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AGRICULTURE. Agricultural State of the Kingdom, in February, March, and April, 1816;
London : 1816First edition, with the printing split between McMillan and with Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, without known priority of issue. The Board of Agriculture had been founded in 1793 to promote agricultural improvement, and they had published numerous reports on the state of agriculture in various counties. In February 1816 the Board of Agriculture issued... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 124796
HOWLETT, John. An Enquiry Concerning the Influence of Tithes upon Agriculture,
London : 1801First edition of this essay by the economist John Howlett (1731-1804). "Most of Howlett's writings concentrated on the well-being of the poor, an issue for which he was well equipped as an able statistician and demographer, and inclined to see in a broader compass than many of his contemporaries" (ODNB). Howlett correctly stated the population to be... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129256
BREAD. Account of the Experiments tried by the Board of Agriculture in the Composition of Various Sorts of Bread.
London : 1795First edition of the full report of the Board of Agriculture, preceded by two shorter reports earlier the same year. The Revolutionary Wars led to a sharp rise in the price of wheat and bread. In response, the Board of Agriculture conducted a study of substitutes for wheat in bread making, with rye, rice, barley, buck-wheat, maize, oats, peas, beans... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 129229
[SMOLLETT, Tobias, trans.] Select Essays on Commerce, Agriculture, Mines, Fisheries, and Other Useful Subjects.
London : 1754First edition of this work, "the first notice in English of the Physiocratic doctrine" (Higgs), which collects more than 30 essays translated by Tobias Smollett from the Journal Œconomique. The Physiocratic doctrine proposes that the wealth of nations is derived solely from the value of agriculture or land-development; fittingly more than half of the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 104202
YOUNG, Arthur. On The Advantages Which Have Resulted from the Establishment of the Board of Agriculture:
London : 1809First edition of this printing of Arthur Young's speech defending the establishment and the achievements of the Board of Agriculture. "A new stage in Young's career began in 1793 with the establishment, with government support, of the board of agriculture. The idea for such a board had originated with William Marshall, the distinguished agricultural... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 129280
MARSHALL, William. A Review (and complete abstract) of the Reports to the Board of Agriculture; from the Midland Department of England.
York : 1815First edition. The agricultural writer William Marshall (1745-1818) had created and promoted the idea of the Board of Agriculture, but to his great dismay, upon its creation in 1793 the Board was dominated by the friends of Marshall's great rival Arthur Young, with Young himself taking the Secretary position, to Marshall's bitter resentment. Marshall... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129282
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. Ecole d'agriculture.
Paris : 1759First edition of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise supporting the establishment of schools of agriculture, to promote the development of agricultural science and the enhancement of estate management. Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700-1782) became an amateur botanist in his youth, and used his inheritance of a large estate to establish a model farm, where... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 123197
[QUESNAY, François.] Physiocratie, ou constitution naturelle du gouvernement le plus avantageux au genre humain. Publié par Du Pont, des Sociétés Royales d'Agriculture de Soissons & d'Orléans, & Correspondant de la Société d'Émulation de Londres.
Pékin, and sold in Paris : 1767First edition, the extremely rare first issue with the fictitious Pékin imprint on the title pages of both parts, in the corrected state. Issued thus to avoid French censorship, but in fact printed in Paris, the Pékin issue was printed in very small numbers and swiftly withdrawn because of a reference made by the editor, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours,... Learn More£110,000.00
Stock Code: 124093
ASTOR, Viscount, & Keith A. H. Murray. Land and Life: the Economic National Policy for Agriculture.
London : 1932First edition, first impression.
Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held unique sway over the Book Society choices... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 96190
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, presentation copy, inscribed "For Sir William Forbes Bart. from the Author" on the title page verso, complete with both the half-title and addenda pages (pp. 527-34), the former of which is bound in after the errata as issued. Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo (1739-1806) was an eminent Scottish banker and benefactor, and a good friend of... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 118071
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127839
ÉPRÉMESNIL, Jaques Duval d'. Correspondance sur une question politique d'agriculture.
Amsterdam & Paris : 1763First edition of this printed correspondence between Épremesnil and Dupuy d'Emportes of the Academy of Florence, concerning agricultural issues, in which Éprémesnil stresses the importance of free trade. Épremesnil (1745-1794) later had an important role in pushing for the summoning of the Estates General, before defending the monarchy in the French... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 123202
ÉPRÉMESNIL, Jaques Duval d'. Correspondance sur une question politique d'agriculture.
