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Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.

Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.

Nietzsche, Friedrich / Common, Thomas (Preface). Beyond Good and Evil. Prelude to a Philosophy of the Future. Authorized Translation by Helen Zimmern. First UK Edition. Edinburgh and London, T.N. Foulis, The Good European Society, The Darian Press, 1907. 19 x 13 cm. Two title pages, contents, xv, 268 pages plus three pages publishers list. Original dark cloth with gilt titles on front board and spine. Fore and Tail edge deckle. Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, rubbing and bumping. Edges and end papers dust dulled / darkened. Name of previous owner (Anthony M. Ludovici) on front free end paper, dated June 1908. Numerous underlinings and annotations in pencil throughout the text.

Anthony Mario Ludovici MBE (1882 – 1971) was a British philosopher, sociologist, social critic and polyglot. He is known as a proponent of aristocracy and an anti-egalitarianism, and in the early 20th century was a leading British conservative author. He wrote on subjects including art, metaphysics, politics, economics, religion, the differences between the sexes and races, health, and eugenics.
Ludovici began his career as an artist, painting and illustrating books. He later wrote over 30 books and translating many others. He spent several years in Germany where he studied Nietzsche’s writings in the original German. He was fluent in several languages. During the year 1906, Ludovici was private secretary to the sculptor Auguste Rodin, and as such had a close association with him. He later wrote of his personal experiences of Rodin’s personality and art, as well as his own opinions, in articles first appearing in the Cornhill Magazine from 1923, and in 1926 published in a book Personal Reminiscences of Auguste Rodin. He began lecturing on art, politics, religion, and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, about whom he wrote Who is to be Master of the World?: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche (1909) and Nietzsche: His Life and Works (1910). Nietzsche scholar William Mackintire Salter called Nietzsche: His Life and Works “the well-nigh perfect short manual” on Nietzsche. During World War I he joined the New Army as a translator, and then served as an artillery officer at Armentières and the Somme, where he described himself as “a miserable and vermin-ridden trench-rat”, and then in the Intelligence Staff at the War Office, where after two years of service he rose to head of his department (MI6 A). He was awarded the Order of the British Empire, which he immediately returned because he felt that it was too easily attainable and held by too many people. He attained the rank of Captain during World War I
After the war, he became a student of Dr. Oscar Levy, editor of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche, the first translation of Nietzsche’s works in English. Ludovici contributed several volumes.

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Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.
Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil.

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