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The Law of Civilization and Decay:  An Essay on History by  Brooks Adams - First Edition - 1895 - from Old Saratoga Books (SKU: 42031)

The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History

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The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History

by Adams, Brooks

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London: Swan Sonnenschein & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, 1/4 inch diameter white spot . on rear boards, pages lightly toned, front hinge cracked.. 1895. First Edition. Hardcover. Maroon cloth. Titles in gilt on spine. x, 302pp, index. Owner bookplate (Major Patrick Laughlin) and nameplate (Herbert B. Turner, Englewood, NJ) , and bookseller label (Robert Beall, Washington, DC) on front pastedown. The Adams family scion provides his hypothesis about the waxing and waning of global civilizations based on the laws of physics, noting in his preface: “...when a highly centralized society disintegrates, under the pressure of economic competition, it is because the energy of the race has been exhausted. Consequently, the survivors of such a race lack the power necessary for renewed concentration, and must probably remain inert, until supplied with fresh energetic material by the infusion of barbarian blood. ” ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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Bookseller
Old Saratoga Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
42031
Title
The Law of Civilization and Decay: An Essay on History
Author
Adams, Brooks
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, 1/4 inch diameter white spot on rear boards, pages lightly toned, front hinge crack
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Swan Sonnenschein & Company
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1895
Keywords
World History
Bookseller catalogs
European History;

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Old Saratoga Books owners Dan and Rachel Jagareski have been selling books since 1996. After running an open shop for twenty years in the historic village of Schuylerville we now sell books online and at book fairs. We are members of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA). Our specialties include books about history, science, cooking, children's books, and the arts. Rachel is a graduate of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and has attended Rare Book School in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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