Amsterdam & Paris : 1763First edition of this printed correspondence between Épremesnil and Dupuy d'Emportes of the Academy of Florence, concerning agricultural issues. Épremesnil (1745-1794) later had an important role in pushing for the summoning of the Estates General, before defending the monarchy in the French Revolution, and subsequently being guillotined. The book... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 127720
BERTHELOT, Claude-François. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;
Paris : 1782First edition. Described on the title as "Ingénieur-Mécanicien du Roi", Berthelot (1718-1800) rose from humble origins to the professorship of mathematics in the Military School in Paris, where in 1763 he invented a famous gun carriage for use in coastal artillery, though the invention was generally credited to Gribeauval who was largely responsible... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108958
BROCQUIERE, Bertrandon de la. The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere to Palestine,
Hafod, Ceredigion : 1807First edition in English. "La Brocquiere's important account describes the relations between Turks, Greeks, and Latins twenty years before the fall of Constantinople 1453, and narrates his adventures as he travelled overland from Jerusalem to Paris" (Blackmer).
Bertrandon de la Brocquiere (c. 1400-1459) was a Burgundian agent and pilgrim, his... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139109
WEULERSSE, Georges. Le Mouvement Physiocratique.
Paris : 1910First edition, first printing, of this fundamental thesis on the origins of physiocracy, the French economic theory defining economic wealth by the value of land agriculture and development, starting in 1756 when Quesnay produced his first articles.
This in-depth analysis stops at the year 1770, English translation "because that is the last... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 146525
RENOUARD DE SAINTE-CROIX, Carloman-Louis-François Félix, marquis. Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine,
Paris : 1810First edition. Having lost Pondicherry (Puducherry) in the siege of 1793, the French regained it under the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, but in fact Henry Wellesley refused to cede it, and therefore when Renouard de Sainte-Croix (1767-1840) arrived in 1802 he was almost immediately imprisoned. A soldier-savant, he had been sent out to help organise... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100737
TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques. Réflexions sur la formation et la distribution des richesses.
[No place] : 1788First edition in book form of Turgot's Réflexions, a milestone in the history of economic thought, which exerted a major influence on Adam Smith, from the library of French economist and follower of Saint Simon, Michel Chevalier. Written in 1766, it first appeared in 1769-70 in the Ephémérides du citoyen.
"The Réflexions is a remarkable... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142055
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. Tratado del Cultivo de Las Tierras,
Madrid : 1751First edition in Spanish of the first part of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise on agriculture, which had been published in France in 1750 as Traité de la Culture des Terres; five other parts followed, the last one published in 1760. Quesnay's entry on agriculture, which appeared in the first volume of the Encyclopédie in 1751, was influenced by the work... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 129087
[MIRABEAU, Victor Riquetti, Marquis de.] Theorie de l'Impot. [Bound with:]
No place : 1760-61First edition of each work. The Théorie de l'Impôt is a spirited and able attack upon the financial administration of France, and especially upon the "fermiers généraux", whom Mirabeau regarded as parasites preying upon the vitals of the nation. The work highlights the problems and injustices of the French system of taxation, and added fuel to the... Learn More£14,500.00
Stock Code: 84111
QUESNAY, François - BELLIAL DES VERTUS, le Sieur de (attrib.) Essai sur l'administration des terres.
Paris : 1759First edition of a work which has been attributed to Quesnay since it expresses many Physiocratic beliefs, in particular those relating to agriculture and its importance to the country's economy.
Scholarship, both past and present, remains divided on its authorship. Higgs refused to acknowledge the work to be Quesnay's (he lists it as by le... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 118440
PICHON, Thomas-Jean. La Physique de l'Histoire,
Amsterdam : 1765One of two 1765 editions of Pichon's work, the other printed in The Hague (also issued with a London-imprint title page), of unknown priority. The French churchman Thomas Jean-Pichon (1731-1812) can be claimed as part of the anti-philosophe reaction, with his writings countering the enlightenment and the Encyclopédie. The present work is a study of... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 129387
TSCHUDI, Johann Jakob von. Travels in Peru, during the Years 1838—1842.
