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LE MERCIER DE LA RIVIERE, Pierre Paul. L'Ordre naturel et essentiel des Sociétés Politiques.
London : 1767First edition by "the ablest expositor of this i.e. physiocratic system" (McCulloch), written following Le Mercier's retirement from Parliament in 1759. Praised by Adam Smith and Diderot amongst others, L'Ordre naturel was, according to Palgrave, considered more highly than L'Esprit des loix by some of Le Mercier's contemporaries. The author argues... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119925
HOLBACH, Paul Henri Thiry, baron d'; Abraham Gaultier. Pieces Philosophiques.
[Amsterdam? : 1771First collected edition of these three materialist texts. The first, Parite de la Vie & de la Mort by Abraham Gaultier, was first published in 1714, this being the second edition. Gaultier, like Bernard Mandeville and La Mettrie, was a physician turned philosopher; in the present treatise he offers an entirely materialist vision of the body and soul,... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 128984
BONNET, Victor. Questions économiques et financières à propos des crises.
Paris : 1859First edition of the financial publicist and editor's work on the role of currency reform in economic crises. Bonnet (1814-1889) "became a counsellor of state and a member of the Institute. He wrote in the Revue des Deux Mondes from 1860 to 1884, in favour of the monopoly of a bank of circulation, a single standard (gold), indirect taxation, and a reduction... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 114786
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this only collection of short stories to be published in Woolf's lifetime, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 138929
JEVONS, William Stanley. The Coal Question;
London : 1866Second, revised edition. Presentation copy from the author to the library of the Royal Institution of South Wales, with their presentation bookplate reading "Presented to the Library by W. S. Jevons Esq. the Author May 23 A.D. 1871", and with the inscription on verso of front free endpaper "from the author", the latter in Jevons's hand. The Coal Question,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127186
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
ROBBINS, Tom. Another Roadside Attraction; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues; Still Life with Woodpecker.
New York : 1971-76-80First editions, first printings. Presentation copies, each inscribed by the author to a different recipient: Another Roadside Attraction: "Geneve, you sky full of moons, you're the sweetest thing to happen to me in a long, long time. My love rides with you - awake or dreaming. Tom Robbins. June 8 1977"; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: "To Peter Songrer,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 107409
HUME, David. Discours politiques.
Amsterdam : 1754-7First edition of this important series of economic publications, published in view of the increasing interest in works of political economy appearing in France, England, and Holland. In 1754 Schreuder and Mortier published the first volume, Hume's Political Discourses. Owing to the growing interest and the relative scarcity of earlier publications,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 132008
LUNA, Miguel de. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.
London : 1687First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition. Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor and other... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 120934
(WOMEN'S EDUCATION.) The Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. A run of twenty-three issues of its Report.
Oxford : 1894-1919A set of important reports published by the pioneering Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women (AEW), containing a mass of historical information relating to the state of women's education in Oxford at the height of the suffragette agitation. The earliest is dated 1894-95, the latest 1918-19; each spans from October of one year to the... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 124133
WEDDERBURN, Alexander. Essay upon the Question What Proportion of the Produce of Arable Land ought to be paid as Rent to the Landlord?
Edinburgh : 1776First edition of Wedderburn's treatise, submitted in response to a question posited by the Edinburgh Society in 1753. Uncommon, with ESTC listing copies in 14 institutions.
Provenance: The Lawes Agricultural Library, with their shelfmarks to front pastedown and title page, though without direct attribution. The library was assembled in the early... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 129258
BISHOP, Elizabeth. Questions of Travel.
New York : 1965First edition, first printing. Questions of Travel is Bishop's third collection and includes poems based on her experiences living in Brazil, notably "The Armadillo". It was also her first collection to include a short story, "In the Village". Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 138936
KOCH, Christof. The Quest for Consciousness.
Englewood, Colorado : 2004First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Francis Crick to May Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For May from Francis. Try the last chapter (Chap. 20) first". The dedicatee of this book, Crick also provided the foreword; the final chapter that he refers to in his inscription is an interview with Koch. While completing her PhD... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140633
OUTRAM, [James]. The Conquest of Scinde.
Edinburgh and London : 1846First edition, presentation copy of Outram's account of the controversial annexation of Sind, inscribed "With the author's Complements" on the half-title of volume 1, probably in a secretarial hand. Having been specifically requested by Napier as commissioner for the treaty terms, Outram came to identify so closely with the position of the amirs and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120230
MEAD, Edward Sherwood, & Julius Grodinsky. The Ebb and Flow of Investment Values.
