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  1. 133661
    A Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson, signed "Denis and Margaret" in their respective hands. The photograph on the card shows Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of... Learn More
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  2. 133659
    The Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson in 1985, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary, until the latter's death in 2018;... Learn More
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  3. 133632detail
    Second Baskerville edition (first published the previous year), this the preferred of two impressions, with the lozenge-and-star border framing each page. John Baskerville (1706-1775) was the most significant English typographer of the 18th century, and the typeface that carries his name remains widely in use today. Baskerville... Learn More
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  4. 133654
    The Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson in 1987, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary, until the latter's death in 2018;... Learn More
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    Poems.

    London: 1930

    Poems was printed in a run of 1,000 copies. In addition to his poetry, this work contains the play "Paid on Both Sides: A Charade", which is dedicated to Cecil Day-Lewis and was written..."> First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page, "Wystan Hugh Auden", his printed name struck through. Poems was printed in a run of 1,000 copies. In addition to his poetry, this work contains the play "Paid on Both Sides: A Charade", which is dedicated to Cecil Day-Lewis and was written... Learn More
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  6. 132861detail
    First edition of this work on the diseases incidental to seamen, a considerably expanded edition of author's thesis published at Leiden in 1762. Louis Rouppe (1729-1780) travelled much in the West-Indies as a naval physician aboard the Princess Carolina vessel for the Dutch West Indische Companie. This work, published in... Learn More
    £625

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  7. 124978
    First Zotti edition. Romualdo Zotti (d. c.1819) was an Italian expatriate who acted as a teacher of Italian for young noble women as well as being a printer, producing highly popular guides to French and Italian grammar as well as editions of Italian poets such as Petrarch. Zotti's focus upon the education of the English... Learn More
    £1,350

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  8. 124586
    First edition of this magnificent and notably rare work, of which only 100 complete sets were produced - 500 copies of vols. I and II, 100 copies of vols. III and IV. Although the two pairs of volumes are dated 1766 and 1767, in fact vol. I was delayed until the end of 1767 and vol. II was published in 1769. Hancarville's... Learn More
    £160,000

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  9. 101000
    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,750

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  10. 133609
    First edition, first impression. Milne began planning his final Pooh book in 1927. Three years of intense publicity were taking their toll on the family, and Milne longed to return full-time to adult literature, telling his brother that "after one more Pooh book I must think of something else. In fact, it's time I tried... Learn More
    £1,875

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  11. 133611
    First edition, first impression. After the huge success of When We Were Very Young, first published on 6 November 1924, Milne was asked to contribute a story to the London Evening News. "The Wrong Sort of Bees", published on Christmas Eve 1925, was based on a bedtime story that Milne had told his son Christopher. It starred... Learn More
    £2,950

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  12. 133605
    First editions. The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals prior to their publication in the present book-form. The stories were loosely adapted into the 1967 and 2016 Disney movies of the same name, which have helped to establish the books as Kipling's best-known prose... Learn More
    £4,750

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  13. 133013
    First edition, one of two 1891 printings, of Van Etten's address, one of the first serious attempts to secure safe conditions and better working hours for women in the underground garment industry. The other 1891 printing was published in Washington, DC by the Globe Printing Company; no priority has been established. The... Learn More
    £750

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    Two Poems.

    [Bryn Mawr, PA: 1934]

    First edition, first impression, signed by both Auden and the printer Frederic Prokosch, out of series from a stated edition of 22 copies, this with the printed statement on the limitation page "special copy on lemon vellum" (being printed on yellow japon); this format unknown to Auden's bibliographers Bloomfield and Mendelson,... Learn More
    £2,750

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  15. 131894
    First edition, first printing. The American edition preceded the UK edition by a year. Learn More
    £300

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  16. 132221
    First edition, first impression, of C. S. Lewis's rare first book, a collection of war poetry with a Miltonic twist. This poetry collection, published when Lewis was only 20 years old, was inspired by his experiences in the trenches, but made complex by a superstructure of Christian faith with which the shocked, imaginative... Learn More
    £12,500

