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  1. Khiva, ili geograficheskoe I statisticheskoe opisanie Khivivnskogo hanstva, sostoyachego teper v voyne s Rossiei
    (UZBEKISTAN.) Khiva, ili geograficheskoe I statisticheskoe opisanie Khivivnskogo hanstva, sostoyachego teper v voyne s Rossiei

    Moscow : 1840

    First edition. Extremely uncommon, no copies traced on OCLC. The first attempt to describe khanate of Khiva as an individual entity, without reference to its neighbouring states. Issued at the time of Perovsky's disastrous campaign which was intended to free Russian slaves in the khanate, it was no doubt as a useful reference for officers. Perovsky... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 120924

  2. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
    PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]

    St Petersburg : 1868

    First and only edition, decidedly uncommon with OCLC showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. Highly desirable account of Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan - and its surrounding area at the time of the Russian annexation. On the establishment of the new Russian Governor-generalship... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 117849

  3. Compendio di Sociologia generale.
    PARETO, Vilfredo. Compendio di Sociologia generale.

    Florence : 1920

    First abridged edition of the Italian economist's principal contribution to sociology, Trattato di sociologia generale, which was originally published in 1916 and first translated into English in 1935 as The Mind and Society. This edition appeared as part of Gaspero Barbèra's series of key economics textbooks, "Manuali Barbera di scienze giuridiche... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 120527

  4. 111051
    MAYER, Leo Aryeh. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

    Oxford : 1933

    First and only edition. An important study, never superseded, in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (Obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed in Department of Antiquities.... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 111051

  5. Études d'économie politique appliquée.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie politique appliquée.

    Lausanne & Paris : 1936

    First Leduc edition, inscribed by the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins on the half-title: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140622

  6. 140928
    DICKENS, Charles. A Curious Dance Round a Curious Tree.

    [London] : 1860

    First edition, first issue, distinguished by a period after "tree" on the front wrapper and the final text paragraph being in regular type; for the second issue, the period was replaced by a comma and the final paragraph was printed in bold. The sketch was first published in Household Words, 17 January 1852, and here published as a pamphlet... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140928

  7. Statecraft.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Statecraft.

    Norwalk, CT : 2002

    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page as issued. Dedicated to Ronald Reagan, Statecraft was Thatcher's final book, providing her analysis of foreign policy in the post-Cold War world; it was first published by Harper Collins in 2002, with this "collector's edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140943

  8. 140949
    TOLKIEN, J. R. R. Poems and Stories.

    London : 1980

    First edition thus, collecting together Tolkien's earlier shorter writings; all of the copies were issued in this "de luxe edition" format, attractively printed and bound and presented in a collector's box. The collection of short stories comprises: "The Adventures of Tom Bombadil", "The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth Beorhthelm's Son", "Leaf by Niggle",... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140949

  9. 140952comp
    ANGELOU, Maya. Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "Mary Lou Ellis, Joy! Maya Angelou, 7/7/90". Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie was Angelou's first book of poetry, many of which were originally songs she previously performed and recorded. It was a rapid bestseller and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 140952

  10. 140615
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WICKSTEED, Philip Henry. The Alphabet of Economic Science.

    London : 1888

    First edition, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper, and one inked marginal line on p. 43. An excellent economics provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140615

  11. Économie & Intérêt;
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ALLAIS, Maurice. Économie & Intérêt;

    Paris : 1947

    First edition, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the title page of volume I: "A monsieur le professeur Robbins en bien candid Hommage M Allais". An excellent economics provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 140616

  12. Abrégé des éléments d'économie politique pure.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon. Abrégé des éléments d'économie politique pure.

    Paris & Lausanne, : 1938

    First abridged edition, presentation copy from the editor to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by Leduc on the half-title: "Au prof. Robbins Hommage respectueux signature". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140621

  13. Études d'économie sociale.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WALRAS, Léon. Études d'économie sociale.

    Lausanne & Paris : 1936

    The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed to him on the half-title by the editor Gaston Leduc: "A monsieur le professeur Lionel Robbins Hommage respectueux signature Prof. G. Leduc". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140557

  14. Linear Programming and Economic Analysis.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) DORFMAN, Robert, Paul A. Samuelson, & Robert M. Solow. Linear Programming and Economic Analysis.

    New York : 1958

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, with the publisher's typed presentation letter signed loosely inserted: "Dear Professor Robbins, I am sending you a copy of Linear Programming and Economic Analysis by Dorfman, Samuelson and Solow, at the request of Professor Dorfman, who is, as you probably know,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140578

  15. Le problème monétaire d'après-guerre et sa solution en Pologne, en Autriche et en Tchécoslovaquie.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) HEILPERIN, Michel A. Le problème monétaire d'après-guerre et sa solution en Pologne, en Autriche et en Tchécoslovaquie.

