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Lord Byron's Copy of Frankenstein, Inscribed by Mary Shelley

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Showing items 241-300 of 1989

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  1. 130385
    Signed limited edition of Gorey's whimsical tarot deck, number 570 of 776 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
    £500

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  2. 130366comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author facing the title page. The author's first book and a significant work in early science fiction, Beresford's novel was among the first to include a "Wunderkind", a child prodigy enhanced through scientific meddling. The work is exceedingly scarce in the dust jacket, and... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 130366

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  3. 130350comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Heaney's translation of the epic poem, which he dedicated to the memory of Ted Hughes (1930-1998), won the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year award. Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 130350

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  4. 124282comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Para Gomez Sicre, afectuosamente, Neruda, 1942, Mex". The recipient was the noted Cuban lawyer, art critic and author José Gómez Sicre (1916-1991), an important conduit for Latin American artists seeking an audience in the United States. He moved... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 124282

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  5. The Science of Gems, Jewels, Coins, and Medals, Ancient and Modern.
    First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to sculptor John Graham Lough: "To John Graham Esq. and his amiable wife, this volume conveys the sincere regards, of the Author and his wife" (half-title). Archibald Billing (1791-1881) was a physician by trade and an amateur artist and collector of engraved gems... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 109013

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  6. 119554comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 3 of 115 copies, of which 100 were for sale. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 119554

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  7. The Road to Oxiana.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Denison Ross, in memory of much help with this book and many others, from, Robert Byron". A superb association, the distinguished linguist and orientalist Sir Denison Ross (1871-1940) was professor of Persian... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 79960

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  8. 129983comp
    Signed limited edition, number 97 of 174 copies signed by the artist. Bell's "illustrations from Shakespeare were particularly distinctive: those for The Tempest (1901) are widely regarded as among his finest. His distinctive style, characterized by dreaming maidens in a setting of symbolist swirls, was redolent of the emerging... Learn More
    £675

    Stock Code: 129983

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  9. 125705comp
    Signed limited edition, number 267 of 500 copies signed by the artist. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical records, Barrie sanctioned this publication, in collaboration with Rackham as illustrator. The text was extracted, with minor revisions,... Learn More
    £6,000

    Stock Code: 125705

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  10. 130115
    Signed by Bechet and fellow clarinettist André Réwéliotty on label attached to front cover. Appealing EP, catching Bechet in the company of Claude Luter, Réwéliotty, and their respective bands, and including some of Bechet's signature pieces: "Summertime", "September Song", the self-penned "Petite Fleur" and "Jacqueline".... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 130115

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    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Shultz on the front free endpaper: "To Russell Long with my admiration - Mr. Chairman - for the sustained high quality of your contribution to economic policy and my thanks for your help and friendship George P. Shultz". The recipient, Russell B. Long, served... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 126613

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  12. 130044comp
    Signed limited edition, number 209 of 400 copies numbered and signed by the author. The first trade edition was published just 19 days earlier. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 130044

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  13. 130025comp
    Signed limited edition, with a fine initialled original watercolour by Lawrence. Number 55 of 250 specially bound and signed copies of the first illustrated edition of Adams's first novel, signed by both the author and illustrator. This extremely popular animal story was initially turned down by all major publishing houses.... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 130025

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  14. 125792comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank to his sometime lover, Margaret Case Harriman, "For Margaret Harriman, who has inspired all my books this tale of our life together in Switzerland, France & U.S.S.R. from Her Chattel F. Scott Fitzgerald July 1935", together with... Learn More
    £32,500

    Stock Code: 125792

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    Signed limited edition, number 48 of 50 copies signed by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs and Paul Alberts. A remarkable collaboration, this is the only limited edition signed by both Mandela and Tutu - Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1993 and 1984 respectively - alongside a third major figure in the anti-Apartheid... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 130076

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  16. Poems 1886 to 1929.
    First US edition, signed limited issue of this collection. Number 98 of 537 copies signed by the author, of which 525 were for sale. It was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 111335

