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Der Untergang des Abendlandes. Umrisse einer Morphologie der Weltgeschichte.
Vienna & Leipzig: Wilhelm Braumüller / Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1918 & 1922, 1819. Vienna & Leipzig: Wilhelm Braumüller / Munich: C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung,, 1918 & 1922. Both volumes in remarkable condition 2 volumes, octavo. Volume 1: large octavo, uncut in original printed wrappers. Volume 2: original cloth-backed beige paper-covered boards. With the dust jacket. Housed in a dark blue cloth flat-back box by the Chelsea Bindery. With 3 folding tables to volume 1. Wrappers to volume 1 professionally restored, a few leaves loose but sound. Volume 2 slightly shaken, the dust jacket with a vertical crease to front and rear panels, paper lightly browned at the edges, but still strong. A remarkable and well-preserved copy. First editions, first impressions of the landmark text postulating that Western civilisation was approaching its inevitable decline, with the first volume being the true first edition published by Braumüller, uncut in the original printed wrappers. We have never handled a copy in this state before. Spengler "contended that all civilisations, like every living organism, pass through a predetermined 'life cycle' of prime, maturity and decay, and that this trend can be neither halted nor reversed. Spengler distinguished eight civilisations which, independent of one another, have run this course: Egyptian, Babylonian, Indian, Chinese, Greco-Roman, Arabic, Mexican and Western. The outlook for western civilisation, to Spengler, is gloomy. The end is at hand. Democracy, the typical product of western civilisation, will be wiped out … [Click Below for Full Description]
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