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Rare books and manuscripts in all fields, including first editions and copies in fine bindings, recently acquired by Peter Harrington and now offered for sale.

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  1. The Garden Party and Other Stories.
    (LAURENCIN, Marie.) MANSFIELD, Katherine. The Garden Party and Other Stories.

    London : 1939

    First illustrated edition, limited edition, number 708 of 1,200 copies designed by Hans Mardersteig of the Officina Bodoni, this a notably bright example.
    The Garden Party and other Stories was first published in February 1922 and "brought Mansfield great and deserved acclaim" (ODNB). This edition is beautifully illustrated with... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139127

  2. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
    HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.

    London : 1841-3

    Scarce fifth edition of this important and justly famous publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation; this copy with an excellent nautical pedigree, having passed through the hands of a trio of American sea captains.

    Provenance: mounted on a preliminary... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139134

  3. Two Lucky People.
    FRIEDMAN, Milton & Rose D. Two Lucky People.

    Chicago & London : 1998

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the authors on the half-title: "For Bruce Hart, Milton Friedman & Rose Friedman". Two Lucky People was the joint memoir of the great neoliberal economists Milton and Rose Friedman, detailing their sustained counter-revolution against Keynesian hegemony in the west and socialist hegemony in the east,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139151

  4. Thomas Struth 1977 2002.
    (STRUTH, Thomas.) Thomas Struth 1977 2002.

    [Munich] : 2004

    Limited collector's edition, number 121 of 300 copies with an original photograph signed by Struth. The collection brings together the photographer's Yosemite and museum photos, including two CDs of recordings by Evan Parker and Frank Bungarten. Learn More

    Stock Code: 139177

  5. Derrière le miroir.
    BACON, Francis. Derrière le miroir.

    France : 1966

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist on the first page "To Ted from Francis Bacon". Learn More

    Stock Code: 139183

  6. The BFG.
    DAHL, Roald. The BFG.

    London : 1984

    First edition, fourth impression, inscribed by Quentin Blake with a charming original drawing of the BFG reading the book over the entirety of the first free endpaper: "Lucie's Book - love from Quentin Blake". Copies of the first edition signed by Blake are uncommon, even more so with an original drawing. This copy was given to Lucie by her parents... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139208

  7. Marlborough.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough.

    London : 1933-1938

    First editions, first impressions, in a handsome binding. "Marlborough: his Life and Times took its place at once among the classics of historical writing. As the story of his ancestor's leadership of a grand alliance to prevent the domination of the continent by a single power, it was also a source of inspiration to Churchill in his campaign against... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139225

  8. The Botanic Garden.
    MAUND, Benjamin. The Botanic Garden.

    London : 1825-33

    An appealing run of one of the best known botanical periodicals of the 19th century; the entire series extended to 13 volumes, published up until 1851.
    Benjamin Maund (c.1790-1864) "sought to share his lifelong passion for flowers by producing an interesting and useful publication affordable to everyone. Each monthly issue contained a plate with... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138567

  9. The Ascent of Everest.
    HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression. This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Hunt, Edmund Hillary, and significantly by Tenzing Norgay in both Roman characters and Nepali, together with nine other members of the team. An unusually full gathering of significant signatories.

    The other members are George Lowe, who had attempted Cho Oyu the previous... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138578

  10. Between the Woods and the Water.
    FERMOR, Patrick Leigh. Between the Woods and the Water.

    London : 1986

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. The second book in Fermor's travel trilogy, Between the Woods and the Water tells of the Budapest to the Iron Gates leg of the author's journey from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138579

  11. The House at Pooh Corner.
    MILNE, A. A. The House at Pooh Corner.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, of Milne's final Pooh book. Published on 11 October 1928, The House at Pooh Corner was received by critics with a delight tinged by sadness. "The Times Literary Supplement congratulated Milne on avoiding 'the temptation to repeat his successful formula mechanically', though it was 'sad to see the stories end'"... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138615

  12. The Heavenly Foot-Man:
    BUNYAN, John. The Heavenly Foot-Man:

    London : 1708

    Fourth edition. In 1668 Bunyan "begun to prepare 'The Heavenly Foot-Man', a sermon on the Christian life, for publication. Internal evidence suggests it may have been preached, or at least prepared for the pulpit, late in 1659 or in 1660. Directed to the spiritually indolent, the sermon urges people to repent before the day of grace has passed, a concern... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138643

  13. Silver English charity school "Learn of Us" medal.
    (WOMEN'S EDUCATION.) Silver English charity school "Learn of Us" medal.