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  17. 131520
    First edition, first impression. The copy of the economist William Henderson Pringle (1877-1967), with his pencilled ownership signature to the front free endpaper. Pringle was teacher of economics at the University of London from 1910-1920, at the University of New Zealand from 1920-22, and at the LSE from 1923-24. He ran... Learn More
    £250

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  18. 129734
    First edition of the mathematician and land surveyor's most enduring work, an enormously popular 'ready reckoner' which by 1808 was in its twenty-third edition. OCLC records just 13 copies of the first edition in institutional holdings (6 in the UK, 5 in the US, and one apiece in Germany and Japan).
    "Over the 17th century,... Learn More
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    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "from the Author" on the title page. Wheatley's Remarks, along with his Essay on the Theory of Money, "received the most contemporary attention, and best stated his theoretical position on the monetary controversy that followed the suspension of cash payments by the Bank of England... Learn More
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  20. 129669detail
    Second edition, corrected, first published earlier the same year. Godwin's touching and frank account of his wife Mary Wollstonecraft's life marks an important step in the development of the art of biography. The details of her sexual liaison with Imlay, the birth of her illegitimate daughter, and her suicide attempts all... Learn More
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  21. 129407
    First edition, first impression. Hicks, uniquely amongst his LSE peers of the 1920s, was proficient in many European languages and brought his extensive reading in continental theory to bear on his research. A student of Lionel Robbins, Hicks's works influenced most serious economists who followed. Learn More
    £275

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  22. 129328detail
    Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis, together with the first editions of his two succeeding works, the "deuxième" and "troisième" memoirs. Qu'est-ce que la propriété? was first published in 1840, and shocked its readership with its famous assertion that "all property is theft", which... Learn More
    £2,750

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  23. 129406
    New and enlarged edition, the ninth overall, first printed in 1889. An early activist for gay rights, the poet and philosopher Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) was known for his provocative views. Here published as part of Swan Sonnenschein's Social Science series, Carpenter's titular essay argues that civilisation is a deviation... Learn More
    £45

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  24. 128938
    First edition of this economic survey of Britain, written during the period of increasing prosperity following the Napoleonic Wars, and as the Industrial Revolution was accelerating. The work is also notable for its early advocation of price indexation, with Lowe influenced in this by George Shuckburgh-Evelyn's treatises.... Learn More
    £325

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  25. 127430detail
    First edition in French of the second part of Tucker's Reflections on the Expediency of a Law for the Naturalization of Foreign Protestants (1752), translated by Turgot in his first published piece on economics. Tucker wrote the first part of his tract in 1751 in support of Robert Nugent's bill to relax British naturalisation... Learn More
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  26. 128522
    First edition thus of this biographical sketch. It was also published in book form the same year as part of Tabor's four volume Pioneer Women series; Nightingale was joined in volume one by Elizabeth Fry, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Mary Slessor. Learn More
    £15

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  27. 127122
    Sole edition of this notably rare and pseudonymously published book by one of the leading Russian economists of the 19th century. It was published in Stuttgart under the pseudonym "Evropeets European" which allowed Bezobrazov (1828-1889), who was in the civil service, to critique the development of the Russian economy, especially... Learn More
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  28. 123771
    First edition of "these lectures on 'The Essence of Christianity' by the then professor of church history at Berlin University received with an enthusiasm unparalleled for centuries in the field of religious pamphleteering. They proclaimed the fundamental concord of the tenets of the early Church as preserved in the non-Roman... Learn More
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  29. 123575detail
    An attractively bound 18th-century facsimile reprint of Choyselat's famous treatise on rural economics which recommends poultry farming as the most dependable means of assuring profit. Extremely popular, it was printed with considerable frequency until 1800. A list of referenced authors at the end of the text includes Plato,... Learn More
    £1,100

