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1 Altieri, Charles Postmodernisms Now: Essays on Contemporaneity in the Arts (Literature and Philosophy)
University Park, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Pennsylvania State University Press 1998 0271018046 / 9780271018041 Trade Paperback Good 
316 pp. With a few black and white photos. A study of postmodern theory and its contradictions, examining its implications for various artists and poets. This includes sections on Jasper Johns, John Ashbery, Robert Creeley, Sylvia Plath and others. GOOD+ condition. Some bumping/curling to the lower corner. Minor edgewear. Old price sticker on the first endpaper. 
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Soviet Studies in Philosophy. A Journal of Translations. Vol. XX No. 2. Fall, 1981, Beliaev, D.K.; Narskii, I.S.; Dolgov, K.M.; Burov, V.G.
2 Beliaev, D.K.; Narskii, I.S.; Dolgov, K.M.; Burov, V.G. Soviet Studies in Philosophy. A Journal of Translations. Vol. XX No. 2. Fall, 1981
Armonk, NY M.E. Sharpe, Inc 1981 no Wraps Very Good 
Yellow printed wraps. 95 pp. A collection of translations of various works published in the Soviet Union that reflected then recent trends in Soviet philosophical ideas. This issue contains 'Contemporary Science and Problems of the Human Individual;' 'Contradiction as a Category in Hegel's Science of Logic;' 'Leonardo Da Vinci's Philosophy of Culture and Esthetics;' and 'Chinese Philosophy at the Crossroads.' This journal is still published, under the name 'Russian Studies in Philosophy. VERY GOOD condition. Minor fading and soiling, mostly along the spine. Interior clean and solid. 
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3 Boothby, Sir Brooke Observations on the Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, and on Mr. Paine's Rights of Man. In Two Parts
London Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly 1792 no Disbound Fair 
283 pages. LACKING ALL covers, spine and endpapers. Collated and complete textually. This work critiques both Edmund Burke's 'Observations on the Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs' and 'The Rights of Man,' by Thomas Paine and espouses a similar philosophical view on the French Revolution and the power of the crown held by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, with whom Boothby was friends (Wikipedia). FAIR/GOOD condition, lacking all covers, spine and endpapers. Heavy darkening to the title page and last page with minor to moderate browning to the paper throughout. Moderate to heavy soiling also present to the title and last page with very minor soiling and foxing throughout. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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4 Boring, Edwin The Physiology of Consciousness. Offprint, reprinted from Science, January 8, 1932
No Place No Publisher no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps. No publisher, place or date, presumed circa 1932. A short piece presenting a somewhat philosophical argument asserting that introspection is a method of observation of certain events of the brain, referring to the work of Wundt, Tichener and others. This piece seems to seek a bridge between psychology and science, in an effort to explore consciousness. GOOD+ condition. Minor browning and wrinkling to the wraps. Light soiling. 
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5 Burton, Asa Essays on Some of the First Principles of Metaphysicks, Ethicks and Theology
Portland Arthur Shirley 1824 no Full Leather Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
Full calf leather. 414 pp. A collection of philosophical and theological writings including discussions of the mind, will, liberty, morals, appetites, etc. Asa Burton was an American clergyman and teacher during the late 1700s, early 1800s, primarily in the Vermont area. GOOD condition, ex-theological institution library. Small spine labels, barcode sticker and bookplate present, with a few markings in pencil to the first few pages. Heavy scuffing along the extremities and hinges. Minor soiling. Several deep scuffs/scrapes to the rear cover. Interior solid, with scattered minor to moderate foxing throughout. Paper browned. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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6 Chaix-Ruy, J Le Sens de la Terre.
France Roissard Grenoble 1970 no Limited Wraps Fine 
#195 of 844 copies. Printed wraps, housed in a burgundy clothbound folder in matching slipcase. 215 pp. Illustrations by Raymond Moretti throughout. All text in French. Writing by the French philosopher Jules Chaix-Ruy. FINE book in a VERY GOOD case. No visible wear to the book. Pages unopened throughout. Slipcase and folder faded. Very light soiling and edgewear to the case. 
