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PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA Stock code: 14186

Description:

First printing of the second edition. Three volumes. Large 8vo. Vol I: (xlvi), 674pp, [1]; Vol II: (xxxi), 742pp, [1]; Vol III: (viii), 491pp. Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine. An excellent near fine set. The binding of each volume square and firm, with minor rubbing and light bumping at the extremities and slight fading or colour variation to the upper board of volume III. The contents are entirely complete, clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. An exceptionally nice example of a set usually encountered in less than attractive (often ex-library) condition.

Price:

£6,750.00

Notes:

The first revised edition of this landmark work. The revisions were done by Russell, although Whitehead was given the opportunity to advise. In addition to the correction of minor errors throughout the original text, changes to the new edition included the inclusion of a new Introduction and three new appendices. (The appendices discuss the theory of quantification, mathematical induction and the axiom of reducibility, and the principle of extensionality respectively. (Irvine, Andrew David: "Principia Mathematica", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Winter 2016). The three volumes of the first edition were published in 1910, 1912 and 1913.