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BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.
New York : 1965Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 61792
(WOMEN'S EDUCATION.) The Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. A run of twenty-three issues of its Report.
Oxford : 1894-1919A set of important reports published by the pioneering Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women (AEW), containing a mass of historical information relating to the state of women's education in Oxford at the height of the suffragette agitation. The earliest is dated 1894-95, the latest 1918-19; each spans from October of one year to the... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 124133
MORE, Hannah. Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education.
Boston : 1800Presumed first US edition; there was a Philadelphia issue the same year (Evans establishes no priority). More's definitive work on women's education was first published in London in 1799. This copy has a pleasing contemporary female provenance, carefully inscribed "Miss Hannah Kingsbury's Property Oxford May 1808" on the initial blank. In 2017 Skinner... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 130784
SANGER, Margaret. The Pivot of Civilization.
London : 1923First UK edition by American birth control advocate, social reformer, and founder of America's first birth control clinic, Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), originally published in the US the previous year, with an eight-page introduction by H. G. Wells.
"There have been several able books published recently upon the question of Birth Control from the... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 140000
KAUFMANN, Felix. Methodology of the Social Sciences.
London : 1944First edition of the Austrian-American philosopher's examination of the methodological issues in social science, in which Kaufmann argues that methodology should be recognised as an autonomous rational discipline separate from deductive logic. Originally intended as an English translation of Methodenlehre der Sozialwissenschaften (1936), it eventually... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 119682
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Higher Learning in America:
New York : 1918First edition, first printing. In his analysis of the structure of American university communities, Veblen (1857-1929) argues that the ideal university, where one seeks knowledge for its own sake, does not exist in the United States and that "the reason for this is that business ethics and practices had been incorporated into the management of American... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 113351
BUTLER, William. An Introduction to Arithmetic. Designed for the Use of Young Ladies. By William Butler, Private Teacher of Writing, Accounts, and Geography.
London : A reworking of the author's 1784 and 1788 publications, with a companion work of exercises. The first part has only 4 prefatory pages of letterpress dated November, 1806, in which Butler claims to have printed over 4000 copies of his text:
"In the course of nearly forty years attendance on ladies' schools, I have frequently observed, that their ciphering... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 137843
MONTESSORI, Maria. Il Metodo della pedagogia scientifica applicato all'educazione infantile nelle case dei bambini.
Castello : 1909First edition, first issue, of the Italian reformer's pioneering first work, the exposition of the theory behind her groundbreaking educational techniques; a landmark in the history of education. The later issue by Bretschneider in Rome has a new imprint slip pasted onto the title.
First a student of engineering, then medicine - both of which were... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139362
COMMONS, John R. Proportional Representation.
New York : 1896Scarce first edition, published as volume VIII of Crowell's Library of Economics and Politics, edited by Richard T. Ely. One of the founders of the Institutional School of economics, Commons (1862-1945) was both a theorist and a successful maker of economic policy, as well as an important historian of industrial society and labour movements. He was... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101294
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. Sur l'éducation nationale dans les États-Unis d'Amérique. Seconde édition.
Paris : 1812.Stated second edition but apparently the first printed. Schelle cites a "Philadelphia 1800" edition (no. 74) but we have been unable to locate a copy and it is apparently unrecorded. Dupont had published in 1793 a work of 47 pages entitled Vues sur l'éducation nationale par un cultivateur ou moyen de simplifier l'instruction, de la rendre à la fois... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 113624
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle.
London & Paris : 1768First edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy. The work is based on Le Mercier de la Rivière's L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés politiques (with which it is here bound), which Adam Smith referred to as "the most distinct and best connected account... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 93587
GREGORY, John. A Father's Legacy to his Daughters.
