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(MIRÓ, Joan; Rita Hayworth.) PRÉVERT, Jacques & G. Ribemont-Dessaignes. Joan Miró.
Paris : 1956First edition, first printing. Miro has drawn and signed a self-portrait of himself meeting Hayworth across the endpaper and half title page in his inimitable style in black ink and watercolour. Prévert has inscribed across the same two pages "á Rita Hayworth, En amitié d'un soir... et de layt???, Jacques Prévert" with a drawing of a flower; Ribemont-Dessaignes... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 131185
ILLINGWORTH, Arthur E., Captain. A History of 24 Squadron.
London : 1920First edition, limited issue, this copy 187 of 275. Founded as No. 24 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps in 1915 at Hounslow Heath Aerodrome, it arrived in France in February 1916 equipped with D.H.2 fighters. These were soon outclassed and replaced early in 1917 with the DH.5, which although not suitable as a fighter was used in a ground-attack rôle, first... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 140637
MACKWORTH, Humphry. The case of Sir Humphry Mackworth,
London : 1705First edition. Sir Humphry Mackworth (16571727) was a major player in the Welsh mining industry in the latter 17th century, "bringing forward major employment, transportation, and technological innovations, and transforming the Welsh industrial scene" (ODNB). In 1698 he became deputy governor of the Company of Mine Adventurers. Mackworth attracted... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132494
WORTH, Thomas. Original sketches made on board Edgar E. Holley's Evelyn during a New York Yacht Club cruise in 1867.
New York : c.1867"These sketches were drawn by Thomas Worth who was on board the yacht Evelyn at the time she made the cruise with the New York Yacht Club about 1867. Those on board were E.E., Holley owner, Mr. Amos Stellenwerf, Mr. Dan Slote, Mr. Chas. Van Zant, and the Artist. The accompanying sketches were actual incidents of the cruise. Three sketches are scenes... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 96970
(FORSTER, E. M.) DICKINSON, Goldsworthy Lowes. Appearances.
London & Toronto : 1914First edition, first impression. The copy of E. M. Forster, with his estate label to the front pastedown, and his inscription to the front free endpaper: "Taken from Goldie's room August 6th 1932", Goldie being the author Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, and consequently this also being the author's own copy. A nice association copy: Dickinson became Forster's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133767
AINSWORTH, William Francis. Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldea;
London : 1838First edition. "Ainsworth was one of the founding members of the Royal Geographical Society. In 1835 he was appointed surgeon and geologist to the Euphrates expedition. This account of the geological work of the expedition is dedicated to Francis Chesney head of the expedition. Ainsworth produced this work very quickly, long before Chesney's own account... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 95148
[COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor, &] William Wordsworth. Lyrical Ballads, with a few other poems [including "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"].
London : 1798First edition, the earliest obtainable issue of the collection of poems which inaugurated the Romantic movement in English literature and poetry, and one of the most celebrated of all collaborative literary works. Though he is not credited, Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" is printed here for the first time, alongside three other of his... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 137732
[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
PORTER, Whitworth, Major. Life in the Trenches before Sebastopol.
London : 1856First and only edition, uncommon just 13 copies on OCLC, only two - Harvard and Duke - in the US. Whitworth Porter (1827-1892), was a Second Captain in the Royal Engineers, following earlier service in Dominica, Ireland, and Malta, he embarked for the Crimea in February 1855."He served in the trenches at the siege of Sevastopol until June. He received... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132572
GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ, Gabriel. Collected Stories.
New York : 1984First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author "To Philip, from his friend, GabM, 85" on the title page. The recipient was Irish bibliophile Dr Philip Murray, whose collection was sold in 2016 in Ireland's largest-ever sale of first editions. In his memoir, The Adventures of a Book Collector (2011), Murray writes: "I had heard that the Mexican... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116547
HEPWORTH, George Hughes. Starboard and Port:
New York : 1876First edition. "The story of a summer cruise from Boston to Gaspé and back by way of the Isle of Shoals, Halifax, Country Harbor, the Gut of Canso, Port Hood, the north coast of Prince Edward Island and the Percé The author, a preacher, discusses the poor quality of American yachts and many other topics. There are very full descriptive and historical... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 117094
QUARLES, Francis. Emblems, Divine and Moral;
London : 1723An attractive early 18th-century edition of Francis Quarles's Emblems, the most popular and frequently reprinted English emblem book since its original publication in 1634, here also including his second book, Hieroglyphikes, originally published 1638, "the most notable English version of the theme of the ages of man" (ODNB). Each... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 138863
(COOK, James.) HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,
London : 1773First edition of the official account of Cook's first voyage, in the preferred issue with the Straits of Magellan plate, together with previous exploratory expeditions under Byron, Carteret and Wallis, compiled by John Hawkesworth. The primary purpose of Cook's voyage in Endeavour was the observation of the transit of Venus from Tahiti, and then to... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 87127
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) FORD, Julia Ellsworth. Imagina.
