Search results for: 'the works'
KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.
London : 1937-39The Sussex Edition, number 14 of 525 sets signed by the author in volume I, this set in notably attractive condition. In his last years Kipling gathered existing material to create "this great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of the firm's most profitable authors" (The Letters, p. 231).
"The... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 143836
SHAKESPEARE HEAD PRESS: SPENSER, Edmund. The Works.
Oxford : 1930Shakespeare Head Edition, number 183 of 375 sets printed on handmade paper and bound thus, with hand-coloured woodcuts by Hilda Quick. The edition, with the text newly prepared, is one of the Press's crowning achievements, this being a particularly appealing unopened copy. A further eleven copies were issued on vellum.
Hilda Quick (1895-1978)... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142984
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.
New York : The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 650. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles.
The author wanted a set that contained only the works for which he wanted to be credited, as he states in the preface: "Outside of this edition there is no work of mine up to... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 141237
KEATS, John. The Poetical Works and Other Writings.
New York : 1938-39The Hampstead Edition, number 268 of 1050 sets, the best collected edition of Keats's works, here one of a smaller number of sets issued in half morocco (most issued in cloth), retaining the rare glassine jackets. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 141381
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
London : 1778Second edition of this classic of economic thought, a fine copy in a beautiful contemporary binding; one of 500 copies, the only other edition to be published in quarto format after the first edition of 1776.
"Where the political aspects of human rights had taken two centuries to explore, Smith's achievement was to bring the study of economic... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 143239
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Beauties of English Poesy.
London : 1767First edition, complete with the half-titles and contents leaves in both volumes. This is a particularly nice copy, in a handsome unrestored contemporary binding, of this scarce anthology of English poetry selected by Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), published the year after The Vicar of Wakefield.
The selection includes such near-contemporary... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 143778
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
London : 1784First octavo edition, third overall (first 1776); a handsome set in an unostentatious but pleasing contemporary binding. This uncommon edition contains several additions including a new chapter titled "The Conclusion of the Mercantile System". This was the edition owned by Thomas Jefferson (Sowerby 3546).
In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 144188
DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield.
London : 1849-50First edition in the original monthly parts of Dickens's classic Bildungsroman, his most lightly disguised autobiographical fiction, his first first-person novel, and his own favourite among his novels. After The Pickwick Papers, this may be the most difficult of his novels to find in nice condition in parts.
This set has all the requisite first... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 142570
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
BAKST, Leon - LEVINSON, André. Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.
London : 1923First UK edition, number 157 of 300 copies, of this handsome and important record of Bakst's work, including images of not only his most celebrated costumes, but also sketches and theatre settings. From the library of a celebrated Texas balletomane: with the crested bookplate of Thomas Lawton Osborn (1927-2010), trustee of Houston Ballet, former professional... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 144128
THATCHER, Margaret. Autograph letter signed, the day before she was elected Leader of the Conservative Party.
10 February 1975Autograph letter signed from Margaret Thatcher, dated 10 February 1975, the day prior to her election as Leader of the Conservative Party - and thus Leader of the Opposition - on 11 February.
Sent to Joan Pashley in Luton, Thatcher writes "Dear Mrs. Pashley, Thank you for your kind letter. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. You managed everything... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 142141
KEATE, Thomas. Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry.
London : 1808First and only edition of Keate's justification of his conduct against what he considered the unwarranted criticisms of the commission. Uncommon, with less than a dozen copies located institutionally world-wide. An excellent copy with an attractive provenance, coming from the Mount Stewart library of General Charles Stewart, 3rd marquess of Londonderry,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 144132
WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol.
London : 1898First and limited edition, number 6 of 30 copies printed on japon. Wilde was in France at the time of publication, and the limitation notice was written in purple ink by Smithers. Even though the limited edition was intended for presentation, Wilde personally inscribed only a handful of copies. A further 800 unnumbered copies printed on handmade paper... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 143981
FISHER, Irving. Stabilizing the Dollar.
New York : 1920First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to his fellow economist John R. Commons, inscribed on the half-title "To Prof. John R. Commons with the compliments and esteem of Irving Fisher. New Years 1920".
Commons, together with Thorstein Veblen and Wesley Clair Mitchell, was one of the three founders of American Institutionalism.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142339
ROWLANDSON, Thomas (illus.); COMBE, William (text). The English Dance of Death.
