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SAVARY, Jacques. Pareres, ou Avis et Conseils sur les plus importantes Matières de Commerce.
Paris : 1688First edition of the author's continuation of his manual on mercantile trade, Le Parfait Négociant (1675). Savary wrote on commercial topics with considerable authority in that he made a large fortune through commerce. He suffered both politically and financially from the disgrace of Fouquet (1661), who was his patron, but he later made good his name... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 116183
SAVARY, Jacques. Dictionnaire universel de commerce:
Paris : 1723-30First edition, complete with the supplementary volume, of the first commercial dictionary, produced by the two sons of Jacques Savary, author of Le Parfait Négociant. Savary wrote on commercial topics with considerable authority in that he made a large fortune through commerce. He suffered both politically and financially from the disgrace of Fouquet... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 89895
SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Critique de la raison dialectique (précédé de Question de méthode). Tome I. Théorie des ensembles pratiques.
Paris : 1960First edition, first impression of Sartre's second major philosophical work, with the title misprinted Question rather than Questions de méthode, one of 85 copies printed on vélin pur fil Lafuma-Navarre, this copy numbered 55.
The Critique "is the result of sustained thinking which began in the fifties, that is, at the same time he was drawing... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 134749
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent, a tribute to a long a noble friendship, with the sincere and cordial salutations of his colleague in letters and admirer in life. A.J. Feb 3rd, 1934". The recipient, identified by a pencilled note, was Harold Vincent Marrot (1898-1954),... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 109896
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the writer Frank Swinnerton (1884-1992) on the front free endpaper, "Frank Swinnerton, in the hope that he will find the book worthy of the theme with the cordial regards of A. J. A. Symons." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 93972
SCHLEGEL, Gustaaf. Problèmes géographiques.
Leiden : 1892-95First edition under this title of a collection of offprints from T'oung-Pao, the oldest international journal of sinology; scarce: Library Hub gives just one location in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge), WorldCat adds 16 worldwide. Gustaaf Schlegel (1840-1903), was one of the most distinguished sinologists of the 19th-century and... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 110279
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. An Address to the Irish People.
Dublin : 1812First edition of Shelley's very rare political pamphlet in support of agitation to repeal the Act of Union and to secure Catholic emancipation, energetically distributed by the young aristocrat, who threw copies at likely passers-by from his balcony in Sackville Street, tucked them into ladies' bonnets, and attempted to sell them in public houses.
The... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 101947
SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Ilios. Stadt und Land der Trojaner. Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und Besonderes auf der Baustelle von Troja.
Leipzig : 1881.First edition in German, preceded by the English edition a year earlier. Schliemann's account of his excavations at Hissarlik/Troy. A shameless self-publicist, motivated more perhaps by his desire for glory than his love of historical truth, Schliemann has been criticised for the brutality of his methods, however Carl Blegen, director of the excavations... Learn More£1,150.00
Stock Code: 122940
STANLEY, Henry Morton. The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.
New York : 1885First US edition, published in the same year as the London edition. Stanley's self-justificatory account of "opening up the Congo" (ODNB) for Leopold II of the Belgians documents one of the most appalling episodes in the European "Scramble for Africa". A work of official propaganda, it stands as a valuable record of the avowed motivations of the colonial... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140780
SALT, Henry. A Voyage to Abyssinia, and Travels into the Interior of that Country,
London : 1814First edition of this handsomely illustrated and important 19th-century account of Ethiopia. In 1802 Salt accompanied Viscount Valentia on a tour of India, Ceylon, and the Red Sea, serving as his secretary and draughtsman, and in 1805 was sent by him on a mission to the ras of Tigré, "whose affection and respect he gained, and with whom he left one... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137509
SIDGWICK, Henry. The Scope and Method of Economic Science. An Address delivered to the Economic Science and Statistics Section of the British Association at Aberdeen 10 September, 1885.
London : 1885First edition, very scarce. "This British Association address argues that abstract reasoning can never be 'a substitute for an accurate and thorough investigation of facts', and discusses at length the relations between economics and politics." (Batson).
"His texts were generally distinguished more by the careful clarity of his exposition and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135844
STANLEY, Henry Morton. The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.
London : 1885First edition, scarce in the original cloth. Stanley's self-justificatory account of "opening up the Congo" (ODNB) for Leopold II of the Belgians documents one of the most appalling episodes in the European "Scramble for Africa". A work of official propaganda, it stands as a valuable record of the avowed motivations of the colonial enterprise; Stanley... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 119331
SIDGWICK, Henry. Elements of Politics.
