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WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne
London : 1900Large paper edition, number 86 of 160 copies signed by the editor and artists, lavishly bound and illustrated. First published in 1789, White's Selborne is one of the great English books of the 18th century, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). The work is arranged into three sequences... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139565
WHITE, T. H. The Sword in the Stone.
London : 1938Rare original page proofs for The Sword in the Stone, with a manuscript annotation to the title page, bound with the original wrappers. The Sword in the Stone is "a delightful blend of medieval lore and humorous commentary and in many ways the finest light fantasy of the century" (Bleiler). It was the most significant contribution... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 138836
LESSING, Doris. African Laughter: Four Visits to Zimbabwe.
London : 1992First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her former publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title: "Tom - Love Doris L. 27th Feb 1993". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape, which published several of Lessing's books, and was a highly influential figure in 20th-century literature, launching... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 131210
ELIOT, T. S. Four Quartets.
London : 1960First Bodoni edition, number 87 of 290 copies signed by the poet. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the 20th century. Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 136811
ELIOT, T. S. Four Quartets.
London : 1960First Bodoni edition, number 250 of 290 copies signed by the poet. A magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the 20th century. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137131
VERNEY, George Hope. Four-Handed Chess.
London : First edition of the first English book solely dedicated to the rules of four-player chess. Variants of four-player chess can be traced to the 17th century. Verney's book fixed most of the rules that are now generally followed, other than that he recommended all the Queens be placed on white squares. The publication helped to increase the game's popularity,... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 136382
BELL, Jocelyn; A. Hewish; J. D. H. Pilkington; P. F. Scott; R. A. Collins. Observation of a Rapidly Pulsating Radio Source.
London : 1968First edition, the extremely rare offprint, of the landmark paper which announced the discovery of pulsars, co-authored by British astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell and her thesis supervisor Antony Hewish, and three others; with a meaningful provenance, being bound eleventh in a volume of related offprints from the library of the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131009
LANGER, Susanne K. Philosophy in a New Key.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : 1942First edition, first printing, of the author's best-selling and most influential work, dedicated to "Alfred North Whitehead, my great teacher and friend". Philosophy in a New Key remains "one of the largest selling paperbacks in the history of the Harvard University Press" (Hart, p. 239).
One of the most insightful and popular thinkers of the 20th... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135258
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
LANGER, Susanne K. Mind: An Essay on Human Feeling.
Baltimore : 1967, 1972, & 1982First editions, first printings, of Langer's magnum opus, her monumental study of the human mind and the "capstone of her life's work" (Hart, p. 240), the final volume of which was published when she was 87 years old.
One of the most insightful and popular thinkers of the 20th century, the American philosopher and educator Susanne K. Langer (1895-1985)... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135266
LANGER, Susanne K. An Introduction to Symbolic Logic.
London : 1937First edition of Langer's introduction to symbolic logic, an excellent elementary text book, still in print today. "The present Introduction aims at developing the essential concepts of symbolic logic from the level of common sense to the point of understanding the classical masterpiece, Whitehead's and Russell's Principia Mathematica. It presupposes... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 135253
LANGER, Susanne K. Philosophical Sketches.
Baltimore : 1962First edition, first printing, of one of Langer's most important books, which offers preliminary indications of the pivotal concepts of her great Mind trilogy, published in 1967, 1972 and 1982 respectively.
One of the most insightful and popular thinkers of the 20th century, the American philosopher and educator Susanne K. Langer (1895-1985) is also... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 135256
(CODEX MANESSE.) Facsimile of Codex Manesse.
Leipzig : 1925-27Limited edition facsimile, number 3 of 320 copies. The Codex Manesse, compiled c.1304-40, is the single most comprehensive source for Middle High German poetry, and among the most widely esteemed of all German manuscripts, renowned for the beauty of its illustration. A triumph of early 20th-century reproduction, this facsimile is remarkably accurate,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 137734
ZUKOFSKY, Louis. "A".
London : 1966First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title "Wishing Tom Maschler all happiness with thanks for this "A" love Louis Zukofsky Oct 10 (for Oct 6) 1966 New York". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the book's publisher Jonathan Cape, and was a highly influential figure... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131253
SAYERS, Frances Clarke. Anne Carroll Moore. A Biography.
New York : 1972First edition, first printing, of this biography of Anne Carroll Moore (1871-1961), American author, educator and advocate for children's libraries. Presentation copy inscribed to Julia Carter, the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Sayers's inscription, to the front free endpaper, is fulsome: "This book is for Julia... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 92281
[LOW, Helen Nora Wilson.] MOON, Lorna. Dark Star.
