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  1. 133187
    First published in the magazine La Revue de Paris in 1856, the novel was immediately sued for "outrage aux bonnes..."> First edition, first trade printing with the dedicatee's name misspelt "Senart" (for Senard) and the continuous pagination between both volumes; with the originals wrappers and half-titles preserved.
    First published in the magazine La Revue de Paris in 1856, the novel was immediately sued for "outrage aux bonnes... Learn More
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  2. 133748comp

    Provenance: ownership inscription to front free..."> First edition, first impression, number 207 of 280 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by the author. Patrick MacGill (1889-1963) was known as the "navvy poet", Soldier Songs "collected his war verse with a valuable preface on songs the soldiers made" (ODNB).

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  3. 131032
    First edition, first issue, with number line running to 0 as called for. Learn More
    £150

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  4. 131532
    First edition, first printing. This work is an expansive collection of Wodehouse's short stories about golf, the majority of which are told by the Oldest Member at the Nineteenth Hole, including the ten stories from Wodehouse's first collection on golf, The Clicking of Cuthbert (1922). Learn More
    £1,250

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  5. 130504
    First edition, first impression, of the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia. Learn More
    £2,250

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  6. 130635
    First edition, first printing. A classic children's tale of a bull who liked to smell flowers under the cork tree rather than fight in bull fights. It was published just months before the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War and many saw it as a pacifist title. It was subsequently banned in several countries, including Spain.... Learn More
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  7. 129797comp
    This copy has the ownership inscription of Bloomsbury artist..."> First edition, sole impression, of this rare poetry anthology that constitutes the very first "Bloomsbury" publication, with anonymous contributions by Lytton Strachey, Leonard Woolf, Clive Bell, and Saxon Sidney-Turner, all peers at Trinity College, Cambridge.
    This copy has the ownership inscription of Bloomsbury artist... Learn More
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  8. 121318
    First edition, first impression, including what may be the first appearance in print of the recipe for the sidecar. Also included are various recipes for medicinal drinks, such as the usual hot toddy for a cold, but also absinthe for a headache and champagne for seasickness. The author was the Belgian bartender Robert Vermeire... Learn More
    £1,500

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  9. Gryphon.
    Tenniel's original drawing for the illustration of the Gryphon which appears on page 138 of the 1865 first edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Carroll gave Tenniel the exact measurements of each image as they were to fit on the page around the text. The drawings were then traced onto woodblocks and... Learn More
    £37,500

    Stock Code: 27704

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  10. 133662
    Photograph of Margaret Thatcher, Harold Wilson, and Alec Douglas-Home, inscribed by Thatcher to Wilson in silver ink on the base of the mount: "Harold - with warm regards - Margaret Thatcher". The photograph remained in the possession of Harold Wilson until his death in 1995, then in the possession of his wife Mary until... Learn More
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  11. 133586
    First edition, including the seventh volume of facsimiles of subscribers' signatures, not usually present. "The book's publishing history is complicated. It is described as having been issued in parts between 1864 and 1880, but selections from it like The Ancestral Homes of Britain of 1868 also appeared during this period"... Learn More
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  12. 132191
    First edition in English, one of 750 copies printed, of which just 250 were released for sale, and now very scarce. Tagore's seminal collection of poems was first published in Bengali in 1910, however, it was the present work which caught the world's attention. With the support of W. B. Yeats, who provided the introduction,... Learn More
    £1,750

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  13. 132175
    First edition, first impression. Taking the form of a series of letters between an experienced devil and a subordinate, The Screwtape Letters addresses numerous questions of Christian theology. Though the book sparkles with wit, Lewis found its composition difficult and unpleasant: "The strain produced a sort of spiritual... Learn More
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  14. 129025
    First edition of Morris's Icelandic epic, his longest and most ambitious poem. Although dated 1877 this work was issued in November 1876. He had published a prose translation, in collaboration with Eirikr Magnusson, in 1870, though this edition presents the first appearance of his solo poetic treatment of the epic. "This... Learn More
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  15. 129233
    First edition, first impression, of this study of propaganda, published one year before the outbreak of the Second World War. Richard S. Lambert (1894-1981) was the editor of The Listener and an employee of the BBC in its formative years; in this study, he treats of the danger and value of propaganda, and how it may be countered.... Learn More
    £50

