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  1. 131376
    First Florence Press edition, number 100 of 260 copies printed on handmade paper, in an appealing Cosway-style binding, incorporating a fine miniature half-length portrait of Byron based on the 1813 portrait by Richard Westall. These elaborate bindings, named after the famous Regency miniaturist Richard Cosway, were a style... Learn More
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    His Dark Materials.

    London: 1995-1997-2000-2003

    Northern Lights with the required issue points to the jacket; 12.99 price, "Point" to the..."> First editions, first impressions, each work signed by the author on the title page; Northern Lights and The Amber Spyglass additionally inscribed, "my greetings to Stephen" and "To Amanda", respectively. Northern Lights with the required issue points to the jacket; 12.99 price, "Point" to the... Learn More
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  3. 129383
    First edition, first impression, of the author's study of disequilibrium dynamics, uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £100

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  4. 129479
    First edition of Fisher's Theory of Interest, a revised version of his earlier book The Rate of Interest (1907). Dedicated to John Rae and Böhm-Bawerk, it is a further development of their ideas: "its greatness as a book lies wholly in its outstanding pedagogic qualities... which amounted to the demonstration that the real... Learn More
    £700

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  5. 127701
    A high quality facsimile of Nightingale's annual address for 1881 to the nurses and probationers of the Nightingale School at St Thomas's Hospital, privately printed and given to those in attendance, this particular letter ruminating on the definition of being a woman in the medical field. "These addresses were usually read... Learn More
    £600

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  6. 129321
    First edition, first impression, of this selection of Harrod's articles on economics, including as an appendix a bibliography of Harrod's works. Learn More
    £50

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  7. 125281
    First edition, first impression, of the reappraisal of Keynes's General Theory by Nobel Prize winner Sir John Hicks. Originally delivered as a series of lectures to the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation in 1973, they were revised considerably for publication. "The most eminent economic theorist of his generation in Britain",... Learn More
    £35

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  8. 125297
    First edition, first impression. "In the first edition of his Essay on the Principle of Population (1798), Malthus confined himself to theory. Subsequently, in 1799, Malthus traveled to Scandinavia in search of the necessary empirical evidence to support his theory. His journey took him from Hamburg in the south to Trondheim... Learn More
    £75

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  9. 124346
    First edition, first printing. Murray Milgate (b.1950) is an Australian-born economist and co-editor of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (1987); Shannon C. Stimson (b.1951) is an American political theorist, philosopher and historian of ideas. She has been Professor of Political Science at University of California,... Learn More
    £25

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  10. 124627
    Autograph letter signed to an unknown female recipient setting out Austin's thoughts regarding the establishment of a "periodical work for children". Despite the recipient's enthusiasm, her own, "and that of everyone, without a single exception, of my female friends and acquaintances I am forced to relinquish it from the... Learn More
    £525

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  11. 122980
    First edition of Dupont's "treatise attempting to state a philosophy of life" (Saricks) dedicated to his long-time friend Lavoisier, in an attractive contemporary binding. "From the dates given at the beginning of the book, the Philosophie de l'univers was apparently written between December 20, 1792, and June 10, 1793.... Learn More
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    First edition in book form, first impression, a superb association copy with the ownership inscription of Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997) to the front free endpaper in black ink. Hempel, known as "Peter" to his friends, was a German writer and philosopher, and a major figure in logical empiricism. Willard Van Orman Quine... Learn More
    £300

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  13. 122888
    Showcasing "the first legitimate American culinary art the first uniquely American cultural product to catch the..."> First edition, later printing, of the first ever guide to mixed drinks, this copy in a later state with the "How-To Mix Drinks, or The Bon-Vivant's Companion" title page and 2.50 price to the upper board.
    Showcasing "the first legitimate American culinary art the first uniquely American cultural product to catch the... Learn More
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  14. 118234
    First edition, first impression, of "the story of one of the most vital, hopeful, stimulating and successful social movements in the history of England during the last thirty years" (foreword). Howard was the founder of the garden city movement; during the 1890s his objective was "to find a remedy for overcrowded and unhealthy... Learn More
    £85

