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Dialogo... sopra i due massimi Sisstemi del mondo tolemaico

"THE DIALOGO, FAR MORE THAN ANY OTHER WORK, MADE THE HELIOCENTRIC SYSTEM A COMMONPLACE"

GALILEI, Galileo. Dialogo… sopra i due massimi Sisstemi del mondo tolemaico. Florence, 1632.

First edition of the work that led to Galileo's persecution by the Inquisition, his famous and celebrated defense of the Copernican system, with 31 in-text woodcut illustrations and diagrams. An excellent copy in attractive vellum binding. $125,000.

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On Liberty

“THE GREATEST GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY IS INSEPARABLE FROM THE LIBERTY OF THE INDIVIDUAL”

MILL, John Stuart. On Liberty. London, 1859.

First edition of Mill's most famous work—"the final stage in the growth of Utilitarian doctrine… His arguments for freedom of every kind of thought or speech have never been improved on" (PMM), presentation copy, with "From the author" inscribed in a secretarial hand on the title page, with Thomas Carlyle's ownership signature, dated "Chelsea, 1859" in the year of publication. $22,500.

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Plato His Apology of Socrates and Phaedo

“THE OLDEST EXTANT DOCUMENT OF GREEK PHILOSOPHY”

PLATO. Plato His Apology of Socrates and Phaedo. London, 1675.

First edition in English of Plato's defense of Socrates and his record of Socrates' prison-cell discourse on the immortality of the soul, with engraved frontispiece depicting Socrates accepting his cup of hemlock. Considered the best introduction to Western philosophy. $18,500.

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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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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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