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12455. Alison, Archibald: Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste.

Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Co. for Archibald Constable and Company, Erdinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1812. Two Volumes. 22 by 14 cms. The Third Edition. Vol. I, xxix+376 pp. Vol. II, vi+447 pp. in a textured polished leather binding, five panelled spine with raised bands, some gilt decoration and original spine labels, marbled endpapers, fore-edges, board edges with gilt decoration and the name Taylor & Hessey Booksellers London. Boards show a degree of shelfwear with fading to the gilding. Internally in good fresh condition, tight, bright, a few light spots on vol II. There is a little pencil annotation on endpapers but not in text. This is one of the important intellectual products of the Scottish Enlightenment. First published in 1790, this was the reprint of the revised second edition, the author's definitive work. Very influential in North America. 325.00


11921. Barrow, Rev. William: An Essay on Education in which are particularly considered the Merits and the Defects of the Discipline and Instruction in our Academies.

London: Printed for P. and C. Rivington 1802. The first edition. In Two Volumes. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. Vol. I, xx+314 pp. Vol. II, iv+333 pp. In contemporary calf, seven panelled spine, panels separated by gilt lines, red and gilt title labels, yellow and gilt volume labels. Boards rubbed and rather worn, a little scuffing, the bottom right front gutter of vol I has a loss of calf along the joint and vol II has a very small hole in the calf at the top of the vol. label. internally tight, some browning to pages, otherwise good. Written in a very readable style, chapters include, On the importance and neccessity of a right education, On the prejudices of education, On the discipline and instruction of infants, On the comparative advantages of a publick and private education, On the choice of a School, On the study of the classics, On writing, arithmetick, and the Mathematicks, On the Art of Teaching, On compulsion and correction, On the virtues and vices of boys, On Ornamental Accomplishments, On the effects of the late Revolution in France upon publick opinions and manners in this Kingdom, amongst others. Barrow was an experienced teacher, and later Archdeacon of Nottingham. This edition was reprinted in 1804 with significant additions. Barrow wanted to improve the social and financial status of teachers, and proposed an official licensing system. An important contributor to educational theory. 200.00


16790. Barrow, Rev. William: An Essay on Education; in which are considered the Merits and the Defects of the Discipline and Instruction in our Academies.

London: Printed for F. & C. Rivington, 1804. The Second Edition corrected and enlarged. 17.5 x 10.5 cm. In two volumes. Volume I, xxiv+342 pp. Volume II, iv+412 pp. Professionally rebound in gold-blocked brown boards, with gold-blocked black spine labels. Both volumes are in very good condition. A very handsome set. 200.00


6515. Berlin, Isaiah: Against the Current. Essays in the History of Ideas.

London: Pimlico 1997. liii+410 pp. very good, paperback. Edited and with a bibliography by Henry Hardy. Introduction by Roger Hausheer. Essays on the importance of dissenters whose ideas still challenge conventional wisdom, Machiavelli, Vico, Montesquieu,Hume, Herzen and Sorel. 10.00


14019. Croce, Benedetto: My Philosophy and other essays on the moral and political problems of our time

London: George Allen and Unwin first edition 1949. Selected by R. Klibansky translated by E.F. Carritt. 240 pp. hardcover, very good in a price clipped dustwrapper. Includes Discourses on Philosophy, Philosophy of Politics, Problems of Ethics and Aesthetics, Philosophy of History and Various Thoughts. 15.00


17767. de Senancour, Etienne Pivert: Reveries sur La Nature Primitive De L'Homme. Sur les sensations, sur les moyens de bonheur qu'elles lui indiquent, sur le mode social, qui conserveroit le plus de ses formes primordiales.

Paris: J. Ch. Laveaux, De La Tynna, Moutardier, Cerioux , An VIII (1799/1800) The first complete edition. xviii + 340 pp. 21 x 13 cm. Gold-decorated ivory-coloured boards. Turquoise silk endpapers. Silk page marker. Original spine label. The boards are a bit age darkened and rubbed. Tthere is an owner's name in pencil on a second endpaper, with a small light stain on the rear board. Internally the book is very tight and fresh. E.P. de Senancourt, 1770-1846, was born in Paris, but lived 12 years in Switzerland, returning to Paris c1798. His fame rests on three works of which this is the first. He was a figure of the Romantic Movement, much influenced by Rousseau. Goethe's Werther is also a persistant influence. Neglected in his day he became appreciated later in the nineteenth century. This edition is apparently scarce. Copac lists only one copy of this edition, and that is held in the British Library. 700.00


7155. Department of Scholastic Philosophy The Queen's University of Belfast: Irish Philosophical Journal Volume 6, Number 2, 1989.

