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GREEN (Thomas Hill): HOBSON (J. A. - his copy): Lectures on the Principles of Political Obligation.. with a Preface by Bernard Bosanquet,
252pp royal octavo, J. A. HOBSON'S COPY with a printed book label to that effect presenting it to King's College Newcastle, WITH A PAGE OF INDEXED AUTOGRAPH NOTES BY HOBSON AT END AND SOME PENCILLED MARGINALLIA IN THE TEXT, original cloth, spine expertly repaired, fine association copy, London, Longmans, 1895. First edition in this form of a selection from Green's Philosophical Works, with a supplement by Bosanquet. Includes discussion of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Spinoza et al - directly within Hobson's own professional focus. * Hobson, 1858-1940, English economist and journalist, achieved wide popularity as a lecturer and writer. Criticizing classical economics, which centered on man's mechanical response to inflexible economic laws, he held that economic theory was bound up with the ethical problems of social welfare and should be a guide to reform. The economic measures he supported prefigured the more fully developed ideas of John Maynard Keynes. Hobson advocated partial socialization, and in Imperialism (1902) he interpreted imperialism as a product of the economic excesses of capitalism. "While Hobson made original and fruitful contributions to economic thought, his approach to the problems of society was that of a sociologist rather than an economic theorist. He refused to treat ethics, politics and economics in isolation from each other, and his best work was done in the border region where studies, conventionally separated, intersect. Acutely conscious as he was of the tricks played by interest on reason, he rejected, as warped by an unconscious class-bias, both the individualist economics of his youth and the proletarian economics which attacked them. His own version of socialism drew a distinction between standardized industries, which could appropriately be nationalised, and those in which personal taste and skill play an important part. It proposed to secure the advantages of collective ownership where, as in the case of monopolies, that policy would best serve the public interest, while preserving a large field for individual initiative and ingenuity in meeting the demand for qualitative production." - R. H. Tawney. Often considered outside the orthodox mainstream, nevertheless no less a figure than Keynes himself valued Hobson's work highly and paid handsome tribute to him in the seminal General Theory (1936): "Mr Hobson has flung himself with unflagging ardour and courage against the ranks of orthodoxy... The publication of [his book] The Physiology of Industry, 1889, the first and most significant of many volumes, marks, in a sense, an epoch in economic thought..." Keynes sent out 80 presentation copies of The General Theory to economists and Hobson was amongst them. Moggridge's Collected Writings of John Maynard Keynes, vol XXIX, p.208-211, reprints a very interesting exchange of letters between Keynes and Hobson, Hobson having written his observations on receipt of the book ("which I am reading with great interest"). Hobson later writes: "I have now finished reading your great book, and I hope and expect its shattering exposure of the neo-classical theory and policy will have its due effect on those younger economists who are not too deeply committed to the teaching of their text-books.." Their exchange of correspondence is largely concerned with the role of investment and saving, and concludes with Keynes confessing: "I am ashamed how blind I was for many years to your essential contention as to the insufficiency of effective demand..." (Book ref. 20505)   £300.00
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MILL (John Stuart): The Earlier Letters of John Stuart Mill 1812-1848,
2 vols, being vols XII and XIII of the Collected Edition (only), 784pp royal octavo, a very good set in original cloth, with dust-wrappers (one wrapper a little creased), Toronto, University Toronto Press, 1963. The best modern edition. Prints 537 letters of which 238 are published for the first time. PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. (Book ref. 20493)   £40.00
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MILL (John Stuart): Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy,
2 vols, being vols II and III of the Collected Edition (only), 1166pp royal octavo, a very good set in original cloth, with dust-wrappers, Toronto, University Toronto Press, 1965. The best modern edition with all the variant readings and revisions collated for the first time. PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. (Book ref. 20491)   £120.00
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MILL (John Stuart): Essays on Economics and Society,
2 vols, being vols IV and V of the Collected Edition (only), 847pp royal octavo, a very good set in original cloth, with dust-wrappers, Toronto, University Toronto Press, 1967. The best modern edition. PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. (Book ref. 20492)   £90.00
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BEVERIDGE (William Henry, with others); HOOPER (Sydney E. editor): The Deeper Causes of the War and its Issues, [A Collection of Addresses given under the Auspices of the British Institute of Philosophy in the Assembly Hall of the Royal Empire Society, London],
First Edition, 206pp octavo, library bookplate and label on front board but still a very good copy in original cloth, London, Allen, 1940.Beveridge's contribution is chapter VIII titled "Peace by Federation", p.156-206. (Book ref. 20433)   £25.00
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RUSSELL (Arthur, Lord): Papers read at the meetings of the metaphysical society,
First Edition, 98pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original grey paper printed wrappers, PRIVATELY PRINTED, 1896. (Book ref. 19946)   £20.00
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Thalbitzer (Sophus): Emotion and Insanity (International library of psychology, philosophy, and scientific method)
First Edition, 128pp tall octavo, ex Tavistock Clinic copy with library stamp, a very good copy in original cloth, London, Kegan Paul, 1926. (Book ref. 19660)   £8.00
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LEIBNITZ; RILEY (Patrick, editor, translator): The Political Writings of Leibniz,
translated and edited, with an introduction and notes, First Edition, 206pp tall octavo, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1972. (Book ref. 19625)   £12.00
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HOLBACH (Paul Henry Dietrich Thiry, Baron d'); MIRABAUD (Jean-Baptiste): Systeme De La Nature, ou Des Loix du Monde Physique, & du Monde Moral,
Nouvelle Edition, augmentee par l'Auteur, & a laquelle on a joint plusieurs pieces des meilleurs Auteurs relatives aux meme objects, 2 vols, [10], 397; 500, [3]pp large octavo, fine set in contemporary calf gilt with contrasting labels, "A Londres", 1774.This revised edition of D'Holbach's chief work was first published in 1770 under the assumed name of Mirabaud, Secretary of the French Academy (who had died in 1760). Now commonly referred to as "The Bible of Atheism",it created a firestorm of opposition and even drew the ire of Voltaire and Frederick the Great. No printer's name appeared on this title, due to the certaintly that the work was potentially extremely dangerous for the real author and the publisher and printer. A photograph can be sent of this book on request. (Book ref. 19234)   £260.00
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KAMES (Henry) HOME, Lord: Sketches of the History of Man.