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  15. 119016
    First edition, first impression, of Nettlefold's important guide to housing, part of the developing literature for the newly defined discipline of town planning, published one year before the successful passage of the Housing and Town Planning Act. Nettlefold was the Chairman of Birmingham's Housing Committee and is generally... Learn More
    £50

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  16. 118195
    First edition of the social evolutionist and town planner's only general monograph on cities, scarce in commerce. It was mostly written between 1911 and 1913, at the start of one of his most productive decades. "He enjoyed his most successful years between 1910 and the First World War, working on planning in Ireland with... Learn More
    £400

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  17. 132581
    First edition, first issue (state A, with the word "Shropshire" on the paper spine label measuring 33 mm wide, one of 250 copies thus), of Housman's influential poetry collection. The entire first printing, made at Housman's expense after Macmillan rejected the book, consisted of 500 sets of sheets, of which 250 were bound... Learn More
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  18. 132591
    First edition thus, an attractive version of "probably the single most influential work of prose in the Persian tradition" (Encyclopaedia Iranica). "The school-boy lisps out his first lessons in it; the man of learning quotes it; and a vast number of its expressions have become proverbial". Eastwick, an orientalist and diplomat... Learn More
    £350

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  19. 131811
    First edition, first impression, first state with the textual errors uncorrected. You Only Live Twice was the eleventh Bond novel, based on Japanese material that Fleming had gathered on his five-week foreign jaunt on behalf of the Sunday Times, the basis of his non-fiction Thrilling Cities (1963). It was the last Bond story... Learn More
    £500

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  20. 131682
    Fourth quarto edition of Macbeth, adapted by William Davenant; Davenant's version of Macbeth had first appeared in 1674 (printed twice in that year). As was common practice with play texts in the 17th century, Macbeth is here bound up with 11 other popular plays of that era, allowing it to be seen in its contemporary context.... Learn More
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  21. 127060
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
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  22. 125578
    First Dublin edition, the fourth overall, first published in London in 1788. With two pleasing female gift inscriptions, the first on the half-title dated 1792 from Elizabeth Pim to Anne Jackson, who in turn re-presented the book half a century later in 1842 to her niece Elizabeth Garrat.
    Original Stories was Mary Wollstonecraft's... Learn More
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  23. 122003
    First edition, first impression, of the most comprehensive contemporary book on the subject, with a preface by Sir Herbert Austin. The 30 chapters cover open bodies, racing and sporting bodies, cape hoods, closed bodies, bodies with folding heads, shooting and luggage breaks and protected phaetons, seat fittings, windscreens,... Learn More
    £875

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    First edition, subsequent issue with the "Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1959" wraparound. Signed to front free endpaper "Phillip Noel-Baker 26th March 1960". Offering a vision of nuclear control through international agreements, the work won Noel-Baker the Nobel Peace Prize, culminating a lifetime of pacifist activity. Learn More
    £250

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  25. 102817
    First edition, possibly Jane Austen's first appearance in print. This scarce periodical was written by James and Henry Austen while they were at Oxford. Some scholars have suggested that in issue number 9, the letter signed "Sophia Sentiment" was the work of their sister Jane when she was 14. Although Gilson does not include... Learn More
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  26. 132590comp
    First edition in English, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed the author on the front free endpaper "To Karl Shapiro, from his first translator into Polish, twenty years ago. Cordially Czeslaw Milosz, Berkeley, Jan. 13, 1969". A nice literary association - Milosz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978,... Learn More
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    First edition in English, first impression. Aged 18 Wei Kuo-Lu was assigned "as Chou-En-Lai's bodyguard during the Long March. With this appointment, Wei agreed to abide by the Red rule for security work: "What you don't need to know, don't seek to know; what you don't need to talk about, don't talk about recklessly." Although... Learn More
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  28. 132578
    First edition, first impression, one of 5,000 copies were printed on 4 October. This series of essays on "Great men of our age" includes T. E. Lawrence, Trotsky and Hitler - "We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb,... Learn More
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  29. 132573comp
    First edition thus, revised and expanded from The Early Italian Poets (1861), presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "To Moncure D. Conway from his friend DG Rossetti, 1875". A significant association: Conway (1832-1907) was an American reformer, prominent Unitarian minister, and author who left... Learn More
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  30. 132577
    First edition, first printing, published posthumously in an edition of 2,000 copies, this bearing the earlier 25 October colophon, others dated November. Winner of the prestigious Strega Prize in 1959, Lampedusa's novel ranks as one of the finest of the 20th century. "It is a brilliant historical novel set in the Sicily... Learn More
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  31. 132569

    The Iliad.

