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  1. Leaves of Grass.
    WHITMAN, Walt. Leaves of Grass.

    Brooklyn : 1855

    First edition of one of the central works of American poetry. Much has been written of the significance of this first edition"America's second Declaration of Independence" to quote PMM. "The slender volume introduced the poet who, celebrating the nation by celebrating himself, has since remained at the heart of America's cultural memory because in the... Learn More
    £60,000.00

    Stock Code: 135889

  2. The Master and Margarita.
    BULGAKOV, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita.

    London : 1967

    First complete edition in English, first impression. This is a bright copy of the preferred English version of this modern masterpiece.
    Although this translation by Glenny was beaten to the press by Mirra Ginsburg's translation earlier the same year, Ginsburg had taken as her copy text the heavily censored Soviet version, published in two issues... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 135813

  3. The War of the Worlds.
    WELLS, H. G. The War of the Worlds.

    London : 1898

    First edition, inscribed and dated by the author on the half-title with one of his characteristic "picshuas", a caricature portrait; the inscription reading "with a signed portrait of the author. H. G. Wells June 3/99." Signed copies of this edition are notably uncommon.

    The War of the Worlds was originally printed as a serial simultaneously... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 134639

  4. Doctor Zhivago.
    PASTERNAK, Boris. Doctor Zhivago.

    Milan : [1959]

    First Feltrinelli edition in Russian (the third overall), first printing, issued in the very attractive and distinctive dust jacket designed by Ampelio Tettamanti (1914-1961), matching that of the first edition, published in Italian by Feltrinelli in 1957.

    Doctor Zhivago was deemed unfit for publication within the Soviet Union due to certain... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 134123

  5. The Importance of Being Earnest.
    WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.

    London : 1899

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 46 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author.

    Wilde's last and greatest play opened to huge acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 132907

  6. Poems.
    TENNYSON, Alfred Lord. Poems.

    [London?] : 1862

    First pirated edition of Tennyson's suppressed poems, taken from the Poems, Chiefly Lyrical of 1830 and the Poems of 1833, printed by J. Dykes Campbell and sold by the bookseller John Camden Hotten.

    Tennyson took legal action, obtained an injunction to prevent its sale, and extracted an apology and 100 damages from Hotten. The book was issued... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 130070

  7. Destinations.
    THOMAS, R. S. Destinations.

    Shipston-on-Stour : 1985

    First and limited edition, one of 300 copies (this copy unnumbered and out of series), beautifully printed by Sebastian Carter at the Rampant Lions Press. Although Thomas's poetry is "commonly renowned for pessimism and distress... Destinations is the neglected mainspring of the poet's philosophical turning towards affirmation" (Christopher Morgan,... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 123679

  8. The Beautiful and Damned.
    FITZGERALD, F. Scott. The Beautiful and Damned.

    New York : 1922

    First edition, first printing, first issue dust jacket with the title in outline on the front panel. This is Fitzgerald's second novel; uncommon in the first issue dust jacket. Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 50447

  9. Georgian Poetry 1911-1912.
    (BROOKE, Rupert, et al.) MARSH, Edward, ed. Georgian Poetry 1911-1912.

    London : [1913?]

    The first volume of Eddie Marsh's Georgian Poetry series, with the signatures of every one of the poets involved. Marsh himself has signed the page at the end of his prefatory note, and facing the contents pages are found the signatures of all 17 of the contributing poets (including Rupert Brooke, whose signature is uncommon). Robert Bridges, who was... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 141949

  10. 139467
    BAILEY, Nathan. An Universal Etymological English Dictionary,

    London : 1737

    Eighth edition, revised. Bailey's first dictionary, originally published in octavo in 1721, was "the most popular and representative dictionary of the 18th century" (Starnes & Noyes). "Bailey's English dictionaries gave a new prominence to etymology and to lexical comprehensiveness, including dialect terms, scientific terms, common words, and even vulgar... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139467

  11. 131958
    (BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER.) The Book of Common-Prayer and Administration of the Sacraments,

    London : 1662

    First folio edition of the 1662 Prayer Book, printed only two years after the restoration of the monarchy. The book was revised after the Savoy Conference, an attempt to effect a reconciliation within the Church of England. The bishops rejected attempts by the Presbyterians to present a new liturgy, although allowed some 600 minor changes. Unable to... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 131958

  12. 141717
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.