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  16. 121257detail
    Second edition, first published in 1798. "In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries and periods. Although nominally a second edition, it was regarded by Malthus as a substantially new work.... Learn More
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  17. 133744
    A handsome Georgian-era almanac volume. Almanacs such as this provided information on the dates of markets, lists of MP's and advise on which foods to eat at certain times of year depending on your temperament. Cardanus Rider is often said, though probably wrongly, to be the pseudonym of the medical practitioner and astrologer... Learn More
    £250

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  18. 133737
    First edition, scarce. This highly influential and comprehensive translation of Sappho notably restored the feminine pronouns to her work, and includes "a compilation of explanatory notes, various appendices, and a bibliography that lists editions, translations, and imitations if Sappho over the centuries" (Prins, p. 53).... Learn More
    £450

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  19. 133743
    First trade edition of this wonderful example of Victorian book production. Longman employed the finest wood-engravers of the day and the project was overseen by the antiquary and illuminator Henry Shaw (1800-1873): "He provided initials and ornament for the prestigious New Testament published by Longman in 1864 with engravings... Learn More
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  20. 133696
    A notably tall and handsome copy of the Fourth Folio, the last of the 17th-century editions of Shakespeare's works, edited by John Heminge (d. 1630) and Henry Condell (d. 1627), and with seven plays added by Philip Chetwin (d. 1680), publisher of the Third Folio. A reprint of the ill-fated Third Folio, this edition was issued... Learn More
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  21. 133663
    Harold Wilson's own copy of the official cabinet photograph taken in 1974, signed on the mount by himself and every other member of the cabinet, including Michael Foot, Tony Benn, Denis Healey, James Callaghan, Roy Jenkins, Anthony Crosland, Barbara Castle, Reg Prentice, Shirley Williams, and Merlyn Rees. Taken in the year... Learn More
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  22. 132980detail
    Scarce counterfeit edition dated 1554 (before the first edition of 1558) but actually printed in Lucca in 1740. This collection of 50 short stories is titled Il Pecorone, Italian for "simpleton". It was written by Ser Giovanni Fiorentino around the end of the 14th century and first printed in 1558. It seems to have served... Learn More
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  23. 132518
    First complete edition in English, and the first under this title, UK issue from the US sheets with a cancel title page (the US sheets published by T. Y. Crowell, New York, 1886). The novel first appeared in English in 1854 under the title Home Life in Russia, but that was an adaptation of part one only, with an altered... Learn More
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  24. 129789
    First edition, first impression. In 1956, Ayer published "The Problem of Knowledge, in which, abounding reductionism, he justified our everyday beliefs' by their power to explain our sense-experience. This line of argument was developed in such later works as The Origins of Pragmatism (1968) and Russel and Moore (1971),... Learn More
    £75

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  25. 129790
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of Berlin's essays. "His many writings were previously scattered, often in obscure places, most were out of print, and only half a dozen essays had been collected and reissued" (See editor's preface). Learn More
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  26. 129787
    First edition, first impression, wrappers issue, of Meade's last publication. It was presented at a seminar in November 1995 at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. A review by A. B. Atkinson, published in July 1996 for the National Institute Economic Review said "This book will be among the most widely read of his works, since... Learn More
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  27. 129788
    First edition, first impression, wrappers issued. Meade regarded this work as the sequel to Planning and the Price Mechanism, which was written in the post-war years. He wrote this book because, as stated in the preface, although his economic philosophy is unchanged, "The present state of economic turmoil and of unsettled... Learn More
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  28. 129786
    First edition, first impression, produced in collaboration with his research assistant, Lavers. This is Rowntree's third study of poverty in York, the first and second were published in 1899 and 1935. The first study was hugely influential for the time, as it challenged the idea that the poor were responsible for their own... Learn More
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  29. 129781comp
    First edition, third impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Harry Nathan on the front free endpaper: 'The Right Honourable Lord Nathan, Who has done so much to change the law for the better, especially of charities. Denning M. R.'. The Liberal politician Harry Nathan (1889-1963) served as MP for Bethnal... Learn More
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  30. 129783
    First edition, first impression, which was produced in collaboration with his research assistant, Lavers. This is Rowntree's third study of poverty in York, the first and second were published in 1899 and 1935. The first study was hugely influential for the time, as it challenged the idea that the poor were responsible for... Learn More
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  31. 129777
    First edition, first impression. Problems of Economic Union was written in response to Jacob Viner's locus classicus, The Customs Union. Meade published this work and later The Theory of Customs Unions in 1955, as an attempt to build on Viner's canonical analysis of economic freedom. He later concluded there was no easy... Learn More
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  32. 129780
    First edition, first impression. The book was based on a series of lectures Meade gave at the University and of the Business School in Stockholm in May 1964. John Rawls in his magnum opus, The Theory of Justice, said he owed much to this work, while in turn Meade's economic philosophy was said to be influenced by Rawls.... Learn More
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  33. 129776
    Reprinted from the first edition of the same year. This collection of papers which "rounded off Meade's contributions to international economics" (Blaug, p. 162), originally delivered as three lectures at the Netherlands School of Economics in April 1955. It was published the same year as the appearance of the second volume... Learn More
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    Voyages et avantures de Jaques Masse.