    Paris : 1931

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Professor Lionel Robbins with the very kind regards of MAH. London, 6.5.1931". Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140581

  16. Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) SRAFFA, Piero. Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities.

    Cambridge : 1960

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with a presentation letter on Professor E. A. G. Robinson's letterhead dated 3 May 1960: "Dear Professor Robbins, I am sending you with this the review copy of Piero Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. This is an advance copy and I am still not... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140614

  17. 140537
    ROBBINS, Lionel. The Economic Causes of War.

    New York : 1968

    The author's own copy, together with his original carbon typescript of the preface he contributed to the edition, with his own revisions in blue ink, revisions which were included in the preface when printed. In The Economic Causes of War, first published in 1939, Robbins rejects the Marxist ideas of capitalist economic structures causing wars,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140537

  18. 140543comp
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) HUTT, William H. A Rehabilitation of Say's Law.

    Athens, Ohio : 1974

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Lord Robbins with W. H. Hutt's compliments May, 1975". Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140543

  19. The Theory of Bimetallism.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) BARBOUR, David. The Theory of Bimetallism.

    London : [c. 1885]

    First edition, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to half-title, and with a slip of his jottings loosely inserted. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140546

  20. Capitalism and the Permissive Society.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) BRITTAN, Samuel. Capitalism and the Permissive Society.

    London : 1973

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Lord Robbins, as a very small token of my respect and affection Samuel Brittan 11/4/73". A powerful defence of free market economics by the journalist Samuel Brittan (born 1933), who had a significant role in popularizing... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140547

  21. Trends and Cycles in Economic Activity.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) FELLNER, William. Trends and Cycles in Economic Activity.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Professor Lionel Robbins with sincere regards of the author". Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140554

  22. The Theory of Monopolistic Competition.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) CHAMBERLIN, Edward. The Theory of Monopolistic Competition.

    Cambridge, MA : 1933

    First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, together with a few pencilled comments in the margins. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140555

  23. Studies in the Economics of Overhead Costs.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) CLARK, John Maurice. Studies in the Economics of Overhead Costs.

    Chicago : 1923

    First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, above the note "'26 Reread '46"; he has annotated the book in various places with marginal lines. A nice association - Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140341

  24. The Economic Causes of War.
    ROBBINS, Lionel. The Economic Causes of War.

    London : 1939

    First edition, first impression. The author's own copy, used by him to mark up the errata for correction, most likely for the second edition of 1940. He has annotated the relevant passages in the book with his desired changes, and has additionally noted a few page numbers on the front free endpaper. In this endeavour he was assisted by the economist... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140345

  25. The Theory of Wages.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) DOUGLAS, Paul H. The Theory of Wages.

    New York : 1934

    First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few minor pencilled marginalia. A nice association - Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140347

  26. The Rubber Industry.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) BAUER, Peter Thomas. The Rubber Industry.

    London : 1948

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the initial blank "LCR from PTB with affection & regard Oct. 1948". During the academic year 1947-8 Bauer was reader in economics at the London School of Economics, where Robbins led the economics department. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140349

  27. Five Lectures on Economic Problems.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) STIGLER, George. Five Lectures on Economic Problems.

    London : 1949

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated October 1949, along with a few of his pencilled lines in margins. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140531

  28. The Economics of Control.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) LERNER, Abba P. The Economics of Control.

    New York : 1944

    First edition, first printing, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated October 1945, and a few minor pencilled marginalia in the text. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140533

  29. 140301
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) EDWARDS, Corwin D., Theodore J. Kreps, Ben W. Lewis, Fritz Machlup, & Robert P. Terrill. A Cartel Policy for the United Nations.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the contributor Fritz Machlup on the front free endpaper "To Lionel Robbins with best regards, Fritz Machlup". The Austrian economist Fritz Machlup (1902-1983) contributed the first essay, "The Nature of the International Cartel Problem". The volume... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140301

  30. 140302
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Essays in Monetary Theory.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his pencilled ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated 1940, unfortunately sometime after erased, and now barely legible. A good association nonetheless, as the book includes Robertson's review of Robbins' book The Great Depression (pp. 168-173). The book gathers... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140302

  31. Interregional and International Trade.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) OHLIN, Bertil. Interregional and International Trade.

    Cambridge, MA : 1933

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the economist Lionel Robins, with the author's mounted presentation card to front free endpaper: "Prof. L. Robbins with the author's compliments". A nice association: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140323

  32. Money.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Money.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression. The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated November 1922. Robbins has annotated the book, with various marginal lines in the text, a few jottings on the rear free endpaper - "see definition of money", "see articles referred to p31" - alongside annotations... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140288

  33. Population.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) WRIGHT, Harold. Population.

    London & Cambridge : 1923

    First edition, first printing, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated July 1923, and a few minor marginal annotations. This overview of population studies was the fifth in the Cambridge Economic Handbook series, edited by John Maynard Keynes. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140291

  34. Essays in the History of Economics.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) STIGLER, George. Essays in the History of Economics.

