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The Works of Joseph Addison. Complete in Three Volumes. (VOLUME III ONLY)

By: ADDISON, Joseph

Price: $51.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1845

Stock No.: 77473

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A handsome, leatherbound collection of writings by Joseph Addison (1672-1719) who was co-founder of the English daily publication, 'The Spectator'. Volume 3 only of the three-volume set. In this work, the author offers his thoughts on a wide variety of subjects, from Italy to medals. --- In full leather covers w/titling on black spine blocks. With striking marbled endpages and textblock fore-edge. --- With whitish dried glue on front cover, some rubbing and tears to covers; marbling on textblock edges has faded; interior of volume with foxing but otherwise bright and firm. ; Small 4to 9" ... View more info

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The Tao of Architecture

By: Amos Ih Tiao Chang

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press: 1981

Stock No.: 81455

ISBN: 0691003300

Condition: Good


An essay that ". . .develops a parallel between [aspects of] Laotzu's philosophy. . .and modern architecture." With black & white drawings throughout. --- Prior owner's mark inside front cover, and with rubbing and curling to covers, else a firm, clean, intact copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; (8), 72 pages View more info

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Aristotle's Politics: Complete and Unabridged, in the Jowett Translation (Modern Library #228.1)

By: ARISTOTLE

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1950]

Stock No.: 82953

Condition: Very Good- in Fair dust jacket


The Greek philosopher's foundational writings on politics and government have guided the peoples of the world for centuries. This Modern Library edition with the complete and unabridged translation from the Greek by Benjamin Jowett, and with an introduction by Max Lerner. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but total number is missing. Likely published c.1950 (though 1943 date appears in book). ML #228.1. --- A sound copy but with underlinings & margina... View more info

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Introduction to Aristotle (Modern Library #248.1)

By: ARISTOTLE; McKEON, Richard (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1947]

Stock No.: 81529

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition featuring a selection of the major works by Aristotle. Includes unabridged Logic, On the Soul, Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics plus generous excerpts from Physics, Metaphysics, and Politics. Edited, and with introductions to the various works, by Richard McKeon. --- In Toledano spine 8 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises 329 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1947 (1947 date appears in book). ML #248.1. --- This copy likely used by a student, with his discreet p... View more info

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Essays (Everyman's Library #10)

By: BACON, Francis

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1936

Stock No.: 82084

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A collection of 43 essays on fundamental aspects of human life by the English philosopher Francis Bacon (1561-1626). The essays focus on basics such as "Of Truth", "Of Death", "Of Cunning", "Of Love", etc. With an introduction by Oliphant Smeaton. Back matter includes index of quotations and foreign phrases, and glossary. Entry 10 in Everyman's Library 'Essays and Belles-Lettres' series. --- A 1936 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library binding style 3 with full orange cloth and gilt-stamped spine titling; blindstamped Eric Ravilious-designed "shell" to ... View more info

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Selected Writings of Francis Bacon (Modern Library #256.2)

By: BACON, Francis; DICK, Hugh G. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1967]

Stock No.: 83126

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


An ex-library Modern Library edition presenting Bacon's 'Essays', 'Advancement of Learning', 'New Atlantis', and much more. Selected, with an introduction and notes by Hugh G. Dick. --- In Toledano spine 13 / maroon cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / blank endpapers / jacket style l, verso is blank. Interior bears 1955 date but likely published c.1967. ML #256.2. --- A Fair-only copy, with plenty of evidence of former ownership by the library, including stickers, rubberstampings, pocket, partial binding splits, etc., as well as soiling to textblock edges. Uncl... View more info

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Greek Literature for the Modern Reader

By: BALDRY, H. C.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1951

Stock No.: 73888

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


In this work, the author paints a picture of everyday life in ancient Greece in order to help the modern reader understand the context in which such classicists as Homer or Aristophanes wrote their enduring works. With maps of Greece and the Aegean Sea at endpapers. With snippets of translated sections of various works scattered throughout. --- In maroon cloth-covered boards with spine titling and decorations in gilt. Jacket in lavender with image of seated lyre player to front panel. --- Interior with discreet pencilings to several leaves, else a clean, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket wi... View more info

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Philosophy: An Introductory Study of Fundamental Problems and Attitudes

By: BARRETT, Clifford

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1936

Stock No.: 79896

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A 1936 printing of this scholarly work which first appeared in 1935. Indexed. --- In dark green cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped cover and spine titling. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Apparently used as a student's textbook, with discreet penciled underlinings and marginalia on several pages, along with sticker and rubberstamping to front free endpaper. Some whitish soiling to covers, else a firm, sound copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiii, 395 pages View more info