New York : 1914First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her son on the half-title, "To my son Hobart Ford, with love from his mother. Julia Ellsworth Ford. 1914". Ford has later inscribed the book on p. i beneath the list of her published works with details of her 1919 book, Snickerty Nick, which Rackham also illustrated. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 111457
MacNAIR, Harley Farnsworth. The Chinese Abroad:
Shanghai : 1925First edition, second impression, of this uncommon study written against the background of the passing of the Asian Exclusion Act in 1924, one of a group of such immigration acts of that year. MacNair's work relates the history of legal protections and treaty stipulations offered by China to the country's immigrants, and including descriptions of the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 115885
BIGOT, Georges. Au Japon: Bain de Famille. Moeurs domestiques.
[No place] : c. 1900An expressive and archetypal cartoon by the celebrated French artist Georges Bigot, heightened in blue crayon, signed lower left and numbered 466 lower right. The domestic bathhouse scene, which offers a touchingly documented snapshot of family life in Meiji Japan, is annotated top right for publication with "Ind au dos" indications to reverse, and... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 123122
STRICKLAND, Agnes. Lives of the Queens of England.
London : 1885An attractive set of Strickland's Lives of the Queens of England, originally published between 1840 and 1848. While the laborious undertaking was carried out by Agnes and her sister Elizabeth, they appeared under the former's name only at Elizabeth's request. The series was widely praised and became an important landmark in the development... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 137763
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vincent, a tribute to a long a noble friendship, with the sincere and cordial salutations of his colleague in letters and admirer in life. A.J. Feb 3rd, 1934". The recipient, identified by a pencilled note, was Harold Vincent Marrot (1898-1954),... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 109896
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-1871]A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 128644
STUART, Sir Charles, General. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
Mahon : 1798-9It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120807
STRICKLAND, Agnes [& Elizabeth]. Lives of the Queens of England,
London : 1840-48First edition of the Strickland sisters' best-known work, an important landmark in the development of the biographical genre.
By the early 1830s Agnes (1796-1874) and Elizabeth Strickland (1794-1875), each in their own right enjoying successful literary careers, chose to move towards "a new field of authorship, popular history: they had decided to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 138341
PLUMARD DE DANGEUL, Louis-Joseph. Remarques les avantages et les desavantages de la France et de la Gr. Bretagne, par rapport au commerce, et aux autres Sources de la Puissance des Etats.
Leyden : 1754Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this popular work comparing the British and French political economies, this copy from the library of André Morellet, a collection which was largely acquired as reading material during the preparation of his Encyclopédie.
Although it claimed to be a translation, Plumard de Dangeul published... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 120792
SAY, Jean-Baptiste. Cours complet d'économie politique pratique.
Paris : 1828-29First edition of Say's lectures. Though Say ranks with Sismondi and Cournot in the originality of his contributions to economics, his reputation has suffered from his being put down primarily as an exponent of Adam Smith. Schumpeter, who calls his work "the most important of the links in the chain that leads from Cantillon and Turgot to Walras" offers... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 107508
WRIGHT, Joseph, of Derby. A collection of ten quarto publications from the library of the painter,
Bath, Chichester, Derby, London : 1772-94Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s were mostly for small portraits... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 128831
PARETO, Vilfredo. Programme d'économie politique.
Lausanne : A short pamphlet detailing the schedule and recommended reading for Pareto's 1896 Lausanne lecture series on political economy, later annotated with page numbers referring to Pareto's first major work and the compilation of his lecture notes, Cours d'économie politique, first published in two volumes from 1896 to 1897. The series comprised 16 lectures... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 118576
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
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
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
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form of a Catechism, with Reasons for each Article, with an Introduction, shewing the Necessity of Radical, and the Inadequacy of moderate Reform.
