Item #3492 The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]. Jose Ortega Y. Gasset.
The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]
The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]
The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]
The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]
The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]
The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]
The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]
The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]

The Revolt of the Masses ["La rebelión de las masas"]

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1932. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good + copy [which feels tight and unread] of the first edition, first printing of this work in English (following the first edition - in Spanish - of 1930) showing pushing and minor wear to the spine ends, a rub through part of the spine head, tiny rubs to the leading corners of each board, two small pushes to the rear board, discreet bookshop ticket affixed to the front pastedown's bottom edge, and quite minor sunning to a portion of the topstain but with the spine and front board lettering remaining quite full, strong, and bright, in a Very Good + or better Fine price-clipped dust jacket (with fading to the spine area and to a portion of the front wrapper's top edge, together with a short closed tear to the upper front panel as a smaller tear to the rear panel's upper edge, and a quite small push to the rear panel), the author being the famous philosopher and essayist. As Wikipedia puts it: "His philosophy has been characterized as a "philosophy of life" that "comprised a long-hidden beginning in a pragmatist metaphysics inspired by William James, and with a general method from a realist phenomenology imitating Edmund Husserl, which served both his proto-existentialism (prior to Martin Heidegger's) and his realist historicism, which has been compared to both Wilhelm Dilthey and Benedetto Croce." He first published this work in El Sol [a Spanish newspaper published in Madrid, Spain, between 1917 and 1939] and it was this work that brought him international fame and thus is his best-known work. [Again per Wikipedia: In this book he defends the values of meritocratic liberalism reminiscent of John Stuart Mill's against attacks from both communists and right-wing populists. Ortega likewise shares Mill's fears of the "tyranny of the majority" and the "collective mediocrity" of the masses, which he believes threaten individuality, free thought, and protections for minorities. Ortega characterized liberalism as a politics of "magnanimity." Copies of this first edition of the work in English are EXCEEDINGLY SCARCE to the Market, especially when in the dust jacket and in a condition as nice as is this copy. SCARCE TO RARE. Very good + / very good +. Item #3492

Price: $1,250.00

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