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  1. 146228
    WALTON, Izaak, & Charles Cotton. The Complete Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.

    London : 1826

    An attractively bound Pickering edition of The Complete Angler, first published in 1653. The publications of William Pickering were renowned for their quality and the elegance of their design and typography.

    Pickering's "achievements are now well acknowledged: the introduction of cloth binding, leading to the wider availability of books at lower... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 146228

  2. The Earth Rose #1.
    BUKOWSKI, Charles (contrib.); RICHMOND, Steve (ed.) The Earth Rose #1.

    Santa Monica : [1966]

    The first and only issue of The Earth Rose, a striking tabloid-style poetry broadside, inscribed by the editor in purple ink on the front page: "10,000 printed 12 people arrested + the war's over Steve Richmond".

    The front page carries the inflammatory block-lettered headline "FUCK HATE". Richmond's inscription refers to the resulting police... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 145610

  3. Standing Orders of the Fourth, or Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons,
    NAPOLEONIC WARS - SOMERSET, Edward, lieutenant-colonel Lord. Standing Orders of the Fourth, or Queen's Own Regiment of Dragoons,

    Chichester : 1809

    First and presumed only edition, a single copy traced via WorldCat at Flinders University Library. "It being evident to all Military Men, that a set of fixed Regulations is absolutely necessary in every Regiment, in order to ensure an uniform system of discipline, as well as to guide and instruct young Officers; Lieut. Col. Lord Edward Somerset, (with... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 145962

  4. The World of Kong.
    LEE, Christopher - JACKSON, Peter, & Weta Workshop. The World of Kong.

    New York : 2005

    First edition, first printing, inscribed to Christopher Lee and his Wife Birgit on the half-title by Weta Creative Director Richard Taylor: "To Christopher & Gita, we are immensely proud of this book that our young designers have created & we wanted to share a copy with you both, love Richard"; by Weta Workshop Manager Tania Rodger: "For Christopher... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141184

  5. ΤΟ ΣΥΓΚΟΙΝΙΑΚΟΝ ΠΡΟΒΛΗΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΩΤΕΥΟΥΣΗΣ.
    GORLIOU, Nikolaou G. ΤΟ ΣΥΓΚΟΙΝΙΑΚΟΝ ΠΡΟΒΛΗΜΑ ΤΗΣ ΠΡΩΤΕΥΟΥΣΗΣ.

    Athens : 1965

    First and sole edition, a handsomely bound copy from the library of the dedicatee, King Constantine II of Greece, with his crowned monogram in the head compartment of the spine. A remarkably scarce study of which we have been unable to trace any record.

    By 1965 public transport usage in Athens was a pressing problem and had "hit its all-time... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 143258

  6. The Films of Christopher Lee.
    LEE, Christopher - POHLE, Robert W. Jr., & Douglas C. Hart. The Films of Christopher Lee.

    Metuchen : 1983

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Robert Pohle on the front free endpaper: "To Christopher Lee 'The Onlie Begetter' from his filmographer - the flaws in this book are mine, and the merits his - and to Mrs. Gitte Lee and Miss Christina Lee with gratitude for their hospitality. Robert W. Pohle Jr. 1/12/83". Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141094

  7. Chuck Amuck.
    LEE, Christopher - JONES, Chuck. Chuck Amuck.

    New York : 1989

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Christopher. Chuck Jones". The recipient was the actor Christopher Lee. Chuck Jones was an American animated filmmaker and cartoonist, most famous for his creations of Warner Bros.' greatest stars, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and Elmer Fudd. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141102

  8. Flowers.
    PENN, Irving. Flowers.

    New York : 1980

    First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title "Irving Penn, New York, 1980". The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 138530

  9. Sisters Under the Skin.
    PARKINSON, Norman. Sisters Under the Skin.

    London : 1978

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Parkinson on the half-title. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to John Osborne, "December 12th 1978, A reminder of what you have missed. With love from Ms Dawson (Mistress, retired). XX". Helen Dawson became Osborne's fifth wife in June 1978. This is Parkinson's first book, presenting portraits of women... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140691

  10. Le capital.
    MARX, Karl. Le capital.

    Paris : [1883]

    First abridged French edition of vol. I of Das Kapital; "Gabriel Deville's internationally acclaimed abridgement of Capital did more to disseminate the arguments of Marx's revered but unread magnum opus than did any other publication before or since" (Stuart, Marxism at Work, p. 25).

