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  1. Propaganda.
    BERNAYS, Edward L. Propaganda.

    New York : 1928

    First edition, first printing, of this seminal early study of the "benign" uses of propaganda and its place as an essential tool of democracy by Freud's nephew, "the father of public relations".

    Noam Chomsky argues that Propaganda is "the main manual of the public relations industry. Bernays is kind of the guru. He was an authentic Roosevelt/Kennedy... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143470

  2. Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore.
    DISNEY, Walt. Tigger from Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore.

    Burbank : 1983

    An original celluloid painting used in the Walt Disney production of Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore. With the printed Walt Disney Certified stamp lower left. This was a short film based on two chapters from the books Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner originally released in March 1983. Learn More

    Stock Code: 141127

  3. Swingers Guide to San Francisco.
    CRANDALL, Chuck. Swingers Guide to San Francisco.

    San Francisco : 1970

    First edition, a guide which promises more than it delivers, listing bars, restaurants, and night clubs, but without a brothel or bath house in sight. It does nonetheless give advice on the clientele - both men and women - which particular establishments attract, and advises on food, particular waiters to ask for, and prices. As an overview of the San... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143985

  4. A Tiger by the Tail.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von. A Tiger by the Tail.

    London : 1972

    First edition, first impression, of a selection of excerpts of writings by Friedrich Hayek (1899-1992) on Keynesianism, edited by economist Professor Sudha Shenoy (1943-2008). A previously unpublished essay by Hayek, "The Outlook for the 1970s: open or Repressed Inflation", is included in this collection, published on behalf of the Institute of Economic... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143986

  5. 144003
    THAMES. Rivers of Great Britain. The Thames, from Source to Sea.

    London : 1891

    First edition of this attractive, richly illustrated survey of the Thames. Learn More

    Stock Code: 144003

  6. 144010
    BENNETT, Charles H. Shadows.

    London : [1856?]

    First edition, by the pioneering Victorian comic illustrator Charles H. Bennett, part of his Shadows series, depicting people in innocuous activities casting humorous shadows behind them. Learn More

    Stock Code: 144010

  7. 144016
    CRUIKSHANK, George (illus.); MAYHEW, Henry. 1851: Or, the Adventures of Mr. and Mrs. Sandboys and Family.

    London : 1851

    First edition in book form, a humorous satire on a country family visiting the 1851 Great Exhibition. Learn More

    Stock Code: 144016

  8. Les Années vingt.
    BEACH, Sylvia. Les Années vingt.

    Paris : 1959

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by Sylvia Beach on the front free endpaper, "Souvenir of Playboy for Mrs Cummins, from Sylvia Beach". The book was created as a companion to an exhibition held between 11 March and 25 April 1959 on the "Lost Generation" of expatriate American writers and artists who gathered at Sylvia Beach's... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144023

  9. Moncrif's Cats.
    MONCRIF, Francois-Augustin Paradis de. Moncrif's Cats.

    London : 1961

    First edition; number 8 of 100 copies specially bound by E. W. Hiscox. Moncrif (1687-1770) was a French writer, courtier, and academician now best known for his Histoire des Chats, first published in 1727. In letter form, Moncrif discusses the role of cats throughout history and his work can be read both as a satire of pedantic academic writing and... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144025

  10. The Bottom of the Harbor.
    MITCHELL, Joseph. The Bottom of the Harbor.

    New York : 1991

    Signed limited edition, number 103 of 250 copies signed by the author. The book collects Mitchell's short stories, which previously appeared in The New Yorker, all relating to the waterfront of New York City; it is illustrated with five photogravures after Berenice Abbott. Learn More

    Stock Code: 144027

  11. Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik,
    KANT, Immanuel. Prolegomena zu einer jeden künftigen Metaphysik,

    Riga : 1783

    First edition, second issue, the same year as the first, with the angel vignette headpiece on p. 3, and the staff-and-vine tailpiece on p. 222. Kant wrote his Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics as a clarification of the Critique of Pure Reason, which he believed to had been widely misunderstood on publication two years previously. It became one of... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143861

  12. 143865
    BAEDEKER, Karl. Russland.

