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LAL, Mohan. Life of the Amir Dost Mohammed Khan of Kabul:
London : 1846First edition of perhaps the key source for political and diplomatic background to the first Afghan War. Mohan Lal was "Bokhara" Burnes's most important intelligence operative, travelling extensively in Persia and Afghanistan and running a string of agents for the British. In 1841, as the situation in Kabul became critical, Lal tried to warn Burnes... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 71629
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
(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
LONGFIELD, Mountifort. Lectures on Political Economy, delivered in Trinity and Michaelmas Terms, 1833.
Dublin : 1834First edition, the Curry and Longman issue, the other having the imprint Dublin: Richard Milliken and London: B. Fellowes. Longfield was diverted from his interest in economics by a busy and successful career in law, being transferred from the Whately chair of political economy to that of feudal and English law at Trinity the same year as this publication,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 134652
LA JONCHERE, Étienne Lécuyer de. Systême d'un nouveau gouvernement en France. Tome I [-IV].
Amsterdam : 1720First edition of a very rare work by La Jonchère, one of the most original works of political economy of the 18th century.
Writing after the death of Louis XIV in 1715, La Jonchère puts forward a detailed and comprehensive plan of financial reform. Although he "expressly denies having followed Vauban's Dixme Royale, he starts from the same initial... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 116257
(JAZZ/SAMIZDAT) DORUZKA, Lubomir. Litso sovremennogo dzhaza [The Face of the Modern Jazz]
Minsk : 1973First Russian edition. This detailed overview of the trends in jazz current in the late 60s - early 70s was written in Czech by noted jazz critic Lubomír Dorůžka (1924-1970), and published by the state-run record label Supraphone in 1970, and it would appear that a copy was brought to the USSR and translated in Belarus soon after that. At the time... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 124913
TIMKOVSKI, G. [Egor Fedorovich] Voyage à Peking, à travers la Mongolie en 1820 et 1821.
Paris : 1827First edition. Since the early 18th century the Russians had by treaty maintained a school and a church in Peking. The terms also allowed them to send a mission once every ten years to change the personnel. At the time no other Western nation had the same opportunities to study the country and its people. "In particular, his description and mapping... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 100540
DEW, Thomas R. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.
Shellbanks : 1834First edition in book form, presentation copy, inscribed on the rear wrapper "From the Author to Wm Short". The recipient was the American ambassador William Short (1759-1849), who served as US Minister to France from June 1790 to May 1792, to the Netherlands from June to December 1792, and to Spain from 1794 to 1795; he was later a successful Kentucky... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 123171
HAYLINGS, D. Martineau. Letters from a Bush Campaign.
London : First edition of this very scarce eye-witness account of the War of the Golden Stool, also known as the Yaa Asantewaa War, to the British as the Third Ashanti Expedition (March September 1900). D. Martineau Haylings was war correspondent for the popular illustrated weekly the "Black and White" and remarks in his introductory note that his reports "being... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139943
(CLAFLIN, Tennessee.) Carte-de-visite.
[New York : early 1870s]A striking portrait of Tennessee "Tennie" Claflin who, in partnership with her sister Victoria Woodhull, was America's first female stockbroker; this carte-de-visite, of head-and-shoulders length, depicts her wearing an extravagant ruffled wrap, and gives her profession as "Broker". The photographer remains unidentified. We can trace examples of this... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134920
BYRON, John. Manuscript order book.
1746-56John Byron (1723-1786), known as "Foulweather Jack" because of his persistent meteorological ill-fortunes, had been midshipman on the store ship Wager, part of Anson's squadron bound for the Pacific. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, he made his way to Valparaíso and returned to Europe by a French ship, arriving back in England in February... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 100745
TRISTAN, Flora. Promenades dans Londres.
Paris : 1840First edition, notably rare, of the revolutionary French socialist and feminist's critique of London following her 1839 visit to England, emphasising the city's poverty crisis as a symptom of the English capitalist system, and written in the fluent reportorial style for which Tristan became best known. OCLC locates just six copies in institutional holdings... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 127491
MOIVRE, Abraham de. Annuities upon Lives: or, the Valuation of Annuities upon any Number of Lives; as also, of Reversions. To which is added, an Appendix concerning the Expectations of Life, and Probabilities of Survivorship.