    Das Kapital was first published in French from 1872-75 in parts... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 136917

  11. 148985
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. History of Western Philosophy

    London : 1946

    First UK edition, first impression. Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging from the Orphism of ancient Greece to the logical positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book.

    Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 148985

  12. 148548
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Death in the Afternoon.

    New York : 1932

    First edition, first printing, of the author's discussion and description of bullfighting and bullfighters. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 148548

  13. 148422
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. For Whom the Bell Tolls.

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing, with the Scribner's "A" to the copyright page, and in the first issue jacket without the photographer's credit. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148422

  14. Anna Karenin.
    TOLSTOY, Leo. Anna Karenin.

    London : 1960

    A handsomely bound one-volume edition of Constance Garnett's translation of Anna Karenin, first published in two volumes in 1901. In 1894 Garnett visited Moscow, calling upon Tolstoy who, impressed by her work, "praised her current translation his The Kingdom of God is Within You and encouraged her to attempt others" (ODNB). Tolstoy's tragic love story... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 148373

  15. War and Peace.
    TOLSTOY, Leo. War and Peace.

    London : 1959

    A handsomely bound copy of Tolstoy's War and Peace, first issued in this edition in 1942. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 148381

  16. 148369
    DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. The Brothers Karamazov.

    London : 1965

    A handsomely bound copy of Constance Garnett's translation of Dostoevsky's work, first published in 1912.

    In 1894 Constance Garnett visited Moscow where she called upon Tolstoy who was impressed by her work and, "praised her current translation his The Kingdom of God is Within You and encouraged her to attempt others"; advice which she enthusiastically... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 148369

  17. Sailing Alone Around the World.
    SLOCUM, Joshua. Sailing Alone Around the World.

    New York : 1900

    First edition, first printing, of this superb narrative of the first single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, in uncommonly attractive condition.

    Slocum departed North America at Sambro Island Lighthouse near Halifax, Nova Scotia on 3 July 1895 aboard his gaff-rigged sloop the Spray. He returned more than three years later, on 27 June 1898,... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 147913

  18. 147940
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. A Farewell to Arms.

    New York : 1929

    First edition, first printing, without the legal disclaimer on p. x introduced in the second printing. Based on the author's time as an ambulance driver on the Italian Front during the First World War, A Farewell to Arms is Hemingway's third and most enduring novel. Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 147940

  19. The Essays, or Councils, Civil and Moral.
    BACON, Francis. The Essays, or Councils, Civil and Moral.

    Oxford : 1890

    A handsomely bound copy, compiling 58 of Bacon's essays on a variety of topics, primarily moral and philosophical. The volume was presented as a mathematics prize at the Durham College of Science in Newcastle, June 1895, with a presentation bookplate to the front pastedown, and with the school's crest in gilt to front cover. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 147628

  20. The Grapes of Wrath.
    STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath.

    New York : 1939

    First edition, first printing, of Steinbeck's masterpiece and one of the great American novels of the 20th century.

    The fine jacket design is by Elmer Hader, known primarily as a children's book illustrator (she was joint winner with his wife, Berta Hoerner Hader, of the Caldecott Medal in 1948 for The Big Snow). Supposedly, Steinbeck was so... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 147551

  21. Perspective of Nudes.
    BRANDT, Bill. Perspective of Nudes.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first printing. One of those seminal works of art which apparently came about by accident. Brandt was experimenting with a fish-eye lens and produced these extraordinary images of nudes on beaches, distorting and merging with the rocks which surround them. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 147043

  22. The Man with the Golden Gun.
    FLEMING, Ian. The Man with the Golden Gun.

    London : 1965

    First edition, first impression, second issue with plain endpapers. The Man with the Golden Gun was Fleming's final full-length Bond novel, published eight months after his death. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1974, starring Roger Moore. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 146795

  23. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    VEDDER, Elihu (illus.); FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Boston : 1884

    Signed limited edition, number 47 of 100 copies signed by the illustrator, printed on japon, and bound in full morocco; an unsigned trade issue bound in cloth was also released. Vedder's Rubáiyát is widely esteemed as the finest American edition of the poem ever to be published.

