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Book Description George Allen & Unwin, 1961. Book Condition: Fair. 2nd Revised edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP92238218
Book Description George Allen & Unwin. Book Condition: Good. . Acceptable dust jacket. Writing inside. Bookseller Inventory # L17D-00388
Book Description George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1969. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere ALL ITEMS POSTED NEXT WORKING DAY. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000873064
Book Description London: George Allen and Unwin, 1971., 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Sixth impression hard cover book in fair condition with dust jacket in fair- condition. Numerous tears and chips to all edges of slightly ill-fitting and generally browned jacket. Book shaken and rolled. Bumps to head and foot of spine. Pencil notes, annotations and underlining to text in places throughout. Pages tanned. Reading/working copy only. 8vo. 842pp. Bookseller Inventory # 20505
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, London England, 1979. Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 9th Impression. Hardback. History of Western Philosophy. Slight foxing to edge. Slight shelf wear to edge of D/J. Slightly sunned spine to D/J. Contents: Preface. Introduction. Book One - Ancient Philosophy: The Pre-Socrates. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle. Ancient Philosophy After Aristotle. Book Two - Catholic Philosophy: The Fathers. The Schoolmen. Book Three - Modern Philosophy: From the Renaissance to Hume. From Rousseau to the Present Day. Index. 842 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, Reference books ,and all types of Academic Literature.) Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Octavo. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 093417
Book Description Condition: Very Good. Binding: Hardback. Publisher: George Allen & Unwin (1979). Bookseller Inventory # NF-LB-3080183