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NOTES ON DEMOCRACY., Mencken, H.L.
1 Mencken, H.L. NOTES ON DEMOCRACY.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1926 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
212 pp, 7 5/8" H. Dark blue cloth with blind stamped decoration on front board. Red/yellow decorated endpapers. Bequest bookplate of the actor Raymond Massey to his alma mater on front pastedown. Two piece article about Mencken from Vanity Fair, December 1927, laid in. Contents: Democratic Man (His Appearance in the World / Varieties of Homo Sapiens / The New Psychology / Politics Under Democracy / The Role of the Hormones / Envy as a Philosophy / Liberty and the Democratic Man / The Effects Upon Progress / The Eternal Mob); The Democratic State (The Two Kinds of Democracy / The Popular Will / Disproportional Representation / The Politician Under Democracy / Utopia / The Occasional Exception / The Maker of Laws / The Rewards of Virtue / Footnote on Lame Ducks); Democracy and Liberty (The Will to Peace / The Democrat as Moralist / Where Puritanism Fails / Corruption Under Democracy); Coda (The Future of Democracy / Last Words). Two inch tear archivally taped at top of free front endpaper hinge, light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners, small tear at top of spine and tiny tears at bottom of spine, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very small bump to bottom edge of pages 17 to 24 - three page leaves with very small tear archivally taped, slight color variation on boards, some fading to color on top of text block. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
2 Schall, James V. DOES CATHOLICISM STILL EXIST?
New York Alba House 1994 0818906944 / 9780818906947 First Edition Soft Cover 
265 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H). "The focus of this book is Catholicism as it understands itself. If it is 'against' anything, it is against those priests, bishops, theologians, professors, laymen and yes, non Catholics and non believers, who explain what Catholicism says about itself falsely or wrongly or incompletely. Catholicism may or may not be inherently credible, but it should rise and fall on what it says of itself alone, not on an explanation of itself that is not what it really holds about itself. Jean Danielou in his book 'The Salvation of Nations' sought to state the essence of the problem of the Church today in the light of the famous sin against the Holy Spirit which could not be forgiven: 'Many see only the human side of the Church and reject it because of that: their sin is not the sin against the Spirit, and we can believe that they will be forgiven. The sin against the Spirit - would be the sin of those who are cognizant of the divine nature of the Church and yet refuse through pride to acknowledge it.' The issue of the existence of Catholicism, even at times for Catholics themselves, is increasingly at this level. Schall sheds light on the relevance of the Church today by pointing to its revolutionary stance vis-a-vis a culture with which it more and more often finds itself at odds." Very slight edgewear, slight wrinkling at top and bottom of spine, one small area of color loss at bottom of spine. VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS., Thoreau, Henry David.  Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby.
3 Thoreau, Henry David. Introduction by Henry Seidel Canby. WALDEN, OR LIFE IN THE WOODS.
Boston The Limited Editions Club 1936 Limited Edition. Hard Cover Good+ Edward Steichen, photographs. Signed by Illustrator
290 pp, 10" H. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering, blue/green patterned paper-covered boards, top edge dark green. Number 1225 in a limited edition of fifteen hundred copies, signed on limitation page by the photographer, Steichen. B&w photographs "Taken at Various Seasons at Walden Pond". Printed at the Merrymount Press. Lacking the original slipcase. Small stain at fore-edge of page 279 on - including the rear pastedown (max size 1" x 3/8"), minor toning in margins of pages and on endpapers, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, light to moderate edge wear to boards, wear at top/bottom edges of spine with some very small tears and tiny chips, spine color has lightly faded from black to brown, two very small water marks on spine. 
Price: 400.00 USD
 


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