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  1. 132546
    The definitive - and first posthumous - edition of Hume's collection of essays, first published in 1753 without his authorization, but thereafter continually revised by him for various editions over the next two decades; this edition, published the year following his death, contains his final revisions and additions, and... Learn More
    £975

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  2. 132549
    First edition, first impression. "Owing to wartime circumstances, some of the most important recent contributions to English monetary history have been overlooked or have become extremely scarce. The intention of the editors of this volume is to make these and certain other short studies more generally available. Six of... Learn More
    £75

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  3. 132453comp
    First edition, first impression, with an inscribed postcard loosely inserted, "with love & best Christmas wishes from Iris" with a manuscript drawing of a cat above the inscription, perhaps in reference to Mrs Tinckham, a cat-loving shopkeeper featured in the work. Under the Net was Murdoch's first novel and was hailed as... Learn More
    £750

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  4. 132485comp
    First edition, first impression. Elaborately inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "to Anthony & Tania love from Paddy LF 12-5-84", within a hand-drawn pictorial border derived from the front panel of the dust jacket. In the winter of 1933, at the age of 18, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 132485

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  5. 131804comp
    First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, the present example not numbered and the edition may never have been published, as the Hampshire Typothetae ceased operation in 1986 (see Five College Archives & Manuscript collection online, retrieved 13.03.19); in addition, it is clear from the presence of silk retaining bands... Learn More
    £1,500

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  6. 131539
    Two exceptionally rare autograph postcards signed from the French photographer and mixed-media artist Claude Cahun to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, one written from Paris, the other from Jersey in exile; in the first thanking him for a gift of flowers, and in the second reporting on her reclusive life in Jersey with her... Learn More
    £6,500

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  7. 132064
    True first edition of one of the foundation works in the field of political theory, with the winged head ornament on the title page. There are three editions with title-pages bearing 1651 imprints. The second, with a bear ornament, was printed outside England (probably at Amsterdam), and the third, with a triangular type... Learn More
    £27,500

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  8. 132489comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by Mary McCartney on the half-title of Colour, and inscribed by the poet John Cooper Clarke on the half-title of Monochrome: "Mazel Tov Dr. John Cooper Clarke X". The book gathers the photography of Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, splitting the work into her colour... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 132489

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  9. 132490comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by Mary McCartney on the half-title of Colour, and also by the poet John Cooper Clarke on the half-title of Monochrome. The book gathers the photography of Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney, splitting the work into her colour and black and white work. Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 132490

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  10. 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
    £2,250

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  11. 131267
    First edition, with a fine Bloomsbury Group provenance, presented by Lytton Strachey to Frances Marshall later Frances Partridge upon marriage, with a notation of the presentation in the latter's hand "Frances Marshall from Lytton 1931" in pencil on the front free endpaper. At the time of the presentation, Frances was... Learn More
    £4,250

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  12. 119552
    An attractively bound set of Smith's first book and the work that established his reputation as a philosopher both in London and on the continent, The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and of the first Thorold Rogers edition of his magnum opus, The Wealth of Nations, "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought"... Learn More
    £1,875

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  13. Stamboul Train.
    First edition, first impression, first issue. The character of a rather pompous and self regarding author appears in the central portion of this novel. He is named on pages 77, 78, 82, 98, and 131 as one "Q. C. Savory". J. B. Priestley who had read a review copy became convinced that Savory was based none too flatteringly... Learn More
    £6,000

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  14. 132536
    First edition, first printing, of Lorca's lament for his matador friend, gored to death in August 1934; well-known in literary circles, Mejías was memorialized by various Spanish writers, including Miguel Hernández and Rafael Alberti, but it is Lorca's tribute which has achieved the greatest fame. Learn More
    £1,250

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  15. 132540
    A most attractively bound set of Gibbon's great history, originally published between 1776 and 1788, a "masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style... remaining one of the ageless historical works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar" (Printing and the Mind of Man).... Learn More
    £1,250

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  16. 132500
    First edition of this uncommon pamphlet, published in the early months of the American War of Independence, and firmly asserting that the Americans "can no more stand against the strength of this country than light chaff against the impetuous whirlwind". "Let them then," he adds, "lay down their arms. Let them abandon their... Learn More
    £425

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  17. 132505
    One of two editions published in 1787, one under the present title, the other under Réflexions d'un citoyen..., without established priority. The work was Gosselin's contribution to one of the many philosophical essay contests held in 18th-century France. The book is scarce, with OCLC locating five copies of this edition.... Learn More
    £500

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  18. 132447comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Gerald Milward-Oliver, With lots of good wishes Roald Dahl, 1 Oct. 1980". Learn More
    £1,750

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  19. 132389comp
    First edition, first impression. A superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Ian Hamilton on the original front free endpaper "To Sir Ian Hamilton from Winston S. Churchill. 1 Jan 1906" (the day before publication). Ian Hamilton was, of course, the titular figure in Churchill's fifth book, Ian Hamilton's March,... Learn More
    £8,750

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  20. 132292detail
    First collected edition of Yeats's work, one of the 250 first issue sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the publisher's imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. As a production, this collected edition is regarded as a marvellous piece of... Learn More
    £3,000