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  17. 129516
    First Quaritch edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title "Mary Beatrice Blennerhassett with the constant homage of the author July 1901 Edward Heron-Allen"; one of 1,500 copies for UK issue; there were also 500 for the US. Heron-Allen's version, first published the previous year by H. S. Nichols, includes the... Learn More
    £675

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  18. 127754
    First edition, first impression. Limited to 1500 copies, each numbered and signed by Testino. Learn More
    £1,500

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    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the author and illustrator Marguerite Aspinwall on the first blank: "To Miss Aspinwall the indefatigable, tender, patient foster-mother of this book, this copy is gratefully inscribed by the author - Rockwell Kent. 1924." The book was subsequently... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 126931

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  20. 127437comp
    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the half-title. The Name of the Rose, Eco's first book, was originally published in Italian in 1980. The English translation was published simultaneously in the US and the UK. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 127437

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    Boy.

    London: 1984

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to his dentist and his family, inscribed on the half title "Happy Christmas to the Rigdens from Roald Dahl 1984". The book was directly acquired by Peter Harrington from a family member. Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 128806

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  22. The Wind in the Willows.
    Deluxe edition, number 305 of 500 copies. This the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated.... Learn More
    £4,250

    Stock Code: 107331

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  23. 128831
    Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s... Learn More
    £9,500

    Stock Code: 128831

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  24. 129485detail
    The Sussex Edition, number 75 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. This set with a highly appealing provenance: from the library of the eminent Kipling collector Rear Admiral Lloyd H. Chandler (1869-1947), with his and his wife Agatha's joint ownership inscription to a preliminary... Learn More
    £19,750

    Stock Code: 129485

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  25. 127471comp
    First edition, first printing, trade issue. This copy is inscribed by the artist on the front free endpaper verso, "Pour Mlle Suzy Kemp, Hommage de S Dali, 1968", with a card written in a second hand, reading, "Mlle Suzy Kemp", laid in. This work is additionally signed by a publisher, although uncalled for, on the limitation... Learn More
    £3,750

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  26. 128836comp
    First edition, presentation copy to Ludwig Binswanger (1881-1966), inscribed by Warburg: "Seinem lieben und verehrten Dr Ludwig Binswanger, der ihn auf der Heimreise nach Hamburg begleitete, in aufrichtiger Dankbarkeit, ("His dear and revered Dr Ludwig Binswanger, who accompanied him home to Hamburg, in sincere gratitude...")... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 128836

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  27. 129593comp
    Signed limited edition, number 256 of 310 copies signed by the author. Birthday Letters was Hughes's controversial collection of poems about his relationship with his deceased first wife, the poet Sylvia Plath. This signed limited edition was published simultaneously with the first trade edition. Learn More
    £700

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  28. 129600comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 132 of 750 copies signed by the author, published the same month as the trade issue (May 1946). A long poetical sequence on the author's favourite subject, "which tries to sum up her own horticultural aesthetic and is in some respects superior to its predecessor The Land" (ODNB).... Learn More
    £600

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  29. 129563comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 195 of 260 copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by the author above the limitation, "To Donald Ryan, A promising young Golfer, I wish him well, 20 May 1931". This work is "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). MacDonald was an influential... Learn More
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  30. 125683comp
    First and limited edition, first printing, number 1,103 of 1,500 copies signed by Picasso. This finely produced work features Picasso's sensitive line drawings, which carefully "capture the braggadocio of both the men and women in the play" (Rutledge, p. 36). Learn More
    £5,750

    Stock Code: 125683

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  31. 127591

    Siesta in Xbalba

    Icy Cape, Alaska: July, 1956

    First edition, sole impression, one of an estimated 53 copies, this copy signed by Ginsberg on the title page.
    Siesta in Xbalba is a truly rare Ginsberg item, self-printed and self-published in the summer of 1956 while aboard a Navy ship off the coast of Alaska, before he returned to San Francisco and realised his literary... Learn More
    £17,500

    Stock Code: 127591

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  32. 123336comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy to Lawrence Ferlinghetti, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Lawrence Ferling sic Luck etc Louis Zukofky Sept 1, 1954". Ferlinghetti was a key figure among the Beat writers and was the publisher of Allen Ginsberg's Howl. Zukofsky's book is an attempt... Learn More
    £500

