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  • “THE EXPLANATION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS WHICH MATHEMATICS ACCEPTS AS INDEFINABLE”: Rare First Edition of Bertrand Russell's The Principles of Mathematics

    RUSSELL, Bertrand.

    The Principles of Mathematics.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1903.

    First edition of this foundational work of mathematics, the first in English on the subject. Octavo, original blue cloth, titles to the spine in gilt. In near fine condition, with light rubbing. From the library of philosopher and historian of mathematics Dietrich Mahnke dated June 1939 on front pastedown, noting that the marginalia are those of the previous owner, Professor Friedrich Kunke. Rare and desirable with noted provenance.

    Price: $4,000.00     Item Number: 36082

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  • Inscribed by Bertrand Russell to his Publisher Horace Liveright

    RUSSELL, Bertrand.

    Marriage and Morals.

    New York: Horace Liveright 1929.

    First edition of this work by Russell, in which he questions the Victorian notions of morality regarding sex and marriage. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to his publisher, “To Horace Liveright from Bertrand Russell with love & admiration.” The recipient, Horace Liveright was an American publisher and stage producer. With Albert Boni, he founded the Modern Library and Boni & Liveright publishers. He published the books of numerous influential American and British authors. In 1917 Liveright founded the Modern Library. It was formed as a reprinting line, publishing inexpensive books from European modernists, while Liveright published the work of contemporary Americans. Liveright published work by T. S. Eliot (The Waste Land), Charles Fort (The Book of the Damned), Theodore Dreiser (An American Tragedy), and Bertrand Russell (Marriage and Morals). The company also published the first books by Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Hart Crane, Dorothy Parker, and S. J. Perelman. Housed in a custom cloth clamshell box. A significant association.

    Price: $7,800.00     Item Number: 54042

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  • First Edition of Russell's The Principles of Mathematics

    RUSSELL, Bertrand.

    The Principles of Mathematics. Volume 1.

    Cambridge: At the University 1903.

    First edition of Russell’s groundbreaking work. Quarto, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine. From the library of Brian Anthony Farrell with his ownership signature to the pastedown. Farrell’s work on Freud’s psychoanalytic theories, The Standing of Psychoanalysis, was published by Oxford University Press in 1981. In near fine condition. A nice example with noted provenance.

    Price: $2,250.00     Item Number: 53075

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  • First Edition of Russell's The Principles of Mathematics

    RUSSELL, Bertrand.

    The Principles of Mathematics. Volume 1.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1903.

    First edition of Russell’s groundbreaking work. Quarto, original cloth. From the library of philosopher Augusta Klein, with her annotations. Augusta Klein was an author and philosopher; co-author with William Ralph Boyce Gibson of The Problem of Logic. In near fine condition.

    Price: $2,500.00     Item Number: 97331

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