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AFTALION, ALbert. Les Crises périodiques de surproduction.
Paris : 1913First edition, very scarce: one of the earliest statements of the acceleration principle "an important concept which has been used successfully in explaining investment behaviour as well as cyclical behaviour in a capitalist economy. It will continue to play an important role in macroeconomic models as well as in models of business cycles." (The New... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135866
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-43An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
STUART, General Sir Charles. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
Mahon : 1798-9It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120807
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-43Scarce fifth edition of this important and justly famous publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation; this copy with an excellent nautical pedigree, having passed through the hands of a trio of American sea captains.
Provenance: mounted on a preliminary... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 139134
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Printed Address, To the Electors of Dundee,
Dundee : 1909-10Churchill invokes Lincoln's famous formulation from the Gettysburg Address in his election addresses on the momentous constitutional battle between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In November 1909, the Lords rejected the "People's Budget" of 1909 proposed by Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. The bill called for higher taxes on the... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 71650
ABSINTHE. Catalogue Général - Distillerie Pontissalienne - Fabrique d'Absinthe Supérierue.
Pontarlier, Doubs : c.1900Attractive brochure with full catalogue of products and prices from a leading manufacturer in "la capitale de l'absinthe" at the turn of the century. Superb chromo. endpapers by A. Waton of St. Etienne, who were specialists in labels and catalogues; Michael Twyman noting that their work "transforms everyday items into objects of beauty." (A History... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141557
ORWELL, George. Original autograph lecture notes for "Culture and Democracy", together with related correspondence between himself, the Fabian Society, and Routledge, the publishers.
1941-42A remarkable survival, the original manuscript notes for Orwell's lecture on "Culture and Democracy", the lecture which was published, much to Orwell's disgust, with unauthorized alterations in the volume Victory or Vested Interest (1942). Orwell's lectures were not usually recordedBernard Crick describes the published version as "the only record of... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 120664
FISHER, John Arbuthnot "Jackie", 1st Baron Fisher. Colour-printed crepe paper memorial napkin - Souvenir in Affectionate Remembrance of Admiral Lord Fisher.
London : 1920Attractive, "unsophisticated art" commemorative for the eccentric, energetic, and ever divisive First Sea Lord "Jackie" Fisher (1841-1920). "Fisher seemed to dominate the navy for close on a generation. He has been described as a genius, though perhaps an erratic one... His forceful style seemed unique; his letters, with their slogans, capitalisations,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 127516
KAZAKHSTAN. Map of Western Siberia with the Kyrgyz Steppe.
1848Impressive and important map covering most of the territory of modern Kazakhstan, an area referred to throughout the 19th century as the Kyrgyz Steppe. Unquestionably one of the first detailed maps that show the region, based on modern scientific surveys. The map shows both capitals of the country - Almaty (at that time called Verniy) and Astana (at... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 121040
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. Système des Contradictions Économiques, ou Philosophie de la Misère.
Paris : 1846First edition of Proudhon's magnum opus, his analysis of what he saw to be the economic contradictions of 19th-century capitalism, which he felt would lead in time to an anarchist society. Proudhon sent a copy of the book to Karl Marx, then his friend, for review. Marx read it in two days, and was infuriated. "He therefore determined to destroy it,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129329
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Hamburg : 1867First edition, presentation copy, inscribed not quite a year after publication on the verso of the title, "Au citoyen César de Paepe, salut fraternel, Karl Marx, Londres 3 Septembre 1868", and with one small pencil correction to the text, also presumably by Marx. The Belgian César De Paepe (18411890) was the leader of the International Working Men's... Learn More£500,000.00
Stock Code: 116802
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Vested Interests and the Common Man.
London : 1924First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in 1919, following publication as articles in 1918-1919. Veblen's book continues his witty critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. In these articles, he argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests, with... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129275
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.
Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919) was a socialist thinker and writer, one of the leaders of Polish and German Social Democracy, and an economist.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127114
JAPAN. Daimyō scroll.
Japan : c. 1870Highly attractive and distinctly uncommon early Meiji-period scroll showing the flags of 29 daimyōs (feudal lordships) and giving details of annual revenue (recorded in kokus of rice, approximately 280 litres, originally defined as enough to feed one person for one year), provinces, capitals of their respective territories (or han), and the cadet branch... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127747
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Vested Interests and the State of Industrial Arts.
