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  1. 130954
    First edition, first impression, with the three-line errata slip pasted into the gutter at page 1. Externally and internally a lovely copy of a book which usually suffers from the deterioration of materials produced to wartime economy standards. Due to the immense popularity of the work a second impression was released a... Learn More
    £3,750

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  2. 131513comp
    First edition, sole impression, of this scarce first instalment in the works of Argentine poet Pedro B. Palacios (1854-1917, who wrote as "Almafuerte"). This is a superb association copy with the ownership inscription of his Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986) to the first blank. Borges in his early career, before turning to short... Learn More
    £3,750

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  3. 129518
    First illustrated edition of Frankenstein, the third overall, and the first substantially revised by Mary Shelley alone as sole author. Published in an edition of 3,500 copies, it was the first truly popular edition and the first to contain an illustration depicting Frankenstein and the Creature. Bentley insisted that all... Learn More
    £6,500

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  4. Marine Parade.
    First edition, first impression of this novel.

    Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 95303

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  5. 131069
    Rare first edition of one of Freud's fundamental works, considered second in importance only after Die Traumdeutung. Its importance to Freud is underlined by the fact that it was the only book besides Die Traumdeutung that he submitted to constant revision, with six editions published in his lifetime.
    "His own self-analysis,... Learn More
    £2,750

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  6. 131345
    First editions of each volume of Hayek's last major work of social philosophy, published over a seven-year period. "He originally described it as a tailpiece to The Constitution of Liberty (1960). But what attracted most attention was a postscript in which he ascribed the success of human institutions to their evolutionary... Learn More
    £2,250

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  7. 130787
    First edition. Cournot was the first "to visualize the general interdependence of all economic quantities and the necessity of representing this cosmos by a system of equations" (Schumpeter, p. 467). In 1838 he published Recherches sur les Principes Mathématiques de la Théorie des Richesses. Perhaps because he was primarily... Learn More
    £4,250

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  8. 131068
    First edition of Maxwell's textbook on dynamics. In the modest guise of a brief introduction to Newtonian mechanics, Matter and Motion, one of the finest elementary scientific treatises ever written, anticipates problems with distant synchronization that led, via its influence on Henri Poincaré, to Einstein's special theory... Learn More
    £2,500

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  9. 126478
    First edition of the work which Marx took the best part of a year away from the writing of Capital to complete, bound first in a volume of two works, the second being the second edition of Marx's Der Achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte (Hamburg: Otto Meissner, 1869).
    Herr Vogt is an answer to the slanders against... Learn More
    £12,500

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  10. 130693
    A leaf extracted from the "distinguished visitors book" at Wembley, with the signatures of Prime Minister Winston Churchill, his wife Clementine Churchill, King George of Greece, Clement Attlee (Leader of the Opposition), Herbert Morrison (Home Secretary), Dudley Pound (Admiral of the Fleet), Sir Charles Portal (Marshal... Learn More
    £2,500

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  11. 122586_3
    Signed lower right by Stik. Together with a first edition book signed with a drawing by Stik on the front free endpaper. Stik started painting unofficial, socially conscious murals in his hometown of Hackney, East London in 2001. His simple stick figures wordlessly tell the story of his community and he frequently collaborates... Learn More
    £2,500

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  12. 121741detail
    First complete collected edition, one of 1,750 sets published. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000... Learn More
    £5,950

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  13. 46104
    First Edition, First Printing. Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 46104

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    Flowers.

    New York: 1980

    First edition, first impression, signed by the artist on the half-title "Irving Penn, New York, 1980". The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 131344

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  15. 131387
    First variorum edition of Jevonss The Coal QUestion and The Theory of Political Economy, with editorial introduction, notes and appendices by the leading Jevons scholar Takutoshi Inoue. Learn More
    £625

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  16. 121281
    First edition in English of Mémoire sur les expériences lithographiques (Toulon, 1819) "a manual which was to have considerable influence" (Twyman). Raucourt had been asked to set up a lithographic press at the École Royale des Ponts et Chaussées, the engineering school established in 1747, but as Michael Twyman explains,... Learn More
    £1,500

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  17. 120147
    True first edition, Teerink's A edition with all the necessary points to distinguish it from the two later printings (Teerink AA and B) also dated 1726. Teerink's A was published on 28 October, AA some time in the middle of November, and the B edition in December. The first five editions of Gulliver's Travels (three octavo... Learn More
    £150,000

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  18. 114620
    First edition. "Though to Harris must go the honours of compiling the first true English encyclopaedia, Chambers is clearly the father of the modern encyclopaedia throughout the world" (Collison, p. 103). Ephraim Chambers (c.1680-1740), apprenticed to a London cartographer, "was seized by the idea that Harris's Lexicon needed... Learn More
    £14,500

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  19. 107723
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107723