    Leipzig : 1912

    Seventh edition of Baedeker's Russia, also covering Poland, Finland, the Caucasus, modern-day Uzbekistan, as well as Tehran and Peking as stated in the title; the first edition, published in 1883, covered western and central Russia only. Text in German. An attractive copy in the rare dust jacket. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143865

  13. The Means to Prosperity.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. The Means to Prosperity.

    London : 1933

    First complete edition, first impression. The Means to Prosperity originally appeared as four articles in The Times between 13 March and 16 March 1933. Keynes wrote these articles, which are here presented in an expanded form, as a result of the decision in 1932 to hold a full-scale international economic conference in London. In these articles we "begin... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143869

  14. Lyra Heroica.
    HENRY, Prince, first duke of Gloucester - HENLEY, William Ernest. Lyra Heroica.

    London : 1907

    A handsome copy, from the library of Prince Henry, duke of Gloucester (1900-1974), with a gift inscription to binder's blank "H.R.H. Prince Henry, from his godfather, F.M. Lord Roberts, with warmest wish for many happy returns of the day, and that every possible happiness may be his in years to come. 30th March 1913".

    The year of the inscription,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143884

  15. La Guirlande des Dunes.
    LAPORTE, Georges (illus.); VERHAEREN, Émile. La Guirlande des Dunes.

    Paris : 1966

    Signed limited edition, signed by Lanoux and Laporte as issued, one of 25 copies on Rives paper containing a suite of 15 lithographs on japon signed by Laporte, numbered 16 to 40 of which this is number 16. This copy includes two original drawings at the front, not called for by the limitation, instead called for in the first 15 copies only. The total... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143927

  16. The Principles of Free Trade,
    KELLY, D. D. The Principles of Free Trade,

    East Boston : 1886

    First edition, promoting free trade doctrine to the Boston working man, opposing the tariffs which the author calls "lawful plunder of the few against the many", the tool of "monopolists who ask the millions to contribute to their already too much ill-gotten gains" (author's preface). The pamplhet presents speeches, letters, and articles by various... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143948

  17. A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet:
    DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste. A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet:

    London : 1738-41

    Second and most complete English edition of Du Halde's encyclopaedic survey, "the first definitive European work on the Chinese empire" (Hill) and a cornerstone of any collection of books on China. It was first published in French in 1735; the first English edition published the following year contained just 19 plates and 4 maps.

    Du Halde (1674-1743)... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143967

  18. Real Life in London;
    EGAN, Pierce; imitation by "An Amateur". Real Life in London;

    London : 1824-1823

    First edition, later issues (1824 and 1823 on title pages respectively, the earliest issues with 1821-22). "An imitation of Egan's Life in London. Though not the equal of the latter, it has considerable merit, serves as a foil to its illustrious contemporary and is an interesting and useful guide to the social history of the period" (Tooley). Learn More

    Stock Code: 143970

  19. Index (Book).
    WARHOL, Andy. Index (Book).

    New York : 1967

    First edition, first printing. The book includes images from the Factory of Andy Warhol, Edie Sedgewick, Gerard Malanga, Ondine, Paul Morrisey, Nico and the Velvet Underground amongst others, together with Warhol's works of art. Warhol's first publication to use photography and text after his earlier series of privately printed illustrated books. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143972

  20. Thirty-eight Years in India.
    TAYLER, William. Thirty-eight Years in India.

    London : 1881-2

    First and only edition, uncommon: Library Hub records just 6 locations, and a copy of volume I only at V & A. Entertaining, and revealing personal memoir of the life of a prominent and controversial Indian civil servant, profusely illustrated from his lively sketches, and with a number of his well-executed portraits of his contemporaries. Tayler (1808-1892),... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143823

  21. By Heart.
    HUGHES, Ted (ed.) By Heart.

    London : 1997

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Ted Hughes to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the half-title: "For Olwyn with love from Ted Xmas 1997". With a manuscript correction by Hughes on page xiv, of "Welsh system" to "Welsh poetry", as is known in other copies inscribed by Hughes. Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143825

  22. Terribly Intimate Portraits.
    COWARD, Noël. Terribly Intimate Portraits.

    New York : 1922

    First edition, first printing, in an exceptional example of the very scarce jacket, and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Noël Coward 1928" and again "for Dennis Wheatley", with Wheatley's bookplate to pastedown. The present book, a collection of sketches satirising archetypes of the English upper classes, is one of Coward's earliest... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143826

  23. 143827
    HARPER, Henry Howard. The Psychology of Speculation.

