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RÖDER VON BOMSDORFF, Otto Wilhelm Karl von. Umrisse einer Reise nach London, Amsterdam und Paris im Jahr 1817.
Magdeburg : 1821First edition of von Bomsdorff's travel memoir (published pseudonymously as "Archibald"), narrating his visit to London, Amsterdam and Paris a couple of years after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, in which von Bomsdorff had served in the Saxon cavalry. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 137704
BREYTENBACH, Breyten. End Papers.
London : 1986First edition in English, first impression. It was published later the same year in the US, in Germany as Schlussakte Südafrika, and in Amsterdam as De andere kant van de vrijheid. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 99217
HUME, David. Discours politiques.
Amsterdam : 1754-7First edition of this important series of economic publications, published in view of the increasing interest in works of political economy appearing in France, England, and Holland. In 1754 Schreuder and Mortier published the first volume, Hume's Political Discourses. Owing to the growing interest and the relative scarcity of earlier publications,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 132008
DIDEROT, Denis. Oeuvres Philosophiques et Dramatiques.
Amsterdam : 1772A highly appealing collected edition of Diderot's philosophical and theatrical works, printed in the year that the publication of the Encyclopédie finally finished. There were two editions of Diderot's works published in Amsterdam that year, the other being that of Marc Michel Rey, though this is generally accepted to have priority. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128660
(JONES, E. T.) VESTIEU, N. A. Nieuwe Methode van Boekhouden, zo wel Enkel als Dubbel;
Amsterdam : 1801First edition, very rare, of the Dutch translation of Edward Jones's 1796 English System of book-keeping. "Jones's Dutch translator and adapter, N. A. Vestieu, took as his illustrative material the transactions recorded in N. F. Förtsch's Instructie... over het Italiaans Boekhouden, Amsterdam, 1801. He reworked these transactions according to a modified... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 105569
PETULENGRO, Gipsy. Romany Love.
London : 1938First edition, first impression, of Xavier Petulengro's first novel. This copy belonged to the Dutch book collector Kees Hartmans, with his bookplate to the front pastedown, and his pencil annotations in the margins. The majority of these annotations comment on or translate the frequent use of Romany in the text, a useful and extensive glossary of which... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 123923
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) HUNGERFORD, Margaret Wolfe. Molly Bawn.
London : First edition featuring Rackham's illustrations, with correct issue point of the misspelling of Rackham's name on the title page and correct number of ads. An extremely uncommon Rackham title, unrecorded in Latimore and Haskell. The novel was originally published in 1878, and was the first time the expression "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" had... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 113082
(AESOP.) L'ESTRANGE, Sir Roger. Fables of Aesop.
London : 1699Third edition, extra-illustrated copy, with a complete suite of Francis Barlow's etchings engraved by Thomas Dudley bound in to face the relevant fables. Though the Barlow plates were first published in 1666, they were first published alongside L'Estrange's text in the first French language edition (Amsterdam: Estienne Roger, 1714). The plates here... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 83198
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Mémoires et plaidoyers de M. Linguet, avocat à Paris.
Liège : 1776A highly attractive set of Linguet's legal defences. Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet (1736-1794) was a French journalist and lawyer "whose delight in taking views opposing everyone else's earned him exiles, imprisonment, and finally the guillotine" (Encyclopaedia Britannica online). Throughout the 1760s and 1770s Linguet was perhaps the most renowned lawyer... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 130268
(SWIFT, Jonathan.) [DESFONTAINES, Pierre-François Guyot.] Le Nouveau Gulliver,
Paris : 1730First edition of Desfontaines's imitation of Gulliver's Travels, preceding the Amsterdam edition of the same year. Pierre Desfontaines's unauthorised sequel followed on the success of his translation of Gulliver's Travels (published in 1727, the first Paris edition of Swift's work). The Nouveau Gulliver's title pages' spuriously claim that it was "traduit... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 113112
ASCH, Sholem. The Calf of Paper.
London : 1936First UK edition, the publisher's retained copy with their ink-stamp to the front pastedown and to the front panel of the dust jacket. Originally written in Yiddish as Baym Opgrunt and published in German as Der Krieg Geht Weiter (Amsterdam, 1936), Asch's account of the rise of fascism in post-war Germany was translated into English by Edwin and Willa... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 106557
[PINTO, Isaac de.] Traité de la circulation et du crédit.
Amsterdam : 1771First edition of this "sound and ingenious" (McCulloch) work on revenue and stock exchange transactions. The main premise of Pinto's argument is that the national debt, instead of being a burden, has been the principal source of the wealth and power of England. The work excited much controversy on publication: it was translated into English by Rev.... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 111967
SPEED, John. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.
