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  1. 129788
    First edition, first impression, wrappers issued. Meade regarded this work as the sequel to Planning and the Price Mechanism, which was written in the post-war years. He wrote this book because, as stated in the preface, although his economic philosophy is unchanged, "The present state of economic turmoil and of unsettled... Learn More
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  2. 129786
    First edition, first impression, produced in collaboration with his research assistant, Lavers. This is Rowntree's third study of poverty in York, the first and second were published in 1899 and 1935. The first study was hugely influential for the time, as it challenged the idea that the poor were responsible for their own... Learn More
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  3. 129781comp
    First edition, third impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Harry Nathan on the front free endpaper: 'The Right Honourable Lord Nathan, Who has done so much to change the law for the better, especially of charities. Denning M. R.'. The Liberal politician Harry Nathan (1889-1963) served as MP for Bethnal... Learn More
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  4. 129783
    First edition, first impression, which was produced in collaboration with his research assistant, Lavers. This is Rowntree's third study of poverty in York, the first and second were published in 1899 and 1935. The first study was hugely influential for the time, as it challenged the idea that the poor were responsible for... Learn More
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  5. 129777
    First edition, first impression. Problems of Economic Union was written in response to Jacob Viner's locus classicus, The Customs Union. Meade published this work and later The Theory of Customs Unions in 1955, as an attempt to build on Viner's canonical analysis of economic freedom. He later concluded there was no easy... Learn More
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  6. 129780
    First edition, first impression. The book was based on a series of lectures Meade gave at the University and of the Business School in Stockholm in May 1964. John Rawls in his magnum opus, The Theory of Justice, said he owed much to this work, while in turn Meade's economic philosophy was said to be influenced by Rawls.... Learn More
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  7. 129776
    Reprinted from the first edition of the same year. This collection of papers which "rounded off Meade's contributions to international economics" (Blaug, p. 162), originally delivered as three lectures at the Netherlands School of Economics in April 1955. It was published the same year as the appearance of the second volume... Learn More
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  8. 123204detail

    Voyages et avantures de Jaques Masse.

    Bourdeaux [i.e. The Hague]: 1710 [i.e. around 1714]

    First edition of this early utopian novel, "the best-known of all the radical philosophical novels of the Early Enlightenment" and which "surpassed practically every other work of philosophical fiction of the age for notoriety" (Israel, pp. liii and lvi). The novel details a Frenchman shipwrecked off South Africa - the co-ordinates... Learn More
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  9. 129545
    First Foscolo edition, in the original Italian. John Carlyle in his 1867 translation of The Inferno, noted the importance of this 1842 Foscolo edition on account of the accurate references it contains and for the legacy that Foscolo's translations left in this book. "By accurate citation of every authority within his reach,... Learn More
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  10. 133699
    First published edition, first printing, with the spelling "Lucien Carr" in the dedication, and the eighth line of the second paragraph on the rear cover beginning "Harlem". This copy is from the library of contemporary San Francisco poet Jean Mclean, with their calligraphic ownership inscription "Jean and Jo Mclean" to... Learn More
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  11. 133548comp
    First edition, tête de tirage copy, number one of 30 printed on japon, specially bound in full vellum, and signed by the publisher T. Fisher Unwin, this being his own retained copy. Countess Kathleen was Yeats's second collection, and the first to include "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", perhaps his most famous poem.... Learn More
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  12. 133406
    From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with a printed label on the reverse reading "This print was presented to the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, FRS, MP, to commemorate her visit to the Renal Unit on 1st October, 1986. It shows the original building of the Royal Sussex County Hospital which was designed... Learn More
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  13. 133407
    From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with the presentation label incorporated beneath the map reading "Presented to the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP on the occasion of the Gallipoli Commemoration 25 April 1990". Thatcher travelled to Turkey for the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, along with the Australian... Learn More
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  14. 133384
    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official cabinet photograph taken 7 July 1983, the first cabinet photograph after her landslide victory in the June 1983 election, signed by herself and every other member of the cabinet. This is one of two signed 1983 cabinet photographs, this in colour, the other in black and white,... Learn More
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  15. 131408
    Alice Boughton (1876-1945) in Photographing the Famous (New York, 1928) wrote "William B. Yeats... was twice photographed by me... He looked the part of the poet with flowing tie and the long lock of hair over the forehead. He seemed shy and diffident, and I found it somewhat difficult to hold his attention. Once Jack Yeats...... Learn More
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  16. 131830
    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, the second overall. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations - the British Empire and the United States - was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until... Learn More
    £450

