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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
[GALIANI, Ferdinando.] Dialogues sur le Commerce des Bleds.
London [i.e. Paris?], : 1770First edition of the work that established Galiani's reputation as an economist, a bold attack on the physiocrats and a virulent critique of the royal edict of 1764 liberalising the trade in grain. Galiani was secretary of the Neapolitan embassy in Paris, and was well connected with the leading enlightenment figures of the day. He left the manuscript... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127440
(CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY). Pomponius Mela. Iulius Solinus. Itinerarium Antonini Aug. Vibius Sequester.
Florence : 1526An early edition of this collection of classical geographical texts, including Pomponius Mela and Julius Solinus, and a translation into Latin of the Greek 1st-century world geography of Dinoysius Periegetes. The text is based on the first edition of the collection, printed by the Aldine press in 1518. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137339
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) RIST, Charles. Essais sur quelques problemes economiques et monetaires.
Paris : 1933First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed on the front free endpaper "à M. le Professeur Robbins en témoignage de haute estime" (translated "to Professor Robbins as a testimony of high esteem").
A nice provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 142279
SUIDAS. Lexicon graecum [Greek].
Milan : 1499Editio princeps of the archetypal Greek encyclopaedic dictionary, the largest Greek book to be printed in the 15th century; the sole extant source for many lost texts, the sole bearer of decisive variants for many other texts, and the most comprehensive witness to Byzantine culture and scholarship at the end of the first millennium.
As a printed... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 141308
BAROJA, Pío. Weeds.
New York : 1923First edition in English, first printing, an exceptionally well-preserved copy in the scarce jacket. It was first published in 1904 as the second novel in Baroja's best-known trilogy. Comprising La busca (The Quest, 1904), Mala hierba (Weeds, 1904), and Aurora roja (Red Dawn, 1905), it enjoyed both critical and popular success in Spain. Hemingway counted... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 140485
(NECKWEAR.) Antonio Apostolo & Co., Milano. - illustrated catalogue of ties, cravats and scarves &c.
Milan : 1931A spectacular and notably scarce illustrated catalogue of luxury neckwear, with no other copies of the present or any subsequent issues traced. Superbly realised by Milanese art printers Pizio e Pizzi, this stylish work illustrates an extensive range of ties, cravats, pocket squares, and mufflers, all in vibrant colours on a gold ground. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139212
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) ROBINSON, E. A. G. The Structure of Competitive Industry.
London : 1931First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper dated 1931.
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 economics department for thirty years... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 142146
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
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
(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
[KANT, Immanuel.] Träume eines Geistersehers, erläutert durch Träume der Metaphysik.
Königsberg : 1766First edition, first issue, of Kant's curious treatise examining the concept of a world of spirits, published anonymously, and written in response to the fantastic spiritualist claims of Swedish mystic Emanuel Swedenborg. It is commercially scarce, recorded as having appeared just three times at auction, none of which were copies of the first issue... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 141950
BARRETT BROWNING, Elizabeth. Poems.
London : 1850First edition with the Sonnets from the Portuguese, handsomely bound with the original cloth preserved within, and both half-titles. EBB's Poems had first appeared in 1844, but this "New Edition" (the second overall) contains in the second volume the coveted and rare first appearance of Sonnets from the Portuguese, some of the most famous love poems... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 132112
(FASHION.) Extensive 1920s atelier archive of beadwork couture detailing.
Nancy, France : c.1920Exceptional artefact of the extravagant Parisian fashions of "les années folles", a mammoth studio sample album crammed with wonderfully flamboyant examples of the complex beaded tambour work known as Lunéville embroidery, a hugely popular feature of 20s haute couture.
By the end of the 1920s, driven by the demands of designers such as Madeleine... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 141909
[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
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
HARTNELL, Norman. Silver and Gold.
London : 1955First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Princess Mary, "To Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. With respect, gratitude and humble best wishes at Christmastime. Norman Hartnell, Christmas 1955." In this work, this copy of which is in an attractive presentation binding, Hartnell provides... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130515
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
NICKERSON, Hoffman. The Armed Horde, 1793-1939.
