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WILSON, John, of the Scottish Mission, Bombay. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,
Bombay : 1832First edition of this uncommon and confrontational tract by the eminent Scottish missionary and orientalist John Wilson (1804-1875), a reply to the Hindu theologian Mora Bhatta Dandekara's Hindudharmasthapana (Vindication of Hindu Religion), published in Marathi and translated here by way of preface; part of a fascinating print war between the two men.... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 145823
LEE, Christopher - JACKSON, Peter, & Weta Workshop. The World of Kong.
New York : 2005First edition, first printing, inscribed to Christopher Lee and his Wife Birgit on the half-title by Weta Creative Director Richard Taylor: "To Christopher & Gita, we are immensely proud of this book that our young designers have created & we wanted to share a copy with you both, love Richard"; by Weta Workshop Manager Tania Rodger: "For Christopher... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141184
ARNOLD, Matthew. The Forsaken Merman.
London : 1900First Jean Archer edition, this copy beautifully hand coloured, a stunning piece of arts and crafts design. Archer's illustrated edition is uncommon, with 15 copies held institutionally worldwide. In 1901 Dent released a further 50 copies of this work printed on Japon and 10 on vellum for binding by the Guild of Women Bookbinders.
This melancholy... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 147588
THESIGER, Wilfred. The Life of My Choice.
London : 1987First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page with his printed name struck through, of this autobiography by "the greatest of twentieth century explorers" (ODNB), notable for his two crossings of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula.
Thesiger's career began when, at the age of 23, he led a fully-funded Royal Geographical... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 150511
MATHERS, E. Powys (ed.) The Book of the Thousand and One Nights
London : 1923First edition thus, limited issue, number 177 of 750 copies on antique paper; there were also 1,500 copies printed on Bond paper. This privately-printed edition of the Arabian Nights was translated into English by Edward Powys Mathers (1892-1939).
Mathers's translation influenced a number of modernist writers, including W. B. Yeats, who "admired... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146289
HALE, Matthew. The Primitive Origination of Mankind, considered and examined According to The Light of Nature.
London : 1677First edition, presentation copy from the publisher William Shrewsbury to Hale's fellow lawyer at Lincoln's Inn, Edward Webbe, inscribed in ink on the initial blank, "Edw: Webbe de Lincolnes Inne ex dono bibliopol Gulielmus Shrewsbury maij 9 no 1677"; a well-margined copy with a fine impression of the frontispiece portrait.
Edward Webbe matriculated... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149954
LUDOVICI, Carl Günther. Eröffnete Akademie der Kaufleute:
Leipzig : 1752-56First edition of the first German-language dictionary of trade, over 5000 pages long. Written in the form of a lexicon, the work is modellled upon Savary's groundbreaking Dictionnaire Universel de Commerce (1723), and attempts nothing less than to lay the foundation of an entire mercantile system. It established Carl Ludovici (170778) as the chief pioneer... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 146447
THÉVENOT, Melchisedec. L'Art de Nager, demontre par figures,
Paris : 1696First edition of the first French book on swimming and one of the earliest books on the subject in an era when most Europeans, even sailors, could not swim. The book was widely read during the 18th century, including by Benjamin Franklin, an avid swimmer in his youth.
The book is illustrated with 35 engraved plates by Charles Moette of people... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 146986
SINGER, Charles, & others. A History of Technology.
Oxford : 1956-58A very handsomely bound copy of this monumental history of technology, "the first major work in English to embrace the whole subject from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). The set comprises mixed editions: first editions, first impressions, of volumes III, IV and V; second impression of vol. II; third impression of vol.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148169
SCHULTZ, Theodore W. Investment in Human Capital.
