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CHEVANES, Jacques de. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:
Lyons : 1671First edition, a reply to Gabriel Naudé's sceptical Apologie pour tous les grands personnages, qui ont été faussement soupçonnés de magie, recently republished in 1669.
Jacques de Chevanes (c.1608-1678) of Autun had personal experience of a witch-hunt in Burgundy in 1648/9, and the present work includes extracts from a 1670 interview with... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84955
CARTER, Jimmy. Our Endangered Values.
New York : 2005First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 39th President on the front free endpaper to the young Democrats of his home state: "Best wishes to the Georgia Young Democratic Club Jimmy Carter". Our Endangered Values opposes what Carter saw as the weakening of the separation of Church and State under the Bush presidency. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 142678
CHURCHILL, Winston S. (contrib.); STEAD, William T. (ed). Coming Men on Coming Questions.
London : 1905First editions, pamphlet issues, of this series intended "when completed as a handy encyclopaedia of facts and figures - political, social, and biographical - covering most of the important questions to be dealt with in the new parliament" (Prefatory Notice). Churchill's contribution represents the first published statement of his stance on the free... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 134724
CERBONI, Giuseppe. Sur l'importance d'unifier les études de la comptabilité mémoire réimprimé avec d'autres travaux statistiques et présenté à l'institut International de Statistique réuni à Rome en avril 1887.
Rome : 1887A rare and fine edition, first published in 1882 (only one institutional copy traced of that first appearance: Harvard). Contains (pages 119-165), a Catalogue of works on accountancy published in Italian from 1202 (Fibonacci) to 1882.
Stock Code: 105405
CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
London : 1956-8First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history, paired with an original typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962): "My dear Mr. Hazeltine sic, It is very good of you to send me the delightful landscape which your Father painted in California in 1899. I think it is a charming picture,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141547
COURNOT, Antoine Augustin. Principes de la Théorie des Richesses.
Paris : 1863First edition. Cournot was the first "to visualize the general interdependence of all economic quantities and the necessity of representing this cosmos by a system of equations" (Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, 1986, p. 467). In 1838 he published Recherches sur les Principes Mathématiques de la Théorie des Richesses. Perhaps because he... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123005
COURNOT, Antoine Augustin. Principes de la Théorie des Richesses.
Paris : 1863First edition. Cournot was the first "to visualize the general interdependence of all economic quantities and the necessity of representing this cosmos by a system of equations" (Schumpeter, History of Economic Analysis, 1986, p. 467). In 1838 he published Recherches sur les Principes Mathématiques de la Théorie des Richesses. Perhaps because he was... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126475
COLEMAN, Ornette. Ornette Coleman in Concert, August Fifth Nineteen Hundred Sixty-eight - original Fillmore West 1968 concert poster.
San Francisco : 1968Brilliantly effective, big and bold psychedelic poster for an appearance by free jazz innovator Coleman at Bill Graham's Fillmore West. This poster was not numbered in the Bill Graham/Fillmore series - it would fall between BG 131 and 132 - but does feature in the Unusual Fillmore Shows section in the Art of Rock (p.153, plate 2.80).
Line up... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139625
CANTILLON, Richard. Saggio sulla natura del commercio in generale. Autore Inglese.
Venice : 1767First edition in Italian of Cantillon's Essai sur la nature du commerce en général, first published in French in 1755. This translation, attributed to F. Scottoni who signs the dedication, is extremely scarce, WorldCat locating only the British Library copy.
Richard Cantillon (c.1680-1734) was an Irish-born banker and economist, forced to emigrate... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 118599
CRICK, Francis (owner); Bourne, Geoffrey. Cytology and Cell Physiology.
Oxford : 1945Francis Crick's copy, with his pencilled signature to the pastedown, of an important cell biology textbook, outlining the biological worldview which Crick was schooled in and which he would ultimately overturn with his joint discovery of DNA in 1953. Though books from Crick's library do appear, relevant scientific texts published before the 1953 paradigm... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 130399
COLE, G. D. H. & Margaret Cole. A Guide to Modern Politics.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. The publisher's archive copy with their stamp on the title page. "Understand the questions which have meant life or death in Germany, Russia, Italy, and which may very soon mean life or death for us" proclaims the front of the dust jacket - a good example of eye-catching Gollancz design and typography. Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 96228
CASSEL, Gustav. The World's Monetary Problems.