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How to Sleep

By: BENDER, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Coward-Mccann, Inc.: 1949

Stock No.: 76280

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Guide to combatting insomnia offers physiological, psychological and emotional factors. In full tan cloth-covered boards. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 243 pages View more info

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The Making of Society: An Outline of Sociology, Revised Edition (Modern Library #183.3)

By: BIERSTEDT, Robert (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c1967-70]

Stock No.: 80211

ISBN: 0394601831

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Works of various scholars--from Karl Marx to St. Augustine--on the subject of organization of human society are presented here in this revised edition; edited and with an introduction by Robert Bierstedt. --- In Toledano spine 13 / red cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / blank endpapers / jacket style l / verso is blank. Interior bears 1959 date but likely published c.1967-70. ML #183.3. --- With prior owner's rubberstamping to front free endpaper, otherwise a bright, clean, unmarked copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with sunned spine, some rubbing and protected ... View more info

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An Abridgement of Lectures on Rhetorick: Greatly Improved by the Addition, to Each Page, of Appropriate Questions by Rev. J. L. Blake.

By: BLAIR, Hugh; BLAKE, Rev. J. L.

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Concord, New Hampshire, Marsh, Capen & Lyon: 1830

Stock No.: 77479

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A compact abridgement of the essays by the noted Scottish minister of religion, Hugh Blair (1718-1800). The subject matter greatly varies in these lectures, but they range from defining 'taste' to types of poetry. Each page with questions (but not answers) derived by Rev. J. L. Blake, from the text on that page. --- In full leather binding with titling on red spine block. --- The volume is firm and bright, but has been exposed to dampness, thus is rippled throughout. Cover with rubbing; an apparently blank page has been torn out at rear of volume. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 344 pages View more info

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Good and Evil

By: BUBER, Martin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1953

Stock No.: 74277

ISBN: 0684717239

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Religious philosopher's work examines good vs. evil and right and wrong. A nice, firm copy but with lightly yellowed pages and discolored back cover edges. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 143 pages View more info

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The Works of the Right Honorable Edmund Burke, Revised Edition (Complete 12-volume set)

By: BURKE, Edmund

Price: $266.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1865-1867

Stock No.: 82817

Condition: Very Good


A complete 12-volume set of the writings of Edmund Burke (1729-1797) in this stated Revised Edition. The writings mostly consist of essays, speeches and letters. The Irish-born philosopher, politician and author moved to England in 1750. He was an advocate for fairer taxation policies for the American colonies. He also opposed the French Revolution and as a Member of Parliament was a leader in the effort to impeach Governor Warren Hastings of the East India Company. Overall, he was a steadfast advocate for the maintenance of good manners and he believed a sound religious foundation was essenti... View more info

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The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill (Modern Library Giant #G-47.1)

By: BURTT, Edwin A. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1939-44]

Stock No.: 79778

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A Modern Library Giant edition offering: ". . . 13 essays [which] comprise a complete survey of the golden age of English philosophy." Includes entries by Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and others. Edited, with an introduction by Edwin A. Burtt. Volume bears 1939 date, but likely published c.1939-44. Lacks the dust jacket. --- MODERN LIBRARY PARTICULARS: SPINE-Toledano G-4, CLOTH-Blue-Green, SPINE TITLE BLOCKS/TOPSTAIN COLORS- Black, ENDPAPERS-blank, JACKET-none, ML#G-47.1. --- A partial split near title page has been carefully reinforced prior to this listi... View more info

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The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill: The Golden Age of English Philosophy (Modern Library Giant #G-47.1)

By: BURTT, Edwin A. (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1961]

Stock No.: 82616

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


From the jacket flap, this Modern Library Giant edition offers: ". . . 13 essays . . . [which] comprise a complete survey of the golden age of English philosophy." Includes entries by Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Stuart Mill and others. Edited, with an introduction by Edwin A. Burtt. --- In Toledano spine G5 with full pale green cloth covers, gilt titling & decorations on black blocks on cover & spine; plain endpapers, black topstain. Jacket style Ge, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but no specific number. Likely published c.1961 (though 1939 date appears in bo... View more info

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A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

By: CAMPBELL, Joseph; OSBON, Diane K.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1994

