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HUXLEY, Thomas H. The Works.
New York : 1894Author's edition, one of 1,000 numbered sets collecting works by the British biologist and science educationist Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895). "Huxley published over 400 essays, papers, letters, reviews, and books. Many of his papers on invertebrate anatomy and vertebrate palaeontology were amassed by Foster and Lankester into five volumes as The... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 115182
SMITH, Adam. The Works. With an Account of His Life and Writings by Dugald Stewart.
London : 1811-12First edition of the complete collected works of Adam Smith, with a biography of the author by the Scottish philosopher and mathematician Dugald Stewart. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 107885
(THOMSON, Hugh). AUSTEN, Jane The Works.
London : 1906-10A handsomely bound set. Hugh Thomson was one of the most notable book illustrators of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his illustrations for Jane Austen's novels remain widely regarded as classics in the field. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142092
GILES, Edward Bowyer. The History of the Art of Cutting in England;
London : 1887First and only contemporary edition, uncommon in the publisher's binding. Giles (1828-1896), first historian of the English trade, was the long-time editor of the West-End Gazette, journal of Metropolitan Foreman Tailor's Society. This is "an excellent history covering works on the art of cutting. Includes various works and systems as well as journals"... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139216
THORNTON, Joseph Patrick. The International System of Garment Cutting,
London : c.1924Seventh edition of this title, with relevant contemporary annotations, following and much expanding upon Thornton's earlier Sectional System (1901). This is an uncommon and attractive work offering detailed insight into this misunderstood and under-appreciated art. Under 20 copies of various editions dated between ?1885 and 1935 have been located through... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139135
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Jungle Book; [together with:] The Second Jungle Book.
London : 1894 & 1895First editions. The two Jungle Books were collections of stories which had previously appeared in periodicals; originally published in book form in a print run of 7,000 and 10,000 respectively, they went through numerous reprints and have remained two of Kipling's best known works. Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 126049
MEHMED EMIN ÂLI PAÇA. Documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna.
Turkey : 1874 - 86Fascinating group of documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna, dating to the time the agreements were revised (1872) to when he was seeking to extricate himself (1887):
1. Covering letter to the annotated Actes 1874 document addressed to Baron... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 141678
HARRINGTON, James. The Common-Wealth of Oceana.
London : 1656First edition of Harrington's masterpiece, describing "a Utopian State with a written constitution, providing for a bicameral legislature, rotation in office, the indirect election of a president, secret ballot, and other ideas much in advance of their time, some of which influenced the framers of the U.S. Constitution" (Walker, the Oxford Companion... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 142407
AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.
Edinburgh : 1911-12The Winchester edition; considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. In this enlarged issue, the set has two additional volumes, comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons, taken from the 1871 Memoir, together with Jane Austen's letters. Rare in contemporary binding and in this condition. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 121771
DICKENS, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop.
Philadelphia : 1842Presentation copy, inscribed by Dickens to William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878), editor of the New York Evening Post and a leading poet of his generation, inscribed by Dickens: "William Cullen Bryant From his friend and admirer Charles Dickens", signed with his characteristic lavish underscores, and with two accompanying autograph letters signed. In the... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 90111
DE GAURY, Gerald, & H. V. F. Winstone, (eds). The Road to Kabul.
London : 1981Superb presentation copy of the first edition of this anthology of work by travellers in Central Asia, signed by the author, and with a letter presenting the book to Robert Heber-Percy, 'The Mad Boy', young lover of the eccentric Lord Berners, with whom de Gaury became fascinated, and who accompanied him on his delicate diplomatic mission to visit Ibn... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 141824
(NELSON, Thomas.) BACON, Nathaniel, & John Selden. An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England,
London : 1760The copy of the American Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson Junior (1738-1789), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper; Nelson later struck through the signature (still wholly legible) and added a presentation note to his son William Nelson (1763-1803), thus reading "Tho.s Nelson jr. To Wm... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139669
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; [together with:] Through the Looking Glass.
New York : 1932 & 1935Signed limited editions, Through the Looking Glass signed by the original "Alice", Alice Hargreaves (née Liddell), Wonderland signed by the typographer and binder Frederic Ward, as issued; numbers 868 and 366 respectively, each from an edition of 1,500 copies.
Carroll first told the stories of what would become Alice's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142414
HORNER, Gordon. For YOU the War is Over.
London : 1948First and only edition, this copy signed at the conclusion of his Preface by Bill Bowes, probably the best bowler of the interwar period, like Horner a Yorkshireman, and a fellow POW in Italy. Before the war, Horner had trained at Leeds Art College, subsequently taking up work at a commercial studio. He won a competition to become war artist with the... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 124643
BELL, Henry. Historical Essay on the Original of Painting.