London : 1891First edition, with an autograph postcard from Sidgwick to the Scottish physician Donald MacAlister laid in, postmarked from the year of publication, 15 August 1891, and sent from Zermatt. Mailed to MacAlister at his St John's College, Cambridge address, Sidgwick writes: "It was stupid of me to omit to say that I should be in Switzerland at the launch-time:... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 123669
STOKER, Bram. The Mystery of the Sea.
London : 1902First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the month of publication: "John Northcott from Bram Stoker, 17.7.02". An appealing provenance: John Northcott (d. 1905) was the highly regarded music and drama critic for The Daily Chronicle, described by a contemporary as "one of the most... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125940
SPEKE, John Hanning. Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.
Edinburgh and London : 1863First edition. Dispatched by Burton from Tabora to verify reports of a large body of water to the north of Lake Tanganyika, Speke discovered Victoria Nyanza on 3 August 1858 and immediately pronounced it to be the source of the Nile. Back in London the strained relationship between the two explorers was finally sundered by the acclaim greeting Speke's... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 117318
SMITH, Adam. Compendio da obra da riqueza das nações de Adam Smith.
Rio de Janeiro : 1811-12First edition in Portuguese translation, a selection of passages from books I-IV of Smith's Wealth of Nations, translated from the third English edition of 1784 by Bento da Silva Lisboa.
"Given the strong Brazilian interest in Smith's work one can better understand why the first Portuguese translation of Wealth of Nations appeared... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 137677
SCOTT, Robert Falcon. Antarctic Expedition - Scott Memorial Plaque
[c.1913]Attractive commemorative souvenir, Scott's widow herself received a silver version of the piece. The Polar scenes are based on photographs by Bowers and Ponting that appeared in issues of the Daily Mirror - the newspaper had exclusive rights to all expedition photographs - for either 12 February, the day on which Scott's death was announced, or the... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100744
STEIN, Gertrude. Geography and Plays.
Boston : 1926First edition, first printing, in the first issue binding, of this collection of Stein's writing from 1908 to 1920. There were four issues of the first edition sheets over 18 years, in variant bindings - this issue with the title on the front cover is the first. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 133133
STRICKLAND, Agnes. Lives of the Queens of England.
London : 1885An attractive set of Strickland's Lives of the Queens of England, originally published between 1840 and 1848. While the laborious undertaking was carried out by Agnes and her sister Elizabeth, they appeared under the former's name only at Elizabeth's request. The series was widely praised and became an important landmark in the development... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 137763
SIDGWICK, Henry. The Principles of Political Economy.
London : 1883First edition, along with The Elements of Politics (1891), one of two works representing "Sidgwick's attempt to bring professorial rigour and detachment to bear upon the major questions of policy and legislation. The Principles of Political Economy (1883) was an intellectually conservative work in two ways: first, its analytical or deductive method... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 108268
SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
New York : 1963First edition, first printing, first issue. Criticized at the time of publication for its darker elements, Where the Wild Things Are was soon acclaimed as a triumph of children's storytelling and book design; it has remained a classic of 20th-century children's literature, and was adapted into a film in 2009.
There were multiple issues... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 143138
SHIPP, John. The Military Bijou; or the Contents of a Soldier's Knapsack: being the Gleanings of Thirty-three Years' Active Service.
London : 1831First edition of this fascinating collection of brief notes and essays on military matters by the author of the famous Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp, published two years earlier. Serving largely in India, Shipp's remarkable bravery allowed him to perform "the unique feat of twice winning a commission from the ranks before... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 127419
SOUTH AFRICA. The Pretoria Friend.
Pretoria : 1900First editions. "Newspaper published by Lord Stanley at Pretoria during British occupation. Contents include military government notices, proclamations, advertisements and items of news. Publication commenced on Tuesday 26th June, 1900 and ceased after the issue of Saturday 14th July, 1900" (Hackett). Text in Afrikaans and English. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 99800
STRASSER, Alex. Victorian Photography.
London : 1942First edition, limited to 250 numbered copies of which this is number 107, of the second and final title in Andor Kraszna-Kraus's Classics of Photography series, a venture cut short by the war but which still succeeded in revolutionising the study of Victorian photography. "Gallery of Immortal Portraits (1940) and Victorian Photography (1942) reproduced... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 105637
SANGLIER, Colonel, & Comt. Bardonnaut. Guerre de Mines, 1876.
