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TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. De la démocratie en Amérique.
Brussels : 1840Second complete Brussels edition, in the scarce and appealing original wrappers, of de Tocqueville's magnum opus. The first appearances of De la démocratie en Amérique in Brussels were published by Louis Hauman in the same years as the first editions (Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1835 & 1840). Meline also published a two volume set in 1840, but this,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 125824
BROCQUIERE, Bertrandon de la. The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere to Palestine,
Hafod, Ceredigion : 1807First edition in English. Bertrandon de la Brocquiere (c. 1400-1459) was a Burgundian agent and pilgrim, his book blending travel narrative with a "reconnaissance tour of the Near East" (Tyerman). Although written at the behest of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, with the intention of acting as a spur to an intended crusade in 1454 which never materialised,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139109
JOHNSON, John, Lieutenant-Colonel. A Journey from India to England,
London : 1818First edition of Johnson's journey from Bombay to London. After 35 years in India, devoting most of his time "to the acquisition of local and professional knowledge" (preface), British Officer John Johnson decided to travel to England by land. This account of his travels documents the local life and customs encountered along the route, and, with future... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 134957
MARQUAND, Allan. A New Logical Machine.
Boston : 1886Original offprint of Allan Marquand's presentation of his new logical machine to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in November, 1885. A student of Charles Sanders Peirce, Marquand (1853-1924) graduated from Princeton in 1874 and obtained his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1880 from Johns Hopkins University, returning to Princeton in 1881 to teach Latin... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 100212
SQUIER, E. G. Notes on Central America;
New York : 1855First edition. Squier served as charge d'affaires to Central America for the US in 1849, the first of a number of posts in Central America which led to him becoming, "perhaps the best single authority on the Central America of the period" (DAB). This work offers a comprehensive account of the region. From the library of John E. Russell (1834-1903),... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 119213
(JOHNSON, Samuel.) A Miscellany of Poems by Several Hands.
Oxford : 1731First and sole edition, celebrated for including Samuel Johnson's first appearance in print and the mention of him in the preface as "a Commoner of Pembroke-College in Oxford". Johnson spent only thirteen months at Pembroke (October 1728 to December 1729), forced to leave through financial constraints. His stay may have been short but the nineteen-year... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 125411
(JOHNSON, Samuel, contrib.) ASCHAM, Roger. The English Works.
London : First collected and first Johnson edition, second issue: "this issue is distinguished by the new half-title and undated title, and by the absence of the single leaf of 'Additional Subscribers'; in all other respects it comprises the sheets from the first issue of 1761" (Fleeman). With the 4-page list of subscribers, to whom the book was originally issued... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 120660
JOHNSON, Samuel. An Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage, Son of the Earl Rivers.
London : 1744First edition of Johnson's celebrated biography of his friend Richard Savage, the flamboyant poet, playwright, and blackmailer, here bound with the first edition of Oliver Goldsmith's life of Beau Nash, another of the most celebrated biographies of the 18th century.
Johnson's Life of Savage has the last page in the state with a single-line erratum.... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141773
JOHNSON, W. Fletcher. Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman, Late Retired General, U.S.A. - a Publisher's Blad.
Philadelphia : 1891A salesman's sample for this highly successful biography. Mounted on the front pastedown is the upper board of the Autograph Edition - "in Extra English Cloth in a chaste English style, to meet the want of people of culture, who will desire the Life of General Sherman in really choice style, rather than showy" - and on the rear pastedown the spine... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 70914
[JOHNSTON, George Liddell; James Albert Buchanan Jay.] The Alphabet Illustrated.
[Herefordshire, : c.1858]A finely executed alphabet book of captioned pen-and-ink drawings, featuring personified letters in the Victorian grotesque tradition. The drawings were executed by a talented amateur artist, carefully copied from a rare, privately-published work, The Alphabet Illustrated, by Reverend George Liddell Johnston, a feature of which is the caricatured, oversized... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137720
(JOHNSTON, Paul.) FROST, Robert, and others. The Poetry Quartos.