London : 1725First edition, the dedication copy, with 4-page printed dedication to Thomas Parker, first earl of Macclesfield. Along with Halley, de Moivre may be considered the founder of actuarial science and a master of probability theory. He was perhaps the first to develop probability theory extensively and the first to use probability theory to write a comprehensive... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135358
(AZERBAIJAN/DAGESTAN.) BEREZIN, Ilya Nikolaevich. Puteshestvie po Dagestanu i Zakavkazyu [Travel to Dagestan and the Transcaucasia].
Kazan : 1849First edition. Extremely uncommon Russian imprint, just two copies traced on OCLC, Leiden and Warsaw Universities. Historically important, well-written, and highly engaging account of travels through Dagestan and the territory of modern Azerbaijan by Ilya Berezin (1818-1896), a noted Russian Orientalist, Turkologist, later professor of Kazan University... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 121874
GRIGORYEV, Vasily Vasilyevich. Rossiya i Aziya: Sbornik Issledovaniy i Statey po Istorii, Etnografii i Geografii, Napisannykh v Raznoye Vremya …
St Petersburg : 1876First and only edition, OCLC locates a single copy at the University of Aberdeen. Collection of ten articles by leading Russian Orientalist and Central Asia specialist Vasily Grigoryev (1816-81). A compilation with much material on the early history of Kazakhstan, one of Grigoryev's key research interests being the Khazars and the Golden Horde, interpreted... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 121738
MARX, Karl. Herr Vogt.
London : 1860First edition of the work which Marx took the best part of a year away from the writing of Capital to complete, bound first in a volume of two works, the other being the second edition of Marx's Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte (Hamburg: Otto Meissner, 1869).
Herr Vogt is an answer to the slanders against himself,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 126478
PANKHURST, Christabel. Autograph letter signed.
31 July 1911A persuasively argued autograph letter signed from Christabel to the MP Noel Buxton (1869-1948), entreating his public support for the passing of a Conciliation Bill and thanking him for "all you do for the cause".
British Liberal politician Noel Buxton, 1st Baron Noel-Buxton, was at the time of Christabel's letter serving as MP for the Norfolk North... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 137120
PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
St Petersburg : 1868First and only edition, decidedly uncommon with OCLC showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. Highly desirable account of Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan - and its surrounding area at the time of the Russian annexation. On the establishment of the new Russian Governor-generalship... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117849
(STALIN, Joseph.) BUKHARIN, Nikolai Ivanovich. Ekonomika perekhodnogo perioda.
Moscow : 1920First edition, an exceptional presentation copy to Joseph Stalin, inscribed by Bukharin on the half-title in Russian (here translated): "Dear Koba Stalin, in memory of my 'heresies'. N. Bukharin". The contents bear various pencilled marginalia in a style consistent with Stalin's usual method of annotation: underlining, exclamation points, and similar... Learn More£47,500.00
Stock Code: 137730
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127839
(PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES.) Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
c. 1796-97An outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents, including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 133528
IRANIAN, Mihran, & others. Photograph album documenting a cruise to North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean on RMS Celtic.
New York : 1902Engrossing, wide-ranging and thoughtfully compiled Gilded Age photograph album assembled by a member of a tour party sailing from New York on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the White Star liner RMS Celtic. Perhaps most importantly it includes a handful of superb depictions of Istanbul by the celebrated Armenian photographer Mihran Iranian, whose work... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131724
CHRISTIE, Dugald. Personal photograph album recording his work as a medical missionary in China, the establishment of the Mukden Medical College.
1882-1911Exceptional narrative album relating the career of Dugald Christie (1855-1936), Scots medical missionary and founder of the Mukden Medical College, "the first western medical school in Manchuria" (Crawford, p. 73), including a dozen impressive finely-detailed, full-plate images of sights in Mukden (modern Shenyang) and over 200 personal photographs... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 133161
(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.) Manuscript travel diary of a journey to Australia, New Zealand and the South Sea Islands undertaken in 1897.
In transit : 1897An engaging and detailed daily diary kept by an Englishman travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of Polynesia, which includes chronicles of cricket, earthquakes, and shooting sports. The volume opens at sea on 1 January 1897, with our unnamed diarist taking part in a deck quoit competition. The phrase "read, smoked and slept" sums up... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123347
FAIRFAX-ROSS, Thomas. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.
