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1. ABBADIE, Jacques L'Art de se Connoitre soy-mesme, ou la Recherche des Sources de la Morale. Rotterdam: Pierre Reinier Leers. 1710. 12mo: two parts in one: [vi], 138; 213 [3] pp. Contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, morocco label, rubbed, small wormhole to front joint.

[70482] £160

First published in 1692. Abbadie (?1654-1727), preacher and writer, was born in Switzerland; he accompanied Marshal Schomberg to England in 1688 and the following year became minister of the French church in the Savoy area of London. His religious treatises had a wide circulation throughout Europe.

Caillet 13.


2. [ANONYMOUS]. A Letter to "The Times" on the Trans-Atlantic Mail Service. London: Trübner & Co. 1859. 14 pp. Original printed wrappers, a little dust-soiled. First edition.

[54590] £35

"The conductor of 'The Times' newspaper having refused to publish this or any other article in reply to his repeated attacks upon the Irish Mail contract, the letter is laid before the public in the following form." Signed "A Shareholder."


3. (ARISTOTLE) CASSANDRE, F. La Rhetorique d'Aristote, traduite en Francois. Nouvelle edition. The Hague: Isaac Vaillant. 1718. 12mo: [xxiv], 490, [26] pp., title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved title bound before A1; with manuscript notes to front endpaper. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt decorated spine, raised bands and contrasting label, chipped at top and bottom of spine, split on front joint.

[56291] £100


Attack on Defoe

4. [ASTELL, Mary] A Fair Way with the Dissenters and their Patrons. Not Writ by Mr. L-----y, or any other Furious Jacobite, whether Clergyman or Layman; but by a very Moderate Person and Dutiful Subject to the Queen. London: printed by E.P. for R. Wilkin. 1704. Small quarto: [ii], 24 pp., title-page rather soiled and some browning to margins throughout. Later marbled wrappers. First edition.

[73537] £450

In a fiercely partisan age, Astell (1666-1731) was not only a convinced Tory but a determined controversialist. Many of her later prose writings were produced in direct response to publications by her political opponents. In A Fair Way With The Dissenters (1704), written in response to Daniel Defoe's satire The Shortest Way with the Dissenters (1702), she calls for the destruction of Protestant Dissent as a political force.


5. [ATOMIC ENERGY]. A Report on the International Control of Atomic Energy prepared for the Secreary of State's Committee on Atomic Energy by a Board of Consultants Chester I. Barnard, Dr. J.R. Oppenheimer, Dr. Charles A. Thomas, Harry A. Winne, David E. Lilienthal (Chairman). Published in the U.S.A. ... reprinted by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London. 1946. viii, 44 pp. Original printed wrappers, dust soiled. Ex-library with several circular ink stamps. First British edition.

[54891] £40


6. BAGEHOT, Walter. Count Your Enemies and Economise Your Expenditure. London: James Ridgway. 1862. 27 pp; library stamp to lower margin of title-page and final leaf; unbound. First edition.

[54714] £125

An early pamphlet by Bagehot.


7. BARNES, William A Few Words on the Advantages of a More Common Adoption of The Mathematics as a Branch of Education, or Subject of Study. London: Whittaker and Co. (also Dorchester, Weymouth, Blandford, Wimborne, Poole, Sherborne, Bridport). 1834. Small 8vo: 23 pp. Original printed wrappers, in good condition, contained in later slipcase. First edition.

[73427] £330

William Barnes (1801-1886), Dorset poet, philologist, friend of Thomas Hardy and Alfred Tennyson, wrote a number of poems in the Dorset dialect. This work is dedicated to Major-General [Henry] Shrapnel (1761-1842), "the greatest mathematician to whom the author has had the honor of being introduced", but better known for the exploding shells named after him.


Presentation copy

8. BELL, James. Influence of Physical Research on Mental Philosophy. Being the essay which gained the Edinburgh University Prize, proposed to the students of sessions 1836-7 and 1837-8. Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black. 1839. Small 8vo: xii, 124 pp. Contemporary straight-grained morocco, by Orrock & Romanes of Edinburgh, with their ticket, contrasting label, scuffed at extremities. With the engraved bookplate of Emma Grierson Yorstoun. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on front free endpaper. First edition.

[56242] £120

James Bell, student of divinity, was awarded a £50 prize for this essay.


9. (BENTHAM) COHEN, Victor. Jeremy Bentham. Fabian Society, April 1927. 20 pp. Original printed front wrapper present. First edition.

[54451] £30

Fabian Biographical Series No. 11. Fabian Tract No. 221.


10. BONNET, Charles Contemplation de la Nature. Amsterdam: Marc-Michel Rey. 1766. Two volumes, small 8vo: [iv], xcv[i], 366; [iv], vii[i], 325[1] pp; occasional minor browning. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spines with raised bands and contrasting labels, some wear to extremities.

[70483] £280

Charles Bonnet (1720-1793), Swiss naturalist and philosopher. This work was first published in 1764, and translated into Italian, German, English and Dutch; it sets forth the theory that all the beings in nature form a gradual scale rising from the lowest to highest without any break in its continuity. Bonnet has been called "one of the fathers of modern biology".


Source book for Descartes?

11. BOUJU, Theophraste, Sieur de Beaulieu. Corps de Toute la Philosophie divisé en Deux Parties. La premiere contient tout ce qui appartient à la Sapience, à Scavoir, la Logique, la Physique & la Metaphysique. La seconde contient tout ce qui appartient à la Prudence, à scavoir, la Morale, l'Oeconomique & la Politique. Le tout par demonstration & auctorité d'Aristote, avec esclarcissement de sa doctrine par luy-meme. Paris: Charles Chastellain. 1614. Folio: title-page printed in red and black, with engraved vignette, 1037, [47]; 480, [35] pp., errata leaf; engraved head-pieces, tail-pieces and initial letters; small hole (burn?) in pp.21-24 with loss of a few letters, minor adhesion damage to pp.491-2, some light staining to first and last few leaves. Contemporary blind stamped vellum (lacks ties), somewhat soiled and rubbed, partly split on front joint. First edition.

[55722] £1200

Scarce. Includes Greek texts from Aristotle, with French commentary, and constitutes an early French-language complete philosophy course. Bouju (dates not found) was almoner to Henry IV. "[Bouju] is writing an ordinary philosophy textbook in French (for those not comfortable or not educated in the Latin of the schools). ... Théophraste Bouju, in a work whose title page announces that all of it has the authority of Aristotle, rejected the Aristotelian four elements, discarding the sphere of fire and, as a consequence, argued against the radical heterogeneity of the sub-lunary and supra-lunary spheres. However, he safeguarded the de facto immutability of the heavens. .... Bouju was a Thomist in many respects .... [he] also kept some Averroist elements. Bouju asserted that place is movable per se in what he called 'lieu de situation' and per accidens in what he called 'lieu environnant'. .... The discussion of ideas in Bouju's Philosophy is fairly standard. Enumerating the four Aristotelian causes, Bouju adds an account of 'exemplary causation'. Ideas are routinely identified with exemplars, either Platonic ideas or ideas in God's mind, and the question discussed is, whether in serving as models for creation, ideas as exemplars cause the things that imitate them in some fifth way. Further, the physician has an idea of health, the architect in building a house tried to make it like the one 'he has in his mind', and so on. Bouju is echoing a well-established Scholastic-Aristotelian tradition, in which ideas are either the forms in God's mind according to which he makes things, or the exemplars in artificers' minds when they make their artefacts. Ideas as exemplars, however, are not strictly psychological. They are forms which are in general, not particular, patterns to be followed in this or that case, rather than particular mental events (Bouju 1614 I:297-8)." Roger Ariew, "Descartes and the Last Scholastics", and in "Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy".


12. BROAD, C.D. Phenomenalism [from 'Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society', 1915]. 25 pages, first page a little soiled; stitched, unbound. First edition.

[55900] £28


13. BRONOWSKI, J. The Common Sense of Science. London: The Scientific Book Club. [1951]. Small 8vo: [iv], 154 pp; text a little browned at edges. Original cloth in slightly chipped dust jacket. First edition.

[55365] £50

The Contemporary Science Books series, edited by Bronowski.


14. BROWN, John Essays on the Characteristics. London: printed for C. Davis. 1751. [iv] including title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette by N. Blakey after C. Grignion, viii, 406 pp., with two errata listed on final leaf of text. Contemporary calf, raised bands, lacking lettering-piece, partly split on joints but firm. First edition.

[72914] £240

Three Essays on Shaftesbury's 'Characteristicks' (1711) - I. On Ridicule considered as a Test of Truth, II. On the Obligations of Man to Virtue, and the Necessity of religious Principle, III. On revealed Religion, and Christianity. Dedicated to Ralph Allen of Bath.


15. BÜCHNER, Louis. Science et Nature, Essais de Philosophie et de Science Naturelle. Traduit de l'Allemand, avec autorisation de l'auteur, par Augustin Delondre. Paris: Germer Ballière. 1866. Small 8vo, two volumes in one: viii, 231[1]; [iv], 241[1] pp; scattered foxing. Contemporary red quarter morocco gilt with marbled boards.

[56367] £50


16. [BUCKLER, C. Dugald]. Tasmania. Information for Intending Emigrants. London: Harrison and Sons. 1877. Folding map (showing a single railway line), 16 pp. Original printed front wrapper only; library stamp to foot of front wrapper and to final leaf.

[56611] £100


17. [BURLAMAQUI, Jean Jacques]. Principes du Droit Politique. Amsterdam: Zacharie Chatelain. 1751. Two volumes: [ii], 303 [5]; [ii], 220 [4] pp; minor worming to top inner gutter of first few leaves in volume 1; uncut; contents clean and fresh. Bound in original Dutch paper-covered boards with floral pattern, rubbed at edges, backstrips deficient, but generally attractive. First edition.

[56253] £700

One of the two chief works of Jean Jacques Burlamaqui (1694-1748), the other being "Principes du droit naturel" (1747). Burlamaqui attempted to demonstrate the reality of natural law by tracing its origin in God's rule and in human reason and moral instinct; he believed that both international and domestic law were based on natural law.


18. BURLAMAQUI, J.J. The Principles of Natural Law. In which true Systems of Morality and Civil Government are established; and the different sentiments of Grotius, Hobbes, Puffendorf, Barbeyrac, Locke, Clark, and Hutchinson, occasionally considered. Translated into English by Mr. [Thomas] Nugent. London: printed for J. Nourse. 1752. xvi, [xxiv], 312 pp; some damp staining to outer margins of preliminary leaves, a few gathers embrowned. Contemporary speckled calf with damp stain to upper board, rebacked, contrasting morocco label. With manuscript note to front pastedown "Robert Bliss's Circulating Library Oxford."

[55963] £320

First published in 1748. "It was characteristic of most post-Reformation thought to abandon a teleologicalmetaphysic, and in the juristic writings of Hugo Grotius, Samuel von Pufendorf, and Jean-Jacques Burlamaqui, natural-law theory was correspondingly reformulated. The nature or essence of man was now identified 'tout court' with the posession of reason, and natural law was held to be whatever is found acceptable by 'recta ratio' or 'sana ratio'. At this stage the logical and epistemological aspects of the theory come totally together - natural law was what reason discovers, and natural law was discovered by reason." Richard Wollheim in "The Encyclopedia of Philosophy."


19. BUTLER, Joseph. The Analogy of Religion, Natural and Revealed, to the Constitution and Course of Nature. To which are added Two brief Dissertations: I.Of Personal Identity. II.Of the Nature of Virtue. London: printed for James, John and Paul Knapton. 1736. Quarto: [x], x, 11-320 pp., without half-title; title-page and final leaf somewhat soiled, scattered browning mainly affecting margins. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to match, raised bands and contrasting label. First edition.

[56702] £425

Printing and the Mind of Man, 193.


20. CAMPBELL, John. A Political Survey of Britain: being a Series of Reflections on the Situation, Lands, Inhabitants, Revenues, Colonies, and Commerce of this Island. Intended to shew that we have not as yet approached near the Summit of Improvement, but that it will afford Employment to many Generations before they push to their utmost Extent the natural Advantages of Great Britain. In two volumes. London: printed for the author. 1774. Quarto, two volumes: [iv], vi, 726, [24]; [iv], 739, [33] pp; occasional foxing. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spines with raised bands and contrasting labels, rubbed, joints cracked. First edition.

[54985] £325

"A very useful work, displaying wonderful research and labour, though held in little estimation." Lowndes, "The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature". Goldsmiths' 11082. Higgs 5884. Kress 6997.


21. CHAMBERS'S ENCYCLOPAEDIA. Chambers's Encyclopaedia. A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People, with maps and numerous wood engravings. Revised edition. London/Edinburgh: W. and R. Chambers. 1876. Ten volumes (complete). Double-column text, coloured double-page maps, engravings to the text. Contemporary green half calf gilt, a little scuffed but generally good.

[73540] £160


22. CHANDLER, Samuel. A Vindication of the Christian Religion. In two parts. I.A Discourse of the Nature and Use of Miracles. II. An Answer to a late Book entitled, A Discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Religion. Second edition. London: printed for S. Chandler. 1728. xxviii, 404 pp; occasional browning to the margins. Contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked, raised bands, with contrasting morocco label.

[56704] £200

First published in 1725. The second part is an attack on Anthony Collins' anonymous work, published in 1724, which provoked a major debate. With a separate title-page to each part, that for the "Answer" dated 1727.


23. CHAPMAN, John. Cases of Diarrhoea and Cholera treated successfully through the agency of the Nervous System chiefly by means of the Spinal Ice-Bag. London: Baillière, Tindall, and Cox. 1871. viii, 64 pp; library stamp to foot of half-title and to lower margin of final leaf. Disbound.

[55415] £50


24. CHAPMAN, John Eusebius: Or the True Christian's Defense against a Late Book entitul'd the Moral Philosopher. Cambridge: printed for W. Thurlbourn and sold by Mess. Knaptons, Innys and Manby, Betsworth and Hitch, Ch. Rivington and S. Birt Booksellers in London. 1739. [xxx] including addenda/errata leaf, 550 pp., advertisement leaf. Contemporary panelled calf, some wear to extremities, heavily rubbed on spine, joints tender. First edition.

[72901] £200

A second volume was published in 1741. Chapman's attack on Thomas Morgan's "The Moral Philosopher" (1737). "Chapman's real argument is that any attempt to define morality in terms of relation is flawed since morality in his terms is specifically obedience to the will of God. .... Having demonstrated the necessity of revelation, 'Eusebius' becomes a long and learned defence of its accuracy, depending much, as its full title implies, on the early Fathers and other historical records of the Church.

Morgan replied in the second volume of "The Moral Philosopher".

ESTCT 65451.


25. CHEVALIER, Michel. On the Probable Fall in the Value of Gold: the commercial and social consequences which may ensue, and the measures which it invites. Translated from the French, with preface, by Richard Cobden Esq. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1859. 211[1] pp. plus 4 pp. publisher's advertisements. Original blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering to spine, some wear to top and bottom of spine. First edition in English.

[55541] £100

The substance of this work first appeared in the "Revue des deux Mondes" in 1857; in 1859 the enlarged French and English editions appeared simultaneously, the French edition as "De la baisse probable de l'or". Cobden's preface occupies 9 pages. Chevalier (1806-1879) and Cobden shared similar opinions, and Chevalier presented Cobden to the French emperor in 1859. In 1860 Chevalier induced Napoleon III to sign a commercial treaty with England, introducing free trade into the public international law of Europe.


26. CLAUBERG, Johannes. De Cognitione Dei et Nostri, Quatenus naturali rationis lumine, Secundum Veram Philosophiam, potest comparari Exercitationes Centrum. Editio novissima atque emendatissima. Frankfurt: Leonardi Strim. 1685. Small 8vo: [lxii], 472 pp. (two leaves of 'contents' duplicated); title-page printed in red and black (with 19th century ownership inscription); single small wormhole to top outer margin as far as p.129. Contemporary vellum, rubbed, small hole in spine.

