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ELIOT, George. The Works.
Edinburgh & London : [c.1880]The Cabinet edition. This handsome set includes Eliot's seven novels and other literary works including, The Spanish Gypsy and Scenes of Clerical Life. Four volumes, which include the Life of George Eliot, were published later for the Cabinet Edition, but are not present in this set.
Eliot's novels were popular for their political views and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 138206
EINSTEIN, Albert. A fine collection of eleven offprints, including two distinguished as some of his major works: Zur affinen Feldtheorie and Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität.
Berlin : 1921-31First separate editions, rare, comprising eleven of Einstein's papers written for the Prussian Academy of Sciences journal, Sitzungsberichte, including two distinguished as some of his major worksZur affinen Feldtheorie (1923) and Einheitliche Theorie von Gravitation und Elektrizität (1931), both asterisked in Weil and included in the Norman Librarythree... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 130099
CLARKE, Sir Richard William Barnes. The Socialisation of Iron and Steel.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke (1910-1975) journalist and civil servant. At the time of publication Clarke was working at the Financial News, later amalgamated with the Financial Times, where his most lasting achievement was to devise the ordinary share index - still, as the FT index, the principal measure of its... Learn More£40.00
Stock Code: 96270
ELIOT, T. S. The Confidential Clerk.
London : 1954First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the French novelist and playwright Georges Duhamel, inscribed by the author a month after publication on the front free endpaper: "à Monsieur Georges Duhamel en hommage à l'ecrivain et l'homme de la part de T. S. Eliot 8.4.54". Duhamel had served as a surgeon during the First World War and his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130104
CRANE, Hart; EVANS, Walker (illus.) The Bridge
Paris : 1930First edition, first impression, number 89 of 200 copies on Holland Paper from a total limited edition of 284 copies. The Bridge was Crane's only attempt at a long poem, inspired by his view of the Brooklyn Bridge from his apartment in Columbia Heights, and includes three plates from photographs of the bridge by his friend Walker Evans. Harold Bloom... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135122
EURIPIDES. The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments.
London : 1782First Wodhull edition, the first in English of all the extant writings of Euripides: "although Wodhull advertised his version in February 1774, and thought to complete it within a year, it was only in 1782 that, prompted by the appearance of two rival partial translations, he overcame his fastidiousness and published The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137652
ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart. An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.
London : 1815First edition of this superbly detailed regional study, compiled by the ambassador, and which continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s, well-illustrated by a series of costume plates, which are closer to individuated portraits than the "types" usually encountered in such works.
Elphinstone stands out as... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 105235
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS: GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Deserted Village.
Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904First Essex House Press edition, number 120 of 150 copies only, printed on vellum and hand illuminated. Goldsmith's poem, first published in 1770, is a pastoral elegy and political polemic which depicts an idealised, and supposedly lost, rural lifestyle. It is presented here as the twelfth work in the Essex House Press Great Poems Series. The Essex... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137543
EVANS, Walker. Message from the Interior.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the photographer "Lincoln, from Walker". Lincoln Kirstein is most noted for his hand in founding the New York City Ballet, he was a close friend of Walker Evans who he had befriended in his early days in New York. In 1938 Kirstein collaborated with Evans on 'American Photographs'... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 48543
EMERSON, Ralph Waldo. May-Day and Other Pieces.
Boston : 1867First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on May Day, "C. C. Shackford from R. W. Emerson. 1 May 1867". This is one of approximately 100 copies in the cream cloth binding for presentation. An excellent association: Charles Chauncy Shackford (1815-1891), Emerson's fellow Harvard graduate in the class of 1835, taught at the Concord Academy... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 109694
ECONOMICS. Large collection of economics books.
1757-2008A vast collection of economic literature, overwhelmingly first editions, and generally in very good condition. The collection, with a focus on 20th century works, represents almost every major economist, in predominantly English, with some foreign language works. It illustrates the development of the discipline over many decades, with all strands of... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 140714
EUCLID. Elements of Geometry:
London : 1651Second edition in English of Euclid's Geometry, following Henry Billingsley's first English translation of 1570, the text of which is here followed, including the original mathematical preface by John Dee - the "most influential of all Dee's published works" (ODNB). Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145759
EDWARDS, George. An Attempt to Rectify Public Affairs, and Promote Private Prosperity, as Present Exigencies Require;
London : 1802First edition of this proposal for radical reform of the British government, economy, and social organisation. The political writer George Edwards (1752-1823) "was an untiring propounder of political and social schemes, with a particular enthusiasm for reform of the constitution, of agricultural practice, of tax laws, and of the army. But his rhetoric... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 128933
ECO, Umberto. Il nome della rosa.
Milan : 1983First edition, 11th printing, inscribed by the author on the title page to the American philosopher Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000), "A W.V.O. Quine grande maestro medievale, Umberto Eco", and with the recipient's ownership inscription to the half-title. This is a superb association copy.
Willard Van Orman Quine (1908-2000) was "a logician... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 144936
EVANS, Walker. American Photographs.
New York : 1938First edition, first printing, in the scarce jacket, recording the first one-man show given to a photographer at MoMA. Only 5000 copies printed. "American Photographs holds a well deserved place at the top of the pantheon, and should be studied assiduously by any photographer attempting the tricky business of compiling a coherent photobook. It is a... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145955
VEBLEN, Thorstein; DORFMAN, Joseph. Thorstein Veblen and His America.
London : 1935First UK edition, first impression. A study of Veblen and his work, first published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the half-title. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 94295
VEBLEN, Thorstein; DORFMAN, Joseph. Thorstein Veblen and His America.
London : 1935First UK edition, first impression, of this study of Veblen and his work, first published in the US the preceding year. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 94298
ELIOT, T. S. Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern.
