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SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Theorie der wirtschaftlichen Entwicklung.
Leipzig : 1912First edition, scarce, of the first statement of what was to become known as the "Schumpeterian system". In this work Schumpeter "replaced Marx's greedy, bloodsucking capitalist by the dynamic innovating entrepreneur as the linchpin of the capitalist system, responsible not just for technical progress but the very existence of a positive rate of profit... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 109215
CASTEL DE SAINT PIERRE, Charles Irénée. Projet pour perpetuer la paix et le commerce en Europe.
Utrecht : 1713First edition, very rare, of Castel de Saint Pierre's project for perpetual peace in Europe. The Abbé de Saint-Pierre (1658-1743), wrote on political, economic, and moral topics. Best known for his Projet pour rendre la Paix perpetuelle en Europe (1713-17), "some of his other schemes called for the inauguration of political, economic and demographic... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144854
LAW, John. [Drop-head title:] Lettres patentes du Roy,
Paris : 1716First edition of the founding act of John Law's Mississippi System (1716-20), the document announcing the creation of the General Bank through a Royal privilege accorded to Law and his company on 2 May 1716. There were some later provincial printings of the Lettres Patentes (Toulouse, "Avec l'arrêt de registre du 4. decembre 1716") and a Parisian printing... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 135542
ISNARD, Achylle Nicolas. Traité des richesses,
London & Lausanne : 1781First edition, "extremely rare" (The New Palgrave), of "one of the most important contributions in the history of the development of mathematical economics" (Theocharis, Early Developments in Mathematical Economics, p. 62). "His book is remarkable for its mathematical treatment of production, capital, money and the theory of exchange" (Blaug). Although... Learn More£11,250.00
Stock Code: 100452
BEZOBRAZOV, Vladimir. [In Cyrillic:] Molodaia Rossiia [Young Russia].
Stuttgart : 1871Sole edition of this notably rare and pseudonymously published book by one of the leading Russian economists of the 19th century. It was published in Stuttgart under the pseudonym "Evropeets European" which allowed Bezobrazov (1828-1889), who was in the civil service, to critique the development of the Russian economy, especially agriculture, a decade... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 127122
GOTTFRIED, Johann Ludwig. Engraved by MERIAN, Matthew. Altorff Haupt Flecken des Lands URY.
1649A beautiful view of the town of Altdorf, the capital of the canton of Uri. A coat of arms in the centre of the title shows the head of a fierce bull. In the lake to the left of the scene is a compass, and along the bottom of the map runs a key to the chief landmarks corresponding with numbers marked within the view. Last on this key is "Wilhelm Tellen... Learn More£195.00
Stock Code: 54776
BANK OF SCOTLAND. Act of Parliament, for Erecting a Bank in Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1695The Scottish Parliamentary Act which established the Bank of Scotland. One of five editions of 1695, three folio and two quarto, without any apparent way of establishing priority; based on institutional holdings this edition is the rarest, with only the National Library of Scotland copy located by ESTC.
This Act, together with six further acts... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145300
TORRENS, Robert. An Essay on the external Corn Trade. Fourth edition.
London : 1827Fourth edition (first published in 1815), of Torrens's contribution to the controversy about the Corn Laws which raged after the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars. This fourth edition, a reprint of the substantially altered third edition of the previous year, has an additional section on the "Effects of free trade on the value of money". "This addition...... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 146617
LAUNHARDT, Wilhelm. Die Steigungsverhältnisse der Strassen. Separat-Abdruck aus der Zeitschrift des Architekten- und Ingenieur-Vereins zu Hannover, Band XXVI. Heft 3.
Hannover : 1880-1887Presentation copies, inscribed to Professor Fischer by the author, the first work additionally with the ownership of Erich Schneider to the title. Like Dupuit, Launhardt began his professional life as a civil engineer, working for the public road administration. A professor of roads, railways and bridges at the Technische Hochschule (now the University)... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93895
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
ROBINSON, Joan. Economics is a Serious Subject.