[56321] £200

Clauberg (1622-1665) German Cartesian philosopher, studied at Leiden and became professor of philosophy and theology at Herborn in 1649 and at Duisburg from 1651. He was interested in developing German as a language suitable for philosophical writing and, in his Latin writings, he frequently inserted German words and phrases, as much to help fix the German meanings as to elucidate his Latin expressions.


Sidgwick's copy

27. CLIFFORD, William Kingdon Lectures and Essays. Edited by leslie Stephen and Frederick Pollock. In two volumes. London: Macmillan and Co. 1879. Two volumes: portrait frontispiece to each, [iv], 340; [iv], 321[1] pp. plus 32-page publishers catalogue; untrimmed. Ex-library with ink stamp to verso of title-pages and to first and last leaves of text. Original cloth, recased with original backstrips relaid. First edition.

[73530] £100

With ownership inscription in each volume of A. Sidgwick, Oxford, 1879.


28. CLIFFORD, William Kingdon. Mathematical Papers. Edited by Robert Tucker, with an introduction by H.J. Stephen Smith. London: Macmillan and Co. 1882. Lxx[ii], 658 pp. plus advertisement leaf, folding frontispiece of manuscript, 13 plates; untrimmed; ex-library copy with stamps to endpapers only. Original cloth, minor wear to top and bottom of spine, partly split at top of rear joint. First edition.

[72077] £225

Published posthumously. Clifford (1845-1879) moved from Trinity College Cambridge in 1871 to take up the professorship of applied mathematics at University College, London. In 1874 he was elected fellow of the Royal Society for, among other things, his distinction in 'the metaphysics of geometrical and physical science'. The last few years of his life were plagued with ill health but were among the most mathematically productive. In his paper 'On the Space-Theory of Matter' (1870) - included as Paper V in 'Mathematical Papers' - he argued that energy and matter are simply different types of curvature of space, and he presents ideas which were to form a fundamental role in Einstein's general theory of relativity some years later.


29. CLIFFORD, William Kingdon The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences. Edited and with a preface by Karl Pearson, newly edited and with an introduction by James R. Newman, preface by Bertrand Russell. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1946. lxvi, 249 [3] pp., diagrams to text. Original cloth gilt in slightly frayed dust jacket.

[73528] £50

With original receipt from Heffer & Sons Ltd., Cambridge.

"A classic explanation of modern scientific and mathematical thought" (from the dust jacket).


30. CLIFFORD, William Kingdon The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences. Second edition. London: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co. 1885. xiii, errata slip, 271 pp. plus 44-page publishers catalogue, manuscript notes to page x of Preface. Original decorated red cloth, minor wear to extremities, but overall a good copy.

[73529] £60

Vol. LI of The International Scientific Series.


31. COBDEN-SANDERSON, T.J. The Arts and Crafts Movement. London: Hammersmith Publishing Society [Chiswick Press]. 1905. 39[1] pp; untrimmed. Original boards with vellum backstrip, lettered on spine, a little soiled but otherwise good. First edition.

[71185] £160


32. COGAN, Thomas. Ethical Questions; or Speculations on the Principal Subjects of Controversy in Moral Philosophy. London: printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies [etc]. 1817. vi [ii], 439[1] pp; scattered foxing particularly to first and last few leaves, two library stamps to title-page and first leaf of preface. Recent good-quality panelled calf, raised bands and contrasting label. First edition.

[56162] £230

Speculation 5 criticises Beattie; Speculation 6 criticises Hume's "Enquiry into the Human Understanding", section by section. (Fieser, "A Bibliography of Hume's Writings and Early Responses, p.148).


33. COGAN, Thomas. Theological Disquisitions; or, an Enquiry into those Principles of Religion, which are most influential in Directing and Regulating the Passions and Affections of the Mind. I.Disquisition - on Natural Religion. II.Disquisition - on the Jewish Dispensation, respecting Religion and Morals. London: printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1812. xvi, 487[1] pp; title-page and final leaf browned, occasional browning or light water-staining; small tear to margin of p.vii/viii. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, contrasting label. First edition.

[56150] £280

The second disquisition, "On the Characteristic Peculiarities of the Jewish Dispensation, respecting Religion and Morals" occupies the majority of the work, from p.61 onwards. This work was also published as volume 4 of Cogan's "A Treatise on the Passions and Affections of the Mind".


34. COKER, John Some Reflections on the Late Election of a Chancellor of the University of Oxford. Second edition. Oxford: J. Munday. 1810. 24 pp. Disbound.

[72499] £25


35. COLLIER, Jeremy Essays upon several Moral Subjects. In two parts. Part I. Upon Pride. Upon Cloaths. Upon Duelling. Upon General Kindness. Upon the Office of a Chaplain. Upon the Weakness of Human Reason. Part II. Of Fame. Of Musick. Of the Value of Life. Of the Spleen. Of Eagerness of Desire. Of Friendship. Of Popularity. A Thought. Of the Entertainment of Books. Of Confidence. Of Envy. Of the Aspect. Against Despair. Of Covetousness. Of Liberty. Of Old Age. Of Pleasure. Third edition. London: printed for R. Sare … and H. Hindmarsh. 1698. Two parts in one: [viii], 246, advertisement leaf, [viii], 200 pp. Contemporary panelled calf, split on rear joint, chipped at top of spine.

[70488] £100

Jeremy Collier (1650-1726), famous as a pamphleteer, particularly after the publication of his Short View on the Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage, which singled out playwrights such as Dryden and Congreve for particular attack.

A third part of the Essays upon Several Moral Subjects was published in 1705. Wing C5254


36. COLLINGWOOD, W.Gershom. Astrology in the Apocalypse, an Essay on Biblical Allusions to Chaldaean Science. Orpington, Kent: George Allen. 1886. Small 8vo: viii (without front endpaper), 150 pp. plus advertisement leaf. Original cloth, a little rubbed at extremities. First edition. Scarce.

[73535] £90

In the prefatory note, Collingwood (1854-1932, father of R.G. Collingwood) expresses his thanks to John Ruskin for the gift of a library of rare books on the subject of the text.


37. COLLINGWOOD, W.G The Fésole Club Papers: Being Lessons in Sketching for Home-Learners. Ulverston, Lancs: W. Holmes Ltd. 1906. [viii], 144 pp. Original cloth, lettered in gilt, rubbed at extremities. First edition.

[55762] £125

Scarce. Collingwood (1854-1932) was Professor of Fine Art at Reading.


38. (COMTE) SPENCER, Herbert. Reasons for Dissenting from the Philosophy of M. Comte. A new edition, with an appendix. London: Williams & Norgate. 1884. 30[2] pp., with two small library stamps to title-page; unbound.

[54720] £45


39. COMTE, Auguste Appel aux Conservateurs. Paris: chez l'Auteur … et chez Victor Dalmont. August 1855. xxxi, 136 pp., 3 folding tables; original printed wrappers bound in, also extra blank leaves bound in - some with pencilled notes; all edges gilt. Later good-quality dark green morocco gilt by P. Delacour, a little rubbed at extremities; a handsome copy. First edition.

[73526] £160


40. COMTE, Auguste Catéchisme Positiviste, ou Sommaire Exposition de la Religion Universelle, en Onze Entretiens Systématiques entre une Femme et un Pretre de l'Humanité. Paris: chez l'Auteur et Carilian-Goeury & Vor Dalmont. October 1852. xli[i], 5[1] pp. ads., 388 pp., 3 folding tables plus 2 single-page; some foxing; untrimmed. Bound in later cloth, rubbed and some wear, partially split on front joint, with original printed wrappers bound in. First edition.

[73523] £200

Comte's self-published work, which interrupted the writing of 'System of Positive Polity' (1851-54).


41. COMTE, Auguste Lettres a des Positivistes Anglais. London: Church of Humanity. 1889. Small 8vo: 94 pp., original printed front wrapper bound in, all edges gilt. Contemporary (or slightly later) good quality dark green morocco gilt, a little rubbed on spine. First edition.

[73520] £100

Comprises 30 letters sent between 1855 and 1869 - 27 to John Fisher, 2 to Alexander J. Ellis, and one to "un Positiviste Anglais".


42. COMTE, Auguste Lettres d'Auguste Comte a John Stuart Mill 1841-1846. Paris: Ernest Leroux. 1877. x, 462 pp; all edges gilt. Later good-quality dark green morocco gilt by P. Delacour, a little rubbed at extremities; overall a handsome copy. First edition.

[73522] £120

"The correspondence ….. which lasted from 1841 to 1846, is of considerable philosophical interest. In his first letter, Mill presents himself almost as a follower of Comte and recalls how, some ten years before, it had been the reading of Comte's 1822 work that had liberated him from the influence of Bentham. But the tone of the letters, while remaining friendly, soon changes. Mill does not hesitate to voice objections to the exclusion of psychology from the classification of the sciences and to Comte's conception of biology. In particular, Mill had strong reservations about Gall's phrenology, while Comte endorsed it, and proposed to replace it by ethology. Their disagreements crystallize around ‘la question féminine’,that is the status of women in society, where it is possible to see how epistemological and political considerations are linked (Guillin 2007)."


43. COMTE, Auguste Lettres d'Auguste Comte a M. Valat, Professeur de Mathématiques … 1815-1844. Paris: Dunod. July 1870. vii, 350[2] pp; all edges gilt. Contemporary good-quality dark green morocco gilt by P. Delacour, slightly rubbed, a handsome copy. First edition.

[73525] £120

The change in Comte’s personal feelings toward Saint-Simon can best be followed in his correspondence with his friend Valat (1870), which shows how much he was initially stimulated by Saint-Simon and how he later withdrew from the relationship. One difference was revealed by Comte himself in his correspondence with Valat when he asserted that Saint-Simon’s advocacy of political action before the scientific system of positivism had been sufficiently developed was putting the cart before the horse.


44. COMTE, Auguste Systeme de Politique Positive, ou Traité de Sociologie, instituant la Religion de l'Humanité. Paris: Carilian-Goeury & Vor Dalmont/[P. Larousse et Cie]. 1851-1854 [reprinted 1879-1883]. Four volumes: [iv], 24, xl, 748; xxxv, 472[4]; l, 624[2]; xxxviii[ii], 566, iv, 228[2], 36 pp., folding tables; occasional manuscript notes to endpapers; all edges gilt. Near contemporary good-quality dark green morocco gilt by P. Delacour, raised bands, rubbed, chipped at toop and bottom of spines.

[73527] £375

The 'Appendice Général' is separately paginated within vol. IV.


45. COMTE, Auguste Traité Elémentaire de Géométrie Analytique a deux et a trois dimensions, contenant toutes les théories générales de géeométrie accessibles a l'analyse ordinaire. Paris: Carilian-Goeury & Vor Dalmont, editeurs. Imprimerie de Fain et Thunot. 1843. viii, 598 pp., plus 3 folding tables; some scattered foxing or light browning; all edges gilt. Later good-quality dark green morocco gilt by P. Delacour, slightly rubbed at extremities. First edition.

[73521] £300

Comte's only mathematical work.


46. COMTE, Auguste Traité Philosophique d'Astronomie Populaire, ou Exposition Systématique de toutes les notions de philosophie astronomique, soit scientifiques, soit logiques, qui doivent devenir universellement familieres. Paris: Carilian-Goeury & Vor Dalmont, éditeurs/Fain & Thunot. 1844. x, 486 pp. plus folding table, scattered foxing; all edges gilt. Later good-quality dark green morocco gilt by P. Delacour, slightly rubbed. First edition.

[73524] £135

Prefaced with 'Sur l'Esprit Positif' (108 pp.) - this discourse marked a sharp change of direction by its emphasis on the moral dimension of the new philosophy: now that the sciences had been systematized, Comte was able to return to his initial interest, political philosophy.


47. [COPLESTON, Edward] A Letter to John Coker, of New College, Esq. on his Second Edition of Reflections on the late Election of a Chancellor of the University of Oxford/A Second Letter to John Coker …….... Oxford: sold by J. Parker. 1810 / An Answer to a Letter, addressed by the Rev. Edward Copleston, to John Coker Esq. upon the Subject of his Reflections, on the late Election of a Chancellor …. Maidstone: J. Blake. [1810]. 20/22/28 pp. respectively; some browning to the margins. Disbound. First editions.

[72500] £120

Copleston (1776-1849), was elected professor of poetry at Oriel College in 1802, provost of Oriel college in 1814, and bishop of Llandaff from 1827; he wrote on education, economics and theology, and was a regular contributor to the 'Quarterly Review' between 1811 and 1822. He admired the work of Dugald Stewart, and introduced the work of the late Scottish Enlightenment to Oxford, and so too to the first Oxford political economists Nassau Senior and Richard Whately.


48. CORSINI, Eduardo. Institutiones Mathematicae ad usum Scholarum Piarum quibus illustriora Euclidis, Archimedis, Apollonii .... Florence: Bernardi Paperini. 1731. [bound with] Institutiones Philosophicae ac Mathematicae ad usum Scholarum Piarum, Tomus Primus [- Quintus] .... Florence: Bernardi Paperini. 1731-1734. Six volumes bound in five: engraved frontispiece, xvi, 304; lii, 336, 11 folding engraved plates; Tomus Secundus continens Physicam Generalem, viii, 581[1], 3 folding engraved plates; Tomus Tertius continens libros De Coelo, & Mundo, viii, 464, 3 folding engraved plates; Tomus Quartus continens Tractatum de Anima et Mataphysicam, viii, 608, 2 folding engraved plates; Tomus Quintus continens Ethicam, vel Moralem, viii, 496 pp; title-pages printed in red and black with vignette, woodcut initial letters and headpieces; some damp staining affecting volumes I, II & IV but particularly the first part of volume I. Contemporary vellum, rubbed (vol. I upper cover damp stained), contrasting labels.

[56244] £380

Corsini (1702-1765) was Professor of Metaphysics and Morals at the University of Pisa.


49. COSSHAM, Handel. The Land Question: A Lecture. Manchester: national Reform Union. 1876. 22 pp. Original printed wrappers, upper wrapper rather soiled, library stamp.

[56646] £26

Handel Cossham (1824-1890), M.P., Mayor of Bath, colliery owner and philanthropist.


50. CROFT, George. Eight Sermons preached before the University of Oxford, in the year 1786. At the lecture founded by the late Rev. John Bampton. Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press. 1786. [xii], 210 pp. plus advertisement leaf. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt decorated spine, rubbed, front joint tender.

[56482] £70

The Sermons include 'The Use and Abuse of Reason', 'objections against Inspiration considered', 'On the Evils of Separation'. Croft (1747-1809) defends the rights of the Church of England against nonconformity. ESTCT98913.


51. (CUDWORTH) SCOTT, W.R. An Introduction to Cudworth's Treatise concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality with Life of Cudworth and a few Critical Notes. London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1891. Small 8vo: xii, 67[1] pp; some pencilling. Original cloth, a little rubbed. First editiion.

[56687] £50


52. DE MORGAN, Augustus. A Budget of Paradoxes. (Reprinted, with the author's additions, from the 'Athenaeum'). London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1872. vii[i], 511[1] pp., plus publisher's 24-page catalogue dated March 1872; some light foxing; untrimmed, new endpapers. Original blue cloth, rebacked with original spine relaid. First edition.

[55891] £180


53. (DESCARTES) LE GRAND, Anthony. Apologia pro Renato Des-Cartes contra Samuelem Parkerum, S.T.P. ... Instututa & Adornata. London: M. Clark. 1679. Small 8vo: [viii], xxx, [ii], 222 [2] pp; title-page a little creased, with oval ink stamp to upper corner; ownership inscription of D. Will. Mount dated 1714. Contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked. First edition.

[55353] £350

A detailed response to Samuel Parker's "Disputationes de Deo et Providentia Divina" (1678), which attacks Epicurus's denial of divine Providence, and then goes on to launch an assault on Descartes. Wing L945.


54. (DESCARTES) LE GRAND, Anthony. Institutio Philosophiae Secundum Principia D. Renati Descartes: Nova Methodo Adornata & Explicata. In Usum Juventutis Academicae. Editio Tertia. London: J. Martyn. 1675. Engraved title after W. Faithorne, printed title, [xxxvi], 709[1] pp., engravings to text (27 in all) including one full-page. Contemporary calf, rebacked (new pastedowns), raised bands, gilt lettering.

