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  • Culture and Anarchy: An Essay in Political and Social Criticism by ARNOLD, Matthew.
    ARNOLD, Matthew.
    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: 2923
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  • Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inégalité parmi les hommes by ROUSSEAU, J. J.
    ROUSSEAU, J. J.
    Discours sur l'origine et les fondemens de l'inégalité parmi les hommes

    Londres [ie. Paris]: Razin, 1782. A nice copy of this small volume. First Thus. Contemporary Full leather, with gilt bands to boards. Gilt detail and titles to spine. marbled end papers. half title. Frontis engraving by Moreau. Title states London without publisher, but publication was in fact in Paris by Razin. Text is the foundations of inequality among men, and then follows an open letter from Roussea to Philopolis (with preceeding woodcut). The binding is a touch rubbed and bumped, but still attractive. Some foxing, particularly to the first and last pages. Text in French. [iv], 258 pages. 125 by 75mm (5 by 3 inches). Bel exemplaire de ce petit volume. D'abord Ainsi. Plein cuir contemporain, avec bandes dorées…

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    Londres [ie. Paris]: Razin, 1782. A nice copy of this small volume. First Thus. Contemporary Full leather, with gilt bands to boards. Gilt detail and titles to spine. marbled end papers. half title. Frontis engraving by Moreau. Title states London without publisher, but publication was in fact in Paris by Razin. Text is the foundations of inequality among men, and then follows an open letter from Roussea to Philopolis (with preceeding woodcut). The binding is a touch rubbed and bumped, but still attractive. Some foxing, particularly to the first and last pages. Text in French. [iv], 258 pages. 125 by 75mm (5 by 3 inches). Bel exemplaire de ce petit volume. D'abord Ainsi. Plein cuir contemporain, avec bandes dorées aux plats. Détails dorés et titres au dos. pages de garde marbrées. demi-titre. Gravure frontis par Moreau. Le titre indique Londres sans éditeur, mais la publication était en fait à Paris par Razin. Le texte est les fondements de l'inégalité entre les hommes, puis suit une lettre ouverte de Roussea à Philopolis (avec gravure sur bois précédente). La reliure est un peu frottée et bosselée, mais toujours attrayante. Quelques rousseurs, notamment aux première et dernière pages. Texte en français. [vi], 258 pages. 125 par 75 mm

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    Book ID: 3729
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  • Érasme: Étude sur sa vie et ses ouvrages. by FEUGÉRE, Gaston
    FEUGÉRE, Gaston
    Érasme: Étude sur sa vie et ses ouvrages.

    Paris: Hachette et Cie, 1874. Original soft back covers. Pages uncut. Text in French. xvi + 457 + [2] pp. Covers slightly darkened and fragile at the edges. Sporadic foxing and some soiling to a few page edges. Overall in a very good condition. 230 x 140 mm (9 x 5½ inches). Original soft back covers. Pages uncut. Text in French. xvi + 457 + [2] pp. Covers slightly darkened and fragile at the edges. Sporadic foxing and some soiling to a few page edges. Overall in a very good condition. 230 x 140 mm

    Book ID: 2694
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  • Euphormionis Lusinini, Sive Satyricon, in sex partes dispertitum, et notis illustratum, cum clavi. by BARCLAII, Johannes [Barclay, John]
    BARCLAII, Johannes [Barclay, John]
    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. 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. [24], 728 pages. 205 x 130 mm (8 x 5 inches).
    Encyclopaedia Britannica says: "Barclay's Euphormionis Lusinini Satyricon - a severe satire on the Jesuits,…

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    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. 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. [24], 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". Premier Ainsi. Demi cuir avec planches texturées. Six panneaux en relief à décor doré d'époque. Pages de garde imprimées à la main. Tous les bords des pages sont rouges. Les plats et le dos sont en bon état, avec seulement de légers frottements. Coins et tranches légèrement émoussés. À l'intérieur, il y a un ex-libris de la bibliothèque hongroise à l'avant et quelques petits timbres de la bibliothèque hongroise. La page de titre comporte des notes manuscrites à l'encre et une zone qui semble avoir été brûlée par une bougie. Sinon, quelques rousseurs sporadiques, mais généralement très bien pour son âge. [24], 728 pages. 205 x 130 mm (8 x 5 pouces).
    L'Encyclopaedia Britannica dit : « Euphormionis Lusinini Satyricon de Barclay - une satire sévère sur les jésuites, la profession médicale et l'érudition, l'éducation et la littérature contemporaines - est calquée sur le style du satiriste romain Gaius Petronius Arbiter ; c'est un mélange courtois et facile de prose et de vers. Rempli de méchants et de coquins, il a contribué au développement ultérieur du roman picaresque ».

