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THEROUX, Paul. Murder in Mount Holly.
London : 1969First edition, first impression. By a margin the author's scarcest novel. A thriller published in very small numbers by a publisher with whom Theroux had never previously worked and would never work thereafter. Of the small handful of copies we have seen this is one of just two which had escaped institutional libraries. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 33192
THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The Works.
New York : 1903Limited edition, number 15 of 250 sets printed on Enfield paper. This collection demonstrates Thackeray's "skill in speech, his vivid characters... the biting, rollicking satire of the early works" through to the "shrewder, more subtle, and more philosophical" later works (ODNB).
Stock Code: 120108
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Lord of the Rings.
London : 1954-5First editions, first impressions. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most popular and influential works of literature in the 20th century, containing richly rendered detail of a new mythological world, not yet surpassed. Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 140799
[WHEELER, Anna, &] THOMPSON, William. Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the Other Half, Men,
London : 1825First edition of one of the most important works in the history of feminism and "one of the classics of early nineteenth-century feminist literature" (ODNB). "No book published before his time on this subject, even the famous work of Mary Wollstonecraft, is at once so broad and comprehensive and so direct and practical as Thompson's Appeal" (Richard... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 102519
TWAIN, Mark. The Writings.
Hartford, Conn., : 1901-7Riverdale Edition, number 482 of 625 sets only, here with an original holograph leaf by Mark Twain, comprising eighteen lines (circa eighty words) from A Tramp Abroad with one emendation, written in purple ink on one side, and tipped-in to volume I. The original manuscript of A Tramp Abroad and of The Gilded Age were both split up by Twain's publisher,... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 136939
TWAIN, Mark. The Writings.
New York : 1922-5The Definitive Edition, number 285 of 1,024 numbered sets, with the front blank signed by the author as "Samuel Clemens/Mark Twain" and with the limitation leaf signed by Twain's biographer Albert Bigelow Paine. A handsome set in a contemporary fine binding of the most complete of all the collected editions of Twain's works. Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 143379
TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Kellys and the O'Kellys.
London : 1859Second edition of Trollope's second novel, in practice the earliest obtainable as the first edition, published in three volumes in 1848, is a great rarity (last listed at auction in 1979).
With the Ingram family armorial bookplate which is likely to denote the ownership of John Henry Ingram (1842-1916), a literary critic, and the biographer and... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 79601
THOMPSON, George. Travels and Adventures in Southern Africa.
London : 1827Second edition; same year as the first. One of the most valuable works on South Africa published in the early nineteenth century, the present work was written by George Thompson, a British merchant living in Cape Town for many years as the representative of a British company. Between 1823 and 1824, he set out to explore the north-eastern parts of the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 94259
TAYLOR, Frederick Winslow. The Principles of Scientific Management.
New York : 1911First trade edition, first printing, preceded only by the privately distributed edition in the same year. "F. W. Taylor, an engineer in the Bethlehem Steel Works in Philadelphia, was the originator of what he called 'scientific management', now known as 'time and motion study'. His system was based on what he estimated to be a fair day's work and the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 124840
TAYLOR, Frederick Winslow. The Principles of Scientific Management.
New York : 1911First edition, the scarce privately printed issue, of the first and most influential book on business and industrial management. "This special edition was printed in February 1911 for confidential circulation among the members of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the compliments of the author" (title page statement). The first trade... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 134761
TROLLOPE, Anthony. The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson:
London : 1870First authorized edition in book form (Sadleir calls it a "secondary first"), unusually for Trollope preceded in book form by a pirated American edition published by Harper's in New York as early as 1862, following serialization in The Cornhill Magazine. Smith, Elder published this edition uniform with their long series of Illustrated Editions of Popular... Learn More£2,375.00
Stock Code: 128298
THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years; The Path to Power; Statecraft. Strategies for a Changing World; The Collected Speeches.
London : 1993-2002First editions, first impressions. All signed on the title page by Margaret Thatcher. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 98887
TURK, Gavin. Collected Works 1994—1998.
