Philosophy

  • # 22302

    Raymond of Sabunde (c.1385-1436)

    Theologia naturalis sive Liber creatura[rum] specialiter de homine [et] de natura eius in qua[n]tum homo.

    :[et] de his qu[a] sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendu[m] seip[su]m [et] Deu[m] [et] om[n]e debitu[m] ad q[uo]d ho[mo] tenet[ur] et obligatur tam Deo q[uam] p[ro]ximo. Impressus Nurembergae : Per Anthoniu[m] koberger [sic] inibi co[n]cluem, 1502. Folio (290 x 210 mm), contemporary sheep over wooden boards (lacking clasps), elaborate blind-tooling to both boards, upper board including …

  • # 41480

    KNOX, Vicesimus (1752-1821)

    Essays moral and literary.

    / By Vicesimus Knox, M.A. late Fellow of St. John’s College, Oxford. Basil [i.e. Basel] : printed and sold by James Decker [and] Strasburgh [i.e. Strasbourg] : sold by F. G. Levrault, 1800. Three volumes, octavo, in uniform nineteenth-century French bindings of half navy calf over marbled papered boards (rubbed and scuffed), spines lettered and …

  • # 41261

    [SPENCE, Catherine Helen]

    An agnostic’s progress from the known to the unknown

    London and Edinburgh : Williams and Norgte, 1884. Octavo, gilt-lettered brown cloth (lightly flecked and rubbed), small owner’s stamp to front pastedown, small stain to lower margin of pastedowns, pp. [ii]; 266, 8 (catalogue), a very good copy. A rare work by Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910) – writer and suffragist, Australia’s first female political candidate, …

  • # 16754

    COLE, E.W. (1832-1918)

    “Humanity” / Number one, containing: the human race at a glance, by E.W. Cole.

    [Caption title]. Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide : E. W. Cole, Book Arcade, [1893]. Large quarto, original printed stiff wrappers (marked and foxed, paper splitting along spine), pp. 32, pages 5-31 comprised entirely of  lithographed vignette illustrations of racial types from around the world (arranged 25 to a page), with Cole’s essay occupying the first 4 …

  • # 32714

    RUSKIN, John (1819-1900); DATILLO RUBBO, Antonio (1870 - 1955)

    Sesame and lilies. (Antonio Dattilo Rubbo’s copy with self-portrait)

    London : George Allen, 1901. Complete edition (fifty-second thousand). Octavo, gilt-lettered green cloth (edges rubbed), pp. xxxviii; 228, lacking the front free endpaper. Preliminary blank with large pencil signature ‘A Datillo Rubbo) with a small pencil sketch being a self-portrait of the artist folding an artist’s case. Sesame and lilies is comprised of two lectures …

  • # 41310

    [SPENCE, Catherine Helen]

    Catherine Helen Spence : an autobiography

    Reprinted from The Register. Adelaide : W. K. Thomas & Co., 1910. Octavo, lettered purple wrappers (lightly sunned at spine, small stain), pp. 101, small stain to fore edge, a very good copy. A rare work by Catherine Helen Spence (1825-1910) – writer and suffragist, Australia’s first female political candidate, and the first Australian woman to …

  • # 39819

    [DESCARTES]. HART, Kevin

    Losing the power to say “I” : an essay celebrating the four hundredth anniversary of the birth of René Descartes.

    Melbourne : Art School Press, 1996. Limited edition of 100 copies, numbered, signed and dated by the author. Octavo, olive cloth boards with pictorial onlay (portrait of Descartes), title page printed in red and black with vignette portrait of Descartes (identical to onlay on upper board), 37 pp, a fine copy.

  • # 39517

    MILL, John Stuart (1806-1873)

    Principles of political economy : with some of their applications to social philosophy.

