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LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The Poetical Works.
London : [c.1890]A highly attractive copy of Longfellow's poetry, in a superb binding, anonymous though very much in the Sangorski & Sutcliffe style with elaborate use of coloured morocco inlay to a floral pattern. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 143687
LAWRENCE, Margery. The Rent in the Veil.
London : 1951First edition, first impression. Margery Lawrence (1889-1969) was a prolific author and self-proclaimed Bohemian whose interest and adventures in Spiritualism influenced almost all of her output of short stories, poetry, detective, fantasy, and romance novels. Her first work, a book of poems, Songs of Childhood, and Other Verses was published... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 84684
LAWRENCE, Margery. Nights of the Round Table.
London : First edition, first impression, of Lawrence's first collection of horror stories. The collection was reviewed at the time as "a remarkable compendium, exhibiting considerable sensitivity to the methods and concerns which were to remain central to the tradition of the English supernatural short story long after 1926" (Orlando). Margery Lawrence (1889-1969)... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139274
LOCKE, John. The Conduct of the Understanding.
Cambridge : 1781Fifth separate edition, first issue, preceding the second, large paper issue. The Conduct of the Understanding was first published in Locke's Posthumous Works of 1706, with the first separate edition published in 1741. Locke wrote The Conduct while writing revisions for his Essay Concerning Humane Understanding, intending it to constitute a new chapter... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 128880
LACHAPELLE, David. Lost + Found Part I; [together with:] Good News Part II.
Cologne : 2017First editions, first impressions. Signed by Lachapelle opposite the title page of Lost + Found and inscribed and signed opposite the copyright page of Good News with the phrase "Be Brave". A superb large-format Taschen publication, these works showcase the vibrant colour-saturated photography of LaChapelle. Once dubbed the Fellini of photography, LaChapelle... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123626
LOCKE, John. Posthumous Works:
London : 1706First edition, edited by Locke's literary editors, Anthony Collins and Peter King. The collection prints for the first time, among other works, Locke's Conduct of the Understanding, his Discourse on Miracles, and part of the Fourth Letter for Toleration, which was not printed in its entirety until 1829. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142619
LAWRENCE-ARCHER, James Henry, Capt. Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49.
London : 1878First edition of this uncommon and important narrative of the Second Sikh War (1848-49), combining eye-witness account with an overview of the campaign, this copy in a nice example of the original cloth binding; the author served with the 24th Foot at both Chillianwalla and Gujrat and gives excellent detail of both battles.
"The objective of... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 106999
LAWRENCE, Henry Montgomery. Some Passages in the Life of an Adventurer in the Punjab.
Delhi : 1842First edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies - BL and Oxford - on Library Hub, WorldCat adds five more - NYPL, Yale, Harvard, universities of Minnesota and Missouri. One of the earliest commercial productions of this press, all Delhi imprints before 1850 are uncommon. Excellent copy of Lawrence's "fictionalised memoirs of Colonel Bellasis who... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 107518
LOOS, Anita. "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" [together with:] "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes".
New York : 1925 & 1928First editions, first printings, inscribed by the author, "To Harry Ruby with all good wishes Anita Loos", on the front free endpaper of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The recipient, songwriter Harry Ruby (1895-1974) co-wrote the song "I Wanna Be Loved by You", which featured in the 1955 film of Gentlemen Marry Brunettes. It later became one of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 95771
LELAND, Charles Godfrey Aradia or the Gospel of the Witches.
London : 1899First edition. The work of a Philadelphia-born journalist and folklorist, Aradia, a study of the persistence of "la vecchia religione" in Italy, it was claimed by its author to have been based on a manuscript account obtained from "Maddalena", a Florentine fortune-teller and witch. Although the subject of continuing controversy, the text undeniably... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 114436
LANGLEY, Noel. The Tale of the Land of Green Ginger.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, small paper issue. A scarce title, especially so in the dust jacket. It was largely on the basis of this work that Langley was selected as a screenwriter for The Wizard of Oz (1939). Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 129978
LEWIS, Wyndham. The Caliph's Design.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, 1,000 copies were printed. With the rare publisher's flyer for Lewis's debut novel Tarr, "some were laid into copies of The Caliph's Design" (Morrow & Lafourcade). "In The Caliph's Design: Architects! Where is Your Vortex?, Lewis offers the most sustained and considered of his early critiques of the art scene of the... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 106471
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Olive Fairy Book.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, a very nice copy of The Olive Fairy Book. The 11th of Lang's "Fairy Books", this work contains 29 fairy tales such as "The Green Knight", "The Satin Surgeon", and "The Silent Princess". Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 121820
LAWRENCE, D. H. The Lost Girl.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, later state, with the luridness of certain passages toned down to appease circulating libraries: the first state was the original text, the second state with changes supplied with cancels, the third state with the changes integral, and the fourth state with further changes, which Roberts and Poplawski call for as cancels... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 134158
LEONARD, Herman. The Eye of Jazz.
