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Popper, Karl R. [author and translator]
London: Hutchinson, 1959. First English Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 480 pages; VG/VG; spine white with red titling; dust jacket now protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '50s net,' small closed tear to top edge of front panel, spine lightly toned, small chipping to head and tail of spine, light edgewear; [WITH] Popper Autograph Letter Signed to Lionel Charles Robbins, Two pages on one leaf, London School of Economics and Political Science letter head, Houghton Street, Aldwych, London, 10 December 1958. An important association copy, bringing together two stalwarts of the London School of Economics, with an ALS from the author to the British economist Lionel Charles Robbins (1898-1984), head of economics at the LSE, delightfully announcing: "I am sending you the first advance copy of The Logic of Scientific Discovery." JL consignment; shelved case 3. The ALS presented here is a testament to the closeness of their relationship, with Popper describing at length the reasons for not inscribing the book: "I was just about to inscribe this copy 'To Lionel Robbins, in sincere gratitude for his unflagging interest which has meant more to me than I can say' when it occurred to me that I may have used these words in a dedication to you before. They are so natural to me, and express so precisely what I feel, that it is not at all impossible that I have used them, or something very similar, before. For this reason, I did not dare to use them; but if I have not used them before, I should be grateful if you would permit me to inscribe them into this book at some other time." 1 … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Second Story Books [United States]

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