[London : 1627Second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland, following the edition of 1620. The "farr larger Voulume Done by John Speed" is a reference to the famous Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611), issued in folio. Thomas Chubb explains that for the first miniature edition of 1620 "forty of the maps are reprints of Peter Keer's... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 115052
[HOLBACH, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d'.] Système Social,
Paris : 1795Early edition of the atheist and materialist philosopher's treatise in which he develops his concept of "ethocracy", or a just state whose main purpose is the general welfare. Holbach's theory of ethocracy "is presented in several works published during the 1770's, La politique naturelle (Natural Politics, 1773), Système social (The Social System,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 113008
STRUYS, Jan Janszoon, Les Voyages de Jean Struys,
Amsterdam : 1681First edition in French, first published in Amsterdam in 1676, before becoming a Europe-wide best-seller. Purporting to be an account of the travels of a Dutch sail-maker and seaman, the truth of these adventures has been challenged in the past. However, it is now widely accepted that although "replete with plagiarised text and improbable events the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 94082
PINTO, Isaac de. An Essay on Circulation and Credit, in four Parts;
London : 1774First edition in English of this "sound and ingenious" (McCulloch) work on revenue and stock exchange transactions. The main premise of Pinto's argument is that the national debt, instead of being a burden, has been the principal source of the wealth and power of England. The work excited much controversy on publication: though purportedly translated... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93386
GROTIUS, Hugo. De Iure Belli ac Pacis.
Amsterdam : 1632Fourth authorized edition, fifth in total, first published in Paris in 1625. The preceding edition had been a piracy by Joannem Jansonium, also printed in Amsterdam in 1632. This edition includes a note on the verso of the title page by Grotius, stating his preference for this edition, and that he did not recognise the former. Grotius's masterpiece,... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 124231
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£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122920
LE BRUYN, Cornelius. Voyages … par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales.
Amsterdam : 1718First edition in French of one of the principal accounts of Russia published during the 18th century, originally issued in Dutch, Amsterdam 1711. Cornelis de Bruyn, the Dutch traveller and painter, also known for his account of his journey through the Levant, was the first traveller to whom the tsar gave permission to make drawings of the towns and... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 61428
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
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. System of Economic Contradictions, or the Philosophy of Misery.
New York : [1888?]First separate edition in English, first published by Tucker himself as the fourth volume in his translated edition of Proudhon's works (1888), here with a cancel half-title and title page, and a variant binding. This reissue is rarely found - OCLC locates only one copy, at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, with another copy... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 133006
MEIBOM, Marcus. De Fabrica triremium liber.
Amsterdam : 1671First and only edition of this uncommon treatise on ancient shipbuilding, drawn from classical and Biblical sources, illustrated with a beautiful, etched frontispiece by de Hooghe. Born in Tönningen, Schleswig-Holstein, around 1630, Meibom was a Danish philologist and polymath scholar probably best known for his work on music in antiquity. His Antiquae... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 67473
PÉTIS DE LA CROIX, François. Histoire de la sultane de Perse et des visirs.
Paris : 1707First edition of this important collection of oriental tales now known as the Forty Viziers, published three years after Galland's first edition of the Thousand and One Nights, and following its characteristic frame-narrative structure. Notably rare: one copy traced at auction, one in British institutions (SOAS), and six worldwide; bibliographers including... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 120875
LA ROQUE, Jean de. Voyage de l'Arabie Heureuse,
Amsterdam : 1716Published in the same year as the first edition (Paris: André Cailleau), Atabey cites this Amsterdam edition from a reference to the British Library Catalogue and does not note the presence of the attractive frontispiece. La Roque's little book is "one of the first accounts of Yemen" (Arcadian Library), and was first published in English in 1726 (as... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139029
FREUD, Sigmund. Signed photograph.
[London : 1938]Freud reads the manuscript of Moses and Monotheism. A superb signed photograph of Freud at work taken by the Austrian-British psychoanalyst Wilhelm Hoffer (1897-1967), depicting Freud seated at his desk in London.
Freud had begun working on his Moses book in 1934 and partly published it in German in 1937. He arrived in London on 6 June 1938, announcing... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 132013
PICART, Bernard, & Jean Frederic Bernard. Ceremonies et Coutumes Religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde,
Amsterdam : 1723-39Mixed early editions of one of the great books of the 18th century, a work that "marked a major turning point in European attitudes toward religious belief" (Hunt, Jacob & Mijnhardt, The Book that Changed Europe: Picart & Bernard's Religious Ceremonies of the World, Harvard UP 2010, p. 1). Originally published between 1723 and 1737, the monumental Ceremonies... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 120466
LEIBNIZ, Gottfried Wilhelm von. Lehr-Sätze über die Monadologie…
Frankfurt & Leipzig : 1720Exceedingly scarce first appearance in print of the Monadology, Leibniz's most mature philosophical work, considered one of the most important philosophical texts of the 18th century. Written in 1714 and published in the original French as late as 1814, it first appeared in print in this very rare German translation in 1720, then in a Latin translation... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 127048
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Hamburg : 1867First edition, advance review copy (stamped "Recensionsexemplar" on the front wrapper), with a printed slip issued by the publisher Otto Meissner, completed in manuscript two days after publication, inviting the editors of Die Grenzboten to publish a review.