New York : 1919First edition, first printing. Veblen's book continues his critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. Derived from articles published in The Dial over 1918-19, Veblen argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests, with the common man presented with an illusion of democracy... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 146930
SILK WEAVING - SIMMONDS, S. Théorie du Tissage [Theory of Weaving]
?Lyon : c.1900Exceptional French course workbook in superb, fresh condition, concentrating entirely on silk production and weaving and containing a spectacular array of fabric samples from simple taffetas and serges to pekins, fantasies, and royales, in a range of superb colours and patterns. Most likely generated at the École de Tissage in Lyons, the French silk... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 139189
HOUSMAN, Laurence (illus.); ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market.
London : 1893First Housman-illustrated edition, trade issue. This fantastical narrative poem, which was first published in 1862 with illustrations by Christina's brother Dante Gabriel, has eluded classification, having been interpreted variously as a feminist tract, a capitalist critique, an allegory for drug addiction, and a children's story.
The illustrator... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 144448
ROSSETTI, Christina. Goblin Market and Other Poems.
London and Cambridge : 1862First edition. The Goblin Market, a fantastical narrative poem with illustrations by Christina's brother Dante Gabriel, has been interpreted variously as a feminist tract, a capitalist critique, an allegory for drug addiction, and a children's story. This copy with the second state of signature C, with "anguish" corrected to "aguish" on p. 26, of no... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 147554
[THOMPSON, William.] Labor Rewarded.
London : 1827First edition of Thompson's emphatic rejection of the competitive market economy, written in answer to Thomas Hodgskin's Labour Defended (1825). One of the first social critics to emphasise that the trade cycle was an inevitable malady of capitalism, Thompson asserted that, as long as the existing system remained, "crisis will succeed to crisis at intervals... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 118823
HUTT, Allen. This Final Crisis.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Allen Hutt (1901-1973) journalist and political activist. "After a spell at the International Lenin School and two years as chief sub-editor at the newly launched Daily Worker (1930-32), Hutt produced a series of books on British working-class politics, most of them developing historical narratives which seemingly culminated... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 96264
POLONSKIY, Artur Moiseevich Dzhaz-Band: Foks-trot [Jazz Band: Fox Trot].
Moscow : 1926First and only edition, print run of just 1,000 copies. Arthur Polonskiy (1899-1989), who studied at the Kiev Conservatory under the famed Ukrainian pianist, Grigoriy Beklemischev (1881-1935), himself a student of Busoni, was one of the first Soviet composers who attempted to work in the jazz genre. After demobilisation from the Red Army in 1922 he... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130876
SHEEHAN, Neil. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.
Washington, D.C. : 1975On the eve of the withdrawal from Saigon, Pulitzer-winning journalist Neil Sheehan writes to legendary editor Abe Rosenthal: a letter of superb content and context, conveying disillusionment with the Vietnam "experiment" and the anger that informs Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie, the "one book that captures the Vietnam War in the sheer Homeric scale... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 141264
GEORGIA. Letiyu Sovetskoy Vlasti v Gruzii (For the 15th Anniversary of Soviet Rule in Georgia) - presentation photograph album.
Tbilisi : 1936Superb album produced to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Georgian Soviet Republic (established 1921), one of perhaps a handful put together and presented to leading dignitaries; this copy with the gilt presentation supralibros of Valerian Bakradze (1901-1971), at the time Second Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party and a protégé of Stalin's... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 125466
BURNE-JONES, Edward (illus.); MacLAREN, Archibald. The Fairy Family.
London : 1857First edition, in an attractive custom binding in notably bright condition. This work features Edward Burne-Jones's first book illustrations, done while still at Oxford and published anonymously at his own request. This copy appears to have been bound for the liberal politician and medieval scholar Allan Heywood Bright (1862-1941) with his and his brother's... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142951
WORLD WAR II. Prisoners of War need your Help.
London : [after 1941]Visually, and one would hope financially, appealing war-time fund-raiser. " Upper three quarters of the poster filled by a black and white photograph. The lower portion is a red box with four lines of white capitalised text. The top line of text has a black drop-shadow. Below this is one line of black text. Either side of the text are the logos of The... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 67150
ROCHESTER, Anna. Why Farmers are Poor.
