
The Illuminate of Goerlitz Or Jackob Boehme's (1575-1624) Life and Philosophy, a Comparative Study,
. Leipzig, Markert & Petters, 1923,X, 1453pp. a few b&w illusts. incl. frontispiece. errata leaf loosely inserted as issued, Original cloth binding stamped in gilt in plain card slipcase, 4to, one of a limited edition of only 50 unnumbered copies. 2 top corners sl. bumped. 2minuted tears at bottom of spine. An edition of 50 leather-bound numbered copies was issued a year prior. A thorough analysis of Boehme"s mystical philosophy. Carl Herman Vetterling (1849,1931), who went by the Tibetan pseudonym Philangi Dasa, was a Theosophist and Swedenborgian who converted to Buddhism in 1884. One of the first Americans to officially embrace Buddhism, he founded The Buddhist Ray in Santa Cruz, California in 1887, which was the first Buddhist journal in the United States.
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Book number: F2812
GBP 245.00 [Appr.: EURO 278.25 US$ 321.57 | JP¥ 35988]
Catalogue: Philosophy
Keywords: Philosophy Buddhism Mysticism Theosophy Swedenborg

 
HOBBES, THOMAS
Leviathan Or the Matter, Forme, and Power of a Commonwealth Ecclesiasticall and Civill
. by Thomas Hobbes, of Malmesbury. Oxford: James Thornton, High Street. 1881, [9] 573, + 12pp. publisher's catalogue. orig. green cloth, gilt title on spine, top/bottom spine sl. frayed and bent annot in ink on reverse of last e.p. and page opposite half title and here and there in the text, edges and corners of binding sl. worn. Copy comes from the archive of our bookshop. James Thornton was a cousin, his publishing house eventually merged with the bookshop.
¶ The work concerns the structure of society and legitimate government, and is regarded as one of the earliest and most influential examples of social contract theory.[4] Leviathan ranks as a classic western work on statecraft comparable to Machiavelli's The Prince. Written during the English Civil War (1642 - 1651), Leviathan argues for a social contract and rule by an absolute sovereign. Hobbes wrote that civil war and the brute situation of a state of nature ("the war of all against all") could only be avoided by strong undivided government.
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Book number: F3097
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 US$ 19.69 | JP¥ 2203]
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HUMBOLDT, WILHELM VON,
Ueber Die Verschiedenheit
0. 1836. des Menschlichen Sprachbaues und ihren Einfluss auf die geistige Entwickelung des Menschengeschlechts. Berlin, gedruckt in der Druckerei der Koeniglichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1836; 4to; xi, [i], 511pp.; near-contemporary German half black morocco over cobbled boards, spine with raised bands, lettered in gilt and ruled in gilt and blind, marbled edges, corners slightly rubbed some light embrowning or spotting, mostly marginal. First edition.
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Book number: IS00889TRAVE
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 568 US$ 656.26 | JP¥ 73446]
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Keywords: Ianweb Rare German Antiquarian Linguistics Ethnology Anthropology Philosophy