New York : 1929First edition, limited issue. One of 475 sets; each pamphlet contains a new poem by an American poets. The poets include: Robert Frost, Louis Untermeyer, Genevieve Taggard, Theodore Dreiser, Conrad Aiken, Vachel Lindsay, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Alfred Kreymborg, "H.D." Elinor Wylie, William Rose Benét, and Witter Bynner. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 112642
(WORLD WAR II.) LINDSAY, Martin, & M. E. Johnston. A Short History of the 7th Armoured Division
British Army of the Rhine : First edition. This book continues the story of the 7th Armoured Division begun by Lt.-Col. Michael Carver in A Short History of the 7th Armoured Division October 1938 to May 1943. Written by Captains Lindsay and Johnston, it follows the "Desert Rats" from the end of the North Africa campaign to the British Victory Parade in Berlin on 21 July 1945.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 90359
JOHNSON, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language:
London : 1755First edition. The creation of the dictionary was Johnson's greatest literary labour. Helped by a succession of needy amanuenses who worked in the surprisingly spacious garret of his house in Gough Square, he experienced the death of his mother and underwent agonies of procrastination before finally completing the task in his 46th year. Boswell called... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 90616
JOHNSON, Samuel, ed. The Works of the English Poets.
London : 1779-1780A superb set of this vast compendium of English poetry, here uniformly bound in an elegant contemporary French morocco binding. The set is complete in 68 volumes, with the 56 poetry volumes, two volumes of index, and the further ten volumes of Johnson's biographies of the poets, published separately and not always accompanying the set. This was the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 138778
JOHNSON, Samuel. The Works of the English Poets.
London : 1790Second edition, with 14 authors, including Johnson himself, added to the original selection of 1779-81. The ultimate literary success of Johnson's career, the prefaces written to append the vast collection of English poetry were quickly recognized as setting a new standard for English literary biography. "In particular, the surveys of Cowley, Milton,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140493
LABILLARDIÈRE, Jacques Julien Houton de. Voyage in Search of La Pérouse …
London : 1800First edition in English, same year as the French, this in the favoured, and less common, single-volume quarto edition. Labillardière was the botanist and doctor on the d'Entrecasteaux Pérouse search expedition, and was entrusted with the task of writing the official account following the death of the commander from scurvy. "Although unsuccessful... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 79886
(VICTORIA, Queen of Great Britain.) MARSHALL, William, ed. A Collection of Anthems used in the cathedral and collegiate churches of England and Ireland.
Oxford and London : 1865A handsome copy of William Marshall's (1806-1875) compilation of devotional anthems, bound for Queen Victoria by R. Ingalton Drake, binder to Windsor Castle. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141789
(VICTORIA, Queen.) MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
London : 1875-80Presentation copies from Queen Victoria, inscribed on the front free endpaper of three volumes: vol. I, "To John Longden from Victoria RI Windsor Castle Dec. 24. 1877"; vol. IV, "To John Longden from VRI Victoria Regina et Imperatrix July 31. 1879"; vol. V, "To John Longden Esq from VRI June 1880". A most attractive association: the recipient, John... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 135698
(QUEEN, Ellery.) FREEMAN, R. Austin. The Stoneware Monkey.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. With superb provenance, this copy bears the ownership inscription of Ellery Queen to the half-title: "From the Freeman Library. 'Ellery Queen'", and small marginal marks to the list of author's works. This is the penultimate Dr John Thorndike story. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 113366
BRISSOT, Jacques Pierre. J. P. Brissot, Deputy of Eure and Loire, to his Constituents, on the Situation of the National Convention;
London : 1794 & 1789First edition in English of Brissot's tract, first edition of Mémoires Secrets. Brissot, a key figure in the Girondist faction in the French Revolution, originally published this work in France in 1793, a few months before he was guillotined. Taking the form of an open letter his constituents, it warns of the "anarchism" of the Jacobin faction, and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125491
LONDONDERRY, Charles William Vane, third marquess of. Narrative of the Peninsular War, from 1808 to 1813.
