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The Autobiography of Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury

by Edward, Lord Herbert of Cherbury; with Introduction, Notes, Appendices, and a Continuation of the Life by Sidney L. Lee

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Published
1886
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Near Fine
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Limited Edition
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London: John C. Nimmo, 1886. British author, soldier, poet, historian and philosopher, (1882-1648). One of an unnumbered edition limited to 1000 copies, 600 for England and 400 for America. Near Fine in half calf over marbled boards, with matching marbled end papers, back and top gilt, Near Fine, light rubbing at edges, interior clean and bright. The bookplate of Paul… Read more
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The Essays of Maurice Maeterlinck. Eight Volumes

by Maeterlinck, Maurice

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Published
1912
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Very Good Plus
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Later American Edition
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New York: Dodd Mead, 1912. Belgian born author who wrote in French and winner of the 1911 Nobel Prize for literature, known primarily for these philosophical essays. Eight volumes of the 10 volume series published by Dodd, Mead between 1912-1914. Uniformly bound in contemporary half red morocco over light red buckram boards, matching buckram end papers, the tops gilt, backs… Read more
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Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In Three Volumes. The Sixth Edition, Corrected. With the Addition of a Letter Concerning Design (Fine Binding)

by Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury

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Published
1737
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Very Good
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Sixth Edition
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London: Printed by James Purser , 1737. Three volumes in sumptuous contemporary binding of dark brown calf with broad intiricate gilt dentelle bordered covers with large diamond centerpieces enhanced by delicate floral tools, the backs with six raised bands with five of the compartments with floral gilt tooling, marbled end papers with narrow gilt dentelle, all edges gilt. Vol. I… Read more
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Collected and Republished. In Four Volumes

by Carlyle, Thomas

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Published
1866
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Near Fine
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Later Edition
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London: Chapman & Hall, 1866. Four volumes finely bound in contemporary full vellum with beveled edges, red morocco labels with gilt lettering and black morocco tail labels, marbled end papers with red edges, Near Fine, moderate toning, mainly at end papers, light soiling to vellum. The bookplates of noted New Testament scholar William Sanday, Christ Church to front paste downs.… Read more
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The Plain Speaker: Opinions on Books, Men, and Things; Table Talk: Essays on Men and Manners; Sketches And Essays; and Winterslow (Essays Written There). A New Edition, Three Volumes

by Hazlitt, William; Edited by William Carew Hazlitt

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Published
1870
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Near Fine
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New Edition
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London: Bell & Daldy, 1870. The Plain Speaker published 1870, Table Talk, 1871, and Sketches and Essays, 1872. SCARCE as a set, and especially so in handsome contemporary fine bindings. Three volumes in full polished calf, the bindings unsigned, the backs with black morocco labels and gilt decorations, marbled end papers and edges, a clean set, Near Fine, scant… Read more
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JOUBERT A Selection from His Thoughts.

by Joubert, ( Joseph ); Translated by Katharine Lyttleton; with a Preface by Mrs. Humphrey Ward

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Published
1898
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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London: Duckworth and Co., 1898. Finely bound in contemporary full red morocco, gilt tooled floral decorations in five sections back, top edge gilt, marbled end papers, the binding unsigned. Near Fine, the spine a bit faded, light rubbing. Joseph Joubert, (1754-1824), was a French moralist and essayist best known for his "Pensees" (Thoughts), which were published posthumously. "The aim of… Read more
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Lo Spirito Delle Leggi di Carlo Secondat Barone di Montesquieu. Colle Annotazioni dell'Abate Antonio Genovesi

by Montesquieu, Charles Second Baron De

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Published
1819
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Very Good
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First Milanese Edition
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Milano: Per Giovanni Silvestri,, 1819. SCARCE First Milanese edition of his masterpiece "Esprit des Lois", finely bound in contempoorary dark green straight-grained morocco, the backs intricately tooled in gilt and with red and black morocco labels, marbled end papers, all edges dyed red, frontispiece portrait engraving, text in Italian. Very Good, small Rome bookseller's labels front paste downs, light wear… Read more
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BENTHAMIANA; or, Select Abstracts from the Works of Jeremy Bentham ( Sir John Bowring's Personal Copy )

by Bentham, Jeremy; Edited by John Hill Burton

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Published
1843
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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Edinburgh: William Tait , 1843. From the collection of Sir John Bowring, his ownership signature and address dated June 1853 at front end page. Bowring was a Member of Parliament, Governor of Hong Kong (1854-59), an author, and most notably a close friend and literary executor to Jeremy Bentham. He has also been recognized with being the original advocate of… Read more
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The Playboy Philosophy, Parts I- IV, Installments 1-22, Plus Installments 23-25; The Complete Issue in 25 Installment

by Hefner, Hugh

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Published
1962
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Fine
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First Edition
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Chicago: HMH Publishing Co., Inc. , 1962. RARE, the complete set of 25 installments. Part I, Installment 1-7, Part II, Installment 8-12, Part III, Installment 13-18, Part IV, Installment 19-22, Installments 23-25 each separate, stapled at top corner.. Index for parts I through IV included at the end of Part IV. These 25 installments reprinted and published as… Read more
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image of The Confessions of J.J. Rousseau, Citizen of Geneva to Which are Added  the Reveries of the Solitary Walker, [and (in part 2)] a New Collection of Letters from the Author. Translated from the French ( 5 Volumes)