[55215] £500

In ten parts, with the engravings in parts 4, 5, 6 and 8. First published in 1672. Le Grand was the first writer to present the doctrines of Descartes in scholastic format. The work was translated into English and published as part of "An Entire Body of Philosophy" in 1694. Wing L955.


55. DESCARTES, René. Oeuvres de Descartes, publiées par Victor Cousin. Paris: F.G. Levrault. 1824-1826. Eleven volumes; 46 folding engraved plates. Contemporary quarter calf with marbled boards, gilt lettering to spines, a little rubbed on joints (joints of volume 1 tender); an attractive set, together with two copies of a 12-page Prospectus for the work, dated March 1824.

[55591] £1000

This edition contains the first French translation of a number of Descartes' texts, along with extracts from his unpublished manuscripts. "Cousin launched the modern French Descartes revival with his enthusiastic but hasty edition of the philosopher's works which served for nearly 80 years" (Sebba).


56. DEWEY, John. Studies in Logical Theory. [The Decennial Publications of the University of Chicago], Second series, volume XI. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 1903. xiii[i], 388 pp. Original cloth, lettered in gilt, some wear to extremities, with remains of library label at base of spine. First edition.

[56699] £125


57. [DIGBY, Kenelm]. Two Treatises: In the one of which, The Nature of Bodies; In the other, The Nature of Mans Soul, is looked into: in way of Discovery of the Immortality of Reasonable Souls. London: printed for John Williams. 1658. Small quarto: [xlviii], 429[1], [x], 143[3] pp; title-page creased and a little frayed on outer edge. Contemporary calf, rebacked preserving original spine, rubbed. With the ownership inscription of Johannis Stevens dated August 1658 and later bookplate of Edward Wake.

[55812] £700

The third edition (first, Paris, 1644). Digby (1603-1665) "has been acclaimed as an important presenter in English of the newly fashionable mechanical philosophy; and there is no doubt that his diverse writings well exemplify some of the complexities of seventeenth-century intellectual developments. .... 'Two Treatises', published in Paris at the time of his contact with the fashionable philosophers of the Mersenne Circle (including Descartes, Hobbes and Gassendi), this work represents an early account of atomism by one who here claims nevertheless to remain essentially Aristotelian. The paradox was recognized by contemporaries who identified a specifically 'Digbaean atomism', whose antecedents, they believed, were to be attributed to Epicurus rather than Aristotle." Beverley Southgate in "Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers". Wing D1450.

Authors E-G

Authors E-G

58. [EASTON, Edward, editor]. Rivers Conservation. Address and Papers read before the British Association at Dublin, 1878. London: P.S. King. 1878. [iv], 131 pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition.

[54588] £45

Presentation copy from the editor.


Presentation copy, with letter

59. [EDMOND, E]. Scottish Metaphysics, Reconstructed in Accordance with the Principles of Physical Science. By the writer of 'Free Notes on Herbert Spencer's First Principles. Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood and Sons. 1887. Small 8vo: xiv, 244 pp. Original red cloth, faded on spine. First edition. Scarce.

[56712] £170

Presentation copy from the author to Miss Allan, inscribed on half-title and dated 1887. With a letter (three sides of a folded quarto sheet), dated December 1887, addressed to Miss Allan, signed "E. Edmond", offering advice on how to study metaphysics. "You see I have been obliged in this book to state a good deal of the old artificial system, along with the proposed natural system, ... but it requires a new volume simply to state the natural system. This I cannot afford to spend money upon. For such books do not sell, except they are done by or recommended by, a Professor or other grand man. Still, to try and make my present one useful, I have asked Blackwood to send copies to the public libraries in the kingdom, where some person, not yet drilled in the old grooves, may come to appreciate it, and at last bring it into notice and repute. Thus the Americans first brought Carlyle into notice." Edmond was also the author of "Oxford Metaphysics and Ethics" (1889).


60. FABIAN SOCIETY Tracts [as follows]:- 41, The Fabian Society, its Early History by G. Bernard Shaw, reprinted April 1914; 45, The Impossibilities of Anarchism, by Bernard Shaw, July 1893; 61, The London Council, What it is and what it does, 1895; 62, Parish and District Councils, what they are and what they can do, 2 copies - 1895 and 1907; 63, Parish Council Cottages and how to get them, revised November 1900; 64, How to Lose and How to Win and Election, no date; 68, The Tenant's Sanitary Catechism, revised July 1899; 70, Report on Fabian Policy and Resolutions, July 1896; 71, The (London) Tenant's Sanitary Catechism, December 1896; 72, The Moral Aspects of Socialism, by Sidney Ball, November 1896; 73, The Case for State Pensions in Old Age, by George Turner, second edition, November 1899; 74, The State and its Functions in New Zealand, December 1896; 76, Houses for the People, third edition, December 1900; 77, The Municipalization of Tramways, July 1897; Socialism and the Teaching of Christ, by Rev. John Clifford, May 1898; 79, A Word of Remembrance and Caution to the Rich, by John Woolman (Quaker, of New Jersey), January 1898; 80, Shop Life and its Reform, December 1897; 81, Municipal Water, February 1898; 82, The Workmen's Compensation Act, January 1900; 83, State Arbitration and the Living Wage, June 1898; 84, The Economics of Direct Employment, second edition, February 1900; 85, Liquor Licensing at Home and Abroad, second edition revised, by Edward R. Pease, June 1899; 86, Municipal Drink Traffic …, second edition, November 1899; 87, Sosialaeth A Dysgeidiaeth Crist, by John Clifford, June 1899; 88, The Growth of Monopoly in English Industry, by Henry W. Macrosty, September 1899; 89, Old Age Pensions at Work, September 1899; 90, The Municipalization of the Milk Supply, July 1899; 91, Municipal Pawnshops, December 1899; 92, Municipal Slaughterhouses, December 1899; 93, Women as Counciillors, March 1900; 94, Municipal Bakeries, December 1900; 95, Municipal Hospitals, December 1900; 96, Municipal Fire Insurance, February 1901; 97, Municipal Steamboats, February 1901; 98, State Railways for Ireland, October 1899; 99, Local Government in Ireland, February 1900; 100, Metropolitan Borough Councils, their Powers and Duties, January 1900 (with folding table); 146, Socialism and Superior Brains, a reply to Mr Mallock, by Bernard Shaw, reprinted October 1918; 226, The League of Nations, by Bernard Shaw, January 1929; 233, Socialism: Principles and Outlook, by G. Bernard Shaw, April 1930. Occasional minor spotting or browning. Contents loose in contemporary cloth.

[73534] £250


61. FABIAN SOCIETY. Fabian Tracts. Nos. 1, 5, 7, 9, 12 to 86, nos. 2,3,4 and 6 are withdrawn. Nos. 8, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, [27], 43, 46 and 53 are out of print. Published by the Fabian Society from 1884 to 1898. London: The Fabian Office. 1884-98. General title-page, each separately paginated. Contemporary cloth, rubbed.

[56542] £200


62. FABIAN SOCIETY. Fabian Tracts: Nos. 3, To Provident Landlords and Capitalists, a Suggestion and a Warning; 4, What Socialism is [by Charlotte Wilson]; 29, What to Read, a List of Books for Social Reformers; 39, A Democratic Budget; 40, Fabian Election Manifesto; 63, Parish Council Cottages and How to Get Them; 65, Trade Unionists and Politics; 67, Women and the Factory Acts, by Mrs. Sidney Webb; 74, The State and its Functions in New Zealand; 77, The Municipalization of Tramways; 80, Shop Life and its Reform; 81, Municipal Water; 82, The Workmen's Compensation Act; 83, State Arbitration and the Living Wage; 85, Liquor Licensing at Home and Abroad, by Edward R. Pease; 87, Sosialaeth A Dysgeidiaeth Crist, by John Clifford [in Welsh]; 88, The Growth of Monopoly in English Industry, by Henry W. Macrosty; 89, Old Age Pensions at Work; 99, Local Government in Ireland; 101, The House Famine and How to Relieve It; 106, The Education Muddle and the Way Out; 110, Problems of Indian Poverty, by S.S. Thorburn; 112, Life in the Laundry; 115, State-Aid to Agriculture, by T.S. Dymond; 116, Fabianism and the Fiscal Question; 118, The Secret of Rural Depopulation, by Lieut.-Col. D.C. Pedder; 120, "After Bread, Education" a Plan for the State Feeding of School Children; 126, The Abolition of Poor Law Guardians; 127, Socialism and Labor Policy; 135, Paupers and Old Age Pensions, by Sidney Webb; 153, The Twentieth Century Reform Bill, by Henry H. Schloesser; 163, Women and Prisons by Helen Blagg & Charlotte Wilson; 185, The Abolition of the Poor Law, by Mrs. Sidney Webb; 197, The International Labour Organisation of the League of Nations, by Wm. Stephen Sanders; 198, Some Problems of Education, by Barbara Drake; 199, William Lovett, by Mrs. L. Barbara Hammond; 200, The State in the New Social Order, by Harold J. Laski; 201, International Co-Operative Trade, by Leonard Woolf; 202, The Constitutional Problems of a Co-operative Society, by Sidney Webb; 203, The Need for Federal Reorganisation in the Co-operative Movement, by Sidney Webb; 204, The Position of Employees in the Co-operative Movement, by Lilian Harris; 205, Co-operative Education, by Lilian A. Dawson; 206, The Co-operator in Politics, by Alfred Barnes; 207, The Labour Party on the Threshold, by Sidney Webb. London: Geo. Standring/Fabian Society. 1885-1923. 44 tracts bound together, each numbered in ink to top right-hand corner of title-page, some with library stamp, some title-pages a little soiled; nos. 40, 163 & 199 retaining original printed wrappers. Disbound.

[55902] £350

The Fabian Society, a socialist society set up in 1884, advocated gradual rather than revolutionary social reform. The name came from the Roman general Quintus Fabius whose strategy was to delay battle until the right moment. Early members included Sidney and Beatrice Webb, George Bernard Shaw, Emmeline Pankhurst and H.G. Wells.


Animosity over the logic chair at Edinburgh

63. (FERRIER) CAIRNS, John. An Examination of Professor Ferrier's 'Theory of Knowing and Being'. Second edition. Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co. 1856. 31 pp., bound with The Scottish Philosophy: a Vindication and Reply. Edinburgh: Thomas Constable and Co. 1856. 26 pp., bound with Cairns's Electioneering Pamphlet on the Logic Chair. From the Edinburgh Advertiser. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons. 1856. 16 pp. The three works bound together in modern marbled boards.

[56189] £275

Cairns writes against J.F. Ferrier's candidature for the Edinburgh chair, since his success "would involve the summary and sweeping reversal of all that Hamilton counted worthy of adoption". The second pamphlet is a reply to J. Smith's "An examination of Cairns' examination of Ferrier". Jessop, p.124.


64. FILANGIERI, Cayetano Ciencia de la Legislacion …. Nuevamente traducida por Don Juan Ribera. Segunda edicion, revista y corregida. Burdeos [Bordeaux]: Don Pedro Beaume. 1823. 12mo, six volumes: clxviii, 166; 316; 364; 380; 357; 360 pp; occasional minor foxing. Contemporary tree calf, gilt decorated spines, rubbed and scuffed in places, vol. 3 chipped at head of spine. With the bookplate of Jose F. Hevia.

[71858] £350

Filangieri (1752-1788), Italian philosopher and jurist, "was one of the most important writers on economics in the latter years of the [19th] century. He did not … create new systems, or any new theory; he had a considerable acquaintance with the economical studies of his time, but it is strange he knew nothing about Smith, whom he never refers to. However, he followed no leader, standing between the physiocratic and mercantile theories. He was a zealous partisan of free-trade and the single tax, while he believed in the Balance of Trade; so that he may be termed eclectic, but not in the same sense as his fellow-citizen Galiani. Filangieri is a connecting link between Mercantilism and Free Trade; …. In sending his work to the Marquis Tommasi, [he] explains that he owed to Playfair his opinions against establishing a national debt, to meet the extraordinary requirements of the state." Palgrave.

The first two volumes of 'La Scienza della Legislazione' were published in 1780, with the third and fourth volumes appearing in 1783, and volumes 3-6 published in 1785.

This edition not listed in Goldsmiths'.


65. FREGE, Gottlob. Compound Thoughts. Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. January 1963. Pages 1-17 inclusive in Mind, a Quarterly Review, Vol. LXXII, No. 285. Original printed wrappers, a little frayed at edges.

[55732] £45

Translated by R.H. Stoothoff. Originally appeared as "Logische Untersuchungen. Dritter Teil: Gedankengefüge" in the "Beiträge zur Philosophie des deutschen Idealismus" in 1923.


66. FREGE, Gottlob. On Concept and Object. Translation by P.T. Geach (Revised by Max Black). Edinburgh: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd. April 1951. Pages 168-180 inclusive in Mind, A Quarterly Review, Vol. LX, No. 238. Original printed wrappers, a little frayed at edges.

[55730] £90

First published in the "Vierteljahrsschrift für wissenschaftliche Philosophie", 1892.


67. FRITH, W.H.L. Correspondence, &c., between the East India Company and W.H.L. Frith, relating to his Claim against the late Kingdom of Oude. London: Harrison and Sons. 1858. 45[1] pp., library stamp to foot of title-page and verso of final leaf; sewn; unbound.

[56614] £30

At this time, J.S. Mill was the Examiner at the East India Company; included in the correspondence is a copy of his notes on the "Amount of Claims" dated 17th March 1857.


68. GODDARD, Thomas. Plato's Demon: Or, the State-Physician Unmaskt; Being a Discourse in Answer to a Book call'd Plato Redivivus. London: printed by H. Hills Jun. for Walter Kettilby. 1684. Small 8vo: [xvi], 376 [4] pp. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, contrasting label. First edition.

From the library of Frances Emma Watkins of Denver, Colorado (1899-ca.1987) with her bookplate to rear pastedown, and earlier signature "L.A. Watkins, Denver, Colo. 1889" to front pastedown.

[56089] £300

A reply to Henry Neville's work of 1681. "Amongst many Seditious Libels, which of late have come abroad, none is more insolently bold than that which bears the Name of Plato Redvivus. The Author seems so hardened and confirmed in his Villanous Errors, that he makes no scruple to offer Treason and Sedition, for Reason and Loyalty. He would make us believe that he is supporting Our Government, whilst he endeavours utterly to destroy it ...." from the Preface. Wing G917.


69. GODWIN, William. History of the Commonwealth of England. From its Commencement, to the Restoration of Charles the Second. London: printed for Henry Colburn. 1824-1828. Four volumes: xvi, 496; xvi, 696; xvi, 599; xvi, 608 pp; some foxing. Later good quality red half calf gilt, raised bands, contrasting labels, some wear on corners, but a handsome set. First edition.

[55649] £800

"He was the first writer to make a thorough use of the pamphlets in the Museum and other original documents. His thoroughness and accuracy made his book superior to its predecessors, and it is useful, though in some directions superseded by later information" (Leslie Stephen's article in "Dictionary of National Biography").


70. GOSCHEN, Right Hon. George Joachim. The Cultivation and Use of Imagination. London: Edward Arnold. 1893. 96 pp; untrimmed. Original cloth, rubbed. First edition.

[55256] £35

Goschen (1831-1907), statesman, is known for his "Theory of the Foreign Exchanges", 1861.


71. GREGORY, John. A Comparative View of the State and Faculties of Man with those of the Animal World .... in two volumes. The sixth edition. London: printed for J. Dodsley. 1774. Small 8vo. Two volumes: half-title to each volume, xvi, 172, [16]; 208 [4] pp; preface and contents leaves in volume 1 misbound. Contemporary sheep, later good quality reback, raised bands, contrasting morocco labels.

[54157] £180

First published in 1765. Jessop, p.133.


72. GRIFFITH, Guy and OAKESHOTT, Michael A Guide to the Classics or How to Pick the Derby Winner. London: Faber and Faber Ltd. [1936]. Small 8vo: 136 pp., occasional pencilled notes, some spotting mainly to first and last few leaves. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, a little rubbed. First edition. Rare.

