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Archive of offprints, speeches, and extracts, many inscribed

RARE AND DESIRABLE ARCHIVE OF 17 KARL POPPER OFFPRINTS, SPEECHES, AND EXTRACTS, TEN INSCRIBED BY KARL POPPER

POPPER, Karl. Archive of offprints, speeches, and extracts, many inscribed. London, St. Albans, Oxford, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, 1947-89. Seventeen offprints, lectures, and extracts.

Rare and exceptional archives of 17 Karl Popper offprints, lectures, and extracts spanning his career from the late 1940s through the 1980s, ten inscribed on the front wrappers by Karl Popper. $17,500.

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Theory of Moral Sentiments

“SMITH HIMSELF RANKED IT ABOVE THE WEALTH OF NATIONS

SMITH, Adam. Theory of Moral Sentiments. London, 1761.

Scarce and important second edition of Smith’s first book, the first with Smith’s major additions and revisions at the core of “his central concepts of sympathy and the impartial spectator” (Tribe, 14), a work increasingly regarded as “one of the truly outstanding books in the intellectual history of the world” (Amartya Sen). $16,500.

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Essayes Written in French

“THE UNFOLDING OF A MIND OF GENIUS IN DIALOGUE WITH ITSELF”

MONTAIGNE. Essayes Written in French. London, 1613.

Second edition in English of Montaigne’s seminal masterpiece, with the important Elizabethan translation of John Florio used by Shakespeare as a source for The Tempest (circa 1611), a work profoundly influenced by Lucretius, who is quoted almost a hundred times in the work, a splendid folio volume in contemporary calf boards. $16,000.

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Magnalia Christi Americana

"THE MOST FAMOUS AMERICAN BOOK OF COLONIAL TIMES AND THE INDISPENSABLE SOURCE FOR COLONIAL SOCIAL HISTORY"

MATHER, Cotton. Magnalia Christi Americana. London, 1702.

The exceptionally rare and exceedingly significant first edition of Cotton Mather's salvation history of colonial Massachusetts, the "most important 18th-century American book" (Howes M391), including the earliest 18th-century general map of New England (often not present). $15,000.

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Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall

“THE DISTILLATION OF A LIFETIME’S WISDOM BY THE WISEST MAN OF HIS DAY”

BACON, Francis. Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall. London, 1625.

First complete edition (and the last edition to appear during Bacon’s lifetime), extremely scarce first issue, containing 58 essays, a splendid copy bound in full morocco gilt by Riviere. $15,000.

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Of the Law of Warre and Peace...

"THE FOUNDATION OF MODERN INTERNATIONAL LAW" AND AN IMPORTANT INFLUENCE ON THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

GROTIUS, Hugo. Of the Law of Warre and Peace… London, 1654.

First edition in English of this cornerstone treatise on law and government, with engraved frontispiece portrait, in contemporary calf. $14,500.

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Essays on Philosophical Subjects

"A FEW DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH… HE GAVE ORDERS TO DESTROY ALL HIS MANUSCRIPTS, EXCEPTING SOME DETACHED ESSAYS, WHICH HE ENTRUSTED TO THE CARE OF HIS EXECUTORS"

SMITH, Adam. Essays on Philosophical Subjects. London, 1795.

First edition of this core volume of Smith's essays, issued posthumously, featuring the important first publication of History of Astronomy that seeks "to explain what drives 'philosophers' to ask the questions they do," an impressive wide-margined volume handsomely bound. $13,800.

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Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. WITH: Enquirer

"NO WORK IN OUR TIME GAVE SUCH A BLOW TO THE PHILOSOPHICAL MIND OF THE COUNTRY"

GODWIN, William. Enquiry Concerning Political Justice. WITH: Enquirer . London, 1796, 1797. Three volumes.

First octavo edition of Godwin's revolutionary masterwork, the first edition with his extensive revisions—"his passionate advocacy of individualism, his trust in the fundamental goodness of man, and his opposition to all restrictions on liberty have endured" (PMM)—a profound influence on Jefferson, viewed as Godwin's "American born counterpart," this work uniformly bound with the first edition of Godwin's Enquiry signed on the title page by William King, an especially memorable association set from the estate library of King, Eighth Baron King and First Earl of Lovelace, and his wife, Ada Byron Lovelace, daughter of Lord Byron and famed as the first computer programmer in her work with Babbage, each volume with estate library inkstamps, spines with gilt-stamped "K" monograms and "suns," in contemporary calf and marbled boards. $10,500.

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