London : 1847First edition in English, the year after the original German publication. Swiss naturalist von Tschudi (1818-1889) spent five years in Peru, collecting plants and zoological specimens, studying Incan antiquities and the Quechua Indians, and covering ground "previously untrodden by any European traveller" (translator's preface). There is also much description... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 121241
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. A Practical Treatise of Husbandry:
London : 1759First edition in English. The first part of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise was published in France in 1750 as Traité de la culture des terres; five other parts followed, the last one published in 1760. Quesnay's entry on agriculture, which appeared in the first volume of the Encyclopédie in 1751, was influenced by the work of Duhamel du Monceau. The... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 114569
SAY, Louis Auguste. Traité élémentaire de la Richesse individuelle et de la Richesse Publique,
Paris : 1827First edition of this economic study by the Nantes industrialist Louis Auguste Say (1774-1840), the brother of the more famous Jean-Baptiste, yet a significant economist in his own right. The present work is in two parts, the first discussing the moral and political implications of public and private wealth, and the second applying the principle of... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139991
YOUNG, Arthur. The Farmer's Guide in Hiring and Stocking Farms.
London : 1770First edition of agricultural reformer Arthur Young's third work. "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, and the consequent rise of great landowners and farmers in the eighteenth... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 123355
YOUNG, Arthur. A Six Months Tour through the North of England.
London : 1770First edition of the great agricultural reformer's survey of the northern counties of England. Young's Tours are "his most valuable publications", and the English Tours in particular contain "the best account of the state of the country, and the condition of the agriculturists, between 1760 and 1780" (McCulloch, p. 214). England "with its increased... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 116726
[YOUNG, Arthur.] A Six Weeks Tour,
London : 1768First 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, and the consequent rise... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 109008
OLDEKOP, C. A. W. von. Geographie des Russischen Reichs. Nach den neuesten Quellen bearbeitet.
St. Petersburg : 1842First edition, Saint Petersburg issue (also issued with a Leipzig imprint), of Oldekop's survey of Russia, with information on its geography - its extent, borders, mountains, seas, rivers, canals, plants, minerals and animal life, - with statistical information on its inhabitants, agriculture, industry, trade and manufactures, weights, measures and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133446
[PATTULLO, Henry.] Essai sur l'amelioration des terres.
Paris : 1758First edition, scarce, of a highly influential book: "Its influence was to be very great and Pattullo was to be quoted throughout the rest of the century as one of the famous agriculturists of his time, and the founder of a definite agricultural system the Essai is a handbook of English farming for the use of the French" (Andre J. Bourde, The Influence... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 102146
IBN AL-'AWWAM. [Arabic title:] Kitab al-Filahah.
Madrid : 1802First edition. Ibn al-'Awwam (in full, Abu Zakariya Yahya ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn 'Al-Awwam Al-Ishbili) was an Arab agriculturist who flourished at Seville in southern Spain in the later 12th century. His lengthy handbook entitled in Arabic Kitab al-Filahah (Book on Agriculture) is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject in medieval Arabic,... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 94111
YOUNG, Arthur. A Six Weeks Tour,
London : 1768First 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, and the consequent rise... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 129637
HALE, Thomas. A Compleat Body of Husbandry.
London : 1756First edition, issued in 61 numbers from 28 June 1755 to 21 August 1756. In size and scope perhaps the most ambitious guide to farming of the 18th century, Hale's posthumous book, gathered from his papers, was quickly followed by a Dublin edition the following year and a three-volume second edition the year afterwards. It provides a valuable snapshot... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125479
LAURENCE, Edward. The Duty of a Steward to his Lord.
London : 1727First edition. A major work on rural estate management by the Northamptonshire land surveyor Edward Laurence (1634-1739), renowned in his day for his knowledge of agriculture and for the manuscript maps he produced for landowners. The present work proposes modernisation, including cultivating new crops and enclosing small farms into larger farms. Laurence... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 124698
NYASALAND PROTECTORATE, now Malawi. The Handbook of Nyasaland,
Zomba : First edition of this scarce general descriptive and economic guide to the country.WorldCat and Library Hub locate just one copy in institutions worldwide, at the Bibliothek der Humboldt-Universitat.
Established as a British Protectorate in 1907, Nyasaland became an independent African state in 1964 and was renamed Malawi. An asterisked note... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 137103
BEZOBRAZOV, Vladimir. [In Cyrillic:] Molodaia Rossiia [Young Russia].
Stuttgart : 1871Sole 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 agriculture, a decade... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127122
GOYON DE LA PLOMBANIE, Henri. La France Agricole et Marchande.
Avignon : 1762First edition of this economic utopia. Published anonymously, as were many of Goyon de la Plombanie's works. Foreshadowing the effects of increased production on society, the results of industrialisation, urban migration and overcrowding, he proposed the use of cartography to document natural borders and indicate ownership and the improvement of road... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 93463
XENOPHON. Xenophons treatise of House holde.