London : 1989First edition in English, first impression, originally published in French four years previously. This is an excellent collection of the work of one of the greats of jazz photography. As Francis Paudras writes in his introduction, "Herman Leonard's work comes close to pure art: in the beauty of the image, for the emotion and feeling that it radiates".
Apprenticed... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 143044
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Olive Fairy Book.
New York : 1907First US edition, first printing, of the eleventh and penultimate of Lang's "Fairy Books". This work contains 29 fairy tales such as "The Green Knight", "The Satin Surgeon", and "The Silent Princess". The UK edition was published the same year. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 132392
LAW. The Laws concerning Travelling, &c.
[London] : 1718First edition of what is generally cited as the first work of its kind in English, a comprehensive overview of the law relating to travellers,intended as a pocket guide for the layman, particularly warning of the dangers from highwaymen and extortionate innkeepers. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143718
LAWRENCE, T. E., & C. Leonard Woolley. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914-1915. The Wilderness of Zin.
London : 1915First edition, sole printing, in the second issue binding without the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February of 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 103359
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Blue Fairy Book.
London : 1889First edition, number 44 of 113 large-paper copies, being the deluxe limited issue of the first in Lang's series of "coloured" fairy books, of which only the first four titles (Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow) from the series of 12 were issued in this deluxe format.
The Blue Fairy Book was immediately successful, and the series effected a seismic... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143241
LAWRENCE, T. E., & C. Leonard Woolley. Palestine Exploration Fund Annual, 1914-1915. The Wilderness of Zin.
London : 1915First edition, first issue binding with the full stop after the date on the spine. During January and February 1914 Lawrence and Leonard Woolley (the archaeologist who would later excavate Ur), together with a British Army surveying detachment, mapped the Negev region of the Sinai Peninsula. The Negev was ruled by the Ottoman Empire, and the survey... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 108832
(LAW, John.) (Sir Humphrey Mackworth, attributed author.) Observations on the Scheme of Mr. Law, in France, and of Sir Humphrey Mackworth, in Great-Britain: And Concerning the Establishing Paper-Money, and Forcing Credit.
London : First and only edition of a very scarce work comparing the financial schemes of John Law and Sir Humphrey Mackworth, two figures infamous in financial history for their activities in paper credit and speculation, apparently written by Mackworth himself in defence of his own projects and schemes, as outlined in his 1720 pamphlet "A Proposal for Payment... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 109322
LYSONS, Rev. Daniel. The Environs of London:
London : 1795-1811Large paper edition. The first edition was published in 1792-1800. The principal work of the topographer Daniel Lysons (1762-1834), produced with the keen support of Horace Walpole, to whom the work is dedicated. Many areas which were "environs" to Lysons are now firmly inside London, including Battersea, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Lambeth, Chelsea, Finchley,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 66054
LEWIS, C. S. The Screwtape Letters.
London : 1942First edition, first impression. Taking the form of a series of letters between an experienced devil and a subordinate, The Screwtape Letters addresses numerous questions of Christian theology. Though the book sparkles with wit, Lewis found its composition difficult and unpleasant: "The strain produced a sort of spiritual cramp... It almost smothered... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132223
LEWIS, Wyndham. The Human Age:
London : 1955First edition, first impression, inscribed on the half-title by both Lewis and Ayrton. This volume constituted the second and third parts of the Human Age tetralogy, begun with The Childermass (1928); the final part, The Trial of Man, was left unfinished at Lewis's death.
"Towards the end of his life he resumed the task of completing The Human... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 87778
LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Blue Fairy Book.