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

    First edition of this early utopian novel, "the best-known of all the radical philosophical novels of the Early Enlightenment" and which "surpassed practically every other work of philosophical fiction of the age for notoriety" (Israel, pp. liii and lvi). The novel details a Frenchman shipwrecked off South Africa - the co-ordinates... Learn More
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  35. 129545
    First Foscolo edition, in the original Italian. John Carlyle in his 1867 translation of The Inferno, noted the importance of this 1842 Foscolo edition on account of the accurate references it contains and for the legacy that Foscolo's translations left in this book. "By accurate citation of every authority within his reach,... Learn More
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  36. 133699
    First published edition, first printing, with the spelling "Lucien Carr" in the dedication, and the eighth line of the second paragraph on the rear cover beginning "Harlem". This copy is from the library of contemporary San Francisco poet Jean Mclean, with their calligraphic ownership inscription "Jean and Jo Mclean" to... Learn More
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  37. 133548comp
    First edition, tête de tirage copy, number one of 30 printed on japon, specially bound in full vellum, and signed by the publisher T. Fisher Unwin, this being his own retained copy. Countess Kathleen was Yeats's second collection, and the first to include "The Lake Isle of Innisfree", perhaps his most famous poem.... Learn More
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  38. 133406
    From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with a printed label on the reverse reading "This print was presented to the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, FRS, MP, to commemorate her visit to the Renal Unit on 1st October, 1986. It shows the original building of the Royal Sussex County Hospital which was designed... Learn More
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  39. 133407
    From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with the presentation label incorporated beneath the map reading "Presented to the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP on the occasion of the Gallipoli Commemoration 25 April 1990". Thatcher travelled to Turkey for the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, along with the Australian... Learn More
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  40. 133384
    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official cabinet photograph taken 7 July 1983, the first cabinet photograph after her landslide victory in the June 1983 election, signed by herself and every other member of the cabinet. This is one of two signed 1983 cabinet photographs, this in colour, the other in black and white,... Learn More
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  41. 131408
    Alice Boughton (1876-1945) in Photographing the Famous (New York, 1928) wrote "William B. Yeats... was twice photographed by me... He looked the part of the poet with flowing tie and the long lock of hair over the forehead. He seemed shy and diffident, and I found it somewhat difficult to hold his attention. Once Jack Yeats...... Learn More
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  42. 129792
    First edition, first impression, of Kidd's most famous work. "At a time of challenge for the churches, Kidd justified religion as a countervailing force against destructive, self-assertive rationalism, helping to validate altruistic human behaviour and social conduct that focused upon race survival. Kidd also touched upon... Learn More
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  43. 129794
    First edition, first impression, of Meade's solution to the contemporary economic problems faced by Britain in the post-war years. Written during his LSE years, he contributed this book to the public debate on planning where "he argued persuasively for the restoration of the market system and the use of financial policy... Learn More
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  44. 126372detail
    First collected edition of Henry James's works, limited issue, number 138 of 156 numbered sets, printed on handmade paper. An unnumbered trade issue was also published simultaneously, with some of the sheets from the trade issue additionally issued in Britain. James contemplated a collected edition of his works as early... Learn More
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  45. 132709
    First edition, first printing on simili-Japon paper, of this collaboration between the artist and the poet, published less than a year after Paul Éluard (1895-1952) and his wife, Elena Daikonova (1894-1982, nicknamed Gala), visited German artist Max Ernst (1891-1976) at his home in Cologne, in November 1921. This edition... Learn More
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  46. 124029detail
    Sixth edition, which was a line by line reprinting of the fifth edition of 1705. Some Thoughts Concerning Education, first published in 1693, occupies an important place in the history of educational theory. The ideas in the book originated from a series of letters which Locke wrote in 1684 from the Netherlands to advise... Learn More
    £300