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    Book ID: 2674
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  • Very rare!
    Giambattista Vico als philosoph und gelehrter forschen. by WERNER, Karl
    WERNER, Karl
    Giambattista Vico als philosoph und gelehrter forschen. Neue ausgabe

    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: 2682
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  • La guerre civile en France 1871. by MARX, Karl
    MARX, Karl
    La guerre civile en France 1871. (la Commune de Paris)

    Paris: Bureau d'éditions, 1933. First Edition Thus. Hardback in red cloth boards with gilt stamped title to black leather label on spine. Original softback covers retained inside. La Commune de Paris was a revolutionary government that briefly seized power in Paris from 18 March to 28 May 1871. From the series Les Éléments du communisme. Text in French. Red cloth boards are in very good condition. Inside the pages are somewhat age toned and there is pencil underlining of certain segments. Very small library stamp to title page. Overall very good and sturdy copy. 138 pages. 205 x 135 mm (8 x 5¼ inches). Première édition Ainsi. Couverture relié en rouge avec titre estampé à l'or sur étiquette en…

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    Paris: Bureau d'éditions, 1933. First Edition Thus. Hardback in red cloth boards with gilt stamped title to black leather label on spine. Original softback covers retained inside. La Commune de Paris was a revolutionary government that briefly seized power in Paris from 18 March to 28 May 1871. From the series Les Éléments du communisme. Text in French. Red cloth boards are in very good condition. Inside the pages are somewhat age toned and there is pencil underlining of certain segments. Very small library stamp to title page. Overall very good and sturdy copy. 138 pages. 205 x 135 mm (8 x 5¼ inches). Première édition Ainsi. Couverture relié en rouge avec titre estampé à l'or sur étiquette en cuir noir au dos. Couvertures souples originales conservées à l'intérieur. La Commune de Paris était un gouvernement révolutionnaire qui a brièvement pris le pouvoir à Paris du 18 mars au 28 mai 1871. De la série Les Éléments du communisme. Texte en français. Les planches en tissu rouge sont en très bon état. À l'intérieur, les pages sont quelque peu vieillies et certains segments sont soulignés au crayon. Très petit cachet de bibliothèque sur la page de titre. Globalement très bon et solide exemplaire. 138 pages. 205 × 135 mm

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    Book ID: 3549
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  • The Hite Report On Women Loving Women by HITE, Shere
    HITE, Shere
    The Hite Report On Women Loving Women

    London: Arcadia Books Ltd, 2007. First Edition. Hardback in black cloth. Original photographic dust jacket. This report is an exploration of the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, friends, colleagues, leaders, and lovers. An insight in to why relationships between women can often end in acrimony. Book and unclipped dust jacket in very good to fine condition. 213 pages. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3394
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  • Very scarce
    The Philosophy of Bergson by RUSSELL, Bertrand
    RUSSELL, Bertrand
    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: 2249
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  • Truth and Truthfulness. by WILLIAMS, Bernard
    WILLIAMS, Bernard
    Truth and Truthfulness. An Essay in Genealogy

    Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2002. First Edition. Hardback in original unclipped dust jacket. The philosopher Bernard Williams explores what it means to be truthful with his characteristic combination of passion and elegant simplicity. Very good copy in a very good dust jacket. 328 pages. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3461
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  • Two copies of The Aquinas Society of London Aquinas Papers by HAWKINS, D. J. B. and COPLESTON, F. C.
    HAWKINS, D. J. B. and COPLESTON, F. C.
    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: 2353
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  • Voiage du monde de Descartes / Suite du voyage du monde de Descartes our Nouvelles difficultez proposees a l'auteur du Voyage du Monde de Descartes by DANIEL, Gabriel
    DANIEL, Gabriel
    Voiage du monde de Descartes / Suite du voyage du monde de Descartes our Nouvelles difficultez proposees a l'auteur du Voyage du Monde de Descartes Two volumes bound as one

