New York: Macmillan Company, 1935, 1939. Very Good / Very Good (vol.1); Good (vol.2). Item #27358
New York: Macmillan Company, 1935, 1939. First American Editions from the British sheets. Thick octavos; publisher’s cloth in printed dust jackets; Vol 1: 692pp, frontispiece, thirty-six (36) leaves of plates printed on rectos and versos, hundred of text illus. throughout; Vol 2: 813pp. frontispiece, sixty-six (66) leaves of plates & illus. throughout as above. Price-clipped jackets show a few shallow chips and tears along edges and folds, with some smudging and soiling to surface, heavy toning to spines with dampstaining along bottom few inches, and heavy tape reinforcement to interiors at head and tail. Boards are sturdy and square with light shelfwear and some nudging at spine ends. Old bookstore price stickers (The Strand) to front pastedowns. Bindings are sound and pages unmarked. Both Very Good overall in Very Good copies of the uncommon jacket.
Abraham Wolf was an English historian, rabbi, philosopher (moral and intellectual),lecturer and writer. As Wolf is credited with introducing the history of science as a field to University College London, was the UCL's Professor of Logic and Scientific Method (1920-1941), and was co-editor of the 14th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Wolf's collection of works by, and about, Baruch Spinoza are now housed in the collections of UCLA.