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The Works of Samuel Clarke, D.D. Late Rector of St. James's Westminster. In Four Volumes., Clarke, Samuel
7 Clarke, Samuel The Works of Samuel Clarke, D.D. Late Rector of St. James's Westminster. In Four Volumes.
London Printed for John and Paul Knapton 1738 no Full Leather Fair No Jacket Ex-Library 
Folios. Full leather. xxiv, 728; (10), 758, (30); (10), 926; (10), xiv, 740 pp. With a frontis portrait in volume 1. A posthumously published collection of the works of Samuel Clarke, including various sermons, essays on various religious and philosophical matters, etc. Also included are his correspondences with Gottfried Leibniz, as well as his essay concerning the controversy relating to 'the Proportion of Force to Velocity in Bodies in Motion.' Both of these see Clarke elaborate on and defend the views of Sir Isaac Newton, asserting the truth of his principles within a religious framework. Samuel Clarke was an important English philosopher and clergyman of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He translated some of Newton's work into Latin and in general held to various Newtonian beliefs, often defending them in various essays. While his views sometimes subjected him to controversy, he was able to hold his position in the English church (see Wikipedia, the Dictionary of National Biography and other sources). FAIR condition. Ex-theological library. Small bookplates and minor stamping/markings to each book in the interior. Minor to moderate scuffing, uneven darkening and some staining to each of the volumes. Leather very darkened and brittle along the spine, flaking, chipping and deteriorating to various degrees, especially along the hinges, which are cracked and worn. The front covers on each volume are separating, all rather tenuously attached, with the rear covers loosening but a bit stronger. Front endpapers DETACHED in each volume, with a rear endpaper detached in volume 4. Text blocks solid, with minor scattered foxing and spotting. Some soiling to several pages at the rear of the volumes. 
Price: 650.00 USD
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Is Man a Machine? The Debate of the Year! Clarence Darrow Affirmative versus Will Durant Negative, Darrow, Clarence; Durant, Will
8 Darrow, Clarence; Durant, Will Is Man a Machine? The Debate of the Year! Clarence Darrow Affirmative versus Will Durant Negative
New York The League for Public Discussion, Publisher 1927 no Wraps Good 
Printed wraps, with small photos of both authors. 55 pp., plus 7 pages of ads. A philosophical debate between noted lawyer Clarence Darrow and Will Durant, exploring whether man is more than a sum of his parts or not. GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy toning to the book. Wrappers creased. A few faint stains to the covers. Light edgewear. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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9 De Aguirre, Josepho Saenz Philosophia Rationalis Nov-Antiqua. Sive Disputationes Selectae, in Logicam et Metaphysicam Aristotelis. Cujus Antiquae Sententiae, Sicut et D. Thomae plerumque noviter elucidantur, accurate fulciuntur; & ab impugnationibus praefertim Recentibus
No Place Ex Ducali Campidonensi Typographeo per Joannem Mayr 1722 no Vellum Fair No Jacket 
Full title: Philosophia Rationalis Nov-Antiqua. Sive Disputationes Selectae, in Logicam et Metaphysicam Aristotelis. Cujus Antiquae Sententiae, Sicut et D. Thomae plerumque noviter elucidantur, accurate fulciuntur; & ab impugnationibus praefertim recentibus, vindicantur. Opus in IV. Tomos Divisum, Quorum I. Logicam & Metaphysicam, II & III Physicam, & IV Ethicam seu Philosophiam () Tomus Primus. Full vellum with yapp edges. 