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  33. 129274comp
    First editions, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Miss Jane Ross with the author's Best Wishes". Mather was predominantly a portraitist, and had published The Elements of Drawing in 1830. The present two literary celebrations of his queen are suitably sycophantic, and are now rare pieces of Victoriana,... Learn More
    £475

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  34. 129318comp
    First trade edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator to his brother- and sister-in-law, with an original ink drawing (similar to the headpiece at p. 49) to the half-title, "To May and William, with best wishes, from Edyth & Arthur Rackham. Xmas 1917". William Joseph Myles Starkie (1860-1920),... Learn More
    £2,250

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  35. 129752comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the verso of the front free endpaper: "To Rein with best wishes from Helen Palmer". Learn More
    £350

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  36. 129656comp
    First edition, first printing, of the author's first poetry collection. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Harold J. Bailey. 'The reaches of my heart are: tree, petal, like snow and man below'. Cordially, August Derleth August 12, '39". Learn More
    £225

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  37. 129504comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper. Maybanke's own copy with his ownership sticker to front pastedown. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 129504

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  38. 129495
    Deluxe edition, number 88 of 500 copies, this one of an unspecified but very small number printed on vellum. Presentation copy from the publishers, with their typed presentation slip (pasted to front free endpaper): "Messrs. Eyre & Spottiswoode present their compliments to Mr. FitzRoy, and beg to ask his kind acceptance... Learn More
    £375

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  39. 129490comp
    Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Inscribed for Ray Mills by Larry Durrell Edinburgh 1980 'memories of the festival where the play was produced'". Dr Alfred Raymond Mills (1916-2011) met Durrell in 1945, and they formed a lifelong friendship. This is the first edition, second impression... Learn More
    £175

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  40. 129483detail

    The Works.

    London: 1924-7

    Signed limited "Atlantic" edition, the preferred "London" issue, number 491 of 620 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of vol. I, for sale and distribution in Britain. A further 1,050 sets were produced and signed for the American issue, and are by far the more common of the two issues. The Atlantic edition... Learn More
    £18,750

    Stock Code: 129483

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  41. 74487comp
    First edition. Large paper presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Mr. Bartholemew sic with Mr Babbages Compliments". Large paper copies such as this (measuring over 180 mm in height) were produced especially for presentation and are scarce, with Babbage himself referring to "a few in the hands... Learn More
    £12,500

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  42. 127525comp
    First US edition, signed limited issue, number 534 of 750 copies signed by the artist. Rackham's Gulliver's Travels was originally published solely in the UK in 1900. This is a revised and expanded edition, with additional illustrations and others redrawn and coloured. Learn More
    £1,750

    Stock Code: 127525

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  43. Little.com — galley proof.
    Galley proofs for the book published in 2000 by Anderson Press, with annotations in the author's hand. Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 104085

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    The Works.

    New York: 1924

    The Atlantic Edition, deluxe issue bound in half morocco, number 618 of 1,050 sets signed by the author in volume I. "The text throughout is read and revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set" (Wells, p. 61). Scribners offered the set in regular cloth... Learn More
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    The Complete Writings.

    New York and London: 1902

    Paumanok edition. Limited to 300 numbered sets printed on Ruisdael handmade paper and signed by the publisher; this particular set from a series with a star sticker affixed to the number line. With inlaid hand-written post card from Whitman addressed to Melville Phillips: "Don't fail to let me see / proofs beforehand --... Learn More
    £9,750

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  46. 1
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Louis Dollarhide in appreciation - Flannery O'Connor, Millidgeville, April 8, 1960". Inserted is O'Connor's calling card on which she has written "I took the liberty of correcting the typographical error on page 242, FOC". On... Learn More
    £5,500

    Stock Code: 62636

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  47. 127831comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the month of publication on the front free endpaper: "To Lord Houghton: from Thomas Hardy. Feb 1894". The recipient was Robert Crewe-Milnes, Lord Houghton (1858-1945), whose distinguished career would include serving as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 127831