1908-24Fine narrative album recording the career, from school days to marriage, of Thomas Fairfax-Ross (1896-1960), with particular attention paid to his military career which took him from the Western Front to Chanak, via Versailles. The album opens, perhaps rather portentously, with a card embossed with the Royal arms, mounted recto on the front free endpaper... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132252
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-3An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Typed letter signed, regarding the pronunciation and indexing of his name.
10 December 1935A signed letter from Hayek to Charles E. Funk, editor of The Literary Digest, apparently in response to an enquiry into the proper pronunciation of his name: "In terms of the Phonetic Alphabet of the International Phonetic Association the correct pronunciation of my name would be rendered by 'Hai-ek'". Hayek goes on to say that it would be a great service... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 131928
VEBLEN, Thorstein. The Vested Interests and the Common Man.
London : 1924First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in 1919, following publication as articles in 1918-1919. Veblen's book continues his witty critique of modern capitalism, started two decades earlier in his Theory of the Leisure Class. In these articles, he argues that big business has subverted government to its own interests,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 129275
LUXEMBURG, Rosa. Nakoplenie Kapitala
[Moscow] : 1921First edition in Russian of Luxemburg's most important work, translated from the original German (Akkumulation des Kapitals, 1913) by one of the few Russian Luxemburgist economists, Sholom Moiseevich Dvolaitskii. Born in Lithuania in 1893, he became a follower of Plekhanov in 1911 and was soon thereafter banished to Tomsk for revolutionary activity.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 127114
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital.
Hamburg : 1885First edition of the second volume of Das Kapital. Only the first volume of Das Kapital was published in Marx's lifetime, in 1867. Following Marx's death in 1883, the second and third volumes were edited from Marx's manuscripts and seen through the press by Friedrich Engels, with the present second volume published in 1885, and the third volume in 1894.... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 136477
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
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-3Fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation. The preface notes that "elaborate directions for the navigation of the Red Sea, by Captains Moresby and Elwon, of the Indian Navy, latterly published by the Honourable East India... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 139134
(JAPAN.) Daimyō scroll.
Japan : c. 1870Highly attractive and distinctly uncommon early Meiji-period scroll showing the flags of 29 daimyōs (feudal lordships) and giving details of annual revenue (recorded in kokus of rice, approximately 280 litres, originally defined as enough to feed one person for one year), provinces, capitals of their respective territories (or han), and the cadet branch... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127747
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Printed Address, To the Electors of Dundee,
Dundee : 1909-10Churchill invokes Lincoln's famous formulation from the Gettysburg Address in his election addresses on the momentous constitutional battle between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. In November 1909, the Lords rejected the "People's Budget" of 1909 proposed by Liberal Prime Minister Herbert Asquith. The bill called for higher taxes on the... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 71650
NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophirt.
Leipzig : 1889 [but 1888]First edition, first issue, of Nietzsche's last great work before his psychological collapse in January 1889, with an excellent association; the heavily annotated copy of Heinrich Köselitz, Nietzsche's amanuensis and most frequent correspondent, and the person responsible for the title of this work, with the surname of his pseudonym, "Gast" (a name... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 126701
ORWELL, George. Original autograph lecture notes for "Culture and Democracy", together with related correspondence between himself, the Fabian Society, and Routledge, the publishers.
1941-42A remarkable survival, the original manuscript notes for Orwell's lecture on "Culture and Democracy", the lecture which was published, much to Orwell's disgust, with unauthorized alterations in the volume Victory or Vested Interest (1942). Orwell's lectures were not usually recordedBernard Crick describes the published version as "the only record of... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 120664
FISHER, John Arbuthnot "Jackie", 1st Baron Fisher. Colour-printed crepe paper memorial napkin - Souvenir in Affectionate Remembrance of Admiral Lord Fisher.
