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Walden

By THOREAU, Henry David

New York: Carlton House, n.y.. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt and green lettering and decorations, pictorial dust jacket. v, 297pp. Near fine/very good. Quite mild jacket edgewear; unusual small ownership inkstamp on front flyleaf also includes tiny head-and-shoulders portrait of the owner. Tight and quite attractive reprint edition of this American classic, a volume in their "Carlton House Classics" series. Undated, but likely 1960s vintage.

$25.00

The Fall & Exile and the Kingdom

By CAMUS, Albert

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Translation by Justin O'Brien. 12mo. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. 361pp, (10pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket slightly edgeworn, with couple of archivally closed (on verso) edge tears; small ownership signature on front pastedown. A tight, most handsome apparent first ML edition of #109, published in 1965 according to Toledano (not so stated) -- with $2.45 front jacket flap price, binding style #11, dust jacket style "k."

$35.00

The Renaissance

By PATER, Walter

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Introduction by Arthur Symons. 12mo. Red cloth with gilt lettering, price-clipped dust jacket. xxxi, 199pp, (6pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Very good/very good. Jacket marred only by ½" chip couple inches from spine foot, with corresponding "ding" to cloth spine beneath; small ownership signature on front pastedown. Tight, nice later printing (ca. 1962) of #86, first published in 1919. One of Pater's most famous and controversial works, originally published in 1873, its subtitle in the second and other editions (not ML) is "Studies in Art and Poetry."

$15.00

The Plague

By CAMUS, Albert

New York: The Modern Library, 1960. Hardcover. Translation by Gilbert Stuart. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 278pp, (2pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Fine/very good. Jacket faintly edgeworn; small ownership signature on front pastedown. A tight, most handsome later printing (circa 1965) of #109 in this series, first published in 1960.

$20.00

Selected Writings of Francis Bacon

By BACON, Francis

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxxii, 604pp (2pp). Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/near fine. Small ownership signature on front pastedown. First published by ML in 1955, this later printing (ca. 1962) of #256 is tight 'n' bright -- quite lovely.

$20.00

Sartre: Romantic Rationalist

By MURDOCH, Iris

New York: Viking Press, 1987. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Burgundy paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 158pp. Near fine/near fine. Small ownership signature/date on front pastedown; text block faintly age toned as usual. Tight, quite attractive first of this edition. Murdoch's first book, first published both in the U.K. and U.S. in 1953.

$20.00

Introduction to Aristotle

By ARISTOTLE

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. 12mo. Grey cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxix, 667pp, (6pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Jacket very faintly edgeworn; small ownership signature on front pastedown. Quite tight and attractive later printing (ca. 1962) of #248, 1st published in 1947.

$15.00

The Philosophy of William James Selected from His Chief Works

By JAMES, William

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Introduction by Horace M. Kallen. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt lettering, price-clipped dust jacket. vii, 375pp, (8pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear, with spine slightly tanned; small ownership signature on front pastedown. First issued by ML in 1925, this tight and handsome copy of #114 is a later printing of late 1950s vintage.

$15.00

Friedrich Nietzsche: The Dionysian Spirit of the Age
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Friedrich Nietzsche: The Dionysian Spirit of the Age

By ORAGE, A.R.

Chicago: A.C. McClurg & Co, 1911. Hardcover. Small 8vo. White cloth spine with paper label and beige paper over boards with paper label. 83pp. Frontispiece. Very good. Binding edgeworn, rubbed and lightly soiled, with archivally mended tear to leaf 30-31, else internally bright and near fine. A tight and nice apparent first U.S. edition of the first book (published in England in 1906) by this English intellectual, socialist, writer and editor (1873-1934). Quite uncommon.

$75.00

Abraham Lincoln's Philosophy of Common Sense: An Analytical Biography of a Great Mind
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Abraham Lincoln's Philosophy of Common Sense: An Analytical Biography of a Great Mind

By KEMPF, Edward J.

New York: The New York Academy Sciences, 1965. Hardcover. Complete 3-volume set. Small 4to. Full aqua leatherette with gilt lettering and decoration, slipcase. xxiv, 412pp; v, pp. 413-870; v, pp. 871-1443. Illustrations, foldout map. Fine/very good. Faintest of slipcase wear only. First edition of this uncommon trilogy (Volume VI in the "Special Publications" series of this institution), pristine and perfect. Front flyleaf of first volume bears the 1965 "New York State Historical Association" membership card of Arnold F. Gates (1914-93), noted Lincoln scholar, long-time book review editor for the "Lincoln Herald" and officer of the New York Civil War Round Table.

$95.00

The Dance of Life

By ELLIS, Havelock

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. New introduction by the author. 12mo. Brown cloth with gilt lettering and decoration, price-clipped dust jacket. xiv, 363pp, (6pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear. Tight and nice later printing of #160, first published in 1929 but here undated (jacket and binding style indicate 1954-58). The infamous British physician, writer and social reformer best remembered as a sex researcher (1859-1939).