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  30. 122368
    First edition, first impression of what Skidelsky calls "one of the most influential books of the twentieth century". "The Economic Consequences of the Peace has a claim to be regarded as Keynes's best book. In none of his others did he succeed so well in bringing all his gifts to bear on the subject in hand." Learn More
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  31. 122620
    First edition of Dussausoy's programme of public works, the main purpose of which was to provide labour for the idle masses and to inspire patriotism by installing honorary monuments of monarchs and men of military and political renown across Paris, with chapters on the causes of depopulation and the degeneration of the... Learn More
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  32. 118291
    First edition in English, first published in Paris in 1893. It presents a system of standardised physical measurements for the identification of criminals known as anthropometry, or more commonly still as Bertillonage. Despite the supercession of the system by the introduction of finger-printing, Bertillon was still responsible... Learn More
    £375

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    First Canadian edition, signed by the author on the half-title. Loosely inserted is a leaflet for the signing at the 21st Annual International Festival of Authors in Toronto, and a signed certificate of authenticity from the administrative director confirming that the book was signed at the event. Learn More
    £2,000

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  34. 131012detail
    First edition, the London issue (following the unobtainable Bristol issue of the same year, listed by Healey in 13 copies, of which none are thought to remain in private hands), this copy in a finely decorated and unrestored contemporary binding.
    This is the first edition, and the earliest obtainable issue, of the collection... Learn More
    £11,000

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  35. 129704
    First edition, first impression of the first issue of The Criterion, containing the first appearance in print of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land, arguably the most significant poem of the 20th century. The poem was first published in book-form in December 1922 in New York. The journal, a notably international affair, also includes... Learn More
    £5,000

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    Dracula.

    Westminster: 1897

    First edition, first issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Henry Williams from his old friend Bram Stoker July 1897". With the relevant issue points: printed on thicker paper stock, without the advert for The Shoulder of Shasta which appears in later impressions on the verso of the... Learn More
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  37. 126172
    First edition of Clare's second book of poetry. A farm labourer's son, John Clare (1793-1864) had published his first work, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery, the previous year. It became something of a publishing sensation, with the 1,000 copies of the first edition selling out in two months. Clare was celebrated... Learn More
    £1,250

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  38. 124525
    First edition, privately printed and remarkably scarce: we have not been able to locate another copy in any institutional library, either in Britain and Ireland or internationally; only two copies have appeared at auction. The official version, which was printed for the British Government in May 1918, is of comparable scarcity:... Learn More
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  39. 133671
    First Italian edition of part of de Moivre's early and important contribution to the calculus of games of chance and probability theory, one of the first instructional texts on the subject, which together with the works of Montmort and Bernoulli was one of the most important books written on the subject in the early eighteenth... Learn More
    £1,750

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  40. 133641
    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
    £9,500

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  41. 133630
    Second Edinburgh edition of Smith's great work (following the first Edinburgh edition of 1806; The Wealth of Nations itself was first published 1776). In "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary... Learn More
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  42. 133626
    First edition thus - a collection of Yeats's poems entitled Responsibilities was first published by the Cuala Press in 1914, but this London edition was significantly different, printing the 31 poems of the 1914 edition but adding "The Well and Tree", together with 19 poems from The Green Helmet (Cuala Press, 1910) and two... Learn More
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  43. 133622
    First edition, first printing. With a superb double economics provenance - firstly the copy of Hugh Dalton (1887-1962, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1945 to 1947, with his ownership signature dated October 1909 to the front pastedown; secondly the copy of the LSE economist Lionel Robbins (1898-1984), with... Learn More
    £3,750

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  44. 133625
    Signed limited edition, number 347 of 500 copies signed by the author. The Mansion is the final novel in the Snopes trilogy, following The Hamlet (1940) and The Town (1957). Learn More
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  45. 123491
    First edition, first impression. Churchill's biography of his father was published on 2 January 1906 to "almost universal acclaim in the Press" (Churchill, Winston S. Churchill II) the Sunday Times remarking on Churchill's "maturity of judgement, levelheadedness and discretion" and the Spectator praising his style: "He has... Learn More
    £675