    "When Houghton Mifflin commissioned Elihu Vedder to illustrate... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 146499

  24. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, here presented in a handsome contemporary binding.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as Prime... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145387

  25. Clarissa Oakes.
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. Clarissa Oakes.

    London : 1992

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. This is the fifteenth title in the Aubrey-Maturin series. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 142924

  26. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, the second overall.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138392

  27. 137326
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever the medium" (Allen, p. 184). The collection, which... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137326

  28. Wines of the World.
    SIMON, André L. Wines of the World.

    London : 1969

    Signed limited edition, number 8 of 265 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf and finely bound by Zaehnsdorf. André Louis Simon (1877-1970) "was the charismatic leader of the English wine trade for almost all of the first half of the 20th century, and the grand old man of literate connoisseurship for a further 20 years. In 66 years of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136171

  29. An Introduction to Symbolic Logic.
    LANGER, Susanne K. An Introduction to Symbolic Logic.

    London : 1937

    First edition of Langer's introduction to symbolic logic, an excellent elementary text book, still in print today. "The present Introduction aims at developing the essential concepts of symbolic logic from the level of common sense to the point of understanding the classical masterpiece, Whitehead's and Russell's Principia Mathematica. It presupposes... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 135245

  30. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:
    ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publ.): GERNING, Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:

    London : 1820

    First illustrated edition, with plates watermarked 1816-20. By 1820, Rudolph Ackermann (17641834) had established himself as one of the premium publishers of colour plate books in Britain, largely thanks to a number of works on English topography starting with The Microcosm of London in 1808. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine was the first title in... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 136164

  31. Early Travellers in the Alps.
    DE BEER, G. R. Early Travellers in the Alps.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression. De Beer was the author of "several authoritative books on early travellers in the Alps and Switzerland, touching on mountaineering" (Neate). Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 134648

  32. 132937
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Winner Take Nothing.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first printing, first issue jacket (quoting Laurence Stallings's review of "Death in the Afternoon" on rear panel). This collection contains 14 short stories, of which six ("The Light of the World", "A Way You'll Never Be", "The Mother of a Queen", "One Reader Writes", "A Day's Wait", and "Fathers and Sons") were printed here for the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132937

  33. 129916
    ELIOT, T.S. The Four Quartets.

    London : 1944

    First UK edition, First impression. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 129916

  34. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 128999

  35. The Lithographs.
    CHAGALL, Marc - CAIN, Julien. The Lithographs.

    Monte Carlo; Boston; New York : 1960-86

    First editions in English, first printings, of the catalogue raisonné of Chagall's lithographic work, a monumental feat of publishing which took more than two decades to complete. The series was also published in French the same years. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 128730

  36. A Voyage Round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson, Esq;
    ANSON, George Anson, Baron; WALTER, Richard (comp.) A Voyage Round the World in the years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV by George Anson, Esq;

    London : 1776.

    Fifteenth edition, following the first of 1748. Anson (1697-1762) was in command of a squadron sent to plunder Spanish trading territories on the Pacific coast of South America during the War of Jenkins' Ear. His expedition threatened to turn into a military fiasco. His small squadron was battered by storms and too few of his crew survived the journey... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 124563

  37. Cocktails. How to Mix Them.
    COCKTAILS - VERMEIRE, Robert. Cocktails. How to Mix Them.

    London : 1922

    First edition, first impression, including what may be the first appearance in print of the recipe for the Sidecar. Also included are various recipes for medicinal drinks, such as the usual hot toddy for a cold, but also absinthe for a headache and champagne for seasickness. The author was the Belgian bartender Robert Vermeire (1891-1976), who worked... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 121318

  38. 118092
    HAHN-HAHN, Ida. Travels in Sweden:

    London : 1845

    First edition in English. Originally published in German as Ein Reiseversuch im Norden in 1843, Travels in Sweden is a series of letters Countess Ida von Hahn-Hahn (1805-1880) composed in 1842. The Eclectic Review of 1846 commented on this work that the countess was "independent of all the writers of the day, and has struck out a path for herself which... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 118092

  39. 117062
    WHITE, Florence. A Fire in the Kitchen. The Autobiography of a Cook.