[73536] £300

"In this book we propose to review again the problem involved in picking the winner of the Derby and to reconsider the principles upon which this problem may at the present time be solved successfully. …. The Derby winner cannot be picked often without the use of intelligence, and we can provide no ready-made substitute for an intelligent consideration of the race and the field. Nevertheless, we do not suggest that our way of dealing with the subject is scientific. Our method is that of commonsense …." - from the introduction.

"Perhaps too it called for some courage to publish in 1936 a book written jointly with a colleague, Guy Griffith, entitled A Guide to the Classics or How to Pick a Derby Winner. Though written with dry urbanity, this was a serious effort to ‘offer a brief and businesslike account of the rational principles upon which we believe a winning selection may be based.’ Fear of raised eyebrows did not deter Oakeshott from agreeing to a second edition [entitled 'A New Guide to the Derby'] of this light-hearted work in 1947." From the obituary by Nevil Johnson.

Oakeshott (1901-1990), Professor of Political Science, was educated at and was later a fellow at Cambridge, was Professor at the LSE from 1951-68, also a member of the Fabian Society; he published numerous books and articles, and this work is his only non-academic publication.


73. GRIFFITH, Guy and OAKESHOTT, Michael. A New Guide to the Derby: How to Pick the Winner. London: Faber and Faber Ltd. [1947]. 133 pp. Original blue cloth in slightly browned dust jacket. Rare.

[72897] £250

With various press cuttings concerning the Derby of 1947. Originally published in 1936 as 'A Guide to the Classics, or How to Pick the Derby Winner'. Oakeshott's only non-academic work. "Perhaps too it called for some courage to publish in 1936 a book written jointly with a colleague, Guy Griffith, entitled A Guide to the Classics or How to Pick a Derby Winner. Though written with dry urbanity, this was a serious effort to ‘offer a brief and businesslike account of the rational principles upon which we believe a winning selection may be based.’ Fear of raised eyebrows did not deter Oakeshott from agreeing to a second edition of this light-hearted work in 1947." From the obituary by Nevil Johnson.


74. GROTE, George. Posthumous Papers: comprising selections from familiar correspondence during half a century; some youthful compositions ... with portions of mss. notes, and extracts from authors ancient and modern .... edited by Mrs. Grote (for private circulation). London: printed by William Clowes and Sons. 1874. xi[i], 267 pp., untrimmed and partly unopened. Original cloth, very slightly frayed at top and bottom of spine. First edition.

[55524] £150

George Grote (1794-1871), historian and older brother of John Grote, moral philosopher and epistemologist; Harriet, his wife, died in 1878, aged 80.


75. GROTIUS SOCIETY Publications No. 3, 4 and 5: Hugonis Grotii De Jure Belli Ac Pacis Libri Tres. Selections translated, with an introduction by W.S.M. Knight / Quakers and Peace, with an introduction and notes by G.W. Knowles / Selections from the second edition of the Abrégé du Projet de Paix Perpétuelle, by C.I. Castel de Saint-Pierre …, Translated by H. Hale Bellot, with an introduction by Paul Collinet. London: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd. 1922/1927/1927. 84 / 52 / 61 pp; small library stamp to foot of title-pages and front wrapper. Original printed wrappers (No. 5 lacking rear wrapper).

[71033] £90


76. GRUBIAK, Olive and Jan The Guernsey Experiment. An account of the monetary techniques initiated in 1817 which contributes to the Island's present prosperity and the low incidence of taxation, with appendices on the Glasgow Rates Voucher Scheme and the first full reprint of the Historic Reply of the State of Guernsey to the Privy Council justifying their experiment in monetary reform. Glasgow: William Maclellan. 1960, reprinted 1963. 36 pp., some leaves a little browned at edges. With the ownership inscription of James A.A. Porteous. Scarce.

[73070] £200

First published in 1960.

Authors H-K

Authors H-K

77. HALLE, Hughes Fraser. Exact Philosophy: Books First and Second. London: Effingham Wilson. 1848. xxvi[ii], 212 pp., occasional foxing; untrimmed and partly unopened. Original blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering to spine, partly split at head and base of joints. First edition. Rare.

[55880] £240

Halle (1808-1886) was also the author of the articles on "Hume's Essay" and "Schism" in the "Britannic Censor of European Philosophy" (1844). "Exact Philosophy" includes chapters on "Further Illustrations of a Scientific Disregard of the Laws of Exact Reasoning", "Legendary Physics, as exhibited by Auguste Comte's Negative Sophistry", "Grand Cause of the General Discordance of Human Thought", "Remarkable Defects in Euclid's Logic", "Formal Logic and Exact Logic", "Laws of Positive or Exact Logic", etc.


78. HARRIS, James. Philological Inquiries in Three Parts. London: printed for C. Nourse. 1781. Portrait frontispiece (after Bartolozzi) (lightly offset to title-page), [xxx], 236, [iv], [237]-571 [37] pp., with engraved frontispiece of a gymnasium (after James Stuart) to third part, and one other engraved plate of Hercules (after Bartolozzi) opposite p.542. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked. A good copy of the first edition.

[55651] £280

Harris's last book, published posthumously.


79. HARRIS, Robert. Two Sermons: wherein we are taught, I.How to get, 2.How to keepe, 3.How to use a good Conscience. Preached in Alldermanbury Church, London. Not heretofore Published. London: printed by T.B[rudenell] for John Bartlet. 1630. Small quarto: 43 pp; large woodcut initial letter to each sermon; some browning and marginal staining. Unbound. First edition.

[70110] £100

STC 12854.


80. HARTLEY, David. Observations on Man, his Frame, his Duty, and his Expections. In two parts. Part the First: containing Observations on the Frame of the Human Body and Mind, and on their mutual connexions and influences [Part the Second: containing Observations on the Duty and Expectations of Mankind]. London: J. Johnson. 1791. Two volumes: [ii], xvi, iv, 512; xii, 455[1] pp; some scattered foxing or light browning. Contemporary tree calf, gilt decorated spines, some wear to spines, joints cracked.

[56323] £400

First published in 1749, with a quarto edition also published in 1791. The "Sketch of the Life and Character" by David Hartley, the author's son, with "Notes and Additions" by H.A. Pistorius, were published as an additional volume. The first part of the work presents Hartley's (1705-1757) basic theory and its applications to the mind, its powers and its affections; his basic theory is a synthesis of the psychological doctrine of assocation with Newton's doctrine of vibrations, of the oscillating motion of subtle bodies through a fluid; the first part also includes descriptions of the operations of the senses, the formation of complex ideas and passions, and explanations of involuntary and semi-voluntary processes. The second part deals with morality and religion.


81. HATTON, Edward. An Intire System of Arithmetic: or Arithmetic in all its Parts. I Vulgar, II Decimal, III Duodecimal, IV Sexagesimal, V Political, VI Logarithmical, VII Lincal, VII Instrumental, IX Algebraical .... With an Appendix, shewing the Mensuration of more Superficies and Solids, than any other Book wrote purposely on that Subject has exhibited .... London: printed and sold by Mr. Mount and Comp. ... Mr. Strahan and Mr. Simon ..., Mr. Knaplock, Mr. Knapton [etc]. 1721. Small quarto: engraved portrait frontispiece, xxiv (including list of subscribers), 280, [64 pp. tables], 269-379[1], 16 pp., 3 folding engraved plates, with tables to the text; small circular library stamp to verso of title, occasionally in the margins, foot of final leaf, and verso of plates. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked. First edition.

[55529] £450

Hatton also wrote on tax, interest, trade, and similar areas. Not in Goldsmiths. Historical Accounting Literature, p.223.


82. HAWKINS, William. Discourses on Scripture Mysteries, preached at St. Mary's, Oxford, before the University, in the year 1787; at the lecture founded by the late Rev. John Bampton ... with Notes illustrative and critical. Oxford: Clarendon Press. 1787. xi[i], 414 pp; a little browning to top margins. Slightly later full calf, raised bands, contrasting label, an attractive copy. First edition.

[56468] £75



83. (HEGEL) ROSENKRANZ, Karl. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel's Leben .... Supplement zu Hegel's Werken. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. 1844. Engraved portrait frontispiece, xxxv[i], 566 pp, [6] pp. advertisements; occasional underlining/marginal notes, scattered spotting. Original cloth, some wear to top and bottom of spine, joints rubbed. First edition.

[55082] £200


84. (HEGEL) SCRYMGOUR, E.P. Hegel's Philosophical Position, with two other essays on the Real Essence of Religion and on Desire and Will. London: Harrison and Sons. 1891. 27 pp; unbound. First edition.

[55763] £50

The essay on Hegel occupies pages 3-14.


Original issues of the official Hegelian journal

85. [HEGEL]. Jahrbücher fur wissenschaftliche Kritik. Herausgegeben von der Societät für wissenschaftliche Kritik zu Berlin. Jahrgang 1833, Erster/Zweiter Band; Jahrgang 1835, Erster/Zweiter Band; Jahrgang 1836, Erster/Zweiter Band; Jahrgang 1837, Erster/Zweiter Band; Jahrgang 1838, Zweiter Band; Jahrgang 1839, Erster/Zweiter Band. Stuttgart & Tübingen/Berlin: Cotta/Duncker & Humblot. 1833-1839. Quarto. 11 volumes in all. Vol.1838/2 lacking issues 61-64 and 103-105 inclusive, Vol.1839/2 lacking issues 84-86 inclusive. Oval ink library stamp to title-page of some volumes; occasional foxing, some damp staining in 1837/1. Contemporary boards, some wear, except the two volumes for 1837 in modern boards.

[56019] £1400

The "Jahrbücher fur wissenschaftliche Kritik" is one of the most important academic journals of the nineteenth century, and original issues are extremely scarce. The Societät fur wissenschaftliche Kritik (society for scientific criticism) was formed in July 1826 in Hegel's own home; it had three divisions -- philosophical, natural scientific, and philosophical-historical. The Society's members constituted the original "old Hegelians". The "Jahrbücher" appeared as the official Hegelian journal and were largely responsible for developing the Hegelian followers into a coherent school by providing a recognisable form to unite various strands. The journal ran from 1827-1846, and was reprinted in its entirety in 1996.


86. HEIDEGGER, Martin. Nietzsche. [Pfullingen]: Neske. [1961]. Two volumes: 661[1]; 492[2] pp; some pencilling. Original cloth in dust jackets in good condition. First edition.

[55092] £150

Sass 95/96.


Signed items

87. HEIDEGGER, Martin. A small collection of works, comprising:- Anteile. Martin Heidegger zum 60 Geburtstag. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann. [1950]. 284[4] pp. Original wrappers, a little frayed at edges. First edition. Aus der Erfahrung des Denkens. Pfullingen: Gunther Neske. [1954]. 27[3] pp; some minor spotting. Original printed boards. First edition. Was Heisst Denken? Tübingen: Max Niemeyer. 1954. [viii], 174[2] pp. Original boards in dust jacket. First edition. Der Feldweg. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann. [Zweite Auflage. 1956]. Small 8vo: [iv], 7[1] pp. Original printed wrappers. Presentation copy from H. Heidegger, dated January 1960. Was Ist Das - Die Philosophie? Pfullingen: Günther Neske. [1956]. 45[1] pp., some pencilling. Original printed boards. Hebel - Der Hausfreund. Pfullingen: Günther Neske. [1957]. 39[1] pp., some underlining in red. Original printed boards, slightly soiled. First edition. Sein und Zeit. Achte unveränderte Auflage. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer. 1957. xi[i], 437 pp., pencilled marginalia and underlining. Original boards in slightly frayed dust jacket. Gelassenheit. [Pfullingen]: Neske. [1959]. 73 [7] pp., some pencilling. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Martin Heidegger 26 September 1959. [Messkirch: Aker. 1959]. Frontispiece, 36 pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Signed by Martin Heidegger, and with further presentation inscription from Heidegger's nephew Heinrich to J.M. Demske dated 1961. Der Ursprung des Kunstwerkes. Mit einer Einführung von Hans-Georg Gadamer. Stuttgart: Philipp Reclaim Jun. [1960]. 12mo: 126[2] pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Festansprachen zum 700-jährigen Messkircher Stadtjubiläum 22 bis 30 July 1961. Prof. Dr. Martin Heidegger, Freiburg; Prof. Dr. Berhard Welte, Freiburg; Oberkonservator Dr. Altgraf Salm, München. [Messkirch: Aker. 1961]. Small 8vo: 36 pp., including 4 photographic illustrations. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Inscription on half-title [from Heidegger's nephew Heinrich, dated August 1962]. Martin Heidegger. Zum 80 Gerburtstag von seiner Heimatstadt Messkirch. Frankfurt am Main: Vittorio Klostermann. [1969]. Frontispiece, 63[1] pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Ansprachen zum 80 Geburtstag am 26 September 1969 in Messkirch. [Messkirch: Aker. 1969]. Frontispiece, 37[1] pp. Original printed wrappers. First edition. Signed by Martin Heidegger.

[55253] £1600

This collection is from the library of James M. Demske, author of "Sein, Mensch und Tod: Das Todesproblem bei Martin Heidegger", Münich 1963, translated as "Being, Man and Death, a Key to Heidegger", University of Kentucky, 1970. Also included are a small number of postcards (from Heinrich Heidegger to Demske), photographs and cuttings.


88. HEMMING, G.W. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential and Integral Calculus. Cambridge: Macmillan, Barclay, and Macmillan. 1848. xi[i], errata slip, 173[1] pp; untrimmed. Original quarter cloth/boards, worn at top and bottom of spine. First edition.

[55544] £60

George Wirgman Hemming, a fellow of St. John's College, also wrote on law, trigonometry, income tax, and "billiards mathematically treated".


89. HERSCHEL, John F.W. Essays from the Edinburgh and Quarterly Reviews, with Addresses and Other Pieces. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts. 1857. iv, 750 pp; title-page and final leaf browned. Original cloth, lettered in gilt, rubbed. First edition.

[56365] £125

Includes papers by Whewell, von Humboldt, Quetelet, as well as by Herschel, and others.


90. HITLER, Adolf. The Nazi Party, the State and Religion ... with a foreword by Dr. Hugh Dalton, M.P. London: issued by Friends of Europe. [Friends of Europe Publications no. 41. 1936]. 23[1] pp., with two small ibrary stamps to title-page. Original printed wrappers.

[56659] £26


91. HOADLY, Benjamin. Several Discourses concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God. In which I. The Terms themselves are distinctly laid down, .... and II. Several False Notions of the Conditions of Salvation are considered .... Third edition. London: printed for James and John Knapton. 1727. [xvi], 423[1] pp; library stamp to title-page; contents clean and crisp. Contemporary speckled calf, raised bands, morocco label, rubbed.

[55708] £180

First published in 1711. Hoadly (1676-1761) became chaplain to George I in 1715, and Bishop of Bangor in the following year. He was highly thought of by dissenters, and his colleagues were disturbed by his teaching on the nature of ecclesiastical authority.


92. (HOBBES) [EACHARD, John]. The Grounds and Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy and Religion enquired into. In a Letter to R.L. The tenth edition. London: printed for E. Blagrave. 1696. 144 pp., bound with Some Observations upon the Answer to an Enquiry into the Grounds and Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy. With some Additions. In a Second Letter to R.L. By the same Author. The sixth edition. London: printed for E. Blagrave. 1696. [x], 188 pp., bound with Mr. Hobbs's State of Nature considered: in a Dialogue between Philautus and Timothy. To which are added Five Letters, from the Author of the Grounds and Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy. The fourth edition, corrected by the Author. London: printed for E. Blagrave. 1696. [xvi], 247 pp. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked.

[51359] £450

'The Grounds and Occasions of the Contempt of the Clergy …' ".... brims over with wit and humour, had a rapid sale, and passed through many editions. The author represents the contempt with which the clergy were generally regarded as being in great measure due to a wrong method of education or the poverty of some of the inferior clergy. .... Eachard reply to the first of his assailants in 'Some Observations upon the Answer .…'" D.N.B. 'Mr. Hobbs's State of Nature considered' is Eachard's reply to 'Leviathan'. Wing E55, E63, E59.


