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The Reprieve

by SARTRE, Jean-Paul

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Published
1966
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1966. Hardcover. Translation by Eric Sutton. Small 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 445pp. Very good/very good. Ownership signature/date inked on front pastedown; homely stain on bottom page edges that extends slightly onto lower leaves; jacket spine ever-so-faintly sunned, with minor edgewear at head of spine. Tight, respectable and… Read more
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Troubled Sleep

by SARTRE, Jean-Paul

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Published
1964
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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1964. Hardcover. Translation by Gerard Hopkins. Small 8vo. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 421pp. Very good/good plus. Jacket has large chip at tail of spine and a bit of roughness to flaps. Tight and fairly nice fourth printing (first published 1951) in attractive jacket of the famed French philosopher's fiction… Read more
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Walt Whitman: Thinker and Artist

by BRIGGS, Arthur E.

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Published
1968
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New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with silver spine lettering. 489pp. Near fine. Handsome, tight first of this reprint edition of the 1952 examination of Whitman's philosophical views.
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New York: The Viking Press, 1980. Hardcover. Edited and with bibliography by Henry Hardy. Introduction by Roger Hausheer. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and tan paper over boards, dust jacket. liii, 394pp. Near fine/near fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Tight, handsome first edition of this baker's dozen of writings by the British philosopher and historian (1909-97).
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$45.00
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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Edited by Marshall Cohen. Small 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xxviii, 530pp, (6pp ads). Grey patterned endpapers. Fine/near fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Quite tight and sharp early printing of #322, first published by Modern Library in 1961 and here based on binding/jacket details early 1960s. Exceptionally… Read more
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The Basic Writings of Nietzsche

by NIETZSCHE, Friedrich

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n.y.
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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Translation by Walter Kaufmann. Brown paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. xiv, 845pp. Near fine/very good. Mild jacket edgewear and age toning. Tight, quite attractive later printing of this thick "Modern Library Giant" -- #G80. First published in 1968, though binding and jacket clues date this copy to late… Read more
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The Works of Plato

by PLATO

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n.y.
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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Edited by Irwin Edman. Small 8vo. Brown paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. xlviii, 577pp, (4pp). Near fine/very good. Front pastedown ownership signature; jacket lightly age toned. Tight and handsome later printing of this thick compilation first published in 1930 -- undated but late 1970s vintage.
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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

by CAMUS, Albert

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n.y.
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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. Translation by Justin O'Brien. 12mo. Red blind-embossed cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xii, 209pp, (2pp ads). Grey decorative endpapers. Fine/near fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Handsome, tight early (mid-1960s) printing of #339, first published 1963. Bright and quite attractive. Touts jacket front panel, "Shortly before his death Camus… Read more
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Notebooks 1935-1942

by CAMUS, Albert

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Published
1965
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New York: The Modern Library, 1965. Hardcover. Translation by Philip Thody. 12mo. Dark green blind-embossed cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 224pp, (1p). Fine/near fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Handsome and tight and attractive first Modern Library edition (so marked) of #349. Rather uncommon and exceptionally bright and sharp.
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Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea

by KRISTOL, Irving

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Published
1995
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9780028740218
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New York: The Free Press, 1995. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth spine with silver lettering and cream paper over boards, dust jacket. xi, 493pp. Near fine/near fine. Jacket spine faintly sunned. Near pristine first edition of these "Selected Essays 1949-1995" by the famed "godfather of neoconservatism" (1920-2009), a distinguished intellectual, editor and journalist. He boldly inscribes and signs the… Read more
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Democracy and the Constitution: Essays

by BERNS, Walter

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Published
2006
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9780844742397
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Washington, DC: The AEI Press, 2006. Hardcover. 8vo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. xi, 244pp, (2pp). Near fine. Handsome first edition of this volume in series editor Christopher C. Demuth's "Landmarks in Contemporary Political Thought" series -- and boldly inscribed and signed by the author in blue fineline on half-title page: "Sept. '06 / For Robert Malott, / With appreciation and… Read more
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The New Deal & Modern American Conservatism: A Defining Rivalry

by LLOYD, Gordon, and DAVENPORT, David

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Published
2013
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9780817916848
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Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, 2013. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. ix, 108pp. Fine/fine. A pristine first edition, handsomely inscribed and signed by a co-author in black fineline on front flyleaf: "To Bob Malott / With appreciation for / your leadership on behalf / of the legacy of Herbert Hoover, / which we… Read more
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Leadership Matters: Unleashing the Power of Paradox

by CRONIN, Thomas E., and GENOVESE, Michael A.

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Published
2012
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9781612051437
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Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2012. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff glossy pictorial wrappers. ix, 372pp. Near fine. Second printing, tight and attractive, of this study -- with neon yellow circular flute-edged "Winner Outstanding Leadership Book Award 2013" sticker on front wrapper. Choice presentation inscription from Cronin in blue fineline on title page: "Bob / With great thanks / and respect for Bob… Read more
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Freedom Against Itself

by STREIT, Clarence K.

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Published
1954
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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1954. Paperback. 8vo. Stiff blue printed wrappers. xviii, 316pp. Very good. Tight and internally fine, with mild wear and age toning to outer wrappers only. Attractive first edition of this "fresh contribution to basic thought, shows why the free nations... are creating the most dangerous tension of our time" -- definitely an early Cold… Read more
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Personal Impressions

by BERLIN, Isaiah

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Published
1981
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9780670548330
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New York: The Viking Press, 1981. Hardcover. Edited by Henry Hardy. Introduction by Noel Annan. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and tan paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xxx, 219pp. Illustrations. Near fine/near fine. Attractive first edition of this memoir by the British philosopher and historian (1909-97).
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976. Hardcover. 8vo. Brick cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. 176pp. Fine/fine. Small front pastedown ownership signature. Superbly tight, pristine first edition of this volume -- #26 in the "Yale Romantic Studies, Second Series." Uncommon in such bright, fresh condition.
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Russian Thinkers

by BERLIN, Isaiah

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Published
1978
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9780670613717
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New York: The Viking Press, 1978. Hardcover. Edited by Henry Hardy and Aileen Kelly. Introduction by Aileen Kelly. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and tan paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xxiv, 312pp. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket wear and age toning; front pastedown ownership signature. Attractive first edition of this memoir by the British philosopher and… Read more
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The Self and the Dramas of History

by NIEBUHR, Reinhold

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Published
1955
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1955. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering. 246pp. Very good. Faintest of binding edgewear. A tight and attractive first edition.
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Selected Writings of Francis Bacon

by BACON, Francis

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n.y.
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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. 12mo. Green cloth with gilt lettering. xxxii, 604pp (3pp). Grey decorative endpapers. Very good. Mild edgewear. A tight and decent later printing (circa 1962) of #256, first published by ML in 1955.
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The English Philosophers from Bacon to Mill

by BURTT, Edwin A. (editor)

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n.y.
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New York: The Modern Library, n.y.. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering and decoration, decorative dust jacket. xxiv, 1041pp, (2pp ads). Near fine/very good. Minor jacket edgewear. Tight, handsome later (ca. 1966) Modern Library Giant (#G47), first published in 1939. Subtitled on front jacket panel "The Golden Age of English Philosophy... Includes John Stuart Mill's 'On Liberty,'… Read more
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