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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
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
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
DODS, Mary Diana, otherwise Walter Sholto Douglas. Tales of the Wild and the Wonderful.
London : 1867Expanded second edition of this scarce collection of historically important fairy and mythic tales by a significant writer of the Romantic period. This title was first published anonymously in 1825 and though previously attributed to George Borrow has been confidently tied to the Scottish writer, under their birth name of Mary Diana Dods (1790-1830),... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 145868
LUDOVICI, Carl Günther. Eröffnete Akademie der Kaufleute:
Leipzig : 1752-1756First 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
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
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
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor. The Poetical Works.
London : 1828First collected edition, one of 300 copies; there were also 12 copies printed on large paper. J. Dykes Campbell, later a biographer of Coleridge, wrote in 1888 that his copy of this edition "must be a rare book... from whatever cause, its scarcity is incontestable" (The Athenaeum, p. 307).
Coleridge was unhappy with the work, which was succeeded,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 147753
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
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
FAIRMAN, William. The Stocks Examined and Compared:
London : 1795First edition of Fairman's frequently-reprinted manual for investors, bound in an eclectic sammelband of seven works. The author, who worked as life-accountant to the corporation of the Royal-Exchange Assurance, here offers information on a host of government investment schemes, listing the various public funds available, including annuities, bank stock,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 136213
HAMILTON, Augustus. Maori Art: The Art Workmanship of the Maori Race in New Zealand.
Wellington : 1896First edition, issued in five parts between 1896 and 1900, bound in the publisher's cloth upon the issue of the fifth and final part. Hamilton's Maori Art was a monumental publication documenting and depicting a wealth of Maori artwork. A total of 900 copies were printed and bindings were offered as here or in brown morocco with a matching design.
Augustus... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 146555
SUN TZU; GILES, Lionel (trans.) Sun Tzu on the Art of War.
London : 1910First edition of the first full translation of Sun Tzu directly from the Chinese original. At the time of his translation, Giles was assistant in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts at the British Museum, widely considered one of the leading sinologues of his day, and this one of his finest works. Inevitably well represented institutionally,... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141037
DUNSANY, Edward Plunkett, Lord. The King of Elfland's Daughter.
London : 1924First edition, signed limited issue, number 5 of 250 copies only, signed by Dunsany on the preface and Sidney H. Sime on the frontispiece. The jacket, issued in a slightly bigger format to envelope the book, is thus often found in piteous state, unlike here.
Though now recognised as one of the greatest works of fantasy literature, the work received... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 145661
THORNTON, Edward. Illustrations of the History and Practices of the Thugs.
London : 1851Remarkably scarce second edition, following the first of 1837; one of the earliest and most significant works on thuggee. This copy with a fine provenance: from the library of Edward Law, first Earl of Ellenborough (1790-1871), governor-general of India from 1842 to 1844, inscribed by him on the front pastedown ("Ellenborough") and stamped "Earl of... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 145945
GERARDE, John. The Herball or Generall Historie of Plantes.
London : 1636Second edition of Johnson's enlarged version of the herbalist's major work, first published in 1597, the first enlarged edition in 1633.
Thomas Johnson (c.1595-1644), the London apothecary who was already a botanical writer of some note by 1633, sensibly marked his additions and major alterations to the first edition, making it possible to distinguish... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 147449
GREENAWAY, Kate. Collection of works.
1870-1930A significant collection of the illustrated books of Kate Greenaway, gathered by a private collector over many years and an assemblage which in scope and quality would now be difficult to equal, covering the full breadth of her career, and richly illustrating the extent and variety of her work.
The collection comprises four presentation copies... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 144492
KELMSCOTT PRESS: CAXTON, William (trans). The History of Reynard the Foxe.
Hammersmith : 1892 Limited edition, one of 300 copies on paper, from a total edition of 310 copies. In his note requested by Quaritch as a puff, Morris commented: "this translation of Caxton's is one of the very best of his works as to style; and being translated from a kindred tongue is delightful as mere language. In its rude joviality, and simple and direct delineation... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 145992
GILES, Herbert A. A Glossary of Reference, on Subjects Connected with the Far East.