    London: 1866 & 1871

    First Paley edition, printed in Greek with Paley's extensive notes in English. Paley (1815-1888) used the Greek text of Immanuel Bekker (published in Bonn in 1858); he stated his "primary object has been to explain the Greek of Homer. This is I am well aware, only one small department that an intellectual student requires;... Learn More
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  32. 132562
    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies. Learn More
    £275

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  33. 132563
    First complete edition of this collection of contemporary German poetry, gathering 73 poems alongside 20 biographical accounts of the authors. A portion of the collection, translated by Benjamin Beresford, was published in 1801-1803 in Berlin; its popularity led to this expanded edition, with new translations by Joseph Charles... Learn More
    £450

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    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
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  35. 130675
    First edition. Lord Sidmouth was then reviewing the Toleration Act of 1689, with the present treatise offering reflections and propositions on the subject. The author was a dissenter; as with other treatises of the period, he supports toleration for dissenters, but does not extend this to Catholics. More unusually however,... Learn More
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  36. 132450
    First edition. Following the failure of his first book, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, Walden was not a runaway success. The edition of 2,000 took five years to sell through, but it was from the very first an immensely influential text, and remains so today: "For almost a hundred years an inspiration to nature... Learn More
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    Later printing, signed by the author to the foot of a typewritten letter. The letter, dated 23 August 1948, is pasted on the first free endpaper, "Dear Miss McLaren, What an adorable thought! Your little gifts to Miss Thomson and me, daintily wrought out of a shell, are symbols of the delicate work we must do with vision,... Learn More
    £250

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    First collected edition of these poems, first printing, Jorge Luis Borges's copy with his signature on the title page. The copy was later passed to his brother-in-law, the Spanish poet and Ultraist Guillermo de Torre (1900-1971), with his illustrative ex-libris stamp to the first blank. This is one of several books with... Learn More
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  39. 127603
    First edition in English of Buonarroti's history of Babeuf's failed socialist conspiracy, originally published in Italian in 1828, and here translated by the Irish Chartist leader James O'Brien (1805-1864) under the pseudonym Bronterre, adding a sketch of Buonarroti's life, a new preface, and copious footnotes. Buonarroti... Learn More
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  40. 132541
    A handsomely bound copy of the Natural History of Selbourne, part of the Library of English Classics. Learn More
    £250

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    The Edwardians (1930) for the stage...."> Signed limited edition, number 94 of 125 copies signed by the author and artist. A presentation copy additionally inscribed by Sackville-West on the front free endpaper, "For Dorothy, from Vita". A prior owner has identified the recipient as Dorothy Black, the actress who adapted The Edwardians (1930) for the stage.... Learn More
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  42. 130070
    First pirated edition of Tennyson's suppressed poems, taken from the Poems, Chiefly Lyrical of 1830 and the Poems of 1833, and printed by J. Dykes Campbell and sold by the bookseller John Camden Hotten. Tennyson took legal action, obtained an injunction to prevent its sale, and extracted an apology and 100 damages from Hotten.... Learn More
    £300

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  43. 130126
    First edition illustrated by Whistler, first impression. Signed by Whistler on the half title. Learn More
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  44. 130165
    With only..."> First edition, presentation copy from John James Ruskin, the father of John Ruskin, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Emma Edwardes: From the Author's Father with his Kindest Regards. 3. February 1851". The recipient, Emma Edwardes, was the stepdaughter of John James Ruskin's physician, Dr. George Grant.
    With only... Learn More
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  45. 130288
    First edition of the author's first book, the publication of which he funded himself. Though he later disowned the work, it was praised at the time by both Tennyson and Charles Kingsley. Learn More
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  46. 129602
    First edition, first impression, one of only 300 copies printed. This collection, finely printed by Yeats's sister Elizabeth C. Yeats, collects the best of Yeats's love poetry, including He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven and Adam's Curse. Elizabeth's "clearly legible, slender volumes with their distinctive paper labels... Learn More
    £675

