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LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS
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LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS

By PLATO

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Very tight and obviously never read. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Eugene Karlin. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11") bound in natural-grain goatskin vellum-backed boards covered with a pinkish-tannish Swedish paper. Translated from the Greek, with Introductory Analyses, by Benjamin Jowett. Preface by Whitney J. Oates. Illustrated with full- and part-page pen-and-ink drawings by Eugene Karlin. Copy #887 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.

$87.50

SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS. SELECTIONS FROM HIS WORKS
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SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS. SELECTIONS FROM HIS WORKS

By AQUINAS, St. Thomas

Chatham, England: Limited Editions Club, 1969. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Reynolds Stone. Large quarto (8-1/2" x 11-3/4") in slate-gray pyroxylin-impregnated vellum cloth stamped in black pigment leaf with a checkerboard pattern of multiple crosses; 132 pages. Book designed by Will Carter. The translation of Father Thomas Gilby, selected and arranged by Dr. George N. Shuster who has also written the introduction. Copy #887 of 1500 copies illustrated with wood engravings by Reynolds Stone and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$125.00

THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE ON SOCIETY
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THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE ON SOCIETY

By RUSSELL, Bertrand

New York: Columbia University Press, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Some uneven sunning to the covers. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author on the front free endpaper and scarce as such.

$1250.00

TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs)
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TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs)

By SANTAYANA, George

Rome, 1925 & 1927. Letter. Creases from mailing with a short split and paperclip stain to the longer letter. Near Fine with excellent content. Two AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED as "G. Santayana" by this Spanish-born American poet and philosopher who is thought to be the originator of the oft-used expression: "Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it." Both letters are to S(harpless) D(odson) Green, American educator. The one-page letter is an affirmative response to a request to sign one of his works for Green. The more interesting two-page letter on both sides of one sheet is a response to Green's solicitation of a letter offering his pupils life advice and is addressed "To the Group of Young People in the Trenton High School who have chosen me for a temporary 'Guardian.'" The letter begins: "When I was a young man I once went to give a lecture at Bryn Mawr College, and as I entered the hall I heard a voice gasping in a distressed whisper: 'But he is bald!' ... One man is seldom a good model for another nor altogether edifying at close quarters: he may inspire love, but that very love must screen and idealize him, if his influence is to be entirely good. The best 'Guardians' are like Guardian Angels and other more or less imaginary beings... The few literary men or philosophers that I have known have seemed to me rather poor specimens of humanity; and I have always preferred nice simple people, when they were willing to be my friends.... If you should find yourself some day ... in too narrow a business or domestic round, you may naturally think of artists and rich men as leading a superior life but they probably don't. But the works and traces of great men, such as I see about me so conspicuously here in Rome ... are a stimulation and refreshment to others; and they help make us happy and superior to the private accidents of life." Much more. Both envelopes are present, one with the address typed and the other handwritten by Santayana.

$1875.00

THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA
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THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA

By NIETZSCHE, Friedrich

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1964. Hardcover. Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Arnold Bank. Tall octavo (8-1/2" x 11") bound in imported white English vellum-backed blue Fabriano paper boards stamped in pure gold leaf; 340 pages. Designed by Adrian Wilson and translated by Thomas Common. Illustrated with decorated chapter initials and initials silk-screened in white and gold on deep-blue Fabriano paper inserts by Arnold Bank. Copy #887 of 1500. Issued unsigned. Lovely edition of this classic.

$200.00

THE PRINCE
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THE PRINCE

By MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Hardcover. Some flaking to the leather along the spine edges and tips. At least Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-3/8") bound in full green, hand-crushed and rolled Florentine morocco leather with gilt stamping on the spine and a gilt-stamped fleuron pattern on the covers copying the design of a book in the library of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Translated from the Italian by Hill Thompson with a new preface by Irwin Edman. Of a total edition of 1500 copies SIGNED by the designer on the colophon page, this is one of only 15 Presentation Copies with the publisher's blindstamp attesting to such on the colophon page where instead of a printed number the initials "G.M." are handwritten, marking this set as the publisher George Macy's very own copy.

