A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive,
John W. Parker and Son, West Strand.
TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.5 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xvi + 528 pp.; Vol. II, xii + 531 pp. Bound in full calf presentation binding with gilt borders enclosing gilt blocks of arms of Oriel College, Oxford on both boards; spines in compartments with raised bands, elaborately decorated gilt with contrasting green and maroon morocco title labels also decorated gilt. All edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Some wear to extremities, top edges sunned, a little spotting largely confined to fly leaves and stains caused by cloth marker, Vol. I, pp. 14-15; otherwise a very good set. Latin inscription of Frederick Roberts Blatch Oriel College 1859 on second free endpaper. Fourth revised edition of A System of Logic, the earliest significant title of the utilitarian philosopher, John Stuart Mill (1806-73). Mill defines logic and examines the importance of names and propositions and fallacies, enumerating the five principles of inductive reasoning known as Mill's Methods. This study of logic, knowledge and thought was important in the methodology of science as it demonstrated the application of logic to the social and moral sciences. . The first edition was published in 1843. Copy presented to Frederick Roberts Blatch of Oriel College, Oxford, MA 1872, who was later vicar of Homerton, Middlesex and, from 1907, rector of Therfield, Herts. (MacMinn, p. 56).
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