 
KEILL, JOHN ( 1671-1721 )
An Introduction to Natural Philosophy Or, Philosophical Lectures Read in the University of Oxford, Anno Dom. 1700
. To which are added, the demonstrations of Monsieur Huygens's theorems, concerning the centrifugal force and circular motion / By John Keill M.D. Savillian Professor of Astronomy, F.R.S.. Translated from the last edition of the Latin. The second edition. London : printed for J. Senex, W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn, and T. Longman, MDCCXXVI [ 1726 ], xii,306pp. :; 8°. Lacks the final advertisement leaf. Inscr. and smudges in ink on title ,name in ink on first page iii of preface. Text quite bright, but with occas. light soiling. P. 69/70 with heavier brown spot on centre right hand sideTitle page frayed at bottom ( see image) , last 40 pp wwith more marginal browning, and somewhat creased in top inside cornersleaf 305/306 with heavier staining , small hole in the centre not affecting the illustration and frayed sat the bottom. The ornaments are those used by Henry Woodfall. Illustrated with numerous engravings and diagrams. Keill, John 1671-1721, mathematician and astronomer, was born in Edinburgh.. He was the deputy to Dr. Millington, Sedleian professor at Oxford, and seems to have joined Christ Church (ib. ii. 26). His lectures were from the first highly successful. They were printed in 1701 under the title "Introductio ad Veram Physicam " and became well known on the continent. Halley is said to have pointed out numerous errors in the first edition, but in a friendly manner. (ib. i. 90). The book was first published in Latin in 1701 Two additional lectures and many corrections were introduced into the second edition, published at Oxford in 1705. Other editions appeared in London in 1715, and at Cambridge in 1741. In a translation into English, published in 1736, Maupertuis, who suggested the venture, appended his theory of the ring of the planet Saturn. The "Introductio" was considered Keill"s "best performance" and it was generally welcomed as an excellent introduction to the "Principia" of Newton He was much Newton's client in the priority dispute with Leibniz. One of few Newton supporters with High Church patronage he was crucial in fighting Cartesianism and mechanical thinking, stating natural theology should be subordinated to the Scripture. His lectures were well regarded with the first translation into English. In a new polished cloth binding with the central leather panel of trhe original binding preserved and recessed in the front board (see image).
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LASTANOSA, D. VINCENCIO JUAN DE
Balthasar Gracians Handorakel Und Kunst Der Weltklugheit.
. Aus dessen Werken gezogen von Vincencio Juan de Lastanosa und aus dem spanischen Original treu und sorgfältig übersetzt von Arthur Schopenhauer .Berlin : Euphorion Verlag, 1923 . Number 311 of a limited edition of 408 copies, brown boards with titler labels pasted to front board and spine, Binding sl. worn, text sl. darkened. [ST].
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LEIBNIZ, GOTTFRIED WILHELM
Zwei Briefe über Das Binäre Zahlensystem Und Die Chinesische Philosophie. Aus Dem Urtext Neu Editiert, übersetzt Und Kommentiert Von Renate Loosen Und Franz Vonessen. Mit Einem Nachwort Von Jean Gebser.
. Stuttgart, Belser-Presse 1968, 158 [2] pp. with one mounted copper engraving (portrait) as frontispiece, 2 illustrations and 2 facsimiles. Bound in handmade paper covered boards with leather title label on the spine in slipcase First title of the Belser-Presse. The 'Abhandlung über die chinesische Philosophie' was translated into German in 1966 for the first time and this edition is bi-lingual in German and French. Number 265 of an edition of 900 numberd copies. Spine of book sl. Faded, slip case dusty and with sl. Faded edges. Overall a very fine copy however [ DL 2/4]( private press ).
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Book number: F1253
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MASON, H.T. (ED.),
The Leibniz-Arnauld Correspondence.
0. 1967. [Philosophical Classics}. Edited and translated by H.T. Mason. With an Introduction by G.H.R. Parkinson. Manchester and New York, 1967; xlviii, 180pp.; publisher's boards, price-clipped dust-wrapper.
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Keywords: Ianweb Eighteenth Century Philosophy Leibniz Enlightenment Philosophy

 
NICOLAS, YVON
The Belief in Personal Immorality
0. Printed & published by Philip Sainsbury at The Cayme Press, Kensington, 1925; 48pp; pictorial colophon; publ. boards plus title label; spine worn away, otherwise well preserved. With a dedication by the AUTHOR. [ DR - M 3 acht ]( private press ).
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Book number: 031570
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Keywords: Bibliophile Private Press Weblists2 Private Press Ethics Post-War English Literature Philosophy

 
NIETZSCHE, FRIEDRICH
Jenseits Von Gut Und Böse. Vorspiel Einer Philosophie Der Zukunft / Zur Genealogie Der Moral.
. Leipzig, Alfred Kröner 1924 , XIV+ 415pp. dark blue cloth binding with silk page marker, very good copy.
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Book number: F0249-H
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Keywords: German Philosophy

