Search results for: 'TAYLOR, John'
TAYLOR, John. Essays on Money, and the Standard of Value.
London : 1833First collected edition, the author's own copy with his ownership signature dated 1884 to the front pastedown, and his manuscript additions and corrections apparently intended for a future edition. The book collects Taylor's previously published economic tracts and reissues them with a new general title page and introduction: The Restoration of National... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 134900
TAYLOR, Una. Nets for the Wind.
London : 1896First edition, number 24 in Lane's Keynotes series. The Keynotes Series, comprising 33 novels and short story collections, was published in a distinctive format, featuring Aubrey Beardsley's cover designs and embellishments, by John Lane between 1893 and 1897; Beardsley produced the designs for 22 Keynotes volumes while he was working on The Yellow... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 137119
FOWLES, John. Of Memoirs & Magpies.
Austin : 1983First edition, first printing. From a total edition of 200 copies this is one of 26 specially bound, numbered with Roman numerals and inscribed on the limitation leaf: "I, forge John Fowles, 7 June 1983". Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 49552
TAYLOR, Isaac. Scenes in Europe,
London : 1819Second edition, first published the previous year. A popular travel book for children, which underwent eight editions by 1825. The book prints scenes of notable buildings, curiosities and events for each European country, with accompanying text and occasionally poetry.
This was the copy of the author John Fowles (1926-2005), with his embossed... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 136398
(TAYLOR, Reynell.) PARRY, E. Gambier. Reynell Taylor C.B. C.S.I.
London : 1888First edition. Uncommon memoir of a lengthy, and illustrious civil and military career in India. In 1841, Taylor was gazetted from Sandhurst - where his father was lieutenant-colonel - as Cornet and posted to the 11th Bengal Cavalry. "He first saw service in the Gwalior War of 1843, and at the close of the war was appointed to the bodyguard. In the... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 86211
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was placed at the Hospital school... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 85988
GRANT, J. Augustus, John Oliver, & others. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.
London : 1872[-5]First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Grant to African explorer Sir John Kirk on a panel from the original wrappers bound to face the title page: "My dear Kirk, I avail myself of the oppty of Sir Bartle Frere to send you Part I of the Botany of the 'Speke & Grant Expedition' and hope that future travellers will will sic find some advantage... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122070
WOOLMAN, John. A Word of Remembrance and Caution to the Rich.
Dublin : 1793First edition of this Quaker tract preaching divine retribution for ungenerous hoarders of wealth. The author, the American anti-slavery campaigner John Woolman (1720-1772), was highly esteemed for his concern for animals, the poor, native Americans, and slaves; Charles Lamb, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and G. M. Trevelyan all wrote favourably of him, and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 128995
CLARE, John. The Village Minstrel, and Other Poems.
London : 1821First edition of Clare's second book of poetry, with no frontispiece to the second volume as required for the first issue. 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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 126172
EVELYN, John. Sylva,
London : 1664First edition of Evelyn's most celebrated book and famously the first book to be printed by order of the Royal Society, which had been founded four years previously. During the 1640s and 1650s production of glass and iron increased rapidly and the wood used to fire the furnaces and factories was not being replaced by fresh planting. This led to a serious... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 87758
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor; Percy Bysshe Shelley; John Keats. The Poetical Works of Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats.
Paris : 1829First edition of the first anthology of the Romantic writers, also comprising the first collected edition of the poems of John Keats. Each poet is prefaced with a memoir, that of Shelley incorporating Mary Shelley's preface to his Posthumous Poems. Galignani's Paris editions of the English poets were piracies (he also pirated Crabbe, Hazlitt, Washington... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136066
TAYLOR, Thomas (trans.) Ocellus Lucanus on the Nature of the Universe.
London : 1831First edition of Taylor's translation of these four ancient Greek philosophers. The neoplatonist Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was a prolific translator of ancient Greek writing, and was the first to translate the complete works of Plato and Aristotle into English. He was such a committed Hellenist that he and his wife are reputed to have conversed only... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124726
QUINCY, John. Lexicon Physico-Medicum: or, A New Physical Dictionary,
London : 1719First edition of perhaps the most popular medical dictionary of the 18th and early 19th centuries, reaching a 12th edition by 1802. It is based in part on the medical lexicon of Bartholomew Castellus, published at Basel in 1628. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141338
KEATS, John. Endymion: A Poetic Romance.
London : 1818First edition, very scarce first issue unrestored in original boards. Endymion was the second of only three lifetime publications by Keats, comprising his longest single sustained poem, famous for its opening line: "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever". This copy has the first issue imprint to the verso of the half-title "Printed by T. Miller, Noble... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 134729
KEATS, John. Lamia, Isabella, The Eve of St. Agnes, and other poems.
London : 1820First edition of Keats's third and final book, a very scarce example in the original boards with spine and title label intact. This was the last book published in Keats's lifetime, about which he had "low hopes, though not spirits this shall be my last trial; not succeeding, I shall try what I can do in the apothecary line". Though Keats did not live... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 134735
KAYE, John William; G. B. Malleson; Frederic Pincott. A History of the Sepoy War in India. 1857-1858.
