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EDGEWORTH, Maria - SCOTT, Sir Walter. The Miscellaneous Prose Works.
Edinburgh : 1827A set in the original boards with a fine association, presented to Maria Edgeworth from Sir Walter Scott, and then from Edgeworth to her beloved brother-in-law Richard Butler; the first edition of Scott's Miscellaneous Prose Works, comprising all but the second volume (the Life of Swift) of the six-volume set.
Passing first from Scott... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139864
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... 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
(ECONOMICS.) 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
ELLIS, Alfred Burdon. The Tshi-speaking Peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa.
London, : 1887First edition. Ellis was commissioned second lieutenant in the 1st West India Regiment in November 1873 and accompanied them to the Second Ashante war later that year. "This was the beginning of a long connection with west Africa" (ODNB), serving in many different capacities, military and civil. "Ellis was an able and ambitious soldier But of some... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 81446
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
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
ESSEX HOUSE PRESS: DRYDEN, John. Alexander's Feast; or, the Power of Music.
Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904First Essex House edition, number 61 of 140 copies only printed on vellum and hand-illuminated, number 11 in their "Great Poems of the Language" series. The book's production was overseen by Charles Robert Ashbee (1863-1942), a central figure in the arts and crafts movement and founder of the Guild and School of Handicraft.
For this work Florence... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139264
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
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
ELLIS, A. B. The Land of Fetish.
London : 1883First edition. Uncommon account of service in West Africa. Ellis first travelled out to West Africa in the early 1870s as a Captain in the First West India Regiment, subsequently he was civil commandant of Sekondi and Chamer on the Gold Coast in 1874; district commander of Quittah in 1878 and of Accra in 1879; commander of the Haussa Constabulary 1878;... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 61957
(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
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
EMPSON, William. Seven Types of Ambiguity.
London : 1930First edition, first impression; in the first issue binding (with gilt rather than white titles). This hugely important study of ambiguity and its effects in English verse is Empson's second book, and his first work of literary criticism. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143559
BRAILSFORD, Henry Noel. Property or Peace.
London : 1934First edition, first impression of this anti-militarist political and economic study, and the author's most overtly Marxist work. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 96189
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, 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
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
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
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
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... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139596
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
ELIOT, T. S. Religious Drama: Mediaeval and Modern.
New York : 1954First edition, first impression, one of a limited edition of 300 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. This work presents the text of an address Eliot gave to the Friends of Rochester Cathedral in 1937. The work was never published in the UK. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 50750
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
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
ERNST, Max. Écritures.
Paris : 1970First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to the art critic John Russell on the half-title: "To my good old friend John Russel sic, his old old friend, Max Ernst", accompanied by a hand-drawn bird by Ernst. John Russell (1919-2008) was the chief art critic at the New York Times from 1982 to 1990 and author of books on Max Ernst, Henry... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 121166
(ECONOMICS.) HISKETT, W. R. Social Credits or Socialism.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. "Major Douglas Examined!" shouts the dust jacket: an important contribution to the literature concerning the Social Credit theory of Major C. H. Douglas. This was hotly debated in the 1920s and 30s and influenced, in particular, the work and thinking of the poet Ezra Pound. "Attempts to discredit social credit on both... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 96267
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
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
EYLES, Leonora. Common Sense About Sex.
London : 1933First edition, first impression of this handbook about family life, sex, and parenthood. Leonora (1889-1960) was a novelist and journalist, who wrote The Woman in the Little House (1922), a documentary study of working women's lives, which highlighted the daily struggles against poverty of women in the inner-city slums. She also wrote regularly for... Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 105203
(ECONOMICS.) 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
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
EDEN, Rob, pseud. of Robert F. and Eve Burkhardt. Short Skirts: A Story of Modern Youth.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the authors, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Jimmy Star, Our best friend and severest critic - Rob Eden - Bob & Eve Burckhardt"; an appealing provenance as Star was a reporter and critic for the Los Angeles Evening Herald-Express. Robert F. Burkhardt served a long apprenticeship as a reporter... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140080
(EMBERLEY, Ed.) 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