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  • 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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41535
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  • QUENTIN, A.P.
    A TAOIST PEARL

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, light green decorated cloth stamped in black. pp (xvi), (144) + frontispiece (duplicating front cover); 15 designs in text and a few vignette drawings as tailpieces. An account of Father Siao Chi San, a Christian convert and priest. Text paper a bit toned, else a fine, bright copy. The dust jacket has a damp stain, small chips at ends, and small holes, to spine. Short edge tears and some yellowing to panels; good. Made from UK (SPCK) sheets. Whiteman, Macmillan of Canada, Appendix 353 E. The Author's Foreword is dated Toronto, October, 1927. "The art pages of this book were designed and drawn by Miss E.M. Breithaupt, of Kitchener, Ontario, who spend several yeas designing…

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    Toronto: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, light green decorated cloth stamped in black. pp (xvi), (144) + frontispiece (duplicating front cover); 15 designs in text and a few vignette drawings as tailpieces. An account of Father Siao Chi San, a Christian convert and priest. Text paper a bit toned, else a fine, bright copy. The dust jacket has a damp stain, small chips at ends, and small holes, to spine. Short edge tears and some yellowing to panels; good. Made from UK (SPCK) sheets. Whiteman, Macmillan of Canada, Appendix 353 E. The Author's Foreword is dated Toronto, October, 1927. "The art pages of this book were designed and drawn by Miss E.M. Breithaupt, of Kitchener, Ontario, who spend several yeas designing for the China Health Association. They are based upon an intimate study of designs found on Chinese walls, porcelain, silks and coins." - p. vii. A nice copy. The designs, by a Canadian artist, are quite attractive. She also did the attractive cover design.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35850
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  • CANDIDE, ou l'Optimisme, Traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph, par M. de V. by VOLTAIRE, François Arouet de, 1694-1778
    VOLTAIRE, François Arouet de, 1694-1778
    CANDIDE, ou l'Optimisme, Traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph, par M. de V.

    No place (Rouen): No publisher, 1759. Rouen edition. 12mo, 16cm, pp (215) (including 3 page Table at rear, last page numbered 315), bound in modern marbled paper with leather spine label, red page edges. Scattered light foxing, but text is VG+, unworn. Page 195 numbered 105, last signature using smaller type. See Begesco 1441. The earliest edition was printed clandestinely (as were all the early editions) in Geneva by Cramer (299 pp, only perhaps a dozen known copies of the true first). CANDIDE was published more or less simultaneously in five countries no later than 15 Jan., 1759. Eighteen 1759 French language editions are known today. PMM 204. This famous satire on religious and philosophical (Leibnitz) optimism is Voltaire's…

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    No place (Rouen): No publisher, 1759. Rouen edition. 12mo, 16cm, pp (215) (including 3 page Table at rear, last page numbered 315), bound in modern marbled paper with leather spine label, red page edges. Scattered light foxing, but text is VG+, unworn. Page 195 numbered 105, last signature using smaller type. See Begesco 1441. The earliest edition was printed clandestinely (as were all the early editions) in Geneva by Cramer (299 pp, only perhaps a dozen known copies of the true first). CANDIDE was published more or less simultaneously in five countries no later than 15 Jan., 1759. Eighteen 1759 French language editions are known today. PMM 204. This famous satire on religious and philosophical (Leibnitz) optimism is Voltaire's best-known work, one of the most famous of the French Enlightenment, and a widely read classic of world literature even today.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 33669
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  • (COLLECTED WORKS Volume 2). Untimely Meditations (Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen) (text in Russian) by Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
    Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900
    (COLLECTED WORKS Volume 2). Untimely Meditations (Unzeitgemässe Betrachtungen) (text in Russian)

    Moscow: 1909. Tall octavo, bound in maroon cloth, spine gilt lettered witgh title "Nietasche Philosophy". pp (iii)-xxxvii, 426, [4] + frontispiece with tissue guard. Margins of endpaper yellowed from binding materials; small rubber stamp with 4 digit ink number on blank recto of frontispiece, half-title page, and title page; else a fine copy of this Russian language edition. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39644
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  • Krupnik, Mark, editor (Jacques Derrida)
    Displacement: Derrida and After