London : 1998First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Turk. 1,500 copies were published to accompany the exhibition Gavin Turk: The Stuff Show, South London Gallery, 9 September - 18 October 1998. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 73937
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. - BRAY, Olive (ed. & trans.) The Elder or Poetic Edda,
London : 1908First edition, first impression, of this uncommon English translation that influenced J. R. R. Tolkien, this copy with a nice literary association: from the library of Gladys Huntington (18871959), author of the anonymously-published novel Madame Solario (1956), with her bookplate and ownership inscription, dated 19 May 1917, to the front endpaper.... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 142356
TITANIC. Three Special Numbers of The Shipbuilder; Mauretania, Olympic and Titanic, and Aquitania.
Newcastle-on-Tyne and London : 1907-1914"The Shipbuilder, a Quarterly Magazine devoted to Shipbuilding, Marine Engineering and Allied Industries", was first published in 1904 as the "Mid-Tyne Link", and continued with minor variations of title, up to 1964, encompassing 682 issues, establishing itself as the journal of record for the industry. Original copies of perhaps the three most important... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 93891
TAIT, Peter Guthrie, & William John Steele. A Treatise on the Dynamics of a Particle with Numerous Examples.
Cambridge : 1856First edition of a work that went to a second, revised edition in 1865, and to its final and seventh edition, further revised, in 1900. Tait had been at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and won the senior wranglership in January 1852, while the favourite, Steele, became second wrangler. Tait commemorated Steele's early death by publishing this work under their... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 48956
TIMLIN, William M. Untitled illustration for "The Building of a Fairy City".
Kimberley, South Africa, : 1939This magnificent illustration is probably a finished work for a book titled "The Building of a Fairy City" which was is in progress but never published before Timlin's death. His noted work The Ship that Sailed to Mars (1923) was in progress for two years and expanded until in its final form it had 48 pages of text and 48 colour plates, showing remarkable... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 44516
TUPINIER, Jean Marguerite, Baron. Observations on the Dimensions of the Ships of the Line and Frigates in the French Navy.
London : 1830First edition in English of a French study which first appeared in the Annales Maritimes in 1822, "it was also printed by order of the French Government at the Royal press, for distribution among its own functionaries" (translator's preface). In emulation of this principle of limited distribution, a note verso of the title reads, "It is requested that... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 102411
THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The History of Pendennis.
London : 1849-50First edition of Thackeray's second major work, published serially in 23 parts between 1848 and 1850. The work was interrupted for three months at the end of 1849 because of Thackeray's "nearly fatal illness (most probably cholera or typhoid)" (ODNB). Arthur Pendennis was used as the narrator of many of Thackeray's subsequent books, and is "an admitted... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 121289
STOLBERG, Benjamin, & Warren Jay Vinton. The Economic Consequences of the New Deal.
London : 1935First UK edition, first impression. First published in the US earlier the same year. A critique of Roosevelt's New Deal, concluding that "a first-rate earthquake, from coast to coast, could have re-established scarcity much more effectively, and put all the survivors to work for the greater glory of Big Businesswith far more speed and far less noise... Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 96370
THOMPSON, E. P. The Making of the English Working Class.
London : 1963First edition, first impression. Thompson "felt that he had much to learn from the life experiences of his working-class students. The whole tone of his most celebrated work, The Making of the English Working Class (1963), which made his reputation, testifies to this. It was fittingly dedicated to one of these students, and for all its international... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 119673
TOLKIEN, J. R. R. The Hobbit.
London : 1987Anniversary edition, signed limited deluxe issue, number 80 of 100 copies signed by Christopher Tolkien on the publisher's bookplate, from a total edition of 500.
Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of The Hobbit's first publication, this edition is introduced by a foreword by Christopher Tolkien, the author's youngest son, who edited his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145989
THATCHER, Margaret. Autograph letter signed, the day before she was elected Leader of the Conservative Party.
10 February 1975Autograph letter signed from Margaret Thatcher, dated 10 February 1975, the day prior to her election as Leader of the Conservative Party - and thus Leader of the Opposition - on 11 February.
Sent to Joan Pashley in Luton, Thatcher writes "Dear Mrs. Pashley, Thank you for your kind letter. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. You managed everything... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 142141
THOREAU, Henry D. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.