    Stratford-upon-Avon : 1904

    Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies printed on handmade paper of which this is number 905. A particularly handsome set. Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 141717

  13. Conjectures and Refutations.
    POPPER, Karl R. Conjectures and Refutations.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To C. I. Cooling, from Karl R. Popper Christmas 1964". Cyring Cooling (1923-2018) was a consultant surgeon for many years at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea.
    Conjectures and Refutations was one of Popper's most wide-ranging and popular works,... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 139153

  14. The Complete Works.
    IRVING, Washington. The Complete Works.

    New York : 1850-80

    A lovely set of the Hudson edition. Annotated matter inserted into one volume suggests this particular set belonged to a Mr. Wentworth Bacon of Canoe Hill Farm, New York. Mr Bacon was a friend to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and neighbour to Henry Morgenthau Jr., the 52nd Secretary of the Treasury who served from 1934 until 1945. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138193

  15. Facing Nature.
    UPDIKE, John. Facing Nature.

    New York : 1985

    First edition, first printing, of Updike's seventh collection of poetry. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 128336

  16. The New Mercantilism.
    ROBINSON, Joan. The New Mercantilism.

    Cambridge : 1966

    First edition of Robinson's inaugural lecture as Professor of Economics in the University of Cambridge. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141903

  17. The World's Economic Crisis and the Way of Escape.
    (BEVERIDGE, William, John Maynard Keynes, & others.) The World's Economic Crisis and the Way of Escape.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from William Beveridge, inscribed on the front free endpaper "to Mrs. Leon with every good wish from Will Beveridge 3/5/32". The recipient Marianne Leon has written her ownership signature on the rear free endpaper. Beveridge's lecture is included in this collection of the Halley Stewart Lectures of... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141904

  18. Causes and Cures of Unemployment.
    BEVERIDGE, William H. Causes and Cures of Unemployment.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression, of six popular wireless talks delivered by the social reformer and economist during May and June 1931, part of a larger radio programme to explain the difficulties of the unemployed. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 141905

  19. Socialism Versus Capitalism.
    PIGOU, Arthur Cecil. Socialism Versus Capitalism.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, of Pigou's overview of socialist economics. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 141907

  20. In Darkest England and the Way Out.
    BOOTH, William. In Darkest England and the Way Out.

    London : [1890]

    First edition of Booth's "classic in the literature of poverty" (ODNB). "Booth's colossal self-confidence, his burning sense of injustice coupled with unswerving devotion to his purpose, and his deep sympathy with the unfortunate, made of him an evangelist and an organiser of the first order" (PMM). Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 141908

  21. 141911
    (STEADMAN, Ralph.) STEVENSON, Robert Louis. Treasure Island.

    London : 1985

    First Steadman edition, deluxe limited issue, number 182 of 250 copies. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 141911

  22. 141929
    [DEFOE, Daniel.] A New Voyage Round the World, by a Course never failed before.

    London : 1725 [i.e. 1724]

    First edition of Defoe's fabricated travel narrative, in which an "unnamed English captain-entrepreneur... leads three ships in a trading (and occasional privateering) circumnavigation that also includes encounters with native peoples, sometimes violent but more peaceable and profitable" (Richetti p. 222). Howgego remarks that the book was "written... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 141929

  23. How to Tackle Unemployment.
    LLOYD GEORGE, David, Philip Henry Kerr, & B. Seebohm Rowntree. How to Tackle Unemployment.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression, setting out the Liberal Party's economic policy to remedy the ongoing Depression. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141892

  24. The Control of Inflation.
    MEADE, James Edward. The Control of Inflation.

    Cambridge : 1958

    First edition, first impression, delivered on 4 March 1958 as Meade's inaugural lecture; "the purpose of this lecture is to consider how one can best put a stop to the inflation of prices" (p. 1). Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 141893

  25. Value and Capital.
    HICKS, John R. Value and Capital.

    Oxford : 1939

    First edition, first impression, of the author's most significant book, here the copy of the economist Michael Barratt Brown (1918-2015), a key figure in the creation of the British New Left and one of the founders of the British Fair Trade movement, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, from his Oxford student days, dated Hilary... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141894

  26. The Economics of Barbarism.
    KUCZYNSKI, Jürgen, & M. Witt. The Economics of Barbarism.

    London : 1942

    Second edition (July 1942, first April), presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "mit besten Grüssen Jürgen Kuczynski". The German communist economist Kuczynski (1904-1997) was then in exile in England, and here outlines the economic system of the Nazi empire. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141896

  27. Banking Policy and the Price Level.
    ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Banking Policy and the Price Level.

