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‘A precious book….a work that is in the highest degree pedagogical which stands above the conflicts of parties and opinion’ – Albert Einstein
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'Beautiful and luminous prose, not merely classically clear but scrupulously honest.' - Isaiah Berlin
'It is a witty bird's-eye view of the main figures in Western thought enlivened by references to the personalities and quirks of the thinkers themselves.' - The Week
'A great philosopher's lucid and magisterial look at the history of his own subject, wonderfully readable and enlightening.' - The ObserverFrom the Publisher:
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1961. Book Condition: Fair. New impression. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10767756
Book Description Allen &U., 1953. Book Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Bookseller Inventory # 6014971
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001681305
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001966048
Book Description Allen & Unwin, East Lansing, Michigan, U.S.A., 1962. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - Acceptable. The cover spine is loose from the textblock, is still attached however. Scuffing and tearing to the jacket extremities. Some scratches and fading to both sides. Inscription to the inside page, fine to read throughout. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 016070-2
Book Description George Allen & Unwin., 1974. Book Condition: Very Good. Second, seventh imp. Softback. Book- VG. 8.5x5.5. 842pp. Bookseller Inventory # 1860275
Book Description George Allen & Unwin, Great Britain, 1971. Rústica. Book Condition: Normal. 842 pp/ R66-5 Size: 13.5x21.5. Libro. Bookseller Inventory # 88959
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1961. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Bookseller Inventory # 9780041090093-3