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[Francois-Vincent Toussaint]:
Manners: Translated from the French of Les Moeurs: wherein the principles of Morality of Social Duties, viz. Piety, Wisdom, Prudence, Fortitude, Justice,Temperance, Love, Friendship, Humanity, &c. &c. &c. are described in all their branches; the obligations of them shewn to consist in our Nature; and the enlargement of them strongly enforced.

London: W. Johnston, 1749. First edition. xlvi, 211, [ix] index. Paper slightly yellowed, pages otherwise very good with a little faint foxing. Heraldic crest to pastedown, and the ownership name of Thos Davison, Ferry Hill, to the head of the title page. [In 1754, Davison founded 'Mr Davison's Hospital' '- for six unmarried women, to be daughters and widows of burgesses' in Newcastle: who knows but that this book may have stirred him to such an act?] 12mo, 17x10cms, edges sprinkled, in contemporary binding of full calf, spine with five raised bands, ruled and decorated gilt, rubbed, with a new label. Boards ruled gilt, a little crazed and marked. Firm, joints refurbished with Japanese tissue. A nice copy. VG+.

Price: £225.00


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Friedrich Nietzsche:
Götzen-Dämmerung, oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophirt.

Leipzig: C.G. Naumann, n.d. [1893]. Zweite Auflage. [vi], ii, 116pp. Contents very clean, with some foxing to the prelims, and the final page has some foxing and soiling. 1893 ownership name to half-title, and date neatly added to foot of title page. Grained endpapers with intricate gilt pattern. 22.5x15.5cms, in contemporary binding of green marbled boards, firm, with a little minor soiling and small scuffs to extremities. Very nice copy. Very Good+.

Price: £250.00


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E.S.P. Haynes:
Lycurgus or The Future of Law. In the 'To-day and To-morrow' series [aka 'Today and Tomorrow'].

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, n.d. [1926?]. Early edition. Very nice copy in protected dust jacket. 94, (ii), +20pp information about the series. First owner's neat name in faded ink to front fly. Errata slip tipped in at p.13. Light foxing to closed edges and title page. In the series binding of brown-black paper-covered boards with ruled cream title labels to front and spine: spine label slightly foxed. Bright and firm, corners sharp, in the protected bright fresh jacket. Lovely copy. Near Fine in fine dust-jacket.

Price: £25.00


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Norman Haire:
Hymen or The Future of Marriage. from the 'To-day and To-morrow' series [aka 'Today and Tomorrow'].

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1928. Third Impression. 96pp + 20pp of information about the series. Very nice copy in protected dust jacket. First owner's neat name in faded ink to front fly. Light foxing to closed edges, and minor foxing to a few pages. In the series binding of brown-black paper-covered boards with ruled cream title labels to front and spine. Bright and firm, corners sharp. Jackets bright with small closed tears, spines a little rubbed. VG+ in VG dust-jacket.

Price: £30.00


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Sir Richard Paget:
Babel, or The Past, Present and Future of Human Speech. In the 'To-day and To-morrow' series [aka 'Today and Tomorrow'].

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1930. First edition. Very nice copy in protected dust jacket. 94, (ii), +20pp information about the series. First owner's neat name in faded ink to front fly. Foxing to closed edges and to first and last few pages. In the series binding of brown-black paper-covered boards with ruled cream title labels to front and spine. Bright and firm, corners sharp, slightly mottled, with minor scuffs to edges. In the protected bright fresh jacket. Lovely copy. VG+ in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £48.00


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Stapledon, Olaf:
Youth and Tomorrow.

London: St Botolph Publishing Co, 1946. First Edition. 111pp. Contents clean: printed on thin paper, slightly cockled. Slight tanning to endpapers, and bubbling to pastedowns. In the original binding of light blue cloth titled in black, clean and bright, with minimal signs of wear. In the protected green dustjacket: this is browned in places, with some fraying to top edge. 'In this book I shall try to describe the far-reaching transformation of morals and manners through which we are now passing, and I shall venture to look forward a little into the future to see where it is likely to lead.' The great futurologist gets to grips with the world post-war. Very nice copy. Near Fine in VG- dust-jacket.

Price: £32.00


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Andre Niel: translated from the French:
Krishnamurti: The Man in Revolt.

Bombay: Chetana, 1957. First English edition. xiii, (iii), 109pp, with magenta frontis photo of a portrait bust of Krishnamurti by Antoine Bourdelle. Contents fresh and clean. Early ownership name to pastedown (beneath jacket flap): endpapers have some faint tanning. Book is in three parts: Krishnamurti and the Fundamental Revolution; Creative Freedom; and Krishnamurti and Marx. In the original untitled binding of red cloth, bright and firm. In the protected unclipped buff dust jacket: clean and bright, with slight soiling to leading edge, and small nicks to spine ends and top right of front panel. Very nice copy. Near Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £40.00


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Sho-o Amasaki:
Aldous Huxley and Buddhism. [inscribed copy]

Japan: Yamaguchi Shoten, 1961. First edition. viii, 63, [i]. With the author's signed 1961 gift inscription to the front free endpaper. Contents otherwise clean and unmarked. 21x15cms, in the original plain card covers with a green jacket designed by Hiromasa Kantory: besides having the usual front and rear flaps, this also has flaps folding over the covers along top and bottom edges. It is clean, with some fading to the top edge and the spine: as its edges are slightly proud of the book, there is a little scuffing, with an internal tissue repair to a short split to the bottom edge. Fine in very good dust-jacket.

Price: £60.00


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Barrie Paskins & Michael Dockrill:
The Ethics of War.

London: Duckworth, 1979. First edition. xii, 332pp. Contents clean and fresh and unmarked. In the original binding of black cloth, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright and sharp, foot of spine slightly blunted. In the protected red dust jacket, bright and fresh, price-clipped with publisher's revised price sticker adjacent, head of spine slightly knocked, front fold slightly rolled. Very nice copy. In the original cloth binding, spine titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm..

Price: £40.00


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Stephen P. Turner, edited by:
Emile Durkheim: Sociologist and Moralist.

London: Routledge, 1993. First edition. xiv, 253. Contents unmarked, very fresh and clean, appears unread. In the original Routledge binding of smooth grey paper-covered boards, very clean, corners sharp, slight blunting to spine ends. Near Fine.

Price: £50.00


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Thomas Dixon:
From Passions to Emotions. The Creation of a Secular Psychological Category.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005 Reprint. x, 287pp. Feels very fresh, but has three lines of notes to rear pastdown, referring to passages on pp29-30, and these passages are lightly marked with lines in the margins. 'Hardback edition at paperback price' stamped to copyright page. All otherwise very fresh and clean. In the original black cloth-textured binding titled in gilt, clean, bright and firm, foot of spine blunted. In the unclipped silver pictorial dust jacket, crisp and fresh. Very Good in near fine dust-jacket.

Price: £40.00


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