    London : 1926

    First edition. In Banking policy and the Price level, Robertson developed his earlier theme, first displayed in A Study of Industrial Fluctuation (1915), of the importance of saving and investment as the determinants of the level of economic activity, with the banking systems as the means whereby savings are transferred (or not transferred) into investment.... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141897

  28. The House: The History of the House of Representatives.
    REMINI, Robert V. The House: The History of the House of Representatives.

    New York : 2006

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. The official history of the House of Representatives, tracing the institution from its inception to the present time. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141899

  29. The Confusion of Language in Political Thought.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The Confusion of Language in Political Thought.

    London : 1968

    First edition, first impression, of Hayek's seminal paper discussing the language of political discourse, and particularly the word "economy", originally delivered as a lecture in Freiburg the previous year. It was published as part of the Institute's Occasional Papers series which aimed to make accessible a selection of essays and addresses by notable... Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 141900

  30. The Confusion of Language in Political Thought.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The Confusion of Language in Political Thought.

    London : 1968

    First edition, first impression, of Hayek's seminal paper discussing the language of political discourse, and particularly the word "economy", originally delivered as a lecture in Freiburg the previous year. It was published as part of the Institute's Occasional Papers series which aimed to make accessible a selection of essays and addresses by notable... Learn More
    £40.00

    Stock Code: 141901

  31. The Cruise of the Branwen.
    COOK, Theodore Andrea. The Cruise of the Branwen.

    London : 1908

    First edition, privately published in May 1908 and preceding the trade edition of October, here the author's own copy, with the later presentation inscription facing half-title "from Hans Rommel to his friend Mr. S. C. Gilmour in remembrance of the years which we spent together on the staff of the field this book out of the library of its late editor,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141845

  32. Imperial Cricket.
    WARNER, Pelham Francis (ed.) Imperial Cricket.

    London : 1912

    First edition, number 174 of 900 copies (with a further 100 issued signed), of this profusely illustrated survey of the history of cricket and its present state across the world, published to coincide with a triangular Test series between England, Australia and South Africa to celebrate imperial bonds, a book that thus "seems to embody with confidence... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141848

  33. Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
    CASSIRER, Ernst. Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.

    Chicago and London : 1923

    First edition in English, first printing, in the scarce jacket. The two works were first published in German as Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff in 1910 and Einsteinschen Relativitätstheorie in 1921. Both relate Cassirer's Neo-Kantian approach to developments in science, the former in line with late-19th century developments which... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141886

  34. The Evolution of Modern Economic Theory and Other Papers on the History of Economic Thought.
    ROBBINS, Lionel. The Evolution of Modern Economic Theory and Other Papers on the History of Economic Thought.

    London : 1973

    First edition, second printing (first 1970) signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The volume is a collection of papers dealing with various aspects of the History of Economic Thought, beginning with Robbins's masterful attempt in the title essay to show how the development of modern western economic analysis can be exhibited as a series of... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141887

  35. Methods of Social Reform
    JEVONS, W. Stanley. Methods of Social Reform

    London : 1883

    First edition of this posthumously published collection of papers on questions of reform, including politics and economics, libraries and museums, working women, school examinations, animal cruelty, the post office, alcohol taxes, and the railways. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 141888

  36. An Essay on Economic Growth and Planning.
    DOBB, Maurice. An Essay on Economic Growth and Planning.

    London : 1960

    First edition, first impression, based on lectures Dobb delivered at Cambridge over the preceding few years, but reformulated and very much its own work, providing an analysis of economic growth and the way it can be promoted upon abstract grounds, rather than a close focus on concrete examples. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141889

  37. The Economic Consequences of the Peace.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. The Economic Consequences of the Peace.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, of Keynes's second book, which established his reputation as a political economist. Keynes resigned from his position as principal representative of the British Treasury at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, in protest of the heavy reparations demanded from Germany. The Economic Consequences of the Peace was written... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141890

  38. A Capital Levy and a Levy on War Wealth.
    PIGOU, Arthur Cecil. A Capital Levy and a Levy on War Wealth.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, of Pigou's treatise on the question of a levy on capital and war profits, published as part of the series The World of To-day, under the general editorship of Victor Gollancz. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 141891

  39. 140875
    GRAVES, Robert. The English Ballad.