1876First and only Edition. Scarce, WorldCat records a copy at Kansas State University only, not apparently in the BNF. Souvenir of the subterranean warfare exercise held at the Regimental School of Engineering, Arras, in 1876. Lists the personnel, shows the various fortifications and the mining operations to assault, and countermining to defend, them,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 41040
STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
New York : May 1939One of ten copies specially bound for presentation at the request of the author, here with the printed presentation leaf left blank. This is a fifth impression of the first edition, printed in May, only a month after the first impression. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 124171
STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa.
London : 1890First edition of Stanley's famous account of his 1886-9 expedition to relieve Emin Pasha, the governor of Equatoria who was supposedly besieged by Mahdist forces. Stanley's dealings with Emin Pasha (who proved resistant to being "rescued"), his abandonment of his own rear column, and his wider motives for his mission have all come into question then... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135768
SPEKE, John Hanning. What led to the Discovery of the Source of the Nile.
Edinburgh and London : 1864First edition. Undoubtedly the less common of Speke's two books on his exploration of the African lake regions, containing his accounts of the momentous discovery of Lakes Victoria and Tanganyika. Although it was published the year following his Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile, this work documents the first expedition arranged by... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 91122
SASSOON, Siegfried. The Old Huntsman and Other Poems.
London : 1917First edition, first impression; review copy with publisher's compliments slip loosely inserted, with their request not to publish anything on the book until 3 April 1917. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 128214
STEVENS, Wallace. Harmonium.
New York : 1923First edition, first impression, with an exceptional example of the very scarce dust jacket, one of 715 copies in the third issue binding from an edition of 1,500 copies. The same jacket was used for all three issues. Harmonium was the poet's first collection, and includes some of his most famous poems such as "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird",... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 122345
SEUSS, Dr. The Cat in the Hat.
New York : 1957First edition, first printing, inscribed by Dr. Seuss on verso of front endpaper, "for Brent, best wishes, Dr. Seuss". This is the first issue, with the price code on the jacket 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. This is an exceptionally nice example of the landmark children's book, entirely unrestored. Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 138697
SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are.
New York : 1963First edition, first printing, first issue, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "For Janet Anderson, Maurice Sendak 4/15/82". With the ticket for a book signing at Newcomb Hall Bookstore at the University of Virginia loosely inserted, signed by Anderson on the back; Janet Anderson served as a book designer at the University of Virginia Press.
There... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 133220
STRICKLAND, Agnes. The Seven Ages of Woman, and Other Poems.
London : 1827First edition, presentation copy from the author's sister, inscribed on the half-title "To Mrs Cautley with Jane M Strickland's love", later inscribed on the half-title verso, "To Miss G. F. J. Foster with compliments from Andrew J Cutler", with the ownership signature of Ida S. Cutler to the title page.
The Seven Ages of Woman is Agnes Strickland's... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 138335
SCHMOLLER, Hans. Mr Gladstone's Washi.
Newtown, PA : 1984First edition, limited to 500 copies printed on mouldmade Hahnemühle paper in Van Dijck types, of which this is number 352. A most attractive production, incorporating a facsimile of Sir Harry Parkes's original report and handsome reproductions of various artefacts that he collected in the course of his inquiry. "At the request of the Foreign Secretary... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 113217
HERRIOT, Edouard. Eastward from Paris.
London : 1934First edition, first impression of the book in which the thrice-elected Premier recounts his visit to Soviet Russia in the summer of 1933. Herriot largely avoids political issues in his narrative, and instead presents himself as an enquiring traveller. The book was first published in Paris earlier the same year under the title Orient. From the publisher's... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 101479
STRACHEY, Lytton. Books & Characters.
London : 1922First edition, first impression of Strachey's fourth book. Contains papers on various literary figures, including Thomas Browne, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Jean-Mariet Arouet de Voltaire, of which all but 'A Dialogue' had previously appeared in different periodicals. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 91844
STEWART, Sir William. Cumloden Papers.
Edinburgh : 1871Rare first and sole edition of this memoir of "auld grog Wullie", privately printed in an edition of just 50 copies; Stewart served on Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Copenhagen.
The work comprises a lengthy biographical preface; Stewart's own journal of the Baltic Expedition and the Battle of Copenhagen, where he "was himself on Nelson's... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 59836
SOUTHEY, Robert. Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and Portugal.
Bristol : 1799Second edition of Southey's first book of prose, which first appeared in 1797. Southey sailed for Portugal at the invitation of his uncle in November 1795 following his estrangement from Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and stayed until the following May. "He visited Madrid, but spent most of his time in and around Lisbon. He obtained a good grounding in both... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116531
SMYTH, George Carmichael. A History of the Reigning Family of Lahore,
Calcutta : 1847First edition. Institutionally well-represented, but only one copy at auction in the last 40 years. Smyth "had been in India for twenty-six years and could claim to be well-informed" (Khurana, British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab, p96). He explains in his introduction that he was encouraged to write the book by George Broadfoot, at... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 76975
SMYTH, Henry DeWolf. A General Account of the Development of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government 1940-1945.
