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K.R. Popper
The Open Society and Its Enemies
George Routledge and Sons Ltd, London, 1945. A uncommon first edition of The Open Society and Its Enemies, in two volumes. A work that is extremely hard to find in an acceptable condition. Here it is better than most though with underlining and marks through the text. A hugely influential work criticising teleological historicism (a theory that states that history unfolds in accordance with universal laws), Popper was highly critical of the totalitarianism of his day, and also particularly of Marx and Hegel, which warranted a ban of the book in The Soviet Union until 1992. The volumes are entitled The Spell of Plato and The High-Tide of Prophecy: Hegel and Marx. The importance and high regard held for this work is such that it is often seen as some of the best nonfiction of the Twentieth Century. In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there are markings to the boards, as well as wear to the extremities, joints and backstrip. Internally, the pages are firmly bound but feature ink inscriptions and markings from correction fluid from a previous owner throughout, particularly to endpages, as well as a newspaper cutting adhered to pastedown. The text remains clear. Good Only [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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