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  48. 129444comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Heaney in the month of publication on the title page, "For Eric Dickson keep scanning! Seamus Heaney September 2010", together with a loosely inserted autographed card signed from Heaney reading "Eric - Excuse the haste - I'm hurtleing sic to London - no end... Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 129444

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  49. 129166comp
    First editions, first printing of Omnibus, third printing of The Thin Man. Presentation copies, both inscribed on the front free endpaper jointly to the husband and wife screenwriting duo Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Goodrich and Hackett co-wrote the screenplay for the film adaptation of Hammett's The Thin Man, produced... Learn More
    £27,500

    Stock Code: 129166

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  50. 121684comp
    First, and only, edition of 150 copies, this number 7 of 25 "on handmade paper with the ornaments printed in red". This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To Marie Corbett con amore Pickford Waller", together with a large floral decoration in the style of those to the text. Selection of works by his seventeenth-century... Learn More
    £250

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  51. 125496comp
    Presentation copy from the dedicatee Sir Walter Scott to Thomas Moore, inscribed in Scott's hand on the front blank, "Thomas Moore from his affectionate friend Walter Scott, Melrose Abbey, 31 October 1825", with Moore's ownership inscription below and his bookplate to the front pastedown. The presentation was made on the... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 125496

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  52. 87288comp
    First edition, regular trade issue, double presentation copy, with a drawing and inscription signed by the artist, "To Reginald T. Townsend, Arthur Rackham 1927", also inscribed by the author on the half-title: "'In every tree the birds cry DoxyLove was never done to proxy' From a song for Sir Toby Belch and here inserted... Learn More
    £3,000

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  53. 126201

    Dalí.

    New York: 1968

    First edition in English, first printing, issued the same year as the French edition, no priority established. Boldly inscribed, with an original drawing, in pencil by the artist on the verso of the front free endpaper to Peter Owen. Peter Owen founded Peter Owen publishers in 1951 and went on to publish some of Dali's work.... Learn More
    £3,750

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    Dracula.

    New York: 1899

    First U.S. edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Lady Errington from Bram Stoker 31.05.08". Lady Frances Helena Errington (d. c.1935) was the wife of Sir George Errington (1839-1920), 1st baronet, Dublin-born MP for Longford (1874-1885), High Sheriff of Tipperary (1888) and Wexford... Learn More
    £25,000

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  55. 124256comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Harold Kamp from W. Somerset Maugham July 6, 1928", together with a letter from Maugham regarding the opportunity to inscribe this copy. One of the author's undoubted masterpieces and of considerable scarcity in inscribed state. Kamp... Learn More
    £9,250

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    Crow Wakes.

    Woodford Green, Essex: 1971

    First edition, first printing, one of the scarce 100 copies retained by the poet, which seldom come to market, this copy signed and numbered by Hughes not once but twice. The title page verso is signed "No 26 Ted Hughes" the front free endpaper is signed and numbered "Ted Hughes 44/88". The printer Alan Tarling informed... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 117814

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  57. 115742comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Wells to his literary mentor on the half-title, "W. E. Henley from H. G. Wells (with apologies)". William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic, journalist and influential editor of The National Observer and other papers "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent"... Learn More
    £18,000

    Stock Code: 115742

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  58. 110083comp
    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 157 of 250 copies signed by the author, with an additional 35 unnumbered copies marked "Presentation". This was Fleming's only signed limited edition; it was published simultaneously with the first trade edition on 1 April 1963. Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 110083

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  59. The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole.
    First edition, first impression, one of 2,020 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by the editor on the front free endpaper to the author Ralph Straus: "For Ralph Straus, whose gifts are almost an numerous as Corvo's, & who loves books as much as I do. Very cordially, from his friend A.J. Dec., 1934." A. J. A. Symons (1900-1941),... Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 102584

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  60. Absentee Ownership and Business Enterprise in Recent Times. The Case of America.
    First edition of Veblen's most caustic work, a discussion of the need for advertising and salesmanship in modern business, with a sly dig at Christianity, where he describes Propaganda of the Faith as"quite the largest, oldest, most magnificent, most unabashed, and most lucrative enterprise in sales-publicity in all Christendom"... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 88082

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