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
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.
“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.
Autographed Letter Signed by one of the most influential Thinkers in the history of liberalism John Stuart Mill
Autographed letter signed by the great philosopher John Stuart Mill. It reads, “Allow me to thank you for your kind invitation to dinner on Friday the 10th, but my occupations compel me at present to decline all evening engagements, and on that particular evening I am obliged to be at the House on account of Mr. Fawcett’s motion to open Dublin University.” In fine condition. Henry Fawcett, a blind member of Parliament, was a close friend of Mill’s and disputed the educational monopoly in Ireland of the University of Dublin.
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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"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.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
New York: Free Press, 1992.
First edition of the author’s most well-known work. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For William Here are good ideas- Peter Bernstein." Fine in a fine dust jacket.