$187.50

LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS
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LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS

By PLATO

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Minor scrape to the front cover. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Eugene Karlin. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11") bound in natural-grain goatskin vellum-backed boards covered with a pinkish-tannish Swedish paper. Translated from the Greek, with Introductory Analyses, by Benjamin Jowett. Preface by Whitney J. Oates. Illustrated with full- and part-page pen-and-ink drawings by Eugene Karlin. Copy #894 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$62.50

DE RERUM NATURA. OF THE NATURE OF THINGS
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DE RERUM NATURA. OF THE NATURE OF THINGS

By LUCRETIUS

Los Angeles: Limited Editions Club, 1957. Hardcover. Light rubbing to spine tips. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Paul Landacre. Tall octavo (5-1/2" x 9-1/2") bound in full dark blue morocco leather with a gilt-decorated spine. Translated by William Ellery Leonard. Illustrated with striking full- and partial-page wood engravings by Paul Landacre. Copy #120 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

$250.00

THE ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
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THE ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

By MONTAIGNE, Michel de

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1946. Hardcover. Contents Fine; spines, as often the case, are very darkened and dry. Overall Good in a Very Good slipcase. T. M. Cleland. Four octavo volumes (5-3/8" x 7-1/2") bound in half fine white calf with matching corners and boards covered with patterned paper designed by T. M. Cleland. Translated by George Ives, with an introduction by Andre Gide and a handbook to the essays by Grace Norton. Designed and decorated by T. M. Cleland. Copy #845 of 1500 SIGNED by the designer on the colophon page.

$62.50

THE PRINCE
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THE PRINCE

By MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Hardcover. Spine slightly darkened. Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase with slight loss of paper on the top edge. Octavo (6-1/4" x 9-3/8") bound in full green, hand-crushed and rolled Florentine morocco leather with gilt stamping on the spine and a gilt-stamped fleuron pattern on the covers copying the design of a book in the library of Lorenzo the Magnificent. Translated from the Italian by Hill Thompson with a new preface by Irwin Edman. Copy #844 of 1500, issued unsigned.

$375.00

THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
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THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

By ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1955. Hardcover. Owner blindstamp on the front free endpaper. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. William Sharp. Tall octavo (6-1/8" x 9-3/4") bound with brown Oasis goatskin morocco leather stamped with the title in gold leaf and with hand-made French marbled kraft on the sides. The anonymous translation into English of 1783 & 1790 revised and completed by A. S. B. Glover with a new introduction by him. Illustrated with a profusion of pen drawings scattered throughout the text by William Sharp printed in sepia. Copy #844 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.

$81.30

THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU
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THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

By ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques

New York: Limited Editions Club, 1955. Hardcover. A few rubbed marks to spine. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Very Good slipcase. William Sharp. Tall octavo (6-1/8" x 9-3/4") bound with brown Oasis goatskin morocco leather stamped with the title in gold leaf and with hand-made French marbled kraft on the sides. The anonymous translation into English of 1783 & 1790 revised and completed by A. S. B. Glover with a new introduction by him. Illustrated with a profusion of pen drawings scattered throughout the text by William Sharp printed in sepia. Copy #29 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$62.50

POLITICS & POETICS
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POLITICS & POETICS

By ARISTOTLE

Lunenburg, VT: Limited Editions Club, 1964. Hardcover. Spine sunned. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase. Leonard Baskin. Quarto (7-7/8" x 10-3/4") bound in cream buckram with blue cloth belt, stamped in gold. Designed by Roderick Stinehour and printed at the Stinehour Press. Illustrated with 20 portraits drawn by Leonard Baskin and printed at Meriden Gravure. Copy #473 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$93.80

LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS
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LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS

