Published by W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1928
First Edition. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First edition. No jacket. Crease on spine label, ink name on half-title page, ink stamp on title page. 1928 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author! 256 pp. "'These propositions may seem mild, yet, if accepted, they would absolutely revolutionize human life.' With these words Bertrand Russell introduces what is indeed a revolutionary book. Taking as his starting-point the irrationality of the world, he offers by contrast something 'wildly paradoxical and subversive' - a belief that reason should determine human actions. Today, besieged as we are by the numbing onslaught of twenty-first-century capitalism, Russell's defence of scepticism and independence of mind is as timely as ever. In clear, engaging prose, he guides us through the key philosophical issues that affect our daily lives - freedom, happiness, emotions, ethics and beliefs - and offers no-nonsense advice.
Published by George Allen & Unwin, London, 1929
Hard Cover. Condition: Good+. First Edition. second impression. 251pp ex Working Men's College Library with bookplate fep and usual stamps.Black cloth, slightly loose binding.
Published by Routledge, 1988
Soft cover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Fine copy in softcover. Black spine with white titles.
Published by W.W. Norton
Condition: Fair. First edition copy. . No Dust Jacket Writing inside. (skepticism, social ethics).
Published by NY: Norton (1928), 1928
Hardcover. No Jacket. First Edition. Very Good hardcover w/out dj (slight shelf wear). First Edition, First Printing ("First Edition" stated to copyright page). 256pp.
Published by George Allen & Unwin, London, 1928
Black Cloth. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st ed. 251 +(3, pub.notices), uncut fore-edge; clean and unmarked but tanning to exposed fore-edges and light flecking intermittently throughoput, text-block cocked and ingrained dust to top edge; covers clean but spine a little dull and slightly rubbed. Popular in its time but 1st eds. now becoming scarcer. Size: 14.5 Cm x 19.5 Cm.
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1928
Cloth. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Some rubbings to boards, spine darkened, closed edges, endpapers and prelims tanned and foxed, else clean and tidy. Size: 8vo.
Published by W.W. Norton & Co., New York, 1928
Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 256pgs. Black Cloth, red paper labels on spine and front panel. previous owner signature, as well as smudged out signature of former owner on front endpaper.Light toning to the pages, Covers light worn, spine faded. overall a serviceable copy.internally unmarked. Besieged as we are by the numbing onslaught of twenty-first-century capitalism, Russell's defence of scepticism and independence of mind is as timely as ever. In clear, engaging prose, he guides us through the key philosophical issues that affect our daily lives - freedom, happiness, emotions, ethics and beliefs - and offers no-nonsense advice. Size: Octavo.
Published by London, George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1928
First Edition. 19 x 13 cm. 251 pages plus four pages publishers list. Original dark blue cloth with gilt title on spine. Fore edge deckle. Very good condition. Binding rubbed and bumped. Edges and end papers dust dulled. Internally clean.
New York, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1928. 8vo. Uncut in the original black cloth with red paper labels on spine and front panel. Soiling to back board, internally fine and clean. (8), 256, (2) pp. First edition.
Published by W.W. Norton, New York, 1928
Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. Bertrand Russell's first book of essays for the general reader. beautiful copy in like d/j. You will bve hard pressed to find a better copy.
Published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London, 1928
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First edition. 8vo. , 12-251,  pp. Bound in navy blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Lacks the dust jacket. Blackwell & Ruja A57.1a. A presentable copy of this collection of Russell's essays aimed at a more general audience. Very Good with some light rubbing and wear to the extremities, previous owner's name and "Oxford 1929" written on front pastedown, mild fading to the spine, and a faint ring on the front board.
Published by W. W. Norton, New York, 1928
Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 256 pages. First American edition, first printing. His 2nd book and as the front of the jacket states "First book of Essays for the general reader". Fine book in a near fine dust jacket with the spine lightly faded and it is price clipped, A beautiful copy!.
