GEORGE SANTAYANA, 3 VOLS SIGNED FIRSTS, REALMS OF BEING

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3 GEORGE SANTAYANA CLASSICS - ALL 3 SIGNED

"The Realm of Essence. Book First of Realms of Being" by George Santayana.

George Santayana ( 1863 – 1952 ), was a world renowned philosopher, essayist, poet, short writer, journalist, and novelist. He was a lifelong Spanish citizen, even though Santayana was raised and educated in the United States, wrote in English and is generally considered an American author and philosopher. He lived 39 of his 89 years in the United States and from 1920 until his death in 1952 he lived in Rome, Italy. A graduate of Harvard University, his lifelong friends were some of his closest Harvard classmates, namely, T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, W.E.B. DuBois, and Walter Lippmann.

Published by Constable and Company, LTD, London, 1928. First Edition . Printed by R.& R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland.

We show The Table of Contents in our photograhs. 183 immaculate pages aged to an ivory colour & yellowed at the very outer edges. The pages are antique rough cut on all three edges.

Signed & inscribed in blue ink on the title page: " G. Santayana Rome".

Bound in dark blue linen with stamped designs on the front and back covers with gilt embossed titling and gilt rule on the spine, with some small discolorations, quarter size on the bottom right corner of the front cover and a small patch on the back cover. Light bumps to the top and bottom of the spine.

This book measures: 9" tall x 6" wide x 1-3/8" thick.

"The Realm of Matter. Book Second of Realms of Being" by George Santayana.

Published by Constable and Company, LTD, London, 1930. First Edition, Stated First Published 1930 . Printed by R.& R. Clark, Limited, Edinburgh, Scotland.

We show The Table of Contents in our photograhs. 209 immaculate pages aged to an ivory colour & yellowed at the very outer edges. The pages are antique rough cut on all three edges.

Signed & inscribed in black ink on the title page: " G. Santayana".

Bound in dark blue linen with stamped designs on the front and back covers with gilt embossed titling and gilt rule on the spine, with some small discolorations on the front cover and some old staining from moisture on the front cover, which bleeds through to the front endpaper with small patch of staining along the hingeline of the front endpaper and in the bottom right corner of the page edges when the book is closed, no pages are themselves stained or compromised in any way. Light bumps to the top and bottom of the spine and to the corners. Also, a thin staining along the hingeline of the back endpape...

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