Word and Object, Willard Van Orman Quine
First edition, first printing of Quine's most notable book, in which the he expands upon the line of thought of his prior writings and reformulates some of his earlier arguments, such as his attack in "Two Dogmas of Empiricism" on the analytic–synthetic distinction. He also introduces both the thought experiment of radical translation and the accompanying notion of indeterminacy of translation, both of which are original to this book.
Boston: The Technology Press of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960. Publisher's original light green cloth, ruled in gilt, lettered in both black and gilt with the publisher's device in blind to front cover; pp. xvi, 294. A near fine copy in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square with minimal wear to boards. Very faint crease to the first few pages, internally clean and fine. Jacket shows a bit of shelfwear with light chipping to extremities, closed tear to front panel, a touch of toning to spine, minor scattered soiling, protected in archival mylar. A nice copy.