Cambridge : 1932First edition, genuinely rare, of Robinson's first separately published work, her "stunningly ambitious" methodological pamphlet produced, as she described it, in "a trance (it was almost automatic-writing)" (Aslanbeigui & Oakes, pp. 41, 49). It was preceded only by her review of Henry Clay's The Problem of Industrial Relations in the Political Quarterly... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133934
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
JAZZ/SAMIZDAT - DORUZKA, Lubomir. Litso sovremennogo dzhaza [The Face of the Modern Jazz]
Minsk : 1973First Russian edition. This detailed overview of the trends in jazz current in the late 60s - early 70s was written in Czech by noted jazz critic Lubomír Dorůžka (1924-1970), and published by the state-run record label Supraphone in 1970, and it would appear that a copy was brought to the USSR and translated in Belarus soon after that. At the time... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 124913
SCAIFE, Alan & Sarah. Arabian Interlude.
Pittsburgh, PA : 1951First and only edition, rare: two copies only traced in libraries (Pittsburgh and Utah). The Scaifes travelled to Yemen in February 1950 at the invitation of maverick archaeologist Wendell Phillips, who was leading "the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South Arabia" (Potts, ed. Araby the... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 117863
RUSSIA, THE VOLGA, & THE CASPIAN. Album of fourteen original watercolours taken on a trip from the Baltic to Russia and Persia.
1869A excellent group of very well-executed, high quality amateur watercolour views by a mid-nineteenth-century English traveller to Russia, including an unusual series of views of the Volga cities - Nizhny Novgorod, Simbirsk, Samara and "Ouswan opposite Kazan on Volga" - Verkhny Uslon village, located directly opposite Kazan on banks of the river. Other... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 100738
THOMPSON, A. Beeby. The Oil Fields of Russia and the Russian Petroleum Industry:
London : 1904First edition of this handsomely produced and important study by Arthur Beeby Thompson (1873-1968), who has been described as the "Father of the Oil Industry" (John Schmidt, Growing up in the Oil Patch, 1989, p. 127). His involvement with various oil projects went hand-in-hand with important hydrogeological work in Gibraltar, Canada and on the Gold... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 120057
ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart. An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.
London : 1815First edition of this superbly detailed regional study, compiled by the ambassador, and which continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s, well-illustrated by a series of costume plates, which are closer to individuated portraits than the "types" usually encountered in such works.
Elphinstone stands out as... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 105235
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
ROBBINS, Lionel - SRAFFA, Piero. Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities.
Cambridge : 1960First edition, first impression, the copy of the British economist Lionel Robbins, with a presentation letter on Professor E. A. G. Robinson's letterhead dated 3 May 1960: "Dear Professor Robbins, I am sending you with this the review copy of Piero Sraffa's Production of Commodities by Means of Commodities. This is an advance copy and I am still not... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140614
ZENNARO, Silvio. Coup d'œil sur les incendies de Constantinople.
Constantinople : 1871First and only edition, presentation copy of this extremely rare pamphlet written in response to the 1870 Pera fire (the "Harik-i kabir"), inscribed by the author "A Mr. le Profr. Marzolo, hommage" on the front wrapper. This must be Francesco Marzolo (1818-1880), who taught medicine at the University of Padua, rather than his more famous brother, Paolo,... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 120555
TURKEY. Travels in European Turkey.
Dublin : 1833First edition of this scarce little book, presented here in a very nice example of a period trade binding. This is one of several travelogues issued by the Dublin publisher P. Dixon Hardy, either solely or as Bentham & Hardy; using a fictional framework, it gives a panorama of Turkish society, culture, and government.
The narrative centres around... Learn More£825.00
Stock Code: 141646
POTTER, Robert. The Tragedies of Aeschylus translated.
Norwich : 1777First edition of the much-feted first complete translation of Aeschylus in English, here in a very pretty contemporary binding,with an excellent noble provenance.