London : 1728First edition of a scarce work on the history of painting. According to a manuscript note to page 34, presumably by Mr Forster, much of the work apparently derives from Dryden's Ancient Masters of Paintinge, Mr Forster supplying page references to Dryden's work to several pages here, with extensive cross-referencing to the Chronological Account... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122232
FRIEDMAN, Milton. A Theory of the Consumption Function.
Princeton : 1957First edition, first printing, of what is perhaps Friedman's most significant academic work, in which he argued against the Keynesian use of government policy to regulate the economy. This work resolved several paradoxes regarding the relationship between the wealth and spending habits of consumers and it remains a foundational work in economics. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 141286
(TOLKIEN, J. R. R.) BRAY, Olive (ed. and trans.) The Elder or Poetic Edda,
London : 1908First edition, first impression, of this uncommon English translation that influenced J. R. R. Tolkien, this copy with a nice literary association: from the library of Gladys Huntington (18871959), author of the anonymously-published novel Madame Solario (1956), with her bookplate and ownership inscription, dated 19 May 1917, to the front endpaper.... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 142356
FISHER, Irving. Stabilizing the Dollar.
New York : 1920First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to his fellow economist John R. Commons, inscribed on the half-title "To Prof. John R. Commons with the compliments and esteem of Irving Fisher. New Years 1920".
Commons, together with Thorstein Veblen and Wesley Clair Mitchell, was one of the three founders of American Institutionalism.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142339
(FLEMING, Ian.) GILBERT, Jon. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography.
London : 2017Second edition, first printing, one of 500 copies. Gilbert's bibliography was first published in 2012, and serves as a comprehensive guide to the work of Ian Fleming, covering everything from the first draft of Casino Royale in 1952 to editions still in print today. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 122758
PEEL, Constance Dorothy Evelyn. The Hat Shop.
London : 1914First edition, first and only impression, of this "vivid picture of one side of the world of fashion and of the cost to those who serve it" (Pall Mall Gazette), written by the acclaimed journalist and writer on household management. It is uncommon institutionally and commercially; we have seen one other copy in a cheap "popular edition" binding... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130287
RUSHDIE, Salman. The Satanic Verses.
London : 1988First edition, signed limited issue, number 4 of 100 copies signed by the author and bound in quarter morocco (a further 12 signed copies were published in full morocco). Rushdie's fourth novel and a major work in the magical realist canon, The Satanic Verses ignited furious controversy, leading to the book being banned and protested across the world,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 138781
ELLIOTT, Maud Howe (ed.) Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
Paris & New York : 1893First edition, in the rarer blue variant binding, unsigned though attributed to the American Arts and Crafts designer Alice Cordelia Morse (1863-1961). This is the richly illustrated official handbook for the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, in notably attractive condition.
Having lobbied hard for an official place... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131545
MACKENZIE, [Helen Catharine]. Life in the Mission, the Camp, and the Zenáná;
London : 1854Second edition, following the first of 1853, of this entertaining and revealing narrative of a woman in the Punjab in the 1840s, presented here in a most handsome binding, with two plates lithographed by the author.
"Helen Mackenzie 1819-1910 was the second wife of Brigadier Colin Mackenzie, veteran of the first Afghan War of 1838-1842 and hero... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 133765
ROOD, Will. C., & Norman Hayden. Instructions for using the Dressmaker's Magic Scale,
Quincy, IL : 1882A curious and uncommon proprietary pattern-cutting guide first published circa 1879 that ran to at least twenty-five editions, this being the eleventh. The unique selling proposition to the work is the "Magic Scale" - "the square and the compass combined" - using which "a lady can cut from any fashion plate, making a perfect fit without alterations".
The... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 121396
(WORLD WAR II; WESTERN DESERT.) WESSEL, Wilhelm. Three original artworks.
1942Three fine studies made in the field by German war artist Wilhelm Wessel (1904-1971), Rommel's kriegsmaler, conveying a genuine sense of reportage and executed while Wessel was serving as an officer with the Afrikakorps.
Original black-and-white charcoal drawing on pale grey paper signed "Wih. Wessel 42", measuring 460 x 590 mm; inscribed lower... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 136644
DARWIN, Charles. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom.
London : 1876First edition. Darwin's research on fertilisation in plants was an offshoot of his work on evolution and natural selection. To demonstrate that genetic variation gave organisms an advantage in the struggle for survival, he performed experiments demonstrating that self-fertilisation weakened plants in comparison with those that had been cross-fertilised.... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 142069
(FASHION.) History of the Textile Art.
Milan : [?1980s]First and only edition of this visually beguiling and historically informative collection. The title leaf reports that "this photographic publication, composed of pictures of original fabrics from 1903 up to 1925, taken from private files, has been created to offer a proof of art and culture in the evolution of costume". We have been unable to trace... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140454
YARDE, Richard. The Savoy Ballroom.
