Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]. Friedrich Schleiermacher.
Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]
Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]
Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]
Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]
Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]
Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]
Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]

Grundlinien einer Kritik der bisherigen Sittenlehre (Outlines of a Critique of Previous Ethical Theories) in the EXCEEDINGLY RARE BINDERY DUST JACKET [HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT]

Berlin: Reimer, 1834. Zweite Ausgabe [Second Edition]. Hardcover. A Very Good copy of the second edition of this notable work by German theologian, philosopher, and biblical scholar Friedrich Schleiermacher, known for his attempt to reconcile the criticisms of the Enlightenment with traditional Protestant Christianity. Schleiermacher also was influential in the evolution of unorthodox higher criticism. Because of his influence on subsequent Christian thought, Schleiermacher is often referred to as the "Father of Modern Liberal Theology" and is seen as an early leader in liberal Christianity, and his work forms part of the foundation of the modern field of hermeneutics. In a letter to his father dated January 21, 1787, Schleiermacher broke the news of his departure from historical Christian belief stating that: "Faith is the regalia of the Godhead, you say. Alas! dearest father, if you believe that without this faith no one can attain to salvation in the next world, nor to tranquility in this—and such, I know, is your belief—oh! then pray to God to grant it to me, for to me it is now lost. I cannot believe that he who called himself the Son of Man was the true, eternal God; I cannot believe that his death was a vicarious atonement." Instead, Schleiermacher argued that the test for the soundness of any moral system is the completeness of its view of the ends of human life as a whole." "Güterlehre" [the theory of Goods -- and a concept of great importance in the present book] refers to the doctrine of the ends to be obtained by moral action. Spinoza and Plato also strongly influenced Schleiermacher, and the twentieth-century neo-orthodoxy movement was considered by some to be an attempt to challenge Schleiermacher's influence. Not only is this a notable work, but this copy of it is of HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE in that it wears its EXCEEDINGLY RARE ORIGINAL BINDERY DUST JACKET. In Mark Godburn's excellent work titled "Nineteenth-Century Dust-Jackets" published by Oak Knoll Press in the US and by Private Libraries Association in the UK, Godburn states: "In Germany in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some binders produced flap-style jackets that combined elements of hand- and machine-work. At least half a dozen examples survive, all sharing the same characteristics. They were all made of two pieces of paper pressed together, with marbled or pastepaper and contemporary printer's scrap underneath. They all were well cut, all folded with three flaps at each end, and all issued over plain or marbled boards, in some cases using the same paper as the binding." In further discussing the evolution of dust jackets, Godburn states: "Bindery jackets would not have been recorded in publishers' records, and may not always have been itemized in binders' records either. And since such dust jackets survived even less often than printed ones, the impression left decades later often was that no jackets had been issued at all. Sometimes the only surviving evidence that jackets were issued on a particular book is offsetting on the endpapers from the jacket flaps, although the flaps did not always leave a mark." Thus, we have here a notable book in an absolutely RARE BINDER'S DUST JACKET, something most collectors well never see outside a museum or another collector's library, much less ever own in. Both the book and dust jacket are in Very Good condition with the book showing some general wear, some minor scattered underling, and having the upper portion of the front free endpaper excised. The dust jacket shows unsurprising wear as well as some loss to the spine panel's lower section and a few small archival tape repairs to the verso. Certainly a RARE copy and a RARE BOOK that tangibly illustrates a part of book history. A RARE OPPORTUNITY for the book collector as well as for a museum or University collection. An EXCEEDINGLY RARE ITEM AND AN AMAZING SURVIVAL. Very good / very good. Item #2926

Price: $1,250.00