Robert Potter (1721-1804) first gained a literary reputation as a poet among the local gentry, but in time he became celebrated for his Greek translations, and his choice of blank verse... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141880
McCULLOCH, John Ramsay. The Principles of Political Economy:
Edinburgh : 1825First edition of the author's first major work, expanded from his contribution to the 1824 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, "the first substantive text on political economy to appear in the encyclopaedia" (ODNB). David Ricardo, with whom McCulloch corresponded since he started taking an interest in political economy as a young man, described... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 115421
(FRANK, Robert.) BURGER-UTZER, Brigitta, & Stefan Grissemann (ed.) Frank Films.
Zurich : 2003First edition, first impression of this introduction to Frank's film work. Signed by Frank on the half title. Published on the occasion of the Diagonal Special "Robert Frank - Retrospektive der Filme und Videos", which was shown between 11 and 21 September 2003 as part of Graz Cultural Capital 2003. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 106182
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Hamburg : 1885First edition of the second volume of Das Kapital, edited from Marx's manuscripts by Friedrich Engels. "Marx himself modestly described Das Kapital as a continuation of his Zur Kritik de politischen Oekonomie, 1859. It was in fact the summation of his quarter of a century's economic studies, mostly in the Reading Room of the British Museum. The Athenaeum... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 111888
SCOTLAND: PARLIAMENT. An Act of the Parliament of Scotland for Erecting an East-India Company in that Kingdom.
[London] : 1695First London edition of this important act "for a Company trading to Africa and the Indies", the document creating the Company of Scotland, later to become the Darien Company. "The originator of this disastrous enterprise was William Paterson, the founder of the Bank of England... Without divulging the details of his scheme, he succeeded in exciting... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109293
WATSON, H. C. MARRIOTT. The Decline and Fall of the British Empire; or, The Witch's Cavern.
London : 1890First edition, second impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed at the head of the half-title, "To E. W. Wallington, with the author's compliments". The recipient is almost certainly Sir Edward William Walllington (1854-1933), at this time secretary to the Earl of Hopetoun, Governor of Victoria, future Groom of the Bedchamber to the Prince... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 122191
MEDOVSHCHIKOV, Nikolai Nikolaevich. Bakhchysaray. Avtolithografii.
Simferopol : 1927First and only edition of this locally produced, high quality pictorial souvenir of Bakhchysarai, the ancient capital of the Crimean Khanate. A sequence of evocative lithographs drawn direct to the stone by the noted theatrical designer N. N. Medovshchikov (1898-1988). This copy warmly inscribed by the author "to my kinsperson for the good memory" verso... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143791
TRISTAN, Flora. Promenades dans Londres.
Paris : 1840First edition, notably rare, of the revolutionary French socialist and feminist's critique of London following her 1839 visit to England, emphasising the city's poverty crisis as a symptom of the English capitalist system, and written in the fluent reportorial style for which Tristan became best known. WorldCat locates just six copies in institutional... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127491
LAL, Mohan. Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul:
London : 1846First edition of perhaps the key source for political and diplomatic background to the first Afghan War. Mohan Lal was "Bokhara" Burnes's most important intelligence operative, travelling extensively in Persia and Afghanistan and running a string of agents for the British. In 1841, as the situation in Kabul became critical, Lal tried to warn Burnes... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 71629
THIRD AFGHAN WAR. The Third Afghan War 1919 Official Account.
Calcutta : 1926First edition, uncommon, produced in a print-run of 1, 500 copies only. "Hostilities began on 4 May 1919, when Afghan troops cut the water supply to Landī Kōtal on the Indian side of the border, and Britain retaliated by closing the Khyber Pass. It appears that the Afghans planned a concerted attack, but the forces of Sāleh Mohammad were prematurely... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 142155
RUSSIA; Moscow. A'lbom zdaniy, prinadlezhavschih Moskovskomy gorodskomu upravleniyu. (Album of the municipal buildings of Moscow.)
Moscow : [1912-13]Superb and extremely scarce photographic record of pre-Revolution Moscow, captured in a series of quite stunning images by one of the foremost Russian photographers of the period, P. P. Pavlov. An online search of institutional libraries cites 3 locations only - British Library, Harvard, and Columbia - with no copy traced on auction records.