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London: Printed for G.G.J. & J. Robinson, & J. Bew,, 1790. RARE. The Second English Edition, five volumes (in 2 series: 2 & 3) published 1790. Bound uniformly in contemporary calf, red leather title labels and small round black volume labels in gilt with gilt rules, The armorial bookplates of Charles MacKenzie, Esq., of Kilcoy front paste downs.… Read more
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Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern

by Hofstadter, Douglas R

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Published
1985
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Very Good
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First Edition
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9780465045402
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New York: Basic Books, 1985. Presentation Copy, SCARCE SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR and Pulitzer Prize Winner Douglas Hofstadter at front end page -"To Ann with much fondness from Doug -May 1985- A little housewarming present which will also keep a little bit of 'me' in old 712 S. Henderson". First Printing, with complete number row 1-10. Very Good,… Read more
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Abrege Latin de Philosophie, avec une Introduction et des Notes Francoises. In Two Parts

by L'Abbe Hauchecorn

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Published
1784
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Paris: The Author, 1784. RARE, WorldCat shows only eight institutional holdings. Portrait of René Descartes engraved on copper frontispiece Vol. I. Very Good, quarter calf over paper covered boards, expertly rebacked early 19th c., with gilt lettering and rules, decorative end papers. Boards bumped and rubbed at edges. Vol. II with six fold-out plates engraved on copper at the end… Read more
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The Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero to Several of His Friends, with Remarks By William Melmoth, Esq; the Eighth Edition. In Three Volumes

by Cicero, Marcus Tullius

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Published
1814
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Very Good Plus
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Eighth Edition
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London: Printed for Lackington, Allen & Co.; F.C & J. Rivington; et al, 1814. advertisement, 477, (2), 468, (3), 435 pp. Title page Vol.1 with an engraved sculpture portrait by W. Bromley. Three volumes in contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, the backs intricately gilt and with red morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled end papers and edges. A… Read more
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The Essays of Michael Seigneur de Montaigne, Translated Into English... In Three Volumes

by Montaigne, Michael Seigneur de; Coste, Peter

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Published
1776
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Very Good Plus
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Eighth Edition
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London: Printed for J. Pote, E. Ballard, C. Bathurst, T. Davies, T. Payne et al, 1776. "The eighth edition, with very considerable amendments and improvements, from the most accurate and elegant French Edition of Peter Coste." John Congreve (1801-1863, armorial bookplate in Vols. I and III.. Very Good Plus, in full contemporary calf, with late 19th- early 20th c.… Read more
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The Life of Erasmus

by Jortin, John )

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Published
1758
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Very Good
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First Edition
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London: Printed for J. Whiston and B. White, in Fleet - Street , 1758. Fold-out frontispiece engraved portrait of Erasmus, vi, 630 pp., corrigenda, 1 pp.of adverts. illustrated with two plates of Erasmus' facsimile handwriting. Contemporary full mottled calf, five raised bands, red morocco spine label lettered in gilt. Very Good, light rubbing at edges of boards,… Read more
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image of Oeuvres complètes de Voltaire. Nouvelle édition avec notices, préfaces, variantes, table analytique. Conforme pour le texte à l'édition de Beuchot, enrichie des découvertes les plus récentes. Vol. 17-20: Dictionnaire Philosophique Volumes I-IV

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Paris: Garnier Freres, 1878. SCARCE as the complete set. Vols. I -II published 1878, III & IV in 1879. In contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt lettering and decorations in four compartments, marbled end papers and edges, ribbon markers. Very Good, Vols. III and IV missing rear facing marbled end paper, boards rubbed at edges. . First Edition. Half… Read more
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Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid

by Douglas R. Hofstadter

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Published
1980
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Near Fine
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First Trade Paperback Edition
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9780394745022
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New York: Vintage, 1980. First Trade Paperback Edition, 1980, First Printing. Near Fine, small corner creases front wrapper, prior owner name stamp inside front wrapper. Uncommon in the first printing. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. . First Trade Paperback Edition. Pictorial Printed Wrappers. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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The Two Books of Francis, Lord Verulam of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Human. To the King. (Fine Binding - Proudfoot)

by Bacon), Francis Lord Verulam

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Published
1825
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Near Fine
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First Edition Thus
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London: William Pickering, 1825. The RARE 1825 Basil Montagu edited edition, in a fine contemporary binding, signed Proudfoot Binder, of full black crushed morocco, front cover bordered by single gilt fillet, central gilt tooled decoration of the Aldine Dolphin and Anchor trademark of Pickering and Basil Montagu bordered by a gilt fillet and corner emblems, the rear cover the… Read more
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Cicero's Letters to Several of His Friends, in Two Volumes

by Marcus Tullius Cicero; Translated by William Melmoth

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Published
1808
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Very Good Plus
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Later Edition
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London: W. Suttaby; B. Crosby & Co,; Scatcherd and Letterman , 1808. Two volumes, 5 1/4" h x 2 7/8" w, bound in contemporary full calf, later rebacking in keeping, back with two black leather labels, lettered in gilt with ornate gilt decorations and tail date, covers bordered in gilt arabesque with chased edge, the armorial bookplate of… Read more
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De Rerum Natura Libri Sex

by Lucretius (Titi Lucretii Cari) ; ex ed. Thomae Creech.

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Published
1749
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Very Good Plus
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Later Edition
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Glasguae (Glasgow): In aedibus academicis excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis,, 1749. xi, (1), 209, (3) pp., with a final leaf of advertisements. Bound in contemporary full calf, five raised bands bordered in gilt rules, leather label, tooled edges. Very Good Plus, end pages toned at edges, covers lightly rubbed, text quite clean and fresh. A quite handsome and well-bound copy… Read more
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