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  20. The Viceroy of Ouidah.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107701

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  21. The Viceroy of Ouidah.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 107703

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  22. 1
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 101555

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  23. 101526
    First published edition. "In 1815 Bentham printed, but did not publish, a large folding Table of the Springs of Action Shewing the Several Species of Pleasures and Pains of which Man's Nature is Susceptible:... to which are added thirty-two pages of Explanatory Notes and Observations. The table is amusing but unnecessarily... Learn More
    £1,250

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  24. 1
    First edition, first impression of Strachey's fourth book. Contains papers on various literary figures, including Thomas Browne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Mariet Arouet de Voltaire, of which all but 'A Dialogue' had previously appeared in different periodicals. Learn More
    £225

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  25. .
    First edition, early printing. Presentation copy signed by the author to Julia Carter and with an original drawing on verso of front free endpaper. Julia F. Carter was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 93163

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  26. 97329
    First edition, also published in The Pamphleteer in December 1819. Bentham wrote another tract, Radicalism not Dangerous, about the same date, though this remained unpublished in the author's lifetime.
    Provenance: The Manchester journalist, Archibald Prentice (1792-1857), self-styled "labourer in the interest of parliamentary... Learn More
    £450

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  27. The Viceroy of Ouidah.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 80484

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  28. 131430
    First edition of Tennyson's first published collection following his appointment as Poet Laureate in 1850. This volume is also notable as the first trade issue of The Charge of the Light Brigade, which had been printed privately as a separate issue poem in an edition of 1,000 earlier the same year for soldiers fighting... Learn More
    £650

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  29. 131348
    First edition, first printing, first issue binding. This work expands Rolfe's earlier collection of short stories describing the travels of a group of young saints, Stories Toto Told Me, (1898), from six to thirty-two. The sheets for this work were printed in the US, and 1,500 sets were imported into the UK, where... Learn More
    £4,500

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    First edition, signed limited issue, number 49 of 300 copies signed by the author. This work presents the text of an address Eliot gave to the Friends of Rochester Cathedral in 1937. This copy is from the library of author William Vincent Sieller, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Learn More
    £600

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    First edition in English, limited issue, number 35 of 750 copies. Inscribed by novelist and translator Sydney Schiff, using his pseudonym Stephen Hudson to fellow translator Edwin Muir, on the second blank, "Edwin Muir, from S. S. (Stephen Hudson) Jan. 1. 30". This is an important association between three friends and contemporary... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 131322

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  32. 131305comp
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For John Chilton, best wishes from Alan Sillitoe". The recipient was jazz trumpeter and author John Chilton (1932-2016). This copy was later in the library of Tom Maschler, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on... Learn More
    £850

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  33. 131308
    First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket retaining the scarce illustrated plate to the front panel. In Pursuit of Spring was Thomas's last work of prose and provides an account of his week-long bicycle ride from central London out into the Quantock Hills in Somerset undertaken in March 1913. It... Learn More
    £2,000

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  34. 131301comp
    First edition in English, first impression, wrappered issue, signed by the author on the half-title, with the Quentin Blake designed bookplate of publisher Tom Maschler loosely inserted. Maschler joined Jonathan Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960, and became managing director in 1966. He soon became a leading literary... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 131301

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  35. 131303comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, letter "T" of 25 lettered copies. Presentation copy, additionally inscribed by the author below the "T", "for Tom, as ever, L. Z.'s. August 26 1967". The recipient was Tom Maschler, Zukofsky's usual UK publisher, with his Quentin Blake designed bookplate on the front pastedown. Maschler... Learn More
    £200

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  36. 131280
    First edition in English, first impression. The Quiet American was originally published in Sweden earlier the same year, translated directly from Greene's manuscript, as Den stillsamme amerikanen. Learn More
    £300

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  37. 131281
    First edition, first impression, of Sackville-West's uncommon second published work. The eight poems collected in this work were written during Sackville-West's time in Constantinople from late 1913 until the summer of 1914 with her newly wedded husband Harold Nicolson, who was posted there as a junior diplomat. Learn More
    £400

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  38. 131250
    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's first novel. Originally titled Melymbrosia, Woolf had "applied herself with 'tortuous intensity' to the work since 1907, and it was an 'excruciating effort' for her to accept that it was complete" (Licence, unpaginated). The resulting work, however, "was a literary debut... Learn More
    £2,000

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  39. 131279comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 74 of 500 copies signed by the author. May We Borrow Your Husband? is a collection of 12 short stories, two of which have been adapted into successful short films. Learn More
    £500

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  40. 130985
    The family copy of Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace, one of the most remarkable British mathematicians of the century and a pioneer of computer science, with the library stamp to the front pastedown of Ashley Combe, the summer retreat of Ada and her husband. Her mother Anne Isabella Noel, Lady Byron, had sought to keep her... Learn More
    £1,250

