Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1987-1991. Hardcover. Five volumes (complete), octavo size, approx. 1865 total pp. Fine / fine. Item #CNJL2429
Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) sought to "create a comprehensive philosophy of man, society, and history." A Ph.D., he fled his home in Austria when the Nazis annexed it; he ultimately was a professor at several important universities, and finally served "as a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace" (n.b., info and quotes from the online Encyclopedia Britannica).
Best know for his work on the philosophy of history, this work, "Order and History" (originally published 1956-1974) is considered one of his principal works. Originally published in four volumes, this version, published by the Louisiana State University Press, was issued in five volumes: Vol. One, "Israel and Revelation"; Vol. Two, "The World of the Polis"; Vol. Three, "Plato and Aristotle"; Vol. Four, "The Ecumenic Age"; and Vol. Five, "In Search of Order".
While individual volumes can easily be found, complete sets are unaccountably scarce in the marketplace.
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full brown cloth over boards, gilt lettering on the spine with the title against a black stamped "label"; large octavo size (9 1/2" by 6 1/4"), pagination: Vol. One, [i-ix] x-xxv [1 blank]  2-533; Vol. Two, [i-viii] ix-xviii  2-389; Vol. Three, [i-viii] ix-xvii [1 blank] [1-3] 4-383; Vol. Four, [i-xiii] xiv-xvii [1 blank]   2-340; and Vol. Five, [i-xviii]  2-120. The dust jackets all show their original prices, with a summary of each volume on the front flaps and a short author bio (some with pictures) on the back flaps.
___CONDITION: Volumes fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and the set is entirely free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, and as new. The dust jackets are fine overall, clean, with perhaps a modicum of edgewear and some of the spines very lightly sunned.
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