Memories and Studies.

JAMES William (1911.)


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First UK edition. 8vo. [8], 411, [1] pp. Original red cloth, printed paper label to spine, top edge in gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed (light wear to spine label, otherwise a very good copy). London, Longmans, Green, and Co.

A posthumously published collection of the American philosopher and psychologist's speeches and essays, most notably 'The Moral Equivalent of War', which was first published here in book form.

His son, Henry James Jr., provides the preface: 'Professor William James formed the intention shortly before his death of republishing a number of popular addresses and essays under the title which this book now bears. I have departed in no substantial degree from my father's idea, except perhaps by including two or three short pieces which were first addressed to special occasions or audiences and which now seem clearly worthy of republication in their original form'.

With the engraved armorial bookplate of Robert Crewe-Milnes, 1st Marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), the accomplished Liberal statesman who served as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1892 to 1895, Leader of the House of Lords from 1908 to 1916, Secretary of State for India from 1910 to 1915, and as Lord President of the Council from 1915 to 1916.

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