Hong Kong and Shanghai : 1878Scarce first edition, going through two further editions (1886 and 1900); this copy with a fine provenance: from the library of Byron Brenan (1847-1927), British Consul General to Shanghai (1899-1901), with his bold ownership inscription at head of title page. In his Memoirs, Giles refers to Brenan on several occasions and calls him "an excellent speaker... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145414
WHITE, Florence. A Fire in the Kitchen. The Autobiography of a Cook.
London : 1938First edition, first impression, in a remarkable example of the scarce jacket. A Fire in the Kitchen is the autobiography of the founder of the English Folk Cookery Association. White (1863-1940) founded the Association in 1928 and in 1932 published Good Things in England, her manifesto for the merit of traditional English cooking.
Her work coincided... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 113651
[STORER, James Sargant.] The Antiquarian Itinerary, comprising specimens of Architecture, monastic, castellated, and domestic;
London : 1815-18First edition. Storer "devoted himself to the production of works on topography and architecture, the plates in which, drawn and engraved by himself on a small scale, were distinguished for extreme accuracy and beauty of finish" (ODNB). Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145218
PLATO. The Republic.
London : 1898First Humphreys edition. This is an elegant copy of Plato's Republic. Davies and Vaughan's "easy flowing" translation was originally published in 1852, and "was the most popular English rendering of the Republic until the appearance of Benjamin Jowett's translations of Plato's complete works" (Tschemplik). Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 146060
WALPOLE, Robert (subject). Some Persons Vindicated against the Author of the Defection,
London : 1718One of two editions, this of 40 pages, another of 28 pages. "Published 28 January 1718, a furious, but empty and generalising, reply to Tindal's The Defection Consider'd of December 1717, in which Tindal blamed Walpole and Townshend for 'defecting' for cynical motives, thereby creating a serious division in the Whig party. The present tract argues that... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 146780
RICKMAN, John. Journal of Captain Cook's Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery;
Dublin : 1781First Dublin edition of the "first full account in English of Cook's third voyage, published anonymously to avoid legal action by the Admiralty" (Forbes), a reprint of the second, corrected, London edition published by Newbery in the same year.
John Rickman was a second lieutenant aboard the Discovery, being discharged to the Resolution on August... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 147063
BOUBAT, Édouard - BOUBAT, Bernard, & Geneviéve Anhoury. The Monograph.
New York : 2004First edition, first printing. Boubat's first monograph spanning his works from 1923 to 1999 including many from his travels while working for the French magazine Réalités. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 147114
JEVONS, William Stanley. The Principles of Economics.
London : 1905First edition, first impression, of Jevon's posthumous book, edited by his friends, and the final publication of any of his works, being a fragment of a large treatise which he intended to supplement his Theory of Political Economy. Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 147736
CLARK, Colin. The Conditions of Economic Progress.
London : 1940First edition, first impression. The Conditions of Economic Progress (later revised in 1951 and extended in 1957) "argued that progress involves shifts from primary into secondary and tertiary sectors, and he quantified the size of the movement and its resulting changes in income and productivity through intensive empirical study. Clark was a master... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 146568
CASSEL, Gustav. The Nature and Necessity of Interest.
London : 1903First edition, first impression, of one a few works by the Swedish economist which were first published in English. "Although his theory of interest, showing a close resemblance to that of Senior, was not original, it still merits our attention, because of its vivid illustrations and some striking applications. This is particularly the case for Cassel's... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 147760
BIBLE; English. The Holy Bible.
London : 1857A standard mid-century Victorian Bible elevated by a delightful handmade covering of patterned silk; the gift inscription to the front free endpaper reads, "Edward N. J. Ridley, June 28th 1858, With Papa & Mama's love, & earnest prayers that God will bless to him the reading of His Holy Word".
The recipient, Edward Nicholas Touchet Ridley (1849-1879),... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 146800
CAXTON, William. The Game of Chesse.
[London : 1855]First edition of Vincent Figgins's facsimile edition of the 1482 Westminster Caxton edition, in the attractive original calf binding.
Caxton's Game of Chess was first printed in 1474, and reprinted with the woodcuts added (as here) in 1482. Following the facsimile are Figgins's remarks on Caxton's typographical productions, lists relating to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145731
IRISH CATECHISM. The Catechism, or Christian Doctrine by way of Question and Answer,
Paris : 1742First edition of Donlevy's Irish-language Catholic Catechism, with the Irish and its English translation printed on parallel pages.