    Boston : 1926

    First edition, sole printing, presentation copy, from the author to "Mr. Strauss", of this pre-Crash character study of stock brokers and speculators. In the accompanying letter Harper writes, "It has afforded me a pleasant diversion to write this book for complimentary distribution among my friends and fellow-booklovers, and I trust you may not find... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143827

  24. The Theory of Committees and Elections.
    BLACK, Duncan. The Theory of Committees and Elections.

    Cambridge : 1958

    First edition, first impression. "Because many of the basic ideas in his 1958 classic, The Theory of Committees and Elections, appear so 'obvious' in retrospect that it is hard to believe that they have not always been part of the stock of general human knowledge, and because this work understates by its silence the magnitude of Black's originality,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143830

  25. Mr. Churchill on the Peers.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Mr. Churchill on the Peers.

    London : 1910

    First edition, single-sheet leaflet, reproducing the text of a letter addressed to Sir George Ritchie "first published in the Morning Leader, The Times, and the Manchester Guardian among other dailies" (Cohen). One of Churchill's contributions to the debate over the Parliament Bill; "Was ever inequality more scandalous? Was ever injustice more glaring?... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143833

  26. The Vampire Economy:
    REIMANN, Günter. The Vampire Economy:

    New York : 1939

    First edition, first printing, of this scathing critique of the economic incompetence of the Third Reich. Reimann (1904-2005) "was a pioneer of global financial analysis and founder of the prestigious newsletter International Reports On Finance And Currency, which provided an independent voice in the field after the Second World War" (The Guardian obituary).... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143844

  27. Studies in Tape Reading.
    WYCKOFF, Richard D. Studies in Tape Reading.

    New York : 1924

    Third edition, rare: just five copies in libraries worldwide, all in the US, the first (1910) and second (1919) editions likewise far from common, especially in commerce. Wyckoff's landmark treatise advanced "a method of profiting from the stock market using technical analysis and relative price strength that has stood the test of over eighty years... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143846

  28. Wirtschaft Wissenschaft und Politik.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Wirtschaft Wissenschaft und Politik.

    Freiburg im Breisgau : 1963

    First edition, a presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the fly-title in his distinctive diminutive hand: "Mit den besten Empfehlungen des Verfassers" (with the author's best regards). From the library of the Dr. J. J. Meltzer, inscribed in pencil on the fly-title and with some pencilled marginalia. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143847

  29. 143809
    BIDERMANAS, Izis. Paris des poètes.

    [Paris] : 1977

    First edition, first printing. Izis's superb photographs are accompanied by poems by 24 writers, including Louis Aragon, Lawrence Durrell, Eugène Ionesco, Jacques Prévert, Claude Roy, and Michel Tournier. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143809

  30. Le Papier-Monnaie.
    SUBERCASEAUX, Guillermo. Le Papier-Monnaie.

    Paris : 1920

    First French edition, first impression. "In 1912 Guillermo Subercaseaux (1872-1959), a professor of economics at the University of Chile, published El Papel Moneda, translated into French in 1920 as Le Papier-Monnaie. Subercaseaux's book was reviewed in North-American and European economic journals, and was regarded by Knut Wicksell and other influential... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143810

  31. 143812
    ORWELL, George. The Lion and the Unicorn.

    London : 1941

    First edition, first impression, in particularly nice condition. Contains the essays England Your England, Shopkeepers at War, and The English Revolution. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143812

  32. 143817
    ORWELL, George. The Orwell Reader.

    New York : 1956

    First edition, first printing. A beautiful copy of a collection of Orwell's writings, this edition was never published in the UK. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143817

  33. Indian Commerce and Russian Intrigue. The Present and Future Prospects of our Indian Empire.
    WESTMACOTT, George Edward. Indian Commerce and Russian Intrigue. The Present and Future Prospects of our Indian Empire.