Stock No.: 80796

ISBN: 0060167181

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


9th printing. In this work, the poet Diane K. Osbon shares highlights of a 30-day seminar spent with noted mythologist Joseph Campbell. With black & white frontis illustration of Mr. Campbell by Robin Larsen. --- In pale yellow paper-covered boards, backed in maroon cloth and with gilt-stamped spine titling and sewn-in orange satin ribbon bookmark. In yellow and orange dust jacket. --- With light soiling to textblock top edge, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy. Unclipped dust jacket with a small area of chafing to lower front cover corner, else nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 311 pages View more info

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The Songlines

By: CHATWIN, Bruce

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Elisabeth Sifton Books/Viking: 1987

Stock No.: 82300

ISBN: 0670806056

Condition: Very Good- in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated third printing, September 1987. Set in "nearly uninhabitable regions" of Central Australia, this work takes the form of two Aboriginal travelers conversing with each other about ". . .the hopes and dreams that animate both them and the the people they encounter." --- In full gold paper-covered boards with gold foil titling to spine. Jacket with engraved image of Aboriginals by William Blake to cover. --- With remainder marks to textblock bottom and fore-edges, else a clean, firmly-bound copy. Unclipped dust jacket with slight rubbing; remains bright and intact.; Octavo (... View more info

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The Idea of History

By: COLLINGWOOD, R. G.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Galaxy: 1964

Stock No.: 79885

Condition: Very Good-


One might describe this work by the Oxford Philosophy professor as a "history of history". This 1957 U.S. edition follows the original 1946 English edition. Indexed. --- A clean, firm softcover copy but with pencil marks to cover, prior owner's rubberstamping to half title page and faint coffee ring soiling to cover.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxvi, 339 pages View more info

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The Wisdom of Confucius (Modern Library #7.2)

By: CONFUCIUS; LIN Yutang (editor and translator)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1948]

Stock No.: 81145

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering stories and aphorisms of the great Chinese philosopher. Edited and translated with notes on Confucius and extensive additional information by Lin Yutang. --- In Toledano spine 8 / light green cloth / gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks / green topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 334 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1948 (1938 date appears in book). ML #7.2. --- With a little discoloration to cover cloth, slight yellowing to leaves, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Fair only, unclipped jacket with rubbing, ch... View more info

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Joan of Arc and The English Mail Coach (Readings for Students)

By: DeQUINCEY, Thomas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Henry Holt and Company: 1893

Stock No.: 80761

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A pair of notable writings by the noted English essayist, edited and with introduction by J. M. Hart. An entry in publisher's "Readings for Students" series. This copy with tissue-protected frontis portrait of the author. --- In full pale yellow cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in maroon on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With penciled notes and underlinings throughout, light soiling to cloth, else an intact, firm copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); xxvi, 138 pages View more info

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Little Masterpieces: Thomas DeQuincey [Selected Writings from Confessions of an English Opium-Eater and more]

By: DeQUINCEY, Thomas (author); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & McClure Co.: 1901

Stock No.: 79443

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A 1901 edition in this collection of selected writings by the noted English essayist. Includes selections from his landmark: "Confessions of an English Opium-Eater" among others. With black and white frontis portrait of the author, as well as a brief introduction by editor Bliss Perry. An entry in the publisher's "Little Masterpieces" series of noted works in compact size. --- In full red cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt on spine; publisher's blindstamped vignette to front cover. Lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- The frontis tissue guard is mi... View more info

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Human Nature and Conduct: An Introduction to Social Psychology (Modern Library #173.1)

By: DEWEY, John

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1940]

Stock No.: 80905

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition of the American philosopher/psychologist/reformer's landmark work in the field of social psychology. With an introduction by the author. --- In Toledano spine 8 / red cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h / verso advertises 316 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1946 (though 1930 date appears in book). ML #173.1. --- With penciled underlinings to perhaps as many as 12 pages, dulling to cover and spine gilding, some yellowing to textblock edges; else a bright, clean, sturdy copy. Dust jacket is b... View more info

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John Dewey on Education: Selected Writings (Modern Library #348.1)

By: DEWEY, John (author); ARCHAMBAULT, Reginald D. (editor)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1967]

Stock No.: 81907

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering selected writings on education by the American philosopher, psychologist, and reformer John Dewey (1859-1952). Edited and introduced by Reginald D. Archambault. --- In Toledano spine 13 / black cloth / silver spine titling / ml logo blindstamped to front cover / brown & yellow Fujita endpapers / jacket style l, verso is blank. Interior bears 1964 date but likely published c.1967. ML #348.1. --- With prior owner's inked name to front paste-down, retailer's rubberstamped price to front free endpaper, otherwise a firm, clean and unmarked copy. Unclipped dust jac... View more info

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The Living Thoughts of Confucius