New York & London : 1939First edition, first printing, with the scarce dust jacket. This is fellow academics Mead and Grodinsky's "net view of investment policy for the post-1929 surplus (versus scarcity) economy. Dividing industries whose profits are increasing from those whose profits are decreasing, the authors offer techniques for both buying and selling securities, as... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 121653
POCK, Alexander. Six highly-finished pencil drawings in the guest-book for Werzer's Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl".
Pörtschach am Wörthersee : 1947The guest-book for Werzer's famous Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl" at Pörtschach am Wörthersee, now the home of the Brahms Haus Museum, containing six highly-finished pencil drawings by Alexander Pock: 1) Mounted officer, with New Year's wishes for 1947, dated on 26 December 1946; 2) Bust-portrait of a feldmarschal, 23 March 1947; 3) Two sailors, "on... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 94476
HAUTEFEUILLE, Jean de. Recueil des ouvrages de M. de Haute-Feuille. Contenant plusieurs Decouvertes & Inventions nouvelles dans la Physique & dans les Mechaniques.
Paris : 1694First collected edition of Hautefeuille's works, with some additional pamphlets bound in. The note at the front of the book reads as follows: "Mr Jean de Hautefeuille auteur de ce Recueil, ecclesiastique du Diocese d'Orleans, de l'Academie des Sciences, Belles Lettres, et arts de Bordeaux, Pensionnaire du Roy Louis XIV et Louis XV est mort le mercredi... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 133476
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Probably Jacques Soustelle in disguise."
[1960s]Commuters on the underground, reading the newspaper headline "Clarissa Believed Seen in Paris", remark that it is probably just Jacques Soustelle in disguise. Soustelle was an anthropologist and had been Governor General of Algeria, then Minister of State, but had disagreed with De Gaulle's turn for Algerian Independence. He was dismissed from parliament... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 100804
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) STEAD, William T. (ed). Coming Men on Coming Questions.
London : 1905First editions, pamphlet issues, of this series intended "when completed as a handy encyclopaedia of facts and figures - political, social, and biographical - covering most of the important questions to be dealt with in the new parliament" (Prefatory Notice). Churchill's contribution represents the first published statement of his stance on the free... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 134724
WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137334
HUSKISSON, William. The Question concerning the Depreciation of our Currency Stated and Examined.
London : 1810The third edition, corrected from the first and second editions of the same year, of this important work which drew praise from Ricardo. "Huskisson emerged as a leading bullionist, attacking the evils of depreciation of the currency following the wartime resort to paper money in 1797 and advocating the speedy resumption of cash payments. Huskisson believed... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 135120
(EGYPT.) CRESWELL, K. A. C., & Ahmad Hassan Al-Bâkourî. The Mosques of Egypt from 21 H. (641) to 1365 H. (1946).
Giza : 1949First edition in English of this landmark publication, a lavishly illustrated monograph described justifiably by Creswell in his preface as "the finest piece of book production achieved in Egypt"; this copy in the highly uncommon de luxe morocco-grain roan binding. It was first published in Arabic in 1948.
The British architect and engineer Sir... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 138671
AFTALION, ALbert. Les Crises périodiques de surproduction.
Paris : 1913First edition, very scarce: one of the earliest statements of the acceleration principle "an important concept which has been used successfully in explaining investment behaviour as well as cyclical behaviour in a capitalist economy. It will continue to play an important role in macroeconomic models as well as in models of business cycles." (The New... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 135866
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
[MIRABEAU, Victor de Riquetti, marquis de.] Les économiques.
Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : 1769First duodecimo edition of Mirabeau's Les économiques, also printed in a single quarto volume format the same year. A further volume was published in 1771, also in both quarto and 2-volume duodecimo formats. Complete sets are very scarce.
Mirabeau, who seems to have taken the title of this work from the Économiques of Xenophon, here gives various... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126597
ARROW, Kenneth J. Social Choice and Individual Values.
New York : 1951First edition of Arrow's brilliant doctoral thesis, published as number 12 in the series of Cowles Commission Monographs. Employing the notational system of symbolic logic, at the time unfamiliar to economists, Arrow proposed to solve a question in politics which no economist and few political scientists had ever posed: suppose all individuals can rank... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124548
[DUTOT, Charles.] Reflexions politiques sur les Finances et le Commerce,
The Hague : 1740Second edition of this important work, published two years after the first edition. Reflexions politiques was first written in the form of three letters to Melon in 1735 but not published until three years later. Little is known of Dutot, save that he was a cashier in the Compagnie des Indes, founded by Law, whose system the author examines favourably... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84114
HUME, David. Œuvres philosophiques de M. D. Hume. Traduites de l'anglois. Tome premier [- septième]. Nouvelle édition.