In two volumes... First Edition, xii, 519; 507pp quarto, with half titles in both volumes, a very good set in contemporary polished calf, professionally rebacked (by Lloyd) with red leather labels and raised bands, Edinburgh: printed for W. Creech, Edinburgh; and for W. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London, 1774. Chuo 139; Jessop p. 141. First edition of this important contribution to the pre-history of sociology by the chief exponent of the Scottish Enlightenment, who was, together with Adam Smith, the main adherent of the historical method in legal and philosophical writings. In his Sketches Kames describes the progress made by man, in respect of language, food, commerce, the arts, science, government, morality and religion. The introductory essay on The Origin of Men and of Languages is followed by three books on the Progress of Men Dependent on Society, Progress of Men in Society and Progress of Sciences. There is also an interesting section of nearly 100 pages in volume II titled "Progress of the Female Sex", in which Kames traces "the gradual progress of women, from their low state in savage tribes, to their elevated state in civilized nations." Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 19210)   £1900.00
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JONES (William) [NEWTON]: An Essay on the First Principles of Natural Philosophy
wherein the use of Natural Means, or Second Causes, in the Oeconomy of the Material World, is Demonstrated from Reason, Experiments of Various Kinds, and Testimony of Antiquity, First Edition, vi, 281pp with three folding plates, quarto, a very good copy in modern quarter calf old style (by Lloyd), Oxford, Clarendon, 1762. Wallis, Newton 101.6; Babson 76. An attack on Newton's theories of attraction and repulsion for their lack of a proper basis in physical causes. An interesting discussion of 'physical causes' for which Jones maintains must account for all phenomena, for "no Physical Effect is really explained, unless it is deduced from a Pysical cause... The followers of Newton and Des-cartes, having thus admitted something which is arbitrary in the very foundation of their schemes; we can never expect to see their disputes brought to any issue, so long as there are men equally learned and ingenious to perpetuate them." Jones was elected FRS in 1775. Photograph available on request. (Book ref. 19209)   £520.00
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MANUEL (Frank E.): The New World of Henri Saint-Simon,
First Edition, 433pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, Harvard University Press, 1956. (Book ref. 19165)   £14.00
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SINNETT (A.P. ): In the Next World: Actual Narratives of Personal Experiences
By Some Who Have Passed on, early reprint of First Edition, 102pp octavo, advertisements at end, a very good copy in original cloth, London, Theosophical Publishing House, 1918. (Book ref. 18884)   £20.00
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SINNETT (A. P.): Nature's Mysteries,
First Edition, 184pp octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, (back cover with watersplash), London, and Benares, Theosophical Publishing Company, 1901. Rare first edition - often reprinted. (Book ref. 18886)   £18.00
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WINFIELD (Richard Dien): The Just Economy,
First Edition, 252pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, New York, London, Routledge, 1988. Focus on Hegel's theory of justice. (Book ref. 18308)   £10.00
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RUSSELL (Dora): The Religion of the Machine Age,
First Edition, 267pp tall octavo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Routledge, 1983. (Book ref. 18363)   £10.00
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LEIBNIZ: ISHIGURO (Hide): Leibniz's Philosophy of Logic and Language,
First Edition, 157pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Duckworth, 1972. (Book ref. 18367)   £10.00
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GOETHE; GAGE (John, editor): Goethe on Art,
selected, edited and translated by John Gage,First Edition, 251pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Scolar, 1980. (Book ref. 18213)   £10.00
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COWLEY (Fraser): A Critique of British Empiricism,
First Edition, 214pp tall octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, title page unmarked, with dust-wrapper, London, Macmillan, 1968. (Book ref. 18229)   £10.00
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MACINTYRE (Alasdair): A Short History of Ethics,
reprint, 280pp tall octavo, paperback, a few library marks but a very good copy, London, Routledge, 1993. (Book ref. 18124)   £6.00
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