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41 Taylor, Henry Osborn HUMAN VALUES AND VERITIES
London, U.K.: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928. 1928. Good 
London, U.K.: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928.. 1928.. Good. - Octavo, maroon cloth titled in gilt on spine, in dw. The covers are bumped. The dw is chipped & lightly soiled with pieces out of the top edge & 2 tears to the spine, & a piece has been excised from the front flap. xiv & 282 pp. There is light staining to the prelims & scattered light foxing & staining to the text pages. Good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper: "Ruth Putnam from Henry Osborn Taylor / October 1930 / (We found many V. & V's in the Astor Library!)".

A study of human values, ideals and aspirations in the fields of science, philosophy, religion and the arts. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD

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42 Ulich, Robert CONDITIONS OF CIVILIZED LIVING
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1946. 1946. Very good Signed
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1946.. 1946.. Very good. FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - Octavo, charcoal cloth titled in gilt on the spine in a printed green dust wrapper. The covers are slightly soiled and bumped at the corners and the dust jacket is rubbed and soiled along the extremities, with several small chips to the edges. 251 pages. The endpapers are darkened at the edges. Very good in a good dw.

First edition. Inscribed and signed by Robert Ulich on the front endpaper.

"Tracing the pattern of modern living back through the history of civilization, the author shows how society changed from a compound of conflicting elements into a medieval harmonization of parts, and then decayed into modernism. This decay is illustrated by the deliberate lowering of modern standards of mass entertainment forms, the modern philosophy of education pressing all men into a single mold and the one-sidedness of character resulting from over-specialization of skills and learning...." -- Excerpted from the dw blurb. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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43 Watson, Peter THE MODERN MIND: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2001). (2001). 0060194138 / 9780060194130 Very good Signed
(New York): HarperCollins Publishers, (2001).. (2001).. Very good. WITH AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO PETER MATHIESSEN SIGNED BY PUBLISHER CASS CANFIELD, JR. - Octavo, gray boards backed with black cloth in a dust wrapper. There is some very minor soiling & foxing to the spine & rear flap of the dust jacket. xiv, [1] leaf & 847 pages. Near fine.

First American edition.

Laid in is an autograph letter to Peter Matthiessen and his wife penned on HarperCollins letterhead and signed by publisher Cass Canfield, Jr.: "5/10/01 / Pierre and Maria -- / Looking forward to seeing you both at the PR frolic in a few weeks. / Cass."

Caaa Canfield,Jr. [son of another major figure in the history of HarperCollins] joined the company as assistant to the president in 1958 and remained there until his retirement in 2004. During his forty-six-year career at Harper he worked with such authors as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Craig Claiborne and Maria Vargas Llosa, eventually becoming head of the Trade Book Division. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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44 Watts, Isaac. PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS, viz. Space, Substance, Body, Spirit, the Operations of the Soul in Union with the Body, innate Ideas, perpetual Consciousness, Place and Motion of Spirits, the departing Soul, the Resurrection of the Body, the Production and Operations of Plants and Animals: With some Remarks on Mr. Locke's Essay on the Human Understanding. To which is subjoined A brief scheme of Ontology, or the Science of Being in general, with its Affectations.
London: Printed for James Brackstone, at the Globe in Cornhill, 1742. 1742. Good 
London: Printed for James Brackstone, at the Globe in Cornhill, 1742.. 1742.. Good. - Octavo, full brown calf with double gilt ruled frames on the covers and gilt-ruled raised bands on the spine. The covers are rubbed and scuffed with wear to the corners. The leather is split along the top of the front joint. The title label is lacking from the spine and a numbered label is mounted at the bottom or the spine. xiii, [iv], 407 & [1] pages, with decorative head & tail pieces and initials. De-acquisitioned by the "Newton Theological Institution" with their bookplate mounted on the front pastedown. The front hinge is cracked. Three remnants of red wax seals line the front edge of the front pastedown with corresponding holes to the front edge of the front endpaper. There is scattered foxing and soiling with a few corner creases and one leaf roughly opened. Good.

Third edition. Two books in one volume, as issued, with consecutive pagination.

From the collection of Caleb Green, with his name penned on the front endpaper and blank. Subsequently from the collection of Wm. Coggeshall and ultimately from the collection of Joseph Grafton, a founder of the Newton Theological Institution, with his signature on the title page, preface, front blank and on the institution's label.

Born in Newport, Rhode Island, Joseph Grafton (1757-1836) was a founder of the Newton Theological Institution. He was pastor of the First Baptist Church of Newton and, in September 1793, was elected as one of 12 founding members of the Baptist Education Fund that helped young men pay for college tuition. 
Price: 250.00 USD

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45 Zahavy, Zev WHENCE AND WHEREFORE: The Cosmologicall Destiny of Man Scientifically and Philosophically Considered. Comprising an analysis relating to the significant essay "In the Centre of Immensities" by the distinguished Professor Sir Bernard Lovell, University of Manchester, England
South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes / London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, (1978). (1978). 0498021904 / 9780498021909 Very good 
South Brunswick and New York: A. S. Barnes / London: Thomas Yoseloff Ltd, (1978).. (1978).. Very good. - Octavo, yellow cloth in a dust wrapper. There is staining to the spine with some lighter staining to the edges of the covers. The dust wrapper is rubbed & chipped. 178 pages. Very good.

From the library of social critic Max Lerner with his signature on the front endpaper and his underlinings and notations in the text.

American journalist and educator Max Lerner [1902-1992] was known for his controversial syndicated columns, which earned him a place on Nixon's enemies list. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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