    Chicago and London : 1965

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Lionel Robbins with warmest regards George Stigler". The copy also includes, tucked into page 384 where the article is referenced, the 1948 offprint of A. R. Prest's Notes on the Griffen Paradox, with a signed... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 140294

  35. The Exchequer and the Control of Expenditure.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) HAWTREY, Ralph George. The Exchequer and the Control of Expenditure.

    London : 1921

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper and the note of acquisition in June 1922. Robbins has made several annotations over the first few pages, summarizing the text in the margins. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140281

  36. Rent in Modern Economic Theory: An Essay in Distribution.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) JOHNSON, Alvin Saunders. Rent in Modern Economic Theory: An Essay in Distribution.

    New York : 1903

    The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front wrapper, and a few inked lines in margins. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to its pre-eminent position... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140283

  37. The Control of Industry.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. The Control of Industry.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression. The copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and various marginal lines in the text. Robbins has annotated the rear free endpaper with page references and a few jottings, "effect on possibilities of combination", "CP Cannan", "integration two impulses 1. national... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140287

  38. Essays in the Theory of Employment.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBINSON, Joan. Essays in the Theory of Employment.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few of his annotations in the form of underlining and marginal exclamation marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140229

  39. The Economics of Imperfect Competition.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBINSON, Joan. The Economics of Imperfect Competition.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper with his notation of the July 1933 acquisition date, and a few pencilled annotations to the text, mostly marginal exclamation and question marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 140273

  40. 139964
    DAHL, Roald. Rhyme Stew.

    London : 1989

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of quirky poetry adapted from traditional nursery tales. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 139964

  41. Banking Policy and the Price Level.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Banking Policy and the Price Level.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few of his annotations in the form of underlining and marginal exclamation marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140219

  42. Welfare and Competition.
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) SCITOVSKY, Tibor. Welfare and Competition.

    London : 1952

    First UK edition, first impression (first published in the US the previous year), from the library of the British economist Lionel Robbins (1898-1984), without direct notation in the book (save for a single marginal pencilled question mark to p. 342), but with a sheet of his autograph notes loosely inserted, jotted on the torn off front flap of the... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 140224

  43. I Bring a Sword.
    ELDRIDGE, Paul. I Bring a Sword.

    New York : 1945

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed one the half-title, "For Dorothy Tierney Keith, Very cordially, Paul Elridge". Dorothy Tierney was an American actor who appeared in many Broadway plays, including My Golden Girl (1920), The Checkerboard (1920) and Dawn (1924); she was the fourth wife... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 139312

  44. 139933
    MURDOCH, Iris. The Unicorn.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression, of Murdoch's "allegorical and atmospheric Gothic romance, concerning her theme that life might be a spiritual quest or pilgrimage" (ODNB). Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 139933

  45. The Living Theatre Presents - The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen.
    PATCHEN, Kenneth & Charles Mingus. The Living Theatre Presents - The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen.

    New York : 1959

    "In the last two weeks of March 1959, the jazz bassist Charlie Mingus and the beat poet Kenneth Patchen performed on stage together at the Living Theatre in New York City. Mingus and his band improvised to jazz themes at the back, while Patchen read simultaneously from his poetry at the front. The Patchen/Mingus performances marked the climax of the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 130511

  46. The Optimum Quantity of Money
    FRIEDMAN, Milton. The Optimum Quantity of Money

    Chicago : 1969

    First edition, first printing. With a printed compliments slip - "with the compliments of Milton Freidman. Aldine Publishing Company" - loosely inserted. A collection of Friedman's essays that, "though written over the course of two decades, embody a single view of monetary theory and, as a result, reinforce one another" (Preface). Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 133033

  47. A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.
    CRICK, W. F., & J. E. Wadsworth. A Hundred Years of Joint Stock Banking.

    London : 1936

    First edition, presentation issue, one of 350 specially bound copies, with an inserted calligraphic sheet inscribed to Sir Percy Elly Bates (1879-1946, director of the Morning Post and of the cruise line Cunard) by "the Chairman, Managing Director and Directors of the Midland Bank Limited, 1836-1936". This history of the transformation of banking charts... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 134857

  48. An Introduction to Finance.
    GREGORY, Theodore. An Introduction to Finance.

    London : 1932

    First edition of this primer in finance, written by the LSE economist Theodore Gregory (1890-1970). Learn More
    £25.00

    Stock Code: 134858

  49. The Principles of Scientific Management.
    TAYLOR, Frederick Winslow. The Principles of Scientific Management.

    New York : 1911

    First trade edition, first printing, preceded only by the privately distributed edition in the same year. "F. W. Taylor, an engineer in the Bethlehem Steel Works in Philadelphia, was the originator of what he called 'scientific management', now known as 'time and motion study'. His system was based on what he estimated to be a fair day's work and the... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 124840