London : 1889First edition, large paper copy, number 13 of 113 copies, the deluxe limited issue of the first in Lang's series of "coloured" fairy books, which continued through to The Lilac Fairy Book in 1910. Only four of the titles (Blue, Red, Green, and Yellow) from the series of 12 were issued in this deluxe format. The Blue Fairy Book was immediately successful,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132247
LONG, Frank Belknap. The Hounds of Tindalos.
Sauk City : 1946First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Richard Hughes, With great admiration for the high excellence and artistry of his stories in a related medium. Frank Belknap Long, New York, February 24, 1946".
The recipient of this work is believed to be American Comic Group writer and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 119634
LECKY, Halton Stirling. The King's Ships - K-Z.
?London : c.1920Proofs of the continuation of Lecky's remarkable work of compilation The King's Ships, containing outline details of over 1700 ships and their engagements. Volumes I-III, covering A-J, had been published by Horace Muirhead, 1913-4, but publication of the concluding 3 volumes was suspended due to the outbreak of the First World War, and never resumed.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 83203
LEE, Guy Carleton; Francis Newton Thorpe, eds. The History of North America.
1903-7Library edition, number 701. "There is no comprehensive history of America from the discovery to the present time." - Professor Hart (Harvard University) 1896. This scholarly work, written by various authors and edited by Lee, was designed to provide a comprehensive history, covering every aspect of North America: from the Discovery to the Constitution.... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 32970
LAL, Mohan. Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul:
London : 1846First edition of perhaps the key source for political and diplomatic background to the first Afghan War. Mohan Lal was "Bokhara" Burnes's most important intelligence operative, travelling extensively in Persia and Afghanistan and running a string of agents for the British. In 1841, as the situation in Kabul became critical, Lal tried to warn Burnes... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 71629
LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Mathematische Begründung der Volkswirtschaftslehre.
Leipzig : 1885First edition of Launhardt's major work, "Germany's most important and in fact only significant contribution to the 'marginal revolution' in the last three decades of the nineteenth century" (The New Palgrave).
Like Dupuit, Launhardt began his professional life as a civil engineer, working for the public road administration. A professor of roads,... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 136984
LOWRY, L. S. Get Well card with an original drawing by Lowry, together with Three Portraits of the Lowrys.A "get well" card, featuring an original drawing by Lowry for his friend the sculptor Leopold "Leo" Solomon (19191976), also jokingly signed by their mutual friend and fellow artist Martin Levy as "L. S. Levy"; it is acccompanied by the Lowry Commemorative Portfolio, containing three offset lithographs, each signed by Lowry, and the bronze medallion... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 111652
LEAKE, William Martin. The Topography of Athens with some Remarks on its Antiquities.
London : 1821First edition. "The basis for modern topographical and archaeological studies of the city. A very important work" (Blackmer). Trained at the Royal Military Academy, Leake served for three years on the garrison at Antigua before joining the British military mission to the Ottoman empire in 1799. He accompanied an Anglo-Turkish expedition overland to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 106230
LAMB, Roger. An Original and Authentic Journal of Occurrences during the Late American War,
Dublin : 1809First edition. "Originally published in eleven parts" (Sabin). Lamb enlisted in the 9th regiment of foot in 1773; three years later he embarked for Canada and served initially in the operations at the siege of Quebec. Subsequently he "joined in General John Burgoyne's successful operations against Fort Ticonderoga, and was with the British army as... Learn More£795.00
Stock Code: 65838
LOWRY, Malcolm. His manuscript corrections to the typescript of an unpublished biographical study
[Paris?, &] Brewster, MA : 1960A remarkable self-commentary by Malcolm Lowry (1909-1957), the author of one of the great novels of the century, annotating an intended biographical study of him, together with a signed letter from his important literary influence and friend. Aiken's letter is apparently written in response to a request from the would-be biographer for information about... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132133
LIVINGSTONE, David. A portion of the original manuscript of Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa,
London : 1857A remarkable fragment, the only portion of the original manuscript of Missionary Travels known to remain in private hands. We understand that all other manuscript material is held in the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland. Together with an autograph letter signed from Livingstone's sister, sending the manuscript fragment, and a... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 139047
LOVECRAFT, H. P. Two books from Lovecraft's classical reference library,
New York : 1898-9 and 1896H. P. Lovecraft's own classical reference copies from his library, each volume with his ink ownership inscription to the front free endpaper: Greek Civilization with "H. P. Lovecraft, Providence, R.I.", and the Latin Literature volumes with his name and fastidious manuscript shelf marks "16:46 / 525:1" and "16:46 / 525:2". There is also an additional... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 139230
LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Die Steigungsverhältnisse der Strassen. Separat-Abdruck aus der Zeitschrift des Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereins zu Hannover, Band XXVI. Heft 3.