Boston : 1986First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, the present example not numbered and the edition may never have been published as the Hampshire Typothetae ceased operation in 1986 (see Five College Archives & Manuscript collection online, retrieved 13.03.19); in addition, it is clear from the presence of silk retaining bands inside the lid of the solander... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132940
(NONESUCH PRESS.) HERODOTUS. The History of Herodotus of Halicarnassus.
London : 1935First Nonesuch Press edition, limited to 675 copies of which this is number 546, a superb example of book design and presswork. Loosely inserted are the Nonesuch Press prospectus for this edition, and the Autumn 1935 issue of the Nonesuch News, publicising their latest titles. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141940
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
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956 [and] Waging Peace 1956-1961 [together with] At Ease: Stories I Tell My Friends.
New York : 1963, 1965, 1967First editions of Eisenhower's two volumes of presidential autobiography and his later volume of discursive memoirs. Nelson Doubleday Jr. (1933-2015) was the last president of Doubleday and Company (1978-86) before its sale to Bertelsmann AG in 1986; he was grandson of the founder, Frank Nelson Doubleday ("Effendi"). Doubleday were Eisenhower's publishers... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116984
WILSON, Maria. The Workwoman's Guide,
London & Birmingham : 1838First edition of one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century. Early editions are uncommon, with just four copies of the first on Copac, together with four of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. An excellent copy of this elusive and highly desirable guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108261
MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
London : 1803The Great Quarto edition, notionally the second edition of the Essay on Population published in 1798, but so substantially enlarged, rewritten, and re-titled as to be a new book.
"In 1803 Malthus published a greatly expanded second edition of the Essay, incorporating details of the population checks that had been in operation in many different countries... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 134324
GILES, Edward Bowyer; John Mogford; Frederick T. Prewett; Henry Roberts & Mark Wiseman. The West End System:
London : 1875First edition of Part I, second of Part II, the quick re-release "necessitated by the continuance of demand" (Preface). A highly successful cutting manual which ran to many editions through to the 1920s. These earliest iterations are uncommon, with WorldCat listing only BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge for the 1875 first edition. This is an important work... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139170
(PETTY, William.) COLLINS, John. A Plea for the Bringing in of Irish Cattel, And keeping out of Fish Caught by Foreigners.
London : 1680First edition. John Collins (1626-1683) is predominantly remembered as a mathematician and scientific administrator, but his long career in the civil service also acquainted him in detail with taxation, trade and public expenditures. The present mercantilist treatise was his first work of economics, a slightly mis-matched proposal to prohibit foreign... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127344
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second and preferred edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, this set one of a small number with the text volumes printed on fine paper, apparently hot-pressed to give a more silken finish, and presented in a particularly attractive contemporary morocco binding, in this regard highly uncommon: the last set in such a binding appearing at auction in 1992;... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 139133
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.
London : [after 1835]First edition, later state. First issued in 1817, the work sold slowly, which led Jenkins to issue copies as demand necessitated. The earliest copies of this book have the text printed on paper watermarked 1812 and 1816; this copy is printed on paper watermarked 1835. An attractively bound copy of this magnificent illustration of the high-water mark... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 94719
[WALTON, Izaak.] The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation,
London : 1653First edition. "A first Walton confers distinction upon its owner" (Westwood & Satchell). There are various typesetting errors in the first edition, although corrected and uncorrected sheets seem to have been issued indiscriminately, with little significance to the priority of issue. In the present copy "contention" (a mistake for "contentment") is... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 80090
BRADFORD, William. The Arctic Regions.
London : 1873First and only edition of this highly uncommon and highly desirable Arctic record, one of perhaps as few as 300 copies. The book forms a record of the last of seven voyages to Labrador and Greenland that Bradford sponsored or participated in during the 1860s: "all early examples of what one might call 'eco-art tourism'"(Books on Ice).
Bradford... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 94428
(BURNES, Alexander.) Central Asia comprising Bokhara, Cabool, Persia, the River Indus, & Countries Eastward of it.
London : 1834Important, highly detailed map of Central Asia "constructed from numerous authentic documents but principally from the original MS. surveys of Lieut. Alex. Burnes", and showing Burnes's route across Asia, intended to accompany, and cash in on, his Travels into Bokhara, which, rather rushed out, was not provided with a map. Burnes had sailed to Bombay... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 129689
[POLIDORI, John William.] The Vampyre; A Tale.
London : 1819First edition, in the second and earliest realistically obtainable issue, of this seminal vampire novella. This attractive, untrimmed, copy is beautifully presented in a 20th-century morocco binding signed "J. G. 81" to the rear turn-in. It additionally, and highly unusually, has two sets of integral publisher's advertisements bound to the rear, dating... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 141658
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) PHELPS BROWN, E. H. The Framework of the Pricing System.
London : 1936First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a page of his pencilled notes at the rear.
A nice provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 142318
WOOLF, Virginia. The Years.
