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BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.
New York : 1965Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 61792
BARZUN, Jacques. On Writing, Editing, and Publishing.
Chicago : 1971First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Wendell, fellow-author, editor & publisher. As ever, J. Nov 30/71". The recipient is the French-born American historian Barzun's life-long friend, with whom the author Wendell Hertig Taylor later wrote the critique of crime fiction, A Catalogue of Crime... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 91240
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Probably Jacques Soustelle in disguise."
[1960s]Commuters on the underground, reading the newspaper headline "Clarissa Believed Seen in Paris", remark that it is probably just Jacques Soustelle in disguise. Soustelle was an anthropologist and had been Governor General of Algeria, then Minister of State, but had disagreed with De Gaulle's turn for Algerian Independence. He was dismissed from parliament... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 100804
BABRON, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine. Précis des pratiques de l'art naval, en France, en Espagne et en Angleterre,
Brest : 1817First and only edition. Uncommon, 4 copies only on OCLC - BnF, NYPL, Fisher Library, Toronto, Danish Union Catalogue. Compiled by Babron (1772-1841), a frigate captain, who began work on it when 22, but was only able to finally publish after his retirement from the sea in 1813. In his introduction he explains that he became convinced that in France... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98993
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Question is, my boy, can you run the 220 yards in the style to which my daughter is accustomed?"
1958The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 66781
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "When you're asked a Parliamentary question d'you suppose you're given the answer beforehand?"
1959On 2 November 1959, Charles Van Doren admitted to cheating on American quiz show Twenty One by being given the answers in advance. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 66934
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets From The Portuguese.
London : 1914First Riccardi Press edition, number 151 of 350 numbered copies specially bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, from an edition of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; there were also 12 copies on vellum. This is a very scarce and attractive deluxe issue of an already finely produced book, printing some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous love... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131514
BABBAGE, Charles. On currency, on a new system of manufacturing and on the effect of machinery on human labour.
London : 1833First separate edition. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures was first published in 1832, and second and third editions soon followed that same year. This pamphlet comprises three additional chapters by Babbage that examine questions of political economy and which were newly included in the third edition. To make the text available to owners... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129725
BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
London : 1832First edition of this elemental work in the eventual development of all computational devices. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures was Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3,000 copies. It is considered "a turning point in economic writing and firmly established Babbage as a leading authority of the industrial movement" (ODNB).... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133665
(BONAR, James.) ANDERSON, Benjamin McAlester. The Value of Money.
New York : 1917First edition. The copy of the economist James Bonar (1852-1941), with his extensive pencilled annotations, mostly in an indecipherable shorthand. With Bonar's bookplate to the front pastedown, and the loosely inserted bookplate from his bequest of the book to the Adam Smith Class Library. The book was an advance review copy with the perforated stamp... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 135194
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Book of Fallacies: from Unfinished Papers.
London : 1824First edition. "The substance of this treatise, drawn up from the most unfinished of all Mr. Bentham's Manuscripts, has already been published in French by M. Dumont" (Preface). A host of fallacies are detected and analysed, for instance the Argument from the Wisdom of Our Ancestors; the Hobgoblin Argument or 'No Innovation'; the Official Malefactors... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101331
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Truth versus Ashhurst; or Law as it is, contrasted with what it is said to be. Written in December, 1792. And now first published.
London : 1823First edition. The text was also printed the same year by Carlile, with Bentham's name on the title and a short annoucement that the work was first printed (i.e. by Moses) "by order of Mr. Bentham for distribution among his friends", before Carlile asked whether the work might be made available for a wider audience and duly produced his own edition.
This... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 101585
BURROUGHS, Edgar Rice. Thuvia Maid of Mars.
London : 1921First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the previous year. Thuvia Maid of Mars was the fourth book in Burroughs's John Carter of Mars series, focusing on Carter's son Carthoris and his quest to rescue a kidnapped Martian princess. An attractive copy in the scarce dust jacket. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 82807
BEECHEY, F. W. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's [sic]Strait,
London : 1831First octavo edition, same year as the Admiralty edition in quarto, of "one of the most valuable of modern voyages"(Hill). Beechey's expedition went to the Bering Strait "As a relief expedition to await the separate expeditions of Captains Franklin and Parry". Beechey heard at Kamchatka that Parry had turned back, but he waited at Kotzebue Sound for... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 60152
(BRONTË, Charlotte.) GASKELL, Elizabeth. The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
London : 1857First edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's pioneering, landmark biography of her close friend, "creating a new, feminine form which linked emotional and domestic life and suffering to creativity" (ODNB). The biography was hugely controversial at the time, and remains so today, for different reasons. Gaskell was asked to write it by Patrick Brontë in June... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138990
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Emancipate your Colonies!