New York : 1971First edition, first printing, Schultz here summarizing a decade of his work in the field. Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1979, Schultz was a pioneer in the study of human capital, a concept long associated with the Chicago School of economics. For Schultz, investing in human capital, whether for a country, internationally, or as a business,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 149346
PETRIE, William Matthew Flinders. Gizeh and Rifeh.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, of the richly illustrated thirteenth volume in the Egyptian Research Account Publications series. William Matthew Flinders Petrie was especially known for the accuracy of his surveying. He was a pioneering Egyptologist, founding the journal Ancient Egypt, and teaching numerous influential archaeologists such as Margaret... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 148208
SOUTHEY, Robert, as Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella. Letters from England.
London : 1807First edition. The work of an imaginary Spanish traveller, Letters from England was written by Robert Southey as a satire on the peculiar customs of 19th century English culture; his targets range widely, taking in the weather, industrial capitalism, and the English language.
Writing as Don Manuel Alvarez Espriella, Southey describes how "England... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 145819
GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faust.
Hammersmith : November 1906 & June 1910First Doves Press editions, each volume one of 25 copies on vellum.
The subject of Faust preoccupied Goethe for most of his life. He began a play on the theme as early as 1773, at first probably concentrated mainly on Faust's disgust with academic learning and on the shallowness of university life. He worked it up into the love tragedy (the so-called... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 145189
BAIRNSFATHER, Bruce. Bullets & Billets.
London : 1917First edition thus, limited edition, number 41 of 100 copies only with an original drawing by Bairnsfather. This copy has an interesting provenance with pencilled on the front free endpaper "Keep in memory of Frank Houlton Putnam ('Happy') 51st Canadian Highland Division 1914-1918".
In February 1930, Putnam's (1892-1930) obituary read "Mr. Putnam... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 148880
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.
London : 1937-39The Sussex Edition, number 513 of a limited edition of 525 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of vol. I. In his last years and with his health failing Kipling continued the gathering-up of existing material that resulted in "the great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 139233
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Works.
London : 1834An early pirated collection of Shelley's works; the "most interesting" and "the most fully corrected of all the pirated texts" (Taylor, pp. 26-28). Mary Shelley was able to use the existence of such pirated editions to persuade Sir Timothy, Shelley's father, to allow her to publish her own authoritative edition.
The annotation to the front of... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146153
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 241 with an autograph letter signed by Doyle and dated 4.2.04 tipped to the binder's front blank in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles. A handsome set.
The author wanted a set that... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 147024
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.
London : 1973-76First complete collected edition of Churchill's writings, published to mark the centenary of his birth, a splendid and imposing set of the works of the great wartime leader and statesman, whose extensive writings in the varied fields of history, biography, fiction, and essays were rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
The Centenary... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 149888
BRITISH POETS - PARK, Thomas (ed.) The Poetical Works of John Scott and T. Warton.
London : 1808 & 1805First edition of volume 39 of the antiquary and bibliographer Thomas Park's (1759-1834) The Works of the British Poets series, attractively bound. John Scott of Amwell (1731-1783) was an anti-militarist Quaker poet, while the historian, critic, and Poet Laureate Thomas Warton (1728-1790) campaigned to get his lifelong friend Samuel Johnson his MA degree... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 146233
GLOVER, Richard. The Poetical Works.
London : 1806An exceedingly attractive set of Glover's works. His epic Leonidas (pp. 17-143 and pp. 5-134) impressed Jonathan Swift, who wrote to Alexander Pope enquiring "who is that Mr. Glover, who writ the Epic Poem called Leonidas, which hath great vogue" (ODNB). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146239
AKENSIDE, Mark. The Poetical Works.
London : 1825An attractively bound copy of the poet and physician Akenside's (1721-1770) works, first published in 1772, in small but perfectly legible type. His contemporarily popular poem Pleasures of the Imagination (pp. 2-120) "deeply influenced" Wordsworth and Coleridge; the Romantics were "particularly attracted by the emphasis Akenside placed on the imagination... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 146237
MONTAGU, Lady Mary Wortley. The Letters and Works.
