| Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf. The MIT Press, 1958. Unmarked text. Clipped dust jacket with some chipping and tears under clear protective cover. Previous owner’s name inside back cover. Index. Very Good in very good dust jacket. Hardcover. (#30521) $18.00
Edited and with an introduction by John B. Carroll. Foreword by Stuart Chase. Whorf’s hypothesis is that it is the structure of a person’s language is a factor in the way in which he understands reality and behaves with respect to it. Illustrated. 278p.
|Marx, Leo. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America. Oxford University Press, 1967. ISBN: 0195007387. Unmarked text. One dog-eared page. Some age tanning. Very Good. Paperback. (#30514) $12.00
The Machine in the Garden fully examines the difference between the “pastoral” and “progressive” ideals which characterized early 19th-century American culture, and which ultimately evolved into the basis for much of the environmental and nuclear debates of contemporary society. References. 392p.
| Montesquieu et l’Esprit des Lois Ville de Bordeaux, 1948. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#29901) $25.00
Accompanied exposition organisee dans les Salons de l’Hotel de Ville de Brodeaux pour celebrer le deuxieme centeaire de la publication de L’Esprit des Lois. Text in French. A few images. 67p.
Travail d’une trentaine d’années, De l’Esprit des lois recense les lois de toutes les societes connues et les situe par rapport aux “causes physiques et morales”.