11 by 7 inches wide. (A)8, (B)6, (C)4 1-368, (1) 3-224 (1). Collated and complete textually, although uncertain as to how many endpapers should be present. The first three signatures are not paginated with letters A, B, and C, instead given as t, tt and ttt. Double columned text with decorative initials at chapter beginnings, as well as tailpieces at several chapter ends. Believed to the first volume of four, based on title and OCLC records. All text in Latin. Joseph Saenz De Aguirre (Jose Saenz D'Aguirre) [1630-1699] was a cardinal and Spanish Benedictine responsible for several philosophical and thelogical works. In this, De Aguirre provides an examination and defense of the logic and metaphysics of Aristotle. FAIR condition, ex-university library. A few minor library treatments to the interior and exterior. Vellum backstrip effectively DETACHED along the spine having been crudely repaired with white tape along the hinges at one point. This repair has mostly given way. Upper of the backstrip MISSING, with a portion also missing from the tail. Moderate to heavy soiling to the covers, heaviest to the rear, with staining also present. Some scuffing. Extremities very scuffed and worn, with the vellum split and torn in many locations and the boards bumped, chipped and worn beneath. Text block solid, with repairs to the interior hinges with white tape. Several inscriptions and minor notes to the endpapers, with a few scattered marginalia in the interior. Uneven browning to the paper throughout, ranging from minor to heavy. Scattered minor to heavy foxing and minor soiling. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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10 Deussen, Paul Erinnerungen an Friederich Nietzsche. Mit Einem Portrat und drei Briefen in Faksimile
Leipzig F.A. Brockhaus 1901 no Cloth Good No Jacket 
Blue cloth. Frontis cabinet photo picture of Nietzsche. 111 pages. With three facsimiles of letters written by Nietzsche. ALL TEXT IN GERMAN. A look at the life and philosophy of Friederich Nietzsche through the letters written to his friend Paul Deussen. Deussen and Nietzsche met at a school, the Schulpforta and became lifelong friends, Deussen becoming an historian of philosophy and a noted Orientalist and Sanskrit scholar. GOOD condition. Minor uneven fading, rubbing and soiling to the front cover and extremities. Moderate to heavy scuffing/browning and soiling along the rear cover fore edge and upper corner. A few scuffs and small stains to the rear cover. Spine sunned with the head and foot frayed. Interior hinges cracked and beginning to separate. Text block solid with general browning to the paper. Minor scattered soiling. 
Price: 55.00 USD
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Two Treatises: in the one 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, Digby, Kenelme (Kenelm)
11 Digby, Kenelme (Kenelm) Two Treatises: in the one 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 no Leather Poor No Jacket Ex-Library 
1658, 1657. Full leather. Pages mis-numbered in various spots throughout, although signature numbers and catchwords all correspond. [48], A-T8, U4, Aa-Hh8,Ii3, [6], Aaa-Ggg8, Iii-Lll4. A work of natural philosophy, containing theories or musings on various topics relating to medicine and science, as well as a discussion of atomism. Kenelm Digby was an English courtier and diplomat, as well as a philosopher, considered an eccentric by many of his contemporaries (see Wikipedia). Provenance: Title page bears 'Tycho Wing, His Book 1718,' perhaps indicating this was owned by the Tycho Wing I (1696-1750) of England, an astronomer and philosopher. A name, John Hays, also appears. POOR condition. Ex-library, withdrawn from a theological institution. Minor stamping in the interior. Remains of a paper label on the upper covers. Front cover and first 16 pages DETACHED. Some scuffing to the the leather. Extremities bumped and worn. Spine rather worn, with chips missing from the head and tail. Several ownership signatures present. Some browning and scattered spotting to the the text block. Page 32 in the second part torn along the lower margin, with minor loss of text. Small wormhole affecting the upper margin of the last several pages. 
