Search results for: 'the works'
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London : 1891-93A beautifully bound set of the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, which was edited by William Aldis Wright and "remains the great monument to his industry and accuracy... It was in his nature to be silent about poetic beauty and dramatic genius; but learning, accuracy, and common sense combined to make him one of Britain's greatest Shakespearian... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139097
DARWIN, Erasmus. The Poetical Works.
London : 1806First edition of this posthumous collection placing Darwin's exuberant and eccentric inquiry into the Linnaean system in rhyming couplets alongside his poetic speculations on evolution, the whole much enlivened by numerous plates including a number by Blake and Fuseli. A wide-margined, large paper copy in a handsome Regency binding from the library... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 141677
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works.
London : 1826An exquisitely bound copy of this attractive Regency edition of Shakespeare, printed on strong, fine india paper by Charles Corrall for the pioneering publisher William Pickering using his miniscule diamond type in double columns: the text is tiny but perfectly legible.
The plates were prepared for The Plays of Shakespeare in Pickering's 1825... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 141562
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
London : 1799Ninth edition of Smith's highly influential work, which was first published in 1776. One of 2,000 copies printed according to Keith Tribe. "The Wealth of Nations had no rival in scope or depth when published and is still one of the few works in its field to have achieved classic status, meaning simply that it has sustained yet survived repeated reading,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 118470
BABBAGE, Charles. Reflections on the Decline of Science in England, and on some of its Causes.
London : 1830First octavo edition, in the original boards, of the author's scathing and sensational critique of the English scientific establishment; presentation copy to a Continental colleague, inscribed by Babbage on the front free endpaper "To M. Nicollet from the Author". Joseph Nicolas Nicollet is a fitting recipient, as a member of the Bureau des longitudes,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131351
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
Philadelphia : 1796Second American edition, in an unrestored contemporary American binding, of the "greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), following the first American edition of 1789, and its first publication in London in 1776. The volumes show evidence of early American ownership, the front free endpapers with the ownership signature and note of purchase... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139123
EURIPIDES. The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments.
London : 1782First Wodhull edition, the first in English of all the extant writings of Euripides: "although Wodhull advertised his version in February 1774, and thought to complete it within a year, it was only in 1782 that, prompted by the appearance of two rival partial translations, he overcame his fastidiousness and published The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137652
ELLIOTT, Maud Howe (ed.) Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago 1893.
Paris & New York : 1893First edition, in the rarer blue variant binding, unsigned though attributed to the American Arts and Crafts designer Alice Cordelia Morse (1863-1961). This is the richly illustrated official handbook for the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, in notably attractive condition.
Having lobbied hard for an official place... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 131545
GRAHAME, Kenneth; PAYNE, Wyndham (illus.) The Wind in the Willows.
London : 1927First Wyndham Payne edition, first impression. The Wind in the Willows was only published with a frontispiece when it first appeared in 1908. Wyndham Payne is the first British illustrator of this work, preceding E. H. Shepard by four years. "Payne's contribution was to place the characters in unmistakably English countryside. His inspired conception... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 137879
NESBIT, Edith. The Story of the Amulet.
London : 1906First edition, first impression, of the concluding work in Nesbit's children's trilogy. Preceded by Five Children and It and The Phoenix and the Carpet, Nesbit's time-travelling narrative is notable for including a trip into the future, featuring Nesbit's vision of a socialist utopia in which H. G. Wells is venerated as a reformer. Nesbit was one of... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 140035
ROBBINS, Lionel - ROBERTSON, Dennis Holme. Banking Policy and the Price Level.
London : 1926First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few of his annotations in the form of underlining and marginal exclamation marks. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist of the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140219
DRYDEN, John (trans.); JUVENAL & Persius. The Satires.
London : 1713First duodecimo edition of Dryden's translation, the fifth overall, first published in 1693. An attractively bound copy, with a pencilled note on the front free endpaper identifying the work as that of Roger Payne (1739-1797), the notable English bookbinder who had a significant influence on the development of the craft in Britain. The style, especially... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 128943
MITFORD, Nancy (trans.); LAFAYETTE, Madame de. The Princesse de Clevès.
London : 1950First edition, first impression, scarce with the jacket in such lovely condition, of Mitford's translation of Madame de La Fayette's novel, a high spot of French literature originally published in 1678. Mitford undertook the translation after her permanent move to Paris following the success of Love in a Cold Climate (1945).
Privately printed,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137823
WILKES, Maurice V.; David J. Wheeler; Stanley Gill. The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer.