  50. Kino-dzhaz [i.e. Cinema Jazz].
    (JAZZ) DLUGACH, Mikhail. Kino-dzhaz [i.e. Cinema Jazz].

    Moscow : 1937

    Uncommon, print run of just 8000 copies. An advertisement for the Soviet Little peoples' circus group, the "Musical and Eccentric Group of Lilliputians", founded in late 1920s under direction of Mikhail Kachuriner (1896-1976), and continued until shortly after his death. The main accent was always on musical talent, the performers having musical instruments... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 124905

  51. The Druzes and the Maronites under Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860.
    CHURCHILL, Charles Henry, Colonel. The Druzes and the Maronites under Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860.

    London : 1862

    First edition, published in two formats, 1,000 copies issued in post octavo, as here, and 250 copies in larger demy octavo, "uniform in size with the Author's Mount Lebanon 1853".

    Churchill (1807-1867) was British consul at Damascus and author of a number of important regional studies including the present work and a major biography of Abd-el-Kader,... Learn More
    £925.00

    Stock Code: 126158

  52. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.

    London : 1875

    Sixth edition, fifth issue, marked as the "fifteenth thousand" on the title page. The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary by W. S. Dallas. "The edition was aimed at a wider public and printed in smaller type... giving the general... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 120369

  53. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;
    HILDEBRAND, G. B. The Applications of Prophecy to the Crimean War;

    London : 1864

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon - both Copac and OCLC list three locations (BL, NLS, Cambridge). The text concludes "End of Volume I", but this is all published. An extraordinary sustained exercise in apocalyptic biblical exegesis by a mind stimulated, or perhaps over-stimulated, by the ongoing war in the Crimea. The author saw the rise of... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121341

  54. The Graphic. An Illustrated London Newspaper:
    (JACK THE RIPPER) The Graphic. An Illustrated London Newspaper:

    London : 1888

    Half-yearly volume of this popular illustrated paper covering the period of the "Autumn of Terror". Contains nine pieces of relevance: the first notice of the killings is on September 29, "Coroners' Inquests and the Detection of Crime, In the case of the late horrifying murders in Whitechapel, some persons have alleged that the Coroner's Court exceeded... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 121358

  55. 121396
    ROOD, Will. C., & Norman Hayden. Instructions for using the Dressmaker's Magic Scale,

    Quincy, IL : 1882

    Eleventh edition, first published c.1879. The pamphlet itself is quite uncommon, just five locations - for various editions - listed on OCLC; Philadelphia University, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, Universities of Delaware and Connecticut, and Library of Michigan, but none of these listings note the presence of the scale or the notebook for... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 121396

  56. The Whitechapel Murders,
    PINKERTON, A. Frank. The Whitechapel Murders,

    New York : c.1910

    Later reprint of this rare novel dime based on the murders of Jack the Ripper. First published by Laird & Lee in Chicago in 1889, with just two copies of the first located institutionally - Bishopsgate Library and UCLA - and no copies of this, or any other, edition traced on the market. Although the author is identified in Neuburg's Popular Press Companion... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 122279

  57. Zur Geschichte der Handelsgesellschaften im Mittelalter.
    WEBER, Max. Zur Geschichte der Handelsgesellschaften im Mittelalter.

    Stuttgart : 1889

    First edition of Weber's first work, the publisher's file copy, with a printed paper label to the front wrapper reading "Archivexemplar! Nach Gebrauch sofort zurückgeben." Max Weber (1864-1920), "one of the most powerful personalities that ever entered the scene of academic science" (Schumpeter, 817n), submitted the present work as his doctoral dissertation.... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 124520

  58. Cotton Club, Aristocrat of Harlem - minimum charge card.
    (JAZZ) Cotton Club, Aristocrat of Harlem - minimum charge card.

    New York : 1933

    Notification of the minimum charge policy in the club "Where Hospitality is a Habit": "It is essential that we require a minimum check for wines, liquors, beverages and food of 2.50 person on week nights and 3.00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays". From the Charlie Parker & Jazz Memorabilia collection of Norman Saks. Although this item is not listed,... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 114319

  59. Electronic Music - featuring Cage's Fontana Mix - signed LP record.
    CAGE, John. Electronic Music - featuring Cage's Fontana Mix - signed LP record.

    1967

    Original 1967 LP of electronic music by groundbreaking composers John Cage, Luciano Berio, and Ilhan Mimaroglu, featuring a realisation of Cage's Fontana Mix for magnetic tape, Berio's Visage for magnetic tape, based on the voice of Cathy Berberian and other sounds, and Mimaroglu's Agony. Signed on the cover in silver Sharpie by Cage. Composed in 1958... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 117989

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