London : 1837First edition of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's works and letters as edited by her great-grandson, in a handsome contemporary binding.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762) was a friend of Alexander Pope and John Gay, but is best remembered as "one of the most important women writers between Aphra Behn and Jane Austen, and one of her period's most... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146138
MOORE, Thomas. The Works.
Paris : 1823A handsome set from the collection of Charles Dickens with his bookplate and sale label to the front pastedown of each volume. The bookplates bear an illustration of a lion holding a star; the sale labels read, "From the Library of Charles Dickens, Gadshill Place, June, 1870". Dickens purchased Gadshill Place in Kent in 1856 and lived there until he... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 138608
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. The Works.
London : 1828-29An attractively bound set of Byron's works, published by his friend and publisher John Murray (1778-1843). "With the breakdown of Byron's marriage in 1816 and his (self-) exile in Italy, their friendship was sustained in a correspondence that is one of the most lively and revealing of the period" (ODNB).
The last two volumes are published by... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145838
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London : 1881An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's works.
Originally published in 1860, it was edited by Charles Cowden Clarke and his wife, Mary (née Novello). Charles was a Shakespeare scholar and, in his youth, a close friend of John Keats, who in his poem "To Charles Cowden Clarke", wrote that his friend had "first taught me all the sweets of song"... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145921
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey. The Early Work.
London : 1899First edition, the limited issue, one of 120 copies on Japanese Vellum, of this lavish publication gathering the early works of Aubrey Beardsley, and which was followed by two more volumes, his Late Work (1901) and Uncollected Works (1925). This is a superb copy.
The present work includes 16 of his illustrations and designs for Wilde's Salome... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 149898
SPARE, Austin Osman; WALLACE, William. The Early Work of Austin Osman Spare, 1900-1919.
Stroud : 1987First edition, according to Harper only 300 copies printed. This study of Spare's early work, and its influences was an important step in the rediscovery of Spare by a new generation which began in the 1970s and gathered momentum in the decades that followed.
Spare's illustrations often featured pagan and occult imagery such as satyrs and witches,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 147245
KELMSCOTT PRESS: CHAUCER, Geoffrey. The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer now newly imprinted.
Hammersmith : 1896Limited edition, one of 425 copies on paper from a total edition of 438. A magnificent copy of Morris's masterpiece of printing in a fine and entirely appropriate contemporary pigskin binding, recorded as "unlocated" in the census of copies of the book.
W. B. Yeats described the Kelmscott Chaucer as "the most beautiful of all printed books" and... Learn More£225,000.00
Stock Code: 148314
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : 1930First complete collected edition, number 268 of 760 numbered sets signed by the author in volume I, very handsomely bound.
The Crowborough Edition - named after the Sussex town where Doyle's home, Windlesham, was located - has double the number of volumes of the Author's Edition of 1903. Doyle had already signed sheets for it but his illness... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 146414
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works of Shakespear. In Six Volumes.
London : 1725First edition of Pope's Shakespeare, the first collected edition in quarto and only the second modern edition of Shakespeare, intended by Pope to remedy what he perceived as the deficiencies of his friend Rowe's 1709 edition. After the four Folios and two Rowe editions, this is the seventh edition overall.
Pope had been working simultaneously... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 147523
THOMSON, James. The Poetical Works.
Edinburgh : 1780An attractive printed set of James Thomson's (1700-1748) poems, in a nice contemporary binding. His highly influential epic in blank verse The Seasons (pp. 33-230) "showed how the sublimity of Paradise Lost might be reshaped and internalized to suit the intellectual and spiritual concerns of his own age, and thereby prepared the way for Wordsworth"... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 146238
FITZGERALD, F. Scott. Complete set of works published in the author's lifetime, all first editions.
New York : 1920-41First edition, first printing, of every book published by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his lifetime, and his posthumous Last Tycoon, together comprising five novels, four short story collections, and one play, uniformly bound by the Chelsea Bindery in green morocco. Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 140791
HENNELL, Thomas. The Countryman at Work
London : 1947First edition, first impression. This title collects studies of English country craftsmen and their methods of work which were first published as a series of articles in The Architectural Review between 1941 and 1943. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 140018
BURNS, Robert. The Poetical Works.
