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  1. Colchester.
    MAWMAN, J.# Colchester.

    1821

    A lovely view of the Essex town of Colchester, published in 1821. This is a sepia aquatint on paper based on an image found in Italian manuscript form from the "Travels of Cosmo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany, through England, during the reign of King Charles II (1669)". The work was taken from a number of views "as delineated at that period by artists... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 67818

  2. Now We Are Six.
    MILNE, A. A. Now We Are Six.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression, deluxe issue. Now We Are Six was printed in an edition of 50,000 copies, of which 5,000 were bound in leather by the Ship Binding Company: 1,500 in blue, 1,500 in green, and 2,000 in the present red. The issue is rarely found with the glassine dust jacket and the publisher's box preserved; this copy also includes the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 127828

  3. The London Magazine.
    STARK, Freya et al. The London Magazine.

    London : 1955

    First edition, from the personal library of Freya Stark. This number of the London Magazine contains an article by Freya Stark, entitled "Sunrise on Olympus", in which she describes two times she saw the sunrise around Mount Olympus, once in 1939 and once after the Second World War. Her description does not shy away from the romance of the scene as... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 127643

  4. Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías.
    LORCA, Frederico Garcia. Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías.

    Madrid : 1935

    First edition, first printing, of Lorca's lament for his matador friend, gored to death in August 1934; well-known in literary circles, Mejías was memorialized by various Spanish writers, including Miguel Hernández and Rafael Alberti, but it is Lorca's tribute which has achieved the greatest fame. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132536

  5. Moonage Daydream.
    BOWIE, David, & Mick Rock. Moonage Daydream.

    Guildford : 2002

    Signed limited edition, number 312 of 350 deluxe copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, with an additional photograph of Bowie signed by Mick Rock and specially bound, from a total edition of 2,500 copies. "Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust LP's original release, Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 143523

  6. 123001
    CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain.

    Paris : [1795]

    First edition of the finest and most durable expression of the ultimate perfectibility of man. "The prophetic view of the tenth epoch shows Condorcet at his most original. He forecasts the destruction of inequality between nations and classes, and the improvement, intellectual, moral and physical, of human nature. Unlike Godwin, he does not preach absolute... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 123001

  7. Jeremy Bentham.
    BENTHAM, Jeremy - COHEN, Victor. Jeremy Bentham.

    London : 1927

    First edition of Cohen's brief biographical account of Bentham, published as Fabian Tract number 221, Bibliographical Series no. 11.

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    £75.00

    Stock Code: 127723

  8. The Importance of Being Earnest.
    WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.

    London : 1899

    First edition, number 131 of 1,000 copies. The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde's last play, opened to great acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest.

    The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play was not published in book form... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 145568

  9. Lord Randolph Churchill.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Lord Randolph Churchill.

    London and New York : 1906

    First edition, first impression. Churchill had it in mind to write a biography of his father soon after Lord Randolph's death in January 1895, and was appointed by the late statesman's literary executors to do so in autumn 1902. Churchill worked on the biography, his most substantial literary project so far, for the next two and a half years.

    The... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 125588

  10. 143290
    MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young.

    New York : 1924

    First US edition, deluxe limited issue, one of 500 unnumbered copies printed on large paper and with pictorial boards. When We Were Very Young was published in London on 6 November 1924 and in New York on 20 November; the standard US issue was in red cloth on smaller paper. One hundred of the 500 deluxe copies were also issued signed. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143290

  11. London Night.
    MORRISON, John, & Harold Burdekin. London Night.

    London : 1934

    First edition, first impression, of Morrison and Burdekin's portrayal of the London night in the 1930s, inspired by Braissaï's Paris de nuit of the previous year. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 143863

  12. 144053
    WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.

    London : 1899

    Leonard Smithers's pirated edition, with Wilde's name in square brackets to the title page, and line 17 on page 15 printed as: "And loud they sang, and loud they sang", as in his last authorized edition of 1899. Wilde published this work under the pseudonym "C.3.3." after his cell in Reading Gaol (cell 3 on the third landing of Gallery C).

    The... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 144053

  13. Das Kapital.
    MARX, Karl. Das Kapital.

    Hamburg : 1872

    Second edition of volume one of Marx's polemical masterpiece of political economy. Only the first volume of this most influential of books was published in Marx's lifetime, and though the later volumes were edited by Engels from the author's manuscript, the revised edition of volume I was edited by Marx himself and contains the first printing of his... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 145418

  14. 145495
    GREENAWAY, Kate. Almanack for 1883[-1895].

    London : 1883-95

    A straight run of Greenaway's delightful Almanack series, lacking only the final issue (1897, issued by a different publisher; none was issued in 1896).

    Greenaway was one of the great illustrators of the Victorian era, in influence and popularity the most significant female illustrator of that period. Her style is immediately recognizable, and... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 145495

  15. Revolt in the Desert.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. Revolt in the Desert.

    London : 1927

    First edition, large paper issue, number 281 of 315 numbered copies, of which 300 were for sale.

    The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 145706

  16. 145864
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.

    London : [1955]

    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War, here in the publisher's deluxe quarter morocco binding, issued at a higher cost than the standard red cloth binding and notably scarcer.

    The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145864

  17. 145879
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Painting as a Pastime.

    London : 1948

    First separate edition, first impression. Painting as a Pastime was originally published in the Strand Magazine in two parts in December 1921 and January 1922, and was included in Churchill's Thoughts and Adventures in 1932. This is the first edition of the essay in separate book form. Churchill first started painting during the First World War, and... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 145879

  18. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland [together with] Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

    London : 1881 & 1872

    A handsomely bound set of early editions; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is the 67th thousand and Through the Looking-Glass is the 24th thousand. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 130475

  19. George III-style mahogany twin pedestal partners desk.
    THATCHER, Margaret. George III-style mahogany twin pedestal partners desk.