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12 Eliot, William (Greenleaf). The Discipline of Sorrow
Boston American Unitarian Association 1855 no Cloth Fair No Jacket 
Greenish blue finely ribbed cloth. 106 pp. A theological discussion of the importance and value of sorrow in one's life, examining its role in illuminating greater truths and beauty in life. By William Greenleaf Eliot, a 19th century American Unitarian minister and educator. Eliot helped to found several universities and schools in St. Louis, Missouri, as well as advocated on behalf of African-Americans and for women's suffrage, among other social causes (Wikipedia). FAIR condition. Large dark ink spill and stain affecting most of the rear cover, the upper corner edges of the pages and a bit of the front cover fore edge. General fading, minor soiling and scuffing, with a few small spots of discoloration. Light wear along the extremities. Interior solid. Paper browned. Small gift inscription to a Samuel Adams, Esq, on the second front endpaper. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Finbert, Elian-J (editor) Le Livre de la Sagesse Arabe
Paris Robert Laffont, Publisher 1948 no Leather Very Good No Jacket 
Number 3409 of 3500 copies. Red leather decorated with gilt. 92 + pages. With decorative page ornamentation by Andree Corbin. All text in French. A collection of aphorisms or short bits of wisdom from the Arabic culture. VERY GOOD condition. Light fading and a hint of scuffing to the covers. Paper toned in the interior. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Court of the Gentiles: or a Discourse Touching the Original of Human Literature both Philologie and Philosophie from the Scriptures and Jewish Church. Part II., Gale, Theophilus
14 Gale, Theophilus The Court of the Gentiles: or a Discourse Touching the Original of Human Literature both Philologie and Philosophie from the Scriptures and Jewish Church. Part II.
London Presumed printed by Will: Hall for Tho. Gilbert 1671 no Full Leather Poor No Jacket Ex-Library 
Full leather. (40) 448 pp. Title page MISSING, making title and bibliographic information conjecture based on ESTC record R469383. Partial title handwritten on the first endpaper. Part II of this three part work that aims to attribute the origin and learning from philosophy to ancient Hebrew scriptures. This part contains chapters on Phoenician, Chaldaic, Magi and Druid philosophy and philosophers, as well as the many various branches of Greek philosophy and philosophers. Theophilus Gale was a 17th century English theologian, known for his dissent from the English church and his nonconformist views. POOR/FAIR condition, ex-theological library. Library bookplate and blindstamps in the interior. Both covers very TENUOUSLY attached to the text block. Leather spine MISSING. Leather chipped, torn and flaking, with some loss, along the extremities. Uneven darkening, minor soiling and scuffing to the covers. Text block solid, with minor scattered soiling and a few small stains. Lower corners of the first several pages of the preface torn and worn, perhaps damage from worming. Reference copy only. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Georges Bataille Visions Of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 (Theory and History of Literature Vol 14)
Minneapolis University Of Minnesota Press 1986 0816612838 / 9780816612833 Trade Paperback Good 
271 pp. A collection of philosophical writings by Georges Bataille including his polemic against Andre Breton, a critique of fascism, a rethinking of Marxism, etc. GOOD condition. Heavy diagonal crease to the front cover. Minor general fading and rubbing. Fore edges curled. Some underlining to the first part of the book. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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16 Hague, William The Philosophy of Ultraism. An Address Delivered Before the Society of Alumni, of Newton Theological Institution, August 18, 1835
Boston William D. Ticknor, Publisher 1835 no Pamphlet Good 
32 pp. A predominately philosophical work musing on ultraism, or the focus on one object, often to the detriment of other objects, and its effects on various institutions, whether religious or secular, although primarily focusing on religion. GOOD condition. Ex-historical society, with a few blindstamps in the interior. Vertical fold crease present. Wrappers soiled and darkened, with some staining. Wrappers mostly split along the spine, tenuously holding on. Scattered soiling in the interior, with offsetting to the title page. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Habit-A Manifestation of Personality, Hall, Jas. K.