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  47. 120901
    Second edition, published posthumously and the same year as the first, of Mill's three striking essays containing his philosophy of religion. "Mill wrote Nature and Utility of Religion between 1850-58, whereas Theism was written between 1868-70, near the end of Mill's life. Nature is an analysis, and critique, of the theory... Learn More
    £525

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  48. 83794
    First edition, wrappers issue, of the defining stage work of the period, ushering in one of the theatre's first truly developed neurotic female protagonists almost a decade before Freud's first work of psychoanalysis. Under the illusion that it was necessary for copyright protection, Ibsen had 12 sets of sheets sent to England... Learn More
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  49. 133567

    Poems.

    London: 1930

    First edition, first impression, in remarkably nice condition. Poems was printed in a run of 1,000 copies. In addition to poetry, this work contains the play "Paid on Both Sides: A Charade", which is dedicated to Cecil Day-Lewis and was written during Auden's stay in Berlin from 1928 to 1929. Learn More
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  50. 133287
    First UK edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the US edition on 1 April 1988. One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization, A Brief History of Time details for a lay readership the origin and eventual fate of... Learn More
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  51. 133481comp
    First edition, first impression, with an excellent provenance; being from the library of renowned palmist Mir Bashir (1907-1997), with his ownership inscription from the year of publication to the front free endpaper, "Bashir, B. A., 8 Nizamiah Hotel, Hyderabad, Deccan, 19th Aug. 1936". Bashir moved from India to London... Learn More
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  52. 132869
    First editions, first impressions. A handsomely bound set. Learn More
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  53. 130714
    Deluxe edition, limited to 350 unnumbered copies only. Rubáiyáts with Brangwyn's illustrations were published from 1906 onwards; this edition, the most comprehensive and elaborate, includes seven illustrations by the artist hitherto unpublished. Learn More
    £375

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  54. 128974
    Autograph letter signed "J. S. Mill" to an unknown "Sir", apparently unpublished, discussing political intrigues within the East India Company. With reference to a current dispute, Mill declares his support for one Captain Philip Meadows Taylor (1808-1876) in the military service of the Company, suggesting that the recipient... Learn More
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  55. 127279comp
    First US edition, first printing, first state dust jacket without "year 2" on the spine panel. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
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  56. 133507
    First edition, first impression, paperback issue. This is one of 5,150 copies in wrappers, with all the requisite points of the first printing: Bloomsbury imprint, 10-down-to-1 number line, and the list of equipment on p. 53 with "1 wand" appearing twice in the list. It was published simultaneously with the casebound issue... Learn More
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  57. 129375detail
    First edition. Young had travelled in France in the early years of the revolution, and his experiences in the country, including seeing his aristocratic friends murdered and rendered destitute, "brought about a permanent change in his political views. From being a liberal and a reformer, by 1792 he had become an opponent... Learn More
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  58. 128937
    Third edition, first published five years earlier, of what Palgrave calls "Mill's masterpiece". In his preface Mill describes the Elements as "a school-book in political economy" - it was in fact based on the lessons he gave to his then barely teenaged son John Stuart Mill - and he disavows any claim to originality. Born... Learn More
    £525

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  59. 126503detail
    The octavo Lyon-Bernuset issue. This is Necker's vehement defence against accusations made by his successor, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, who claimed that Necker's tenure as comptroller-general of finances was not the success it was generally perceived as, and that Necker's celebrated Compte rendu - a balance sheet of his... Learn More
    £350

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  60. 133660
    A Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The photograph on the card shows Margaret and Denis on the stairs at Downing Street, surrounded by portraits of former prime ministers. The card, otherwise... Learn More
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