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NECKER, Jacques. State of the Finances of France, laid before the King.
London : 1781First edition in English, originally printed in France the same year under the title Compte Rendu au Roi. Jacques Necker (1732-1804) was the finance minister to Louis XVI, popular among the people for his commoner background and perceived financial acumen. Published as the French involvement in the American Revolutionary War was still ongoing,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 137896
NECKER, Jacques. Collection complette de tous les ouvrages …
Utrecht : 1781First edition of this collection of works by and about Jacques Necker, presenting a variety of contemporary opinions, both positive and negative, on his time and influence as finance minister for Louis XVI (1777-81). Despite proving to be a popular and capable reformer he had enemies at court who, led by Marie-Antoinette, plotted his dismissal in 1781.... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 126500
NECKER, Jacques. Sur le compte rendu au roi en 1781.
Lyon : 1788The octavo Lyon-Bernuset issue. This is Necker's vehement defence against accusations made by his successor, Charles Alexandre de Calonne, who claimed that Necker's tenure as comptroller-general of finances was not the success it was generally perceived as, and that Necker's celebrated Compte rendu - a balance sheet of his administration which gave... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 126503
NECKER, Jacques. De l'administration des finances de la France.
Paris : 1784First edition, described by the great Scottish political economist John Ramsay McCulloch as "the only authentic account of the finances of France previously to the Revolution. Owing to the popularity of its author, and the peculiar circumstances of the country at the time when it was published, the Revolution having all but commenced, the demand for... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109029
(NECKER, Jacques.) GUERINEAU DE SAINT-PERAVI, attributed author. Examen impartial du systême de M. Necker sur les administrations provinciales,
[Paris] : 1785First edition of this critique of Necker's financial administration, variously attributed to Guerineau de Saint-Peravi, Du Buat-Nançay and Le Gros. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127682
NANSEN, Fridtjof. In Northern Mists.
London : 1911First edition in English, published the same year as the Norwegian original, rare in the dust jackets, and a very handsome copy in the superior gilt-stamped variant binding; In Northern Mists is also encountered with the front boards lettered and panelled solely in black. Nansen wrote the book at the request of the Royal Geographical Society: "this... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 119191
NABOKOV, Vladimir. Nikolai Gogol.
Norfolk, CT : First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed in Rrussian by Nabokov to his wife Véra on the front free endpaper: "My beloved, here's a little book for you, my life, here's another little book for you, my love, there will be more little books / B the letter "V" in English / 1944". Nabokov has annotated this copy in nearly 60 instances, from... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 123847
(NAVAL.) Report of the Committee on the Inflexible. With Appendix.
London : 1878First and only edition, extremely uncommon. COPAC locates just NLS and Liverpool, OCLC adds the Technische Universiteit at Delft. Inflexible was built to counter the Mediterranean threat of the Italian battleships Duilio and Dandolo, huge ironclad platforms carrying two pairs of 15-inch Armstrong guns each. Inflexible mounted more ordnance than any... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 94263
(NELSON.) BEATTY, William. Authentic Narrative of the Death of Lord Nelson:
London : 1807First edition, inscribed on behalf of the author in an elegantly flourished secretarial hand on the blank before the frontispiece: "To John Houseman Esqr. with every sentiment of Regard by his friend & humble servant, the author". Beatty (1773-1842) was ship's surgeon on the Victory at Trafalgar; he "joined the navy at an early age, and saw much service... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 128879
NIELSEN, Kay. Original watercolour: "List, ah list to the zephyr in the grove."
1913An original watercolour, signed and dated "Kay Nielsen 1913" in the lower left corner, for In Powder and Crinoline, a collection of seven fairy tales chosen by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. This watercolour illustrates the story "Felicia or The Pot of Pinks" and appears at p. 52: "Nielsen shows in his development a fancy so delicate and an outlook so original... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 111943
(NAVAL REGULATIONS.) Regulations and Instructions relating to His Majesty's Service at Sea.
[London : 1806First issued in 1731, these are the fundamental regulations governing "the organization and discipline of the British Navy" (Uden & Cooper, A Dictionary of British Ships and Seamen), this edition published the year following Trafalgar. "Up to 1731 every commander-in-chief had issued his own code of instructions to his ships, but in that year appeared... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 62707
NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophirt.
Leipzig : 1889 [but 1888]First edition, first issue, of Nietzsche's last great work before his psychological collapse in January 1889, with an excellent association; the heavily annotated copy of Heinrich Köselitz, Nietzsche's amanuensis and most frequent correspondent, and the person responsible for the title of this work, with the surname of his pseudonym, "Gast" (a name... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 126701
NAPIER, Sir William. History of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.
London : 1851First edition. William Napier was the brother of Charles Napier, who had conquered and administered Sindh and been a leading figure in British India prior to his resignation over his disagreements with Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. William Napier published both an account of the conquest of Sindh and the present volume, a praising account of Charles... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 122301