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AWFUL EXPOSURE OF THE ATROCIOUS PLOT FORMED BY CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS AGANST THE CLERGY AND NUNS OF LOWER CANADA, THROUGH THE INTERVENTION OF MARIA MONK. With an Authentic Narrative of Her Life, from Her Birth to the Present Moment....
New York: Printed for Jones & Co. of Montreal, 1836.
12mo, dark green floral decorated cloth, spine titled "Maria Monk" in gilt (added later, I believe). 131 pp. Light remains of an oval gilt stamp at foot of spine; burn spot to fore margin of front cover; endpapers spotted and foxed, with moderate foxing in text; ink number to top corner of title page; pp 127-28 have a vertical crease (manufacturing flaw, no loss of printing), and a chip to lower outer corner with loss of three or four words; VG tight copy otherwise. One of the more important refutations of the Maria Monk anti-Catholic fraud, quite famous in its day. Contains the statements of people who knew Maria Monk in Montreal at the time she was supposedly living in a nunnery, and other damning evidence of her fabrication. With the help of American anti-Catholic nativists, earlier in 1836 she had published her fantasy about getting pregnant in a Montreal nunnery. Later in 1836 she published an enlarged and revised edition of her sensational book in which she specifically answered some of the charges in the present book. TPL 7395, Lande 1922, Gagnon II 86.
$295.00                          Book Number: 24345                          Order / Enquire



A. N. Whitehead; Bertrand Russell
Principia Mathematica to *56
Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Later printing of the 1962 paperback edition. Octavo, card covers. Fine copy. This is an abridged text of Vol. I of the three volume hardcover original.
$19.95                          Book Number: 47268                          Order / Enquire



ACOSTA, Uriel (1585-1640)
A SPECIMEN OF HUMAN LIFE
New York: Bergman, 1967.
Rose cloth. pp 127, [5]. Distributor's sticker on front free endpaper, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Acosta was the son of a noble Portuguese family which had be forced to convert to Catholicism. He fled Portugal for Amsterdam where he could practice his ancestral religion, Judaism. Reacting against Rabbincal Judaism, he formulated his Eleven Theses, which are for the first time translated into a book in English here. He was exiled and reviled by the Jewish community, flogged in public in the great synagogue, spit upon, his books burned. and committed suicide as a result. This book is his autobiography, with new material for the first time translated into English. Uncommon book.
$25.00                          Book Number: 41535                          Order / Enquire



ARNOLD, Thomas
TWO SERMONS ON THE INTERPRETATION OF PROPHECY, Preached in the Chapel of Rugby School. With Notes.
Oxford: John Henry Parker, 1839.
pp [6], (viii), 77, [5]. Bound in 19th century brown calf spine elaborately decorated in gilt with black labels, and brown diaper cloth bordered in gilt and blind, gilt decorated edges, blind inner dentelles, marbled page edges and endpapers, bound-in ribbon bookmark. Foxing to first and last two leaves; front cover just a wee bit bowed; free endpapers a bit curled; else fine. NCBEL III 1462.
$125.00                          Book Number: 15185                          Order / Enquire



AYER, Alfred J. (A.J. Ayer, 1910-89)
LANGUAGE, TRUTH AND LOGIC
London: Gollancz, 1936.
Octavo, original blue cloth. pp 254, (2). Small, Oxford, Jan, 1936, ink private owner name on front free endpaper, usual yellowing to page edges; spine lightly darkened; scattered light and erasable pencil underlining and a few margin notes in text; rubbing to lower edges at outer corners; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, lacking the rare dust jacket. The author's first book, issued in an edition of 500 copies, when he was only 26. A very important and influential philosophy book, presenting the tenets of logical empiricism, one the most important philosopy books of the 20th century.
$395.00                          Book Number: 32791                          Order / Enquire



BECKER, Lawrence C.
ON JUSTIFYING MORAL JUDGMENTS
New York: Humanities Press, 1973.
Red cloth. pp xii, 199. Fine copy, no owner marks. Jacket has faintly sunned spine, one nick, else fine.
$17.50                          Book Number: 41176                          Order / Enquire



Bencivenga, Ermanno
The Discipline of Subjectivity: An Essay on Montaigne
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, c1990,
Second printing. Maroon cloth, pp 132, indexed, A fine, jacketless copy, no owner marks.
$9.95                          Book Number: 47479                          Order / Enquire



Benhabib, Seyla
Critique, Norm and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations Critical Theory
New York: Columbia University Press, c1986,
Second printing. Green cloth, pp 455. A fine, jacketless copy, no owner names.
$19.95                          Book Number: 47328                          Order / Enquire



Benhabib, Seyla
Critique, Norm and Utopia: A Study of the Foundations Critical Theory
New York: Columbia University Press, c1986,
Second printing. Green cloth, pp 455. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47383                          Order / Enquire