93. [HOBBES, Thomas]. Elementorum Philosophiae Sectio Prima De Corpore. [Amsterdam: Joannem Blaeu. 1668]. Small quarto: [viii] including half-title, 261 pp., 13 folding diagrams; scattered foxing and some light water-staining. Contemporary vellum, a little soiled.

[70888] £800

The third part only of the first collected edition of Hobbes' works - comprising Computatio sive Logica, Philosophia Prima, De Rationibus Motuum & Magnitudinum, Physica sive Naturae Phaenomenae.

Macdonald & Hargreaves 104.


94. HOBBES, Thomas Oeuvres Philosophiques et Politiques de Thomas Hobbes …. Tome Premier, Contenant les Élémens du Citoyen, traduits en Francois, par un de ses amis [Tome Second, Contenant le Corps Politique & la Nature Humaine]. Neufchatel: De l'Imprimerie de la Société Typographique. 1787. Two volumes: half-title to each volume, engraved portrait to volume I, xlviii, 452, [18]; iv, 292 pp. Contemporary quarter calf with gilt decorated spines and contrasting labels.

[70494] £750

The first French collected edition. 'De Cive' and 'De Corpore Politico' translated by Samuel Sorbière, and 'Humane Nature' translated by by Baron d'Holbach.


95. HOLYOAKE, G.J. The Liberal Situation: Necessity for a Qualified Franchise. A Letter to Joseph Cowen Jun. Newcastle-on-Tyne, reprinted from the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle. [1865]. Small 8vo: 36 pp. Library stamp to foot of title-page and final leaf. Disbound. Inscribed at top of title-page "Jno[?] Noble Esq. From Mr Holyoake".

[72279] £30


96. [HUBER, Marie]. The World Unmask'd: or, the Philosopher the greatest Cheat; in Twenty-Four Dialogues between Crito a Philosopher, Philo a Lawyer, and Erastus a Merchant. In which True Virtue is distinguished from what usually bears the Name or Resemblance of it: The many Prejudices and Mistakes in Judgment and Practice, in regard to Conscience and Religion, are examined and rectified: And the Value of Truth is shewn; with the Reasons why it is not more generally known. To which is added, The State of Souls separated from their Bodies .... In Answer to a Treatise, entitled, An Enquiry into Origenism. Together with a Large Introduction, evincing the same Truth from the Principles of Natural Religion. Translated from the French. London: printed for A. Millar. 1736. viii, 446 pp. plus publisher's advertisement leaf. Contempoary speckled calf, gilt decorated spine with raised bands and morocco label, partially split at top of front joint. First edition in English.

[54702] £250

A translation of 'Le Monde fou préferé au monde sage …' and 'Le Sistème des anciens et des modernes, conciliés .…' With 'The Sequel of the Fourteen Letters concerning the State of Souls separated from their Bodies. Being an answer to .... An Enquiry into Origenism. By Mr. Professor R-' [Abraham Ruchat], a translation of Marie Huber's 'Suite du Sistème des anciens et des modernes .…' Marie Huber (1695-1753), a Swiss deist.


97. (HUME) [MACQUEEN, Daniel]. Letters on Mr. Hume's History of Great Britain. Edinburgh: printed by Sands, Donaldson, Murray, and Cochran for A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson. 1756. Half-title present, 328 pp; blind stamp to title-page. Recent quarter calf, morocco label. First edition.

[51544] £450

MacQueen provides one of the earliest responses to Hume's 'History of Great Britain' (later 'The History of England'.) Hume amended two passages after the first edition of the work was published, and MacQueen's criticism may have been responsible for this. Jessop p.49.


98. HUME, David A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental Method of Reasoning into Moral Subjects. Two vols. - Vol. I, Understanding - Passions [Vol. II, Passions - Morals]. A new edition. London: printed for Thomas and Joseph Allman. 1817. Two volumes: 426, iv, 368 pp. Bookplate to front pastedown in each volume. Contemporary calf, rebacked with contrasting labels, gilt decoration, a little rubbed.

[73538] £750

First published in 1739, the second edition not appearing until 1817.


99. HUME, Joseph. Debate on Sugar Duties. Speech of Joseph Hume, Esq., M.P. .... on the Motion of Lord John Russell. Ways and Means, Corn Laws, Sugar Duties, &c. Extracted from Hansard's Parliamentary Debates. 1841. 22 pp., library stamp to lower margin of title-page and final leaf; first and final leaves somewhat soiled. Disbound. Goldsmiths' 32232.

[56638] £30


100. [JENYNS, Soame]. A Free Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Evil. In Six Letters to -----. London: printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1757. Small 8vo: [iv], 193 pp., engraved vignette to title. Contemporary calf, later gilt decorated spine with raised bands, contrasting label. First edition. An attractive copy.

[72915] £250

The first edition with p.102 not numbered and p.157 incorectly numbered; a second issue was published in the same year with the addition of a half-title and with the pagination errors corrected. This work attracted much notice at the time of its publication. Samuel Johnson wrote a brilliant and slashing review of it in the `Literary Magazine'


101. JEVONS, W. Stanley. Pure Logic and other Minor Works. Edited by Robert Adamson ... and Harriet A. Jevons. With a Preface by Professor Adamson. London: Macmillan and Co. 1890. xxii[iii], 299[1] pp., with 3 full-page diagrams bound between pages 156 and 157; untrimmed. Original cloth, rubbed, with some wear to extremities, joints starting to split. First edition.

[56316] £260


Philadelphia provenance

102. JEVONS, W. Stanley The Coal Question; An Inquiry concerning the Progress of the Nation, and the Probable Exhaustion of our Coal-Mines. London and Cambridge: Macmillan and Co. 1865. xix[i] - including frontispiece, 349[1] pp. plus advertisement leaf; perforated library stamp to title-page and final leaf of text; untrimmed. Original cloth, rubbed. First edition.

[73433] £1500

The frontispiece graph shows the 'Supposed future consumption of Coal' to the year 2000.

In The Coal Question, Jevons covered a breadth of concepts on energy depletion that have recently been revisited by writers covering the subject of peak oil. For example, Jevons explained that improving energy efficiency typically reduced energy costs and thereby increased rather than decreased energy use, an effect now known as Jevons paradox. The Coal Question remains a paradigmatic study of resource depletion theory. Jevons's son, H. Stanley Jevons, published an 800-page follow-up study in 1915 in which the difficulties of estimating recoverable reserves of a theoretically finite resource are discussed in detail. The work had a powerful influence on Gladstone, then Chancellor of the Exchequer, and a Royal Commission was appointed to investigate the matter.

Pencil inscription on title-page reads "from H. Pratt McKean Nov.6/66", with occasional notes to margins in same hand and to rear endpaper. Henry Pratt McKean (1810-1894) of Philadelphia, grandson of Thomas McKean, signer of Declaration of Independence.


103. [JOLY, Claude]. Traité des Restitutions des Grands, Precedé d'une lettre touchant quelques points de la Morale Chrestienne. [Amsterdam: D. Elzevier]. 1665. 12mo: [ii], 228, 96 pp., wooduct sphere to title-page; some light dampstaining. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt decorated spine, some wear to top and bottom of spine. First edition.

[56678] £450

Claude Joly (1607-1700), jurist, cleric and political theorist. Kress 1158; not in Goldsmiths'.


104. JONES, Rev. John. The Moral Tendency of Divine Revelation asserted and illustrated, in Eight Discourses preached before the University of Oxford ... at the Lecture founded by the late Rev. John Bampton. Oxford: at the university press for the author. 1821. xv[i], 431[1] pp. Contemporary calf, raised bands, rubbed, chipped at head and base of front joint. First edition.

[56469] £60


105. (KANT) CAIRD, Edward. A Critical Account of the Philosophy of Kant. With an historical introduction. Glasgow: James Maclehose. 1877. xx, 673 pp., pencilled notes to rear blank; library stamp and bookplates to front endpapers. Contemporary full vellum gilt, red morocco label to spine, central gilt armorial to each cover, slightly soiled on spine. First edition.

[55879] £100

Caird's first book, in which he sought "to explain the Critical Philosophy in its relation to the general development of Philosophy, and especially to the stages of that development which immediately preceded it." (Preface).


106. KANT, Immanuel. Critick of Pure Reason translated from the original of Immanuel Kant, by Francis Haywood. Second edition with notes and explanation of terms. London: William Pickering. 1848. xlvi, 625[1] pp. Recent good-quality green full morocco gilt, top edge gilt; with slipcase. A handsome copy.

[56161] £450

First published in 1838, and reprinted with improvements in 1848, this work was commended by William Hamilton, and long remained the standard English translation, making Kant's work accessible to the English-speaking world. In 1844, Haywood (1796-1858) published an analysis of the "Critick", designed to 'elucidate the points which still remain unintelligible'.


107. KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft. Neueste Auflage. Frankfurt & Leipzig [no printer]. 1794. xliv, 884 pp; some damp staining to outer margins. Contemporary marbled boards, worn on spine and at extremities.

[56213] £300

Warda 65.


108. KANT, Immanuel. Die Religion innerhalb der Grenzen der blossen Vernunft. Königsberg: Friedrich Nicolovius. 1793. xx, [ii], 296 pp., errata leaf; occasional minor foxing. Contemporary half calf, label, rubbed at extremities. First edition.

[55620] £500

Warda 141.


109. KANT, Immanuel. Sämmtliche Werke. In chronologischer Reihenfolge herausgegeben von G. Hartenstein. Leipzig: Leopold Voss. 1867-1868. Eight volumes. Contemporary half morocco, rubbed on spines.

[51811] £500

First edition of Hartenstein's chronologically arranged edition. Adickes 3.


110. KEBLE, Rev. John Heads of Consideration on the Case of Mr Ward. Oxford: John Henry Parker. 1845. 15 pp., including half-title. Disbound. First edition.

[72497] £30


111. KELLEY, William D. Reasons for Abandoning the Theory of Free Trade, and adopting the principle of Protection to American Industry. Addressed to the Farmers and Working Men of the United States. Philadelphia: Henry Carey Baird. 1872. 32 pp; closed tear to centre of title-page; library stamp to foot of title-page and final leaf. Disbound.

[56612] £45


112. KÖRNER, Stephan On the Foundations of Mathematics in Experience. [L'Age de la Science, Vol. III, No. 3. No date, 1970]. Offprint: pages 187-200, stapled.

[73432] £25


113. KOYRÉ, Alexandre A Documentary History of the Problem of Fall from Kepler to Newton. (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, new series, vol. 45, part 4). Philadelphia. 1955. Quarto: [ii], 329-395 pp. Original printed wrappers, a little soiled.

[72018] £50

Presentation copy from the author to E.E. Evans Pritchard (1902-1973, British anthropologist), intialled on front wrapper.


114. [KRUGER, S.J.P., DU TOIT, S.J., SMITH, N.J.] Address to the Members of the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Societies upon the Native Question. By the Transvaal Deputation. London: Harrison and Sons. 1883. 15[1] pp., plus map of South East Africa; library stamp to foot of title-page and final leaf. Unbound.


Authors L-R

Authors L-R

115. (LOCKE) KING, Peter, 7th Baron. The Life of John Locke, with extracts from his Correspondence, Journals, and Common-Place Books. New edition, with considerable additions. In two volumes. London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley. 1830. Engraved portrait frontispiece to volume 1, viii + 447 pp; engraved facsimile of Locke's handwriting, 375 + iv + 144 pp; some light browning to preliminary leaves. Contemporary full calf, rebacked with gilt decorated spines relaid, morocco labels.

[52290] £250

With the addition of an index to the notes of Lord King. Yolton 329.


116. (LOCKE) WEBB, Thomas E. The Intellectualism of Locke: An Essay. Dublin: William McGee & Co. [1857]. [xii], 192 pp; bound with GRAHAM, William. Idealism: An Essay, Metaphysical and Critical. London: Longmans, Green, and Co. 1872. xl, 196 pp., corrigenda slip. The two works bound together in contemporary calf, gilt decorated spine, rubbed, contrasting label. First editions.

[52305] £200


117. (LOCKE) WEBB, Thomas E. The Intellectualism of Locke: An Essay. Dublin: William McGee & Co. 1857. [xiv] + 192 pp; substantial underscoring and old marginal notes in ink. Original blind stamped cloth, neatly recased. First edition.

[52304] £150

Webb argues that Locke was neither a sensualist nor an empiricist, but an intellectualist.


118. (LOCKE) [WHITER, Walter]. A Specimen of a Commentary on Shakespeare. Containing I. Notes on As You Like It. II. An Attempt to explain and illustrate various passages, on a new principle of criticism, derived from Mr. Locke's Doctrine of the Association of Ideas. London: printed for T. Cadell. 1794. [vi], 258 pp., errata leaf. Modern marbled boards, morocco label. First edition.

[52306] £330

"An interesting attempt at applying Locke's account of the association of ideas to the reading of a text. The association of ideas is taken to be `the combination of those ideas, which have no natural alliance or relation to each other, but which have been united by chance.' The author uses this as a way of understanding the creative artist. The power of such an association `over the genius of the poet' consists in `supplying him with words and with ideas, which have been suggested to the mind.' That suggestion works by a `principle of union unperceived by himself (the poet) and independent of the subject to which they are applied.'"Yolton 1794.2.


119. LOCKE, John. A Collection of Several Pieces of Mr. John Locke, never before printed, or not extant in his Works. Publish'd by the Author of the Life of the ever-memorable Mr. John Hales, &c. London: printed by J. Bettenham for R. Francklin. 1720. [xxxvi], xxiv, [ii], 362, [18], errata leaf, 3 pp. advertisements; with engraved vignette to title-page and engraved plate 'The Solar System' opposite p.187; minor worming to margins of early leaves; occasional browning. Contemporary calf, worn on corners, rebacked with gilt lettering and library reference number to base of spine. First edition.

[55528] £500

This collection was put together from manuscript papers in the hands of Anthony Collins, Samuel Bold, and others, with the help of Locke's nephew Peter King. Published by Pierre Desmaizeaux. Yolton 316A, first issue. Attig 787.


120. LOCKE, John. De Intellectu Humano. In Quatuor Libris. .... Edition Quarta Aucta & Emendata, & nunc primum Latine reddita. London: Aunshami & Johan. Churchil. 1701. Folio: engraved portrait frontispiece by Vanderbanck after Brounower, [xxvi], 317[1] pp. (with page nos. 65-68 repeated, 165-172 omitted, 232 called '223'); portrait somewhat creased; title-page splashed with ink. Contemporary calf, raised bands, morocco label, some wear to top and bottom of spine. First edition.

[54155] £1750

The first edition in Latin of Locke's "Essay," translated by Ezekiel Burridge from the fourth edition of 1700, with the portrait (not mentioned by Attig). An important edition since, together with the French translation published a year earlier, it made the "Essay" accessible to the learned world outside English-speaking countries. Yolton 110. Attig 421.


121. LOCKE, John. An Essay concerning Humane Understanding. In Four Books. The Second Edition, with large Additions. London: printed for Awnsham and John Churchil ... and Samuel Manship. 1694. Folio: fine engraved portrait frontispiece by Brounower engraved by Vanderbanck, [xl], 407[1] plus [12] pp. index; occasional minor marginal soiling, small rust or burn mark in p.263/4(Ll4) with loss of 3 letters; a small wormhole begins at the very outer margin of p.143 to the end, with some repairs; faint ownership inscription to top margin of title page - Enoch French(?). Later (19th century) crimson full calf, gilt decorated spine, contrasting label, scuffed.

[56360] £2000

The important second edition, which includes a portrait, much new material (comprising 31 leaves), and significant changes; these were, in the main, inspired by Locke's correspondence with the Irish scientist and philosopher, William Molyneux. Yolton 62B (second edition, second issue). Attig 229. Wing L2740.


122. LOCKE, John. Posthumous Works of Mr. John Locke: viz. I.Of the Conduct of the Understanding. II.An Examination of P. Malebranche's Opinion of Seeing all things in God. III.A Discourse of Miracles. IV.Part of a Fourth Letter for Toleration. V.Memoirs relating to the Life of Anthony first Earl of Shaftesbury. To which is added, VI.His New Method of a Common-Place-Book, written originally in French, and now translated into English. London: printed by W.B. for A. and J. Churchill. 1706. [iv], 336 pp; old ownership inscription to title-page, contents generally clean. Modern quarter calf with marbled boards, contrasting label. First edition.