Published in Leipzig, Die Grenzboten: Zeitschrift für Politik und Literatur was one of the... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 134105
DOROW, Wilhelm. Morgenlaendische Alterthümer.
Weisbaden : 1820-1First editions, only two numbers were published, of this rare German periodical devoted to Indian and Assyrian art and archaeology. Volume I deals with cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals, many from Dorow's own collection, and the Tibetan written language; volume II covers Indian and Tibetan mythology and symbolism in Indian art. The distinguished... Learn More£7,250.00
Stock Code: 126249
OGILBY, John. America; being the latest and most Accurate Description of the New World …
London : 1671First edition, second issue. The third in Ogilby's series of "Atlases" intended eventually "to cover the whole world, to be funded through lotteries, subscription plans, and advertisements. The first, Africa, appeared in 1670. Others followed soon after: Atlas Japannensis (1670), America (1671), Atlas Chinensis (1671), and Asia (1673). These were not... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 110366
DOROW, Wilhelm. Morgenlaendische Alterthümer.
Weisbaden : 1820-1First editions, only two numbers were published, of this rare German periodical devoted to Indian and Assyrian art and archaeology. Volume I deals with cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals, many from Dorow's own collection, and the Tibetan written language; volume II covers Indian and Tibetan mythology and symbolism in Indian art. The distinguished... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129893
DUPUGET, Edme-Jean-Antoine. Essay sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie dans la Guerre de Campagne et dans celle des Sieges.
1767A handsome and highly interesting manuscript. The first published edition was issued by Arckstée & Merkus in Amsterdam in 1771, credited to "un Officier du Corps," the author previously identified by Barbier as Edme-Jean-Antoine Du Puget. Du Puget (1742-1802) was a member of an old aristocratic family from Bresse and was introduced to the corps by... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 41080
BLAEU, Willem & Jan. Grooten Atlas (Atlas Major).
Amsterdam : 1664A particularly handsome set of "the greatest and finest atlas ever published" (Koeman). The Atlas Major as initially published in its various editions was the largest atlas ever published, the epitome of decades of achievement by the Blaeu family and published in five languages (Latin, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish). It was justly famed for its... Learn More£750,000.00
Stock Code: 135958
[DU PUGET, Edme Jean Antoine] Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps.
1771First editions, both uncommon. Of the first named, Copac has only the Bodleian and British Library copies, OCLC has nine locations and also a number of MS copies, including one made as late as 1812 held by Princeton. Of the second, COPAC lists just the BL, and OCLC locates six and one copy bound together as here. Du Puget exercised considerable influence... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 38650
[PUGET D'ORVAL, Edmé Jean Antoine du.] Essai sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie, dans la Guerre de Campagne & dans celle de Sieges. Par un Officier du Corps;
1771First edition. Uncommon: of the first named, COPAC has just Oxford and BL, OCLC has nine locations, and also a number of manuscript copies, including one made as late as 1812 held by Princeton. Of the second, COPAC lists just the BL, and OCLC locates six, and one copy bound together as here held by Princeton. Du Puget exercised considerable influence... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 38651
WILDE, Oscar. The Works.
London : 1908First collected edition of Wilde's works, one of 1,000 unnumbered sets on handmade paper. The texts were mostly taken from the last editions to be supervised by the author, in some cases with additional matter here published for the first time. The copyright of The Picture of Dorian Gray was held by Charles Carrington, so that volume alone appears with... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 125622
SIMONDE DE SISMONDI, Jean Charles L. De la richesse commerciale,
Geneva : 1803First edition of the first work on political economy by the Swiss historian and economist Sismondi (1773-1842), "the first critic of industrial capitalism" (Blaug). De la richesse commerciale "was intended as a systematic exposition of the ideas of Adam Smith. Yet in it Sismondi also pointed out that he was presenting 'an absolutely new' way... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 134871
SAXE, Maurice, Comte de. Mes Rêveries.
1757First edition thus. "De Saxe's work is a comprehensive treatise on war. He puts forward his ideal military model, his "legion", and taking issue with the views and practices of his age, he advances many original ideas. However, rather than discussing his military doctrines, the aim of this book is to elucidate the intellectual premises that dominated... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 37954
RACKHAM, Arthur. [Some British Ballads, in Dutch.] Britsche Balladen.
Amsterdam : 1920Limited edition of 550 numbered copies, of which this is number 217. Translated by Albert Verwey. Originally published in the UK in 1919. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 113322
LEMPRIERE, William. A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangier, Sallee, Mogodore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant; and thence over Mount Atlas to Morocco: including a Particular Account of the Royal Harem, etc.
London : 1791-4First editions, William Beckford's copies, with his pencilled annotation to the initial blank of the first work, noting "p. 218 at night, Sidy Mahomet had constantly six blood hounds in his chamber" and other detail; subsequently in the library of British Arabist and colonial agent Col. S. B. Miles (1838-1914), with the usual bookplates and markings... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 117613