Boudon, Raymond
The Analysis of Ideology. Translated by Malcolm Slater
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1989.
Blue boards, pp 241. Fine fine jacket, no owner marks..
$16.95                          Book Number: 47342                          Order / Enquire



Bové, Paul A.
Intellectuals in Power: A Genealogy of Critical Humanism
New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.
White cloth, pp 340. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks.
$19.95                          Book Number: 47354                          Order / Enquire



BRIGGS, John C.
FRANCIS BACON AND THE RHETORIC OF NATURE
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989.
Grey cloth. pp (xvi), 285. Index. Fine in very nearly fine jacket. "Francis Bacon and the Rhetoric of Nature offers a synthesis of Bacons views about language and nature. John Briggs clarifies the close relation between Bacons famous reform of scientific method and his less well-known conceptions of rhetoric, nature, and religion. He examines traditional views of nature and persuasion that were influential in the intellectual and practical life of early-seventeenth-century England, and shows how Bacon replaces the old nature with is gradual unfolding of organic potential with a new nature of violence, secrecy, and instantaneous revelation rewarding the self-abnegating, assiduous sons of science. Briggs explores Bacons paradoxes and puzzles in the context of the older Aristotelian and cosmological perspective, paying particular attention to the views of persuasion. He points out a remarkable and complex consistency in Bacons use of Solomon, Moses, Paul, and the Greeks, and reveals the depth of Bacons conviction that nature is Gods code, which scientists decipher and exploit. He uncovers, throughout in Bacons work, a darker, more Machiavellian and ingenious Bacon than the twentieth-century admirers of his rationalist facade have identified." - jacket.
$30.00                          Book Number: 43655                          Order / Enquire



Brown, Harold I.
Rationality
London: Routledge, 1988.
Red boards. pp 244, indexed. Problems of philosophy series. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks.
$19.95                          Book Number: 47483                          Order / Enquire



CARTER, (Hugh) [L.T. Hobhouse].
THE SOCIAL THEORIES OF L.T. HOBHOUSE.
Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1968.
Facsimile reprint of the 1927 University of North Carolina Press edition. Octavo, hardcover, grey cloth. (iii)-viii, 137 pp. Faint soiling to front cover, rubber stamped name on front free endpaper, else fine, no jacket.
$15.00                          Book Number: 20558                          Order / Enquire



COLLINS, Arthur W.
THOUGHT AND NATURE: studiies in rationalist philosophy
Notre Dame, IN: Univerisity of Notre Dame Press, 1985.
Dark blue cloth. pp (xii), 248 pp. Index. Fine in fine jacket. "In five connected essays on Descartes, Leibniz, Spinoza, and Kant, Arthur Collins presents 17th and 18th century rationalism as the determining influence on modern empiricism and the philosophy of mind."
$25.00                          Book Number: 43669                          Order / Enquire



CROCKER, (Lester G.) [Jean-Jacques Rousseau].
JEAN-JACQUES ROSSEAU. The Quest (1712-1758). The Prophetic Voice (1758-1778).
New York: Macmillan, 1974.
2nd printing. Two volumes, 8vo, grey-brown cloth. (xii), 372; (x), 385, [5] pp. A fine pair in fine jackets, no previous owner names. A study and biography of the great author. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$35.00                          Book Number: 12099                          Order / Enquire



DAVIS, Calvin
CENTENNIAL SOUVENIR OF FIRST METHODIST CHURCH. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
No place (Hamilton, Ontario): Centennial Committee, no date [1924]., 1924.
Octavo. Maroon cloth gilt, imitation green marbled endpapers. [2], 271, [3] pp. Portrait to verso of title leaf with inserted tissue guard, numerous photos in text. Spine lightly rubbed to folds, mild wear to spine tips; ink inscription to first (blank ) leaf; VG copy otherwise.
$30.00                          Book Number: 11559                          Order / Enquire



DAWSON, Miles Menander, arranger
THE ETHICS OF CONFUCIUS: sayings of the master and his disciples upon the conduct of "The Superior Man". Arranged according to the plan of Confucius with running commentary by Miles Menander Dawson...
New York: Putnam's, 1915.
Black cloth gilt lettered. pp [2], (xxii), 323, [1], (4, ads), [2] + frontispiece with tissue guard. Indexed. Text paper lightly toned, ink owner inscriptiion at front, VG otherwise.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47687                          Order / Enquire



DAY, John Patrick
INDUCTIVE PROBABILITY
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1961.
Red cloth. pp xvi, 336. Small ink owner name at front, else fine. Jacket has nicks and small chips along top edge, VG otherwise.
$19.50                          Book Number: 41171                          Order / Enquire



Del Caro, Adrian
Nietzsche Contra Nietzsche: Creativity and the Anti-Romantic
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1989.
Green cloth, pp 314. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks.
$24.95                          Book Number: 47355                          Order / Enquire



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