[56173] £550

This collection of Locke's works, some of which were previously unpublished, was put together two years after Locke's death by his literary executors, Peter King and Anthony Collins. Yolton 299. Attig 724.


123. LOCKE, John. Some Thoughts concerning Education. The sixth edition enlarged. London: printed for A. and J. Churchill. 1709. [viii], 390[2] pp. Contemporary panelled calf, split on joints.

[56174] £280

Yolton 170. Attig 527.


124. LOCKE, John. Some Thoughts concerning Education. The twelfth edition. Edinburgh: printed for J. Brown. 1752. 12mo: [vi], 325 [5] pp; some staining to inner margins. Recent half calf, raised bands, gilt lettering.

[52211] £120

Yolton 181. Attig 539.


Elements of Mathematical Logic

125. LUKASIEWICZ, Jan Elementy Logiki Matematycznej. Skrypt autoryzowany opracowal M. Presburger. Z Czesciowej subwencji Senatu Akademickiego Uniw. Warsz. Warsaw: Nakladem Komisji Wydawniczej Kola Matematyczno-Fizycznego Sluchaczow Uniwersytetu. 1929. viii, 200 pp. Original half cloth with marbled boards, rubbed. First edition.

[73069] £280

Lukasiewicz (1878-1956), one of the creators and best-known members of the Lvov-Warsaw School - the most important movement in the history of Polish philosophy; he studied philosophy at Lvov under Twardowski. In 1920 he was appointed the head of the department of philosophy at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences at Warsaw University which had been opened especially for him.


126. (LYTTON) DEVEY, Louisa. Life of Rosina, Lady Lytton, with numerous extracts from her ms. autobiography and other original documents, published in vindication of her memory. London: Swan Sonnenschein. 1887. Engraved portrait frontispiece, xvi, with facsimile letter, 432 pp; untrimmed. Original cloth, a little faded on spine, otherwise good. First edition.

[56701] £100

Rosina Bulwer Lytton (1802-1882, née Wheeler, daughter of Anna Doyle Wheeler) wrote eleven novels, a collection of essays and her memoir, entitled "A Blighted Life" (1880). She married Edward Bulwer-Lytton, a novelist and prominent politician, in 1827, although they separated in 1836; Edward denounced Rosina as 'mad' and had her confined to a lunatic asylum. Rosina made Louisa Devey her executrix and left to her by will all her papers, including correspondence between her and her husband.


127. MACKINTOSH, Right Hon. Sir James. The Miscellaneous Works of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh. In three volumes. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1846. Three volumes: [xii], [5]-581[1]; [iv], 579[1]; iv, 608 pp., some minor marginal damp staining or browning; top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed. Ex-library set with "library regulations" and presentation leaves bound into vol. 3, and "withdrawn" stamp to free endpapers in vols. 2 & 3, Contemporary half morocco, rubbed. First edition.

[55940] £200

Jessop, p.155.


128. MAITLAND, James, eighth Earl of Lauderdale. An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth, and into the Means and Causes of its Increase. Edinburgh: printed for Arch. Constable & Co. ... and T.N. Longman & O. Rees, London. 1804. [x] including half-title, 482 pp. plus folding table; uncut. Contemporary boards, paper label to spine, worn on spine. First edition.

[56065] £750

"To Lauderdale belongs the credit of having been the first to put forward a connected theory on the nature of profit, in the form of a theory, and not of scattered observations." Palgrave. Maitland (1759-1839) questioned the content of Adam Smith's "The Wealth of Nations" and repudiated the worship of Smith's name. Goldsmiths' 18801. Kress B.4816.


129. MANSEL, Henry Longueville. Prolegomena Logica. An Inquiry into the Psychological Character of Logical Processes. Oxford: William Graham. 1851. [iv], xiii[iii], 320 pp; untrimmed. Original cloth, a little rubbed at extremities. First edition.

[56124] £150


130. MANT, Richard. An Appeal to the Gospel, or an Inquiry into the Justice of the Charge, alleged by Methodists and other objectors, that the gospel is not preached by the national Clergy: in a Series of Discourses delivered before the University of oxford in the year 1812, at the lecture founded by the late Rev. J. Bampton ... Third edition. Oxford: at the University Press for the author. 1812. xv[i], 540 pp. plus advertisement leaf; light foxing to preliminary leaves. Contemporary diced calf gilt, rubbed on spine, small worm trace at base of spine.

[56471] £80

Richard Mant (1776-1848), was a prolific writer, producing works of poetry, hymns, and history of the church of Ireland. He was bishop of Killoloe, Kilfenora and Dromore, and was active in promoting the development of the Church of Ireland; he voted against Roman Catholic emancipation in 1821 and 1825.


131. MARTIN, Benjamin. Biographia Philosophica. Being an Account of the Lives, Writings, and Inventions, of the most eminent Philosophers and Mathematicians who have flourished from the earliest Ages of the World to the present Time. London: printed and sold by W. Owen, .... and by the Author. 1764. [iv], 565[3] pp; occasional spotting. Later half calf retaining old marbled boards, joints rubbed. First edition.

[55107] £360

"A collection of 156 biographies of great philosophers and mathematicians. More than half of the book is devoted to men of the seventeenth century - Leibnitz, Hooke, Boyle, Flamsteed, Huygens, etc. It is interesting to see them through the eyes of a contemporary philosopher. Newton's life runs from page 361 to 376. A footnote speaks of an engraved portrait of Newton as a frontispiece of the book, but it is not found in this copy." Babson 291. Martin (1704-1782), was self-taught in mathematics and astronomy, and an enthusiastic follower of Newton. He attempted several compendia of natural sciences and philosophy; his "English Dictionary" was published in 1749 with a second edition in 1757.


132. [MARTIN, Robert Montgomery]. The Sugar Question in relation to Free Trade and Protection. London: J.B. Nichols and Son. 1848. 21 pp., small library stamps to foot of title-page and final blank, unbound. Presentation copy from the author.

[55196] £40


133. MATSUDAIRA, Tsuneo Manchuria and Shanghai. Speech at Mr. Tsushima's Luncheon at the Savoy Hotel on the 6th April 1932, by His Excellency Mr. Tsuneo Matsudaira, the Japanese Ambassador to the Court of St. James's. [No place of publication or publisher, 1932]. 11[1] pp., unbound.

[71184] £40


134. MIDDLETON, Conyers. A Treatise on the Roman Senate. In two parts. The First Part contains the substance of several letters, formerly written to the late Lord Hervey, concerning the manner of creating Senators ... The Second Part ... I. Of the power and jurisdiction of the Senate. II. Of the right and manner of convoking it .... London: printed by R. Manby and H.S. Cox. 1747. [iv], 196 pp., bound with Remarks on Two Pamphlets lately published against Dr. Middleton's Introductory Discourse. The One, intituled, Observations on that Discourse in answer to the Author's Prejudices, &c. The Other, The Jesuit-Cabal farther opened, or a Defence of Dr. Chapman's late Charge .... London: printed for R. Manby and H.S. Cox. 1748. [iv], xl, 128 pp., bound with [STEBBING, Henry]. Observations on a Book, [by Conyers Middleton] intituled, An Introductory Discourse to a larger Work, &c. containing an Answer to the Author's Prejudices, that Miraculous Powers were not continued to the Church after the Days of the Apostles. London: printed for C. Davis. 1747. 33[1] pp. The three works bound together in recent quarter calf with marbled boards, contrasting labels to spine.

[56414] £125


135. (MILL) WEST, Julius. John Stuart Mill. London: published and sold by the Fabian Society. January 1913. 24 pp. Original printed wrappers, small library stamp to title-page and upper wrapper. First edition.

[54439] £30

Fabian Biographical Series No. 4. Fabian Tract No. 168.


136. MILL, James. Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind. In Two Volumes. London: Baldwin and Cradock. 1829. Two volumes: iv, 320 pp; iv, 312 pp; with traces of library stamp to foot of each title-page, contents otherwise clean; untrimmed. Recent quarter calf, morocco labels. First edition.

[52612] £500

An elaboration of Hartley's associationist psychology. The work was revised by John Stuart Mill, and appeared in 1869, as the younger Mill felt that it did not receive the attention it deserved on first publication.


137. MILL, James. Elements of Political Economy. Third edition, revised and corrected. London: printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. 1826. viii, 304 pp; some spotting to preliminary and final leaves. Contemporary half calf with marbled boards, contrasting morocco label, rubbed, slightly chipped at head of spine.

[55934] £400

First published in 1821, the third edition with considerable alterations made after criticism of the work by J.S. Mill (the author's eldest son) and others; the alterations were made mainly in the section on Profits. Goldsmiths' 24799. Kress C1729.


138. MILL, John Stuart. Auguste Comte and Positivism. Reprinted from the Westminster Review. London: N. Trübner & Co. 1865. [ii], 200 pp. plus leaf of 'Positivist Publications'; untrimmed. Original brown cloth (with binder's ticket, Westleys & Co. London, on rear pastedown), old reback with approx. two-thirds of original spine laid down, worn at extremities, some damp staining to top of upper board not affecting contents. First edition.

[56063] £250

In two parts, part I, pages 1-124, "Auguste Comte and Positivism", part II, pages 125-200, "The Later Speculations of M. Comte". In Part I, Mill analyses and favourably criticises the earlier works of Comte which deal with the positive conception of the natural and social sciences, and in Part II analyses and criticises, much less favourably, the later works which deal with the positive conception of religion, politics, and morals. The articles first appeared in the Westminster Review in April and July 1865.


139. MILL, John Stuart. Autobiography. London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1873. vi, 313[1] pp., plus erratum leaf and advertisement leaf; minor spotting to preliminary and final leaves. Original cloth, gilt lettering, slightly frayed at top and bottom of spine. First edition.

[55543] £125


140. MILL, John Stuart. The Earlier Letters of John Stuart Mill 1812-1848. Edited by Francis E. Mineka ... with an introduction by F.A. Hayek. University of Toronto Press/Routledge & Kegan Paul. [1963]. Two volumes: xxvii, 366; [367]-784 pp. Original cloth in dust jackets. G.

[55855] £70


141. MILL, John Stuart. An Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy and of the Principal Philosophical Questions discussed in his Writings. Third edition. London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1867. xvi, 633 pp. plus advertisement leaf; untrimmed. Original cloth, a little faded on spine.

[55057] £125


142. MILL, John Stuart. Inaugural Address delivered to the University of St. Andrews Feb. 1st 1867. London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1867. 99[1] pp; some minor spotting to preliminary and final leaves; top edge gilt. Near contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, contrasting morocco labels, a little rubbed at extremities. First edition.

[55139] £180

The address given by Mill at his installation as Rector of the University of St. Andrews, in which, limiting his remarks to the cultural aspects of education, he advocates the view that both the classics and the sciences should be taught; extols the virtues to be derived from linguistic pursuits and a first-hand knowledge of the Greek and Roman writers; defends the values to be found in scientific subjects such as mathematics, logic, and psychology; argues for the importance of training in aesthetic subjects; and urges that the university become a place for free speculation rather than of dogmatic indoctrination or of too intense specialisation in any one field. Print run of this edition is believed to be 1,000 copies. MacMinn, Hainds, and McCrimmon, p.98.


143. MILL, John Stuart. The Letters of John Stuart Mill. Edited, with an introduction, by Hugh S.R. Elliot, with a note on Mill's private life, by Mary Taylor. London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1910. Two volumes: xlvi, 312; vii[1], 408 pp., with portraits. Original cloth, a little faded and rubbed on spines, minor wear to head and base of spines. First edition.

[56058] £120


144. MILL, John Stuart. A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive, being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation. In two volumes. Seventh edition. London: Longmans, Green, Reader, and Dyer. 1868. Two volumes: xviii (including half-title), 541[1]; xv[i] (including half-title), 555[1] pp; minor foxing to preliminary leaves; top edges gilt. Near contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spines with raised bands, contrasting morocco labels, slightly rubbed and a little frayed at top of spines, volume II split approximately one-inch down front joint.

[55138] £180

First published in 1843.


145. MILLAR, John. Historical View of the English Government, from the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain to the Revolution in 1688. To which are subjoined, some Dissertations connected with the history of the Government. In four volumes. London: printed for J. Mawman. 1812. Four volumes: viii, 376; vii[i], 487; vii[i], 496; iv, 375 [48] pp; top corner of each title-page cut away without loss of text; scattered foxing and some light damp staining. Contemporary half calf with marbled boards, rubbed.

[55939] £450

First published in 1787, the third enlarged edition with a further volume of dissertations appearing in 1803, edited by John Craig and James Mylne. This was the first work to describe the constitutional history of Britain. "Millar's approach encompasses theories of human nature, morality and justice derived from Adam Smith. Here Millar approached the history of the British Constitution from the wide perspective of the history of civil society. He did so as a philosophical historian, whose position is reflected, for example, in his treatment of the Ancient Constitution. .... it can be said that his approach to the history of society was basically scientific rather than political ..." Prof. Hideo Tanaka in "Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century British Philosophers".


146. [MONCRIF, Francois Auguste Paradis de]. Essais sur la Neccessité et sur les Moyens de Plaire. Paris: Prault. 1738. Small 8vo: half-title, engraved frontispiece (entitled 'L'Amitié meme a besoin d'Elles'), title-page printed in red and black, [viii], 290 [12] pp., head- and tail-pieces. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt decorated spine, rubbed, partially cracked on joints. First edition. With the early ownership inscription of Mary Douglas to the title-page.

[56336] £200

Moncrif (1687-1770) was a friend of Voltaire.


147. MOORE, George Edward. Principia Ethica. Cambridge: University Press. 1922. xxvii[i], 232 pp; occasional ink annotations; untrimmed. Original cloth, some wear to extremities.

[55721] £75

A reprint of the first edition of 1903, with misprints and grammatical errors corrected.


148. (MORRIS) TOWNSHEND, Mrs. Emily Caroline. William Morris & the Communist Ideal. London: published and sold by the Fabian Society. Third Reprint, Jan. 1921. 24 pp. Original printed wrappers, small library stamp to title-page and upper wrapper.

[54437] £25

Fabian Biographical Series, No. 3. Fabian Tract No. 167.


149. MORRIS, William An Address delivered by William Morris at the Distribution of Prizes to Students of the Birmingham Municipal School of Art on Feb. 21, 1894. [London: Chiswick Press. 1898]. [ii], 25 pp. Original boards with linen backstrip, lettered to upper cover, a little soiled and rubbed, but overall good. First edition.

[71186] £50

With loosely inserted slip explaining that this lecture is printed in the 'Golden' type designed by William Morris for the Kelmscott Press.


150. MORRIS, William Architecture and History, and Westminster Abbey. [London: Printed at the Chiswick Press with the Golden type designed by William Morris for the Kelmscott Press/Longmans & Co. 1900]. [ii], 50 pp. Original boards with linen backstrip, lettered to upper cover, a little soiled and rubbed but generally good.

[71187] £60


151. [MOSS, Charles] The Evidence of the Resurrection Cleared from the Exceptions of a late Pamphlet, entitled, The Resurrection of Jesus considered by a Moral Philosopher; in Answer to The Tryal of the Witnesses, &c. London: printed for John and Henry Pemberton. 1744. [iv], 164 pp., some light browning. Recent cloth, gilt lettering to spine. First edition. ESTC T64325.

[73531] £100

A response to Thomas Sherlock and Peter Annet's controversy on whether the witnesses to Jesus's resurrection are reliable or not.


152. MULLIN, A.A. Philosophical Comments on the Philosophies of Charles Sanders Peirce and Ludwig Wittgenstein. ... Spnosored by National Science Foundation. Urbana, Illinois: Electrical Engineering Research Laboratory, Engineering Experiment Station. 1961. Quarto: 68 pp. Original wrappers, a little browned at edges, worn on spine. First edition. "This short monograph is concerned with a comparison and contrast of certain logico-philosophical aspects of the philosophies of Charles Sanders Peirce and Ludwig Wittgenstein. It treats of a critical analysis of their philosophical views concerning mathematics, logic, negation, relation and computation. It affirms that the thought of Peirce and the thought of Wittgenstein are more complementary than they are similar." (Preface). Albert Alkins Mullin, born 1933, was the author of "Probabilistic logics in the snythensis of reliable sequential circuits" (1957), "Some Information Theory and Statistical Mechanics" (1958), and "Some Recursive Function Theory and certain of its related topics" (1960).