The Irish Roman Catholic priest Andrew Donlevy (1680-1746) was resident in Paris, where the book was published, and where this copy was likely bound. "Donlevy lamented the decline of the Irish language and worked... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146966
RADCLIFFE, Anne. The Mysteries of Udolpho, a Romance;
London : 1794First edition of one of the founding texts of Gothic literature, the fourth and most popular novel by Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823), pioneer of the Gothic novel. Through The Mysteries of Udolpho, Radcliffe is particularly responsible for popularizing the "haunted castle" Gothic trope, Udolpho being directly parodied in Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, and... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 146531
JARRELL, Randall. 5 Young American Poets, and four other first editions, inscribed.
New York : 1940–48–51–53–65A superb archive of family association copies, the first four works inscribed by Jarrell to his aunt and uncle, "To Uncle Howell and Aunt Elise, From Randall". It comprises includes Jarrell's first book appearance, in New Directions' 5 Young American Poets, his third, fourth, and fifth books, and his final book, The Lost World.
Jarrell's uncle,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 142534
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
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
MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. The Prince.
London : 1929Number 5 of 10 copies printed on vellum. An attractive printing of Machiavelli's Prince by the De La More Press, reproducing the 1640 translation of Edward Dacres, the first full translation of the work into English; a further 1,040 copies were issued on paper.
Of these ten copies on vellum, the only traceable appearances at auction were number... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 146886
BURNE-JONES, Edward. The Flower Book.
London : 1905First edition, number 76 of 300 copies, initialled "F.A.S." (Fine Art Society) on the limitation page.
Burne-Jones (1833-1898) "began the series for his own pleasure in 1882, as a rest from more laborious work", and worked on the 38 roundels over the subsequent 16 years (Introduction). The roundels do not depict the flowers themselves, but were... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 146476
FLEMING, Ian - CHOPPING, Richard. Archive for the dust jacket of "For Your Eyes Only".
October 14 1959 - April 14 1960A series of twenty-two autograph and typed letters signed between Ian Fleming, his agent at Jonathan Cape Michael Howard, and Fleming's dust-jacket artist of choice Richard Chopping, documenting the conception and creation of Chopping's jacket design for For Your Eyes Only, also containing a number of drafts and colour palettes for the dust jacket,... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 145633
GURNEY, Edmund, Frederick W. H. Myers, and Frank Podmore (eds.) Phantasms of the Living.
Trübner : 1886First edition, from the library of the Swedish headquarters of the theosophical society the Universal Brotherhood, with neat marginal marks to the introduction of the first volume. The present work is one of the most significant documents of the emergent Victorian field of psychical research.
Gurney and Myers were founding members of the Society... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 147258
KAZAKHSTAN. Slovar Russko-kirgizkiy [The Russian-Kazakh dictionary].
Orenburg : 1894Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian-Kazakh dictionary, confusingly using the ambiguous contemporary Russian designation "kirgizy", printed employing the alphabet developed by the important Kazakh educator Ibray Altynsarin (1841-1889), the lexicon collected by famous Russian turkologist and missionary Nikolay Ilminskiy (1822-1892).
During... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145822
SHISUI, Tanahashi. Ryurai Ryukyo [The Stream Comes and the Stream Flows Away] 1954-1973.
1974First edition, first printing. Inscribed to Sam Haskins from Shisui on the front free endpaper with a stamped chop mark, another chop mark stamped to the half title. Shisui's second book, being a retrospective of his work up to 1973. Text in Japanese. From the library of Sam Haskins. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 147077
SHAW, Thomas. Travels, or Observations relating to Several Parts of Barbary and the Levant.
Oxford : 1738First edition, large paper issue (42 cm in height, the regular issue 34 cm), of Shaw's account of his travels across North Africa and the Levant, a major travel account praised for the accuracy of its description, and the quality of the book's design and illustration.