    London : 1927

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140875

  40. 140876
    (WILDE, Oscar) SYMONS, Arthur. A Study of Oscar Wilde.

    London : 1930

    First edition, limited issue, number 109 of 350 numbered copies printed on Abbey Mill Antique Paper; from a total edition of 460 copies. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140876

  41. 140877
    DAHL, Roald, ed. Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories.

    London : 1983

    First edition, first impression. This volume collects fourteen of Roald Dahl's favourite ghost stories, including "W.S." by L. P. Hartley, "The Corner Shop" by Cynthia Asquith, "Afterward" by Edith Wharton, "On the Brighton Road" by Richard Middleton, and "The Upper Berth" by F. Marion Crawford. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140877

  42. 140878
    GRAVES, Robert. The Real David Copperfield.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of the author's retelling of Charles Dickens's classic novel. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140878

  43. 140881
    WHITE, Eliza Orne. I, The Autobiogaphy of a Cat.

    Boston : 1941

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £80.00

    Stock Code: 140881

  44. 141016
    GRAVES, Robert. Selected Poetry and Prose.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141016

  45. 141017
    GRAVES, Robert. Contemporary Techniques of Poetry.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141017

  46. Annuaire pour l'an 1842,
    ARAGO, François. Annuaire pour l'an 1842,

    Paris : 1842

    Second edition, the only procurable one, presentation copy inscribed by Arago on the title page to "James Watt, de la part de son ami F. Arago". The recipient is James Watt (17691848), son of the renowned Scottish inventor of the same name for whom Arago wrote his Historical Eloge, which was read at the Academy of Sciences in 1834.
    The... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141018

  47. The Shout.
    GRAVES, Robert. The Shout.

    London : 1929

    Signed limited edition, one of 30 copies for presentation, from a total edition of 530 numbered copies signed by Graves; this copy is number 515. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140725

  48. 140726
    GRAVES, Robert. Poems 1930-1933.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140726

  49. 140732
    GRAVES, Robert. Lars Porsena.

    London : [1927]

    First edition, first impression of this satirical treatise on the decline of swearing in the English language, including a defence of James Joyce's Ulysses from the charge of obscenity. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140732

  50. 140750
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Guards Came Through.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, of this collection of poetry, comprising largely of poems relating to war. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140750

  51. Timebends.
    MILLER, Arthur. Timebends.

    New York : 1987

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140751

  52. 140720
    SIMON, Neil. I Ought To Be In Pictures.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing. The play had its premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in 1979, before opening on Broadway in 1980, and was subsequently made into a feature film directed by Herbert Ross in 1982. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140720

  53. 140723
    GRAVES, Robert, & Alan Hodge. The Reader Over Your Shoulder.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression, of this study of English prose, featuring analysis of more than fifty short passages by eminent contemporary writers including T. S. Eliot, Daphne Du Maurier, Ernest Hemingway, H. G. Wells, and Aldous Huxley. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140723

  54. Limelight for Suez.
    DEWHURST, Claude. Limelight for Suez.

    Cairo : 1946

    First edition, first impression, of this history of the Suez Canal, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Denise, a writer of infinite capacity (and charm), who could have written a far better booklet than this - given the material. But the author had that: hence an indifferent tome has appeared before the public as a sandwich... Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140712

  55. Pax Obbligato.
    MARKS, Herbert H. Pax Obbligato.

    London : [1937]

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 140716

  56. 140717
    PEYREFITTE, Roger. Diplomatic Conclusions.

    London : 1954

    First edition in English, first impression. The novel was first published in French as La Fin des Ambassades in 1953, and this is the first translation by Edward Hyams is the first into English. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140717

  57. Innocent Pursuits.
    JARVIS, C. S. Innocent Pursuits.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression, of the author's wide-ranging reminiscences, featuring essays on pets, sport and history in Egypt, ornithology, trout fishing, dogs, reptiles, and trees. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140696

  58. 140697
    GURALNICK, Peter. Feel Like Going Home.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing of the author's celebration of blues and early rock 'n' roll, featuring biographies of Muddy Waters, Johnny Shines, Skip James and Howlin' Wolf. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140697

  59. 140609
    GRASS, Günther. The Flounder.

    London : 1978

    First edition in English, first impression. The present English translation was published in the US simultaneously. The novel was first published in German as Der Butt in 1977. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140609

  60. 140610
    FORSTER, E. M. Two Cheers for Democracy.

    London : 1951

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 140610

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