Indianapolis, IN : 1929First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Jean Hersholt, a great artist, from the author of this book, Lorna Moon". With the bookplate of the Motion Picture Country House tipped-in above the inscription and two MPCH ink stamps to the front pastedown. The author, Nora Low, grew up in Aberdeenshire but eventually... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 82794
(RUSSIA; Moscow.) A'lbom zdaniy, prinadlezhavschih Moskovskomy gorodskomu upravleniyu. (Album of the municipal buildings of Moscow.)
Moscow : [1912-13]Superb and extremely scarce photographic record of pre-Revolution Moscow, captured in a series of quite stunning images by one of the foremost Russian photographers of the period, P. P. Pavlov. Among the many subjects featured here are schools, hospitals, orphanages, public housing, gasworks, tram depots, abbatoirs, and administrative buildings, focusing... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 131502
MARKHAM, Gervase. The English Hous-Wife,
London : 1660Later edition of this popular 17th-century guide to housewives. The work is in two parts: the first offers a guide to domestic medical recipes, including to whiten teeth, aid conception, ameliorate venereal diseases and cure drunkenness; the second part acts mostly as a cook book, alongside guides to brewing drinks and preparing cloth. The work was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129225
LESLIE, Charles. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.
London : 1700First edition. Charles Leslie (1650-1722), a nonjuring Church of Ireland clergyman, poured forth a lengthy series of polemics against the Quakers around the turn of the eighteenth century. The present treatise rejects the Quaker critique of tithes, and upholds the divine right of the practice, rooting it in the law of the Old Testament.
Provenance:... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129250
POTTER, Beatrix. Wag-by-Wall.
Boston : 1944First edition in book form, first printing. A limited edition of 100 copies was published in the UK, likely simultaneously, though the exact date is unknown. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester - the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was first written in 1909 under the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 109501
BRANDT, Bill. Camera in London.
London : 1948First editions, first impressions, both issues (the preferred case-bound issue and the wrappered issue); presentation copy of the wrappered issue, inscribed by the photographer on the title page, "To Julia Trevelyan Oman, from Bill Brandt", and with her bookplate to the front free endpaper. Oman (19302003) was one of the most celebrated theatre, television,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 104253
FREUD, Lucian. Recent Work.
London : 1968First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "Dear Binky, You missed it and I missed you. Are you angry about the vanishing act? 'I went see a man about a dog'... A Borzoi in fact that looked like you. Lots of Love, Lucian" to title page, with the address "227 Gloucester Terrace W.2 (Until Friday)" penned above.
The recipient, Hugh... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138200
POCOCKE, Edward. Specimen historiae Arabum.
Oxford : 1806Second edition of a work which represented "a revolution in Arabic studies" (ODNB) on first publication in 1650. Pococke (1604-1691) was the first Laudian professor of Arabic at Oxford. In 1631 he travelled to Aleppo as chaplain to the Levant Company, and returned to England five years later with a large collection of Arabic manuscripts which included... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 117625
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Justice and Codification Petitions:
London : 1829First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page, "To John Galletly Esq. Dundee. from Jeremy Bentham, Queen's Square Place, Westminster, 21 Dec 1829". Bentham dedicated the final years of his life to perfecting his theory of codification, with the hope that his petitions for administrative and legal reform would be passed... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 118356
ELIOT, T. S. The Waste Land.
London : 1961 First Bodoni edition of Eliot's masterpiece, number 143 of 300 copies signed by the poet on the limitation leaf; a magnificent piece of book production executed in Verona under the direction of Giovanni Mardersteig, the greatest printer of the 20th century. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137130
(CRUIKSHANK, George.) Fairy Library.
London : [1853-54]A lovely set of first editions, in the original wrappers, with the following issue points:
1. Hop-O'My-Thumb with two out of three points: with the rear wrapper reading "Preparing for Publication", and the rear free endpaper pasted to rear wrapper.
2. The History of Jack & the Bean-Stalk with two of the five points: the "Jack... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 138092
(COSWAY-STYLE BINDING) LUDWIG, Emil. Napoleon.
London : 1927First UK edition, following the New York edition of the preceding year and the German of 1925. "Ludwig was trained in law but at 25 began writing plays and poems. After serving as foreign correspondent for a German newspaper during World War I, he wrote a novel (Diana, originally published as two works, 191819; Eng. trans., 1929). In 1920 he published... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 138769
HORNEMAN, Frederick. The Journal of Frederick Horneman's Travels, from Cairo to Mourzouk,
London : 1802First English edition; originally published in German in 1801. The accounts of Horneman (1772-1800), "the first European in modern times to traverse the north-eastern Sahara" (Ency. Brit.). He originally set out from Cairo to explore the Niger and locate its source on behalf of the African Association in London. This copy was gifted to the Aggrey House... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 91142