George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London. 1946.
FIRST U. K EDITION. 8vo.(8.8 x 5.9 inches). 916pp. A clean copy bound in original publishers oatmeal cloth with brown and yellow stamped lettering panels to the spine. Cloth a little marked but generally the book is in very good condition throughout. In the original dustwrapper with some minor chipping to the top and bottom of the spine. Rear panel is marked and rubbed, but overall very good. ------- A nice copy of Russell's hugely popular history, broadly covering covering philosophers and philosophical thought from the Pre-Socratics up to John Dewey and William James, and finishing with Logical Analysis. Russell won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1950, with the Nobel committee listing this title among the works that influenced their decision. While criticised by some as being too general, many found the book an accessible and easily readable introduction to Philosophy and it became a best seller which has not been out of print since.