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  41. 130986
    Second edition. The family copy of Byron's daughter Ada Lovelace, one of the most remarkable British mathematicians of the century and a pioneer of computer science, with the library stamp to the front pastedown of Ashley Combe, the summer retreat of Ada and her husband. Her mother Anne Isabella Noel, Lady Byron, had sought... Learn More
    £1,750

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  42. 130435
    First edition, sole impression, of this scarce debut collection of poems by the father of the Brontë sisters, this copy in an unrestored contemporary binding and with the contemporary ownership inscription "Apley Castle", of the Charlton family in Shropshire. Bronte had, from 1809 to 1811, been an assistant curate at Wellington,... Learn More
    £1,500

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  43. 129947
    A handsome, well-illustrated set of Sloane's monumental biography of Napoleon, first serialized in the Century Magazine in 1894-6, and published in book-form in 1896. Sloane's investigation of Napoleon's youth in Corsica was the most detailed yet published, and sought to show that his childhood had a major impact on his... Learn More
    £950

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  44. 130411comp
    First edition, edition de luxe, number 117 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 130411

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  45. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.
    One of the variant issues of the Nichols-Smithers Editions, this styled the "illustrated 'Library Edition'" by Penzer (p.122), while the blocking to the tails of the spines identifies it as the Kamashastra Edition. An excellent example of this attractive and well-produced set. Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 113443

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  46. In Darkest Africa
    First edition, edition de luxe, number 199 of 250 copies signed by Stanley. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing, especially his account of the tortuous 450-mile passage through the dense... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 103759

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  47. 33651detail
    The Samara Edition, number 653 of 1,000 sets printed by the Burton Club, described by Penzer as "merely... a kind of nom de plume of a certain Boston publisher", who he does not name. He also mentions that this was one of at least eight editions - beginning with the "Mecca" of 1905 - that he calls the "Catch Word" editions.... Learn More
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  48. 130661
    First edition of this guide for publicans. A wide ranging handbook, Boyle's work covers duties and the storage of drink, offers recipes for various mixed drinks, gives a process called "The Doctor" to disguise the taste of drinks that have gone bad, narrates how to make wine from turnips, birch and cowslip, and warns young... Learn More
    £1,250

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  49. 124521
    First edition, first printing, of Irving 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... Learn More
    £600

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  50. 126220comp
    First edition, first printing, association copy, inscribed by the artist to photographer Nat Finkelstein on the half-title, "To Nat, love Andy Warhol". Finkelstein was the house photographer at The Factory from 1964-7, where he "created spontaneous portraits not only of Factory regulars like Edie Sedgwick and Gerald Malanga... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 126220

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  51. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.
    A letter from Burton sending out presentation copies of his most recent book following his sojourn in the American West. He asks his publishers to "oblige" him "by forwarding (for my expense) copies of The Lake Regions to the following directions and by letting me know what my bill for them to you is list of three names... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 77160

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  52. 82045
    First edition, first impression, of O'Brien's first book, an acknowledged modernist metafictional masterpiece. This examples is a rare uncorrected proof copy printed on proofing stock. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 82045

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  53. 127330detail
    The Thornton Edition. A very handsomely bound set of the Brontë's novels illustrated with photographs of places associated with the sisters. Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 127330

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  54. 126453
    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
    £750

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  55. 130704
    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's famous history, the second overall. Churchill's history of the two branches of the English-speaking nations - the British Empire and the United States - was begun during his "Wilderness Years" in the early 1930s, but not completed until... Learn More
    £500

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  56. 129930
    First edition, first printing. The American edition preceded the UK edition by a year. Learn More
    £225

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  57. 124275comp
    Eliot of course owed an eternal debt of gratitude to Pound - "il miglior fabbro" - for his editorial..."> First edition, first impression, a major association copy, presented by Eliot to Ezra Pound, with his affectionate inscription, "Ez from O. Possum, 6.iii.50" to the front free endpaper, dated three days before publication.
    Eliot of course owed an eternal debt of gratitude to Pound - "il miglior fabbro" - for his editorial... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 124275

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  58. 124333comp
    First edition, first printing, inscribed twice by the author on the front free endpaper: "Eileen from Ezra full benedictions S. Liz 1949", and with his subsequent inscription, "having been forgot returned and re returned repeat 'benedictions' June 58". A superb relic from the St Elizabeth years: the recipient was Eileen... Learn More
    £10,000

    Stock Code: 124333

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  59. 87959
    First Russian-language edition of Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population, first published in English in 1798, one of the most important and influential works in the history of economic thought. The translation was made by P. A. Bibikov, a historian, philosopher, and literary critic, who had already translated Smith's... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 87959

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  60. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    A handsomely bound and illustrated copy of Pickwick Papers which was first published in 1837. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 96905

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