London : 1829First octavo edition, following the two quarto editions of the preceding year; the appendix, comprising "communications from some of my brother officers",appears here for the first time. Londonderry (17781854) was a brave but not particularly brilliant soldier - Sir John Moore described him as "a very silly fellow" who served with variable distinction... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140389
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) RUEFF, Jacques. From the Physical to the Social Sciences.
Baltimore and London : 1929First edition in English, first impression, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Professor Lionel Robbins, this very old book of mine, which was also in its time (1920) an essay - but much less serious than yours - on the nature and significance of economic science. With best... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141529
CRISP, Quentin. How to Have a Life-Style.
London : 1975First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Kenith, from Quentin Crisp". This copy additionally with a signed newspaper clipping from John Bull dated 20 November 1948 tipped-in to the front pastedown, and a signed typescript letter dated 2 January 1976 tipped-in to the rear pastedown.
The letter is a... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 119671
QUINTILIANUS, M. Fabius. De Institutione Oratoria libri duodecim ad codicum veterum fidem recensuit et annotatione explanavit Georg. Ludovicus Spalding A.M.
Leipzig : 1798-1816Large paper copy, from the libraries of two notable English collectors, of the best edition of Quintilian on rhetoric, the outstanding work of the German philologist Georg Ludwig Spalding. The binder John Clarke was "one of the best and most prolific London binders of the period" (Ramsden), who was binding from about 1820 to 1859. He joined in partnership... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 44900
QUETELET, Adolphe. Letters addressed to H. R. H. the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha, on the Theory of Probabilities,
London : 1849First edition in English, originally published in French at Brussels in 1846, presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "R. Biddulph Esq./ with the Translator's/ Respectful Compliments". A pioneering work on probability and social statistics by the Belgian astronomer and mathematician Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874),... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 96972
BUTE, John Crichton-Stuart, 4th marquess of. Moorish Recipes.
Edinburgh : 1954First edition, limited to 185 copies, this numbered 21 on the limitation slip mounted on the front pastedown, no copies of this limited edition traced institutionally. Perhaps the earliest English cookbook devoted solely to Arab cuisine, with detailed instructions for some 80 dishes.
"The first purpose of this book is to provide, for those Europeans... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 139749
(CLAXTON, William.) LE QUERREC, Guy. Jazz comme une image.
Paris : 1993First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed to the legendary jazz photographer William Claxton (although not named) on the title page, thanking him for their improvised, yet long-awaited, encounter: "Avec ma pleine amitié et toute mon admiration. Le souvenir d'une rencontre, improvisée, que j'espérais depuis longtemps. Merci pour ces... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141756
DE QUINCEY, Thomas. The Logic of Political Economy.
Edinburgh & London : 1844First edition. The Logic of Political Economy, De Quincey's exposition of Ricardian economics, is the author's principal economic work. Rearranged from a series of papers by his publisher and discussing the relative influence of utility and scarcity, the former being described as affirmative or power value, the latter as negative or resistance value,... Learn More£8,250.00
Stock Code: 93298
SAVARY, Jacques. Dictionnaire universel de commerce:
Paris : 1723-30First edition, complete with the supplementary volume, of the first commercial dictionary, produced by the two sons of Jacques Savary, author of Le Parfait Négociant. Savary wrote on commercial topics with considerable authority in that he made a large fortune through commerce. He suffered both politically and financially from the disgrace of Fouquet... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 89895
NECKER, Jacques. De l'administration des finances de la France.
Paris : 1784First edition, described by the great Scottish political economist John Ramsay McCulloch as "the only authentic account of the finances of France previously to the Revolution. Owing to the popularity of its author, and the peculiar circumstances of the country at the time when it was published, the Revolution having all but commenced, the demand for... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109029
TASSO, Torquato. Godfrey of Bulloigne, or Jerusalem Delivered.
London : 1817First edition thus, one of 50 large paper copies. A highly appealing edition printed by the excellent Thomas Bensley and with delightful wood-engravings, perhaps by Bewick's pupil Henry White, after designs by John Thurston. Fairfax's translation was originally published in 1600; the first English translation of Tasso's poetical account of the first... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 121168
(WILLIAMS, Helen Maria.) SAINT-PIERRE, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de. Paul and Virginia.