London : 1774Second edition, first published the same year, and one of several editions published in 1774. "After the death of his wife, on 29 September 1761, Gregory wrote A Father's Legacy to his Daughters to relieve his loneliness and to record her opinions about the education of their two surviving daughters... He may have incorporated the advice given him by... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 130297
JEVONS, W. Stanley. Methods of Social Reform
London : 1883First edition of this posthumously published collection of papers on questions of reform, including politics and economics, libraries and museums, working women, school examinations, animal cruelty, the post office, alcohol taxes, and the railways. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 141888
PICHON, Thomas-Jean. La Physique de l'Histoire,
Amsterdam : 1765One of two 1765 editions of Pichon's work, the other printed in The Hague (also issued with a London-imprint title page), of unknown priority. The French churchman Thomas Jean-Pichon (1731-1812) can be claimed as part of the anti-philosophe reaction, with his writings countering the enlightenment and the Encyclopédie. The present work is a study of... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 129387
(WOMEN'S EDUCATION.) Silver English charity school "Learn of Us" medal.
[London] : 1885A beautifully engraved award medal, the central beehive design very skilfully rendered and the whole in impressively crisp, clean condition, presented to the fourteen-year-old student Sarah Noble in 1885 by the Sir John Cass Charity School of Aldgate, London.
The English merchant and philanthropist Sir John Cass (1661-1718) founded a co-education... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138670
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Theory of the Leisure Class.
New York : 1899First edition of the Norwegian-American professor's first published book, his most successful work. Veblen's thesis was a serious economic analysis of contemporary America, but after William Dean Howells gave the book a rave review as a social satire, it became a best-seller. "Into it he poured all the acidulous ideas and fantastic terminology that... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 129325
ENGELS, Friedrich. Das Fest der Nationen in London. (Zur Feier der Errichtung der franzözischen Republik, 22. Sept. 1792.)
Belle-Vue, bei Constanz : 1846First edition of Engels's article, which fills pages 1-19 of the second volume of Püttmann's Rheinischer Jahrbücher zur gesellschaftlichen Reform, a true socialist periodical which ceased publication with volume two; this copy from the library of Friedrich Ludwig Tenge, inscribed by him on the front free endpaper in the year of publication,... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 138807
PLAYFAIR, William. An Inquiry into the permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations, illustrated by four engraved Charts...
London : 1805First edition of this important work and a remarkable attempt to present a general and comparative theory of the rise and fall of nations, and thus extract lessons from the downfall of the great empires of history and in so doing "find the means by which prosperity may be lengthened out, and the period of humiliation procrastinated to a distant day"... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 93567
[DEFOE, Daniel.] Conjugal Lewdness: or, Matrimonial Whoredom.
London : 1727First edition, rare first issue. Contemporary critics attacked the work's title, which, according to Defoe, was viewed as "a Breach upon Modesty" and offensive to their ears, and the book was reissued the same year with a cancel title page, more politely titled as A Treatise concerning the Use and Abuse of the Marriage Bed. The first issue is rare,... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 124762
MAILER, Norman. The White Negro.
San Francisco : 1957First separate issue, originally published in Dissent in the same year. Mailer's article "was by far the most extraordinary piece that appeared in Dissent" (Lennon, p. 233) and helped bring the journal to a greater prominence. Mailer argues that the American psyche has become conformist and terrorised, as a result of the holocaust and the nuclear age.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 125318
BOTERO, Giovanni. Della Ragion di Stato, Libri Dieci. Con tre Libri Delle Cause Della Grandezza e Magnificenza Delle Città.
Venice : 1589First edition. Botero's work is in two parts. The first part is his most famous contribution to political philosophy. Entitled "The Reason of State", Botero provides an extended discussion of the moral question of acting in the state's best interests, and offers a direct rebuttal to the ideas espoused by Machiavelli. A champion of the counter-reformation,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 124167
(SENHOUSE, Roger.) TRILLING, Lionel. The Middle of the Journey.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing. Roger Senhouse's copy, sent to him by literary agents Pearn, Pollinger & Higham for the preparation of the first UK edition, published by Secker and Warburg the following year, and containing an illuminating collection of ephemera and correspondence exchanged between Senhouse, Frederic Warburg, Trilling, and critic Cyril... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 110965
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout pour... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529