17 Hall, Jas. K. Habit-A Manifestation of Personality
Richmond, VA Williams Printing Company no Wraps Fair 
ca 1913. Printed wraps. 10 pp. Reprinted from the Virginia Medical Semi-Monthly, July 25, 1913. A short essay reflecting on habit in human beings, exploring the benefits to 'instinctively' carrying out daily tasks, but also the perils of bad habits in modern society. Citing the stresses of meeting modern demands, the author addresses the use of drugs and alcohol to address 'weaknesses' that a person may feel, while also citing Eddyism, the Emmanuel movement, Christian Science, progressive causes and even the suffragist movement as bad habits or supplements that people use to treat themselves in the face of modern inadequacy. FAIR/GOOD condition. Moderate to heavy soiling to the covers, with dark scuffing, uneven fading and some creasing. Dark dampstain to the upper rear cover, affecting the upper margin of the book. Text somewhat browned. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty and his Expectations. In Two Parts. Three volumes, including Notes and Additions to Dr. Hartley's Observations on Man by Herman Andrew Pistorius, Hartley, David
18 Hartley, David Observations on Man, His Frame, His Duty and his Expectations. In Two Parts. Three volumes, including Notes and Additions to Dr. Hartley's Observations on Man by Herman Andrew Pistorius
London J. Johnson, Printer 1791 no Full Leather Good Ex-Library 
Full calf leather. xvi, iv, 5-512; xii, iv, 5-455; xv, v-ix, 457-768 plus index. A later printing of this key work by British philosopher, explaining his theories on the mind-body connection, including his doctrines of vibrations and associations, the formation and growth of consciousness, etc. With a third volume containing notes and commentary on the work by Herman Pistorius. David Hartley, as well as being a British philosopher, was the founder of the Associationist School of Psychology. GOOD condition, ex-library, from a theological institution. Spine labels, bookplates and minor library markings in the interiors of all three books. Front hinge of volume one cracked and split along the entire length, with the front cover tenuously attached. Leather splitting along the other hinges in, but covers more solid. Minor scuffing, uneven darkening and fading to the covers. Extremities scuffed and bumped. Spines very darkened. Minor scattered foxing and spotting in the interior. Notes in ink on a front endpaper of the first volume by previous owner. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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19 Huetii, Petri Danielis (Pierre Daniel Huet) Demonstratio Evangelica Ad Serenissimum Delphinum.
Paris Apud Stephanum Michallet via San Jacobaea, sub signo Sancti Pauli 1679 no Full Leather Poor No Jacket 
Folio. Full leather. (8), 20, 726, (8) pp. Collated and complete, with a few pages misnumbered. A work examining various aspects of the Bible, seeking, among other topics, to prove that Greek deities originated from the source of Moses, and that the Old Testament was the source of Greek myths. Huet also sought to debunk Cartesian philosophy, as well as disputing the work of Spinoza in his Tractatus Theologico-Politicus. This work marked his first attack on the philosophy of Descartes. (see Shelford: Transforming the Republic of Letters for previous information). Pierre Daniel Huet was a French scholar, as well as serving as Bishop of Soissons, and was noted for his skepticism, especially his anti-Cartesian views. POOR/FAIR condition. Both covers DETACHED, with the first endpapers and half-title also detached. Leather also DETACHED from the boards, suffering heavy chipping, fading, loss, and VERY heavy wear. Leather very dry, cracked and brittle on the spine, with some loss. Remains of a sticker on the lower spine. NEEDS REBINDING. Some staining to the rear endpaper, with minor insect damage and a single wormhole affecting the upper portion of the last 20-30 pp, as well as the rear board. The text block is solid, in a much better stated than the exterior, with minor scattered soiling and a small dampstain at the upper margin. Faint browning to the paper, mostly along the extremities. A few pages creased, with one bearing a small tear/piece missing in the fore edge margin, not affecting text. Title partially underlined in pencil. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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20 Kautsky, Karl The Commonwealth of the Future
New York No Publisher no Hard Cover Good No Jacket Ex-Library 
). Apparent excerpt from his larger work: The Class Struggle. No publisher given. (New York). No date but believed early 1900's. Cloth binding with marbled boards. 79pp. A cyrillic/Russian language printing of a chapter from Karl Kautsky's work, "The Class Struggle," apparently chapter four titled "The Commonwealth of the Future." Kautsky was a noted Czech-German philosopher and a leading propent of Marxism, contributing to the formation and refining of its philosophical and political ideals. This copy from the Socialist Party of Chelsea (Massachusetts), perhaps from their library, bearing two circular party stamps on the title page depicting a handshake. Slightly ex-library, with the aforementioned stamps present, as well as a small paper label with a shelf number, at the head of the spine. Another label present at the upper front cover, bearing handwriting in Cyrillic. GOOD condition with minor to moderate scuffing to the boards and extremities. Minor soiling and general fading. Very minor scattered soiling to the interior, with general minor darkening to the paper. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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