London : 1817First edition of Bentham's important work, advocating parliamentary reform. Written in 1809, the Catechism is an example of the concern Bentham developed for representative democracy and, in Holdsworth's words, is the work that "signalized his conversion to the creed of the radical reformers" (History of English Law). Bentham advocates here the holding... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 101511
BELLAMY, Edward. Looking Backward 2000-1887. [Together with:] Equality.
Boston : 1888 & 1897First editions, first printings, of Bellamy's enormously popular Looking Backward 2000-1887 and its sequel Equality. First issue of Looking Backward with the misprint "wore" in line 8 on page 210 and the J. J. Arakelyan slug on the copyright page; Equality in the rare first-issue dust jacket. Looking Backward... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 137673
ASHMOLE, Elias. The Antiquities of Berkshire.
1723Second edition of the first county history of Berkshire, originally published in 1719; a third edition was published at reading in 1736. The astrologer and antiquary Elias Ashmole (1617-1692) was appointed to the College of Arms as Windsor Herald of Arms in Ordinary in 1660. In 1667, he began collecting information for this book, but it was not to be... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 31731
STRICKLAND, Agnes [& Elizabeth]. Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest.
Philadelphia : 1902-3The Victoria edition, number 439 of 1,000 richly illustrated subscriber's copies printed on japon, this handsome set printed for Blanche Elizabeth MacLeish Billings. Lives of the Queens of England, originally published between 1840 and 1848, is the Strickland sisters' best-known work, and an important landmark in the development of the biographical... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 139088
ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publisher). A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,
London : 1821First edition, possibly one of 100 large-paper copies (similar to Abbey's copy measuring 14 by 11 inches) from a total print-run of 850, originally issued in 12 monthly parts; all watermarks pre-publication (the plates 1818 and 1820, the text 1818). Ackermann's intention was to combine the "most striking features of the various kinds of scenery of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 115759
HUTCHESON, Francis. An Inquiry into the Original of Our Ideas of Beauty and Virtue;
London : 1726Second edition, expanded and enlarged, first published the previous year. The philosopher Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746), a major influence on the Scottish enlightenment, wrote the present treatises on aesthetics and ethics while running a private academy in Dublin. Borrowing heavily from Shaftesbury, Hutcheson argues in favour of an inborn moral sense,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 128586
WISTER, Mrs O. J. [Sarah Butler], & Miss Agnes Irwin (eds.) Worthy women of our first century.
Philadelphia : 1877First edition. This copy with the bookplate of Butler Place to the front pastedown, and the publishers' presentation inscription; "Mrs. Owen J. Wister with respects of the Publishers" to the first blank. As well as co-editing, Mrs Wister contributes a piece on Deborah Logan. Sarah Butler Wister was the eldest daughter of Fanny Kemble and Pierce Butler,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 52144
SYMONS, A. J. A. The Quest for Corvo. An Experiment in Biography.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the writer Frank Swinnerton (1884-1992) on the front free endpaper, "Frank Swinnerton, in the hope that he will find the book worthy of the theme with the cordial regards of A. J. A. Symons." Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 93972
McCULLOCH, John Ramsay. The Principles of Political Economy:
Edinburgh : 1825First edition of the author's first major work, expanded from his contribution to the 1824 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, "the first substantive text on political economy to appear in the encyclopaedia" (ODNB). David Ricardo, with whom McCulloch corresponded since he started taking an interest in political economy as a young man, described... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 115418
FLEETWOOD, William, Bishop of Ely. Chronicon Preciosum:
London : 1707First edition of this landmark in the history of econometrics. Chronicon Preciosum was the first major historical survey of prices, wages and income. In answer to a question about an Oxford Fellowship, Fleetwood set out to determine historical changes in the value of money. "But his treatise took a wider range; it brought together all the information... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125238
LAPORTE, Matthieu de. La science des négocians et teneurs de livres, ou instruction generale.
Paris : 1753Perhaps the most famous 18th-century French work on book-keeping, first published in 1704 and frequently reprinted. "The major part of the book covers double-entry. Several features of the treatment are worth noting. First, de la Porte distinguishes between the 'memorial entier', which is the unified comprehensive book of original entry as described... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 105536
(CURRENCY.) A Way to Secure our Wealth now Money is Scarce.
London : 1696First edition of this pamphlet published at the time of the Great Recoinage of 1696, in which the anonymous author proposes an expansion of the paper currency supply, backed by the recently established Bank of England, to solve the country's monetary woes. England was facing a crisis of specie, not least because the value of the silver abroad was higher... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135164
[DURAND, François Félicien.] MIOMANDRE, Francis de. Dancings.