London : 1830First edition of what Bentham described afterwards as "one of his Jacobinisms" (cited by Atkinson, p. 108). In 1793, Bentham, availing himself of his privileges as a French citizen, a title conferred upon him the previous year by the National Assembly, privately printed a pamphlet entitled Jeremy Bentham to the National Convention of France. It concerned... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 101357
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Jeremy Bentham to his Fellow-Citizens of France, on Houses of Peers and Senates.
London : 1830First edition of Bentham's paper on the question of whether or not France should have a Chamber of Peers. A French translation appeared in 1831. An introductory letter from Bentham addressed to Lafayette prefaces the work. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 101403
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Three Tracts relative to Spanish and Portugueze Affairs;
London : 1821First edition. "In the stormy years between 1815 and 1825 Bentham was glad to publish with anyone prepared to take a risk of prosecution, and in consequence favoured the radical and atheistic publishers like the Hunts and William Hone... It is not surprising to find the courageous Hone sponsoring a Tract on Liberty and three more Tracts relative to... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 101565
BEATON, Cecil. Far East.
London : 1945.First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Hugh Francis, who was so helpful to me in my travels abroad - with all good wishes Cecil Beaton"; with Francis's superscript ownership inscription. A fine association copy: Hugh Francis was Controller of Photographs at the Ministry of Information.... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 123387
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Plan of Parliamentary Reform in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each Article, with an Introduction, shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of moderate, Reform.
London : 1817First edition of Bentham's important work, advocating parliamentary reform. Although Bentham came from a Tory family, his ideas underwent a change: "He became convinced that under a democratic government 'the greatest happiness of the greatest number' was likely to be most advanced" (DNB). This tract (but not the introduction) was written in 1809 under... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 101515
BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
London : 1832 [but 1833]Third edition, revised and enlarged, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the initial blank, "Pascoe Grenfel sic Esqre with the Authors Compliments". Shortly after receipt Grenfell has added underneath, "Given to my dear Daughter Charlotte Maria March 1833 Pascoe Grenfell".
The industrialist and politician Pascoe Grenfell (1761-1838)... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140241
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
BECKE, A. F. The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914.
Woolwich : January 1919First edition, first impression, 2nd Corps commander Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's copy, with his ownership inscription in blue pencil to the front board and his annotations to some 20 pages, of this extremely detailed stage-by-stage account of the first major action of the British Expedition Force (BEF) in the First World War, the action on which Smith-Dorrien's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120865
BEMBO, Pietro. De gliasolani di M. Pietro Bembo nequali si ragiona d'amore.
Venice : 1530Second edition of Gli Asolani, Bembo's most famous work, first published in 1505. The second edition has significant revisions, "which brought the work into greater linguistic and stylistic conformity with Bembo's watershed contribution to the Italian language question debate (questione della lingua) and the Prose della volgar lingua" (Theodore Cachey,... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 114075
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Constitutional Code; for the Use of all Nations and all Governments professing Liberal Opinions.
London : 1830First edition, all published, of Bentham's Constitutional Code, the only edition published in his lifetime. "The massive, unfinished Constitutional Code, the major work of his final decade, established Bentham as a major theorist of constitutional democracy" (F. Rosen & J. H. Burns, preface to the 1983 Clarendon Press edition, p. xliv). He drafted the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 114170
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Trattati di legislazione civile e penale.
Naples : 1818First edition in Italian of Bentham's Theory of Legislation, originally published in French, edited by Etienne Dumont from Bentham's original manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128947
BABBAGE, Charles. Science economique des manufactures.
Paris : 1834First edition of Isoard's French translation of On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures - Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3,000 copies. Prompted by the demands for precision in the construction of his first calculating engine, Babbage had made a conscientious and detailed survey of factories and workshops both in England... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 93461
(BRAVO, Manuel Alvarez.) MOYSSEN, Xavier, & Ida Rodriguez Prampolini. Manuel Alvarez Bravo.
