Evening Star Books
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8413 Excelsior Drive Suite 130-B , Madison, WI, 53717, United States
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We are an antiquarian book store in Madison, WI. We are members of the IOBA and the ABAA. Our store is by chance or by appointment. We release electronic catalogs every month, and exhibit at numerous book fairs. Please see our "About" section for our specialties.
We buy and sell fine and collectible books (as well as posters, prints, diaries, letters, and broadsides) of all kinds, with a special interest in the following:
Philosophy, Logic, and the Foundations of Mathematics
Modern First Editions (literature, science fiction and fantasy, mystery and crime, children's literature, 20th century popular culture)
General Antiquarian (especially literature and works of historical significance)
Americana (especially material related to the Colonial Period and Revolutionary War, the Midwest, the Civil War, and the Old West)
Travel & Exploration
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We regularly purchase books in our areas of specialization, both individual items and entire collections. If you have a book or a collection you wish to sell, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cormac McCarthy's Second Novel
McCarthy, Cormac. Outer Dark. New York: Random House . First edition. 8vo. , 5-242,  pp. Quarter blue cloth over grey paper boards with gold and blue lettering on the spine, lettering in black on the front board and spine; black topstain. Price of $4.95 on the front flap of the dust jacket. Very near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. A small area of careful restoration to the reverse of the spine panel, with some mild discoloration to the rear fold; the jacket presents beautifully. Ahearn APG 002b. Ford & Pastore 102a. An exceptional copy of McCarthy's second novel.
The First Complete Aeschylus
Aeschylus. ΑΙΣΧΥΛΟΥ ΤΡΑΓΩΔΙΑΙ Ζ; Trageodiae VII [= Seven Tragedies of Aeschylus] Prometheus Bound; Seven Against Thebes; The Persians; Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; Eumenides; The Suppliants. [Geneva]; [Paris]: Ex Officina Henrici Stephani, 1557. First edition thus. 4to. , 1-395,  pp. Eighteenth-century maroon morocco with twin gilt rules to each board, gilt fileting to the boards edges, spine in six compartments with gilt rules and gilt lettering; all edges gilt. Marbled endpapers and pastedowns. Title page in Greek and Latin. Publisher's device on the title page. Text and notes in Greek. Quae cum omnes multo quam antea castigatiores eduntur, tum vero una, quae mutila & decurtata prius erat, integra nunc profertur. Scholia in easdem plurimis in locis locupletata, & in pene infinitis emendata. Petri Victorii cura et diligentia. Near Very Good. Rubbing to the corners and a small chip to the rear joint; front pastedown with an early 19th-cent. bookplate from the Rugbirns' (Rugby) School Library, free front endpaper has its right corner clipped and an early 19th-cent. gift inscription detailing some of the book's ownership history. Adams 9. Dibdin 237-238. Graesse 29. Moss 8. Renouard 446. The first complete edition of Aeschylus, as this is the first edition in which the tragedy Agamemnon was printed in its entirety. With the intelligent and thougthful notes of M. Etienne (the second), the printer of this edition (Etienne II's notes are particularly valuable in the Agamemnon of this edition, as he worked hard to piece the entire tragedy together). Petrius Victorius' notes are also praised, he was the editor for this edition. Graesse praises this edition for its elegant presentation of Aeschylus, and the quality of the manuscripts the printers consulted. Moss cites this edition as printed in Paris, Adams attributes it to Geneva. Moss refers to Etienne's typography as accurate and elegant, with an important correction to the Libation Bearers contained in this edition. Moss also awards Victorius high marks on the quality of his notes. Aeschylus' tragedies are the oldest surviving from Ancient Greece. With powerful, moving themes and subject matter, they are still regularly performed in theatres around the world today.
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Keppel's Voyage to the Indian Archipelago
John Rawls' Magnum Opus
Rawls, John. A Theory of Justice. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972. First UK edition. 8vo. , vii-xv, , 3-607,  pp. Navy blue cloth with gold lettering, twin gold rules, and publisher's device in gilt on the spine. Price of £5.00 net on the front flap of the dust jacket. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. A Near Fine book with some minor wear to the extremities in a Near Fine lightly-rubbed dust jacket. SEP, Wenar, "John Rawls". Slater 757. John Rawls was one of the best-known and most influential figures in political and moral philosophy in the later 20th and early 21st centuries. A Theory of Justice is the first book in which he laid out his theory of justice as fairness and is widely considered to be his magnum opus. In addition to being one of the landmark works in political philosophy, the book has been extraordinarily influential outside of academic philosophy, particularly in the legal community. Rawls work is clearly within the tradition of classic liberalism, but is filled with original and engaging arguments and has spawned a vast literature. A very attractive copy of this essential and justly renowned work in political philosophy.
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