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Ludwig Wittgenstein – numerous autograph comments and corrections on an offprint

Stapled offprint in original plain paper wrappers, 160mm x 235mm, 40 pp., Wittgenstein’s pencilled annotations in German faintly on the front wrapper and clearly on 12 pages, a further 16 pages with a mixture of his question marks, wavy lines, deletions, underlinings, exclamation marks, etc., the offprint with a slight vertical crease, otherwise in very good condition, housed in a protective cloth case. Numerous autograph comments and corrections in an offprint of Ludwig Hänsel’s essay ‘Wertgefühl und Wert’ [lit. Value-feeling and Value], Wiener Zeitschrift für Philosophie, Psychologie, Pädagogik, Band II, Heft 3, 1949.

Ludwig Wittgenstein – Philosophical Investigations

Philosophische Untersuchungen / Philosophical Investigations. Translated by G.E.M. Anscombe. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1953. Large 8vo, x [+xe], 232 [+ 232e], publisher’s blue cloth, corners sharp and gilt spine lettering still bright, unclipped dust-jacket, spine somewhat darkened with a few tears and nicks, errata slip inserted loose, one leaf with a 6 cm closed tear in lower margin, generally a very good clean copy.

Ludwig Wittgenstein – Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

First edition in English of Wittgenstein’s early masterpiece. Ogden and Ramsey’s translation is printed in parallel with the German text which had been published in an obscure journal as ‘Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung’ the previous year. Arguably the most important philosophy book of the twentieth century. This is the first issue of the first impression, without any publisher’s advertisements at the end.

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