By: Doeblin, Alfred

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1940

Stock No.: 73467

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Chinaphile presents some of the wisdom of the great Chinese philosopher. With biographical sketch on first 30 pgs. by Mr. Doeblin. Stated first edition. In red cloth-covered boards; inkings at frt. of volume (incl. prev. owner's name & date). Dust jacket lightly chipped; with a few sm. tears and slightly sunned spine. In removable mylar protector.; The Living Thoughts Library; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 182 pages View more info

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Why We Behave Like Human Beings

By: DORSEY, George A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Blue Ribbon Books: 1925

Stock No.: 77035

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Stated sixty-fourth printing of this once-popular work. In it, the author scientifically explores the workings of the human body and mind, and compares and contrasts human behavior to other life forms. With a laid-in gift card to recipient from 'Daddy', dated 1966. --- In full orange buckram, with titling in black on spine. --- A firm copy though with some penciled underlinings, soiling on a few pages, and chafing to edges of covers. Lacks a dust jacket.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 512 pages View more info

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English Philosophers of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries: Locke - Berkeley - Hume (#37 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 80690

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


A selection of writings by English philosophers John Locke, George Berkeley and David Hume. The 37th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies an introduction and notes. With sepia frontis image of Berkeley. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A Fair only copy with split near front of volume, torn and bent upper front cover; with light sunning to spine, and chafing to cloth at spine ... View more info

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Essays: English and American (#28 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 80692

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A selection of essays by a variety of noted English and American authors, ranging from Edgar Allan Poe to William Makepeace Thackeray. The 28th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies introductions and notes. With sepia frontis image of Thomas H. Huxley. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With light sunning to spine and chafing to cloth at spine ends; otherwise a firm, clean, soun... View more info

Image for English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macauley (#27 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macauley (#27 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 80698

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A selection of essays by a variety of noted English authors, ranging from Ben Jonson to Samuel Johnson to Thomas De Quincey and several others. The 27th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies introductions and notes. With sepia frontis image of Samuel Johnson at the house of Lord Chesterfield. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With light sunning to spine and a little chafing to ... View more info

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Literary and Philosophical Essays: French, German and Italian (#32 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 81110

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A selection of French, German and Italian essays, including writings of Michel de Montaigne, Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Ernest Renan, Cotthold Ephraim Lessing, J. C. Friedrich von Schiller, Immanuel Kant and Guiseppe Mazzine. The essays have been rendered into English from their original languages. --- The 32nd entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia photographic portrait of Sainte-Beuve. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gil... View more info

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The Dance of Life (Modern Library #160.1)

By: ELLIS, Havelock

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1951]

Stock No.: 82761

Condition: Fair in Fair dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering a collection of philosophical essays by the noted English physician, intellectual and prolific writer who introduced revolutionary views on human sexuality. Includes an introduction by the author. --- In Toledano spine 8 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / dark topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style h, verso advertises 352 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1951 (though 1929 date appears in book). ML #160.1. --- A Fair only copy: the upper edges of the covers and top of textblock have non-odorous dampstains, with bumped top... View more info

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Representative Selections, with Introduction, Bibliography and Notes (American Writers Series)

By: EMERSON, Ralph Waldo (author); CARPENTER, Frederic I. (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, American Book Company: 1934

Stock No.: 82163

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A selection of writings by the noted American essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1883). The writings are analyzed and explained in detail by editor Frederic I. Carpenter, who supplies a lengthy introduction and bibliography. With frontis portrait of Emerson by Kerr Eby. An entry in publisher's American Writers Series, edited by Harry Hayden Clark. --- In full dark blue cloth covers with yellow titling and decorations to covers and spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With creases to corners of several leaves, prior owner's signature to front free endpaper, and slight discolora... View more info

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Lefties: The Origins and Consequences of Being Left-Handed

By: FINCHER, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble Books: 1993

Stock No.: 81005

ISBN: 0880299460

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A reprint edition of the author's examination of all things related to being left-handed. Previously published as "Sinister People". --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth. Yellow jacket with drawing of raised left hand. --- A bright, clean, firm copy. Jacket with slight soiling, else nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 221 pages View more info

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The Future Agenda: A Festschrift in Honour of John Templeton on His 80th Birthday, 29th November 1992

By: FORKER, Wilbert (editor)

Price: $41.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Hanover Press: 1992