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  46. 133493
    First edition, first impression. Following the success of Keynes's first work on the question of German reparations, The Economic Consequences of the Peace, The Sunday Times paid Keynes a large sum for five widely syndicated articles on the same subject, which appeared in August and September 1921. The present work, published... Learn More
    £850

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  47. 131942
    First edition, the editor Ludwig Landgrebe's file copy, of Husserl's posthumously published work on Experience and Judgement, one of the few copies that escaped being pulped as a result of the German annexation of Czechoslovakia in 1939. 200 copies were sent to London for distribution by Allen & Unwin, but the bulk of the... Learn More
    £9,750

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  48. 131946
    First edition of Husserl's posthumously published work on Experience and Judgement, one of the few copies that escaped being pulped as a result of the German annexation of Czechoslovakia in 1939. 200 copies were sent to London for distribution by Allen & Unwin, but the bulk of the edition was destroyed.
    "Edmund Husserl... Learn More
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  49. 126465
    First edition. Economie et Intérêt is Allais's second major publication, a massive work on capital and interest which has formed the basis for the so-called "golden rule of accumulation". This states that to maximise real income, the optimum rate of interest should equal the growth rate of the economy. Allais did not publish... Learn More
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  50. 129124
    First edition in English of Pushkin's final work. "Perhaps because it was the first, Spalding's translation is often set down as a pioneer version, which we naturally expect to have all the faults of an initial attempt... but the remarkable fact is that it has not more" (Simmons, The Slavonic and East European Review, Volume... Learn More
    £7,500

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  51. 129009
    First edition, first printing, of this masterpiece of French literature. This is the rare first printing ("A" as identified by Max Brun) with the errata leaf at the end of volume IV and uncorrected errata in the text. The first edition, issued in April 1782 in a print run of 2,000 copies, was an immediate success, with several... Learn More
    £12,500

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  52. 129707
    First edition of Kozlov's Byronic poem, the work that established his literary reputation, and which spread Byronic ideals among the Russian literary scene. Kozlov (1779-1840) lost his sight in 1821 and had to forgo his successful military and civil service career. He instead took to writing, learning English and German... Learn More
    £2,250

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  53. 129730
    First edition of the work that introduced Hungarian literature to the English-speaking world, and for a long time the only Western source for Hungarian poetry. The volume includes the work of more than 20 poets, more than 60 national songs, and above 50 pages of valuable biographical sketches. Bowring (17921872), a politician,... Learn More
    £350

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  54. 130201
    First edition, first issue, Binding A, one of only 350 copies thus. This poetry collection was the first published book of Robert Frost. He was then nearing 40 and, although he had written much, had not found a conducive publisher in America. He had moved to London in 1912, hoping to find the scene more receptive to new... Learn More
    £5,750

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  55. 130335
    First edition, first impression. Wide Sargasso Sea, a prequel to Jane Eyre, is the "story of how the young girl who became Bertha Rochester is driven mad by the conflicting pressures that a colonial and patriarchal world impose upon her" (ODNB). It was Rhys's first novel since 1939 and is "generally considered... Learn More
    £550

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  56. 130189
    First trade edition, presentation copy to Ezra Pound, of this anthology of medieval poetry translated by Aldington. The front free endpaper bears the inscription, "Ezra from Richard Xmas 1951", and the title page has the later blind stamp of Brunnenburg castle. Pound stayed at Brunnenburg, the home of his daughter Mary de... Learn More
    £2,750

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  57. 128964
    First edition published by the Fath al-Karim press in Bombay, 1600 copies printed. The first printed edition of the Arabian Nights in Persian and with lithographic illustrations appeared at Tehran in 1855. "The Persian translation of the Arabian Nights experienced some seven illustrated editions between 1272/1855 and 1320/1902"... Learn More
    £6,000

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