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  1. 132184
    First edition, first impression, of Lewis's retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, a work first referred to in his diary in 1923, but not finished for a further three decades. Finally written in a "full flush of inspiration... it was certainly his most unexpected book, and his greatest tour de force; to many readers,... Learn More
    £500

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  2. 132281
    An exquisitely bound copy, and a fine example of Cedric Chivers's vellucent style, where the backing sheet of the binding is hand-painted before being covered in vellum which has been shaved to transparency, which is then tooled in gilt. This is in contrast to the previous great binder of painted vellum, Edwards of Halifax,... Learn More
    £2,750

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  3. 132394
    Second edition, one of 3000 copies, from the library of L. J. Rowell of Iowa City, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper verso.
    Principles of Economics is a classic and the first full exposition of Marshall's theoretical position. Keynes described its publication as inaugurating "the modern age of... Learn More
    £675

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  4. 130392
    An elaborate and remarkable feat of extra-illustration, combining over 100 inserted plates together with 14 autograph letters from the great and good of the Victorian era, including a letter from Queen Victoria herself, Princes Albert and Leopold, Lord Russell, and the author himself (who writes to declare his name pronounced... Learn More
    £1,500

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  5. 131196comp
    First edition in English, presentation copy from Sylvia Pankhurst, one of the translators, "Presented to Alberto Tamb? by Sylvia Pankhurst, 1940". The recipient has added their ownership inscription in pencil on the same page, "Property of Alberto Tamb?", and additionally annotated the work in pencil on a number of pages.... Learn More
    £1,350

    Stock Code: 131196

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  6. The Prussian Officer and Other Stories.
    First edition, first impression, in a stunning example of the rare dust jacket. Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 95594

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  7. 132468
    Finely made despatch-box commissioned by Margaret Thatcher from her favourite luxury brand Asprey. Finished in an entirely fitting Conservative dark blue, and almost certainly made by the government box makers Barrow, Hepburn & Gale Ltd., the box was, according to her family, one of three that the ex-PM ordered, no doubt... Learn More
    £25,000

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  8. 132452

    Sir Orfeo.

    Cambridge [MA]: 1909

    First modern-English edition of the Middle English narrative poem, composed around the late-13th/early-14th century and detailing the quest of an English King to recapture his wife from a fairy king. The poem is a significant blend of classical myth and medieval English literature. This rendition was undertaken by Edward... Learn More
    £200

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  9. 132457
    First English-language edition, first impression. One of the great classics of Russian literature, upon first publication in 1858 Oblomov established the eponymous hero as a stock character in Russian fiction. This translation is abridged, and the book was not published in English in its complete form until the Hogarth Press... Learn More
    £300

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  10. 132445
    First edition, first impression, in the preferred red dust jacket. Copies of the first impression were issued either in green or dark red dust jackets. To judge from surviving examples, this was done in proportions of about two green to one red and consequently the red is scarcer, but there is no priority between them. Learn More
    £7,500

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  11. 132446
    A particularly striking edition of Shakespeare, reproducing the text and orthography of the first folio, lavishly bound and illustrated. This is the special issue bound in morocco with the illustrations on mounted India paper, and was priced at a substantial five guineas a volume. An issue in cloth without the India-paper... Learn More
    £875

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  12. 132435
    First edition of Popper's third book, an extensive attack on historicism, "the doctrine that there are general laws of historical development that render the course of history inevitable and predictable... In The Poverty of Historicism, historicism is formally refuted and attributed to two oppositely mistaken views about... Learn More
    £350

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  13. 132444
    First English edition, first issue, of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, here named Poems, which "gave Whitman his first British readership" (ODNB). Whitman made several revisions to the poems for this edition, and unusually allowed his work to be edited. However, the editor William Michael Rossetti felt that much of Whitman's... Learn More
    £875

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  14. 132430
    First edition, first printing of Neumann's unfinished book, begun shortly before his death and published posthumously. The text, intended for the Silliman lectures at Yale, discusses the analogies and differences between the human brain and a computer. Learn More
    £500

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  15. 132432
    First American edition, first printing, published a few months after the edition published in Paris by Hermann et Cie. in printed wrappers. This book by the American mathematician and philosopher Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) saw the first public introduction of the term "cybernetics". Conceived narrowly, cybernetics is the... Learn More
    £650

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  16. 132434
    First edition, first printing, of Yamey's study of Resale Price Maintenance, examining the conditions before it was introduced, its current effects, and the potential consequences if it was abolished. Learn More
    £90

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  17. 132405
    A handsome set of Austen's novels, reproducing the late 19th-century illustrations of Charles E. Brock. Learn More
    £875

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  18. 132423
    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Oscar Wilde's third comedy, An Ideal Husband premiered at the Haymarket on 3 January 1895, before Wilde's trial, but was not published until after his release from prison. Learn More
    £1,250