New York : 1954First edition, first impression, number 49 of 300 copies signed by the author. This work presents the text of an address Eliot gave to the Friends of Rochester Cathedral in 1937. This copy is from the library of author William Vincent Sieller, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 131428
EDGEWORTH, F. Y. Papers Relating to Political Economy.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. The three volumes constituting practically all of Edgeworth's work in economic theory. "Edgeworth's contribution to economics left their mark on the theories of monopoly, foreign trade, taxation and production. In production theory, earlier authorities had generally employed the concept of an average product to demonstrate... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 108257
ELIOT, T. S. Four Quartets.
New York : 1943First collected edition, first printing, one of 788 copies with the slug "first American edition" to the verso of the title page. Two printings were produced prior to publication. The first printing constituted 4,165 copies, but the poor quality of the printing led to the publisher destroying all but 788 copies, which were sent out to retain copyright.... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137055
ELIOT, George. Felix Holt.
Edinburgh & London : 1866First edition, in Carter's binding style "A", the earliest. Set in the familiar midland countryside of Eliot's early novels, Felix Holt deals with the upheavals of society at the time of the first Reform Act of 1832, anticipating the election scenes in her next novel, Middlemarch. The work was well-received commercially and "nearly 5,000 copies were... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 128681
EDEN, Rob. Loot.
New York : 1932First edition, first printing, of a mystery which takes its heroine away from her life of luxury and throws her into the dark underworld of Chicago gangs as she sets out to find her long-lost brother. The striking jacket features the film star Louise Brooks, her first cover appearance on a book not related to her work as an actress. Rob Eden was the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 91921
ÉLUARD, Paul, & Max Ernst. Les malheurs des immortels.
Paris : 1945Second edition, number 1,729, one of 500 on vélin rose, from a total edition of 1,860. The first edition was printed in an unspecified "small number of copies" (rear of volume).
This is Ernst and Éluard's second joint publication and first genuine collaboration: for Répétitions, published earlier the same year as Les Malheurs (1922), Éluard... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139596
EVANS, Edward Payson. Evolutional Ethics and Animal Psychology.
London : 1898First edition. Having graduated from the University of Michigan and studied for three years at Göttingen, Berlin and Munich, in 1862 Evans was appointed Professor of Modern Languages at his alma mater. He resigned in 1870 to become a private scholar and freelance journalist ; "and before long his high, broad forehead and flowing beard were a permanent... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 44950
EMETT, Rowland. Nellie Come Home; New World for Nellie [US title; with duplicate copy].
New York & London : 1952First editions, first impressions, published simultaneously in the UK and the US. With a presentation inscription by the author to his US publisher, Margaret McElderry, on the front free endpaper of New World for Nellie: "For Margaret, without whom it would not (repeat not) have even got onto the paper! With my best wishes, from Rowland". During her... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 101848
EVERETT, Alexander Hill. Autograph letter signed, to Henry Charles Carey.
Boston : October 21 1835A choice letter between two of the leading American economists of the day, testimony to the emergence of an American school of economics that was explicitly conceived as an alternative to the orthodoxy of British classical economics.
The letter was initiated through the recent publication of Carey's first book, Theory of Wages (1835), which he... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116816
EUCLID. Elementa Geometriae.
Venice : 1482First edition of "the oldest mathematical textbook still in common use today" (PMM) and one of the earliest printed books with geometrical figures. The text is the standard late mediaeval recension of Johannes Campanus of Novara, based on the 12th-century translation from the Arabic of Adelard of Bath. The text is preceded by a dedicatory letter by... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 136914
EDMONDS, Sir James Edward. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1918.
London : 1937First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed GSOI of the 4th division in... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 112341
ECO, Umberto. Foucault's Pendulum.
San Diego, New York, & London : 1989First US edition, first printing, inscribed on the half-title "To Maggie Haferd, Umberto Eco". The recipient, Margaret H. Haferd, was the American Embassy librarian in London in the late 1950s and 1960s. She also worked with the U.S. Information Service. Both positions lead her to meet with anglophone, primarily literary, celebrities.
Originally... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 142137
EDMONDS, Sir James Edward, & Graeme Charnley Wynne. Military Operations, France and Belgium, 1915.
London : 1927First edition, part of the official History of the Great War, begun under the direction of Edmonds shortly in 1919 and only completed in 2010, by which time the series had expanded to include 109 volumes. Before the war Edmonds worked in military intelligence, notably as head of MO5, the precursor to MI5. He was appointed GSOI of the 4th division in... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 112344
HUTT, Allen. This Final Crisis.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Allen Hutt (1901-1973) journalist and political activist. "After a spell at the International Lenin School and two years as chief sub-editor at the newly launched Daily Worker (1930-32), Hutt produced a series of books on British working-class politics, most of them developing historical narratives which seemingly culminated... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 96264
EMBERLEY, Ed (illus.); EMBERLEY, Barbara. One Wide River To Cross.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1966First edition, first printing. Presentation copy with an original illustration of an ark in pencil on the verso of front endpaper, "For Mary for "the Old lady" Ed Emberley Ipswich Spring 1967." The recipient, Mary C. Rife, was a noted children's librarian for more than 50 years, spending her last 30 years co-ordinating Children's Library Services for... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 100911
EICHENBERG, Fritz. Werkkatalog der illustrierten Bücher 1922-1987.
Memmingen : 1987First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 numbered copies. Presentation copy signed and inscribed by Eichenberg to Margaret K. McElderry on the title page: "To Margy, my most faithful friend, with love Fritz". Eichenberg illustrated several books published by Harcourt Brace, where McElderry worked at the time, including Ape in a Cape (1952) and... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 103889