Hannover : 1880-1887Presentation copies, inscribed to Professor Fischer by the author, the first work additionally with the ownership of Erich Schneider to the title. 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)... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93895
LOFTING, Hugh. Doctor Dolittle's Return.
New York : 1933First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the half-title, "Sincerely yours, Hugh Lofting, May 1934". Lofting's works are uncommon signed, with no other signed copies of this work traced at auction. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 120118
LOCKE, John. Il Governo civile.
Amsterdam : 1773First edition in Italian of one of the most famous and influential works in the history of liberalism, the second of Locke's Two Treatises on Government (1690). "'An anonymous translation from the French text of David Mazel, probably the 1755 ed." (Yolton). The work did not appear again in Italian until 1925. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119924
LUXEMBURG, Rosa. Nakoplenie Kapitala
[Moscow] : 1921First edition in Russian of Luxemburg's most important work, translated from the original German (Akkumulation des Kapitals, 1913) by one of the few Russian Luxemburgist economists, Sholom Moiseevich Dvolaitskii. Born in Lithuania in 1893, he became a follower of Plekhanov in 1911 and was soon thereafter banished to Tomsk for revolutionary activity.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127114
LINDSAY, David. A Voyage to Arcturus.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, of this "remarkable work". The first edition of Lindsay's classic novel was printed in a run of 1,250 copies, with around 500 to 600 copies released in the first issue binding as here, with gilt lettering and ruling to spine (Bleiler). Lindsay's most famous and influential work, A Voyage to Arcturus is "a metaphysical... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139374
LONGLEY, Michael. Love Poet, Carpenter.
London : 2009Signed limited edition, number 115 of 195 copies signed by 59 contributors on inserted Fabriano Artistico rear endpapers. This copy is additionally signed by Longley himself.
Love Poet, Carpenter is an anthology containing work by Simon Armitage, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Eamon Duffy, Seamus Heaney, Andrew Motion, and many others, celebrating the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116326
LEWIS, Wyndham. Blasting and Bombarding.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, second issue in the slightly limp boards. The first of two mainly autobiographical works, followed by Rude Assignment (1950). Blasting and Bombarding covers the period from 1914 to 1926. Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 91698
LOCKE, John. Some Familiar Letters between Mr. Locke, and Several of his Friends.
London : 1708, 1697 & 1699A handsome group of first editions of three separate works, bound uniformly, with identical early female ownership. They are numbered 1-3, in reverse date order, with the posthumous collection of 1708 coming first, followed by two of Locke's replies to Edward Stillingfleet in their pamphlet war over the theory of knowledge as related to the Essay... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 142494
LAW, John. Money and Trade Considered:
Glasgow : 1760Second Foulis Press edition, originally published by the press in 1750, first published in London in 1705. The Foulis Press was renowned for the quality of their paper, typography and book design, and their works are rarely found uncut in boards. Money and Trade Considered was the seminal work of the Scottish financial adventurer and French finance... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 125365
LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm; Christian Petrlik; J. C. Leuchs; L. Meyn. Ueber Rentabilitat und Richtungsfeststellung der Strassen.
Hanover : 1869A very interesting collection of rare pamphlets on road construction, including one unrecorded:
a) LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Ueber Rentabilitat und Richtungsfeststellung der Strassen. Hanover 1869. 54 pp. including terminal advertisement leaf and folding map showing the road system linking the Elbe and Weser rivers. WorldCat lists 7 copies (none in... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 96480
LAW, John. Oeuvres.
Paris : 1790First collected edition of the works of the French finance minister John Law, whose financial schemes led to a bubble and economic collapse during regency France, edited by Gabriel-Étienne de Sénovert, "who made a point of highlighting its current relevance. 'Credit', he wrote at the beginning of his lengthy introduction to the edition, citing Sir... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 143822
LOCKE, John. Ragionamenti sopra la moneta, l'interesse del danaro, le finanze e il commercio.