London : 1921First combined edition, and first publication of the second memoranda. Gustav Cassel (1866-1944), together with Knut Wicksell and David Davidson, was the founder of modern economics in Sweden. The two memoranda were written by Cassel at the request of the League of Nations, the first for the International Financial Conference in Brussels in 1920 (which... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 134863
CARROLL, Lewis. Mischmasch.
Oxford : November 1882Mischmasch, a wordplay game for two players, was first published in The Monthly Packet in June 1881 (pp. 491-2). This is a revised anonymous reprint of that article, with some minor revisions. The article was originally credited to Lewis Carroll, rules 5 and 6 were transposed, and a note requesting comments and criticism was appended. The game requires... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 108889
CROWTHER, Samuel, & John Christopher Taylor. The Gospel on the Banks of the Niger. Journals and Notices of the Native Missionaries accompanying the Niger Expedition of 1857-1859.
London : 1859First edition. Decidedly uncommon, just 8 copies on Library Hub, with only single copy noted at auction. The only published account of the Third Niger Expedition which was intended to "establish trading stations on the Niger's banks" profiting from trade in their immediate locales, but also taking advantage of proximity to Kano, the "most important... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 98141
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War
London : 1948-54First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136420
CANTILLON, Richard. Essai sur la nature du commerce en général.
London Fletcher Gyles [but Paris : 1755First edition. This copy is one of a very small number to contain at the end a copy of Barrois's catalogue of publications for sale, which lists Cantillon's work with his initial.
Richard Cantillon (c.1680-1734) was an Irish-born banker and economist, forced to emigrate to continental Europe by the Williamite confiscations. He honed his financial... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 142911
CANNAN, Joanna. Pray Do Not Venture.
London : 1937First edition, first impression of the novel, featuring a couple who emigrate to Australia. Cannan is perhaps better known today for her three daughters Josephine, Diana and Christine Pullein-Thompson, who wrote a number of fictional equestrian books which were extremely popular with girls. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 95324
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. 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 issues as the conciliation of South Africa, Imperial Preference, Labour Exchanges and Unemployment Insurance Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 108580
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.
New York : 1900First edition in book form, first printing, 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 between May and December 1899. This edition, published... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119574
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Economic Crisis.
Boston : 1932First and only printing of the entirety of this timely speech, together with the questions and discussion which followed; an excellent copy, and highly uncommon. As noted by Cohen, Rhodes James publishes "a small part only" of the address in the Collected Speeches (V, pp 5132-3), this thus being the only printing of the complete speech.
Churchill... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143715
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Broadcast Addresses
San Francisco : 1941First edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill January 1942"; one of 250 unnumbered copies printed by the Grabhorn Press for Ransohoffs. This copy was inscribed for the Washington-based French diplomat Count André de Limur (1890-1971), during Churchill's visit to Washington in December 1941 to... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 138132
CROFTS, Freeman Wills. The End of Andrew Harrison.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. An Inspector French mystery, published in the US as The Futile Alibi later the same year. Scarce in the dust jacket. The bequest plate, dated August 1938, identifies the donor as Mrs Cole Porter and the institution as the public library at Dark Harbor, Maine, though neither the composer nor his wife Linda Lee Thomas... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 107919
CHILD, Sir Josiah. A Treatise wherein is demonstrated, I. That the East-India trade is the most national of all foreign trades.
London : 1681First edition of this defence of the East India Company, one of two issues, the other one printed by J. R. for the Honourable the East India Company. Josiah Child, Chairman and virtual ruler of the East-India company for many years, aimed to aggrandise the company by extending its political power, and to restrict any competition. In the present essay... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127201
CHROMOLITHOGRAPHY. The Chromolithograph. A journal of Art, Decoration and the Accomplishments.
London : 1867-9First edition. Uncommon, Library Hub locates sets at Oxford, Cambridge, the Universities of London and Nottingham, and the V & A; WorldCat adds the Getty, the Huntington, Yale and McGill. No complete set at auction in the last 40 years, this run, in common with that V & A, lacks the last issue for 27 March 1869. A short-lived periodical, in an already... Learn More£1,275.00
Stock Code: 67422
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Why I am a Free Trader.
London : 1905First edition. This pamphlet was issued as the first in the series Coming Men on Coming Questions, edited by the campaigning journalist W. T. Stead, which was published in collected form later in the same year (Cohen B3; Woods B2). It represents Churchill's first published statement of his stance on the free trade question after he crossed the floor... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 67682
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Drop-head title:] The Fighting Line.