New York : 1940First edition, first printing, written by the American Marxist activist Anna Rochester (1880-1966), providing a critique of the capitalist agricultural system in the United States. Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 124829
DAVIS, Sir John Francis. Hien Wun Shoo. Chinese Moral Maxims,
London : 1823First edition of the Chinese scholar's collection of proverbs, "one of the first British titles to use Chinese type in innovative ways" (Keighren, Withers, & Bell, p. 135) and an excellent example of Murray's experimentation with printing developments of the time. Printed by Peter Perring Thoms at the East India Company's press in Macao due to the lack... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133538
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Die Kakomonade, ein Nachlass vom Doktor Panglos, als ein Supplement des Kandide,von Linguet.
Berlin : 1786First edition in German of Linguet's treatise on syphilis, first printed in French in 1766 as La Cacomonade. Linguet chose as his pseudonym Pangloss, the optimistic teacher in Voltaire's Candide who is blighted by syphilis. Linguet presents the book as a supplement to Voltaire's work, although this German edition identifies him as the author. Linguet's... Learn More£725.00
Stock Code: 124540
CARPENTER, Edward. Love's Coming-of-Age.
Manchester : 1896First edition of this popular collection of essays by the philosopher, poet, and early activist for gay rights Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), considered "unique because as well as documenting the material conditions of women under capitalism, it mapped the inner life of struggle and personal transformation involved in realising the 'new life' under socialism"... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 129405
RACKHAM, Arthur. Complete deluxe limited editions set.
1905–51IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905
Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, cream ribbon ties. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 144251
EDMONDS, Thomas Rowe. Practical Moral and Political Economy; or, the Government, Religion, and Institutions, most conducive to individual Happiness and to National Power.
London : 1828I: First edition of Edmonds's first work which "offers a critique of early industrial capitalism characteristic of Ricardian socialism. Some scholars have found in it anticipations of Karl Marx's theory of surplus value and the conception of capitalism as a historical stage to be succeeded by a more communal stage, which Edmonds called the 'social system'"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 124761
TADDEI, Annibale. Il ragioniere perfetto ossia nuovo corso d'instruzioni per la di lui professione. Volume I. [- IV].
Rome : 1839-41-42-37-44.First edition of this series, issued under the general title of Il ragioniere perfetto, which combines a course of instruction by Villa, first published in 1840-41, with a preliminary discourse by Taddei, reprints of two classical texts, Flori and Jones (in volumes 1 and 5), and a "Manuale del capitalista" in volume 4. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 105560
BETHEL, Slingsby. An Account of the French Usurpation upon the Trade of England,
London : 1679First edition of this pamphlet by the republican merchant Slingsby Bethel (1617-1697), warning of the French threat to English trade. "Bethel appeared in print again in 167980, as the Popish Plot allegations toppled the regime of the earl of Danby and produced a crisis for the Restoration regime. In his Account of the French Usurpation upon the Trade... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135148
BRANDT, Bill. Literary Britain.
London : 1951First edition, first impression, with an exceptional provenance: inscribed by Brandt on the front free endpaper, "To Lyena from Bill, July 1951". Lyena Barjanksy, along with Brandt and his future wife Eva Boros, formed an inseparable ménage a trois during the late 1920s; the two women were Brandt's "constant companions, travelling and living together... Learn More£785.00
Stock Code: 144081
KAUTSKY, Karl. Die Agrarfrage: eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.
Stuttgart : 1899First edition, presentation copy from the author to the important French communist Paul Lafargue, inscribed by him, "A son cher Lafargue, K. Kautsky, Berlin 3/1/99". The Marxist theorist's analysis of capitalism in agriculture is a book that Lenin declared "the most important event in present-day economic literature since the third volume of Capital".
Kautsky... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 118919
BIBLE; Latin, Vulgate. Bible, with prologues and the Interpretations of Hebrew Names, illuminated manuscript in Latin.
[England, doubtless Oxford : mid 13th century]PROVENANCE
(1) PROBABLY WRITTEN AND ILLUMINATED IN OXFORD, between c.1240 and c.1260, as suggested by the illumination, text, and layout.
(2) In use in England in the later 13th century when marginal notes, variant readings, etc. were added by more than one reader, one of whom noted below Nahum chapter 2 that the text differs greatly from... Learn More£97,500.00
Stock Code: 144627
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. A Practical Treatise of Husbandry:
London : 1759First edition in English. The first part of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise was published in France in 1750 as Traité de la culture des terres; five other parts followed, the last one published in 1760. Quesnay's entry on agriculture, which appeared in the first volume of the Encyclopédie in 1751, was influenced by the work of Duhamel du Monceau. The... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 114569