New York : 1942Second edition of this influential, if controversial, study, first published in 1940. This copy inscribed by the author, "To General Martel from a follower in the wake of the Tank, Hoffman Nickerson". The recipient was Sir Giffard Le Quesne Martel (18891958), and the inscription refers to his 1931 publication In the Wake of the Tank, which is an account... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 142036
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
(ISLAM; HAJJ.) Two related documents concerning the Hajj,
Mecca : 1974 and 1978Two very scarce, ephemeral pieces concerning the Hajj.
1. Enumeration of Pilgrims to Holy House of God
The title refers to the Kaaba within the Great Mosque at Mecca, the front cover featuring a portrait of Crown Prince Khaled. At this time Khaled was dealing with the affairs of the Governorate of Mecca on behalf of his brother, King Faisal,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 141613
NEALE, Adam. Letters from Portugal and Spain; Comprising an Account of the Operations of the Armies Under Their Excellencies Sir Arthur Wellesley and Sir John Moore,
London : 1809First edition of this account by the Physician to His Majesty's Forces for the campaigns, this copy with a superb provenance coming from the library at Mount Stewart, co. Down, the Londonderry seat, and with the engraved bookplate of "Major-General Sir Charles Stewart", Stewart was promoted major-general 25 July 1809. Charles William Stewart (1776-1854),... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140648
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
(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
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Don Juan.
London : 1819First edition of the first two cantos of Byron's last and greatest work. None of Byron's writings since the first two cantos of Childe Harold seven years earlier had appeared in such a large and expensive format: the volume sold for a guinea and a half (1 11s. 6d). Later cantos were published in octavo.
Hobhouse had preached caution and Murray had... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 141802
DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed.
1842Autograph letter signed from Charles Dickens to Thomas C. Grattan (1792-1864), Irish novelist and British consul in Boston, upon Dickens's return from his first trip to America, in total around 200 words in his hand. A bitter Dickens reflects upon his trip, generally seen as unsuccessful following controversies over copyright, and has come back to find... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137058
MILNE, A. A. Birthday Party and other stories.
New York : 1948First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his son, "For Moon, with love from Blue". Milne explained his son's nickname in his autobiography: "One of us thought of Robin, the other of Christopher; names wasted on him who called himself Billy Moon as soon as he could talk, and has been Moon to his family and friends... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120415
MUNNINGS, Sir Alfred. Pictures of Horses and English Life.
London : 1927Signed limited edition, number 220 of 250 copies signed by the author; a lavish monograph produced when Munnings was at the height of his fame.
"His horse studies always reflected, over that of other equestrian painters, his unparalleled love and understanding of the animals' characters" (ODNB). "His splendid studies of rough cobs and gipsy lads,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 141706
(FASHION; DACHÉ, Lilly.) La Dépêche.
Paris : 1949-50A largely unbroken, notably scarce, run of 40 issues of La Dépêche (September 1949 until October 1950) together with three issues of La Note de Paris (August and October 1950). This run has a key fashion association, the subscriber being renowned milliner, fashion designer, and female entrepreneur Lilly Daché (?1892-1989) during her "heyday in the... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 126533
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
BLAEU, Willem & Jan. Grooten Atlas (Atlas Major).
Amsterdam : 1664A particularly handsome set of "the greatest and finest atlas ever published" (Koeman). The Atlas Major as initially published in its various editions was the largest atlas ever published, the epitome of decades of achievement by the Blaeu family and published in five languages (Latin, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish). It was justly famed for its... Learn More£750,000.00
Stock Code: 135958
(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
AGRICOLA, Georgius. De re metallica, libri XII:
Basel : 1556First edition. "The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times" (PMM). The book is extensively illustrated with a fine series of almost 300 woodcuts, some signed with the monogram "RMD", generally attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (fl. 1525-1572) or, less commonly, Blasius Weffring.... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 80925