London : 1795First edition in English, translated by the celebrated bluestocking Helen Maria Williams (1759-1827) "amidst the horrors of Robespierre's tyranny", as she explains colourfully in her Preface; it became "the standard English edition well into the nineteenth century" (Deborah Kennedy, Helen Maria Williams and the Age of Revolution, 2002, p. 122). The... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 127769
[MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de.] Two Chapters of A celebrated French Work, intitled, De L'Esprit des Loix, Translated into English.
Edinburgh : 1750First and only edition of this printing of two chapters of Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws relating to the British system of government, identified as the earliest publication in English of the Spirit of the Laws, preceding the publication of Thomas Nugent's translation by several months (Courtney, p. 31). Despite its importance as the first English... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 117453
(JOHNSON, B. S., intro.) OMAN, Julia Trevelyan. Street Children.
London : 1964First edition, first impression. A collection of photographs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, famous set designer, of "children growing up, learning and playing in a street environment" in London in 1963 with commentary by B. S. Johnson, the English experimental novelist, poet, literary critic and filmmaker. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116377
JOHNSON, B. S. (ed.) You Always Remember the First Time.
London : 1975First edition, first impression. The novelist B. S. Johnson asked personalities to tell the story of their loss of virginity but died before the project was completed. The 20 contributors include science-fiction writers Brian Aldiss and Michael Moorcock, harmonica player Larry Adler, Virago Press founder Carmen Callil, and novelist Emma Tennant. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 88791
JOHNSON, Ray. The Paper Snake.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing, casebound issue. A particularly fine example of this seminal artist's book, which interweaves text with collages and mail art. Ray Johnson (1927-1995) was a Neo-Dada artist loosely associated with the Fluxus movement. He was once described as "New York's most famous unknown artist" and the network of mail art he instigated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 112862
LABORDE, Léon Emmanuel Simon Joseph, marquis de. Journey Through Arabia Petraea, to Mount Sinai,
London : 1836First edition in English of this "important work" (Blackmer), attractively illustrated with lithographs after Laborde and wood-engravings by Samuel Williams; it was originally published in folio in 1830 (Paris: Giard).
In 1826 the 17-year-old de Laborde (1809-1869) travelled with his father across Asia Minor and Syria to Cairo, where he met the... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 139301
(MOORE, Henry.) SWEENEY, James Johnson. Henry Moore.
New York : 1946First edition, first printing, of this important monograph. Presentation copy from Moore, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Eric, from Henry, July 5th 1947". The recipient may be the British art critic Eric Newton (1893-1965), a personal friend of Moore and a champion of his work; Newton became a household name in Britain in the 1950s largely... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 87773
JOHNSON, B. S. The Unfortunates.
London : 1969First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the inside cover of the box to the publisher, editor and literary agent William Miller, who was one of the main driving forces behind Panther Books: "For William, with respect for his courage in publishing this: and thanks, Bryan, 1/1/69" and with his signature over the printed... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 88781
JOHNSON, B. S. House Mother Normal.
London : 1971First edition, signed limited issue. Number 52 of 126 copies signed by the author, of which the first 100 were for sale. A classic experimental novel utilising stream-of-consciousness to explore the lives of a group of elderly people living in a nursing home. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 81693
[JUSTEL, Henri, ed.] Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique,
Paris : 1674First edition of this important collection of voyages, assembled by the Huguenot Henri Justel, a "promoter, through hospitality and correspondence, in circles in Paris and London, of the optimistic spirit of enquiry which would be a feature of the European Enlightenment" (ODNB); this is a most attractive copy with a fine provenance. Included here is... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 125351
MACPHERSON, John. Critical dissertations on the origin, antiquities, language, government, manners, and religion, of the ancient Caledonians, their posterity the Picts, and the British and Irish Scots.
London : 1768First edition of the author's most important work, his posthumously published response to the Ossian controversy, written in part as a defence of the Ossianic poems but also to encourage wider appreciation of Scottish culture and literature.