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  21. 131838
    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's masterly account of the Second World War. The Chartwell Edition, incorporating Churchill's final revisions and adding illustrations, was produced upon the completion of the Second World War series, which Churchill had published in six volumes... Learn More
    £350

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  22. 130699comp
    Signed limited edition, number 224 of 245 copies on vélin d'Arches (a further 30 issued on japon), signed by both Aragon and Picasso, with five original numbered prints. In 1957 Picasso decorated a copy of Carmen, which was being sold for the benefit of the National Committee of Writers. The extra-illustrated copy was bought... Learn More
    £12,500

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  23. 118632
    First edition of the theologian and natural philosopher's most significant work and a critical text in the history of linguistics, among the earliest systematic proposals for a new universal language to replace Latin. "Calls for a universal language had increased as a result of the flourishing of vernacular literature and... Learn More
    £4,500

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  24. 122893
    First complete edition, following publication of some discourses in 1621. Pedro Fernandez Navarette (1564-1632) was chaplain to the Spanish royal family, and an officer of the Inquisition. "The miserable state of Spain had led the supreme council of Castile to submit to King Philip III a Great Report (Gran Consulta) on the... Learn More
    £6,000

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  25. 116816
    A choice letter between two of the leading American economists of the day, testimony to the emergence of an American school of economics that was explicitly conceived as an alternative to the orthodoxy of British classical economics.
    The letter was initiated through the recent publication of Carey's first book, Theory... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 116816

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    First edition in Turkish, the year following the English first edition: the first and only edition published in the Ottoman empire. Extremely uncommon, just four copies on OCLC, this timely Turkish translation of MacGahan's account of the 1873 fall of the Khivan khanate to the Russians under General Kaufman was made in the... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 103689

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  27. 132527comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. Going Solo continues Dahl's autobiography from his account of his childhood years in Boy, describing his travels in Africa and his experiences in the RAF. Learn More
    £750

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  28. 132528
    First edition in English, first impression, of this collection of Chekhov's short stories. Learn More
    £150

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  29. 132526
    First edition, first impression, of this posthumous collection of Orwell's essays, political, literary, and descriptive. Learn More
    £125

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  30. 132522comp
    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "Para Atilio con la amistad la Jorge Luis Borges". An excellent association copy: the recipient was Borges's friend, the Italian artist Attilio Rossi (1909-1994), who designed the covers of two of Borges's books. Borges wrote the introduction to a... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 132522

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  31. 132520
    First edition of this early Neruda work, scarce in such nice condition. From the library of the noted Argentinean writer, musicologist, and hispanist Daniel Devoto (1916-2001), with his and his wife Maria Beatriz del Valle-Inclán's stamp to the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £875

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  32. 132521comp
    First edition, first printing, the publisher's copy with their bookplate, signed by all three contributors (Borges, Casares, and Chello) on the title page. La Ciudad, both publisher and bookshop, was founded by Borges's friend Luis Alfonso in 1969. The bookshop was across the street from where Borges lived, and he frequently... Learn More
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  33. 132516
    First edition, first impression, of Yeats's occult work, one of only 450 copies, printed by his sister Elizabeth and published on All Hallow's Eve. Learn More
    £450

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  34. 132517
    First edition, first impression, one of 400 copies. Learn More
    £500

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  35. 132514
    First edition, first impression; one of 400 copies of this memoir of Yeats's first four years in London. Learn More
    £300

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  36. 132515
    First edition thus. This is one of 250 copies of this second selection by Yeats of the poems of Oliver Gogarty, likened by him in his opening poem, The Crab Tree, to "a tart crop" of wild apples. It was preceded by the 1926 private edition of 50 copies which did not include Yeats's preface. Learn More
    £175

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  37. 132513
    First edition, first printing, published posthumously in an edition of 2,000 copies, this bearing the earlier 25 October colophon, others dated November. Winner of the prestigious Strega Prize in 1959, Lampedusa's novel ranks as one of the finest of the 20th century. "It is a brilliant historical novel set in the Sicily... Learn More
    £1,500

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  38. 132509
    First US edition, first issue with textual errors. The Song of Hiawatha, Longfellow's epic poem of a Native American love story, is one of the most enduring productions of American Romanticism. The US edition was slightly preceded by the UK edition. Learn More
    £750

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  39. 132510
    First edition in English, first impression, of this collection of Chekhov's short stories. With the publisher's perforated "presentation copy" stamp to the title page. Though without mark of ownership, the book originally belonged to Edmund C. Yates - the son of Edmund H. Yates, editor of World magazine and a close friend... Learn More
    £475

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  40. 132508
    First Nonesuch India paper edition, in the scarce publisher's deluxe vellum binding, and the rare dust jacket. Geoffrey Keynes was a highly-respected Blake scholar, and the brother of the economist John Maynard Keynes. With the publisher's advertisement loosely inserted. Learn More
    £750

