History & Philosophy of Science

Popper, Karl | The Logic of Scientific Discovery

  • First UK edition, first impression of one of the key texts of the philosophy of science. Originally published in Germany in 1934 as Logik der Forschung, Popper rewrote and republished it in English in 1959. The New York edition of the same year takes precedence, but the UK edition is less common.

  • London: Hutchison, 1959.

    Octavo. Original grey cloth, title to spine in gilt on red ground, top edge dyed red. With the dust jacket. Facsimile manuscript letters within the text. Bookseller’s ticket of H. K. Lewis and Co. Cloth a little toned at the upper edges of the boards, light spotting to the margins and edges of the text block. A very good copy in the jacket which is tanned along the spine and edges with a few small marks and mild creasing at the lower corner.