    A large partners desk from the estate of Margaret Thatcher. In 1991, Baroness Thatcher established an office in 35 Chesham Place, London. As part of the extensive refurbishment of the offices she acquired this desk and worked on it over the coming years, including while writing her memoirs. After the closure of the Chesham Place office in 2003, the... Learn More
    £75,000.00

    Stock Code: 134438

  20. 130174
    MUDFORD, William. An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands,

    London : 1817

    First edition, a superior copy in an elegant period binding, beautifully hand-coloured, with pre-publication watermarks (William Balston 1814 or Whatman; Abbey's copy bearing those of J. Whatman 1816).

    A superb visual record of the field of Waterloo after the battle, illustrating scenes at Mont St Jean, La Haye Sainte, La Belle Alliance, Hougoumont,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 130174

  21. 131271
    GORIANINOVA, Anna. Noviy svet. Kek vok [New World. Cake-walk].

    Moscow : c.1910

    First edition, no other copy traced. "The link between urban Russians and American popular culture that has survived to the present day was forged by the dance craze after 1910-, and was achieved without the slightest encouragement from either government. The spread of America popular culture in Russia, in fact, coincided exactly with a wave of anti-Americanism... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 131271

  22. 133604
    WEBER, Henri. Sax Acrobatix.

    New York : 1926

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies located, State Library of Queensland and University of North Texas. "How often, I wonder, have you listened to a crack jazz orchestra, and marvelled at the tricks and effects produced by the star saxophone players, wondering how it would be possible for you to accomplish such tricks as the... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 133604

  23. Monopoly.
    ROBINSON, E. A. G.. Monopoly.

    London & Cambridge : 1941

    First edition, first impression of the Cambridge economist's second major work in the Cambridge Economic Handbook series. Robinson was a close friend and trusted colleague of J. M. Keynes, who was the first editor of the series.

    This copy features an inscription by F. A. Burchardt, research scholar at All Souls college, Oxford, and key part of... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 116881

  24. Lord Randolph Churchill.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Lord Randolph Churchill.

    London and New York : 1906

    First edition, first impression. Churchill had it in mind to write a biography of his father soon after Lord Randolph's death in January 1895, and was appointed by the late statesman's literary executors to do so in autumn 1902. Churchill worked on the biography, his most substantial literary project so far, for the next two and a half years.

    The... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 125587

  25. 131259
    DE JONG, Everdene. Spoken Arabic of the Arabian Gulf.

    Beirut : 1958

    First and sole edition of this decidedly uncommon grammar, one of the first guides to Arabic as spoken in the Arabian Gulf, "a still valuable text" (Scudder, p. 349); this copy with an excellent provenance, from the library of Warren C. Benedict, linguist with the US Foreign Service Institute, who joined the department in 1958 and in 1960 was "assigned... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 131259

  26. 143803
    LEWIS, Wyndham. Blasting and Bombarding.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, first issue (in stiff boards). Blasting and Bombarding was the first of two autobiographical books written by Lewis (followed by Rude Assignment, 1950), and covers the period from 1914 to 1926, tracking Lewis's progress through the First World War and the literary and artistic upheavals of Modernism. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 143803

  27. Changing America.
    FEININGER, Andreas. Changing America.

    New York : 1955

    First edition, first printing, signed by Feininger on the front free endpaper. A collection of Feininger's photographs, many taken during the two decades he worked for Life magazine. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 143862

  28. 143982
    CONSTABLE, John (artist.) English Landscape Scenery:

    London : 1855

    First edition, reproducing Constable's landscape artworks, fully exploiting the detail and subtlety possible with the mezzotint medium; 22 of the plates were originally produced to supply the illustrations for C. R. Leslie's 1843 Memoirs of the Life of Constable, here issued separately and expanded with a further 18 plates. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 143982

  29. 143998
    SENNET, Alfred Richard. "Carriages Without Horses Shall Go".

    London : 1896

    First edition, "one of the earliest books on the automobile" (Norman).

    "Efforts to invent a 'horseless carriage' had proliferated in Europe and America since the release of the Otto four-cycle engine from monopoly control in 1885... the year 1896 saw the publication of several automotive 'incunabula', including Farman's technichal and historical... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143998

  30. Mandrakes.
    GUNN, Thom. Mandrakes.

    [London] : 1973

    Signed limited edition, number 54 of 150 copies signed by Gunn. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 144104

  31. The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy.
    JAMES, William. The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy.

    New York, London and Bombay : 1897

    First edition, second impression, reprinted three months after the first. The first publication in book form of ten influential essays by philosopher and psychologist William James in which he presents some of his most developed contributions to psychology, including his understanding of determinism, compatibilism, morality, and pragmatism. Each was... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 144745

  32. The Long View and the Short.
    VINER, Jacob. The Long View and the Short.

    Glencoe, Illinois : 1958

    First edition, first printing, of this collection of articles from across the prominent economist's career, published to mark his 65th birthday.

    The publication was significant, bringing to notice an earlier article which had been overlooked: "His leading contributions to microeconomic theory are found in two articles published relatively early... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 145843

  33. My African Journey.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. My African Journey.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression. My African Journey, based on his travels around British East Africa in the autumn of 1907, was the first book to derive purely from Churchill's journalism, as distinct from his work as a war correspondent.

    The work was initially serialized in the Strand Magazine prior to publication in the present book-form;... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 145887

  34. The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts.
    VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts.

    New York : 1914

    First edition, first printing. "As in other work by Veblen, an extensive anthropological-historical background provides the underpinning for his argument. The theme was not a new one for him, but he developed it more fully than in earlier works. Humans, he declared, have a basic instinct to create things of usefulness to themselves and others. That... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 145940

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