London : 1879An exquisitely bound set of this attractive edition, edited by the Scottish essayist and poet of the Spasmodic school, Alexander Smith (1829-1867), and which was first published in 1865. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 149641
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London, : [c.1932]The complete plays of William Shakespeare in miniature format housed on an attractive wooden bookshelf. Perfectly legible and readable, this set was printed by Allied Newspapers as a gift to subscribers. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 149132
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts.
New York : 1914First edition, first printing. "As in other work by Veblen, an extensive anthropological-historical background provides the underpinning for his argument. The theme was not a new one for him, but he developed it more fully than in earlier works. Humans, he declared, have a basic instinct to create things of usefulness to themselves and others. That... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 147734
KAMEKURA, Yusaku. The Works of Yusaka Kamekura.
Tokyo : 1983First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the half title by the artist "To Mr Sam Haskins, from Y Kamekura". Kamekura's graphic designs include advertising, marketing and logos for many companies, Olympic, sport and art convention posters, typefaces, packaging, book designs etc. Text mainly in Japanese, with some English. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 147118
NARAHARA, Ikko. Shows Shashin Zenshigoto - Series 9 - The Complete Works.
Tokyo : 1983First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Narahara in silver pen on the front free endpaper. "To Dear Sam Haskins from Ikko Narahara". Captions in Japanese and English, text in Japanese. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 146412
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Poetical Works
London : 1823An attractive collection of Goldsmith's poems, in a contemporary binding, the text printed small but perfectly legible. "Goldsmith's fame spread to both the European and North American continents. Johann Wolfgang Goethe testified that at the age of twenty, in Strasbourg, he was awakened by The Vicar of Wakefield to create a new field of letters" (ODNB).... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 146227
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
Edinburgh & London : 1901-04The Edinburgh Folio, limited edition of 1,000 copies, with eight volumes additionally signed by the publisher, though uncalled for in the limitation. Well-margined and finely printed in large type, the publication aims "to present our Shakespeare in stately yet convenient form" (advertisement). Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 146105
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
New York : 1924-27The Atlantic Edition, number 130 of 1,050 sets signed by the author on the limitation leaf of volume I and released for distribution in America, very handsomely bound. A further 620 sets were issued in Great Britain and Ireland. Wells contributed new prefaces especially for this edition. Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 146413
DEFOE, Daniel. The Novels and Miscellaneous Works.
London : 1854-61A lovely set, handsomely bound. The first six volumes were published as part of "Bohn's British Classics"; the seventh, Robinson Crusoe, was published by Bohn in a similar format seven years later. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 146298
AMIS, Kingsley, as Lt.-Col. William ("Bill") Tanner. The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007: With Reversible Bookjacket for Work in the Field.
London : 1965First edition, first impression. Written under a pseudonym, Amis's tongue-in-cheek work is a manual for prospective agents to live like James Bond, wittily illustrated with examples from the Fleming canon. The dust jacket is reversible, entitled on the verso as The Bible to be Read as Literature - a play on a scene in Goldfinger, in which Bond carries... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143897
AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.
London : 1959-63An attractively bound set of Austen's collected works, this set unusually including the volume of her juvenilia.
Though Austen's novels remained in print throughout the 19th century, it was the scholarly work of Robert William Chapman (1881-1960) that produced the first modern edition in 1923; his work continued to be issued in later editions... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148022
MICHAUX, Francois Andre, & Thomas Nuttall. The North American Sylva;
Philadelphia : 1849 (Nuttall volumes), 1850 (Michaux vol. I and II), & 1851 (vol. III)First Smith edition of Michaux volumes (first published in French in 1810-13 and in English in 1817-19), early editions of Nuttall's continuation (first published from 1841 to 1849, here each volume dated 1849); together the most important work on the trees of North America prior to the 20th century.
"Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 148552