London : 1573Sixth edition in English of Xenophon's Oeconomicus, first published by Thomas Berthelet in 1532, this edition the first to be published by John Allde, at his busy establishment at the Long Shop next to St Mildred Poultry, London. The text is a Socratic dialogue principally about household management and agriculture, one of the earliest works on economics... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 127728
FISCHER, Heinrich August. Versuch einer historisch-pragmatischen Beschreibung des alten deutschen Oekonomie, und des, in der Folge der Zeit, daraus erwachsenen deutschen fürstlichen Kammerwesens.
Leipzig : 1755First edition of Fischer's history of the old German economy from the earliest times, and of the recent development of Cameralism, comprising a valuable survey of the historical literature from the 17th century onwards. Including treatises on agriculture, arts and manufactures, as well as law and Fischer gives a 126-page bibliography, two colums per... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135287
KENNEDY, Lewis, & T. B. Grainger. The Present State of the Tenancy of Land in Great Britain:
London : 1828First edition of this survey of British land tenancy, with a general introduction, followed by a county by county survey of the state of agriculture. A second volume on sheep farming followed the next year.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their stamp to spine and shelfmarks to front endpaper and title page. The library was assembled... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 129251
BLITH, Walter. The English Improover, or a new Survey of Husbandry.
London : 1649One of two 1649 editions, of unestablished priority. Walter Blith (1605-1654) has been called by Robert Trow-Smith "the greatest of the mid-seventeenth century writers" in the field of agriculture (English Husbandry, 1951). In this work, Blith advocates draining and making water meadows, inclosure, the use of manures, and plantations. "In spite of the... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 129024
WRIGHT, Herbert. Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber.
Colombo : 1905First edition. Uncommon, just 5 locations on Library Hub, WorldCat adds 7 further. This copy inscribed "To I.H. Burkill Esqre. from the Author". Wright was one of the leading authorities on tropical agriculture of his day, described in his Times obituary as "one of the foremost figures in the rubber industry". Educated at the Royal College of Science,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 125921
WALTON, Isaak. Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson.
London : 1858Second issue of this New Edition, first published the previous year, the text largely based on John Major's 1825 edition, with the addition of Dowling's memoir of Walton. William Mansell was successor to the famed James Hayday. Large armorial bookplate of Charles Preston Crewe to the front pastedown. Born in London, Crewe travelled to South Africa in... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 95258
UZBEKISTAN. Uzbekskaia SSR na vsesoiuznoy selskohoziaistvennoy vystavke 1939 goda. [i.e. Uzbek Soviet Republic on the All-Union Agrarian Exhibition of 1939].
Moscow : 1940First and only edition, one of 4000 copies, but fragile. Uncommon, just 6 copies traced on WorldCat, all in the United States. A celebration of the Uzbek contribution to the Agrarian Exhibition that opened in 1939 at the VDNKh - The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy - in Moscow and ran till 1941. It had originally been intended as a three-month... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119917
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
LENIN, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, as Nikolai Lenin. [In Cyrillic:] Razvitie kapitalizma v Rossii (The Development of Capitalism in Russia).
St Petersburg : 1899First edition of Lenin's most important and substantial work, his only genuine contribution to economics, in the original Russian language. "The Development of Capitalism in Russia is an example of Lenin's acute observation of all facets of the Russian economy. Its detailed documentation of the peculiarities of Russian capitalism - peculiarities stemming... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 121610
HENDERSON, George, Capt. An Account of the British Settlement of Honduras;
London : 1809First edition. An extensive record kept by Captain George Henderson (1783-1855) whilst stationed in Honduras with his regiment in 1806. This work offers an extensive insight into the flora and fauna of the region, most often discussed, as was common in travel accounts of at the time, in terms of their uses as food stuffs; for example the "manati", whose... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 118630
LIST, Friedrich. Das nationale System der politischen Oekonomie …
Stuttgart & Tübingen : 1841First edition of List's major work. One of the earliest and most severe critics of the classical school of political economy, List (1789-1846) "denounced Adam Smith and his disciples as the 'cosmopolitan school' and held that universal free trade was an ideal that could be achieved only in the far distant future. For the time being, he argued, each... Learn More£15,750.00
Stock Code: 132364
RICARDO, David. An Essay on The Influence of a low Price of Corn on the Profits of Stock;
London : 1815, 1819, 1822Second, third, and fourth editions respectively of these three works by David Ricardo (first editions published 1815, 1816, and 1822), bound together in a contemporary binding, sympathetically rebacked. "Following his involvement in the bullion controversy, Ricardo's next significant publication was his Essay on the influence of a low price of corn... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 129283
EGERTON, William, first Baron Egerton, of Tatton Park. [Title from binding:] Portraits of Celebrated Persons.
