Philosophy from Charles Agvent

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UTOPIA

by MORE, Sir Thomas

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Charles Agvent
Published
1934
Condition
Slight foxing to first few pages, many of which are unopened; spine a bit darkened, rubbing to covers with slight loss. Very Go
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$93.80

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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Hardcover. Slight foxing to first few pages, many of which are unopened; spine a bit darkened, rubbing to covers with slight loss. Very Good, lacking the slipcase. Bruce Rogers. Large octavo (6-5/8" x 10-1/8") bound in half vellum, gold-stamped, and pattern-paper sides by Frederic Warde. Introduction by H. G. Wells. Designed… Read more
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THE PRINCE

by MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo

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Charles Agvent
Published
1954
Condition
Spine tips very slightly rubbed. About Fine in a complete but broken slipcase
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$250.00

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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Hardcover. Spine tips very slightly rubbed. About Fine in a complete but broken 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… Read more
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THE ANALECTS OF CONFUCIUS

by CONFUCIUS

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Charles Agvent
Published
1933
Condition
Two small cracks in box along edges. Fine in just about Fine Chinese redwood box with lettering incised by hand
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$937.50

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Shanghai: Limited Editions Club, 1933. Softcover. Two small cracks in box along edges. Fine in just about Fine Chinese redwood box with lettering incised by hand. Octavo (8" x 11") bound in full silk brocade wrappers. Copy #163 of 1500 translated with an introduction by Lionel Giles and printed on handmade Chinese paper. Four illustrations printed on double… Read more
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LES PENSEES

by PASCAL, Blaise

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Charles Agvent
Published
1971
Condition
Fine in a close to Fine slipcase
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$81.30

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Bloomfield, CT: Limited Editions Club, 1971. Hardcover. Fine in a close to 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… Read more
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THE LITERARY REMAINS OF THE LATE HENRY JAMES

by JAMES, William

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Charles Agvent
Published
1885
Condition
Remnant of a newspaper clipping of Henry James, Sr.'s obituary on the front endpaper with resulting shadow to the front past
Edition
First Edition
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$3,125.00

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Boston: James R. Osgood & Company, 1885. First Edition. Hardcover. Remnant of a newspaper clipping of Henry James, Sr.'s obituary on the front endpaper with resulting shadow to the front pastedown. Rebacked retaining most of the original spine which is now a little dull. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait of the subject, the father of William and Henry… Read more
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THE PRINCE

by MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo

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Charles Agvent
Published
1954
Condition
Bookplate on front free endpaper. About Fine in a Near Fine slipcase
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$343.80

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New York: Limited Editions Club, 1954. Hardcover. Bookplate on front free endpaper. About Fine in a Near Fine 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… Read more
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THE CONFESSIONS OF ST. AUGUSTINE

by AUGUSTINE, St.

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Charles Agvent
Published
1962
Condition
Foxing to first and last few pages. Very Good in a Near Fine slipcase
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$81.30

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Ipswich: Limited Editions Club, 1962. Hardcover. Foxing to first and last few pages. Very Good in a Near Fine slipcase. Edy Legrand. Quarto (8-1/4" x 10-3/4") bound in quarter black leather and natural linen sides, "the nearest practical material to a hairshirt," with a gilt-lettered black leather label on the front cover; 240 pages. Translation of J. G.… Read more
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LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS

by PLATO

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Charles Agvent
Published
1968
Condition
Very tight and obviously never read. Fine in a Fine slipcase
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$87.50

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[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… Read more
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SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS. SELECTIONS FROM HIS WORKS

by AQUINAS, St. Thomas

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Charles Agvent
Published
1969
Condition
Fine in a Fine slipcase
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$125.00

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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… Read more
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THE IMPACT OF SCIENCE ON SOCIETY

by RUSSELL, Bertrand

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Charles Agvent
Published
1951
Condition
Some uneven sunning to the covers. Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper
Edition
First Edition
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$1,250.00

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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.
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TWO AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (ALSs)

by SANTAYANA, George

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Charles Agvent
Published
1925 & 1927
Condition
Creases from mailing with a short split and paperclip stain to the longer letter. Near Fine with excellent content
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$1,875.00

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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… Read more
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$1,875.00
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THUS SPAKE ZARATHUSTRA

by NIETZSCHE, Friedrich

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Charles Agvent
Published
1964
Condition
Fine in a Near Fine slipcase
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$200.00

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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… Read more
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LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS

by PLATO

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Charles Agvent
Published
1968
Condition
Minor scrape to the front cover. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase
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$62.50

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[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… Read more
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THE ESSAYS OF MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

by MONTAIGNE, Michel de

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Charles Agvent
Published
1946
Condition
Contents Fine; spines, as often the case, are very darkened and dry. Overall Good in a Very Good slipcase
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$62.50

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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… Read more
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THE PRINCE

by MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo

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Charles Agvent
Published
1954
Condition
Spine slightly darkened. Near Fine in a Very Good slipcase with slight loss of paper on the top edge
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$312.50

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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… Read more
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THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

by ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques

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Charles Agvent
Published
1955
Condition
Owner blindstamp on the front free endpaper. Close to Fine in a Near Fine slipcase
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$81.30

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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… Read more
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THE CONFESSIONS OF JEAN-JACQUES ROUSSEAU

by ROUSSEAU, Jean-Jacques

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Charles Agvent
Published
1955
Condition
A few rubbed marks to spine. Near Fine in a lightly soiled, Very Good slipcase
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$62.50

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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… Read more
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POLITICS & POETICS

by ARISTOTLE

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Charles Agvent
Published
1964
Condition
Spine sunned. Near Fine in a Near Fine slipcase
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$93.80

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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… Read more
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LYSIS, OR FRIENDSHIP. THE SYMPOSIUM. PHAEDRUS

by PLATO

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Charles Agvent
Published
1968
Condition
Bookplate on the front pastedown. Fine in a Fine slipcase
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$81.30

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[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… Read more
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POLITICS & POETICS

by ARISTOTLE

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Charles Agvent
Published
1964
Condition
Bookplate on the front pastedown. Spine a little darkened. Near Fine in a close to Fine slipcase
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$112.50

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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… Read more
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