Washington DC : 1945The lithoprint edition, the earliest obtainable edition of the Smyth Report, with the ownership inscription and ink stamps of the Manhattan Project's principal metallurgist Frank Foote (1906-1998), a member of the Physics Group headed by Enrico Fermi and one of the Project's leading scientists, "renowned for his contribution to the Manhattan Project... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 83329
SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Autograph manuscript.
c.1952An unpublished fragment from Sartre's unfinished novel, La Dernière Chance, the final volume of his projected tetralogy, Les Chemins de la liberté (Roads of Freedom). Two chapters had appeared in Les Temps modernes in 1949 under the title Drôle d'amitié (Strange Friendship), but Sartre dropped the work in 1952.... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129308
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Aufsätze zur Tagespolitik.
Tübingen : 1993First edition of this collection of essays by Schumpeter, written when he was Bank President in Austria, and from his time at the universities of Bonn and Harvard. The majority are in German, but there are also essays in English. Subjects covered are monetary issues, introductions to other authors' work, obituary notices (Auspitz, Marx and Menger),... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 88486
SHIEL, M. P. Prince Zaleski.
London : 1895First edition of Shiel's first book, a collection of three stories, with a remarkable elucidatory inscription by the author on the front free endpaper: "A trinity here: the first about a father, the second about a son, or scion, the third about a ghostly hole; yet, as the Athanasian creed says, 'there are not three omniscients, but one omniscient,'... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 136029
SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR. Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
Tokyo : 1938First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114232
SAROYAN, William. Dear Baby.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front and rear free endpapers to the winner of a charity auction, and signed on the title page. The inscription reads: "This book is inscribed to the winner of the auction; the book appears to have been donated by my friend Red; I am donating only this scribbling, which I am glad to do as... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 101768
SHAW, George Bernard. Cashel Byron's Profession. A Novel.
[London] : 1886First separate issue, larger untrimmed variant, inscribed by the author. Originally printed in the April 1885-March 1886 issues of "To-Day", this first edition was printed from the corrected and revised stereos of the original setting for the journal. This is the larger, variant issue, with the preliminary blank leaf bound at the beginning. Shaw explains... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 73696
SWIFT, Graham. [His first seven books, all inscribed to his parents:]
London : 1983-96Reissues, each volume inscribed by Swift on the title page. All volumes but two inscribed "To Mother & Al the name by which he called his father", to whom Ever After is also dedicated. Ever After and Last Order inscribed to Swift's mother only. "His mother Sheila Irene (née Bourne) had grown up in slightly more prosperous Upper Sydenham, while his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 88958
SIMONDE DE SISMONDI, Jean Charles L. De la littérature du midi de l'Europe.
Paris : 1813First edition of Sismondi's survey of Italian, Provençal, Spanish, and Portuguese literature, which established him among the initiators of French Romanticism. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 102671
SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Cahiers pour une morale.
Paris : 1983First edition, posthumously published, of Sartre's unfinished sequel volume to L'être et le néant. The final lines of that work announced the present one; "Toutes ces questions, qui nous renvoient à la réflexion pure et non complice, ne peuvent trouver leur réponse que sur le terrain moral. Nous y consacrerons un prochain ouvrage."
Sartre... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 134878
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Aufsätze zur Tagespolitik.
Tübingen : 1993First edition, first impression. A collection of essays by Schumpeter. Written while bank president of Biedermann-Bank in Austria and during his time at the universities of Bonn and Harvard. Predominantly written in German, but with a handful of essays in English. Subjects covered are monetary issues, introductions to other authors' work, obituaries... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 89917
SOLOVIEV, Vladimir. Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)
Moscow : 1877Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer, and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877. Mankind, he argues, is subject to three forces: the urge towards social unity, the urge towards individualism, and the urge to recognise God in other... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86058
(SENHOUSE, Roger.) TRILLING, Lionel. The Middle of the Journey.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 110965
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works.
London : 1812-15First edition with these illustrations, large paper issue (also published in duodecimo). A most appealing edition of Shakespeare issued by the enterprising Thomas Tegg, presented here in a delightful and sparkling period binding. The illustrations by John Thurston have been described as "most attractive" (Peter Cannon-Brookes, The Painted Word: British... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 134889