    Paris / Amsterdam: Simon BENARD / Pierre MORTIER, 1691. Here we present two volumes bound as one. A second edition of the "Voiage du Monde de Descartes" bound in with a First Thus (Amsterdam) copy of the "Suite du voyage du monde" Unfortunately the First volume LACKS the double plate of the Moon. It contains the 18 woodcuts showing celestial systems. The second volume contains 12 woodcuts. Original full leather binding with gilt details to the spine. (Somewhat faded to the spine). The binding is cracking to the hinges with some nicking, but is still holding together. Internally the books are clean and tidy with a little darkening and a couple of isolated foxing spots only. A couple of…

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    Paris / Amsterdam: Simon BENARD / Pierre MORTIER, 1691. Here we present two volumes bound as one. A second edition of the "Voiage du Monde de Descartes" bound in with a First Thus (Amsterdam) copy of the "Suite du voyage du monde" Unfortunately the First volume LACKS the double plate of the Moon. It contains the 18 woodcuts showing celestial systems. The second volume contains 12 woodcuts. Original full leather binding with gilt details to the spine. (Somewhat faded to the spine). The binding is cracking to the hinges with some nicking, but is still holding together. Internally the books are clean and tidy with a little darkening and a couple of isolated foxing spots only. A couple of contemporary inked notes to the inside board. [xiv], 308., [viii], 248. pp. 160 by 100mm (6¼ by 4 inches). The first volume is scarce in early editions. At the time of writing this description, there are no copies of the "Suite du voyage" available.

    These works were the written by the Jesuit Priest, Father Gabriel DANIEL (1649-1728), known for his activity as a historiographer and for his History of France. It relates Imaginary journey around the Cartesian universe, composed in the form of satire in the company of Father Mersenne, the author mainly fights the system of vortices. The debate on the question of the Void and Celestial Mechanics was one of the most important of the second half of the 17th century, and all the scientists and metaphysicians of the time brought their point of view to it. Daniel was opposed to Cartesian philosophy, and these treatise are mainly aimed at attacking his Treatise on Light (Published in 1664). Nous présentons ici deux volumes reliés comme un seul. Une deuxième édition du «Voiage du Monde de Descartes» reliée avec un premier exemplaire de Ainsi (Amsterdam) de la «Suite du voyage du monde» Malheureusement, le premier volume MANQUE la double plaque de la Lune. Il contient les 18 gravures sur bois montrant les systèmes célestes. Le deuxième volume contient 12 gravures sur bois. Reliure d'origine plein cuir avec détails dorés au dos. (Un peu fané à la colonne vertébrale). La reliure craque sur les charnières avec quelques entailles, mais tient toujours ensemble. À l'intérieur, les livres sont propres et bien rangés avec un peu d'assombrissement et quelques taches de rousseur isolées seulement. Quelques notes encrées contemporaines sur le tableau intérieur. [xiv], 308., [viii], 248. pp. 160 par 100mm.Le premier volume est rare dans les premières éditions. Au moment de la rédaction de cette description, il n'y a pas d'exemplaires de la « Suite du voyage » disponibles.

    Ces ouvrages ont été écrits par le Prêtre Jésuite, le Père Gabriel DANIEL (1649-1728), connu pour son activité d'historiographe et pour son Histoire de France. Il relate Voyage imaginaire autour de l'univers cartésien, composé sous forme de satire en compagnie du Père Mersenne, l'auteur combat principalement le système des tourbillons. Le débat sur la question du Vide et de la Mécanique Céleste fut l'un des plus importants de la seconde moitié du XVIIe siècle, et tous les scientifiques et métaphysiciens de l'époque y apportèrent leur point de vue. Daniel était opposé à la philosophie cartésienne, et ces traités visent principalement à attaquer son Traité de la lumière (publié en 1664).

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    Book ID: 3675
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