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RUSSELL, Bertrand.
History of Western Philosophy and its connection with political and social circumstances from the earliest times to the present day.
London: George Allen and Unwin Ltd, 1946. Octavo. Original grey cloth, spine lettered in yellow on a brown ground. With the dust jacket. Spine ends gently rubbed, binding square and firm, top edge very slightly toned, contents clean; a very good copy in the price-clipped jacket, spine toned and chipped, with a little loss to ends, 23 mm closed tear to front joint, 18 mm closed tear to top edge of front cover. First UK edition, first impression. Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging from the Orphism of ancient Greece to the logical positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain to his audience the exact nature of the civilization for which they were fighting. Appropriately, the dust jackets were printed on the backs of surplus Second World War maps, the present showing part of the region west of Frankfurt. Simon & Schuster had published the first US edition the preceding year. Blackwell & Ruja A79.2a. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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