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LAVATER, John Caspar. Essays on Physiognomy.
London : 1840A reprint of the defence by Lavater, "the last of the descriptive physiognomists", of the pseudo-science of physiognomy, more correctly pathognomy, "the age old quest for the art how to know men" (Garrison & Morton; Hunter & MacAlpine). Lavater's work was first published in German in 1772 and enjoyed widespread success thereafter. This copy has the... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 100644
LIST, Friedrich. National System of Political Economy.
Philadelphia : 1856First English translation, originally published in German in 1841. His first economic work, the Outlines of American political economy, was written in English and published in 1827 when he was in America, and forms List's first attempt at a systematic formulation of his views. The development of those views was revealed in 1841 with the publication... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 132143
L'ENGLE, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in Time.
London : 1963First UK edition, first impression, of the first instalment in the Time Quintet. A Wrinkle In Time is an important and classic children's fantasy work by Madeline L'Engle (1918-2007), originally aimed at young female readers but with major crossover appeal. Upon publication, it won numerous awards, including the 1963 Newbery Medal, the Sequoyah... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 135806
LESLIE, T. E. Cliffe. Essays in Political and Moral Philosophy.
Dublin : 1879First edition. Leslie's friend and contemporary John Kells Ingram summarised Leslie's work as "distributed under two heads, that of applied political economy, and that of discussion on the philosophical method of the science" (ODNB). He was one of the few Victorian economists to consider the consequences of growing militarism and made valuable contributions... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 109525
LE TROSNE, Guillaume-Francois. De l'administration provinciale, et de la réforme de l'impôt.
Basle : 1779First edition, very rare, especially complete with the additional 24 page note. A French lawyer and economist, Le Trosne studied natural law philosophy with Pothier, planning to become a magistrate. He joined the Physiocrats in 1764 by publishing a book defending the free trade in grain and articles in the Ephémérides du citoyen and other journals,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 83936
LAVOISIER, Antoine-Laurent de. Resultats extraits d'un ouvrage intitule: de la richesse territoriale du royaume de France.
Paris : 1791First edition, Perrot's edition I, not to be confused with the re-edition of c.1810 using a similar type (Perrot III). "De la richesse territoriale de France, which was printed in 1791 by order of the National Assembly, constitutes an extract from a larger work on which Lavoisier had been engaged since 1784 in an effort to complete and verify an analysis... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 93464
LIST, Friedrich. Das nationale System der politischen Oekonomie …
Stuttgart & Tübingen : 1841First edition of List's major work. One of the earliest and most severe critics of the classical school of political economy, List (1789-1846) "denounced Adam Smith and his disciples as the 'cosmopolitan school' and held that universal free trade was an ideal that could be achieved only in the far distant future. For the time being, he argued, each... Learn More£15,750.00
Stock Code: 132364
LESSING, G. E. Laokoon: oder über die Grenzen der Mahlerey und Poesie.
Berlin : 1766First edition of Lessing's best known work outside Germany, a discussion of the limits and limitations of all the arts. "It contains the first clear statement of the truth, which is now considered axiomatic, that every art is subject to limitations, and can achieve greatness only by a clear understanding of and self-restriction to its proper function"... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 104638
LESLIE, Eliza Miss. Directions for Cookery.
Philadelphia : 1837First edition of "the most popular cookbook of the nineteenth century" (ANB). Leslie's first cookery book, Seventy-five recipes in Cakes, Pastry and Sweetmeats, was published in 1827. The work was highly successful and encouraged Leslie to write a variety of juvenile stories, children's books, magazine articles and novels alongside her "domestic... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 110601
LACAN, Jacques. De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité.
Paris : 1932First edition of Lacan's first published work. Lacan's ground-breaking thesis, particularly its central narrative of the story of the woman he named Aimée, immediately attracted the attention of the Surrealists. "To this thesis," Dali wrote in 1933, "we are indebted for giving us, for the first time, a global and homogeneous idea of the paranoid phenomenon,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 59379
LAPORTE, Matthieu de. La science des négocians et teneurs de livres, ou instruction generale.
Paris : 1753Perhaps the most famous 18th-century French work on book-keeping, first published in 1704 and frequently reprinted. "The major part of the book covers double-entry. Several features of the treatment are worth noting. First, de la Porte distinguishes between the 'memorial entier', which is the unified comprehensive book of original entry as described... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 105536
LAWRENCE, T. E. Letters from T. E. Shaw to Bruce Rogers;
Mount Vernon, NY : 1933-6First and only editions, presentation copies, each inscribed by Rogers to his friend and confidante Henry L. Bullen, the librarian of the Typographic Library and Museum of the American Type Founders Company. The First volume, limited to 200 copies only, was printed by William Edwin Rudge from type set by Bertha M. Goudy; the second set and printed by... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 74490
LEONARD, Herman. L'Oeil du Jazz.
Paris : 1985True first edition. This copy inscribed by Leonard to French actor and film producer Claude Haymann, "A Claude Haymann En Sincère hommage, Herman Leonard", and extremely uncommon thus. On his return from the Second World War Leonard spent a year in Ottawa as apprentice to the great alchemist of photographic portraiture Yousuf Karsh. In 1948 he established... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 95748
LINDSAY, David. Devil's Tor.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, of Lindsay's magnum opus, the fifth and final novel published in his lifetime. In Devil's Tor, "the central characters realise that they are the last representatives of an ancient spiritual force which must renew itself through their marriage. Lindsay here subverts the reader's novelistic expectations by revealing... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 136486
[LAW, John.] Money and Trade considered.
Edinburgh : 1705First edition of the major work of the famous Scottish financial adventurer John Law (1671-1729), which presents his theories on the establishment of paper note-issuing national banks. The title exists in two states: one with an ornament of an eagle and vines, the present with a coastline and its reflection. Textually they are all the same. Of the few... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 117696
LEWTON, Val. No Bed Of Her Own.
New York : 1932First edition, first printing. Author's first novel. Filmed as " No Man of Her Own" in 1932, which starred Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. While this first novel was a huge success, Lewton's later novels were not so, he decided to devote his energies to Hollywood first working with David O Selznick on films such as Tale of Two Cities and Gone With the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 95716
LENNON, John. Box of Vision / Time Capsule.
New York : 2010First edition, first printing. Limited to 7500 copies. The hard bound book contains all of Lennon's music album cover artwork, including front covers, back covers, gatefolds and inserts. The paperback titled catalography is a discography of Lennon's music. The CD case is for the owner to store their own collection of Lennon's music. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 142704
LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Das Wesen des Geldes und die Währungsfrage.
Leipzig : 1885First edition. Like Dupuit, Launhardt began his professional life as a civil engineer, working for the public road administration. A professor of roads, railways and bridges at the Technische Hochschule (now the University) in Hanover, of which he later became director, Wilhelm Launhardt (1832-1918) was "a pioneer of mathematical economics, an important... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 123996
LACHAPELLE, David. Artists and Prostitutes.
London : 2005Limited edition of 2,500 copies worldwide, numbered and signed by the photographer. A superb large-format Taschen publication showcasing the vibrant colour-saturated photography of David LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle has worked for the most prestigious international publications and has been the subject of exhibitions... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127752