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  17. 129792
    First edition, first impression, of Kidd's most famous work. "At a time of challenge for the churches, Kidd justified religion as a countervailing force against destructive, self-assertive rationalism, helping to validate altruistic human behaviour and social conduct that focused upon race survival. Kidd also touched upon... Learn More
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  18. 129794
    First edition, first impression, of Meade's solution to the contemporary economic problems faced by Britain in the post-war years. Written during his LSE years, he contributed this book to the public debate on planning where "he argued persuasively for the restoration of the market system and the use of financial policy... Learn More
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  19. 126372detail
    First collected edition of Henry James's works, limited issue, number 138 of 156 numbered sets, printed on handmade paper. An unnumbered trade issue was also published simultaneously, with some of the sheets from the trade issue additionally issued in Britain. James contemplated a collected edition of his works as early... Learn More
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  20. 132709
    First edition, first printing on simili-Japon paper, of this collaboration between the artist and the poet, published less than a year after Paul Éluard (1895-1952) and his wife, Elena Daikonova (1894-1982, nicknamed Gala), visited German artist Max Ernst (1891-1976) at his home in Cologne, in November 1921. This edition... Learn More
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  21. 124029detail
    Sixth edition, which was a line by line reprinting of the fifth edition of 1705. Some Thoughts Concerning Education, first published in 1693, occupies an important place in the history of educational theory. The ideas in the book originated from a series of letters which Locke wrote in 1684 from the Netherlands to advise... Learn More
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  22. 120901
    Second edition, published posthumously and the same year as the first, of Mill's three striking essays containing his philosophy of religion. "Mill wrote Nature and Utility of Religion between 1850-58, whereas Theism was written between 1868-70, near the end of Mill's life. Nature is an analysis, and critique, of the theory... Learn More
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  23. 83794
    First edition, wrappers issue, of the defining stage work of the period, ushering in one of the theatre's first truly developed neurotic female protagonists almost a decade before Freud's first work of psychoanalysis. Under the illusion that it was necessary for copyright protection, Ibsen had 12 sets of sheets sent to England... Learn More
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  24. 133567

    Poems.

