London & New York: George Allen and Unwin & Humanities Press, 1970. First English Translated Edition. Complete in three volumes, all hardcover 12mo (24 x 15.5cm), pp. Vol. 1: 392, Vol. 2: 469, [3, blank], Vol 3: 422, ; green cloth covered boards with lettering in gilt on the spine in green dust wrappers with black and white lettering, top edges dye (green).
Vol. 1: Head of spine very gently bruised; top edges of boards are dust toned; light pilling to covers; top edge of text block is dust toned with very light foxing and green dye has dulled, corner of bottom edge has two faint scuff marks; pages have yellowed slightly with age; dust wrapper has caused light toning to paste-downs, ffep and lfep; two spots on ffep, one on lfep, very light foxing to top margins of both; dust wrapper is unclipped, spine is sunned, light creasing along top and bottom edges, covers lightly scuffed, minor foxing along top margin of back inside flap, verso is toned.
Vol. 2: very similar condition to Vol. 1, specifically, head of spine is very gently bruised, tail more significant bruising with light rubbing; top edges of boards are dust toned, a minor (1mm) ding on top edge of the rear board; bottom corners gently rubbed; light pilling to covers; minor foxing to edges of text block, top edge is dust toned and green dye has dulled, two light 15mm scratches to bottom edge, one small (10 x 10mm) faint scuff mark at corner; pages have yellowed slightly with age; very light foxing to endpapers, a little heavier to top margins of endpapers, first and last pages; dust wrapper is unclipped, 15mm at tail of spine is creased with a closed 15mm tear without loss, spine is sunned, light creasing along top and bottom edges, covers lightly scuffed, faint 110mm diagonal crease to bottom half of front cover, two brown stains (8 x 5mm & 18 x 10mm) to top of back cover, very occasional additional brown spots (1mm), minor foxing along top margins of both inside flaps, verso is toned.
Vol. 3: very similar condition to other volumes, specifically head and tail of spine gently bruised; top and bottom edges dust toned; top corner of front board very gently bruised, bottom corners slightly rubbed; covers have minor pilling; edges of text block have very minor foxing, top edge dust toned and green dye has dulled; pages have yellowed slightly with age; dust wrapper has caused light toning to paste-downs, ffep and lfep; very light foxing to endpapers, first and last two pages; dust wrapper is unclipped, head and tail gently bruised, spine and covers close to spine are sunned, light creasing along top and bottom edges, covers lightly scuffed, two small creases to front cover (10 & 20mm), verso is toned and a little foxed which is slightly visible on white lettering on front cover and white back cover, light foxing along top margins of flaps. Item #951
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) was a German philosopher known for his work on the subject of idealism. These three volumes are, “the first English translation of the second part of Hegel’s Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences. It provides a thoroughgoing and critical survey of the whole range of early nineteenth-century science. In a lengthy and most scholarly introduction Dr Petry explains the general principles of the Encyclopaedia, shows how Hegel came to develop them, and indicates their relevance to current issues at the time of publication. He identifies all Hegel’s references to scientific literature of the day, and provides comprehensive notes to each of the three volumes.”.