Boston and Cambridge : 1849First edition of Thoreau's first book. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself."
The present copy has the... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 52313
TYRRELL, James. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature,
London : 1692First edition, possibly early state as this copy does not include the errata leaf and leaf f1 is not cancelled and replaced with a bifolium, as is the case for the copy collated in ESTC. A Brief Disquisition of the Law of Nature is an abridged translation by political theorist and historian James Tyrrell of Richard Cumberland's treatise heralding English... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114483
TREVELYAN, Sir George Otto. The Ladies in Parliament and Other Pieces.
London : 1888A later edition of a collection first published in 1869, and the title piece having been "composed during the great agitation which followed the rejection of Mr. Gladstone's Reform Bill of 1866 giving some notion of how a Greek Comedian might have written, when at his very worst, if he had lived in the days of chignons and female suffrage an attempt... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 115345
THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.
London : 1995First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page "To Woodrow with warm regards and many thanks for all your help Margaret Thatcher". An excellent association copy - the recipient was Woodrow Wyatt (1918-1997), Labour Member of Parliament for most of 1945 to 1970, who switched sides and became Thatcher's... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135680
TORRENS, Robert. Letters on Commercial Policy.
London : 1958First edition thus, first impression. This work by political economist Robert Torrens (1780-1864), originally published in 1833, was republished by the London School of Economics as part of their Series of Reprints of Scarce Works on Political Economy. Learn More£70.00
Stock Code: 124644
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Travelling Sketches.
London : 1866First edition in book form. Remarkably well-preserved copy of a book almost always found in tatty condition with the delicate cloth faded to brown. Uniform in format with Hunting Sketches (1865) and Clergymen of the Church of England (1866), which was initially titled "Clerical Sketches". All three works collect articles first published in the Pall... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 128287
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Framley Parsonage.
London : 1861First edition in book form of the fourth "Barsetshire" novel. The novel first ran serially in the newly created Cornhill Magazine from January 1860 to April 1861, edited by Trollope's friend Thackeray. It was the first of Trollope's works to be illustrated by another friend, the pre-Raphaelite John Everett Millais. Uncommon in cloth, ranking 11th in... Learn More£1,925.00
Stock Code: 128274
THOMAS, Dylan. Poems.
New York : 1971First US edition, first printing, the editor Daniel Jones's own copy with the publisher's note to that effect, inscribed by him to his wife on the front free endpaper, "To Irene, with love from Dan. 23rd November 1971". Also included are a long autograph letter signed from poet Edith Sitwell to Daniel Jones, dated 22 March 1954 and concerning the music... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140659
TABARI, Muhammad ibn Jarir al-. Chronique d'Abou Djafar Mohammed Tabari, fils de Djarir, fils d'Yezid;
Paris : 1836First edition in any language of Tabari's Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk ("History of Prophets and Kings"), "the most important of the classical Arabic historical texts still extant" (Encylopaedica Iranica), volume I (all published); this copy with a presentation leaf addressed to noted translator and businesswoman Lady Charlotte Guest (née Schreiber,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 110201
TANNAN, Mohan Lal, & Khushal T. Shah. Indian Currency and Banking Problems.
Bombay : 1917First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by Tannan on the front free endpaper, "With the compliments of the author, M L Tannan". This is one of the earliest comprehensive works on Indian currency and banking, written for the educated layman and including sections on general monetary and banking principles, historical and modern... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 82678
TURGOT, A. R. J. Œuvres de Mr. Turgot, ministre d'état.
Paris : 1808-1811First edition of the collected works of Turgot, economist, philosopher and administrator, edited by Dupont de Nemours, with his valuable annotations. The first volume comprises Mémoires sur la vie, l'administration et les ouvrages de M. Turgot, seconde édition, written by Dupont and first published in 1782.
A leading economic theorist in France,... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 92944
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Nina Balatka.
Edinburgh and London : First edition, second issue, of one of Trollope's scarcest works, his story of a woman's struggles to marry while caught between the mutually antagonistic Jewish and gentile societies of Prague. Written by Trollope as a short story for anonymous serialisation in Blackwood's Magazine, it turned out longer than intended, but as a book it was not successful.... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 79604
THATCHER, Margaret - RIDLEY, Nicholas. Painting of Chequers.