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  19. 132403
    First edition. Burton, a master fencer, intended The Book of the Sword to be the first part of a comprehensive three-volume work on the sword, but he suffered a heart attack shortly after publication, and parts II and III, which are referenced throughout the book, remained incomplete at the time of his death in 1890 and... Learn More
    £1,875

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  20. 132398
    First US edition, first printing, of the ninth instalment in Lang's Fairy Books series, gathering exotic tales from North America, Brazil, Australia, Africa, Persia, India, Lapland and the Pacific Islands. The book was published in the UK in the same year. Learn More
    £350

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  21. 132400
    A handsomely bound copy of the two Alice books, reproducing the original illustrations from the first editions of 1865 and 1871. Learn More
    £450

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  22. 132401
    A handsomely bound copy of Shakespeare's collected plays and poetry. Learn More
    £300

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  23. 132395
    First US edition, first printing, of the tenth of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, gathering folk stories from Africa to Jutland. "The series became a landmark in the presentation of traditional tales, for it introduced children to selections of old and new tales of every kind, known and unknown, and from many different sources,... Learn More
    £375

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  24. 132397
    First UK edition in book-form. The UK edition was preceded by the US edition, released the previous month. The work was originally serialized in Pearson's Magazine between 1896 and 1897. Written while the newlywed Kipling was living in Vermont, Captains Courageous is Kipling's only novel set entirely in America. Learn More
    £300

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    First edition, first impression, first issue without textual corrections. Ian Hamilton's March is a sequel to London to Ladysmith, and completes Churchill's coverage of the Boer War. It describes the liberation of the Boer prison camp where Churchill had been held captive, and the march of Ian Hamilton's mounted division... Learn More
    £600

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  26. 132392
    First US edition, first printing, of the eleventh and penultimate of Lang's "Fairy Books". This work contains 29 fairy tales such as "The Green Knight", "The Satin Surgeon", and "The Silent Princess". The UK edition was published the same year. Learn More
    £450

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  27. 132288comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 150 of 215 copies signed by George Martin. Abbey Road is a major photographic celebration of the eponymous recording studio; along with this limited edition signed by the "Fifth Beatle", an unsigned trade issue was also released. Learn More
    £850

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  28. 132295
    A handsomely bound set of Shelley's poetry. The text is the edition of Buxton Forman (first published 1876-1877), who, despite being a notorious bibliographical forger, nevertheless "produced impressive editions of Shelley and Keats... by channelling a general enthusiasm into a minute study of textual details, for which... Learn More
    £275

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  29. 132340
    A handsome Cosway-style binding. These elaborate bindings, named after the famous Regency miniaturist Richard Cosway, were a style initially executed by Riviere & Son for Henry Sotheran booksellers, with miniatures by Caroline Billin Curry mounted under glass on the cover. The exquisite bindings were soon imitated by many... Learn More
    £5,000

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  30. 131997
    First edition, first impression, of this collection of verse and stories featuring Christopher Robin. Learn More
    £1,375

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  31. 132025
    A handsomely bound pair of the miniature editions which were first published in this format in 1907. Learn More
    £1,500

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  32. 122927
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

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  33. 126904
    First edition of this work by Malachy Postlethwayt (1707-1767), writer and government publicist under Robert Walpole's administration, from 1743-46 a member of the Royal Africa Company, and compiler of the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Postlethwayt here proposes a method of financing the ongoing Seven Years... Learn More
    £1,250

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  34. 128960
    A particularly attractive library reference set, unusually presented in the attractive original wooden stand. Learn More
    £1,500

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  35. 125468
    First edition, first printing, of this uncommon, and uncommonly frank, work advising women on how to "make Life pay on her own terms" (publisher's preface) - particularly in relation to choosing a husband, but also with advice on how to pursue and achieve the 'perfect' career, home, and financial state. Published by the... Learn More
    £850

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  36. 120664detail
    A remarkable survival, the original manuscript notes for Orwell's lecture on "Culture and Democracy", the lecture which was published, much to Orwell's disgust, with unauthorized alterations in the volume Victory or Vested Interest (1942). Orwell's lectures were not usually recordedBernard Crick describes the published version... Learn More
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  37. 132345comp
    First edition, first printing, signed limited issue, number 100 of 450 copies signed by the author and specially bound. Learn More
    £1,250

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  38. 132359
    First UK edition of this translation, first impression; originally published in the US in the same year. In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Einstein visited Princeton... Learn More
    £400

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    First editions, first printings, all signed by the author on the title page. These five books make up, to date (with two forthcoming), the complete Game of Thrones saga, the basis for the acclaimed HBO series. With tickets for a book signing by Martin loosely inserted in the second volume. Learn More
    £3,000

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  40. 132344
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,500