Mexico City : 1980First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed to Fred R. Parker, the editor and designer of the 1971 exhibition catalogue of Bravo's work: "A Fred Parker, Recuerdo de nuestra colaboracion en pasadena en 1971. - M. Alvarez Bravo." Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 102958
BURCKHARDT, Jacob. Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.
Basel : 1860First edition, from the library of Otto Wesendonck, husband of Mathilde Wesendonck and friend of Wagner.
Otto Wesendonck's (1815-1896) success as a silk merchant made him a generous patron of the arts and allowed him to provided significant financial support to one of his favourite composers, Richard Wagner, throughout the 1850s. For a period of... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 120920
(BLAKE, William.) GAY, John. Fables.
London : 1793First edition thus, with 12 plates engraved by William Blake; these are sometimes stated to have been designed as well as engraved by Blake, but the illustrations are based largely on designs from earlier editions, particularly those of John Wootton and William Kent for the first edition of 1727. Keynes notes that the first Blake plate, "The Shepherd... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 140405
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. Seven autograph letters signed from Beardsley to Frederick Henry Evans;
[c.1894-97]An affectionate and richly detailed set of correspondence with his close friend and patron Frederick Henry Evans, the photographer who took the "defining Beardsley portrait" (NPG) and who, by recommending Beardsley to the publisher John M. Dent, ensured the young artist's first commission, his masterpiece Le Morte Darthur, and thus his meteoric... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 139251
(BECKETT, Samuel.) BISHOP, Tom, & Raymond Federman (eds.) L'Herne: Samuel Beckett.
Paris : 1976First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed to Samuel Beckett by Tom Bishop, one of the two editors, on the front free endpaper, "For Sam, with more thanks than I could ever tell you with all my friendship and admiration. Tom. Paris Nov 3. 1976". Issued as part of the Cahiers de L'Herne (a series of critical monographs in French), this... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 94019
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Honestly, Shelagh, if you want Dance, dance, dance, little lady, you'll have to ask them for yourself."
1959Black-tied gentleman refuses his somewhat matronly dancing partner's request for a request. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 67327
BRUCE, James. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,
Edinburgh : 1790First edition of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB), untrimmed and rare thus. James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the 1630s, and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, recently returned from the Pacific,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 107966
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Traités de législation civile et pénale,
Paris : 1802First edition, translated and edited by Étienne Dumont, from Bentham's manuscripts. This work did more than any other to establish Bentham's reputation. It consists partly of papers by Bentham himself, some of which were originally composed in French, and partly of a digest by Dumont of Bentham's ideas.
"Romilly tells an amusing story of Bentham's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 101581
(BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.) The Yellow Book.
London : 1894-97First editions, early issues, of all volumes except Volume III, which is a second edition, and Volume XI, which is bound without advertisements. Lasner notes that although it is nearly impossible to determine the exact issue of a given set of The Yellow Book, "no volume without the advertisements can be a true first edition" (Lasner, p. 10). The complete... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132139
BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence.
Clairvaux, Jura, France : 1954First edition thus, deluxe issue in full morocco, number 56 of 1,600 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, watermarked with his monogram. Of the 1,600 copies, 800 went to the UK and US respectively, this being part of the former issue; a further 26 were retained by the publisher. This colour facsimile, painstakingly produced... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136953
BRADBURY, Ray. Original autograph manuscript poem, [published as "Why Viking Lander, Why the Planet Mars?"]
Hollywood, CA : [c. 19] June 1976A wonderful original manuscript poem by Ray Bradbury, showing one of the great imaginations of American science fiction engaging directly and in real time with a major event in space exploration.
In mid-June 1976, Ray Bradbury, author of the Martian Chronicles (1950), was invited to the Disney projection room in Hollywood to witness the... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 139775
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
BRITTAIN, Vera. Unpublished collection of correspondence.
London : 1940-1967This fascinating, unpublished collection of correspondence from Vera Brittain to her friend and admirer Dorothy Perkin consists of 18 autographed and typed letters and cards written between 1940 and 1967. It contains Brittain's observations and reflections on her pacifism, family, politics, writing, publications, and her relationship with Winifred... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125175
BLOCH, Jan Gotlib. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung.
Berlin : 1898First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. Never fully translated into English, an "abridgement," actually a full translation of the final volume, the General Conclusions, was published in 1899 with an introduction by W. T. Stead under the title "Is War Impossible?"