A Scottish minister and a recognized Celtic authority on antiquities, Macpherson had met James Macpherson... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 140867
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
London : 1791 & 1793First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October-November 1775. This assistance... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson,
London : 1791First edition. "Boswell's Life of Johnson remains the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation, it sought to dramatize its subject in his authorial greatness and formidable... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 122700
GORDON, Charles George. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.
Labore : 1876An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour, and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel.
Louis Arthur Lucas (1851-1876) was the only surviving son of Philip Lucas,... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 125725
PERCY, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:
London : 1775First published 1765, this a lovely set of the third edition in which Percy "corrected such Mistakes as he had detected and also inserted such further Illustrations as had either occurred to himself, or been communicated to him" (Advertisement to the Third Edition). The dedication, though signed by Percy, was written by Samuel Johnson. Johnson had... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 75095
[LE TURC, Bonaventure-Joseph.] Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,
London : 1780First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122062
STRICKLAND, Agnes [& Elizabeth]. Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses
Edinburgh & London : 1852-59An excellent association set with copious autograph revisions by the authors, preparing the text of volumes one, two, seven, and eight of their monumental historical survey for subsequent editions; in all a clear demonstration of the Strickland sisters' tireless dedication to factual accuracy which made them the most prominent and influential historians... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 138343
[AMORY, Thomas.] The Life of John Buncle, Esq;
London : 1756First edition of one of the more extraordinary novels of the 18th century, much admired by Lamb, Leigh Hunt and Hazlitt, who described John Buncle as "the English Rabelais", saying of the author, "the soul of Francis Rabelais passed into... Amory" (The Round Table, XVIII, 1817); a new edition was published in 1825 "very likely on Hazlitt's recommendation"... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 124891
[SHELLEY, Mary.] (CROKER, John Wilson, et al.) [Review of Frankenstein in] The Quartely Review. October 1817, & May 1818.
London : 1818First edition of this notoriously scathing review of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, appearing in this volume of The Quarterly Review and penned by John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), a serial foe to all young Romantics and Jacobins, who only a few month later savaged, no less notoriously, Keats's Endymion, and would go on to do... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 132158
LEAKE, William Martin. The Topography of Athens with some Remarks on its Antiquities.
London : 1821First edition. "The basis for modern topographical and archaeological studies of the city. A very important work" (Blackmer). Trained at the Royal Military Academy, Leake served for three years on the garrison at Antigua before joining the British military mission to the Ottoman empire in 1799. He accompanied an Anglo-Turkish expedition overland to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 106230
HENNINGSEN, Charles Frederick. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.
London : 1836First edition, a very smart set in period calf of this signal and elusive eyewitness account of the First Carlist War (1833-40), Henningsen serving with the Carlist forces under the charismatic Basque officer General Tomás de Zumalacárregui, known affectionately to his troops as "Tio Tomás". The Edinburgh Review described it as "full of entertainment... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141304
(COUTTS, THOMAS.) Life of the Late Thomas Coutts, Esq. Banker in the Strand,
London : First edition of this pamphlet biography of the Thomas Coutts (1735-1822), the founder of the eminent banking house Coutts & Co, published shortly after he died. The biography is more concerned with his character than the events of his life, which get little attention, but indicates the public interest in the great banking figure, including his bequest... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 126497
[HORTON, R. Wilmot.] The West India Question Practically Considered.
London : 1826First edition, written in response to James Stephen's England Enslaved by her Own Slave Colonies, published the same year, which argued that England should end the privileges of the West Indian planters. Instead, Horton supports a full investigation of the state of the slaves before any anti-slavery legislation is undertaken, and argues that the planters... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 129895
(LAW, John.) Arrest du Conseil d'Estat du Roy, qui ordonne que les Billets de la Banque Generale, établie par les Lettres Patentes des 2. & 20. May dernier, seront reçûs comme argent pour le payement de toutes les especes de Droits & d'Impositions dans tous les bureau
[Paris : 1717A rare folio broadside concerning Law's Banque generale, dated 10 April 1717, the next step in his aim to establish the bank as the bank of the government.
"Law was not content to just run a private bank. His vision, as reflected in his earlier mémoires, involved a great deal more than this. He wanted the state to be formally involved in the banking... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127370