Florence : 1751Rare first edition in Italian of Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and Raising the Value of Money (1692) and Further Considerations concerning Raising the Value of Money (1695). It is the only early translation of Locke's papers on money, based on the folio Works of 1740, and is furnished with extensive footnotes by... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126250
LE GUIN, Ursula K. A Wizard of Earthsea.
Berkeley : 1968First edition, first printing, with the publisher's faint vertical smudge on the title page, running through the "r" in "Wizard", the round symbol, the second "u" in "Ursula" below, the "n" in "drawings", and ending at the "r" in "press", and the trade jacket with "11 up 3.95" at upper corner of front flap and library price clipped from lower corner... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136572
LEVY, D. A. Cleveland undercovers.
Cleveland : 1966First edition, this one of 65 special copies "bound with freak covers by the author" (each being thus unique, this one incorporating old maps of Ohio, a striking photograph of two Native Americans, and newsprint collage), from a total edition of 500. This copy is inscribed on the title page, "many thanks, d. a. levy". Levy (1942-1968) was a leading... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138636
LEE, Laurie. Cider with Rosie.
London : 1959First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author "For Ronnie & Christina who give writers wings from the author, with affection", on the front free endpaper, and with an autograph letter from Lee laid in. This is a nice literary association: the recipients were Christina Foyle, owner of Foyle's bookshop, and her husband Ronald, with Foyle's... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 121195
LOWENFELS, Walter, & Anton Refregier. Song of Peace:
New York : 1959First and limited edition, of 1,000 copies, signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Lowenfels on a preliminary blank, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing his sometime New Jersey home 1962". A most attractive provenance that links Lowenfels (1897-1976), one of America's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 79776
(LAW, John.) ANON. Curieuse Anmerckungen über den Staat von Franckreich, welchen Ludwig der XIV. zeit seiner Regierung fest gegründet, und nunmehro der Regente durch die listigen Rathschläge des Mr. Laws zu allgemeiner Bewunderung glücklich verbessert.
Leipzig : 1720Rare first edition of this anonymous account of the State of France under Louis XIV and under the Regent, who "under the clever guidance of Mr. Law has to the amazement of all fortunately improved it" (our translation). Dedicated to "Mons. Law" who, "der Welt bey anderthalb Jahren so viel zu reden gemacht hat", the stubbornly anonymous author (he signs... Learn More£11,250.00
Stock Code: 135019
LE GUIN, Ursula K. Rocannon's World; Planet of Exile; and City of Illusions.
New York : 1966, 1966, 1967First editions, first printings, of Le Guins's first three book publications, each copy inscribed on the title page to the same family: "For Patrick Christopher also a first born and his parents Ursula K. Le Guin, 1987"; "For Celia, Greg, & Patrick Christopher with best wishes, Ursula K. Le Guin, 1987"; and "For Patrick Christopher, Celia, + Greg,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139753
LEWIS, C. S. Till We Have Faces.
London : 1956First edition, first impression, of Lewis's retelling of the myth of Cupid and Psyche, a work first referred to in his diary in 1923, but not finished for a further three decades. Finally written in a "full flush of inspiration... it was certainly his most unexpected book, and his greatest tour de force; to many readers, and probably to himself, his... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132184
LOVECRAFT, H. P. Marginalia.
Sauk City, WI : 1944First edition, first printing, of selected writings covering the author's entire writing life. The fourth title published by Arkham House, this volume "contains a good deal of work, a good deal of associational data, and a plethora of information about the late great master of the macabre" (Foreword). Included are "The Mysterious Ship", written when... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 122073
LAWRENCE, T. E. Oriental Assembly.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, a bright copy in a particularly attractive example of the jacket. Oriental Assembly contains all the hitherto uncollected writings by Lawrence about the East, including the first publication for the general public of the suppressed introductory chapter of Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
The work also includes... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 143030
LYELL, Charles. Elements of Geology.
London : 1838First edition of the companion volume to Lyell's pioneering work, Principles of Geology (1830-1833). "Originally intended as a supplement to the Principles, this formed an independent practical guide to the science of geology" (Summerhayes, p. 12). Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117955
LAW, John. Money and Trade Considered:
Glasgow : 1750First Foulis press edition, originally published in 1705. Money and Trade Considered was the seminal work of the Scottish financial adventurer and French finance minister John Law (1671-1729), in which he argued that an expansion of the money supply would produce an expansion in output and consequently an export surplus. He therefore proposed that Scotland... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 134860