By PLATO

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Eugene Karlin. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11") bound in natural-grain goatskin vellum-backed boards covered with a pinkish-tannish Swedish paper. Translated from the Greek, with Introductory Analyses, by Benjamin Jowett. Preface by Whitney J. Oates. Illustrated with full- and part-page pen-and-ink drawings by Eugene Karlin. Copy #39 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$81.30

POLITICS & POETICS
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POLITICS & POETICS

By ARISTOTLE

Lunenburg, VT: Limited Editions Club, 1964. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown. Spine a little darkened. Near Fine in a close to Fine slipcase. Leonard Baskin. Quarto (7-7/8" x 10-3/4") bound in cream buckram with blue cloth belt, stamped in gold. Designed by Roderick Stinehour and printed at the Stinehour Press. Illustrated with 20 portraits drawn by Leonard Baskin and printed at Meriden Gravure. Copy #39 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$112.50

LES PENSEES
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LES PENSEES

By PASCAL, Blaise

Bloomfield, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Hardcover. Bookplate on the front pastedown; just a touch of sunning to the spine. Near Fine in a Fine slipcase. Ismar David. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in scarlet and cream buckram with embossed lettering on the cover and gilt stamping on the spine; 230 pages. Printed at the Sign of the Stone Book. Translated by Martin Turnell and illustrated with decorative devices and 12 full-page multi-color drawings by Ismar David. Copy #39 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Handsome edition of this classic of religion and philosophy.

$75.00

SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS. SELECTIONS FROM HIS WORKS
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SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS. SELECTIONS FROM HIS WORKS

By AQUINAS, St. Thomas

Chatham, England: Limited Editions Club, 1969. Hardcover. Tiny nick to heel of spine. About Fine in glassine and a close to Fine slipcase. Reynolds Stone. Large quarto (8-1/2" x 11-3/4") in slate-gray pyroxylin-impregnated vellum cloth stamped in black pigment leaf with a checkerboard pattern of multiple crosses; 132 pages. Book designed by Will Carter. The translation of Father Thomas Gilby, selected and arranged by Dr. George N. Shuster who has also written the introduction. Copy #1209 of 1500 copies illustrated with wood engravings by Reynolds Stone and SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Monthly Letter laid in.

$118.80

LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS
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LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS

By PLATO

[New York]: Limited Editions Club, 1968. Hardcover. Fine in worn glassine and a Near Fine slipcase bumped at the bottom. Eugene Karlin. Quarto (7-1/2" x 11") bound in natural-grain goatskin vellum-backed boards covered with a pinkish-tannish Swedish paper. Translated from the Greek, with Introductory Analyses, by Benjamin Jowett. Preface by Whitney J. Oates. Illustrated with full- and part-page pen-and-ink drawings by Eugene Karlin. Copy #1209 of 1500 SIGNED by the illustrator on the colophon page.

$62.50

POLITICS & POETICS
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POLITICS & POETICS

By ARISTOTLE

Lunenburg, VT: Limited Editions Club, 1964. Hardcover. Near Fine in glassine and a Very Good slipcase with wear to the backstrip. Leonard Baskin. Quarto (7-7/8" x 10-3/4") bound in cream buckram with blue cloth belt, stamped in gold. Designed by Roderick Stinehour and printed at the Stinehour Press. Illustrated with 20 portraits drawn by Leonard Baskin and printed at Meriden Gravure. Copy #333 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page.

$125.00

LES PENSEES
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LES PENSEES

By PASCAL, Blaise

Bloomfield, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Hardcover. Slight foxing to pastedowns and bulked text edges. Near Fine in lightly worn glassine and just about Fine slipcase. Ismar David. Quarto (8-1/2" x 11-1/2") bound in scarlet and cream buckram with embossed lettering on the cover and gilt stamping on the spine; 230 pages. Printed at the Sign of the Stone Book. Translated by Martin Turnell and illustrated with decorative devices and 12 full-page multi-color drawings by Ismar David. Copy #457 of 1500 SIGNED by the artist on the colophon page. Handsome edition of this classic of religion and philosophy.

$62.50

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