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CHURCHILL, Winston S. Liberalism and the Social Problem.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such then-pressing issues as the conciliation of South Africa, imperial preference, labour exchanges, and unemployment insurance. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 145881
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.
London : 1900First UK edition in book form, first impression, first state (with uncancelled title page), of Churchill's only novel, his third published book, but the first he undertook to write, and the second he completed.
Churchill's melodramatic tale of liberal revolution in an autocratic Mediterranean state was originally serialised in Macmillan's Magazine... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145886
ROYAL AIR FORCE; WORLD WAR TWO. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July – 31st October 1940.
London : 1990First edition, number 52 of 401 copies, signed by all six members of the creative team on the mounted authentication leaf. A magnificent tribute, containing 25 superb original silhouette portraits of distinguished RAF pilots from Britain and the Commonwealth, all signed by the sitter and the artist, Michael Pierce, together with his embossed stamp.... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 141274
SCHOOLCRAFT, Henry R. Information Respecting the History, Condition and Prospects of the Indian Tribes of the United States:
Philadelphia : 1853-1857Second edition of this impressive, ground-breaking and expansive work, unchallenged as the most comprehensive study of Native American culture, enhanced by "Captain Seth Eastman's exceptional lithographs" (American National Biography); four of the five volumes here (I-II and IV-VI) are contemporary presentation copies, inscribed by a trio of Commissioners... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 137694
CANARD, Nicolas François. Principes d'economie politique, ouvrage couronné par l'Institut national, dans sa séance du 15 Nivôse an IX (5 Janvier 1801); et depuis revu, corrigé et augmenté par l'Auteur.
Paris : 1801First edition, written by one of the first authors to use mathematical techniques in economics, "crowned" by the French Academy in 1801. Even if this was "faute de mieux" as Blanqui says (reported in Coquelin & Guillaumin), this gave it a certain status, and since Canard (c.1750-1833) was not a professional economist, this status seems to have initiated... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 123008
CARD GAME: "Physogs". The New and Novel Card Game - "Physogs" - Character from the Face.
London : [c.1939]A very appealing and uncommon identikit game from the late 1930s, produced by the short-lived firm of Waddy Productions; it is the fore-runner of the widely used photo-fit crime detection system of the 1970s and 80s.
"Shortly after the publication of sociologist Jacques Penry's book How to Read Character from the Face: a Complete Explanation... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 111770
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Vested Interests and the State of Industrial Arts.
New York : 1919First edition, first printing. Veblen's book continues his critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. Derived from articles published in The Dial over 1918-19, Veblen argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests, with the common man presented with an illusion of democracy... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 145938
MURRAY, James A. H. A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles;
Oxford : 1888-1928First edition, bound for presentation to the Brooklyn shipbuilder William Henry Todd (1864-1932), from the American businessman John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950), builder of the Empire State Building, with a presentation note to the initial blanks.
The set, an extravagant gift, presents a nice link between two titans of New York business, Raskob... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 144145
CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain.
Paris : First edition of the finest and most durable expression of the ultimate perfectibility of man. "The prophetic view of the tenth epoch shows Condorcet at his most original. He forecasts the destruction of inequality between nations and classes, and the improvement, intellectual, moral and physical, of human nature. Unlike Godwin, he does not preach absolute... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 123001
GREENAWAY, Kate. Almanack for 1883[-1895].
London : 1883-95A straight run of Greenaway's delightful Almanack series, lacking only the final issue (1897, issued by a different publisher; none was issued in 1896).
Greenaway was one of the great illustrators of the Victorian era, in influence and popularity the most significant female illustrator of that period. Her style is immediately recognizable, and... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 145495
LAWRENCE, T. E. Revolt in the Desert.
London : 1927First edition, large paper issue, number 281 of 315 numbered copies, of which 300 were for sale.
The costs for production of the 1926 Seven Pillars of Wisdom had ballooned to such an extent that Lawrence was contemplating selling either his library or some of his property to clear the debt. Eventually he settled on the publication of an abridgement,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 145706
THATCHER, Margaret. George III-style mahogany twin pedestal partners desk.A large partners desk from the estate of Margaret Thatcher. In 1991, Baroness Thatcher established an office in 35 Chesham Place, London. As part of the extensive refurbishment of the offices she acquired this desk and worked on it over the coming years, including while writing her memoirs. After the closure of the Chesham Place office in 2003, the... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 134438
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