Cambridge, MA : 1951First edition, first printing, in lovely condition, of "the first book on computer programming" and one of the most influential textbooks of this early era (Tomash & Williams). As in the Tomash copy a printed slip with the imprint of Scientific Computing Service Limited is tipped onto the title page indicating that they were the English distributors... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139945
WALRAS, Leon. Théorie de la monnaie.
Lausanne : 1886First edition of this important contribution to Walras's monetary theory, in fine condition, the final text in a contemporary Sammelband of six related works on bimetallism. The ideas in Théorie de la monnaie would be revisited and fully developed in the fourth edition of Walras's Eléments d'économie politique pure, published 14 years later. Schumpeter... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 141141
VERNE, Jules. The Chase of the Golden Meteor.
London : 1909First edition in English, following publication in French the same year. The novel was started in 1901, but was still unfinished at the time of Verne's death; it was substantially reworked by his son Michael Verne for posthumous publication, one of seven such novels. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 138971
DURKHEIM, Émile. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.
Paris : 1912First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A mon collegue D. Parodi, Bien cordialement, E. Durkheim". Dominique Parodi (1870-1955) was among Durkheim's collaborators on their journal Année sociologique, subsequently the General Inspector of Public Instruction in France from 1919 to 1934, where he presided... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 140596
ZWEYBRÜCK, Emmy, & Edwin Redslob. 6 Christmas Rhymes 6 Christmas Pictures.
Vienna : 1931First edition in English of this beautifully illustrated work, produced at the studio of Emmy Zweybrück; institutionally scarce, with just six copies traced in WorldCat. It was published in German in a small edition the previous year, under the title Ein Stern ist aufgegangen.
Zweybrück (1890-1956), a highly talented artist and teacher, trained... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 140553
KORNAI, János. A beruházások matematikai programozása. [Mathematical Programming of Investments.]
Budapast : 1962First edition, first impression, of one of the earliest economic publications to use the method of linear programming. WorldCat locates nine copies in total: three apiece in Hungary and the US, two in Germany, and one in Switzerland.
The Hungarian economist János Kornai (b. 1928) was the first economist behind the Iron Curtain to publish critical... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 140387
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der Urtheilskraft.
Berlin and Libau : 1790First edition of the Critique of Judgement, Kant's third most important work after the critiques of Pure and Practical Reason, and the scarcest of the three.
"The work consists of two main parts, the first dealing with the aesthetic judgment, the second with the teleological judgment or judgment of the purposiveness in Nature; and it is of considerable... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138455
GOEPPERT MAYER, Maria, & J. Hans D. Jensen. Elementary Theory of Nuclear Shell Structure.
New York : 1955First edition, first printing, of a classic text on nuclear shell structure. "The authors of this monograph shared the 1963 Nobel Prize for Physics for the nuclear shell model of atomic nuclei. In addition to theoretical work, the book includes a large body of experimental data interpreted with the aid of the shell model. As the second author admitted... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140350
FRENCH LITERATURE. Fables, lettres, et variétés historiques.
Londres : 1777Second edition (first published by Elmsly alone in 1771) of this compendium of passages for students of French, here handsomely bound in red morocco, an English binding making considerable effort to match the generally higher standards of contemporary French binders. Peter Elmsly, or Elmsley, was principally involved in importing foreign books and was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 100358
WOOLF, Virginia. Kew Gardens. Decorated by Vanessa Bell.
[London] : 1927First edition fully illustrated by Vanessa Bell, (third overall), signed by Woolf and Bell on the limitation page, and numbered 62 from a limited edition of 500.
It was first published in 1919, and Bell's contribution to the first two editions was a woodcut frontispiece and finispiece only. The unexpected success of this work, Woolf's third published... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 139242
ADAMS, Richard. Watership Down.
Harmondsworth : 1976First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 16 of 250 specially bound copies signed by both the author and illustrator. This copy has an original watercolour depicting Pipkin, drawn and initialled by the illustrator, on the first blank.
Adams's first novel, Watership Down was initially turned down by the major publishing houses, before... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 141188
KEYNES, John Maynard (ed.) Manchester Guardian Commercial. La Reconstruction de l'Europe.
Manchester : 20 April 20 1922 – 4 January 1923First edition in French of the scarce complete set of the Manchester Guardian Commercial, "a series of weighty supplements on European Reconstruction, with articles by the most distinguished authorities in each country" (Harrod), published under the general editorship of John Maynard Keynes, with contributions by other notable authorities including... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 138597
HARTREE, Douglas R. Calculating Instruments and Machines.
Urbana : 1949First edition, first printing, presentation copy, albeit uninscribed, with the loosely inserted slip of "the Compliments of the Author", of Hartree's survey of analogue and digital machines, now considered a pioneering work of computing.