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  47. 128992
    First Dacier edition, a handsomely bound set of this influential work by the first female translator of Homer. This, her celebrated translation into French of the Iliad, is considered her "crowning achievement" (Folger, p. 34) alongside her equally successful translation of the Odyssey (1716). The three volumes also comprise... Learn More
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  48. 124051
    First UK edition of the complete trilogy in English; the translation, by I. F. Hapgood, was originally published at New York by T. Y. Crowell in 1886. The UK edition is very uncommon: Copac and OCLC together locating six copies in British and institutional libraries (BL, NLS, Cambridge, Leeds, Sussex, London Library), and... Learn More
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  49. 114031comp
    Signed limited edition, number 83 of 500 copies signed by the artist. Learn More
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  50. 117242
    First edition, first printing. A collection of essays on contemporary and historical poets published posthumously, selected from an extensive portfolio of unpublished work found upon her death in 1925. Learn More
    £150

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  51. The Calling of the Sea.
    First edition, first impression. This poetry collection was published posthumously by Hodgson's widow, Betty ("Bessie") Gertrude Farnworth; Hodgson died in the First World War, killed by an artillery shell at Ypres on 17 April, 1918. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 103030

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  52. A Peep into the Past.
    First and limited edition, first printing, one of 300 copies printed on japon vellum; scarce: Copac records just three copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Senate House Library). An attractive production that includes a facsimile of Beerbohm's original manuscript: "this hitherto unpublished essay... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 105298

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  53. The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes.
    First edition, first printing. This collection of 33 stories about Sherlock Holmes was written by writers other than Conan Doyle, and includes contributions from Vincent Starrett, Agatha Christie, Ellery Queen, J. M. Barrie, Mark Twain, and O. Henry. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 108239

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  54. 63668comp
    First edition, first impression. One of a limited edition of 75 numbered copies on japon signed by both the publisher and artist. With the bookplates of noted collectors Estelle Doheny (1875-1958) and William Andrews Clark (1839-1925). Learn More
    £975

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  55. 72150comp

    An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal..."> First and limited edition, signed by Stevens; this one of just 10 copies for review and marked "out of series", from a total edition of 165.

    An excellent association copy: with the pencilled ownership inscription of F. O. Matthiessen on the front free endpaper and some pencilled underlings and occasional marginal... Learn More
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  56. 84605
    First edition, first impression; one of only 425 copies. Yeats's Packet for Ezra Pound presents one side of an intriguingly unlikely literary and personal friendship; Yeats, who lived with Pound more than once (first in Ashdown Forest, where Pound's ostensibly secretarial status produced the drastic renovation of Yeats's... Learn More
    £675

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  57. 97057
    First edition, first impression, large paper issue. This is copy 45 of 96 numbered copies printed on Verge d'Arches. This early critique of Joyce's final work was published some 10 years prior to the publication of the finished novel. Part of the incentive to publish was apparently to raise funds for the perennially impecunious... Learn More
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  58. 41257
    £250

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  59. 132129
    First edition, first printing, of this work in which Brassaï showcases his mastery "at drawing luminosity from the darkness. The swaths of wet paving stones featured on the covers and endpapers of Paris de Nuit gleam like pale beacons in the streetlight. Inside, Brassaï explores the city, beginning with its broad vistas... Learn More
    £2,750

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  60. 132141
    First Belgian edition, first printing, (third overall), number 49 of 25 copies on vergé de Hollande Van Gelder antique, with the additional suite of proofs of the engravings on auvergne paper, from a total edition of 492. Charles Émile Egli, known as Carlègle (1877-1937) was a Swiss-born illustrator and painter who spent... Learn More
    £200

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