Among... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 131502
PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
St Petersburg : 1868First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, an online search of institutional libraries showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. A keenly observed and highly desirable insider's account of the early days of Russian Turkestan, with a focus on Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117849
DEW, Thomas R. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.
Shellbanks : 1834First edition in book form, presentation copy, inscribed on the rear wrapper "From the Author to Wm Short". The recipient was the American ambassador William Short (1759-1849), who served as US Minister to France from June 1790 to May 1792, to the Netherlands from June to December 1792, and to Spain from 1794 to 1795; he was later a successful Kentucky... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123171
LA JONCHERE, Étienne Lécuyer de. Systême d'un nouveau gouvernement en France. Tome I [-IV].
Amsterdam : 1720First edition of a very rare work by La Jonchère, one of the most original works of political economy of the 18th century.
Writing after the death of Louis XIV in 1715, La Jonchère puts forward a detailed and comprehensive plan of financial reform. Although he "expressly denies having followed Vauban's Dixme Royale, he starts from the same... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 116257
BYRON, John. Manuscript order book.
1746-56John Byron (1723-1786), known as "Foulweather Jack" because of his persistent meteorological ill-fortunes, had been midshipman on the store ship Wager, part of Anson's squadron bound for the Pacific. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, he made his way to Valparaíso and returned to Europe by a French ship, arriving back in England in February... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 100745
LA JONCHERE, Étienne Lécuyer de. Systême d'un nouveau gouvernement en France. Tome I [-IV].
Amsterdam : 1720First edition, first issue of a very rare work by La Jonchère, one of the most original works of political economy of the 18th century. In the second issue, the title is extended to read "Le Prix des quatre Volumes est de cent livres en Argent, & de quatre cent livres en Billets de Banque."
Writing after the death of Louis XIV in 1715, La Jonchère... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 145697
SHLAKMAN, Vera. Economic History of a Factory Town.
Northampton, Massachusetts : First edition, uncommon in commerce, of the celebrated economist's key analysis of women factory workers in the 1800s, more generally an important microeconomic study of an American industrial town and her first and last book. The small thesis note pasted above the imprint on the title page states that it was entered as part of Shlakman's doctorate... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 140360
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127839
DAVIS, Nathan. Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character,
London : 1863First and sole edition, uncommon; an important record of the Punic stelae unearthed by one of the most remarkable figures in 19th century archaeology, the little known Nathan Davis (1819-1882), "clergyman, adventurer and snake-handler extraordinaire" (Freed), who conducted pioneering excavations at Carthage in the late 1850s, preceding the work of his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138060
CLAFLIN, Tennessee. Carte-de-visite.
[New York : early 1870s]A striking portrait of Tennessee "Tennie" Claflin who, in partnership with her sister Victoria Woodhull, was America's first female stockbroker; this carte-de-visite, of head-and-shoulders length, depicts her wearing an extravagant ruffled wrap, and gives her profession as "Broker". The photographer remains unidentified. We can trace examples of this... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134920
STOKER, Bram. Personal Reminiscences of Henry Irving.
London : 1906First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author "Right Hon. Henry Labouchere, P.C. with the love and respect of his old friend Bram Stoker 4.5.09".
A resonant association copy: the radical MP Henry Labouchère was the author of the 1885 Labouchère Amendment (known by its critics as the Blackmailer's Charter), which newly classified... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 144090
GRIGORYEV, Vasily Vasilyevich. Rossiya i Aziya: Sbornik Issledovaniy i Statey po Istorii, Etnografii i Geografii, Napisannykh v Raznoye Vremya …
St Petersburg : 1876First and only edition, WorldCat locates a single copy at the University of Aberdeen. Collection of ten articles by leading Russian Orientalist and Central Asia specialist Vasily Grigoryev (1816-81). A compilation with much material on the early history of Kazakhstan, one of Grigoryev's key research interests being the Khazars and the Golden Horde,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121738
MOIVRE, Abraham de. Annuities upon Lives: or, the Valuation of Annuities upon any Number of Lives; as also, of Reversions. To which is added, an Appendix concerning the Expectations of Life, and Probabilities of Survivorship.