    [London] : 1885

    A beautifully engraved award medal, the central beehive design very skilfully rendered and the whole in impressively crisp, clean condition, presented to the fourteen-year-old student Sarah Noble in 1885 by the Sir John Cass Charity School of Aldgate, London.
    The English merchant and philanthropist Sir John Cass (1661-1718) founded a co-education... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138670

  14. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    (RACKHAM, Arthur.) CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    London : [1907]

    Deluxe limited edition, number 263 of 1,130 numbered copies, of which 1,100 were for sale, with the last 30 reserved for presentation. Published when the book came out of copyright in 1907, this deluxe edition was issued unsigned, as Rackham was out of the country at the time. For the first time, Rackham's plates were distributed at the appropriate... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138673

  15. Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.
    (TURING, Alan.) Manchester University Computer - Inaugural Conference - July 1951.

    Manchester : 1951

    First edition of the brochure marking the official inauguration of the Ferranti Mark I computer. "The machine had been delivered to the University in February 1951 and by the time of the conference it was at the centre of a flourishing computer laboratory. The Ferranti Mark I was the first commercially manufactured computer in Britain (and arguably... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138710

  16. The English Constitution.
    BAGEHOT, Walter. The English Constitution.

    London : 1867

    First edition in book form of the most influential exposition of the British (not in fact solely English) constitution. Bagehot conceptualized the constitution as split between "dignified" and "efficient" elements, the former the monarchy and parts of the aristocracy with all their associated pomp and circumstance, the latter the actual machinery of... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138712

  17. Reflections on the Revolution in France,
    BURKE, Edmund. Reflections on the Revolution in France,

    London : 1790

    Second edition, Todd's fourth impression, published very soon after the first edition (the first edition published around 1 November 1790, this around 12 November). Burke's brilliant polemic has been a key text of conservative movements of every shape and form for two centuries. Burke asserted "that any revolution that did not bring real liberty, which... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138729

  18. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London : 1839

    First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138737

  19. The History of the Most Renowned and Victorious Princess Elizabeth, late Queen of England;
    CAMDEN, William. The History of the Most Renowned and Victorious Princess Elizabeth, late Queen of England;

    London : 1675

    A handsome copy of Camden's biography of Queen Elizabeth I, first published in Latin as Annales Rerum Anglicarum et Hibernicarum Regnante Elizabetha in two volumes (1615 and 1625), and in English in 1625. The biography was commissioned from Camden, the greatest antiquary of his age, by Elizabeth's chief adviser William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138758

  20. The Works of the English Poets.
    JOHNSON, Samuel, ed. The Works of the English Poets.

    London : 1779-1780

    A superb set of this vast compendium of English poetry, here uniformly bound in an elegant contemporary French morocco binding. The set is complete in 68 volumes, with the 56 poetry volumes, two volumes of index, and the further ten volumes of Johnson's biographies of the poets, published separately and not always accompanying the set. This was the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138778

  21. The Satanic Verses.
    RUSHDIE, Salman. The Satanic Verses.

    London : 1988

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 84 of 100 copies signed by the author and bound in quarter morocco (a further 12 signed copies were published in full morocco). Rushdie's fourth novel and a major work in the magical realist canon, The Satanic Verses ignited furious controversy, leading to the book being banned and protested across the world,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138780

  22. [Works, in Latin: Antiquitates Judaicae; De bello Judaico; Contra Apionem.]
    JOSEPHUS, Flavius. [Works, in Latin: Antiquitates Judaicae; De bello Judaico; Contra Apionem.]

    Milan : 1513/14

    First edition to add the complementary work of pseudo-Hegesippus, handsomely printed in clear Roman type for the noted Renaissance scholar and professor at Milan, Alexander Minutianus, a zealous proponent of Latin literature. It also includes a ninth-century compilation based primarily on pseudo-Hegesippus, and a list of concordances between pseudo-Hegesippus... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138817

  23. A Dictionarie in Spanish and English,
    PERCEVAL, Richard; & John Minsheu. A Dictionarie in Spanish and English,

    London : 1599

    First edition thus, based on two textbooks of Spanish by Richard Perceval (or Percyvall), entitled Bibliotheca Hispanica (1591), the lexicon of which John Minsheu (1559/601627) considerably augmented. Minsheu "refers to hostility towards his work in certain quarters, but ensured the grant of a licence to print by applying successfully to the archbishop... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138829

  24. Carnations Cultivated by Richard Hammond of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk.
    HAMMOND, Richard. Carnations Cultivated by Richard Hammond of Coddenham in the County of Suffolk.

