Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Two volumes (complete), octavo size, 1241 total pp. Fine / Near Fine. Item #CNJL765
This two-volume set comprises essays on all aspects of mediaeval philosophy, edited by Robert Pasnau, professor of philosophy at University of Colorado, Boulder.
The Cambridge University Press is well-known for the quality and rigor of their scholarship; included in this set are "over fifty specially commissioned essays by experts on the philosophy of this period. Starting in the late eighth century, with the renewal of learning some centuries after the fall of the Roman Empire, a sequence of chapters takes the reader through developments in many and varied fields, including logic and language, natural philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, and theology. Close attention is paid to the context of medieval philosophy, with discussions of the rise of the universities and developments in the cultural and linguistic spheres" (n.b., from the web site of the Press).
This first edition set, in cloth, is no longer available from the Press.
___DESCRIPTION: Full blue cloth, the spine with gilt lettering and red cloth label with gilt lettering and ruled border; octavo size (9.25" by 6.25"), pagination: Volume I: [i-iv] v-xii [xiv] 1-535; Volume II: [i-iv] v-vii [536-538] 539-1220. In a blue paper dust jacket, with white and cream lettering with ruled borders, illustration in black and cream on the front panel, white and cream lettering on the spine, a description of the book inside a cream rectangle on the rear panel, a list of the chapters in the volume on the front flap, and author bio on the rear flap; the dust jackets are unclipped, but both are without a price. Housed in a slipcase covered in blue paper, with front board, spine, and rear board matching the spine and front and rear panels of the dust jackets.
___CONDITION: Both volumes are fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, strong, square text blocks with solid hinges, the interiors are clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; both volumes with tails of the spines slightly bumped, else fine. The dust jackets are near fine, unclipped, clean, with light wear to the tails of the spines and a couple corners, and light off-setting to the verso from the spine labels. The slipcase is near fine, strong and sturdy, clean but for the hint of a stray mark or two, with one top corner of the spine gently bumped.
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