    London : 1838

    First and only edition. Uncommon, 7 locations only on Copac, OCLC adds 2 more. Westmacott (1807-41) arrived in Bengal in 1823 as ensign, and was promoted captain in the 37th N.I. in 1833, the following year being made the junior assistant to the agent of the Governor general, North-east Frontier. A scholarly soldier, while in Assam he contributed a... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143818

  34. 143819
    FLEMING, Ian. Thrilling Cities.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression. Originally published as two series of articles for the Sunday Times, first from 24 January to 28 February 1960 and then from 31 July to 4 September 1960, Thrilling Cities was the product of a five-week, all-expenses-paid trip to visit the world's most exciting cities. Travelling to 13 cities, from Hong Kong to Monte... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143819

  35. Individualism: true and false.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Individualism: true and false.

    Dublin : 1946

    First edition of Hayek's important lecture on freedom and the individual: "In a pamphlet on Individualism: True and False (1946) he contrasted a voluntaristic, spontaneous, undesigned order of freedom of the individual with a rationalistically designed and constructed system. 'True' was the undesigned individualism described and esteemed by Hume, Smith,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143821

  36. Oeuvres.
    LAW, John. Oeuvres.

    Paris : 1790

    First collected edition of the works of the French finance minister John Law, whose financial schemes led to a bubble and economic collapse during regency France, edited by Gabriel-Étienne de Sénovert, "who made a point of highlighting its current relevance. 'Credit', he wrote at the beginning of his lengthy introduction to the edition, citing Sir... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143822

  37. 143798
    MACNIEL, Stanley. Zodiac Cocktails.

    Radio City, NY : 1940

    First edition, first printing. An attractively presented and wackily conceived collection of cocktails based around the signs of the Zodiac. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143798

  38. 143800
    CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Face of Asia.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, first printing, published simultaneously in Canada and preceding the French and UK editions. Cartier-Bresson's stunning photographs were taken over a period of twenty years, capturing daily life as well as historical upheavals, such as Gandhi's death or the transition of China into The People's Republic. Countries covered are Turkey,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143800

  39. 143802
    LE CARRÉ, John. The Le Carré Omnibus:

    London : 1964

    First omnibus edition, first impression. The omnibus brings together Le Carré's first two novels, both difficult to obtain in their first editions. Gollancz published the omnibus to capitalize on the great success of Le Carré's third novel, The Spy Who Came in From the Cold. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143802

  40. Tender is the Night.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Tender is the Night.

    Vermont : 1982

    Signed limited edition, featuring Fred Meyer's art deco style illustrations. Number 642 of 2,000 copies signed by the artist. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143804

  41. 143805
    FUKASE, Masahisa. The Solitude of Ravens.

    San Francisco : 1991

    First English edition, first printing. Fukase's masterpiece and by any standards one of the greatest modern photobooks of all. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143805

  42. Marvelous New York:
    ST. THOMAS, Jean. Marvelous New York:

    Philadelphia : 1937

    First edition, first printing, of this photobook on New York, with terrific photographs of 1930s New York with a particular focus on Manhattan and its emblematic architecture. Scarce in this condition. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143807

  43. 143787
    ROSS, Alan. The Derelict Day.

    London : 1947

    First edition, first impression of the author's first collection of poetry. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143787

  44. The Essence of Hayek.
    HAYEK, F. A. The Essence of Hayek.

    Stanford : 1984

    First edition, first printing of the book, "Presented by the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace to members of the Mont Pelerin Society to commemorate the eighty-fifth birthday of Honorary Fellow Friedrich August von Hayek. Cambridge, England, September 1984". From the library (though without ownership inscription) of fellow Mon Pelerin... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143788

  45. Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix'em.
    ARTHUR, Stanley Clisby. Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix'em.

    New Orleans : 1944

    First edition, sixth printing of this book of cocktail recipes and their histories, written "with a desire to acquaint the worldor that part of the world that may be interestedwith the art of mixing a drink as it is done in New Orleans, the author of this book has cajoled from old and new experts the recipes handed down through succeeding generations... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143789

  46. Capitalism and the Historians.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von (ed.) Capitalism and the Historians.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression. Hayek both edited and contributed an introduction to this work, which seeks to outline the reasons for historians' critical treatment of the capitalist system. The contributors were T. S. Ashton, L. M. Hacker, W. H. Hutt, and B. de Jouvenel. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143790

  47. 143792
    WILSON, Colin. A Book of Booze.

    London : 1974

    First edition, first impression. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143792

  48. 143793
    LE CARRÉ, John (contrib.) The Bell House Book.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression. A collection of short pieces by 29 authors represented by the Bell House literary agency, including "George Smiley Goes Home" by John le Carré - its first appearance in print - as well as works by David Niven, Edmund Hillary, E.Nesbit, Enid Blyton, and Elizabeth Craig. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143793

  49. 143784
    WINE & BEER. The Innkeeper and Public Brewer.