    [Ipswich : 1733

    A remarkable manuscript volume proudly detailing 84 varieties of carefully curated carnations accompanied by a number of reflective religious discourses. The unique work, which has been provided with a locally printed title page, contains 18 meticulously if naively hand-drawn and captioned illustrations depicting carnations, a campanula pyramidalis,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138840

  25. Emblems, Divine and Moral;
    QUARLES, Francis. Emblems, Divine and Moral;

    London : 1723

    An attractive early 18th-century edition of Francis Quarles's Emblems, the most popular and frequently reprinted English emblem book since its original publication in 1634, here also including his second book, Hieroglyphikes, originally published 1638, "the most notable English version of the theme of the ages of man" (ODNB). Each... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138863

  26. Eccentric Biography;
    (BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.) Eccentric Biography;

    London : 1801

    First edition of this collection of biographies of historical and contemporary eccentrics, here an issue with the stipple engraved plates printed in colour, not known in other copies. Eccentrics vary from Bamfylde Moore Carew, king of the beggars, to various historical figures including Alexander the Great, Aristotle, Joan of Arc, Catherine the Great,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138864

  27. The Vision of Hades,
    (POETRY.) The Vision of Hades,

    London : 1825

    First complete edition, publishing the Vision of Noös for the first time, paired with the Vision of Hades, first published in 1820 and here in its second appearance. This copy has various pencilled emendations in the Vision of Noös, all stylistic rather than correcting errata, and consequently almost certainly in the hand... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138867

  28. The Rolling Stones.
    (THE ROLLING STONES.) JAGGER, Mick; Keith Richards; Charlie Watts; Ronnie Wood. The Rolling Stones.

    Cologne : 2014

    One of 1,150 of the Collector's Edition (No. 4511600). Signed by the band members of the Rolling Stones: Jagger, Richards, Watts, and Wood. A photographic record charting the Stones' remarkable history and lifestyle. With an appendix including the Stones in the media, a Stones timeline, discography, and photographers' biographies. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138884

  29. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.
    SPARK, Muriel. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie was first published in the New Yorker on 14 October 1961, in a slightly abridged version. It was published in the same year in book form to wide critical acclaim. In 2005 the novel was chosen by Time magazine as one of the 100 best English language novels from... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138886

  30. The Secret of Father Brown.
    CHESTERTON, G. K. The Secret of Father Brown.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression in the 7/6 dust jacket, of the fourth instalment in Chesterton's Father Brown series. Quayle notes that Chesterton's psychological approach and his nuanced characters give his work a special importance in the genre, but that "Father Brown, whose most 'conspicuous quality was not being conspicuous', will... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138902

  31. The Border Trilogy.
    McCARTHY, Cormac. The Border Trilogy.

    New York : 1999

    First omnibus edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Van Weir, All the best Cormac McCarthy Santa Fe 2001". The three novels in the trilogy were originally published in 1992, 1994, and 1998 respectively. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138918

  32. Germinal.
    PANKHURST, E. Sylvia. Germinal.

    London : 1923

    Very rare complete run of Sylvia Pankhurst's strikingly illustrated revolutionary socialist journal Germinal, a short-lived publication of which just two issues were printed. Just four institutions are recorded as having complete runs (none with single issues): WorldCat lists the British Library and the Institut national d'histoire de l'Art; Library... Learn More

    Stock Code: 137508

  33. The Downing Street Years.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.

    New York : 1993

    First US signed limited edition, number 134 of 350 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page. The Downing Street Years was the first volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her years as Prime Minister. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138307

  34. Real Peace.
    NIXON, Richard. Real Peace.

    New York : 1983

    Limited edition, printed for private distribution, here presented by Nixon to the heir of the Woolworth fortune and owner of the Allegheny Corporation, Fred Morgan Kirby II, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To F. M. Kirby with appreciation & best wishes from Richard Nixon, 1-20-88". Kirby (1919-2011) was a major donor to and supporter of conservative... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138308

  35. The Challenge to Liberty.
    HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 31st President on the front free endpaper "To Carl W Jones With the kind regards of Herbert Hoover". The recipient was Carl Waring Jones (1887-1957), the proprietor of the Minneapolis Journal, publisher of books on magic, and patron of the arts in Minneapolis. Letters between Jones and Hoover are preserved... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138311

  36. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
    (JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY.) BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.

    Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-8

    One of a limited set of detailed planning documents for the important modernization of Jeddah's water supply in 1947, this copy inscribed by the British civil engineer leading the project to Ahmad Ashmawi of the local engineers who presented the scheme to Emir Saud. Likely produced in small numbers for key stakeholders, we find no other copies or references... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138324

  37. Mrs. Dalloway.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Mrs. Dalloway.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's mould-breaking masterpiece, in the very scarce Vanessa Bell jacket. Only 2,000 copies of the first printing were produced, and the dust jacket is one of the finest Bell ever designed and rare in collectable condition.
    "Woolf maintained that her generation had to break the mould of the novel in order to... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138396

  38. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.
    (DOVES BINDERY.) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.

    Hammersmith : [1913]

    First Doves Press edition, one of 200 unnumbered copies on paper (a further 12 were printed on vellum), here bound by the Doves Bindery (executed the year following publication), in a fine example of their understated elegance, complementing the design and typography of the text. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138499

  39. Money.
    GALBRAITH, John Kenneth. Money.

    Boston : 1975

    First edition, first printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author "For Burt Gollin ? with all good wishes from John Kenneth Galbraith". Galbraith's work tells of the history of the development of money and the modern financial system. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138513

  40. Scotland's Gift. Golf.
    MACDONALD, Charles Blair. Scotland's Gift. Golf.

    New York and London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, number 145 of 260 copies only signed by the author; "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). This edition is one of the most highly valued books on American golf history and is scarce in good condition with the map intact, as here.
    Macdonald was an influential champion of golf in the United... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138525

  41. The Surgeon's Mate.
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Surgeon's Mate.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression, of the seventh book in the Aubrey-Maturin series. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138544

  42. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.
    GILL, Eric. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.

    Waltham St Lawrence : 1931

    Limited edition, number 412 of 500 copies on paper (12 copies were also issued on vellum), of one of the great private press books of the century, and perhaps Gill's greatest achievement.
    "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138545

  43. The Wind in the Willows.
    (SHEPARD, Ernest H.) GRAHAME, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows.

    London : 1931

    Signed limited edition, number 172 of 200 large paper copies signed by both author and artist. Wind in the Willows was first published in 1908 with only a frontispiece for illustration. Well-known for his illustrations of A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh series, Shepard was asked to illustrate a new edition, following Milne's popular adaptation of the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138548

  44. Ulysses.
    (MATISSE, Henri.) JOYCE, James. Ulysses.

    New York : 1935

    First illustrated edition, number 868 of 1,500 copies signed by Matisse.
    Within weeks of the lifting of the US ban on the book (6 December 1933), Limited Editions Club impresario George Macy approached Joyce about a special edition of Ulysses and by February 1934 he was en route to Paris to speak to Matisse about illustration. The artist... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138549

  45. The Fourth Great Awakening & The Future of Egalitarianism.
    FOGEL, Robert William. The Fourth Great Awakening & The Future of Egalitarianism.

    Chicago and London : 2000

    First edition, first printing, inscribed on the half-title by the author "To Carma, best wishes Robert Fogel 2/23/01". Fogel's "Fourth Great Awakening" refers to the American religious revival of the 1960s and 1970, as mainstream Protestantism weakened and evangelicalism grew. Fogel's interpretation, which proved controversial, places this development... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138555

  46. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening.
    REPTON, Humphry. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening.

    London : [1795]

    First edition of Repton's first book and the work in which he laid out "his claim to the position of a national authority" on landscape gardening (Rogger, p. 12). Handsomely printed by the finest London printer of the age, William Bulmer, the delightful aquatints employ clever overslips to show the transformation of the landscape under Repton's guiding... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138558

  47. Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix.
    WATSON, James D. Genes, Girls, and Gamow: After the Double Helix.

