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JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.
London : [after 1817]First edition, with later issue plates, of this magnificent publication. The battle scenes, after the distinguished marine artist Thomas Whitcombe, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain's maritime hegemony, represent the apogee of the coloured aquatint. The key consideration for collectors is the quality of the colouring, which is extremely good... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 102750
JUGLAR, Clément. Des crises commerciales et de leur retour périodique en France, en Angleterre et aux États-unis.
Paris : 1862First edition of the book that laid the foundation of modern business cycle analysis. Des crises commerciales is the principal work of a man whom Schumpeter says "must be ranked, as to talent and command of scientific method, among the greatest economists of all times". Schumpeter bases his evaluation on three facts: "To begin with, Juglar was the first... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 118820
JOYCE, James. Ulysse.
Paris : 1929First edition in French, number 474 of 875 copies on Alfa Vergé paper, out of a total edition of 1,200. This was the second translation of Ulysses following the German edition of 1927.
A French translation of Ulysses was started in 1923 by Valery Larbaud at Joyce's request, but the author grew dissatisfied and halted the project, saying that... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 143100
JAZZ. The Newest Pocket Jazz.
Japan : 1938Presumed first edition, rare, with no other copy traced among institutional libraries. A fascinating little publication, an eclectic mix of popular songs from around the world, with scores and lyrics in both Japanese and English; jazz was no doubt used in the present context as a signifier of modernism and excitement, rather than in terms of the musical... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 135719
JOYCE, James. Chamber Music.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding, presentation copy with Joyce's inscribed card inserted. The inscription reads: "Dear Mr Simson, As you were kind enough to write me often about my book."
Theodore Spicer-Simson was an American medallist, painter, sculptor and illustrator. Born in Le Havre, he first met Joyce in Paris... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 140266
JEVONS, W. Stanley. Methods of Social Reform
London : 1883First edition of this posthumously published collection of papers on questions of reform, including politics and economics, libraries and museums, working women, school examinations, animal cruelty, the post office, alcohol taxes, and the railways. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 141888
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.
London : [after 1835]First edition, later state. First issued in 1817, the work sold slowly, which led Jenkins to issue copies as demand necessitated. The earliest copies of this book have the text printed on paper watermarked 1812 and 1816; this copy is printed on paper watermarked 1835. An attractively bound copy of this magnificent illustration of the high-water mark... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 94719
JAMES, Lionel. The Indian Frontier War.
London : 1898First edition of this detailed correspondent's account of Sir William Lockhart's campaign against the Orakzai and Tirah Afridis in 1897. This copy extensively annotated by a participant in the events described, with over two and half thousand words of correction, comment and commentary.
"In 1897 Lockhart was placed in command of the 40,000 strong... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142653
JAMES, M. R. Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary.
London : 1904First edition, first impression. With the publisher's adverts dated November 1904. Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a scholar and the author of numerous ghost stories which he began writing after entering Cambridge in 1882, quickly becoming known for his candlelit readings to fellow scholars.
Several of James's ghost stories were printed... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143512
JAMES, William. The Moral Equivalent of War.
New York : 1910First separate edition (originally published in McClure's Magazine and Popular Science Monthly). James argues that if war is to be eliminated, there must be another means of securing discipline and promoting other martial virtues, and he suggests conscripting youth for manual labour. The Association published pamphlets with a pacifist theme; this is... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 145846
JONSON, Ben. The Workes.
London : 1641]First complete collected edition, comprising the second edition of volume 1 and the first edition of volumes 2 and 3. The first volume is a close reprint of the first edition of 1616. The second volume contains the reissued, unsold sheets of three plays published in 1631, which were edited by Jonson and intended to supplement his 1616 Workes. The balance... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 108347
JOYCE, James. Chamber Music.
London : 1907First edition, first issue, of Joyce's first book, a particularly nice copy unrestored in the original cloth.
The publishing history of Chamber Music is well documented but has some lacunae. The book was published on 10 May 1907 in an edition of 500 copies, but Mathews did not bind all copies at once. There have been various guesses as to how... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 143086
JAMES, M. R. Ghost-Stories of an Antiquary.
London : 1904First edition, first impression, in much brighter condition that this edition is usually found. With the publisher's adverts dated November 1904. Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936) was a scholar and the author of numerous ghost stories which he began writing after entering Cambridge in 1882, quickly becoming known for his candlelit readings to fellow... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143511
JACOBS, W. W. Deep Waters.
London : First edition, first impression, the dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf. The printed dedication reads, "To my friend Arthur Waugh" and the inscription continues "with affectionate regards, W. W. Jacobs. 29 Aug 1919". With Arthur Waugh's bookplate to the front pastedown. Waugh was a prominent author and literary critic, and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 72979
JACKSON, A. V. Williams (ed.). History of India.
London : 1906The Connoisseur edition, number 192 of 200 copies. The volumes are by different authors or editors, covering successive periods: vol. 1, to the sixth century BC, by Romesh Chunder Dutt; vol. 2, to the Mohammedan conquest, including the invasion of Alexander the Great, by Vincent A. Smith; vols. 3-4, mediaeval India to the reign of Akbar the Great, by... Learn More£2,850.00
Stock Code: 114144
JAZZ. Pair of original Carnegie Hall programme for 1953-55.
New York : 1953-55Jazz at Carnegie Hall: attractive pair of programmes, the earlier of the two comprising a 9 April 1954 concert featuring Mel Powell's All-Star Jazz Band, Steve Allen, Jerry Vale, and the Errol Garner Trio (Eugene Heard drums; Wyatt Ruther, bass), followed by Fred Lowery and Catherine Toomay ("Internationally famed blind whistler - Always the unpredictable"),... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 137201