London : 1916First edition, only printing. Cohen's bibliography states: "the pamphlet does not appear to have sold well and, although it may have continued to appear in Macmillan catalogues as late as 1924 or early 1925, most, if not all, unsold copies, were, in fact, destroyed in 1918" (vol. I, p. 196). Martin Gilbert asserts that 5,000 copies were printed (Winston... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127608
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Corrected draft typescript, signed, on the Soviet threat.
1931Extensively corrected typescript of one of the articles on European affairs commissioned from Churchill during 1931 for syndication in Hearst newspapers. An astute commentary on European Realpolitik, anticipating the Soviet bloc and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. On publication in the Milwaukee Sentinel, 23 August 1931, the piece was headlined; "Winston... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 80696
CHINA. Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.
China : 1929-32Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China.
This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120117
CARDEW, Sir Alexander. The White Mutiny. A Forgotten Episode in the History of the Indian Army.
1929First edition. Detailed account of a little remembered incident of Indian history. Sir George Hilaro Barlow, having been made Governor of Madras, arrived in India, and "By his repellent manners he began by turning every one against him, and then quarrelled with the leading men, both of the army and civil service" (DNB). He abolished the monthly allowance... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 69378
CONGREVE, William. The Works.
London : 1753A collection of reissues of plays and poems by the author, including The Old Batchelor, The Double-dealer, The Way of the World, The Mourning-bride, and Love for Love. All were first performed and published from 1693 to 1700.
With the bookplate of Sir Joshua Vanneck (17021777), 1st Baronet, of Putney, Surrey, to the front pastedown of each volume.... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 138561
CLAXTON, William - LE QUERREC, Guy. Jazz comme une image.
Paris : 1993First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed warmly on the title page to fellow jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named), thanking him for their improvised, yet long-awaited, encounter: "Avec ma pleine amitié et toute mon admiration. Le souvenir d'une rencontre, improvisée, que j'espérais depuis longtemps.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141756
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The People's Rights
London : 1910First edition, first general paper wrappers issue, first state, with index, and just a single appendix; and p. 71 - section title for "The People's Trade" - misnumbered 1. "All issues of The People's Rights are extremely scarce" (Cohen) despite a print run of 40,000, this largely due to the low quality of the materials, and the cheap and clumsy method... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 88138
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.
Lake Como, Italy : 1945An initial letter sent from Kathleen Hill, Churchill's private secretary dated 30th August confirming a letter and Memoranda had been received from Mr Saunders and that Mr Churchill will reply when returning from holiday. Closely followed by a letter from Churchill while on holiday, dated 5th September, thanking Mr. Saunders for the Memoranda and reads..."Should... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 63413
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Two-page typed letter signed to the artist Walter Sickert.
Chartwell Manor : 1927A wonderfully characterful pair of letters from Winston and Clementine relating to their long-term friendships with the great British painter Walter Sickert (18601942) and his artist wife, Thérèse (née Lessore, 1884-1945), strongly suggestive of Churchill's very real emotional and intellectual investment in the practice of painting.
While... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 135858
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
CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de Voyage Pittoresque de la Grece.
Paris : 1782First edition, first issue, the Discours Préliminaire concluding on the fourth line of page xvi. First volume only, but complete in itself, and without doubt one of the most desirable of all 18th-century works on Greece. A second volume was published in two parts, the first in 1809, and the "final biographical livraison was published posthumously"... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 83997
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, an attempt to find a north-west passage, during which he "discovered" Oahu and Kauai at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, and, more importantly, "depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 75595
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]
1898-1961First British editions, first impressions, of all of Churchill's major works, in handsome matching bindings by Bayntun of Bath, altogether an imposing and comprehensive collection. Collections of Churchill's first editions in uniform bindings are scarce in commerce.
Churchill was a prolific writer in the fields of history, biography and politics,... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 139079
COACHING - TRISTRAM, W. Outram. Coaching Days and Coaching Ways.
London : 1893Second edition of this popular book on the major coaching roads of England, originally published in 1888. "The illustrations were so popular that a series of Staffordshire pottery, 'Coaching Days Ware', was produced with Thomson scenes" (ODNB).
Stock Code: 124894
CUREAU DE LA CHAMBRE, Marin. Discours sur les causes du débordement du Nil.
Paris : 1665First edition, for the first time published separately, previously included in his Pensées of 1634 and 1662; uncommon, just six copies on WorldCat, three of them in the US. Cureau was Louis XIV's doctor, the monarch apparently having been impressed by his ability to judge character from outward appearance. A precursor of Lavater, Cureau's was indeed... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 41178