Belfast: Department of Scholastic Philosophy Queen's University Belfast 1989. 21 by 14.5 cms. 189-327 pp. laminated card covers, in very good condition, editor, Bernard Cullen, articles include, Wittgenstein, Religion, Freud and Ireland, Heidegger and the problem of Style in Interpretation, Religious Belief and Religious Diversity. 10.00


16370. Exley, Helen: A Special Gift of Wisdom A four-book giftset created by Helen Exley.

Watford: Exley Publications Ltd, 1997. Four unpaginated volumes, each 11 x 8 cm, in a slipcase 27.5 x 21 cm. Four pocket-sized hardbacks from Exley's Gifts for Life series: Words on Courage; Words on Strength and Perseverance; Words of Wisdom; Words on Calm. Books and slipcase are as new. 12.50


14604. George, Henry: The Science of Political Economy.

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1898. First Edition. xxxix + 545 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Frontispiece tissue-guarded portrait. Gold-blocked red boards. No dw. Discreet stamp of Courtney Johnston, Lurgan on title page. Good condition. 15.00


12554. Gilpin, William: Three Essays: on Picturesque Beauty; on Picturesque Travel; and on Sketching Landscape: to which is added a poem, on Landscape Painting.

London: Printed for R. Blamire in the Strand Second edition 1794. 24 by 15.5 cms. viii+143+iii pp. with six, tinted, acquatints and one other line drawing. In contemporary half calf and marbled boards with a blind stamped decorative pattern along the edge of the calf. The spine strip has been professionally replaced in a matching contemporary calf with a six panelled spine, with gilt ruling and a black and gilt spine label. Gilpin, 1724-1804, was an Anglican Minister. This was a most influential book, not just for artists, but for travellers and poets viewing the natural landscape of the Romantic era. 250.00


17673. Hegel, G. W. F.: Lectures on the Philosophy of History.

London: George Bell and Sons, 1905. xxxix + 477 + 32 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Gold-blocked green boards, no dw. Occasional foxing. Boards faded, otherwise fair/ good. 18.00


15916. Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich: The Philosophy of Right The Philosophy of History.

Chigago: Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1977. Volume 46 in the Great Books of the Western World series. x + 369 pp. 24 x 16 cm. Gold-blocked spine strip and brown boards, no dw. T.e.g. Spine faded, o/w good. 10.00


17078. Hutcheson, Frances: An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections. With Illustrations on the Moral Sense.

London: Printed for J. and J. Knapton, John Darby, Thomas Osborne, Lauton Gilliver, John Crownfield, 1730. xxii + (2) + 333 + (2) pp. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. Hutcheson was born at Drumalig, outside Saintfield, County Down, and educated at Killyleagh and the University of Glasgow. Hutcheson's essay was one of the most important writings on moral philosophy in the early 18th century, widely translated and hugely influential throughout England, continental Europe, and America. It was perhaps most popular among the philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, having an important influence on David Hume and Adam Smith. First published in 1728, reprinted in 1730, and brought out in 1742 with revisions. In a contemporary blindstamped tooled calf binding, with a new gold-blocked maroon spine label. "Ex Libris Thomas Millar AD 1734", carefully written, in copperplate, on the ffep, and "William Stevenson New Lanark" on the title page. 450.00


15226. Jackson, Hildur and Karen Svenson, editors: Ecovillage Living. Restoring the Earth and Her People.

Totnes: Green Books, in association with Gaia Trust, 2002. 181 pp. 29.5 x 21 cm. Coherent argument for, and account of, community lifestyles. Pictorial glazed card covers. In very good condition. 12.00


1762. Johnston, Joseph: Bishop Berkley's Querist in Historical Perspective.

Dundalk: DunDalgan Press 1970. vii + 220pp. d.w. v.g. A special edition of the Querist preceded by a number of excellent articles putting it into historical and social perspective. The Querist pub. in 1735-1737 was," the reaction of an Irish social idealist to social problems which needed to be understood in order to be remedied". 12.00


14051. Jones, H. Spencer: Life on Other Worlds.

London: The English Universities Press reprinted Nov. 1940. 259 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, a bit of wear otherwise good. 12.00


15596. Lafarge, John: Reflections on Growing Old.

New York: Doubleday & Co., 1963. 137 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Wise and practical thoughts for turning the latter years into the best years of life. Gold-blocked black spine and gray boards, in dustwrapper. Ex library with a few small discreet library stamps. The boards and dw show signs of having been protected. Fair condition only. 10.00


7718. Librairie Artheme Fayard: Pascal et Port-Royal

Paris: Librairie Artheme Fayard, 1962 104pp, 31 x 24.5 cm. A publication to mark the tri-cententary of the death of Pascal. 18 contributors. Profusely illustrated. Gold-blocked linen-covered boards, in frayed dust-wrapper. Text in French. 23.00


13662. Livingstone, Sir Richard: The Future in Education.

London: Cambridge University Press, 1941. The W.E.A. Edition. x + 127 pp. 16.5 x 10.5 cm. The need for adult education. Good condition. 10.00