    Edition: First printing

    Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 1983. Blue cloth. pp (10), 198. Fine in near fine jacket, no owner marks in text. "The focus of this book is Jacques Derrida - his own writing and the new directions he has opened up in literary criticism and theory." - jacket. Esays by Gregory Ulmer, Herman Rapaport, Tom Conley, Susan Handelman, Paul de Man, Michael Ryan and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43652
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  • Kirmmse, Bruce H., editor (Søren Kierkegaard)
    Encounters with Kierkegaard: a life as seen by his contemporaries

    Edition: First printing

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996. Blue cloth, pp 358. Fine fine jacket, no owner marks..

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47339
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  • WARE, Francis B., Colonel
    HISTORY OF CRONYN MEMORIAL CHURCH, London, Ontario, 1873-1949

    St. Thomas, Ontario: Sutherland Press, no date (1949). Octavo, blue cloth. pp (xviii), 329, (3) + double-sided plate. Signd by the author, June, 1950, beneath his portrait. Yellowing to page edges, spine gilt dulled, else a fine copy of this Ontario Anglican parish history.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 32009
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  • AYER, Alfred J. (A.J. Ayer, 1910-89)
    LANGUAGE, TRUTH AND LOGIC

    Edition: First printing

    London: Gollancz. 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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 32791
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  • GOSSE, Philip Henry, F.R.S., 1810-88
    SACRED STREAMS: The Ancient and Modern History of the RIVERS OF THE BIBLE. With Forty-Four Engravings and a Map. A New Edition, Revised by the Author.

    London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1878. Later printing of the 1877 third edition, revised (first was in 1850). Octavo, original purple pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind, cream endpapers. xii, 435 pp + frontispiece map with tissue guard; 44 woodcut illustrations in text. Spine a little tanned, fraying at head neatly repaired; tidy ink name on front fly leaf, else a VG+ clean, bright and tight copy, hinges not cracked. Gosse, an evangelical minister, was a noted Victorian naturalist.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31636
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  • COLE, G.D.H.
    SOCIALIST THOUGHT: Marxism and Anarchism 1850-1890

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Macmillan, 1954. Red cloth. pp (482); index. Bit yellowing to page edges and endpapers, ink owner name, else fine. Yellow dust jacket has a bit darkened spine with short creased tear and small chip at foot, price-clipped, VG otherwise. Volume II of his A History of Socialist Thought.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47987
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  • STAUNTON, William, The Rev.
    THE HOPE OF THE CHURCH., Sermon, preached by....Rector of St. Peter's. Morristown, New Jersey, in the Cathredral Church of St. James, Toronto, on Sunday, the 5th June, 1842

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Printed at the Diocesan Press by H.& W. Rowsell, 1842. 12mo, disbound, lacking wrappers (if issued). pp 12, sewn. Stab holes along left margin, contemporary ink name on title page; VG, clean & unworn. Anglican.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 40626
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  • GRAVES, Robert and Joshua Podro
    THE NAZARENE GOSPEL: Being Part III (text only) of their Nazarene Gospel Restored

    Edition: First separate edition

    London: Cassell, 1955. Tall octavo, black cloth. Text paper lightly toned, else a fine copy, no owner names. Cream non-pictorial dust jacket is priced-clipped; spine a little darkened with red lettering sunned; short creased tears and shallow chips along top edges; vertical crease to rear panel; panels a bit yellowed; VG otherwise. Edition of only 756 copies. Higginson & Williams A69c. Scarce.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35422
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  • WATTS, Alan W.
    THIS IS IT: Zen and Spiritual Experience

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: John Murray, 1961. Octavo, black boards. Very soft corner crease to first few leaves, else fine, no owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has external tape repairs at upper and lower margin of front and rear panels, VG+ otherwise, colours bright.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33416
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