    London: 1930

    First edition, first impression, in remarkably nice condition. Poems was printed in a run of 1,000 copies. In addition to poetry, this work contains the play "Paid on Both Sides: A Charade", which is dedicated to Cecil Day-Lewis and was written during Auden's stay in Berlin from 1928 to 1929. Learn More
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  25. 133287
    First UK edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the US edition on 1 April 1988. One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization, A Brief History of Time details for a lay readership the origin and eventual fate of... Learn More
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  26. 133481comp
    First edition, first impression, with an excellent provenance; being from the library of renowned palmist Mir Bashir (1907-1997), with his ownership inscription from the year of publication to the front free endpaper, "Bashir, B. A., 8 Nizamiah Hotel, Hyderabad, Deccan, 19th Aug. 1936". Bashir moved from India to London... Learn More
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  27. 132869
    First editions, first impressions. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
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  28. 130714
    Deluxe edition, limited to 350 unnumbered copies only. Rubáiyáts with Brangwyn's illustrations were published from 1906 onwards; this edition, the most comprehensive and elaborate, includes seven illustrations by the artist hitherto unpublished. Learn More
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  29. 128974
    Autograph letter signed "J. S. Mill" to an unknown "Sir", apparently unpublished, discussing political intrigues within the East India Company. With reference to a current dispute, Mill declares his support for one Captain Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876) in the military service of the Company, suggesting that the recipient... Learn More
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  30. 127279comp
    First US edition, first printing, first state dust jacket without "year 2" on the spine panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
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  31. 133507
    First edition, first impression, paperback issue. This is one of 5,150 copies in wrappers, with all the requisite points of the first printing: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, and the list of equipment on p. 53 with "1 wand" appearing twice in the list. It was published simultaneously with the casebound issue... Learn More
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  32. 129375detail
    First edition. Young had travelled in France in the early years of the revolution, and his experiences in the country, including seeing his aristocratic friends murdered and rendered destitute, "brought about a permanent change in his political views. From being a liberal and a reformer, by 1792 he had become an opponent... Learn More
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  33. 128937
    Third edition, first published five years earlier, of what Palgrave calls "Mill's masterpiece". In his preface Mill describes the Elements as "a school-book in political economy" - it was in fact based on the lessons he gave to his then barely teenaged son John Stuart Mill - and he disavows any claim to originality. Born... Learn More
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  34. 126503detail
    The octavo Lyon-Bernuset issue. This is Necker's vehement defence against accusations made by his successor, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, who claimed that Necker's tenure as comptroller-general of finances was not the success it was generally perceived as, and that Necker's celebrated Compte rendu - a balance sheet of his... Learn More
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  35. 133660
    A Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The photograph on the card shows Margaret and Denis on the stairs at Downing Street, surrounded by portraits of former prime ministers. The card, otherwise... Learn More
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  36. 133661
    A Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson, signed "Denis and Margaret" in their respective hands. The photograph on the card shows Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of... Learn More
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  37. 133659
    The Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson in 1985, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary, until the latter's death in 2018;... Learn More
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  38. 133632detail
    Second Baskerville edition (first published the previous year), this the preferred of two impressions, with the lozenge-and-star border framing each page. John Baskerville (1706-1775) was the most significant English typographer of the 18th century, and the typeface that carries his name remains widely in use today. Baskerville... Learn More
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  39. 133654
    The Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson in 1987, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary, until the latter's death in 2018;... Learn More
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  40. 133558comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number five of ten author's proofs, signed by both the author and illustrator, from a total run of 100 copies, of which 60 were for sale. This copy has an additional inscription by Heaney quoting from his poem Fosterling, "Air to brighten, Time to be dazzled, and the heart to lighten",... Learn More
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    Poems.

    London: 1930

    Poems was printed in a run of 1,000 copies. In addition to his poetry, this work contains the play "Paid on Both Sides: A Charade", which is dedicated to Cecil Day-Lewis and was written..."> First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page, "Wystan Hugh Auden", his printed name struck through. Poems was printed in a run of 1,000 copies. In addition to his poetry, this work contains the play "Paid on Both Sides: A Charade", which is dedicated to Cecil Day-Lewis and was written... Learn More
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  42. 132861detail
    First edition of this work on the diseases incidental to seamen, a considerably expanded edition of author's thesis published at Leiden in 1762. Louis Rouppe (1729-1780) travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician aboard the Princess Carolina vessel for the Dutch West Indische Companie. This work, published in... Learn More
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  43. 124978
    First Zotti edition. Romualdo Zotti (d. c.1819) was an Italian expatriate who acted as a teacher of Italian for young noble women as well as being a printer, producing highly popular guides to French and Italian grammar as well as editions of Italian poets such as Petrarch. Zotti's focus upon the education of the English... Learn More
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  44. 124586
    First edition of this magnificent and notably rare work, of which only 100 complete sets were produced - 500 copies of vols. I and II, 100 copies of vols. III and IV. Although the two pairs of volumes are dated 1766 and 1767, in fact vol. I was delayed until the end of 1767 and vol. II was published in 1769. Hancarville's... Learn More
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  45. 101000
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
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  46. 133609
    First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried... Learn More
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  47. 133611
    First edition, first impression. After the huge success of When We Were Very Young, first published on 6 November 1924, Milne was asked to contribute a story to the London Evening News. "The Wrong Sort of Bees", published on Christmas Eve 1925, was based on a bedtime story that Milne had told his son Christopher. It starred... Learn More
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  48. 133605
    First editions. The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals prior to their publication in the present book-form. The stories were loosely adapted into the 1967 and 2016 Disney movies of the same name, which have helped to establish the books as Kipling's best-known prose... Learn More
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  49. 133013
    First edition, one of two 1891 printings, of Van Etten's address, one of the first serious attempts to secure safe conditions and better working hours for women in the underground garment industry. The other 1891 printing was published in Washington, DC by the Globe Printing Company; no priority has been established. The... Learn More
    £750