London : 1937First 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: 138877
(GULF AVIATION.) Pair of photograph albums from the earliest years of commercial aviation in the Gulf, comprising over 550 images.
Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, Iraq, Persia : 1948-55Fascinating, cogently assembled, and extremely uncommon photographic archive of over 550 highly appealing and informative personal photographs captured by a British official in Bahrain, Doha, Kuwait, and Iraq at the moment when the region was just opening up to Western oil companies and chronicling the origins of commercial aviation in the Gulf. Although... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 135949
JEFFERYS, Thomas. The American Atlas:
London : 1775First edition of this celebrated atlas, "the chief publication used by English and American officers during the American Revolution" (Karpinski) and "one of the most authoritative and comprehensive atlases of America" (Ristow), with large maps of 11 of the 13 colonies, and of French Canada.
As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and subsequently... Learn More£135,000.00
Stock Code: 141814
THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.
London : 1995First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page "To Woodrow with warm regards and many thanks for all your help Margaret Thatcher". An excellent association copy - the recipient was Woodrow Wyatt (1918-1997), Labour Member of Parliament for most of 1945 to 1970, who switched sides and became Thatcher's... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135680
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) HAWTREY, Ralph George. The Economic Problem.
London : 1926First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and various ink and pencil annotations in the margins. This is evidently the copy which Robbins worked from for his review of the book, "Mr. Hawtrey on the Scope of Economics", published in Economica (No. 20, June... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 142308
(SILK WEAVING) SIMMONDS, S. Théorie du Tissage [Theory of Weaving]
?Lyon : c.1900Exceptional French course workbook in superb, fresh condition, concentrating entirely on silk production and weaving and containing a spectacular array of fabric samples from simple taffetas and serges to pekins, fantasies, and royales, in a range of superb colours and patterns. Most likely generated at the École de Tissage in Lyons, the French silk... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 139189
(CHINDITS.) Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-1980s]Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
HIRST, Damien. Damien Hirst.
London : 1991First edition, first impression, trade issue. Interweaving Hirst's art works with a transcription of his discussion with French artist Sophie Calle, this catalogue was published to accompany Hirst's solo exhibition held at the ICA between 13 December 1991 and 2 February 1992. This show included Hirst's first exhibited work incorporating formaldehyde... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141610
MOHAMMED ALI TEWFIK, HRH Prince. Breeding of Pure Bred Arab Horses.
Cairo : 1935-36 and 1948First editions. Superbly provenanced pairing of these rare and important monographs: the first work presented by the author, Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik, to Brigadier Sir Eugene Gorman at the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Race Meeting at Gaza in 1940, in turn presented by him to his son Pierre in 1944; with Sir Eugene's lengthy explanatory inscription... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 141617
CHAMBERS, Ephraim. Cyclopaedia: or, an universal dictionary of arts and sciences;
London : 1728First edition of Chambers's influential encyclopaedia, this copy with the very rare Addenda and an interesting contemporary provenance.
"Though to Harris must go the honours of compiling the first true English encyclopaedia, Chambers is clearly the father of the modern encyclopaedia throughout the world" (Collison, p. 103). Ephraim Chambers (c.1680-1740),... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 141307
GRAY, Thomas. Designs for Mr. R. Bentley for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray.
London : 1765Fourth edition overall, expanded from the three editions of 1753 with further Odes, of this large, elaborately illustrated publication of the best-known works of the poet Gray, including the Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard. A presentation copy of H. A. J. Munro's translation of the Elegy into Latin (c. 1873) is tipped-in at the rear endpapers.
"This... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142136
KLIMT, Gustav. Secession XVIII. Aussstellung der Vereinigung bildender Künster Österreichs Secession Wien Nov. = Dez. 1903.
Vienna : 1903First edition, first printing. Only two Secession exhibitions during the period between 1897 and 1905 concentrated exclusively on one artist: Johann Victor Kramer, in the eleventh exhibition (1901) and Klimt in the eighteenth. This catalogue was published to coincide with Klimt's exhibition containing 80 works. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 141827
MORELLET, André. Prospectus d'un nouveau dictionnaire de commerce.
Paris : 1769First edition of the prospectus for Morellet's planned but ultimately unrealised Dictionnaire de commerce, issued with his Catalogue, considered "the first bibliography of economic literature" (Carpenter, p. 2).
"This prospectus, which is undoubtedly one of the very best specimens of that class of works, was intended to exhibit the principles... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 122249
CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Vie de Monsieur Turgot.
London : 1786The true first edition of Condorcet's life of Turgot, Gertis's edition A, the first of four editions published with a London imprint in 1786. Condorcet was a strong supporter of Turgot, who had attempted to implement physiocratic ideas as the French finance minister from 1774 to 1776. His biography seeks to vindicate Turgot's thought and work, and is... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127444