Rare Carte-de-Visite of John Stuart Mill; Signed by Him
John Stuart Mill Signed Carte-de-Visite.
Mill, John Stuart.$9,800.00
Item Number: 33088
Carte-de-visite signed by philosopher John Stuart Mill. 2.5 inches by 4 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 16 inches by 18 inches. Rare and desirable signed.
John Stuart Mill was an English philosopher and political economist. He was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of liberalism, contributing widely to social theory, political theory and political economy. Referred to as "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century", Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control.
Other Books by this Author
“define logic as the science which treats of the operations of the human understanding in the pursuit of truth": Rare First Edition of John Stuart Mill's The System of Logic
A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive, Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence, and the Methods of Scientific Investigation.
New York: John W. Parker, 1843.
First edition of this classic work on logic. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition with some wear to the cloth and overall toning. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. First editions in the original cloth are rare.
Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1848.
First American edition of John Stuart Mill’s classic treatise. Octavo, 2 volumes. Bound in full calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, morocco spine labels, gilt rules to the front and rear panels, raised bands. In excellent condition.
"The only freedom which deserves the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it": Rare First Edition of John Stuart Mills On Liberty
London: John W. Parker and Son, 1859.
First edition of this classic work, which remains the basis of much liberal political thought. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition, rebacked, ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A nicer than usual example.
London: Parker, 1861.
First edition of Mill’s classic treatise on representative government. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by John Stuart Mill on the half-title page as was the custom with 19th century writers and earlier, “From the Author.” From the library of Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet (1838-1928), with his signature. Trevelyan was a British statesman and author. In a ministerial career stretching almost 30 years, he was most notably twice Secretary for Scotland under William Ewart Gladstone and the Earl of Rosebery. He broke with Gladstone over the 1886 Irish Home Rule Bill, but after modifications were made to the bill he re-joined the Liberal Party shortly afterwards. Also a writer and historian, Trevelyan published The Life and Letters of Lord Macaulay, his maternal uncle, in 1876. In very good condition with some toning to the cloth and overall light wear. Housed in a custom half leather clamshell box.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.
First Edition of The (Mis)Behavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin, and Reward; Inscribed By Benoit Mandelbrot
New York: Basic Books, 2004.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the title page, “For William, with the compliments of the senior author Benoit Mandelbrot.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.