[c. 1853]Highly appealing exemplar of a mid-nineteenth century portrait album, assembled with discernment and a great deal of care by William Egerton, first Baron Egerton of Tatton (1806-1883), carrying in each volume his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper verso and fine armorial bookplate to volume I (the Egerton arms impaled with those of Loftus,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118091
BOISGUILBERT, Pierre le Pesant. Le détail de la France, sous le règne de Louis XIV.
No place : 1697An early edition of the author's first important economic text, a damning critique of the economic condition of France as a result of the policies adopted by Colbert and his successors, first published anonymously and without royal permission in Rouen in 1695.
Boisguilbert (1646-1714) "is largely remembered as a precursor of the Physiocrats... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 136946
LAVOISIER, Antoine-Laurent de. Resultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitule: de la richesse territoriale du royaume de France.
Paris : 1791First edition, Perrot's edition I, not to be confused with the re-edition of c.1810 using a similar type (Perrot III). "De la richesse territoriale de France, which was printed in 1791 by order of the National Assembly, constitutes an extract from a larger work on which Lavoisier had been engaged since 1784 in an effort to complete and verify an analysis... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 93464
PRZHEVALSKY, Nikolay Mikhailovich. Puteshestviye v Ussuriyskom Kraye, 1867-1869 gg. S kartoy Ussuriyskogo Kraya (A Trip in the Ussuri Region 1867-1869).
St Petersburg : 1870First edition of the first comprehensive description of the Ussuri region and Przhevalsky's first book, published at his own expense; very scarce, we have been able to trace one institutional location only, the incomplete copy at the Russian Presidential Library (lacking title page).
Przhevalsky (1839-1888) passed through the military academy... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 129968
WORLD WAR II. Handbook for Military Government in Germany.
Bushy Park, London : 1944First edition of this key document in the denazification of Germany, highly uncommon, published in December 1944 in an edition of 6, 000 copies; a high-level draft version circulated in the autumn of 1944 was considered too lenient toward Germany, Roosevelt describing it in a memo as "pretty bad" (Dobbins et al, p.20).
Secretary of the Treasury... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 134461
MUHAMMAD ALI - GREGORY, Dick. "My Brother's Keeper".
Pittsburgh : 1964First pressing, with a fine provenance: signed in full on the back cover in blue ball-point pen by Muhammad Ali, a close friend of Gregory - who was also nutritional adviser and jogging partner to Ali - who described the comedian as "one of the greatest Americans of modern times" (cited in an Independent profile of 19 December 2004).
Additionally... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 144644
ZINSERLING, Vladimir. Oroshenie na Amu-Darie [Irrigation on the Amu Darya].
Moscow : 1927First and only edition, just 2000 copies, rare, no copies traced on WorldCat. Immensely detailed logistical study towards large-scale irrigation schemes for the agricultural exploitation of the extensive steppes of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This copy a superb association copy inscribed in purple ink on the title page by the author: "To Academician... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 121726
SMITH, Charles. Three Tracts on the Corn-Trade and Corn-Laws:
London : 1766Second edition of Smith's three celebrated tracts on the corn trade, praised for their sound reasoning by both Hume and Adam Smith, bound first in a volume of five popular works discussing food scarcity, the pricing of provisions, and magistrate intervention in the market place, published 1766-68.
"The scarcity of corn in 1756-7 and its high... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 122563
DE JONG, Everdene. Spoken Arabic of the Arabian Gulf.
Beirut : 1958First and sole edition of this decidedly uncommon grammar, one of the first guides to Arabic as spoken in the Arabian Gulf, "a still valuable text" (Scudder, p. 349); this copy with an excellent provenance, from the library of Warren C. Benedict, linguist with the US Foreign Service Institute, who joined the department in 1958 and in 1960 was "assigned... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131259
JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY - BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-48One of a limited set of detailed planning documents for the important modernization of Jeddah's water supply in 1947, this copy inscribed by the British civil engineer leading the project to Ahmad Ashmawi of the local engineers who presented the scheme to Emir Saud. Likely produced in small numbers for key stakeholders, we find no other copies or references... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138324
KAUTSKY, Karl. Die Agrarfrage: eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.
Stuttgart : 1899First edition, presentation copy from the author to the important French communist Paul Lafargue, inscribed by him, "A son cher Lafargue, K. Kautsky, Berlin 3/1/99". The Marxist theorist's analysis of capitalism in agriculture is a book that Lenin declared "the most important event in present-day economic literature since the third volume of Capital".
Kautsky... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 118919