London : 1920Attractive, "unsophisticated art" commemorative for the eccentric, energetic, and ever divisive First Sea Lord "Jackie" Fisher (1841-1920). "Fisher seemed to dominate the navy for close on a generation. He has been described as a genius, though perhaps an erratic one... His forceful style seemed unique; his letters, with their slogans, capitalisations,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 127516
(ECONOMICS.) HUTT, Allen. This Final Crisis.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Allen Hutt (1901-1973) journalist and political activist. "After a spell at the International Lenin School and two years as chief sub-editor at the newly launched Daily Worker (1930-32), Hutt produced a series of books on British working-class politics, most of them developing historical narratives which seemingly culminated... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 96264
CHESTERFIELD, Earl of. Miscellaneous Works of the Late Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield:
London : 1778First edition. Chesterfield's famous Letters to his son Philip were published in 1774 by James Dodsley. The Dilly brothers were quick to capitalise on their success by bringing out these Miscellaneous Works, that includes a lengthy biography by the physician and librarian Matthew Maty (1718-1776). An elegant set. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 99211
[THOMPSON, William.] Labor Rewarded.
London : 1827First edition of Thompson's emphatic rejection of the competitive market economy, written in answer to Thomas Hodgskin's Labour Defended (1825). One of the first social critics to emphasise that the trade cycle was an inevitable malady of capitalism, Thompson asserted that, as long as the existing system remained, "crisis will succeed to crisis at intervals... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 118823
PATERSON, Isabel. The God of the Machine.
New York : 1943First edition, first printing, of the author's best-known work. A leading Canadian-American journalist and esteemed literary critic, Paterson (1886-1961) is credited as one of the "three furies" of the American libertarian movement alongside Ayn Rand and Rose Wilder Lane (William F. Buckley Jr. quoted by Burns, p. 746). In a lengthy and strongly-worded... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135834
(GEORGIA.) Letiyu Sovetskoy Vlasti v Gruzii [For the 15th Anniversary of Soviet Rule in Georgia] - presentation photograph album.
Tbilisi : 1936Superb album produced to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Georgian Soviet Republic (established 1921), one of perhaps a handful put together and presented to leading dignitaries; this copy with the gilt presentation supralibros of Valerian Bakradze (1901-1971), at the time Second Secretary of the Georgian Communist Party and a protégé of Stalin's... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 125466
MARX, Karl. Das Kapital. Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Hamburg : 1894First edition of the third volume of Das Kapital. Only the first volume of Das Kapital was published in Marx's lifetime, in 1867. Following Marx's death in 1883, the second and third volumes were edited from Marx's manuscripts and seen through the press by Friedrich Engels, with the second volume published in 1885, and the present third volume... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 136478
CARPENTER, Edward. Love's Coming-of-Age.
Manchester : 1896First edition of this popular collection of essays by philosopher, poet, and early activist for gay rights Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), considered "unique because as well as documenting the material conditions of women under capitalism, it mapped the inner life of struggle and personal transformation involved in realising the 'new life' under socialism"... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 125975
ROCHESTER, Anna. Why Farmers are Poor.
New York : 1940First edition, first printing, written by the American Marxist activist Anna Rochester (1880-1966), providing a critique of the capitalist agricultural system in the United States. Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 124829
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Die Kakomonade, ein Nachlass vom Doktor Panglos, als ein Supplement des Kandide,von Linguet.
Berlin : 1786First edition in German of Linguet's treatise on syphilis, first printed in French in 1766 as La Cacomonade. Linguet chose as his pseudonym Pangloss, the optimistic teacher in Voltaire's Candide who is blighted by syphilis. Linguet presents the book as a supplement to Voltaire's work, although this German edition identifies him as the author. Linguet's... Learn More£725.00
Stock Code: 124540
CARPENTER, Edward. Love's Coming-of-Age.
Manchester : 1896First edition of this popular collection of essays by the philosopher, poet, and early activist for gay rights Edward Carpenter (1844-1929), considered "unique because as well as documenting the material conditions of women under capitalism, it mapped the inner life of struggle and personal transformation involved in realising the 'new life' under socialism"... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 129405
DAVIS, Sir John Francis. Hien Wun Shoo. Chinese Moral Maxims,
London : 1823First edition of the Chinese scholar's collection of proverbs, "one of the first British titles to use Chinese type in innovative ways" (Keighren, Withers, & Bell, p. 135) and an excellent example of Murray's experimentation with printing developments of the time. Printed by Peter Perring Thoms at the East India Company's press in Macao due to the lack... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133538
STEADMAN, Ralph. Scar-Strangled Banner.
