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Descartes' Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mystsicism, and the Quest to understand the Universe, Aczel, Amir D.
1 Descartes' Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mystsicism, and the Quest to understand the Universe
Aczel, Amir D.
New York Broadway Books 2005 0-7679-2033-3 / 9780767920339 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean beige marbled boards with clean brown cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 273 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Philosophy. 014888

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2 The March of Philosophy
Alpern, Henry
Dial Press 1934 Cloth Bds Very Good No Dustjacket 
381 pgs. VG Very clean ribbed cloth book with design impressed on cover. Gold lettering on spine. Binding tight & square, clean edges. P/O inscription on FFE. Pages are bright and clean, but there is some text highlighted.Philosophy. 000283

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Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: An Anthology (4 volumes in slipcase), Barrett, William and Henry D. Aiken
3 Philosophy in the Twentieth Century: An Anthology (4 volumes in slipcase)
Barrett, William and Henry D. Aiken
New York Random House 1962 First Trade Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Slipcase Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with gray and black title boxes, silver lettering on spines. No bumping, fading or wear. Bindings are tight and crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small P/O label on inside edge of front free endpaper of each book. housed in very clean and sturdy gray slipcase. A clean, handsome set. 8vo. Philosophy. 005214

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4 Whither Mankind: A Panorama of Modern Civilization
Beard, Charles A.
Longmans, Green & Co. 1928 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good++ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black ribbed cloth with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumped corners, cover lettering is bright, binding is tight & square with no cracking. P/O name inside front cover in pencil. Pages are clean. 408 pgs. 8vo. History. 004303

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5 The Recreations of a Country Parson
Boyd, Andrew
Boston Ticknor and Fields 1861 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black pebbly cloth boards with stamped decoration on cover, bright stamped gilt lettering on spine. One tiny pin-head size spot of wear to lower rear spine corner. No fading, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. 1861 in Roman Numerals on title page. Second book in a three volume series. Clean dark brown endpapers (small circular previous owner blind stamped embossment to lower corner of front free endpaper). Gilt top page edges. 444 pgs. Philosophical thoughts on work and play, country houses and country life, hurry, worries and growing old. 8vo. Philosophy. 016034

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Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man, Bradshaw, Marion J.
6 Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man
Bradshaw, Marion J.
Bangor, Maine Marion J. Bradshaw 1938 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Deluxe Limited Edition (this being number 487 of five hundred copies) SIGNED by the author and in original dust jacket. Clean, unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Errata sheet laid in. With one hundred twenty full page reproductions of the author's photographs and five itinerary maps. Photographs are gorgeous, clean and sharp, and are accompanied by clean printed tissue guards. 269 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, and enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. Printed with the finest materials and containing full page photos of unusual beauty, this highly readable illustrated travelogue covers author's diverse travels around the world from Japan to Moscow to the Himalayas and beyond. As a visiting philosopher, he gets the people's views and reactions to foreign exploitation and their thoughts on religion as he mingles with the low castes of India, the coolies of China, and the poor of Japan. Dr. Bradshaw observes life as he found it among the people, and reported it faithfully without a preconceived agenda. 023463

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7 A Few Brass Tacks
Bromfield, Louis
New York/ London Harper & Brothers 1946 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped jacket. Black cloth boards with gold title box on spine. No bumping or wear. Faintest hint of light soiling. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. Unchipped dustjacket is not price clipped, with just a hint of slightest edge wear and very slight soiling, one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Louis Bromfield, Pulitzer Prize winning author, on some answers to the political, economic and social problems of America and the world. 8vo. Essays. 015617

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Black Ship to Hell, Brophy, Brigid
8 Black Ship to Hell
Brophy, Brigid
New York Harcourt Brace & World 1962 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
"First American Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded blue-black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 492 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slightest hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book which analyzes the origins, history, and manifestations of the destructive impulse that exists in human beings. 018509

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The Maxims of Methuselah - Being the advice given by the Patriarch in his Nine Hundred Sixty and Ninth Year to his Great Grandson at Shem's Coming of Age in Regard to Women, Burgess, Gelett
9 The Maxims of Methuselah - Being the advice given by the Patriarch in his Nine Hundred Sixty and Ninth Year to his Great Grandson at Shem's Coming of Age in Regard to Women
Burgess, Gelett
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1907 First Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Louis D. Fancher, Illustrator 
First edition. Green cloth boards with large illustrated paste-on illustration on front and rear boards. Illustrations, Decorations, and Cover Design by Louis D. Fancher. Slight wear-through to corners and spine ends. Cover illustrations (front and back) are clean and unrubbed. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. All pages are decorated and clean. 108 pages. 023883