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  41. 132332
    First edition, first impression, of one of the author's most wide-ranging and popular works, gathering together his articles and lectures to chart the growth of scientific understanding, and its influence on history. "The essays and lectures of which this book composed are variations upon one very simple theme - the thesis... Learn More
    £200

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  42. 132342
    First UK editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, in a very handsome binding. Churchill's account was the single most important historical interpretation of the Second World War, and a major factor in Churchill being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman... Learn More
    £3,500

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    Original offprint of Husserl's last great work, inscribed by him to his student and co-worker, Ludwig Landgrebe, whose printed carte de visite is loosely inserted.
    "Edmund Husserl is undoubtedly one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. This is true not only because of the profundity, breadth, and rigor... Learn More
    £7,500

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  44. 131952
    First edition of Husserl's first book, the initial volume of his Philosophie der Arithmetik. Husserl (18591938) began his career as a mathematician, and it was in search of complete clarity respecting fundamental mathematical concepts that, with the encouragement of Franz Brentano, to whom this work is dedicated, he turned... Learn More
    £3,750

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  45. 129637
    First edition of Young's second book, following The Farmer's Letters to the People of England (also 1768). "Arthur Young, like Jethro Tull, was a great agricultural reformer whose influence reached far beyond his own country. England, however, with its increased acreage of cultivated land resulting from the enclosure system,... Learn More
    £550

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  46. 131142
    First edition of the first great feminist treatise. Mary Wollstonecraft (17591797) argued in her groundbreaking manifesto that the rights of man and of woman were one and the same thing. Her demand for "justice for one-half of the human race" was too revolutionary for her time, but she found a following among radicals and... Learn More
    £18,500

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  47. 129326
    Second edition, corrected and enlarged, following initial publication in 1691 under the title The Political Anatomy of Ireland. "Petty wrote his Political Anatomy of Ireland about 1671 after his second long stay in the country. It provides a wide survey of Irish institutions and government with much statistical evidence...... Learn More
    £1,250

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  48. 129354
    First edition, first printing, of Kafka's incomplete first novel, written between 1911 and 1914 and published posthumously three years after the author's death. The first chapter had been published in 1913 under the title The Stoker, but Kafka abandoned the novel shortly thereafter. It was translated into English in 1938.... Learn More
    £950

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  49. 129234
    A complete set of the most popular suffragette card game, Panko, charmingly illustrated by Punch cartoonist Edward Tennyson Reed. The pack is split into two halves, with the illustrations for the four Suffragist suits heightened with purple and green colouring, depicting iconic suffragettes bearing the Votes for Women scroll... Learn More
    £1,500

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  50. 129302comp
    Having served as Sweden's envoy to the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, and Switzerland..."> Later edition in book form, presentation copy to the Swedish diplomat and Francophile Count Albert Ehrensvärd, inscribed by Bergson on the half-title, "à Monsieur le Comte Albert Ehrensvärd en dévoué hommage H. Bergson".
    Having served as Sweden's envoy to the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, and Switzerland... Learn More
    £675

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  51. 127763
    First edition of this important paper (pp. 151185), in which Jenkin (18331885) "analysed fully the determination of market price using diagrams to present the supply and demand functions in the form of intersecting curves. Jenkin specifically noted that in the long run cost of production chiefly determines the price of manufactured... Learn More
    £875

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  52. 129171
    First UK edition, first impression, first published in the US the previous year. Burnham's book caused some consternation when first published in England as, originally writing in 1940, Burnham took a German victory more or less for granted. George Orwell reviewed the book critically at length in an essay originally printed... Learn More
    £150

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  53. 127431
    First editions, from the year of the Revolution, bound in an excellent contemporary French royalist binding emblazoned with Bourbon insignia. Both works are publications of contributions to the questions posited by the Chalons-sur-Marne academy. The first work is Clicquot de Blervache's analysis of France's social problems... Learn More
    £1,500

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  54. 126253
    First edition of one of Marcet's popular educational stories, this focussed on house-building and mining. Marcet (1769-1858) was one of the earliest authors of popular scientific books. Her most successful work was Conversations on Political Economy (1816) which ran to many editions and exerted considerable influence on... Learn More
    £825

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  55. 127328
    First edition in English, revised and edited by Thomas Jefferson. The French text was first published in 1815 as the fourth volume of Tracy's Traité d'Idéologie (the first separate edition in French was in 1823). The French philosopher Antoine Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836), renowned for coining the word "ideology" in 1796,... Learn More
    £1,500

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  56. 124216
    First edition. Richard Kirwan (1733-1812) was an Irish chemist and mineralogist who turned to philosophical writing in the latter years of his life. His writings included a lengthy critique of Hume's philosophy in 1801 and a staunch defence of Berkeley's immaterialism in 1811. Partly written to counter the popularity of... Learn More
    £500

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