Stock No.: 76481

ISBN: 0707307236

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


A work, containing writing of noted religious personages, to commemorate the 80th birthday of Sir John Templeton. The noted investor and philanthropist created the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities; he long argued for a place for God in everyday peoples' lives. Included are a program of events on the eve of Mr. Templeton's birthday, as well as a signed letter by his son Dr. Jack Templeton, presenting this copy of this work to Mr. & Mrs. Frank Sunderland in Colorado. --- A clean, bright, firm copy in Fine condition; in jacket in similar condit... View more info

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The Basic Writings of Sigmund Freud (Modern Library Giant #G39.1)

By: FREUD, Sigmund

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1940]

Stock No.: 81836

Condition: Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Six essential writings by the legendary figure in the world of psychoanalysis are presented in this Modern Library Giant edition. Includes his "The Interpretation of Dreams", "Totem and Taboo" and four more. Translated from the German and edited, with an introduction, by Dr. A. A. Brill. --- In Toledano spine G5 / pale green cloth / gilt titling on green cover & spine blocks / faded green topstain / 'Quad Aristocrat' BG style endpapers / jacket style Ge, verso advertises titles in ML catalog, but no total number. Likely published c.1960 (though 1938 date appears in book). ML #G... View more info

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Candelabra: Selected Essays and Addresses

By: GALSWORTHY, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1932

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 41080

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


First American edition of a collection of essays and speeches by the prolific English writer John Galsworthy and author of the notable "Forsyte Saga". The essays cover a range of topics, from drama to literature, to travel and to books in general. --- In dark green cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations gilt-stamped on cover and spine. Volume has no dust jacket. --- Front free endpaper has been torn out; else a clean, firmly-bound copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 311 pages View more info

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Thoughts and Meditations

By: GIBRAN, Kahlil

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Citadel Press: 1969

Stock No.: 80486

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Stated Fourth "paperbound" Edition, 1969. Musings by the author of "The Prophet" on a variety of topics ranging from love and beauty to governmental and societal corruption. Edited and with a translation into English from the Arabic and a biographical preface by Anthony R. Ferris. --- In brown paper-covered hardcovers with spine titling in dark brown. Jacket bears an image of sunshine bursting through a thicket. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy lacking damages. Unclipped jacket with slightly sunned spine, else nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 128 pages View more info

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The Analects of Confucius

By: GILES, Lionel (translator and editor)

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1970

Stock No.: 82777

Condition: Very Good+


An illustrated deluxe edition presenting the teachings of Confucius. Translated from the Chinese, with an introduction and notes, by Lionel Giles. Illustrated with paintings by Tseng Yu-Ho, who provides comments on the art at rear of volume. --- In patterned gold paper-covered boards backed in gold cloth with titling in gilt on red spine block, red Chinese spine characters, and with red topstain. Sandglass flyer laid in (Del Mar: no. IV:36). Volume housed in gold paper-covered slipcase. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright, and firm but with 2 small dots of soiling to title page, prior owner's... View more info

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Hawthorne and Irving: Essays, Etc. (The Pocket University Volume III Parts I & II)

By: HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel; IRVING, Washington (authors); PERRY, Bliss (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1925

Stock No.: 80171

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A collection of six essays by Hawthorne and 7 by Irving in a compact volume. Each author's essays are preceded by an introduction by editor Bliss Perry. Includes a frontis portrait of Mr. Hawthorne. Vol. III, Part I & II of the publisher's Pocket University Series. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped decoration to cover, titling & decorations in blue on spine, top edge gilt. --- Spine is somewhat sunned but lettering is readable; interior has yellowed but lacks markings and volume is sturdy and tight.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall) ; x, 152, ix, 145 pages View more info

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The Philosophy of Hegel (Modern Library #239.2)

By: HEGEL, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich; FRIEDRICH, Carl J. (editor)

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1963]

Stock No.: 82693

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library edition presenting the principal writings of the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831). Herr Hegel was a proponent of "absolute idealism". Edited, and with an introduction by Carl J. Friedrich. Translations from the German by Mr. Friedrich and others. --- In Toledano spine 10 / green cloth / ML hex logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso lists ML titles, but no total number. Likely published c.1963 (though 1954 date appears in book). ML #239.2. --- Interior of volume clean and b... View more info

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Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know

By: HIRSCH Jr., E. D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1987

Stock No.: 81137

ISBN: 039543095X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In this popular work, University of Virginia professor nudges the reader toward greater literacy. With an appendix: "What Literate Americans Know" by the author, Joseph Kett and James Trefil. --- In tan paper-covered boards backed in maroon cloth, with gilt-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With spots of soiling to cover edges, prior owners' signatures to front free endpaper, else a bright, clean, firm copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xvii, 251 pages View more info