London : 1878-81Mixed editions as usual, Kaye first published 1864-76, Malleson 1878-80, and Pincott in 1880. The standard "empire history massive, verbose, all-embracing histories: authoritative and dogmatic: entirely noble in sentiment, entirely British in attitude and viewpoint" (Taylor). Sorsky draws attention to Chauduri's critical comments on Malleson's scholarship... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129818
CROWTHER, Samuel, & John Christopher Taylor. The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger. Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859.
London : 1859First edition. Decidedly uncommon, just 8 copies on Library Hub, with only single copy noted at auction. The only published account of the Third Niger Expedition which was intended to "establish trading stations on the Niger's banks" profiting from trade in their immediate locales, but also taking advantage of proximity to Kano, the "most important... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 98141
MILL, John Stuart. Ueber Frauenemancipation.
Leipzig : 1880First edition of Freud's translation into German of Mill's Subjection of Women, considered Freud's "only major non-scientific publication" (Norman exhibition catalogue) and his first publication in book form, issued here as volume twelve of Thomas Gompertz's first complete German edition of Mill's works, which began in 1869 and concluded in 1880. It... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129614
(SOUTH SEA COMPANY.) The Particulars and Inventories of the Estates of the late Sub-Governor, Deputy-Governor, and Directors of the South-Sea Company:
London : 1721A scarce collection of over 30 very detailed estate inventories produced during the intense scrutiny of the South Sea Company and its employees in the aftermath of the Bubble. Printed by order of the House of Commons, each inventory has a separate title leaf, pagination, and register, printing in exhaustive details the particulars of the accounts of... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125826
POTTER, Beatrix. Ginger and Pickles.
London & New York : 1909First edition, with the printed glassine jacket. The third of Potter's books to be printed in large format, Ginger and Pickles was worked up from an original manuscript given to Louie Warne, Harold Warne's daughter, as a Christmas gift in 1908. The story was based on the village shop in Sawrey, owned by John Taylor when Potter bought Hill Top farm,... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 109207
DANTE ALIGHIERI. The Vision; or Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.
London : 1819Second and best edition of one of the most important translations of Dante of the Romantic era, following the very scarce first edition which appeared in 1814 in such a diminutive format that it was barely legible. When found, copies of this larger format edition are more usually seen rebound or with repair - this example survives unmolested in attractive... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139500
MOORE, Sir Jonas. A Mathematical Compendium;
London : 1681Second edition of this popular pocket-book, first published in 1674. "The book was intended to be sold with various mathematical instruments, some made by the author Nicholas Stephenson (a gunner in the Tower), who must have had Moore's sanction as his assistant to use his notes" (Taylor). "Stephenson was also deputed by Moore to compile the Royal Almanack... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 112517
LEWIS, M. G. Tales of Wonder.
London : 1801First edition, this copy in a handsome contemporary binding and somewhat later gifted by Lord Chandos Leigh (17911850), poet and school-friend of Lord Byron, to his nephew Frederick Leigh Colvile (18191886), author, antiquary, and Warwickshire vicar. The book has the recipient's bookplate and is inscribed, "from my uncle Chandos Leigh".
This... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 121349
MOORE, Sir Jonas. Modern Fortification: or, Elements of Military Architecture.
London : 1673First edition, uncommon, just five locations on Library Hub, WorldCat adds ten. As a boy Jonas Moore (1627-79) "became a clerk in Durham city" (Taylor), but resolved to follow a career in mathematics, in which ambition he was encouraged by the prominent local Shuttleworth family of Gawthorpe Hall. Brought to the attention of Charles I "when the king... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126903
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. An Address to the Irish People.
Dublin : 1812First edition of Shelley's very rare political pamphlet in support of agitation to repeal the Act of Union and to secure Catholic emancipation, energetically distributed by the young aristocrat, who threw copies at likely passers-by from his balcony in Sackville Street, tucked them into ladies' bonnets, and attempted to sell them in public houses.
The... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 101947
(BEAT LITERATURE.) KEROUAC, Jack, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, et al. Hanuman Books series, complete.
Madras & New York : 1986-1992Very scarce complete set of the Hanuman Books series, including the rare Kerouac "Manhattan Sketches" which was withdrawn after complaints from the Kerouac estate. The books were handmade in India, with the small format based on Indian prayer books (Hanuman being the favoured Hindu deity of editors Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente), and distributed... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 142477
FORBES, Edwin. Life Studies of the Great Army.
New York : 1876First edition of one of the finest graphic representations of the American Civil War; this copy from the library of a Union army veteran: bookplate of William Bush Blackwell (1837-1922), who served as a first lieutenant and quarter master with the 26th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (the "2nd Oneida Regiment") and was later a member of the Military... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 114470
BRONTË, Charlotte. Autograph letter signed to Ellen Nussey.
[Haworth] : 1835The letter written when Charlotte was just short of her 19th birthday is a wonderful harbinger of her mature literary style, beginning with an almost poetic expression of her feelings for Nussey before transitioning to an effective setting of scene and an amusing character study, then moving on to politics, expressing her strong anti-Whig sentiments.... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 139244