Bloch's... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 46965
BEATSON, Robert. Naval and Military Memoirs of Great Britain,
London : 1804Second edition, the first, published in 1790, was in three volumes, this continues the account down to the conclusion of the War of Independence, "Particularly useful for the army's campaigns in America" (Bruce). Beatson saw early service at Rochefort in 1758, and at Martinique and Guadeloupe. On his father's death he came into an inheritance and concentrated... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 70850
BUNYAN, John. The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come:
London : 1682A rare lifetime edition, the eighth overall and one of the earliest obtainable, of "one of the most widely read texts in the English language" (Stableford, p. 56), first published in 1678. Often shared between readers, copies were read repeatedly; few survive and all lifetime editions are rare. Harrison calculated there are 38 known copies of the seven... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 136155
BRANDT, Bill. Camera in London.
London : 1948First editions, first impressions, both issues (the preferred case-bound issue and the wrappered issue); presentation copy of the wrappered issue, inscribed by the photographer on the title page, "To Julia Trevelyan Oman, from Bill Brandt", and with her bookplate to the front free endpaper. Oman (19302003) was one of the most celebrated theatre, television,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 104253
BURTON, Richard F. Four autograph Indian recipes:
[c.1850]A brief but fascinating list of Indian recipes attesting to Burton's absorption of the culture of the subcontinent. Burton's father was a colonel in the Indian Army and in 1842 finally "acquiesced to his son's requests and purchased a commission for him in the Bombay army. Burton arrived in India on 28 October 1842 and was posted to the 18th regiment... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127294
BELLAMY, Edward. Looking Backward 2000-1887. [Together with:] Equality.
Boston : 1888 & 1897First editions, first printings, of Bellamy's enormously popular Looking Backward 2000-1887 and its sequel Equality. First issue of Looking Backward with the misprint "wore" in line 8 on page 210 and the J. J. Arakelyan slug on the copyright page; Equality in the rare first-issue dust jacket. Looking Backward... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 137673
BELLOW, Saul. The Adventures of Augie March.
New York : 1953First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Patricia, To the best dressed, best-natured woman in New York from her admirer - and friend, Saul". The recipient was likely Viking Press's publicity director Patricia MacManus, with whom Bellow had become friends. MacManus started working for Viking... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 118332
BROWNING, Robert. The Ring and the Book.
London : 1868-9First edition, superb presentation copy to a fellow poet, with an original unpublished manuscript poem laid-in. This set is inscribed by Browning in each volume to Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821-1895), the well-connected Victorian poet and bibliophile who was well-acquainted with the likes of Arnold, Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Hunt, Ruskin, Tennyson,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 118722
BOTERO, Giovanni. Della Ragion di Stato, Libri Dieci. Con tre Libri Delle Cause Della Grandezza e Magnificenza Delle Città.
Venice : 1589First edition. Botero's work is in two parts. The first part is his most famous contribution to political philosophy. Entitled "The Reason of State", Botero provides an extended discussion of the moral question of acting in the state's best interests, and offers a direct rebuttal to the ideas espoused by Machiavelli. A champion of the counter-reformation,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 124167
BURCKHARDT, Jacob. Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.
Basel : 1860First edition. Written by Burckhardt (1818-1897) between 1855 and 1858, Die Kultur der Renaissance is a milestone in cultural history. While the author's definition and historical description of the Renaissance have been rightfully questioned, "no criticism can detract from the powerful spell which Burckhardt's book has exercised upon such widely different... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 91256
BLOCH, Ivan Stanislavovich. Der Krieg. Uebersetzung. Des russischen Werkes des Autors: Der zukünftige Krieg in seiner technischen, volkswirtschaftlichen und politischen Bedeutung. Johann von Bloch.
Berlin : 1898First edition in German, first published in Russian the year previously with a French translation issued the same year. This copy inscribed by Bloch on the half-title of volume I; "Herr Oberst Rohr vom Verfasser", and subsequently by the state librarian recording the gift of the set from Rohr's widow just two months after the outbreak of World War I.... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 85050
(ARABIAN NIGHTS.) BURTON, Richard F. The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night.
London : 1897The Library Edition, a most striking and handsome set of Burton's Arabian Nights, retaining the imposing box which has kept the set in lovely condition. "The Arabian Nights had been an important part of Burton's life for decades. In 1882 he began translating it in earnest. Although there were other translations of the Nights in English, Burton's was... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 131161