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A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr. Hobbes's Book, entitled LEVIATHAN
The second impresson
Oxon: Printed at the Theater, 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley Football Club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon…(more)
Oxon: Printed at the Theater, 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley Football Club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon Press. *4, A-Z4, Aa-Rr4, S1. (S2 is blank). 322pp.(less)
Condition: The spine is new and immaculate - the boards are firm and in good condition, with just a little rubbing to the edges. To the inside board, an early bookplate has been obliterated - presumably by a later owner. Signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page - further signature to the rear end paper. There are a number of notes to the inside board, which have been comprehensively eradicated to as to be impossible to read. Otherwise, the book is in very nice, clean condition, with just a touch of foxing to some pages.Book ID: 1640More details Price: £675.00
Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism
London: Smith, Elder & Co, 1869. First Edition. In an attractive Zaehnsdorf binding. Three quarters blue calf and marbled boards. Raised bands and gilt to spine. Bookplate of Lord Battersea (Cyril Flower) to front pastedown. This book of social and political criticism was, at its time, seen as quite controversial. Binding is a little rubbed. Foxing to front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and not foxed. lx + 272pp. 21 x 15 cm.Book ID: 2923More details Price: £250.00
Érasme: Étude sur sa vie et ses ouvrages.
Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1874. Original soft back covers. Pages uncut. Text in French. xvi + 457 +  pp. 230 x 140 mm (9 x 5½ inches).
Condition: Covers slightly darkened and fragile at the edges. Sporadic foxing and some soiling to a few page edges. Overall in a very good condition.Book ID: 2694More details Price: £35.00
Euphormionis Lusinini, Sive Satyricon, in sex partes dispertitum, et notis illustratum, cum clavi.
Accessit Conspiratio Angelicana. Editio nova.
Vindobonensis [Vienna, Wien]: Impensis Joannis Pauli Krauss, 1772. First Thus. Half leather with textured boards. Six raised panels with contemporary gilt decoration. Hand printed endpapers. All page edges red. , 728 pages. 205 x 130 mm (8 x 5 inches). Encyclopaedia Britannica says: "Barclay's Euphormionis Lusinini Satyricon - a severe satire on the Jesuits, the medical profession, and contemporary scholarship, education, and literature - is modeled on the style of the Roman satirist Gaius Petronius Arbiter; it is an urbane and facile mixture of prose and verse. Filled with villains and rogues, it contributed to the later development of the picaresque novel".
Condition: Boards and spine are in a good condition, with only light rubbing. Corners and edges lightly bumped. Inside, there is a Hungarian library bookplate to front, and a couple of small Hungarian library stamps. Title page has some ink handwritten notes, and an area that looks like it has been scorched by a candle. Otherwise, some sporadic foxing, but generally very good for its age.Book ID: 2674More details Price: £90.00
Giambattista Vico als philosoph und gelehrter forschen.
Wien [Vienna]: Wilhelm Braumuller, 1881. Original pale blue paper wraps. Text in kurrent / Sütterlin German throughout. Some pages uncut. 330 pages. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches). Giambattista Vico (1668 -1744) was an Italian philosopher of history and law who dealt with the rise and decline of civilizations.
Condition: A touch of darkening to the pale blue wrapper. No significant wear. Slight foxing to pages, but in very good condition overall.Book ID: 2682More details Price: £50.00
The Philosophy of Bergson
Cambridge: Published for "The Heretics" by Bowes and Bowes, 1914. First edition. In 1911, Bergson had visited Britain for a series of lectures which led to his increasing popularity. In this, Bertrand Russell writes critically of his work - having first attended Bergson's lecture at University College London. 36 (1) pp.
230 mm x 145 mm (9 x 5¾ inches). Henri-Louis Bergson (1859–1941) was a French-Jewish philosopher who was influential in the tradition of continental philosophy, especially during the first half of the 20th century until WW2. Bergson is known for his arguments that processes of immediate experience and intuition are more significant than abstract rationalism and science, for understanding reality.
Condition: In blue/grey paper covers, with small loss to bottom right of front. Spine is a little chipped with a tear to the top. Internally clean, with some page darkening.Book ID: 2249More details Price: £50.00
Two copies of The Aquinas Society of London Aquinas Papers
London: Blackfriars Publications, 1954 & 1953. No. 18: The Meaning of Existentialism (reprint 1954) 18 pp. 215 x 140 mm (8½ x 5½ inches).
No. 9: Existentialism and Modern Man (reprint 1953) 28 pp. 215 x 140 mm (8½ x 5½ inches).
Publisher's original stapled blue card covers.
Condition: Toned at edges, otherwise both in a very good condition.Book ID: 2353More details Price: £15.00