London : 1788Most complete edition, by virtue of the inclusion of Hume's writings on economics, being the third, enlarged edition of the second French collected works of Hume, first published in 1759-64. "The contents are differently ordered and vol. 7... is an addition, containing seven of the Political Discourses of 1752 translated by Mlle. de la Chaux" in 1767... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 113403
LE TROSNE, Guillaume-François. Recueil de plusieurs morceaux economiques,
Amsterdam, et se trouve à Paris : 1768First edition of three of the Physiocrat and lawyer's essays on the freedom of the grain trade and the French economy, written while he was Royal Councillor at the Orléans Presidial Court. The articles are "De l'utilité des discussions économiques", "Lettre a Monsieur B... Une Nation agricole a-t-elle d'autres intérêts dans le Commerce de ses denrées,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120775
[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
LAMBERT, Johann Heinrich. Neues Organon
Leipzig : 1764First edition, scarce in commerce, of the Swiss polymath's principal philosophical treatise, "the most comprehensive theoretical elaboration of the idea of a 'mathesis universalis'" (Arndt) envisaged by Descartes and Leibniz, containing one of the first appearances of the term "phenomenology". We can trace no copies having appeared at auction outside... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139740
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
WALPOLE, Robert. Some Considerations concerning The Publick Funds, The Publick Revenues, and The Annual Supplies, Granted by Parliament.
London : 1735First edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. The Earl of Bath publishing a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. The present work is Walpole's rebuttal, and a defence of his management of the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 117457
[BAYS, Peter.] A General History of Negro Slavery, collected from the most respectable evidence and unquestionable authorities.
Cambridge [England] : 1826First edition of this text denouncing the slave trade, "founded in iniquity and blood", predominately concerned with the West Indies but with a chapter on slavery in the United States. Bays discusses conditions and treatment aboard slave ships, provides detailed descriptions of sugar plantations, surveys relevant West Indian legislation, and provides... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120628
MESSANCE, Louis. Recherches sur la Population des Généralités d'Auvergne, de Lyon, de Rouen, et de Quelques Provinces et Villes du Royaume,
Paris : 1766First edition of this riposte to Montesquieu's and Mirabeau's claims of depopulation, a classic example of the 18th-century French tradition of political arithmetic. "Messance was secretary to the intendant of the Auvergne, Jean-François de La Michodière, and he published his Recherches sur la population in 1766. Recognizing the impossibility of coming... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 123649
AFTALION, Albert. Les Crises périodiques de surproduction.
Paris : 1913First edition of the author's best-known work, one of the earliest statements of the acceleration principle - "an important concept which has been used successfully in explaining investment behaviour as well as cyclical behaviour in a capitalist economy. It will continue to play an important role in macroeconomic models as well as in models of business... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 137739
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Question is, my boy, can you run the 220 yards in the style to which my daughter is accustomed?"
1958The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at the foibles of his fellows, Bentley's work was familiar to the public from a wide variety of publications. Between 1952 and... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 66781
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "When you're asked a Parliamentary question d'you suppose you're given the answer beforehand?"
1959On 2 November 1959, Charles Van Doren admitted to cheating on American quiz show Twenty One by being given the answers in advance. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 66934
(HUMBOLDT, Alexandre de.) CIRCOURT, Adolphe de, comte. Aspects de la nature avec des éclaircissements scientifiques.
[Paris] : 1856Review of Humboldt's Aspects de la nature, presentation copy to Alexis de Tocqueville, inscribed by Circourt on the front wrapper, "Monsieur Alexis de Toqueville de l'Académie Française, hommage de l'auteur." Circourt's book reviews are discussed in his extensive correspondence with Tocqueville (Œuvres complètes, vol. 18, 1951). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 122879
DUSSAUSOY, Maille. Le citoyen désinteressé, ou diverses idées patriotiques,
Paris : 1767-8First edition of Dussausoy's programme of public works, the main purpose of which was to provide labour for the idle masses and to inspire patriotism by installing honorary monuments of monarchs and men of military and political renown across Paris, with chapters on the causes of depopulation and the degeneration of the French nation (and how to remedy... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122620
GEARY, Grattan. Burma, after the Conquest,
London : 1886First edition of this "detailed description of Upper Burma at the time of the annexation" (Speake). Grattan Geary (d. 1900) was "editor of the Times of India, and subsequently acquired the Bombay Gazette where the present work was printed, took a prominent part in Bombay municipal affairs and was at one time Chairman of the Corporation. An... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133453
(FRENCH LITERATURE.) Fables, lettres, et variétés historiques.
