Current Book Publication, 1946, Softcover, Book Condition: Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, First Australian Paperback Edition
55 g.; 88 pages, foreword by John P. Callaghan, Chairman, Science Committee, Australian Communist Party Illustrated front cover, showing a drawing of a man? Newton, against a bottle green background with green and white titles on the front panel. This book was published in 1946 and shows the faults of same. Rubbing and light chipping to the top book edge and rubbing to the lower book edge. Rubbing and creasing to the book corners. Heavy browning to the text block edges. Browning and handling marks to the book panels and there is a 1" tear to the lower right-hand corner of the back panel closest to the spine. The internal pages have become quite tanned. From page 76 through to end in book there is the result of moisture/water damage noticeable on the lower page edge. Creasing the length of the front panel. Considering its age, the book is in relatively sturdy condition. " Professor Hessen's essay, ' The Social and Economic Roots of Newton's ' Principia ' ', was one of the contributors of the Soviet delegation to the International Congress on the history of science held in London in 1931. For the majority of scientists, it was their first introduction to the method of Historical materialism, the method of Marx and Engels, which seeks the origins of historical development in the objective material conditions prevailing in society. It was, in fact, the first attempt to apply the method in detail to the work of an individual scientist, and to show that the natural scientists, as well as the social scientist and philosopher, was a product of his particular social epoch.". From the forward page 4. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Essays ; Communism ; Inventory No: 0105372.