6129. Mason, John: A Treatise on Self-Knowledge to which is added a Memoir of the Author.

Leeds: Printed for M. Marsden & Co. Burley Barr. n.d. 16 by 10 cms. xxxiv+253 pp. half calf and marbled boards, new marbled paper), some rubbing to spine and corners. Some wear but generally good. A much reprinted book, this copy is an English provincial printing. 45.00


13759. Moore, Edward Caldwell: An Outline of the History of Christian Thought since Kant.

London: Duckworth, 1947. Duckworth's Studies in Theology Series. x + 249 pp. 19 x 12 cm. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked blue boards. Worn dw. Previous owner's name neatly written on ffep, o/w good condition. 9.50


14101. Nietzsche, Friedrich: The Birth of Tragedy Hellenism and Pessimism.

Edinburgh: T.N. Foulis third edition May 1923. Translation by Wm. A. Haussmann. xxix+194 pp. hardback, in dark blue cloth boards internally, bright, tight and clean, in very good condition. No 104 of an edition of 2500 copies. 25.00


17548. Pearson, Richard: Popular Taste: Founded on the Principles of Progress and Civilisation.

Glasgow: Porteous Brothers, 1866. v + 320 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Religious, Moral, Personal, Domestic, Social, National, Literary, Artistic, Artificiial and Natural Taste. Gold- and black-blocked brown boards. Decorative front board. Ffep missing. Minor wear. Previous owner's inscription to rear of title page, otherwise in good condition. 30.00


16052. Pemberton, Henry: View of Isaac Newton's Philosophy.

London: Printed by S. Palmer, 1728. (50) + 407 pp. 29 x 23 cm. Engraved titlepage vignette, twelve unnumbered engraved folding plates, six engraved headpieces, five tailpieces, and six decorative engraved initials by J. Pine, after J. Grison. A large copy with wide margins. The boards have been professionally, but lightly, restored, the rear board having had some old shallow cuts made on it. Corners are a little tender. New front and rear endpapers. There is an old ink owner's inscription on the title page, "From the Rev. John Dubardieu to his son Capt. Dubardieu Rl Artillery" with, in a different hand, underneath "Frances Dubardieu decec. Royal Hanoverian Engineers". John Dubardieu was Rector of Annahilt, Co. Down, and the author of "A Statistical Survey of Co. Down" (1802) and "A Statistical Survey of Co Antrim (1812). His fourth son Capt. Robert Rawdon Hastings Dubardieu, c.1784-1861, was serving as a Captain in the Royal Hanoverian Engineers in Germany by 1836. On his return to Ireland he was employed by the Newry Navigation Company. He later became County Surveyor for Sligo (1834-36) and Louth (1836-40). (Ref. Dictionary of Irish Architects). The book was intended for the general, albeit intelligent, reader. It was the first book to be wholly printed in a Caslon Roman font. The elegant head- and tail-pieces depict scientific scenes. There is a lengthy and distinguished list of subscribers. Contemporatry calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, and original spine label. 950.00


14945. Saunders, T. Bailey translator: A Series of Essays by Arthur Schopenhauer.

New York: Peter Eckler, c1915. Library of Famous Literature. xviii+99+126+87x+107+90 pp. 20.5 x 14 cm. Portrait frontispiece. Contents include: Personality or what a man is, Property or what a man has, and Position or a man's place in the estimation of others. Gold-blocked brown boards, no dw. The introduction and first few pages of the first essay have annotation, otherwise good. 20.00


10385. Spencer, Herbert: Education: Intellectual, Moral and Physical.

London: Watts & Co. tenth impression 1923. Issued for the Rationalist Press Association, Ltd. 123 pp. paper covers, a little wear to spine otherwise good. 6.00


11302. Sproul, R. C: Not a Chance The Myth of Chance in Modern Science & Cosmology .

Grand Rapids Michigan: 1994. xiv+234 pp. illustrated, hardback, in very good condition. A powerfully argued work. 8.00


16019. Thorndike, Lynn: Michael Scot.

London: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1965. First edition. 143 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. Gold-blocked brown boards, in a good dustwrapper. Scot was probably the leading intellectual in Europe during the 13th century. He was alchemist, physician, astrologer and divine. A good study. 15.00


9567. Vaughan, Karen Iversen: John Locke Economist and Social Scientist.

London: The Athlone Press 1980 178 pp, hardback, very good in a v.g. dustwrapper. A comprehensive treatment of Locke's economic thought and its relationship to his political and social philosophy, a subject that until now has been neglected by Locke scholars. 12.00


14938. Wright, W. Aldis: Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil.

Cambridge and London: Macmillan and Co. 1863. 16.5 by 11 cms. xxi+464 pp. with notes and glossarial index by W. Aldis Wright. hardback, on the front pastedown is an armorial bookplate for Thomas Greer and a small bookseller's label for Christoper Atchison Bookseller 12 Castle Place Belfast. very minor wear otherwise in good condition. 32.00

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