Paris : 1932First published in an edition of 500, plus 25 copies hors commerce, this one of 15 offered on Madagascar - the third tier of the edition - and here accompanied by a nearly complete suite - it lacks two of the duller images - of the illustrations offered with the 10 copies on Japon impérial. Lighthearted celebration of the "flora" and "fauna" of the... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 81635
PETTY, Sir William. Observations upon the Dublin-Bills of Mortality, MDCLXXXI. And the State of that City.
London : 1683Rare first edition. Referring to John Graunt's work of 1662, Petty opens with: "The Observations upon the London-Bills of Mortality have been a new Light to the World; and the like Observation upon those of Dublin, may serve as Snuffers to make the same Candle burn clearer. The London-Observations flowed from Bills regularly kept for near One hundred... Learn More£11,000.00
Stock Code: 134806
(TAXATION.) A Way to Raise what Money shall be Necessary,
[London : 1690?]First edition of this uncommon anonymous pamphlet, proposing a means of raising five million pounds a year in revenue through a single tax. The pamphlet "virtually anticipates all Adam Smith's maxims in his dicta for good taxes" (Walker, Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought, vol. I., p. 8), and the author proposes to replace the various means... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135162
POUND, Ezra. Imaginary Letters.
Paris : 1930First edition, first printing, deluxe signed limited issue, number 46 of 50 copies printed on Japanese vellum and signed by the author. There were also 350 ordinary copies issued unsigned on Navarre, and 25 hors commerce. Imaginary Letters is one of the exquisitely produced books put out by the Black Sun Press, founded by the wild and wealthy avante-garde... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 133236
WOODTHORPE, R. G. The Lushai Expedition, 1871-1872.
London : 1873First and sole edition, uncommon; this remains the primary printed source on the campaign. "A member of the Topographical Survey Department of India, Lieutenant Woodthorpe was attached from November 1871 to March 1872 to the military expedition sent to suppress the outrages of several hill tribes in the Cachar region on India's North-East Frontier.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 131788
CLOUSTON, William Alexander (ed.) The Bakhtyar Nama: a Persian Romance.
[Larkhall, Lanarkshire] : 1883First edition thus, one of 300 copies, inscribed to Jane Morris on the blank preceding the title, "To Mrs. Morris from The Editor", and probably bound for presentation. Ouseley's translation was originally published in 1800 but had become rare by the 1880s and the Orcadian scholar Clouston considered it worth reprinting. Noted on the title page as editor... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132751
DUNLAP, Orrin Elmer. Radar.
New York : 1948Revised Edition, first published 1946. Loosely inserted at the front free endpaper is a single small sheet of thin, contemporary note paper with 2pp. of pencilled notes, headed "Written on train", alongside which is "Comments - GLs - on RADAR by ORRINE DUNLAP", followed by a sequence of none too complimentary comments, especially relating early US... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 140734
HALLIWELL, James Orchard. Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales:
London : 1849First edition of this important little work; scarce in commerce. James Orchard Halliwell (later Halliwell-Philipps, 1820-1889), antiquary and literary scholar, co-founder of both the Percy and Shakespeare Societies, is one of the most significant figures in the codification of English nursery rhymes. Popular Rhymes was a sequel to his groundbreaking... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136692
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. An Address to the Irish People.
Dublin : 1812First edition of Shelley's very rare political pamphlet in support of agitation to repeal the Act of Union and to secure Catholic emancipation, energetically distributed by the young aristocrat, who threw copies at likely passers-by from his balcony in Sackville Street, tucked them into ladies' bonnets, and attempted to sell them in public houses. The... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 101947
HAWKINS, Joseph. A History of a Voyage to the Coast of Africa,
1797Second edition, same year as the first. Complete with the frontispiece showing "the Author relating the History of his Travels," which is often lacking. Recommendations from Benjamin Rush ("I feel myself indebted to you ") and Dr. Felix Pascalis-Ouvrière, vice-president of the Chemical Society of Philadelphia, and president of the Philadelphia College... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 68972
OVID. Les Métamorphoses.
Paris : 1806 [1820-21]First edition, in the preferred quarto format, of Mathieu-Guillaume-Thérèse Villenave's beautifully illustrated translation. Villenave (1762-1846) originally practiced as a lawyer in Nantes and, during the Revolution, narrowly escaped execution in the rising in the Vendée in 1793; he was a noted bibliophile and amassed a substantial library. The... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 89363