London : 1725First edition, the dedication copy, with 4-page printed dedication to Thomas Parker, first earl of Macclesfield. Along with Halley, de Moivre may be considered the founder of actuarial science and a master of probability theory. He was perhaps the first to develop probability theory extensively and the first to use probability theory to write a comprehensive... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135358
MARX, Karl. Herr Vogt.
London : 1860First edition of the work which Marx took the best part of a year away from the writing of Capital to complete, bound first in a volume of two works, the other being the second edition of Marx's Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte (Hamburg: Otto Meissner, 1869).
Herr Vogt is an answer to the slanders against himself, Engels, and their... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 126478
LOCKE, John (contrib.) Britannia Rediviva.
Oxford : 1660First edition of this collection of verses by Oxford men celebrating the restoration of Charles II to the throne, written in Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, French and English. Oxford, Charles I's capital during the Civil War, had remained a bastion of royalism, and by all accounts the University welcomed the Stuarts' return.
The collection sees... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126794
DIVANOV, Khudaibergen. Eighteen original photographs of Khiva and its people.
Khiva : c.1920Eloquent and atmospheric sequence of images showing the ancient Silk Road city of Khiva during a period of rapid transition, the work of Khudaibergen Divanov, Uzbekistan's first photographer whose life and fate mirrored his times. Proscribed and executed in Stalin's Great Purge, vintage prints from Divanov's studio are exceptionally scarce.
All... Learn More£29,250.00
Stock Code: 113773
FORD, Ford Madox. The Soul of London:
London : 1905First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in blue-green ink on the front free endpaper: "Walter Jerrold, affectionately from Ford Madox Hueffer. June 15th 1905" (the book was published on 2 May). An excellent association copy: Walter Jerrold (1865-1929) was a prolific author and a familiar figure on the Edwardian... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143772
PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES. Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
c.1796-97An outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents, including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 133528
DUTCH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,
[Amsterdam?] : 1630First edition of this West Frisian rhymed dialogue against the ongoing peace negotiations between the United Provinces and Spain to conclude the Dutch War of Independence (1568-1648). The United Provinces had gained significant ground in the preceding few years, with the Dutch West India Company occupying Bahia, the capital of Brazil in 1624, and that... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139110
BACON, Francis. The Essayes or Counsels, civill and morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Newly enlarged.
London : 1632Third Haviland edition; the economist Nassau William Senior's copy. In 1625 John Haviland published the first complete, and definitive, edition of Bacon's essays, the last to appear in Bacon's lifetime. Comprising fifty-eight essays, it was greatly expanded from the first edition, published in 1597, which numbered just ten essays within a slim octavo... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132335
LYON, George Francis. A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, In the Years 1818, 19, and 20;
London : 1821First edition of this account of the British North Africa expedition led by Joseph Ritchie that sought to reach the Niger from the north. 'During the closing years of the eighteenth century and the first decade of the nineteenth several British expeditions had been sent into the interior of North Africa for the sole purpose of delineating the course... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 91133
LASSALLE, Ferdinand. Das System der erworbenen Rechte.
Leipzig : 1861First edition of Lassalle's principal work, which Schumpeter describes as "a brilliant piece of legal sociology that dazzled many a professional jurist." (History of economic analysis, p. 454).
"It was Lassalle's great contribution to call into being the first political party of German workers, the Allgemeiner Deutscher Arbeitierverein, organized... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 147044
STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
London : 1882First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail, this copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.
Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140276
RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
London : [1920 or later]Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was first published in 1906, in both deluxe and trade editions, with the plates gathered at the end. The "New Edition" of 1912 is in larger format, with new illustrations dated 1912, the colour plates distributed throughout the text, the text entirely reset (readily identifiable by running headlines in a large italic... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 112966
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
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