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[MORGAN, Joseph (trans.)] A Compleat History of the Piratical States of Barbary, viz. Algiers, Tunis, Tripoli, and Morocco.
London : 1750First edition thus of this English translation of Jacques Philippe Laugier de Tassy's Histoire du royaume d'Alger (1725), originally published in 1728-9 under the title A Complete History of Algiers, here published with additional matter.
It is widely held that Joseph Morgan (fl. 1707-1739) is the author of this translation. As vice-consul in Algiers... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118623
(SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR.) Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
Tokyo : 1938First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114232
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
MACDOUGALL, Patrick Leonard, Lieut.-Colonel. The Campaigns of Hannibal:
London : 1858First edition. Uncommon and interesting account, just seven locations on Copac. Carefully compiled account of the "operations in which Hannibal was personally engaged", drawn from the "best ancient and modern historians and essayists, including Livy, Polybius, Sir Walter Raleigh, Niebuhr, Arnold, Guiscard, and Vaudancourt" (Preface). The author spent... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 95270
BIRD, James. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:
Bombay : 1847First and sole edition, decidedly uncommon on the market. An important early work in the transmission of information and images from the celebrated Buddhist caves of western India, in particular those at Ajanta, which he saw as repositories of universal value, mindful of "the duty imposed on us, as a nation, to preserve these relics of ancient art".... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 129805
KAUTSKY, Karl. Die Agrarfrage: eine Uebersicht über die Tendenzen der modernen Landwirthschaft und die Agrarpolitik der Sozialdemokratie.
Stuttgart : 1899First edition, presentation copy from the author to the important French communist Paul Lafargue, inscribed by him, "A son cher Lafargue, K. Kautsky, Berlin 3/1/99". The Marxist theorist's analysis of capitalism in agriculture is a book that Lenin declared "the most important event in present-day economic literature since the third volume of Capital".
Kautsky... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 118919
(NAPOLEON.) JOMINI, Antoine-Henri, baron. Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon.
Brussels : 1829A very smart copy of Jomini's important life of Napoleon, originally published in four volumes in 1827 (Paris: Anselin). The English version of 1864 was translated by Union general Henry Halleck; the reviewer in The North American Review commenting that "the merit and importance of this work in its original language are well known to the student of... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122622
PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire du vrai jazz, original holograph manuscript.
[Paris? : 1950s]The original holograph manuscript of Histoire du vrai jazz (History of true jazz, published Paris, Éditions Robert Laffont, 1959) by the influential French jazz critic, historian and record producer Hugues Pannasié (1912-1974), here very attractively and imaginatively presented, the spine of the box labelled "La vraie histoire du jazz" ("The real... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 123995
SOLOVIEV, Vladimir. Tri sily. Publichnoe chtenie. (Three Forces; A Public Reading.)
Moscow : 1877Scarce first edition of the Russian philosopher, theologian, poet, pamphleteer and literary critic Vladimir Soloviev's rousing lecture, "Three Forces", read to the Society of Amateurs of Russian Literature in April 1877.
"In the academic year 1876-7 Soloviev returned to teaching and worked on a second book, The Philosophical Principles of Integral... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86058
BICHURIN, Iakinf. Opisaniye chzhungarii i vostochnago turkistana, v'drevnem' i ninshem sostoyanii. Perevedeno s'kitayskago …
St Petersburg : 1829First edition, rare, of this pioneering description of Central Asia by one of the founders of Russian sinology, Iakinf Bichurin (1777-1853); it gathers three Chinese texts in their first European translation. The region covered corresponds to northwest China and Central Asia, comprising East Turkestan and Dzungaria, the latter bounded by the Tan Shan... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 121603
HAMILTON, Sir William. Observations on Mount Vesuvius,
London : 1774First published in 1772 and again in the following year. "While stationed at Naples, Hamilton developed a great interest in volcanoes, earning a contemporary European reputation as 'the modern Pliny' and the 'professor of earthquakes'. 'I am mad on the subject of volcanoes', he wrote to Greville on 3 March 1778... Vesuvius erupted several times during... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 135652
CŒUROY, André & André Schaeffner. Le Jazz.
Paris : 1926First edition, this number VIII of an edition of 1625, being one of 10 copies "sur japon impérial". A superb copy of the tirage de tête of this important book. The work of a modernist music critic, Cœuroy, and an ethnomusicologist, Schaeffner - who in 1931 accompanied Michel Leiris on Marcel Griaule's Mission Dakar-Djibouti, to study the music of... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 102417
CŒUROY, André & André Schaeffner. Le Jazz.
Paris : 1926First edition, this number 162 of an edition of 1625, this one of 1500 "standard" copies "sur vélin d'lafa teinté". An excellent copy of this important book. The work of a modernist music critic, Cœuroy, and an ethnomusicologist, Schaeffner - who in 1931 accompanied Michel Leiris on Marcel Griaule's Mission Dakar-Djibouti, to study the music of the... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 91512
(FIBONACCI). BONCOMPAGNI, Baldassare. Della vita e delle opere di Leonardo Pisano matematico del secolo decimoterzo. Notizie raccolte.
Rome : 1852Original offprint, giving an account of the life and works of Leonardo Pisano, better known as Fibonacci (1170-1240), whose Liber abaci (1202) was the first European work to introduce Indian and Arabian mathematics. His name is known to modern mathematicians mainly because of the Fibonacci sequence, derived from a problem in the Liber abaci.
"Much... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 121647
[TAYLOR, William.] Madrasiana by W. T. Munro, Philomath [pseud.].
Madras : 1868First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Colonel Macdonald from the Author, Madras 24 Jany. 1871". Scarce, Copac cites just two copies among British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Scotland), OCLC adds one other (Bibliothek der Franckeschen Stiftungen). 43 subscribers, including a Rev. R. C. Macdonald,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 128976
BAUER, Bruno. Russland und das Germanenthum.
Charlottenburg : 1853First edition of Bauer's Russia and the Germanic World, one of his major texts on Russia, in which he examines the growing influence of Russian power upon European policy issues and, ultimately, the European philosophical tradition. Written in the wake of the 1848 German revolutions, and inflected with Bauer's disappointment at the results, it originated... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 130780
CORDEMOY, Louis Géraud de. A Philosophicall Discourse concerning Speech,
London : 1668First edition in English. Géraud de Cordemoy (1626-1684), philosopher, historian and lawyer, was one of the leading Cartesians of his day; his Discours de la parole was first published at Paris in the same year, 1668. "In his day, judging from the speed with which his writings were translated into Latin and English, Cordemoy was a highly respected,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 110051
BRITTAIN, Vera. Unpublished collection of correspondence.
London : 1940-1967This fascinating, unpublished collection of correspondence from Vera Brittain to her friend and admirer Dorothy Perkin consists of 18 autographed and typed letters and cards written between 1940 and 1967. It contains Brittain's observations and reflections on her pacifism, family, politics, writing, publications, and her relationship with Winifred... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125175
CROCE, Benedetto. An Autobiography.
Oxford : 1927First edition in English of the autobiography of the Italian philosopher and historian Benedetto Croce (1866-1952). The translator, the philosopher and historian R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943), was heavily influenced by Croce: "His work displays particularly close affinities with the philosophy of the Italians Croce and Gentile, though not with the latter's... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 130680