    London : [c.1855]

    First edition of this comprehensive business guide for innkeepers and other liquor sellers. It features information on how to make various forms of alcohol, tips on purchasing them, how to adjust and compute the proof of liquor, how to obtain a liquor license and other important skills for running an inn. There is a notable section devoted to early... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143784

  50. 143785
    THENON, Georges-Gabriel, as RIP. Cocktails de Paris.

    Paris : 1929

    First edition, first impression. A collection of cocktail recipes intertwined with lovely deco illustrations by the famed poster artist Paul Colin. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143785

  51. 143786
    COCKTAILS. Giggle Water.

    New York : 1928

    First edition, first printing. This prohibition era cocktail book contains 290 recipes, including those for homemade brandies, cordials, gins and wines. Pasted in at the front is a handy cocktail chart showing what ingredients, in what quantities, are needed for some popular cocktails, including General Mortgage and Old Tom Thumb. An uncommon book with... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143786

  52. Flappers and Philosophers.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Flappers and Philosophers.

    New York : 1920

    First edition, first printing. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143647

  53. 143648
    DICKENS, Charles. Bleak House.

    London : 1853

    First edition, bound from the original parts as issued between March 1852 and September 1853. "The satire of Bleak House focuses on the obfuscations and delays of the court of chancery which result in widespread human misery and suffering, but the novel's complicated plot and centripetal organization bring into the picture a great cross-section of contemporary... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143648

  54. Following the Equator.
    TWAIN, Mark. Following the Equator.

    Hartford, Connecticut : 1897

    First edition, first issue. This copy with the favoured single Hartford imprint, and the signature mark 11 at p. 161. Having invested heavily in revolutionary but flawed typesetting machinery, by 1894 Twain was practically bankrupt. His solution was to undertake a tour of the British Empire, ensuring an enthusiastic audience for his lectures in every... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143723

  55. An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, in Consequence of some later Discussions in Parliament, Relative to the Reflections on the French Revolution.
    BURKE, Edmund. An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs, in Consequence of some later Discussions in Parliament, Relative to the Reflections on the French Revolution.

    London : 1791

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title in a secretarial hand to Thomas Costello (1744-1831), bishop of Clonfert: "The Bishop of Clonfert From the Author".

    Burke published his appeal following his public split from Charles James Fox and his faction; "Burke's separation from his party is frequently portrayed as a personal... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143745

  56. Kalendergeschichten.
    BRECHT, Bertolt. Kalendergeschichten.

    Berlin : 1949

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Brecht's wife Helene Weigel on the front free endpaper, "Dear Mr. Clark, many thanks, Helene Weigel". Tipped-in to the front pastedown is a postcard also inscribed by Weigel to Clark, "Dear Mr. Clark, please accept these as a small token of thanks and friendship for your help during our stay in London. With... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143767

  57. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.
    KANT, Immanuel. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.

    Königsberg : 1798

    First edition, first issue. "In the winter semester of 1772-3 Kant first offered a lecture course on anthropology, a course he repeated every winter semester for the next twenty-three years. While Kant was not the first German academic to lecture under this title, he made clear from the first lectures that his course would consider the topic in quite... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143769

  58. 143771
    HAMMOND, Percy, & George Wharton. Poker, Smoke and Other Things.

    Chicago : 1907

    First edition, first printing of this book, an uncommon cocktail and recipe book on what should be served during a game of poker. The history and rules of poker are also briefly outlined. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143771

  59. 143783
    ARDIZZONE, Edward (illus.); FORDHAM, Hallam (ed.) Hey Nonny Yes.

    London : 1947

    First edition, first impression. An illustrated pocket anthology of "charming, rude, or delightfully odd" phrases and expressions from the Bard's plays. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143783

  60. The Break-Up of China.
    BERESFORD, Charles. The Break-Up of China.

    London : 1899

    First edition. Lord Beresford (1846-1919), a naval officer and MP, was sent by the Associated Chambers of Commerce on an investigative mission to China in 1898-9. The Break-Up of China is the resulting report, analysing the state of trade in China and advocating 'British reassertion of the "open door", and Chinese reforms, and warning against the Russian... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143576

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