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    SCIENCE; Elements of Natural Philosophy by Lord Kelvin and Peter Guthrie Tait

    New York: P. F. Collier & Son, 1902. Near Fine, small tear top edge frontis page, light soiling to cloth, gilt at top edge a bit dulled. Contents are clean, tight, and unmarked, all pages uncut. . Later Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    The Logic of Scientific Discovery by Popper, Karl R

    New York: Basic Books, 1959. First American Edition, First Printing of Popper's "Logik der Forschung", first published in Vienna in 1932 and the book that gave the philosophy of science a firm foundation in 20th century thought. The book is Fine in a Very Good Plus dust jacket, spinea bit browned and with some toning, 1/4" and 1/2" tears at top edge front panel. A quite handsome copy of this SCARCE and highly regarded classic. . First American Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Aspekte Wissenschaftlicher Erklärung by Hempel, Carl G

    Berlin. Berlin: Walter De Gruyter & Co.. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1977. Softcover. Top page ends are a little spotted, no other defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . This is Hempel's Aspects of Scientific Explanation and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science, translated to German. Includes an extensive bibliography. . Grundlagen Der Kommunikation Series. Trade PB. 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 240 pages. F5 .



    Science, Technology, & Society in Seventeenth Century England by Merton, Robert K

    New York: Howard Fertig, 1970. SCARCE, especially in such lovely condition. Fine in Fine dust jacket. The first publication in book form of Merton's classic study, first published in 1938 in "Osiris: Studies on the History and Philosophy of Science, and on the History of learning and Culture". . First American Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Science of Pleasure: Cosmos and Psyche in the Bourgeois World View. by Harvie Ferguson

    London, UK Routledge, 1990. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows a little dust-darkening at the top edge near the back strip; the heel of the back strip shows just a hint of crimping; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows only mildest rubbing; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club. NOT Ex-Library. 8vo. 364pp. Hardback with DJ. The formation, structure, and subsequent collapse of the bourgeois world view, exploring how the external and internal worlds have been viewed in relation to each other since the middle ages, and how science, the highest expression of bourgeois thought, has produced new forms of repression, discipline and control.



    Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley ( Two Volumes ) with Tipped ALS from Huxley to Kegan Paul by Huxley, Leonard

    New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1902. Both volumes Near Fine, lacking the scarce dust jackets, top edges gilt, prior owner bookplates and name in ink front end pages and paste downs. With SCARCE ALS tipped in at front of Vol. I from Huxley to publisher Kegan Paul in Huxleys' difficult hand, on South Kensington Science and Art Department embossed stationery, dated Nov. 15, 1873, one sheet folded, with writing two sides - " Dear Mr. Kegan Paul, I remember seeing (?)'s book a long time ago- but I cannot find it in my shelves now and I have such a strong hope that it was returned that I think I may follow ahead on purchasing & (?) my belief to that event(?) is my hope. Ever yours very faithfully, T.H. Huxley". Thomas H. Huxley ( 1825-1895) was a British educator, biologist and advocate of elevating science to a higher place in society. He coined the word agnosticism and earned the nickname "Darwin's bulldog" for his earnest defense of Darwin's theory of evolution. Charles Kegan Paul (1828-1902) was a British author and publisher who would later (1880) publish one of Huxley's books. . Later Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Mersenne ou La Naissance du Mecanisme by Lenoble, Robert

    Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin , 1943. SCARCE. Near Fine, handsomely bound in mid-20th century leather spine over marbled boards by G. Gauche, Paris, their small stamp front end page, light wear to boards at corners and light rubbing to raised bands at spine. A copy that would grace the shelves of any fine collection. . First Edition. Leather and Marbled Boards. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.



    Philosophy of Science; A Formal Approach by Kyburg, Henry Ely

    NY. NY: Macmillan. Fine with no dust jacket. 1968. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Book is no longer crisp, no other defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . An interesting, alternative approach to the philosophy of science. By "formal" the author means logical, axiomatic. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 332 pages. F2 .



    The Medical Sciences in the German Universities; A Study of the History of Civilisation by Translated from the German of Theodor Billroth, with an Introduction by William H. Welch

    New York: The Macmillan Co,, 1924. Near Fine in original dark green cloth, gilt titles and rules at spine, light soiling to top edge of page block, a clean and handsome, unmarked copy. SCARCE in collectible condition. . First American Edition. Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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