"THERE ARE PORTIONS OF THE REAL WORLD, OBJECTIVE FACTS IN THE WORLD, THAT ARE ONLY FACTS BY HUMAN AGREEMENT": FIRST EDITION OF SEARLE'S THE CONSTRUCTION OF SOCIAL REALITY; SIGNED BY HIM
The Construction of Social Reality.
Searle, John R.$450.00
Item Number: 88030
New York: The Free Press, 1995.
First edition of Searle’s reply to Derrida’s philosophy of deconstruction. Octavo, original boards. Signed by John Searle on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket painting by Henri Matisse.
Widely acknowledged for his contributions to social philosophy, American philosopher and professor John Rogers Searle has published dozens of theoretical texts debating the constructs of language, consciousness and reality. Searle published The Consctruction of Social Reality as a direct response to French philosopher Jacques Derrida's theory of deconstruction which critiques the relationship between text and meaning.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Basic Books, 1998.
First edition of this later philosophical work by Searle. Octavo, original boards. Boldly signed by John R. Searle on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Michael Storrings.
"Perhaps the most widely read golf tutorial ever written": First Edition of Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf; Signed by Legendary golfer Ben Hogan
New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1957.
First edition of one of the best-selling golf books of all-time. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Ben Hogan on the front free endpaper. Fine in a very good dust jacket. Illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. Rare and desirable signed.
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.
New York: Charles Scribners, 1925.
First edition, first state with “chatter” p.60, “northern” p.119, “sick in tired” p.205, and “Union Street station” p. 211. Octavo, original dark green cloth. In near fine condition, with the gilt lettering to the spine bright, light rubbing to the endpaper.
"And the devil take the hindmost": First Edition of Robert Penn Warrens Pulitzer Prize Winning Work; Signed by Him
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1946.
First edition of the author’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work. Review copy with the slip tipped in the front free endpaper. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Robert Penn Warren on the title page. From the library of Donald Drapkin, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Some rubbing to the bottom cloth, an excellent example in the first issue dust jacket with light professional restoration. Housed in an elaborate custom half morocco clamshell box.