    London : 1938

    First edition, first impression, in a bright example of the scarce jacket. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "The Revend sic A. J. Hurley with grateful thanks from the Author, Florence White". A Fire in the Kitchen is the autobiography of the founder of the English Folk Cookery Association.

    White (1863-1940)... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 117062

  40. 116270
    (BACON, Francis.) HARRISON, Martin (ed.) Catalogue Raisonné.

    [London] : 2016

    First edition, first impression of this magnificent publication of Bacon's entire oeuvre, including many works which were never published or publicly exhibited. The only previous catalogue raisonné of Bacon's works (published in 1964) was incomplete, featuring only a third of Bacon's work and just 27 colour reproductions. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 116270

  41. Die Erschliessung der Ostalpen.
    RICHTER, Eduard (ed.) Die Erschliessung der Ostalpen.

    Berlin : 1893-94

    First and only edition. Richter (1847-1905), an Austrian glaciologist, served as president of the Deutscher und Österreichischer Alpenverein from 1883 to 1885. The volumes respectively concern the development of the Northern Limestone Alps, the Central Western Alps, and finally the Central Eastern Alps and the Southern Limestone Alps. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 112234

  42. A Road to Fairyland.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); STOPES, Marie, as Erica Fay. A Road to Fairyland.

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Dr Marie Stopes (1880-1958), though best known today for her contributions to palaeontology, her pioneering work on birth control, and her manual Married Love (1918), was also a prolific writer of novels, poems and fairy stories. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 108358

  43. The Scarlet Letter.
    HAWTHORNE, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter.

    New York : 1904

    Special limited edition, one of only 125 copies printed on Japanese imperial paper (one copy was printed on vellum). Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 94414

  44. Coryat's Crudities:
    CORYATE, Thomas. Coryat's Crudities:

    London : 1776

    First collected edition of the writings of Thomas Coryate (1577?-1617). The Crudities, describing his tour from London to Venice and back, is his best known work, with many points of historical interest, including his admirable rendering of the story of William Tell (cited as the earliest in English); it is also remembered for the prefatory mock-panegyric... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 75476

  45. 146115
    BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Art Forms In Nature: Second Series. Examples from the Plant World Photographed Direct from Nature.

    London : 1932

    First UK edition, first impression, of the second of Blossfeldt's seminal trilogy. It was originally published earlier the same year in Berlin under the title Wundergarten der Natur; neue Bilddokumente schöner Pflanzenformen. The artist was by training a botanist; his use of extreme close-up technique began as part of his study. However he swiftly... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 146115

  46. You Only Live Twice.
    FLEMING, Ian. You Only Live Twice.

    London : 1964

    First edition, first impression, of the twelfth Bond book, based on Japanese material that Fleming had gathered on his five-week foreign jaunt on behalf of the Sunday Times, the basis of his non-fiction Thrilling Cities (1963). It was the last Bond story published in his lifetime. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146984

  47. 143534
    LAMPEDUSA, Giuseppe Tomasi di. The Leopard.

    London : 1960

    First English-language edition, first impression, originally published in Italy by Feltrinelli in 1958 as Il Gattopardo after the author's death the preceding year. The Leopard was Lampedusa's only novel and in 1959 won the Strega Prize, Italy's highest award for fiction. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 143534

  48. 144512
    BOULLE, Pierre. La Planète des singes.

    [Paris] : 1963

    First edition, first impression, number 106 of an unspecified limitation (there were also a small number of large paper copies in wrappers.) A seminal work of 20th-century science fiction, La Planète des Singes was the inspiration for the Planet of the Apes film series. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 144512

  49. 133343
    CHALMERS, John. Letters,

    Edinburgh : 1904

    First edition of Chalmers' letters, sent home from the Mutiny, which "were found after 50 years and published unaltered" (Ladendorf). "Chalmers went out to India in 1849 in the employ of the E.I.C. He served as a civil engineer and raised a regiment in the Punjab during the Mutiny. Served at Dehli and commanded the ladder party with Nicholson's column.... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 133343