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    Two Poems.

    [Bryn Mawr, PA: 1934]

    First edition, first impression, signed by both Auden and the printer Frederic Prokosch, out of series from a stated edition of 22 copies, this with the printed statement on the limitation page "special copy on lemon vellum" (being printed on yellow japon); this format unknown to Auden's bibliographers Bloomfield and Mendelson,... Learn More
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  51. 131894
    First edition, first printing. The American edition preceded the UK edition by a year. Learn More
    £300

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  52. 132221
    First edition, first impression, of C. S. Lewis's rare first book, a collection of war poetry with a Miltonic twist. This poetry collection, published when Lewis was only 20 years old, was inspired by his experiences in the trenches, but made complex by a superstructure of Christian faith with which the shocked, imaginative... Learn More
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  53. 131520
    First edition, first impression. The copy of the economist William Henderson Pringle (1877-1967), with his pencilled ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Pringle was teacher of economics at the University of London from 1910-1920, at the University of New Zealand from 1920-22, and at the LSE from 1923-24. He ran... Learn More
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  54. 129734
    First edition of the mathematician and land surveyor's most enduring work, an enormously popular 'ready reckoner' which by 1808 was in its twenty-third edition. OCLC records just 13 copies of the first edition in institutional holdings (6 in the UK, 5 in the US, and one apiece in Germany and Japan).
    "Over the 17th century,... Learn More
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  55. 129427comp
    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "from the Author" on the title page. Wheatley's Remarks, along with his Essay on the Theory of Money, "received the most contemporary attention, and best stated his theoretical position on the monetary controversy that followed the suspension of cash payments by the Bank of England... Learn More
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  56. 129669detail
    Second edition, corrected, first published earlier the same year. Godwin's touching and frank account of his wife Mary Wollstonecraft's life marks an important step in the development of the art of biography. The details of her sexual liaison with Imlay, the birth of her illegitimate daughter, and her suicide attempts all... Learn More
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  57. 129407
    First edition, first impression. Hicks, uniquely amongst his LSE peers of the 1920s, was proficient in many European languages and brought his extensive reading in continental theory to bear on his research. A student of Lionel Robbins, Hicks's works influenced most serious economists who followed. Learn More
    £275

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  58. 129328detail
    Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis, together with the first editions of his two succeeding works, the "deuxième" and "troisième" memoirs. Qu'est-ce que la propriété? was first published in 1840, and shocked its readership with its famous assertion that "all property is theft", which... Learn More
    £2,750

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  59. 129406
    New and enlarged edition, the ninth overall, first printed in 1889. An early activist for gay rights, the poet and philosopher Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was known for his provocative views. Here published as part of Swan Sonnenschein's Social Science series, Carpenter's titular essay argues that civilisation is a deviation... Learn More
    £45

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  60. 128938
    First edition of this economic survey of Britain, written during the period of increasing prosperity following the Napoleonic Wars, and as the Industrial Revolution was accelerating. The work is also notable for its early advocation of price indexation, with Lowe influenced in this by George Shuckburgh-Evelyn's treatises.... Learn More
    £325

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