 
QUARLES, FRANCIS.
Enchiridion: Containing Institutions Divine, Contemplative. Practical. Moral Ethical. Oeconomical. Political.
. facsimile of the 1658 edition published by Humphrey Mosley. Charles Baldwin 1822, 16mo, 275, [1]pp. engraved portrait frontispiece = tipped in portrait. BOUND TOGETHER WITH Arthur Warwick: Uniform with the Enchiridion. Spare Minutes; or, Resolved meditations and premeditated resolutions. A new edition (being the tenth) Beautifully printed in royal16mo. with facsimiles of the curious emblematical frontispieces, and the explanatory verses of Francis Quarles & George Withers. Reprint of the 6th edition of 1637 by Charles and Henry Baldwyn, 1821, [16] 120pp. the 2 frontispieces are foxed, 5 cm tear in half title, occas. spotting, new cloth with gilt title on title label. ? Quarles (1593-1644) was chronologer to the City of London and secretary to Archbishop Usher in Ireland. He is best remembered for his poetry, characterized by original imagery, striking sentiment, fertility of expression, and a compression of style. Upon the outbreak of the 1644 rebellion in Ireland, he fled to England and was associated with Charles I, and as a consequence, his books and some manuscripts prepared for the press were plundered.
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SCHOPENHAUER, ARTHUR,
Die Beiden Grundprobleme Der Ethik
0. 1841. behandelt in zwei akademischen Preisschriften .. I. Ueber die Freiheit des menschlichen Willens .. II. Ueber das Fundament der Moral .. Frankfurt am Main, 1841; xxxx, 278, [ii]. BOUND WITH: Ueber die vierfache Wurzel des Satzes vom zureichenden Grunde. Eine philosophische Abhandlung. Zweite , sehr verbesserte und betraechtlich vermehrte Auflage. Frankfurt am Main, 1847; vi, [ii],151, [i]pp. with folding diagram. AND WITH: Ueber den Willen in der Natur. Eine Eroerterung der Bestaetigungen, welche die Philosophie des Verfassers, seit ihrem Auftreten, durch die empirischen Wissenschaften erhalten hat. Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. Frankfurt am Main, 1854; xxi, [i], 135pp.; TOGETHER THREE WORKS bound in one volume, contemporary North German black fine-grained binder's cloth, spine lettered in gilt; very slight spotting, the second and third works very slightly embrowned. First edition of the first work, second editions, corrected and enlarged, of the others.
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GBP 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 738.25 US$ 853.14 | JP¥ 95480]
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WALCH, J.G.
Einleitung in Die Philosophie. 2 Volumes.
. Einleitung in die Philosophie or Introduction to Philosophy was intended by Walch to be a companion to the earlier Lexicon, as the full title suggests: Introduction to Philosophy, Which Explains All Its Parts, Indicates their Proper Connections, and Gives an Account of the Origin and History of Each Discipline, Especially for Use with the Philosophical Lexicon. Divided into three parts, the Einleitung contains extensive historical introductions to philosophical disciplines throughout the ages. The first part examines the "Character of Philosophical Cognition". The second deals with the "Disciplines" of philosophy, namely logic, metaphysics, natural philosophy, ethics, doctrine of virtue, philosophy of law, and political philosophy, and the third concerns "Philosophical Secrets" or the teaching on the mind (Geist) or souls. Much of Walch's philosophy is reminscent of Kant and some philosophers have argued that he should be counted as one of Kant's predecessors. This reprint will provide academics with important evidence to analyse this issue and the opportunity to fully understand the relationship between the two strands of the German Enlightenment, initiated by its two "founders", Christian Thomasius and Christian Wolff. First published in 1727, this reprint is of the rare third improved edition (1738) which contains an extensive index. Now reprinted in two volumes, with an introduction by Manfred Kuehn, this valuable work provides a succinct and systematic account of philosophy. 2001, 818pp. Fine hardback set. No dustwrapper as issued. Mint condition still shrink-wrapped.
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Book number: F2434
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Keywords: Seventeenth Century Philosophy

 
WEYL, HERMANN,
Was Ist Materie?
0. 1924. Zwei Aufsatze zur Naturphilosophie. Mit 7 Abbildungen. Berlin, Julius Springer, 1924; 88pp.; publisher's printed wrappers; tiny chip of about 1cm. missing at foot of spine. First edition.
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Book number: IS00488
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.5 US$ 31.5 | JP¥ 3525]
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Keywords: Ianweb Ian Rare German History of Science Physics Modernism

 
WIND, EDGAR,
Das Experiment
0. 1934. und die Metaphysik. Zur Aufloesung der kosmologischen Antinomien. [Beitraege zur Philosophie und ihrer Geschichte]. Tuebingen, 1934; xii, 120 pp.; publisher's printed wrappers. A fine copy of this first printing of Wind's "Habilitationsschrift", submitted at Hamburg University in 1929, but subject to delays in printing.
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GBP 55.00 [Appr.: EURO 62.5 US$ 72.19 | JP¥ 8079]
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Keywords: Ianweb German Philosophy History of Science Warburg Institute Metaphysics Rare

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