$20.00

The Philosophy of Kant: Immanuel Kant's Moral and Political Writings

By KANT, Immanuel

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Edited by Carl J. Friedrich. 12mo. Burgundy cloth with gilt spine lettering. l, 476pp, (2pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Very good. Would rate higher, as it's tight and bright and internally fine, but for rear pastedown rectangular discoloration (likely from long-ago bookplate). Tight, attractive later printing (undated, but binding suggests mid-1950s) of #266, first published 1949. Interesting front pastedown bookplate of the Department of Agriculture's "Pinchot Institute for Conservation Studies."

$15.00

Intelligence in the Modern World: John Dewey's Philosophy

By DEWEY, John

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Edited by Joseph Ratner. 8vo. Grey cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xv, 1077pp. Illustrations. Good plus/good plus. Some discoloration to rear board; jacket quite edgeworn and rubbed, with spine sunned -- but complete and fairly attractive nonetheless. A tight and decent early printing (undated, but 1940s) of Modern Library Giant #G43, first published in 1939.

$15.00

The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Ld. Verulam Viscount St. Albans

By BACON, Francis

Mount Vernon, NY: The Peter Pauper Press, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 4to. Grey cloth spine with gilt lettering and brown decorated paper over boards. 228pp, (2pp). Very good. Faint edgewear. A tight and attractive later printing (likely 1960s vintage) of this classic, based on this publisher's De Luxe Artists' Editions --this copy with handsome 19th century 3" X 5"steel-engraved portrait of Bacon tipped to front flyleaf.

$20.00

Thus Spake Zarathustra

By NIETZSCHE, Friedrich

New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Translation by Thomas Common. Green cloth with gilt lettering, dust jacket. xxiii, 368pp, (8pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear and bit of rubbing. Tight, attractive later printing (late1940s-early '50s) of #9 in this series, first published in 1917. "This Is Nietzsche's Most Popular Book," hails front wrapper, "and the Clearest Exposition of His Philosophy of the Superman." Name/address label on front flyleaf of academic and literary critic Joseph J. Waldmeir (1923-2013).

$25.00

The Consolation of Philosophy / The Imitation of Christ / Religio Medici

By BOETHIUS, KEMPIS, Thomas a, and BROWNE, Thomas

New York: The Modern Library, 1943. Hardcover. Introduction by Irwin Edman. Green cloth with gilt lettering, dust jacket. xxii, 406pp. Grey decorative endpapers. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear and rubbing, with several small edge chips and archivally closed (on verso) edge tear. Tight, attractive somewhat later printing (circa 1950) of #226 in this series, first published in 1943. Ownership signature on front flyleaf of academic and literary critic Joseph J. Waldmeir (1923-2013).

$20.00

Introduction to Aristotle

By ARISTOTLE

New York: The Modern Library, 1947. Hardcover. Edited by Richard McKeon. 12mo. Grey cloth, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xxix, 667pp, (6pp ads). Very good/good plus. Jacket rather edgeworn, with archivally closed (on verso) edge tears, but complete and fairly attractive; oval abrasion on front flyleaf. A tight, clean and nice early (late '40s-early '50s) printing of this nifty Modern Library edition -- #248, first published in 1947.

$15.00

Treatise on Political Economy; or the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Wealth

By SAY, Jean-Baptiste

Boston: Wells and Lilly, 1821. Hardcover. Translation by C.R. Prinsep. 8vo. Quarter calf with marbled paper over boards. lxxv, 332pp. Good plus. Text block tight and quite nice, though original boards quite edgeworn and age toned; inner hinges with old paper spine mend, thus tight; calf spine of later vintage, with title in gilt. A tight and nice first volume (only) of the scarce first U.S. edition of this influential economic treatise -- but a fine and unique association copy: Front flyleaf and title page each bear the bold ownership signature of Lewis W. Green (1806-63), a notable Presbyterian minister and educator whose college presidencies include Hampden-Sydney College (9th president, 1848-56), Transylvania University (8th president, 1856-58) and Centre College (4th president, 1858-63). Green entered Centre College, Kentucky at the young age of 16 in 1822 -- the very year he signed the title page of this volume, adding proudly, "Centre College April 1822" beneath. (Front flyleaf signature appears to have been added much later.) Green appears to have had this copy specially bound, instructing the binder to insert a blank leaf after every two text leaves so that he could fill them with his pencilled notes. Many leaves are blank, but many others are filled with his neatly pencilled scholarly jottings discussing Say's text -- clearly Green spent much time reading and analyzing this copy. Although this is volume one only of this two-volume set, it is an absolutely intriguing and obviously one-of-a-kind copy worthy of further research.

$1750.00

Medical Ethics and Professionalism: A Synopsis for Students and Residents

By BRYAN, Charles S., BRETT, Allan S., SAUNDERS, Donald E. Jr., KHUSHF, George, and FULTON, Gere B.

N.p.: Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of South Carolina, 2004. Paperback. 16mo. Stiff green glazed wrappers. 120pp. Near fine. Tight, attractive revised edition of this 2002 booklet.

$10.00

Doing Right: Everyday Medical Ethics

By PAPPER, Solomon

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1983. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt lettering. xi, 148pp. Fine. Tight, superb first edition.

$17.50

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