Chaplain to the English factory at Algiers, Shaw travelled extensively in Egypt,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 146522
DOUGLAS, Paul H. The Theory of Wages.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing. The Theory of Wages won the Hart, Schaffner, and Marx international prize in 1927 whilst still in manuscript, and was heavily revised before publication here. Responsible, together with Charles W. Cobb, for the famous Cobb-Douglas production function, Douglas was "a pioneer econometrician whose work had as its starting... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 147762
POWER, Sarah, as Thomas Slaney Wilmot. Gleams of Light and Glimpses thro' the Rift.
London : 1893First edition of this extensive and notably uncommon work on spiritualism and psychic photography, in the beautifully decorated original cloth.
In this work Sarah Power, a Birmingham-based psychic and devout Christian who believed the existence of spirits was proof of the Christian afterlife, details her contact with her deceased fiancé Thomas... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 146293
GERSTAECKER, Friedrich. Narrative of a Journey Round the World.
New York : 1853First American edition of this account of Gerstaecker's circumnavigation. A three volume edition was published in London in the same year.
Gerstaecker (1816-1872) first left Germany age 21 bound for California. He supported himself by whatever work came to hand and consequently spent a significant amount of time in the gold mines on the west... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146430
ANNAN, Thomas. The Old Closes & Streets of Glasgow.
Glasgow : 1900First photogravure edition, the third overall, of this superb visual record of "the dark slums of Glasgow" (ODNB), Annan's most celebrated work and the series of images upon which his posthumous reputation rests. There were two print runs of just 100 copies each, published by MacLehose, as here, and under Annan's own imprint.
In 1866 Thomas... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 145774
ARONOWITZ, Al. The Blacklisted Masterpieces of Al Aronowitz.
Bearsville, NY : 1981Aronowitz was one of the first professional journalists to cover rock music, developing lasting friendships, and enmities, with many of his stellar subjects, writing " in a smooth yet informal voice and frequently including himself in the story, an early proponent of the participatory style later called New Journalism" (NYT obituary). Fired by The New... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146261
BOCCACCIO, Giovanni. The Decameron.
London : 1886First Payne edition, number 340 of 750 copies on Holland paper, in the rare jackets, an unrecorded variant in which the imprint on the title pages do not state that it was printed "for the Villon Society". "A landmark in the history of the Decameron in English, and the very first complete and unexpurgated version" (Armstrong, p. 259).
A linguistic... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145739
KARSKI, Jan. The Mass Extermination of Jews in German Occupied Poland.
London : 1943First and only edition. An early revelation of the methods of the Holocaust based upon the extraordinary work of Jan Karski. Karski was a remarkable figure: a graduate in law and diplomacy from Jan Kazimierz University, he served as a diplomat in Germany, Britain and Switzerland in the late 1930s, before joining the ministry of foreign affairs in 1939.... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 147657
BUXTON, Richard. A botanical guide to the flowering plants, ferns, mosses and algae, found indigenous within sixteen miles of Manchester;
London : 1849First edition, attractively bound for presentation to Prince Albert, inscribed on the first blank, "To His Royal Highness Prince Albert with the Authors dutiful regards". It is annotated in a second hand below: "not sent to H.R.H but presented by Mr. Binney to the Rev. Henry M. Birch, Rector of Prestwich, of which place the author was a native. March... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 145812
DOBB, Maurice. Studies in the Development of Capitalism.
London : 1946First edition, first impression, of Dobb's "most influential work" (Blaug), "designed to demonstrate that Marx was as good an economic historian as he was an economist" (ibid). Uncommon in the jacket. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 146473
WESTALL, Richard. Victories of the Duke of Wellington, from the Drawings of R. Westall.
London : 1819First edition, third issue, the scarce de luxe Large Paper version, with the plates printed on card and mounted, originally sold at 10 guineas - some three times the UK average annual earnings - gilt on black label to the title page to that effect.
Wonderfully effective series of heroic images from the Duke's triumphs in the Peninsula and... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 144880
AUDUBON, John James. The Birds of America,
New York & Philadelphia : 1839-40-44First octavo edition of Audubon's "Great National Work", the first complete edition and the first American edition; the original double-elephant folio was published in Edinburgh and London between 1827 and 1838. From the estate of the family of Edward Cruft (17761866), an original subscriber to this edition. Cruft was a prominent Boston merchant and... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 146756