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Josiah Royce. From Grass Valley to Harvard by HINE Robert V - First edition. Oklahoma Western Biographies Series, Volume 4 - (1992) - from Randall House Rare Books and

Josiah Royce. From Grass Valley to Harvard

by HINE Robert V

Condition: Slight spotting of top edges, else fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine)

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1992). First edition. Oklahoma Western Biographies Series, Volume 4. blue glossy boards with gilt lettering. Slight spotting of top edges, else fine/pictorial dust jacket (fine). Octavo. Illustrated with frontispiece, photographs, and facsimiles “Shortly before he died in 1916, Josiah Royce, Harvard’s preeminent philosopher, declared publicly that his basic beliefs stemmed from his boyhood in the American West...Robert V. Hine explores the California factor in Josiah Royce.” -from the dust jacket Royce, a famous early 20th-century Harvard philosopher, grew up in Grass Valley, California, a small mining community near San Francisco. Hine presents a carefully researched account of life in Grass Valley, stressing the influence of the town's institutions on the young Royce. The philosopher's family, particularly his mother Sarah Royce, receive detailed treatment. Hine proceeds in a leisurely way to canvass Royce's academic career: the discussion of Joseph Le Conte's influence on Royce is especially valuable. In The West as Metaphysics, Hine attempts to discern the effect of the American West on Royce's thought, with inconclusive results. The book is more a work on Western Americana than on philosophy.
  • Bookseller: Randall House Rare Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 56570
  • Title: Josiah Royce. From Grass Valley to Harvard
  • Author: HINE Robert V
  • Format/binding: Blue glossy boards with gilt lettering
  • Book condition: Used - Slight spotting of top edges, else fine
  • Jacket condition: pictorial dust jacket (fine)
  • Edition: First edition. Oklahoma Western Biographies Series, Volume 4
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Place: Norman
  • Date published: (1992)
  • Keywords: Josiah Royce, Nineteenth Century Harvard Philosophy Professors, Nineteenth Century Grass Valley, Nineteenth Century California, Californiana, Western Americana, Gold Rush, Frontier Life, Biography, Nineteenth Century California Culture and Society
  • Bookseller catalogs: Californiana;
  • Size: Octavo


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