    New York : 2002

    First US edition, first printing, signed by the author - "Jim Watson" - on the title page. This is Watson's report on the aftermath of his and Crick's revolutionary discovery of the structure of DNA, following on from his classic memoir, The Double Helix. The UK edition preceded it the previous year. Learn More

    Stock Code: 138562

  48. Gaudete.
    HUGHES, Ted. Gaudete.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, and Michael in good time, with love, from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted in city-wide looting. Stephanie... Learn More

    Stock Code: 119994

  49. Committee 2000.
    WARHOL, Andy. Committee 2000.

    Munich : 1982

    Edition of 2000. Signed and numbered in pencil lower right by Warhol, printer's blindstamp lower left. Published to raise funds for the Committee 2000 which worked on projects to commemorate the year 2000. Stamped on the verso in red, copyright Andy Warhol 1982. Learn More

    Stock Code: 120125

  50. Our Mutual Friend.
    DICKENS, Charles. Our Mutual Friend.

    London : [c.1870]

    An attractively bound copy of Dickens's classic, first published in book form in 1865. Our Mutual Friend was Dickens's last completed novel. Learn More

    Stock Code: 122718

  51. Tales From Ovid.
    HUGHES, Ted. Tales From Ovid.

    London : 1998

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 155 of 300 copies signed by Ted Hughes on the limitation leaf. This work was the winner of the 1997 Whitbread Book of the Year award. Learn More

    Stock Code: 135386

  52. 139173
    (MOORE, Henry.) GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.

    Paris : 1950-51

    First edition of Henry Moore's first illustrated book, number 60 of 183 copies only. "During a visit to Paris in 1949 Moore met French typographer and publisher Henri Jonquières, who suggested an illustrated book based on Goethe's Prometheus, an adaptation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Moore made a total of eight lithographs for Prométhée,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139173

  53. 139602
    ELIOT, George. The Mill on the Floss.

    Edinburgh and London : 1860

    First edition of George Eliot's second full-length novel, an uncommon publisher's presentation copy, inscribed in a secretarial hand to the title page of volume I, "from the publishers".
    This set is in Carter's first state without the inserted ad leaf in volume I and with Adam Bede listed as a "seventh edition" on p. 6 of the 16pp. publisher's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 139602

  54. 141101
    DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield.

    London : 1850

    First edition in book form, following publication in parts from May 1849 to November 1850. In the preface to a later edition (1867), Dickens would call the novel his "favourite child". It is generally considered among his masterpieces, and it is his first first-person novel. Learn More

    Stock Code: 141101

  55. 141444comp
    WILLIAMS, Tennessee. A Street Car Named Desire.

    New York : 1947

    First edition, first printing, a remarkable copy, unusually inscribed by almost the entire cast, together with a loosely inserted slip signed by the author, contemporaneous with the production and publication of the first edition. Peg Hillias presented this copy to her daughter and has inscribed the half-title, "For my darling daughter on her 16th birthday".... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141444

  56. 138023comp
    (McCARTNEY, Paul.) McCARTNEY, Linda. The Polaroid Diaries.

    Cologne : 2019

    Signed limited edition, number 387 of 500 copies signed by Paul McCartney. Copies one through 124 include a print signed by Paul McCartney. Taken from the early 1970s until the mid-1990s, this title presents candid pictures from Linda McCartney's vast archive of photography. With texts in German, French, and English, by Ekow Eshun (writer and broadcaster)... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138023

  57. 138415
    BARING-GOULD, Sabine. The Book of Were-Wolves:

    London : 1865

    First edition of this classic study, an important contribution to the literature of lycanthropy. Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924) was a Church of England clergyman, author, and folksong collector. His book, "essentially a work of synthesis, collating a broad range of material" (Coudray), is often cited as being a signal influence on Bram Stoker during... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138415

  58. 138832
    LA VARENNE, Francois Pierre de. The French Cook,

    London : 1673

    Uncommon third edition in English, in strikingly clean condition, of La Varenne's seminal work which established many still-existent tenets of French cuisine. This was "the first cookery book which has any order and arrangement in its contents", the recipes sorted alphabetically within their groupings (Oxford, p. 24).

    François Pierre de la Varenne... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138832

  59. 134365
    MARX, Karl. Das Kapital.

    Hamburg : 1867, 1885, & 1894

    Rare first editions of all three volumes of Das Kapital.
    "Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. The Athenaeum reviewer of the first English translation... Learn More

    Stock Code: 134365

  60. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition in book form. This copy has the following textual states: the engraved frontispiece has the stool with six stripes and the signature undivided at left of shield; the vignette title page has "Weller" and is signed "Phiz fect"; the plates are in early states, with page locations but without captions or imprint, and the two Buss plates are... Learn More

    Stock Code: 125669

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