  50. A History of 24 Squadron.
    ILLINGWORTH, Arthur E., Captain. A History of 24 Squadron.

    London : 1920

    First edition, limited issue "for private circulation among the officers of the squadron", this copy sixteen of only 275. Founded as No. 24 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps in 1915 at Hounslow Heath Aerodrome, it arrived in France in February 1916 equipped with D.H.2 fighters. These were soon outclassed and replaced early in 1917 with the DH.5, which although... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 141412

  51. 85554
    O'BRIAN, Patrick. The Wine-Dark Sea.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first impression. A fine, fresh copy of the sixteenth volume in the Aubrey-Maturin series. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 85554

  52. The Years.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's penultimate novel, and the most popular of her novels during her lifetime.

    Woolf began The Years in the early 1930s as a novel-essay entitled The Pargiters. Woolf subsequently divided it into two parts, with the fiction portion reworked into The Years and the essay portion the basis for Three Guineas.... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 147720

  53. The Waves.
    WOOLF, Virginia. The Waves.

    London : 1931

    First edition, first impression, of Woolf's most ambitious and experimental novel, hailed by Cyril Connolly as her "masterpiece... It is one of the books which comes nearest to stating the mystery of life and so, in a sense, nearest to solving it" (Connolly, p. 49).

    The text is woven from the interior voices of its six protagonists, who were... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 147718

  54. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); GRIMM, Jacob & Wilhelm. Little Brother & Little Sister and Other Tales.

    London : 1917

    "First Rackham edition, signed limited issue, number 15 of 525 copies signed by the artist. A publisher's note describes how this collection, ""together with the selection we published some years ago... make a total of one hundred stories which include, it is thought, all the best of the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm"" (p. v). " Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 147704

  55. 146673
    FISHER, Irving. The Stock Market Crash - and after.

    New York : 1930

    First edition, first printing, of Fisher's analysis of the reasons for the 1929 crash, with a detailed discussion of the ensuing effects; retaining the rare jacket.

    "When the 1929 slump occurred, Fisher was over 60 years old; yet he tackled the very difficult theory of economic fluctuations. He finally reached the conclusion - which contains... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 146673

  56. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Cambridge, MA : 1909

    Limited centennial edition, number 47 of 50 copies only, signed by the President, Treasurer, and Chairman of The Omar Khayyám Club of America; a faithful and scarce facsimile of the first edition of Fitzgerald's Rubáiyát.

    "On the thirty-first day of March, 1909, the hundredth anniversary of his birth, this facsimile of the first edition of... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 146646

  57. Madame Bovary.
    FLAUBERT, Gustave. Madame Bovary.

    London : 1886

    First edition in English of Flaubert's masterpiece, a nice unrepaired copy in the attractively decorated cloth. The translator was Karl Marx's daughter, then living openly with Edward Bibbens Aveling, a married man whose name she used in conjunction with her own. Flaubert's debut novel was five years in the making, and originally serialised in the Revue... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 145169

  58. 142911
    CANTILLON, Richard. Essai sur la nature du commerce en général.

    London Fletcher Gyles [but Paris : 1755

    First edition. This copy is one of a very small number to contain at the end a copy of Barrois's catalogue of publications for sale, which lists Cantillon's work with his initial.

    Richard Cantillon (c.1680-1734) was an Irish-born banker and economist, forced to emigrate to continental Europe by the Williamite confiscations. He honed his financial... Learn More
    £57,500.00

    Stock Code: 142911

  59. 140967
    (BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.) MALORY, Sir Thomas. The Birth, Life, and Acts of King Arthur,

    London : 1893

    First Beardsley edition of Malory's Arthurian epic, this copy in a stunning example of Cedric Chivers's "vellucent" bindings. This is one of a handful executed in this style for this edition, though of the two others we have handled, neither were distinguished by the present green staining to the usually cream-coloured vellum, making this a particularly... Learn More
    £16,500.00

    Stock Code: 140967

  60. 140614
    (ROBBINS, Lionel.) SRAFFA, Piero. Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities.

    Cambridge : 1960

    First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with a presentation letter on Professor E. A. G. Robinson's letterhead dated 3 May 1960: "Dear Professor Robbins, I am sending you with this the review copy of Piero Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. This is an advance copy and I am still not... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140614

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