London : 1815-1816First edition, and a particularly nice example; "indispensable to any Rowlandson collection, one of the essential pivots of any colour plate library" (Tooley). The book was originally published in 24 monthly numbers and on completion issued in two volumes in boards. This copy is an example of the remainder binding, matching the Abbey copy, which they... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143969
PICASSO, Pablo – JANIS, Harriet and Sidney. Picasso.
New York : 1947First edition, first printing, number 285 of 350 copies signed by Picasso. Censored by the Gestapo during the Second World War, this retrospective of Picasso's work by Sidney and Harriet Janis compiles a number of his previously unpublished works, together with quotes from the artist obtained in conversation with him in 1946.
Stock Code: 142368
RABADAN, Muhammad. Mahometism Fully Explained.
London : 1723-25First ever English language edition of a biography of the Prophet written by a Muslim, presenting for the first time to a European readership a sympathetic view of Muhammad himself, and of the culture of Islam. Well represented institutionally, we can trace only two complete copies at auction.
English translation of a biography of the Prophet... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 141305
CLUTTON-BROCK, Arthur. Simpson's Choice.
London : 1915First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed, this copy is unnumbered but marked "Review Copy", and bears the pencil ownership inscription of the journalist and author Richard Ellis Roberts (1879-1953), to the front free endpaper.
Roberts was "for a few years from 1928, literary editor of the New Statesman, and a relatively undistinguished... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 143062
DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Sir Henry Holland.
Down, Bromley, Kent : An unpublished fully autograph letter signed from Darwin to Sir Henry Holland, thanking him for congratulations on his receipt of the Copley medal, discussing Herbert Spencer's new work and his own health and commenting on Holland's travel and adventures ("How wonderful your strength & vigour of interest are: I had heard of your Gibraltar expedition").
Sir... Learn More£14,000.00
Stock Code: 142404
MARX, Karl; RIFAT, Haydar (trans.) Sermaye.
Istanbul : 1933First appearance in book form of Marx's Das Kapital in Turkish, being the first edition of Haydar Rifat's translation, and the first book-length translation (preceded only by Bohor Israel's summary translation in a 1912 journal).
The translation is from Gabriel Deville's French abridgement of the first volume of Das Kapital, originally published... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 142650
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Law, Legislation and Liberty.
Chicago : 1973-9First US editions, first printings, of each volume of Hayek's last major work of social philosophy, published over a seven-year period. In many ways the culmination of his philosophical career, Law, Legislation and Liberty was Hayek's most extensive philosophical analysis of the structure of society, the nature of justice, and the underlying principles... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 144233
LEWIS, C. S. Autograph letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.
Magdalen College, Oxford : 4 June 1942A brief wartime autograph letter, unpublished, from C. S. Lewis to a former pupil Gerald Brodribb. Brodribb read classics and English at University College, Oxford, with Lewis as his tutor. He went on to teach at Canford School Wimborne, Dorest (where the letter is addressed to him), and wrote 30 books on the history of cricket, one of them, The English... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 144036
AL-HAKIM, Tawfiq. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.
Cairo : 1939First edition in any western language of the second novel, widely considered as one of his best, by a key figure in the development of modern Egyptian literature. A limited edition of 450 copies signed by the author, rare with just four locations identified world-wide: American Universities Beirut and Cairo, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Bibliothèque... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 141116
DICKENS, Charles. Barnaby Rudge.
Philadelphia : 1842 [i.e. 1841]First US edition in book form, inscribed by the author on his first visit to America on the vignette title page: "George Morris from Charles Dickens New York. First June 1842".
The recipient was the noted American journalist and poet George Pope Morris (1802-1864), editor and founder of various papers including the New-York Mirror and Ladies'... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 143156
AKHMATOVA, Anna (trans.) Korean and Chinese poetry in Russian.
Moscow : 1954 & 1956First editions, each inscribed by Akhmatova to the linguist and fellow translator Aleksandr Kholodovich, with whom she collaborated extensively on the translation of Korean poetry. This is a lovely set of Asian poetry in Russian and with a great association.
The inscription in the second work includes a quote from the Orthodox Eucharist reflecting... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 142729
CITOLINI, Alessandro. La tipocosmia.
Venice : 1561First edition of this ambitious linguistic encyclopedia, an attempt to recreate the world in lexicographical terms, championing the vernacular against Latin. John Florio, the translator of Montaigne and connection of Shakespeare, used Citolini without acknowledgement for the Italian grammar included in Firste Fruites (London 1578), but mentions the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 141327
MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus - GOUNOD, Charles. Le Don Juan de Mozart.