May 1989A painting of Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat, executed by one of Margaret Thatcher's chief lieutenants, the staunch Thatcherite Nicholas Ridley, and presented to her by the cabinet to mark her tenth anniversary as prime minister. Thatcher adored Chequers, later writing in her memoirs that 'I do not think anyone has stayed long at Chequers... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 130239
TAIT, Peter Guthrie - KNOTT, Cargill Gilston. Life and Scientific Work of Peter Guthrie Tait.
Cambridge : 1911First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title "Thomas Alexander from his former colleague, the Author, May 19, 1911". Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 63385
THOMAS, Dylan. New Poems.
Norfolk, CN : 1943First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front pastedown, "To Lord Howard de Walden, from Dylan Thomas, November 1944". The recipient was influential Welsh arts patron Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis, the 8th Baron Howard de Walden, who lived nearby Thomas at Plas Llanina, whilst Thomas was living in a coastal bungalow,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131353
THOMAS, Dylan. Under Milk Wood.
London : 1954First edition in book form, first impression. Under Milk Wood was originally commissioned as a radio drama by the BBC, and was first broadcast on 25 January 1954. It was first printed in the magazine Mademoiselle in their February 1954 issue. The posthumously published work has since become one of Thomas's best known. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 144347
THOMAS, Dylan. Under Milk Wood.
London : 1954First edition in book-form, first impression. Under Milk Wood was originally commissioned as a radio drama by the BBC, and was first broadcast on 25 January 1954. It was originally printed in the magazine Mademoiselle in their February 1954 issue. The posthumously published work has since become one of Thomas's best known. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139150
TULLY, Jim. Emmett Lawler.
New York : 1922First edition, first printing, of Tully's debut novel. Although not strictly autobiographical, this work follows Emmett Lawler as he travels America in much the same way Tully did from the age of 12. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 118346
TALLACK, William. Penological and Preventative Principles, with Special Reference to Europe and America,
London : 1896Second, enlarged edition, first published 1889. The initial publication, and also this extensively revised and augmented edition, were "encouraged by" the Howard Association - the world's oldest penal reform organisation, now the Howard League - bookplate recording their presentation of this copy - "Kindly acknowledge safe receipt" - the front pastedown.... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 113547
TARSKI, Alfred. Cardinal Algebras.
New York : 1949First edition, first printing and a lovely copy of this "axiomatic study of cardinal numbers (including zero) under finite and countable addition an important axiomatic contribution to the foundations of set theory" in which "many noteworthy theorems about generalized cardinal algebras are proved" (Birkhoff, review, Bulletin of the American Mathematical... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 88446
THOMAS, Edward. In Pursuit of Spring.
London : April 1914First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket retaining the scarce illustrated plate to the front panel. In Pursuit of Spring was Thomas's last work of prose and provides an account of his week-long bicycle ride from central London out into the Quantock Hills in Somerset undertaken in March 1913. It is often considered the best of Thomas's... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131308
TIMKOVSKI, G. [Egor Fedorovich] Voyage à Peking, à travers la Mongolie en 1820 et 1821. <br><br>
Paris : 1827First edition. Since the early 18th century the Russians had by treaty maintained a school and a church in Peking. The terms also allowed them to send a mission once every ten years to change the personnel. At the time no other Western nation had the same opportunities to study the country and its people. "In particular, his description and mapping... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 100540
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Orley Farm.
London : 1862First edition in book form, Sadleir's fourth issue, of the book that Trollope himself described as his best plotted, and his personal favourite. "Millais was a 'sixties'-style illustrator, representational and realistic, a style which accorded nicely with that of Trollope, whose writing was often characterized as 'photographic', 'uncompromisingly realistic',... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 128273
TROLLOPE, Anthony. Victoria and Tasmania.
London : 1874First edition thus, uncommon on the market. In 1873 Trollope published Australia and New Zealand in two volumes; in 1874 the publishers reset the work and issued it in four discrete volumes, covering New Zealand, New South Wales and Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia, and the present Victoria and Tasmania. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 144388