Londres : 1777Second edition (first published by Elmsly alone in 1771) of this compendium of passages for students of French, here handsomely bound in red morocco, an English binding making considerable effort to match the generally higher standards of contemporary French binders. Peter Elmsly, or Elmsley, was principally involved in importing foreign books and was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 100358
[DUTOT, Charles.] Reflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce.
The Hague : 1738First edition of this important work, first written in the form of three letters to Melon in 1735 but not published until three years later. Little is known of Dutot, save that he was a cashier in the Compagnie des Indes, founded by Law, whose system the author examines favourably in the present work in which he also explains the reasons for its collapse... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 87750
GONZALES, Babs. I paid my dues. Good times - no bread.
East Orange, N. J. : 1967First edition of Babs's self-published life, hipster, bopster, as "Ram Singh" exotic chauffeur to Errol Flynn, self-publicist. This copy inscribed inside the upper wrap, "Hey Gray! Stay La! La! Gonz 75". Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 88231
SCHLEGEL, Gustaaf. Problèmes géographiques.
Leiden : 1892-95First edition under this title of a collection of offprints from T'oung-Pao, the oldest international journal of sinology; scarce: Copac gives just one location in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge), OCLC adds 16 worldwide. Gustaaf Schlegel (1840-1903), was one of the most distinguished sinologists of the 19th-century and co-founder,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 110279
PULSZKY, Francis. The Tricolor on the Atlas; or Algeria and the French Conquest.
1854First edition. Pulszky was a Hungarian nationalist, Kossuth's ambassador in London, and an exile after 1849, he accompanied Kossuth to America in 1851 as his private secretary. He supported himself by the pen, publishing a number of books in his own right, and undertaking translation work. The present book combines both, "Among the Tourists who have... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 62945
KEROUAC, Jack. Mexico City Blues.
New York : 1959First edition, first printing, of Kerouac's "242 Choruses", written between 1954 and 1957, in the correct black and white jacket (the bibliographer Charters incorrectly calls for a jacket "printed in red, green and black", these being the colours of the wrappers issue, and later dust jackets), hard to find in collectable condition. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136575
(VINIT, Jeanne.) MARY, André (ed.) Paroles authentiques de Jeanne D'Arc tirees du Proces de 1431 et des Chroniques contemporaines.
Paris : 1931First edition thus, number 430 of 500 copies only. This copy is attractively bound in an art deco style by notable French binder Jeanne P. Vinit. André Mary (1879-1962) was a French poet who specialised in reviving medieval poetic forms. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139263
LABOUREUR, Jean-Émile & Xavier Marcel Boulestin. Dans les Flandres britanniques.
Paris : 1916First and only edition limited to 350 copies "dont 300 sur papier vélin numérotés de 51 à 350; 50 sur papier de hollande avec deux suites, dont une en couleurs, des illustrations, numérotés de l à 50", this being numbered 4. "Laboureur had studied at the Sorbonne and had come to know Toulouse-Lautrec during his years in Paris During the war... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 122349
HOBBES, Thomas. Oeuvres philosophiques et politiques.
Neufchatel : 1787First collected edition in French. It includes the young Huguenot intellectual Samuel Sorbière's popular translation of "De cive" (first 1649); a translation of "De corpore politico", long attributed to Sorbière but now thought to have been by prolific translator John Davies (Malcolm, pp. 464-5); and "Human Nature" translated by the prominent French... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120538
(ELECTIONS). Questions to be asked by the Poll Clerks, who are to enter the Answers given by Voters in the books.
[Northampton?] : [1767?]A remarkable survival, being a sheet of instructions given to poll clerks in the 18th century, probably for the Northampton Borough Election of 1767-8. The instructions instruct the clerk to ask the voters name, where they live, where their freehold lies, and what is consists of; then, who is the occupier of the lands if they own it, and who they rent... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 120704
AMIS, Kingsley. What Became of Jane Austen and Other Questions.
London : 1970First edition, first impression, of this collection of essays by Kingsley Amis including "literary criticism, of writers as diverse and Hans Christian Andersen and Dylan Thomas and novels from Sorrell and Son to Portnoy's Complaint; articles on such topics as horror films, the use of language, the National Eisteddfod of Wales and fictional detectives;... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 85374
(MUIR, Edwin.) MOORE, Edward. We Moderns: Enigmas and Guesses.
1918First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Moore on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Stobo from Edward Moore in memory of many charming hours. 31st May, 1918". Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 67586
DIDEROT, Denis. Oeuvres Philosophiques et Dramatiques.
Amsterdam : 1772A highly appealing collected edition of Diderot's philosophical and theatrical works, printed in the year that the publication of the Encyclopédie finally finished. There were two editions of Diderot's works published in Amsterdam that year, the other being that of Marc Michel Rey, though this is generally accepted to have priority. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128660