[56677] £150


Jourdain's copy

153. (NEWTON) ROUSE-BALL, W.W. An Essay on Newton's "Principia". London: Macmillan and Co. 1893. x[ii], 175[1] pp., plus 8 pp. advertisements. Original red cloth, faded, worn at top and bottom of spine. First edition. From the library of Philip E.B. Jourdain, with his ownership inscription dated August 1901 to front pastedown, and with marginal notes throughout.

[56676] £200

Walter William Rouse Ball (1850-1925) was appointed a lecturer in mathematics at Trinity College Cambridge in 1878 and from 1891 became Director of Mathematical Studies; he is probably best known as a historian of mathematics. His "A short account of the history of mathematics", first published in 1888, was reprinted a number of times. He also published histories of university and college societies, including a history of the First Trinity Boat Club. Philip Edward Bertrand Jourdain (1879-1919) worked mainly in mathematical logic; he was a friend of, and inspired by, Russell. Jourdain was assistant editor, and later chief editor, of 'The Monist', and Russell's lectures on logical atomism were published in 'The Monist' in 1918/19, but Jourdain and Russell fell out over payment for the lectures. Jourdain prepared for the press his work "The Philosophy of Mr. B*rtr*nd R*ss*ll" (published in 1918), Russell having given his blessing to the work in manuscript.


154. (NEWTON) S'GRAVESANDE, William James. An Explanation of the Newtonian Philosophy, in Lectures read to the Youth of the University of Leyden .... Translated into English by E[dmund] Stone, F.R.S. The second edition. London: printed for W. Innys ... and R. Manby. 1741. [xvi], 435 [13] pp., 17 folding engraved plates; two small tears without loss in upper margin of M7, some minor damp staining to lower margins, lacks front blank. Contemporary calf, contrasting label, rubbed.

[55751] £750

First published in 1723, the first English translation in 1735. The author was a friend of Newton, and introduced Newtonian philosophy into Leyden. S'Gravesande (1688-1742) is credited with the invention of the first heliostat. The engravings illustrate the use of pulleys, levers, convex and concave lenses for spectacles; plate XIII rainbows and reflection of light; plus several plates on the solar system and eclipses. Babson 67. Gray 83. Wallis 83.81.


155. NORRIS, John. An Account of Reason and Faith: In Relation to the Mysteries of Christianity. London: printed for S. Manship. 1697. [xiv], 346 pp., errata leaf, plus 4 pp. publisher's advertisements; some browning, particularly to the margins, lower corner of title-page torn away not into border. Contemporary calf with later reback, gilt decorated spine, torn at head of spine. First edition.

[56334] £230

Norris's answer to Toland's "Christianity not Mysterious" (1696). Norris describes Toland's book as "one of the most Bold, daring and irreverent pieces of Defiance of the Mysteries of the Christian Religion that even this Licentious Age has Produced" (Preface). Wing N1243.


156. NORRIS, John. A Philosophical Discourse concerning the Natural Immortality of the Soul. Wherein the Great Question of the Soul's Immortality is Endeavour'd to be Rightly Stated, and fully Clear'd. Occasion'd by Mr. Dodwell's late Epistolary Discourse. In two parts. (bound with) A Letter to Mr. Dodwell, concerning the Immortality of the Soul of Man .... Being a farther Pursuance in the Philosophical Discourse. London: printed for S. Manship. 1708/1709. [viii], 127[1]; [viii], 152 pp; title-pages printed in red and black; some gathers embrowned. Contemporary panelled calf, gilt decorated spine, lacking label, chipped at top and bottom of spine and joints cracked. First editions. With the ownership inscription of Wm. Robinson, dated 1727, and his occasional notes.

[56333] £350

Norris (1657-1711) wrote against materialists and atheists who appeared to doubt or to question the immortality of the soul. ESTCT76547/76776.


157. NUSSBAUM, Artur Standortstypen der deutschen Herrenkonfektionsindustrie. [Weiden: F. Nickl. 1927]. 74 pp. Original printed wrappers, a little browned at edges. First edition.

[72511] £40

Presentation copy from the author to Else Karin, with inscription on title-page.


158. OAKELEY, Rev. Frederick A Letter to the Lord Bishop of London, on a subject connected with the recent proceedings at Oxford. London: James Toovey. 1845. 39 pp. Disbound. First edition.

[72493] £20

Frederick Oakeley (1802-1880), tractarian, friend of Newman; he was described as 'the introducer of that form of worship which is now called ritualism'.


159. OPPENHEIMER, Franz. Grossgrundeigentum und sozial Frage. Versuch einer neuen Grundlegung der Gesellschaftswissenschaft. Berlin: Vita Deutsches Verlagshaus. [1898]. xvi, 504 pp. Original half cloth, lettered in gilt, marbled boards, a little rubbed. First edition.

[54701] £180

An early work by Oppenheimer.


160. OSTWALD, Wilhelm. Die Farbenfibel. Zweite bis dritte, verbesserte Auflage. Mit 8 Zeichnungen und 200 Farben. Leipzig: Unesma. 1917. viii, 46 pp., with 200 mounted colour samples, plus diagrams to the text. Original cloth, black lettering, with mounted colour sample to upper cover, a little rubbed, but generally a very good copy.

[56044] £400

First published in 1916. Ostwald (1853-1932), was a Latvian-born German physical chemist; his contributions to colour science became well-known and he built a laboratory for colour research at his home at Grossbothen. He was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry in 1909. Ostwald became interested in the methodology and organisational aspects of science, in a world language, in internationalism and in pacifism. His philosophical outlook, known as energetism or energetic monism, was strongly influenced by his scientific backgrund. He founded the journal "Annalen der Naturphilosophie" in 1901 and edited 14 volumes up to 1921.


161. [OXFORD] Oxford. Academical Abuses Disclosed by some of the initiated. Mordaci radere vero. London: B. Steill. 1832. 30 pp; first and final leaf soiled and slightly frayed at edges; sewn, unbound.

[72491] £40


162. [OXFORD]. Specimens of the Theological Teaching of certain members of the Corpus Committee at Oxford. London: B. Fellowes. 1836. 38 pp., first and final leaf rather soiled at edges; sewn, unbound.

[72496] £30

Extracts from the writings of Newman, Pusey, Sewell.


163. PALGRAVE, R.H. Inglis. An Analysis of the Transactions of the Bank of England for the Years 1844-72 .... London: Edward Stanford. 1874. 42 pp; small library stamp to lower margin of title-page and final leaf. Original printed wrappers, a little soiled at edges, otherwise good. First edition.

[55228] £140

With the ownership inscription of Stafford H. Northcote (1818-1887) to upper wrapper. At the time of the publication of this pamphlet, Northcote was chancellor of the exchequer in Disraeli's government. The author was, of course, editor of the 'Dictionary of Political Economy'.


14 issues of 18th century review journal

164. [PARKER, Samuel] Censura Temporum. The Good or Ill Tendencies of Books, Sermons, Pamphlets, &c. Impartially Consider'd, in a Dialogue between Eubulus and Sophronius. Volume II [Volume III]. London: printed for H. Clements. 1709 [1710]. Small quarto: pages 387-544, 579-731, [iv], Table - 12 pp; 96 pp; pages 67 onwards closely trimmed on top edge with occasional loss. Contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, joints tender, with gilt number "2" to spine.

[73468] £350

A monthly journal which ran from 1708 to 1710, includes censure of the religious ideas of Locke, Norris, Spinoza, Whiston. This volumes comprises the issues from January-May, July-December 1709 (lacking issue for June), and also the three issues for 1710.


165. PARKINSON, Rev. Richard. Rationalism and Revelation: or the Testimony of Moral Philosophy, the System of Nature, and the Constitution of Man, to the truth of the Doctrines of Scripture; in eight discourses, preached before the University of Cambridge ...with a Memoir of the founder of the lecture, the Rev. John Hulse. London: J.G. and F. Rivington. 1838. xlvii[i], 223[1] pp. Contemporary half calf with marbled boards, gilt decorated spine and contrasting labels, a little rubbed. First edition.

[56470] £75


Presentation copy

166. PEANO, Giuseppe Residuo in Formulas de Quadratura. [Extrait de Mathesis, 4e série, tome IV. 1914]. Pages 1-6 plus blank leaf, first page a little soiled - inscribed "Salutationes cordiale" in ink to top margin, and with pencilled addition to margin of first line of text. Final (blank) leaf with printed address label of Dr. Prof. Alvin Korselt of Plauen in Vogtland, with stamp, postmarked Turin, 10th February 1914.

[73512] £400

Written in 'Latino sine flexione', Peano's international auxiliary language, which he announced in 1903.


167. (PEIRCE) BUCHLER, Justus. Charles Peirce's Empiricism. With a Foreword by Professor Ernest Nagel. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd. 1939. xvii[[iii], 275 pp. plus 20-page publisher's catalogue. Original cloth, a little rubbed at extremities, but overall good. First edition.

[55712] £40


168. PICTET, Bernardus An Antidote against a Careless Indifferency in Matters of Religon: Being a Treatise in Opposition to those that believe that all Religions are Indifferent …. Wherein the Vulgar Objections of Atheists, Deists, Sceptics, Libertines, Latitudinarians, &c are briefly answered. With an Introduction by the Reverend Anthony Horneck, D.D. The third edition, corrected. [Yorkshire] North-Allerton: J. Langdale. 1802. 12mo: [xi], 12-119 pp. Contemporary sheep, a little rubbed and faded, but generally good.

[72524] £35

First published as 'Traité contre l'indifference des religion' in 1692, opposing the indifference at the beginning of the enlightenment.

Translated and with an introduction (6 pages) by Anthony Horneck (1641-1697), English divine.


169. PRICE, H.H. Survival and the Idea of 'Another World'. London: Society for Psychical Research, in Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research, Volume 50, part 182, January 1953. Pages 1-25, with Psychology and Psychical Research by Professor Gardner Murphy, pages 26-49. Original printed wrappers, a little browned at edges.

[72643] £30


170. PRICE, Richard A Review of the Principal Questions in Morals. Particularly those respecting the Origin of our Ideas of Virtue, its Nature, Reltion to the Deity, Obligation, Subject-matter, and Sanctions. The third edition, corrected, and enlarged by an Appendix, containing additional notes, and a Dissertation on the Being and Attributes of the Deity. London: printed for T. Cadell. 1787. vii[i], 512 pp; some minor spotting mainly affecting first and last few leaves. Later (19th century) full calf by Seton Mound of Edinburgh, blind tooled spine, contrasting morocco label, rubbed at extremities, joints tender.

[71525] £300

Price's first work, first published in 1758, with numerous revisions and changes to subsequent editions. Price's system of moral philosophy foreshadowed the fundamental ideas and expressions of Kant.


171. PRIESTLEY, Joseph. The Doctrine of Philosophical Necessity Illustrated; being an Appendix to the Disquisitions relating to Matter and Spirit. To which is added An Answer to the Letters on Materialism, and on Hartley's Theory of the Mind. London: printed for J. Johnson. 1777. xxxiv (including half-title), errata leaf, 206 pp. plus advertisement leaf for "A Catalogue of Books written by Joseph Priestley". Contemporary tree calf, gilt decorated spine, green morocco label, split on joints. First edition.

[56132] £400

Priestley largely endorses Hume's view of necessity and in the preface to the work (p.xxi) recommends to readers "some things very well written on it by Mr. Hume, and Lord Kaims." Priestley's defence of necessity was so successful that it overshadowed Hume's view in the free will and determinism debate in the late eighteenth century. ESTCT34801.


172. PUFENDORF, Samuel. De Officio Hominis et Civis secundum Legem naturalem libri duo, cum Joannis Barbeyracii Notis, & Examine Censurae Leibnitianae, ... Ex Gallico in Latinum sermonem transtulit Sebastianus Masson. Editio tertia, emendata & locupletata a Christoph. Frid. Ayrmanno. Giessen: Jo. Philipp Krieger. 1741. Small 8vo: 17 [3], 478, [13] pp., title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, occasional head- and tail-pieces, circular library stamp to title-page, minor worming to upper margin of last few leaves. Contemporary calf, split at base of rear joint.

[56008] £250


173. RAY, John Philosophical Letters between the late Learned Mr. Ray and several of his Ingenious Correspondents, Natives and Foreigners. To which are added those of Francis Willughby Esq; the whole consisting of many curious Discoveries and Improvements in the History of Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Plants, Fossiles, Fountains, &c. Published by W. Derham. London: printed by William and John Innys. 1718. [viii], 376 pp., [10] pp. index plus advertisement leaf; woodcut head and tailpieces, occasional diagrams. Contemporary panelled calf, neatly repaired at top and bottom of spine, later label. First edition.

[72892] £400

With the armorial bookplate of W. Wynne. Keynes 109.


174. REUSCH, Johann Peter. Systema Metaphysicum Antiquiorum atque Recentiorum item propria dogmata et hypotheses exhibens. Editio teria auctior et emendatior. Jena: Croeker. 1753. [xvi], 4, [iv], 64, 1120, [80] pp; title-page printed in red and black with engraved vignette, occasional head- and tail-pieces; marbled edges. Contemporary half calf, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, contrasting label.

[56009] £450

Reusch (1691-1757), was professor of philosophy at Jena, and a Wolffian philosopher. "Systema Metaphysicum" was first published in 1734.


175. [RICHARDS, Alfred Bate] Oxford Unmasked; or, an attempt to describe some of the Abuses in that University; dedicated, without permission, to Sir Robert Peel, Bart., by A Graduate. Fourth edition. London: Effingham Wilson. 1842. 40 pp; first and last leaf a little browned at edges; sewn, unbound.

[72492] £40

Alfred Bate Richards (1820-1876), dramatist, journalist and chief promoter of the volunteer movement of 1859, first editor of The Daily Telegraph. This pamphlet, published anonymously, rapidly went through five editions.


176. RIDLEY, Sir Thomas. A View of the Civile and Ecclesiasticall Law: and wherein the Practice of them is streitned and may be relieved within this Land. Third edition, with severall Annotations by John Gregory M.A. of Christ Church. Oxford: printed by W. Hall for Edw. Forrest. 1664. Small 8vo: [xii], 397 [31] pp., with old manuscript notes to front free endpaper; first and last few leaves browned at edges. Contemporary calf, rebacked, corners repaired, gilt lettering to spine with library number at base of spine.

[55530] £200

First published in 1607. Wing R1455.


177. (RUSSELL) ASPELIN, Gunnar, WEDBERG, Anders, & TIGERSTEDT, E.N. Bertrand Russell, Tre studier. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur. [1950]. Small 8vo: portrait, 46 [6] pp. Original boards with linen backstrip, a little faded at edges. Limited edition of 1600 copies. First edition. Scarce.

[55943] £100

Inscribed "To Miss Louisa Callender with the compliments of the publishers Natur och Kultur Stockholm".


178. RUSSELL, Bertrand. The Principles of Mathematics. Vol. I [all published]. Cambridge: at the University Press. 1903. Large 8vo: xxix[i], 534 pp; front inner joint cracked; untrimmed. Original cloth, lettered in gilt, rubbed with the surface scratched in places, some wear and slightly frayed at top and bottom of spine, but overall a bright copy. First edition. From the library of Brian A. Farrell (1912-2005), Oxford professor of mental philosophy, with his ownership inscription, occasional pencilled underlining and a few manuscript notes, also his name written on top edge of bookblock.

[56679] £850

The work that established Russell as a philosopher of the first rank; it contains his first statement of the project of reducing mathematics to logic, and is thus a prototype for the monumental 'Principia Mathematica' (1910-1913) which embodies the full elaboration of the logistic programme.