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  41. 132477
    First edition of Konstantin Balmont's translation of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, the most complete pre-revolutionary edition of Whitman's work in Russian. Whitman's work was translated into Russian surprisingly late; Turgenev had undertaken some translations in the 1860s, which remained unpublished, and proposed a full translation... Learn More
    £1,750

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  42. 132473comp
    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page, with the publisher's authenticating hologram to the verso of the half-title. The Casual Vacancy was Rowling's first novel for adults. Learn More
    £350

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  43. 132474comp
    First UK edition, first impression, the publisher's copy signed by Borges on the half-title and with Maschler's bookplate. Tom Maschler (b. 1933) was head of Jonathan Cape, and a highly influential figure in 20th-century literature: he had a particular genius for bringing world-class writers from abroad (such as Neruda,... Learn More
    £875

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  44. 132475
    An elaborate Art Noveau binding, almost certainly executed by the Belgian artist Henry van de Velde (1863-1957) or one of his followers, unsigned but in his style and conforming to other known examples of his bindings. From the 1890s onwards Velde was a strong proponent of Art Noveau bookbinding, a style which he pioneered.... Learn More
    £1,500

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  45. 132188
    First edition of a lengthy survey of the northern countries of Europe. The author acknowledges the assistance he received from various heads of state and dignitaries, not only through conversation, but from access to their libraries and public records.
    "Williams, deriding Voltiare for describing a country he had never... Learn More
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  46. 132455
    First edition, first printing, of this collection of Malaysian poetry, with the text printed in both the original language and the English translation. Uncommon, with OCLC locating 14 copies in institutions worldwide. Learn More
    £250

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  47. 125086
    First edition. "Medical duties rarely intruded on Atkinson's efforts to present a perceptive and sensitive description of Afghan landscapes, religious monuments, Greek antiquities, foods, weather &c. Divided between memoir and daily journal, he commented on the progress of the military campaign" (Riddick) A noted Persian... Learn More
    £625

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  48. 114537

    To Kill a Mockingbird.

    Philadelphia & New York: 1960

    Rare advance reading copy, reader's issue. The front wrapper advertises to the recipient: "We hope you will share our pleasure and sense of discover in this fine first novel about, and from, the South. To be published July 11, 1960. Truman Capote has written: 'Someone rare has written this very fine first novel, a writer... Learn More
    £7,000

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  49. Thirty-five Years in the Punjab, 1858-1893.
    First edition. "Reconstructed from letters to his mother and a personal diary, Elsmie fashioned a significant account of his administrative, judicial, and fiscal duties at numerous stations throughout the Punjab" (Riddick). An uncommon, and important account of the civilian administration of India by one of the last graduates... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 103534

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  50. The Cockatoos. Shorter Novels and Stories.
    First edition, first impression. This collection includes "A Woman's Hand", "The Full Belly", "The Night the Prowler", "Five-Twenty", "Sicilian Vespers", and "The Cockatoos". Learn More
    £35

    Stock Code: 85780

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  51. A Fringe of Leaves.
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £60

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  52. 132054comp
    Signed limited edition. Number 164 of 450 copies, signed by the author on the title page. The author's landmark second book, first published in 1951, was written while rationing was still in force. David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and in 1949 she began... Learn More
    £450

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  53. 27444
    £375

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  54. 130075
    Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, pp. 889-90). In 1829 Ricord (1788-1865) opened a seminary for young women in Geneva, New York, where she directed..."> First edition of "the first American philosophy and psychology textbook written by a woman and the first book-length academic work to explicitly address gender" (Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, pp. 889-90). In 1829 Ricord (1788-1865) opened a seminary for young women in Geneva, New York, where she directed... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 130075

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  55. 113612
    A one shilling subscription card, this being number 659, to fund the staging of the workmen's memorial to Shakespeare. The card was designed by George Cruikshank, and engraved by the Dalziel brothers. Hosted by the English actor and theatre manager Samuel Phelps (1804-1878), the memorial was an attempt for a great workingman's... Learn More
    £275

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  56. 129491
    First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. Kent's imagining of Melville's classic, first published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult... Learn More
    £1,500

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  57. 125728
    First edition, uncommon complete as here, of this charming set of instructive tales for children by the French bluestocking Alida de Savignac (1790-1847). Volume I comprises three stories, each bound separately: La Petite Malade imaginaire; Juliette à Rome, ou les histoires du temps passé; and Camille. Volume II is divided... Learn More
    £1,250

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    First edition of the Chamber of Secrets, eleventh impression of Philosopher's Stone, both inscribed by the author for Iain Dallas, at a signing when he was a nine-year old-boy. He had written various spellings of his name in pencil on the title page of Philosopher's Stone: "Iain / Eoin Dallas / Ian Dallas / Ean Dallas".... Learn More
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  59. 111372
    First Rockwell Kent trade edition, first printing. Kent's imagining of Melville's classic, first published the same year by the Lakeside Press of Chicago in a three-volume limited edition, has been hailed as a masterpiece of 20th-century book illustration and credited with reviving public interest in a sublime but difficult... Learn More
    £1,375

    Stock Code: 111372

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  60. 131900
    First edition, first impression, of the 20th adventure of the Famous Five. Learn More
    £125

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