Massachusetts : 1988First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by Steadman on the title page in golden ink, "For Ian, from Ralph Steadman 4.11.88." with the capital "I" for "Ian" being his signature sad face drawing. The book was originally published in the UK the previous year. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 134565
(FRANK, Robert.) BURGER-UTZER, Brigitta, & Stefan Grissemann (ed.) Frank Films.
Zurich : 2003First edition, first impression of this introduction to Frank's film work. Signed by Frank on the half title. Published on the occasion of the Diagonal Special "Robert Frank - Retrospektive der Filme und Videos", which was shown between 11 and 21 September 2003 as part of Graz Cultural Capital 2003. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 106182
(OXONIA.) Britannia Rediviva.
Oxford : 1660First edition of this collection of verses by Oxford men celebrating the restoration of Charles II to the throne, written in Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, French and English. Oxford, Charles I's capital during the Civil War, had remained a bastion of royalism, and by all accounts the University welcomed the Stuarts' return.
The collection sees the... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126794
(DUTCH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE.) Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,
[Amsterdam?] : 1630First edition of this West Frisian rhymed dialogue against the ongoing peace negotiations between the United Provinces and Spain to conclude the Dutch War of Independence (1568-1648). The United Provinces had gained significant ground in the preceding few years, with the Dutch West India Company occupying Bahia, the capital of Brazil in 1624, and that... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139110
BACON, Francis. The Essayes or Counsels, civill and morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Newly enlarged.
London : 1632Third Haviland edition; the economist Nassau William Senior's copy. In 1625 John Haviland published the first complete, and definitive, edition of Bacon's essays, the last to appear in Bacon's lifetime. Comprising fifty-eight essays, it was greatly expanded from the first edition, published in 1597, which numbered just ten essays within a slim octavo... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132335
LYON, George Francis. A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, In the Years 1818, 19, and 20;
London : 1821First edition of this account of the British North Africa expedition led by Joseph Ritchie that sought to reach the Niger from the north. 'During the closing years of the eighteenth century and the first decade of the nineteenth several British expeditions had been sent into the interior of North Africa for the sole purpose of delineating the course... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 91133
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens.
London : [1920 or later]Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens was first published in 1906, in both deluxe and trade editions, with the plates gathered at the end. The "New Edition" of 1912 is in larger format, with new illustrations dated 1912, the colour plates distributed throughout the text, the text entirely reset (readily identifiable by running headlines in a large italic... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 112966
STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
London : 1882First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail. This copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.
Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140276
HAMILTON, Robert Edward Archibald. Diary of a Journey in Central Arabia (1917).
[No place : c.1918]First edition, privately printed and remarkably scarce: we have not been able to locate another copy in any institutional library, either in Britain and Ireland or internationally; only two copies have appeared at auction. The official version, which was printed for the British Government in May 1918, is of comparable scarcity: Copac cites only the... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 124525
DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. A Practical Treatise of Husbandry:
London : 1759First edition in English. The first part of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise was published in France in 1750 as Traité de la culture des terres; five other parts followed, the last one published in 1760. Quesnay's entry on agriculture, which appeared in the first volume of the Encyclopédie in 1751, was influenced by the work of Duhamel du Monceau. The... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 114569
[BETHEL, Slingsby.] An Account of the French Usurpation upon the Trade of England,
London : 1679First edition of this pamphlet by the republican merchant Slingsby Bethel (1617-1697), warning of the French threat to English trade. "Bethel appeared in print again in 167980, as the Popish Plot allegations toppled the regime of the earl of Danby and produced a crisis for the Restoration regime. In his Account of the French Usurpation upon the Trade... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135148
TADDEI, Annibale. Il ragioniere perfetto ossia nuovo corso d'instruzioni per la di lui professione. Volume I. [- IV].
Rome : 1839-41-42-37-44.First edition of this series, issued under the general title of Il ragioniere perfetto, which combines a course of instruction by Villa, first published in 1840-41, with a preliminary discourse by Taddei, reprints of two classical texts, Flori and Jones (in volumes 1 and 5), and a "Manuale del capitalista" in volume 4. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 105560