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What Men Live By, Cabot, Richard C., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University
10 What Men Live By
Cabot, Richard C., Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard University
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1914 Leather_bound Very Good+ 
"Published January 1914" on copyright page. Clean brown leather boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. A few very light scuffs to spine, tiny closed tear (1/4") at lower spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Slight browning to outside edges of front and rear free endpaper from leather contact, otherwise clean, no foxing or marks. 341 pp. Author writes on the roles work, play, love and worship in the happiness of humanity. 021011

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11 Emerson
Carpenter, Frederic I.
American Book Company 1934 Cloth Bds Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
452 pgs. VG+ Blue cloth, clean straight book with almost no wear. Frontis portrait of Emerson. Representative selections with introduction, bibliography and notes. Written by Frederic I. Carpenter, Instructor in English at Harvard University. 8 vo.. Biography. 001152

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12 Existentialism: Disintegration of Man's Soul
De Ruggiero, Guido
New York Social Sciences Publishers 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with slight offsets (shadows) to a couple of pages from clippings that were enclosed. Small previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper behind dustjacket inside flap. 96 pgs. 8vo. Philosophy. 010750

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13 In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought
Degler, Carl N.
New York/Oxford Oxford University Press 1991 0-19-506380-5 / 9780195063806 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean green boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 400 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Social Science. 008535

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Right to Die: Understanding Euthanasia, Derek Humphry and Ann Wickett
14 The Right to Die: Understanding Euthanasia
Derek Humphry and Ann Wickett
New York Harper & Row 1986 0137811969 / 9780137811960 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and first printing with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with green cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean beige endpapers; no names, writing or marks.372 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Takes a hard look at one of today's most controversial issues and the moral, ethical and legal questions surrounding it. 023744

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15 The C. S. Lewis Encyclopedia: A Complete Guide to His Life, Thought and Writings
Duriez, Colin
Edison, NJ Inspirational Press 2000 0-88486-318-2 / 9780884863182 First Thus Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean pale yellow boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to base of spine, corners are sharp, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No remainder marks. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 240 pgs. with reference guide. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Explore the world of the twentieth century's greatest popularizer of the Christian faith. 8vo. Religion. 014918

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Philosopher's Holiday, Edman, Irwin
16 Philosopher's Holiday
Edman, Irwin
Viking Press 1938 First Edition Cloth Bds Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
270 pgs. VG Published November, 1938. Green cloth boards with silver lettering on cover, black spine with silver lettering. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names, bookplates or writing inside. Very light fading to extreme edges. Almost no wear to boards. 8vo. First Edition. 000501

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17 Philosopher's Holiday
Edman, Irwin
New York Viking Press 1938 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition, Published November 1938 in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 270 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), slight edge wear and age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Old newspaper article on Irwin Edman laid in. A wonderful memoir by a renowned professor of philosophy as he travels the world with wit and wisdom. 025037

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Philosopher's Holiday, Edman, Irwin
18 Philosopher's Holiday
Edman, Irwin
New York Viking 1938 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards (one tiny faint spot to cover) with silver lettering on cover, black cloth spine with silver lettering/decoration. No fraying or wear. Hint of slightest fading to edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers with previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 270 pgs. 8vo. Travel. 013719

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Character, Emerson, Ralh Waldo
19 Character
Emerson, Ralh Waldo
New York Dodge Publishing 1900 unknown softcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Pocket size book with original red ribbon binding tie in excellent condition. Clean paper boards with vellum-like decorated jacket (candlabra and pile of books, elaborate decoration extending from the "C" of "Character." 48 pages. All pages clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Frontis portrait of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Book measures approx. 3" x 6". Antiquarian - publication date unknown, circa 1900's. 021113

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Monochrome Society, Etzioni, Amitai
20 The Monochrome Society
Etzioni, Amitai
Princeton/Oxford Princeton University Press 2001 0-691-07090-3 / 9780691070902 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with metallic lettering on spine. No fraying or wear; tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 309 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Social Conditions. 015417

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