AUTHOR: RUSSELL, Bertrand
TITLE: HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY. And its connection with political and social circumstances from the earliest times to the present day.
PUBLISHER: London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1946.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST LONDON EDITION. 8vo., 8-7/8" x 5-7/8", 916pp. Bound recent full brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, gilt lettered red morocco spine label, covers ruled in gilt, top edge gilt.
ADDITION INFORMATION: A finely bound copy of Russell's hugely popular history, broadly covering covering philosophers and philosophical thought from the Pre-Socratics up to John Dewey and William James, and finishing with Logical Analysis. Russell won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1950, with the Nobel committee listing this title among the works that influenced their decision. While criticised by some as being too general, many found the book an accessible and easily readable introduction to Philosophy and it became a best seller which has not been out of print since.