Intended as a general introduction illustrated by Hartree's personal experiences working with ENIAC and the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139615
SPENDER, Stephen. Ruins and Visions.
London : 1942First edition, first impression, presentation copy of a work rarely found inscribed, to his lifelong friend and fellow poet W. H. Auden on the half-title, "To Wystan, with love from Stephen. March 1942".
This is a key association, inscribed using Auden's first name, which was reserved for friends. Auden was a major influence on Spender: "A pontiff... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 139371
MORRIS, William. An Address
London : 1898First editions, first impressions, of these Chiswick Press fine publications of William Morris's lectures printed in the Golden type he designed for the Kelmscott Press; in an attractive arts and crafts style binding by the amateur binder, bibliophile, and author, Fletcher W. Battershall (1866-1929), and with his bookplate on the front pastedown.
Fully... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142015
MARSHALL, Alfred. Principles of Economics.
London and New York : 1890First edition of an economic classic, the first full exposition of Marshall's theoretical position. Keynes described its publication as inaugurating "the modern age of British economics" (Economic Journal, 1940). Though Marshall maintained for 20 years that this would be followed by a companion volume, none was ever published. Running to 750 text pages... Learn More£8,250.00
Stock Code: 140216
ROLLESTON, John Fowke Lancelot. Scientific Investment in Daily Practice.
London : 1909?]First edition of this investment guide by the Conservative MP John Rolleston (1848-1919), encouraging investing in emerging markets to secure the highest returns. "Sir John Rolleston was the head of the Investment Registry, one of the largest investment houses of the day, and produced this work to promote his advisory service. Recommending a series... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140161
CUALA PRESS: YEATS, W. B., & Dorothy Wellesley (eds.) A Broadside: No. 3 (New Series).
Dublin : March 1937First edition, one of 300 copies printed, of this attractive Cuala Press publication. Yeats's "The Three Bushes" was first published just two months prior in The London Mercury.
The Cuala Press Broadsides were issued monthly, with a bound set of the collected issues published at the end of the year in a smaller edition. The first series ran from... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140544
ROBBINS, Lionel - ALLAIS, Maurice. Économie & Intérêt;
Paris : 1947First edition, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the title page of volume I: "A monsieur le professeur Robbins en bien candid Hommage M Allais". An excellent economics provenance: Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 140616
DAVID, Elizabeth. French Provincial Cooking.
London : 1960First edition, first impression, of the author's most influential work. David (1913-1992) taught herself Mediterranean-style cooking while living abroad during the early 1940s, and began writing a food column for Harper's Bazaar in 1949. Her first book was published to wide acclaim the following year, and she is now recognized for her profound influence... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 143032
OMAR KHAYYAM; FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyat.
London : First edition thus, number 79 of 550 copies signed by Francis Sangorski and George Sutcliffe and printed on handmade paper (a further 25 were printed on japon), in a striking binding by Bayntun-Riviere, one of the most lavish editions of the Rubáiyát.
The prestigious London bindery Sangorski and Sutcliffe made a speciality of fabulous bindings.... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 142428
VERLAINE, Paul. Œuvres Complètes.
Paris : 1919-20A handsomely bound set of Verlaine's poems which includes his collections Poèmes saturniens (1866), Fêtes galantes (1869), Romances sans paroles (1874), Sagesse (1880), and Les Poètes maudits (1884). Romances sans paroles was inspired by Verlaine's relationship with his wife, Mathilde Mauté, and his lover, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud. Verlaine... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 138447
MARX, Karl. Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production.
London : 1887First edition in English of Das Kapital, first issue, one of 500 copies printed; a remarkably well-preserved copy of a work rarely found without extensive repair. All subsequent English editions were based on this "authorized edition": it remained the standard text for the English-speaking public, and continued to be revised and republished... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 142462
YATES, Elizabeth Upham. Glimpses into Chinese Homes.
Boston : 1887First edition, inscribed by the author to a fellow Maine suffragist on the front free endpaper, "Mrs. Ann Greely, with kind regards, the author, Dec. 25 1890", with Greely's book label to front pastedown. This edition is now uncommon, especially inscribed, the present copy in notably attractive condition.
The recipient, Ann Jarvis Greely (1831-1914),... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141614
IBSEN, Henrik. En folkefiende;
Copenhagen : 1882-96First editions of five of Ibsen's plays - An Enemy of the People, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, Little Eyolf, and John Gabriel Borkman - all in the publisher's decorative cloth.
Printing and the Mind of Man, which singles out Hedda Gabler as "possibly his most frequently performed play in the modern theatre", also makes mention of An Enemy... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 141112