    London : Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, and Green, 1865. Sixth edition. Two volumes, octavo (225 x 150 mm), uniform contemporary blind-blocked green cloth (fine and unrubbed), spines with printed paper title pieces (one title piece with minor loss at one edge); pp. xvi, 617, [2 publisher’s ads.]; xv, 608; half-title of the second volume with ownership …

  • # 37107

    MEDICI, Sisto de' (1502-1561)

    [JUDAICA] De foenore Iudaeorum, libri tres.

    Venice : [Gryphius], 1555. Three parts in one volume, quarto (175 x 140 mm), later (probably 18th-century) marbled papered limp boards (heavily rubbed, loss of paper along spine), pp [16], 63, [1], [1 colophon]; title and colophon engraved with printer’s device; historiated and decorated initials; occasional and very light marginal foxing, text block trimmed close …

  • # 30892

    BIRNIE, Richard (1808-1888)

    Essays: social, moral, and political. (Presentation copy from the author)

    / By Richard Birnie, Esq., M.A., Barrister-at-Law. [Selected and reprinted from “The Australasian”]. Melbourne : Alex M’Kinley & Co., Printers & Publishers, 61 Queen Street, 1879. Octavo (187 mm), publisher’s gilt-stamped red cloth over boards (scattered ink marks and small stains), spine lettered in gilt (softened at ends); a presentation copy from the author, inscribed …

  • # 30841

    BIRNIE, Richard (1808-1888)

    Essays: social, moral, and political.

    / By Richard Birnie, Esq., M.A., Barrister-at-Law. [Selected and reprinted from “The Australasian”]. Melbourne : Alex M’Kinley & Co., Printers & Publishers, 61 Queen Street, 1879. Octavo (187 mm), publisher’s gilt-stamped tan cloth over boards (scattered ink marks and small stains), spine lettered in gilt (a little darkened); pp vii, [1 blank], 222, [1 publisher’s …

  • # 29332

    [CONFUCIUS]; POUND, Ezra (translator)

    Confucius: the unwobbling pivot & the Great digest / Pharos Number Four, Winter, 1947

    With notes and commentary on the text and the ideograms, together with Ciu Hsi’s “Preface” to the Chung Yung and Tseng’s commentary on the Testament. Norfolk, CT : New Directions, 1947. Series: Pharos no. 4, Winter 1947. Octavo (235 mm), printed magenta wrappers with yapp edges (lower wrapper lightly marked), pp 53, [11] publisher’s advertisements …

  • # 27110

    JACOB, Max (1876-1922)

    Quatre problèmes à resoudre; exercises proposés aux candidates au grade du Brevet élémentaire.

    Liège : Éditions Dynamo [1962]. Series: Brimborions, 85. Edition limited to 40 copies on vélin Astra blanc and 11 copies on Hollande vergé (this copy is on Hollande, numbered 3/11). Octavo, pictorial limp covers with portrait medallion of Max Jacob by Picasso to front, in glassine wrapper, two frontispiece portraits of the author, the first a …

  • # 23400

    LOVELL, David (editor)

    [CHRISTIANITY; SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY] Shalom

    Caulfield East, Vic. : Published by Cripac Press Pty. Ltd., vol. 1, no. 1, February 7, 1972 – vol. 1, no. 12, July 31, 1972 (but missing vol. 1, no. 9). Eleven issues, quarto, pictorial wrappers, staple bound, illustrated, all in fine condition. An obscure Melbourne fortnightly periodical published between 1972 and 1973, Shalom examined current …

  • # 18491

    TROTSKY, Leon (1879-1940), et al.

    Leon Trotsky : a group of ephemeral publications, 1930s-40s.

    I. Trotsky, Leon. Stalinism and Bolshevism : concerning the historical and theoretical roots of the Fourth International. New York : Pioneer Publishers, 1937. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stapled, 29, [1] pp; a fine copy. II. Trotsky, Leon. In defense of the Soviet Union : a compilation 1927-1937. New York : Pioneer Publishers, 1937. Octavo, original printed wrappers, stapled, …