Published by W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 1928
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Stated First Edition. This 1928 edition is quite rare. Rarer still for being a first edition (I saw only one other). And singularly rare for the presence of its dust jacket (which, to boot, is in very good condition). When I purchased this book some years ago the jacket was in a protective glassine cover. That cover did its job but in the process got a little worn so I'll replace it with a new one. The front cover of the jacket states 'Bertrand Russell's First Book of Essays For the General Reader.' The price ($2.50) is on the front cover, not the front flap. There is also (if you can't quite make it out in the photo) an excerpted quote from the introduction which perhaps sums up Mr. Russell's philosophy. It reads 'Only a large measure of scepticism can tear away the veils which hide truth from us. Having achieved that we could begin to build a new morality, not based on envy and restriction, but on the wish for a full life and the realization that other human beings are a help and not a hindrance when once the madness of envy has been cured. This is not a Utopian hope. It could be realized tomorrow, if men would learn to pursue their own happiness rather than the misery of others.' You needn't be skeptical with regard to the condition of the book or the jacket. Take a look at the photos. The covers are very clean. There is a dulled spot off the top edge of the front and a dulled area just above the bottom edge of the front. There may have been some exposure to a little water there, hard to say. The effect, in any event, is quite minor, just the dulling of the black. The red label on the front cover is in very decent shape with only one small scratch. The label on the spine is in very good shape. They are both very clean. The corners have held up quite well with just the barest amount of rubbing. The six edges are in excellent shape. The page edges look good. The middle and bottom ones are deckled or rough-cut. The book is square and solidly bound from cover to cover. The pages are nicely tight. So are the covers. No cracks or spaces to be found anywhere. There is a pinkish discoloration at the top corner of the front inside cover. At its largest points it's only 1 inch by 1/4 inch. The first front end paper has a tiny but sharp crease at its bottom corner. Same thing for the following page, the half-title page, but it gone after that. On the first front end paper, the previous owner has written his name,' New York,' and 'Oct. 1930.' There is no other writing to be found anywhere in the book. Nor are there any markings or attachments. The pages are in very nice condition. I scrolled through them a good number of times.They are very clean. I found just two pages (consecutive) with the same very light, somewhat blending, spot at their bottom corner (1 1/4" by 1/2", far from the print). I didn't see any turned down corners or placeholder creases. I saw one top corner with a teeny tiny loss. That's on the first of four pages that are very slightly longer (at their middle edge) than the rest of the pages, so they got exposed to a little bit of wear. Each one of the four has a thin 1/4 inch tear in the same place off its outer edge. The first two also have a 1/16th inch tear off their outer edge. All of it is not much of anything, fairly inconspicuous. That brings us to the dust jacket. You can see it in the first three photos. It's very clean. There is one darkened spot just off the bottom edge of the spine. There isn't a whole lot of wear, a tiny bit of it at the same bottom edge, and there's a 3/16th inch tear off the rear bottom edge. There's a small scuff through the letter 'E' of 'Essays' on the spine. The flaps are also very clean. They don't have any wear that needs to be called out. There are tucking-in clips at all four corners. As mentioned earlier, I'll fit the dust jacket with a new protective cover. I'll do it after the photos are scanned to avoid glare.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York, 1928
First American Edition. Octavo. Original black cloth with red paper labels to spine and front cover; red dustjacket with black lettering and quotation from one of the essays. Essays on philosophy, science, and other various subjects by English mathematician, logician, and historian. Very good, light stain to lower front cover; in very good dustjacket.
Published by George Allen & Unwin, London., 1928
First edition. Octavo. 251 pages. Three pages of adverts at rear. 17 essays, including ''Free Thought and Official Propaganda'', ''The Harm that Good Men Do'', ''The Recrudescence of Puritanism'', ''Can Men Be Rational?'', ''Is Science Superstitious?'', ''The Need for Political Scepticism'' etc. Free endpapers slightly spotted. Very good indeed in the scarce good, chipped and slightly torn, price-clipped dustwrapper tanned at the spine and repaired on the reverse.