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179. SALIGNAC DE LA MOTHE FÉNELON, François de. Lettres sur Divers Sujets concernant la Religion et la Metaphysique. Paris: Jacques Estienne. 1718. [xxiv], 278 pp; small wormhole to lower margin not affecting text. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt decorated spine with raised bands; an attractive copy. First edition.

[56332] £150


180. SAPPER, Dr. Karl. Wahrheit und Irrtum in der Relativitätstheorie. Eine gemeinverständliche logisch-erkenntnistheoretische Untersuchung. Graz: Im Selbstverlag des Verfassers. 1952. Large 8vo: 44 pp. Original printed wrappers, faded at edges. With separate 8-page Appendix. First edition.

[56386] £125

With two typed letters, signed, from Gilbert Ryle to Gerd Buchdahl, dated 1955, the first asking him to "cast an eye" over the work, the second thanking him for his review, plus 3 foolscap pages of Professor Buchdahl's typed notes.


a collection of parodies

181. [SCHILLER, F.C.S.] MIND! A Unique Review of Ancient and Modern Philosophy. Edited by A Troglodyte. With the Co-operation of The Absolute and Others. London: published for the Mind! Association by Williams and Norgate .... Special Illustrated Christmas Number. 1901. 141[1] pp., frontispiece, lacking final advertisement leaf and rear wrapper, preliminary leaves detached; untrimmed. Original printed front wrapper only, badly frayed at edges, creased.

[55382] £70

A "spoof" issue of Mind, edited by Ferdinand Canning Scott Schiller (1864-1937), whilst a tutor at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Articles include: The Place of Humour in the Absolute by F.H. Badly, The Critique of Pure Rot by I. Cant, Zur Phänomenologie des absoluten Unsinns by Prof. Dr. G.W. Flegel, Nursery Rhymes for Philosophic Beginners. The obituary notices include that of Socrates. Schiller's anti-Hegelianism can be noticed: "We regret to state that Hegeloiosis is still rampant in certain philosophic circles. The Doctors of Philosophy appear to be quite incapable of coping with the ravages of this insidious diseases, which, originally made (for export only) in Germany, has now assumed the proportions of a cachinnational danger." Schiller's "Riddles of the Sphinx" (1891), also written under the pseudonym "A Troglodyte", was offered unsuccessfully to Cornell University as a Ph.D. thesis. "Probably others besides ourselves have been taken in by the elaborate parody of 'Mind' which has just emanated from Oxford. In exterior it exactly resembles that profound periodical, except for an exclamation mark after the title. It is certainly the most elaborate joke we have ever seen, from the advertisements to the list of books received." (contemporary review, 'Cambridge Review').


182. SCHOPENHAUER, Arthur. Ueber das Sehn und die Farben, eine Abhandlung. Leipzig: Johann Friedrich Hartknoch. 1816. 88 pp; text somewhat browned. Near-contemporary cloth, rubbed, faded on spine. First edition.

[55065] £2250

Rare. Schopenhauer's important essay on the perception of colour and the response of the eye to changes in the arrangement of colours in the field of vision, inspired by Goethe's "Farbenlehre". Schopenhauer expresses his profound respect for Goethe's achievement. Grisebach p.11. Hübscher 6.


183. SENAULT, Jean Francois. The Use of Passions. Written in French .... and put into English by Henry Earl of Monmouth. London: printed by W.G. for John Sims. 1671. Small 8vo: [xlviii] including portrait frontispiece (a little frayed at edges) and engraved title, 510 pp; lower corner of E4 torn away with some loss to side notes; small single wormhole affecting top outer corner from p.257; some foxing, mainly to preliminary leaves. Contemporary calf, rebacked.

[56271] £320

The second edition in English, the first was published in 1649, translated by Henry Carey, second Earl of Monmouth (1596-1661). Wing S2505.


184. SEWELL, Henry The Case of New Zealand, and Our Colonial Policy. A Letter from Henry Sewell Esq. … to Edward Wilson Esq. London: Bell and Daldy. 1869. 30 pp. Library stamp to foot of title-page and final leaf. Disbound. First edition.

[72280] £60


185. SEYD, Ernest. The Wealth and Commerce of Nations, and the Question of Silver, with special reference to the Indian valuation, and the International Monetary Congress at Paris. London: Eden Fisher & Co. 1878. [ii], iv, [ii], 55 pp. in double-column. Original printed front wrapper only present, a little dust-soiled at edges. First edition.

[54587] £40

"With the authors compliments" to title-page.


186. [SHAFTESBURY, Anthony Ashley Cooper Third Earl of]. Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In three volumes. [No place of publication or publisher in vols. I & II/vol. III - London: printed by John Darby]: 1711/1714/1723. Three volumes: [ii], iv, [ii], 364; 443[1]; [iv], 391 [55] pp; general title to volume I plus engraved title-page to each volume, engraved headpieces and vignettes; occasional light browning; outer margins of pages 107-142 in volume I nibbled but not affecting text. Contemporary half vellum with marbled boards, a little soiled. First edition of volume I, second edition of volume II, third edition of volume III.

[70493] £480


Handsome set of the Baskerville edition

187. SHAFTESBURY, Right Honourable Anthony, Earl of. Characteristicks of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times. In three volumes. The fifth edition. Birmingham: printed by John Baskerville. 1773. Three volumes: [vi], iv, 364; 443; [iv], 410, errata leaf, [48] pp., with engraved full-length portrait in volume I, engraved vignettes, head and tail-pieces; top edges gilt. Later full calf gilt by Bayntuns, Bath, with raised bands, contrasting labels. An attractive set. From the library of Rachael M. Kydd.

[55272] £600

Gaskell 49.


188. SHAKESPEARE. The Windsor Shakespeare, edited by Henry N. Hudson, illustrated from the paintings of great artists. London: Blackwood, Le Bas and Co. No date, circa 1900-1910. Twenty volumes (complete); black and white plates; all edges gilt. Original red quarter morocco gilt, a little sunned on spines, a few volumes chipped at head or base of spines.

[73539] £120


189. SMYTH H.D. A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945. Published in the United States of America by the Government Printing Office, Reprinted by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London. 1945. iv, 144 pp. Original printed wrappers, dust-soiled, frayed at base of spine. Ex-library, with circular stamp to verso of title-page and to final leaf, also to upper cover. First British edition.

[54889] £40


190. SPENCE, Joseph. Anecdotes, Observations, and Characters, of Books and Men. Collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope, and other eminent persons of his time. ... Now first published from the original papers, with notes, and a life of the author, by Samuel Weller Singer. London: published by W.H. Carpenter ... and Archibald Constable and Co., Edinburgh. 1820. Engraved portrait frontispiece, xxxix[i], 501 pp. plus errata. Recent half calf, raised bands, gilt lines, contrasting label. First edition.

[55104] £160

The appendix comprises letters to Spence, and includes Hume's letter dated October 15th 1754 - an account of Thomas Blacklock, whose poems Spence published.


191. STANLEY, Thomas. The History of Philosophy: containing the Lives, Opinions, Actions and Discourses of the Philosophers of every Sect. The fourth edition. In which the innumerable mistakes, both in the text and notes of all former editions are corrected, the citations and references exactly adjusted and compared throughout with the originals, and with the Latin Translation printed at Leipsick. To which is prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. London: printed for A. Millar ..., A. Ward, S. Birt, D. Browne [etc]. 1743. Quarto: [xxxvi], 828 pp. Contemporary calf, scuffed, some wear to top and bottom of spine, joints tender, later black morocco label.

[55312] £450

The "Latin Translation printed at Leipsick" is the translation by Fritsch, published as "Historia philosophiae", 1711.


192. STILLINGFLEET, Edward. A Second Discourse in Vindication of the Protestant Grounds of Faith, against the Pretence of Infallibility in the Roman Church, in Answer to the Guide in Controversies by R.H. Protestancy without Principles, and Reason and Religion, or the Certain Rule of Faith by E.W. ... London: printed by R.W. for H. Mortlock. 1673. [xvi] including imprimatur, pp.295-695[1] plus advertisement leaf. Contemporary calf, rebacked, contrasting label. First edition.

[56481] £250

A reply to Abraham Woodhead's "A Rational Account of the Doctrine of Roman-Catholicks concerning the Ecclesiastical Guide in Controversies of Religion", by R.H. (1673), and Edward Worseley's "Reason and Religion ...." (1672). The work is one of many that Stillingfleet wrote against Roman Catholic claims, especially against views put forward by some former Anglicans who had returned to England as Roman Catholic apologists. Wing S5634.


193. STIRLING, James Unionism: with remarks on the Report of the Commissioners on Trades' Unions. Second edition. Glasgow: James Maclehose. 1869. 56 pp. (including half-title); occasional pencilled notes, small library stamp to foot of title-page and final leaf. Disbound.

[71182] £50


194. [SUGAR]. Foreign Bounties on the Exportation of Sugar. Replies from the Workmen's National Executive Committee for the abolition of Foreign Sugar Bounties, and from the West India Committee .... Second edition. Manchester: J. Roberts. 1881. 23 pp; disbound.

[54601] £25

Presentation copy to Charles Bradlaugh, M.P.


195. TAYLOR, Charles Bell. The Contagious Diseases Acts (Women) from a Sanitary Point of View: showing how and why such despotic measures not only fail to repress venereal disease, but tend to increase its most serious manifestations. Containing the substance of a paper read before the Medical Society of London .... Part II. London: Tweedie. 1870. 71 pp; library stamp to lower margin of title-page and final leaf. Unbound.

[56655] £34


196. (VOLTAIRE) BAILLY, Jean Sylvain Lettres sur l'Origine des Sciences, et sur celle des Peuples de l'Asie; Addressées à M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly, & précédées de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire é l'Auteur. Londres, chez M. Elmesly, et a Paris, chez De Bure l'ainé. 1777. [iv], 348 pp. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting label, split on front joint, rubbed. First edition.

[70001] £340

Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793) was born in the Louvre, the son of the keeper of the Royal paintings. He is known for his 'Histoire de l'astronomie ancienne' and a number of other works on astronomy, which brought him into conflict with Voltaire, resulting in this series of letters.

Bengesco 2008. ESTCN19445.


197. (VOLTAIRE) [RICHARD, Charles Louis] Voltaire parmi les Ombres. Geneva, et se trouve a Paris, chez P.G. Simon, … la veuve Desaint, … Moutard, … Merigot jeune …. 1776. xii, [13]-380 pp (errata on p.374); outer margin of Aii & Aiii torn without loss of text; neat early manuscript notes to front endpapers and lower portion of p.373. Contemporary quaarter calf, rubbed.

[70003] £200

Charles-Louis Richard (1711-1794), Dominican, was the author of a number of anti-Voltaire works.


198. VOLTAIRE, François Marie Arouet de. L'Esprit de Monsieur de Voltaire. [No place of publication or publisher]. 1759. Engraved vignette to title-page (by Doflos), ii, [3]-284 pp. Contemporary mottled calf, some wear to covers, ornate gilt decorated spine, some wear to head and base.

[55851] £250

A selection of Voltaire's writings, compiled by Claude Villaret. Bengesco 2201.


199. Von WRIGHT, G.H. Form and Content in Logic. An Inaugural Lecture delivered on 26 May 1949 in the University of Cambridge. Cambridge: at the University Press. 1949. Small 8vo: 34[2] pp. Original printed wrappers, a little frayed at base of spine. First edition. Scarce.

[56736] £75


200. WALLIS, Johannem. Institutio Logicae, Ad communes usus accommodata. Editio Quarta, auctior & emendatior. Oxford: typis Leon. Lichfield, impensis Henr. Clements, Ant. Peisley .... 1715. [viii], 313 pp; some minor marginal damp staining. Contemporary panelled calf, partly split on front joint, corners bumped.

[53912] £220

First published in 1687, "a textbook which was to have four eighteenth-century editions and was to achieve the honor not only of being repeatedly singled out for respectful contradiction by Dugald Stewart between 1785 and 1809 in his distinguished lectures at Edinburgh on the philosophy of the human mind, but also of being mentioned with approval by Richard Whately in his 'Elements of Logic' in 1826." Howell, 'Eighteenth-Century British Logic and Rhetoric'.


201. WALLIS, Johannem. Institutio Logicae, Ad communes usus accommodata. Editio Quarta, auctior & emendatior. Oxford: typis Leon. Lichfield, impensis Henr. Clements .... 1715. [viii], 313[1] pp; margins somewhat affected by damp. Contemporary panelled calf, worn.

[54370] £180


202. WATTS, Isaac. The Improvement of the Mind: or, a Supplement to the Art of Logick: containing a variety of Remarks and Rules for the attainment and communication of useful knowledge, in Religion, in the Sciences, and in common Life. London: printed for James Brackstone. 1741. xv[i], 362 pp; some damp staining to upper corner of approx. first 40 leaves and also to last few leaves. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, contrasting label. First edition.

[56067] £350



203. WATTS, Isaac The Improvement of the Mind; or a Supplement to the Art of Logic ….. With an introduction and a life of the author. London: printed for G. Routledge. 1845. 12mo: engraved portrait frontispiece, xxxii, 363 pp. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, gilt decorated spine, scuffed at extremities but a pretty copy.

[72455] £30


204. WHEWELL, Rev. William. On the Foundations of Morals. Four Sermons preached before the University of Cambridge, November 1837. Second edition. Cambridge: University Press/London: J.W. Parker. [1839]. xx + 76 pp. Minor damp staining affecting lower margin of last few leaves. Untrimmed. Original printed wrappers, a little soiled.

[53744] £75


Treatise on Dynamics

205. WHEWELL, William. On the Free Motion of Points, and on Universal Gravitation, including the Principal Propositions of Books I and III of the Principia; the first part of a new edition of A Treatise on Dynamics [bound with] On the Motion of Points constrained and resisted, and on the Motion of a Rigid Body. The second part of a new edition of A Treatise on Dynamics. Cambridge: ... for J. & J.J. Deighton. 1832-1834. Two parts in one: xxviii, 237[1], errata leaf, 4 folding engraved plates; xxi[i], 338 pp., 5 folding engraved plates; contents a little browned; ink stamps to title-page and to final leaf of text; later endpapers. Contemporary half calf with marbled boards, worn on corners, rebacked, contrasting label.

[56083] £300

Whewell's second textbook, "A Treatise on Dynamics", was first published in 1823. In the Preface, Whewell states that his aims in this new edition are to "correct the errors of the former edition, and, in many instances, to simplify and improve the work", primarily for the students of Cambridge.


206. WHITBY, Daniel. Ethices Compendium, in usum Academicae Juventutis. Auctius & emendatius tertio editum. London: Gul. Innys. 1713. [viii] + 299 + [5] pp. advertisements; some damp staining to top margins. Contemporary panelled calf, raised bands, label.

[53776] £140

First published in 1684.


207. WHITEHEAD, Alfred North An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Natural Knowledge. Cambridge University Press. 1919. xii, 200 pp. Original navy cloth, gilt lettering, in bright condition. First edition.

[72675] £100

Dedicated to Whitehead's younger son, Eric, who was killed in action in March 1918.


208. WHITEHEAD, Alfred North. An Enquiry concerning the Principles of Natural Knowledge. Cambridge: at the University Press. 1919. xii, 200 pp. Original navy cloth, lettered in gilt, a bright copy. First edition.

[56288] £100


209. [WILSON, George, Chairman of the Council of the National Anti-Corn-Law League]. The Constitutional Right to a Revision of the Land-Tax. Being the argument on a case submitted to the counsel on behalf of the National Anti-Corn-Law League. London: printed for the National Anti-Corn-Law League. 1842. [iv], 55[2] pp., library stamp to lower margin of title-page, title-page a little soiled. Disbound.

[56033] £50

Goldsmiths' 32852.


210. WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig Remarks on Frazer's Golden Bough [Bemerkungen über Frazers Golden Bough]. Edited by Rush Rees, English translation by A.C. Miles. [Retford, Nottinghamshire]: Brynmill Press. [1979]. vi, 18 leaves, parallel German/English text. Original cloth in frayed and spotted dust jacket.

[73532] £50

The German text reprinted with corrections from 'Synthese', vol. XVII, 1967; the English translation first appeared in 'The Human World', no.3, 1971.


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