Paris : 1890First edition, an exceptional presentation copy to the proprietor of the famed Montmartre cabaret Le Chat Noir, inscribed on the half-title "À Monsieur Rodolphe. Salis, Hommage de l'auteur Ch. Gounod". The book is a study of Mozart's Don Juan that reveals its particular importance to Gounod, and its continuing influence on his life and work: "The score...... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 142346
MONCRIF, Francois-Augustin Paradis de. Moncrif's Cats.
London : 1961First edition thus; number 8 of 100 copies specially bound by E. W. Hiscox. Moncrif (1687-1770) was a French writer, courtier, and academician now best known for his Histoire des Chats, first published in 1727. In letter form, Moncrif discusses the role of cats throughout history and his work can be read both as a satire of pedantic academic writing... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 144025
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude.
New York : 1970First edition in English, first printing, in the first state dust jacket, with the exclamation mark terminating the first paragraph on the front flap, later replaced with a full stop. First published in Spanish at Buenos Aires in 1967, this seminal novel in the Magical Realist genre quickly established the author's international reputation and remains... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 142101
LUCRETIUS. De Rerum Natura.
London : 1712First Tonson edition, a particularly handsome and well-illustrated edition of the Latin text of Lucretius' radical work On the Nature of Things, the famous philosophical poem written to explain Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience in the 1st century BCE.
The set of engravings is possibly the first to take direct inspiration from the Epicurean... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 142443
SCHUMPETER, Joseph Alois. Business Cycles.
New York and London : 1939First edition, first printing, of one of Schumpeter's most significant contributions to economic theory, among the seminal texts of business cycle literature.
Once again Schumpeter placed the entrepreneur at the centre of events, perhaps why it "met with a less-than-enthusiastic reception. The monumental nature of this study, which included... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 143901
PECORA, Ferdinand. Wall Street under Oath:
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, of Pecora's account of his role as chief counsel in the Senate hearings on the role of Wall Street in the 1929 Crash.
American lawyer Ferdinand Pecora (1882-1971) served as chief counsel to the Banking and Currency Committee; his importance for the committee's work investigating banking and securities fraud was... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143991
DUFFEY, E. B. No Sex in Education;
Philadelphia : 1874First edition of the American feminist's argument for the equal and co-education of both genders, the most popular refutation of the Boston physician Edward Hammond Clarke's hotly debated work on the same subject, titled Sex in Education (1873).
A newspaper editor, printer, painter, and regular columnist, Eliza Bisbee Duffey (1838-1898) published... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141952
London : 1733-37 [i.e. 1757]First edition of Pine's Horace, second printing of 1757 from the same plates. A tour-de-force of bookmaking, Pine's Horace is entirely engraved, both text and illustration, and liberally supplied with initials, head- and tailpieces and vignettes. "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142441
WATT, James. Japanese fan depicting Watt's experiments with steam.
[c.1870]An attractive, delicate, and understandably scarce Japanese fan depicting the popular scientific myth of James Watt timing the condensation of steam from a boiling kettle, the Japanese caption reading "an illustration of Mr. Watt, born in Scotland, conceiving the idea of the steam engine". We have been unable to locate any comparable fans either institutionally... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141941
LAWRENCE, T. E. Handbook of Hejaz.
Cairo : 1917An excellently provenanced copy of this scarce and important Arab Bureau intelligence manual produced for the Arab Revolt. This second edition expanded considerably on the first of 1916 compiled by Lawrence's mentor D. G. Hogarth, the revision including material from Lawrence himself. Classified secret, the print-run was just 200 and far fewer are... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 142623
WEBB, Thomas William. Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes.
London : 1859First edition, a lovely copy in the original cloth, of the classic guide that served as the standard text for amateur astronomers into the 20th century.
The Reverend Thomas William Webb (1807-1885) spent much of his career as the Curate and Vicar of Hardwick in Herefordshire. A devoted servant of his parish, he was also a member of the Royal... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 142538
ATGET, Eugène. Photographe de Paris.
Paris : 1930First edition, first printing. Working in and around Paris for 35 years, Atget's photographs documented the modernizing city. "Atget's documentary vision proved highly influential, first on the Surrealists, in the 1920s, who found his pictures of deserted streets and stairways, street life, and shop windows beguiling and richly suggestive... and then... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143997
KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft.
Riga : 1781First edition of one of the most influential philosophy books ever published, the first version of the Critique of Pure Reason; a pleasing copy in a contemporary binding.
"Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the 18th century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 142695