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[GOSSELIN, Charles-Robert.] Réflexions de M. de L********, adressées aux notables sur la question proposée par un grand roi.
[Place and publisher not stated] : 1787One of two editions published in 1787, one under the present title, the other under Reflexions d'un citoyen..., without established priority. The work was Gosselin's contribution to one of the many philosophical essay contests held in 18th-century France. The book is scarce, with OCLC locating five copies of this edition. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132505
[BERKELEY, George.] Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflexions and Inquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water,
Dublin : 1744First edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" written in a contemporary hand on the front free endpaper, and from the library of the Bloomsbury Group member Lytton Strachey, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Strachey's library contained various works by 18th-century philosophers, reflecting his own interest in philosophy and the intense... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135077
PRESUHN, Emil. Pompeji: die Neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1881 für Kunst-und-Alterhumfreunde.
Leipzig : 1881Second edition, improved and enlarged, of this superbly illustrated and important study; first published in 1878 and again in 1882. Scarce, one copy only among British and Irish institutional libraries (V&A); OCLC adds just three more (Strasbourg, Erlangen, Sachsiche Landesbibliothek).
The German archaeologist Emil Presuhn (1844-1881), described... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129881
(BIRRELL, Francis, trans.) DIDEROT, Denis. Dialogues.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, of this translation. Inscribed by Frankie Birrell to the Bloomsbury Group members Ralph and Frances Partridge on the front free endpaper: "To Ralph & Frances from the translator". Frances Partridge née Marshall worked at Birrell and Bunny Garnett's bookshop in her early twenties, and records in her autobiography her... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131854
[GALIANI, Ferdinando.] De' Doveri de' principi neutrali verso i principi guerreggianti e di questi verso i neutrali libri due.
[Naples] : 1782First edition of this scarce work, which earned Galiani the chair of first assessor in the council of finances in Naples. The book was written during the war between England and France in 1778, during which the Kingdom of Naples stood neutral. It points out the rights and duties of neutral and warfaring powers. Several chapters discuss aspects of trade... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 114995
[LE TURC, Bonaventure-Joseph.] Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,
London : 1780First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122062
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets From The Portuguese.
London : 1914First Riccardi Press edition, number 151 of 350 numbered copies specially bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, from an edition of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; there were also 12 copies on vellum. This is a very scarce and attractive deluxe issue of an already finely produced book, printing some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous love... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131514
(CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY). Pomponius Mela. Iulius Solinus. Itinerarium Antonini Aug. Vibius Sequester.
Florence : 1526An early edition of this collection of classical geographical texts, including Pomponius Mela and Julius Solinus, and a translation into Latin of the Greek 1st-century world geography of Dinoysius Periegetes. The text is based on the first edition of the collection, printed by the Aldine press in 1518. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137339
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
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) HOPE, Anthony. The Dolly Dialogues.
London : 1894First edition, second issue of the wrapper edition, of the first book to be wholly illustrated by Rackham. With the following issue point: the full title running as a headline instead of the shortened version of "Dolly" in the first issue. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 112942
DAVENANT, Charles. Discourses on the Publick Revenues, and on the Trade of England. In two Parts.
London : 1697-8First edition of this important early work on economics. Sir Charles Davenant (1656-1714), MP and, at the end of his life, Inspector-General of Exports and Imports, took many years to become recognized as an economist of the first rank, a fact explained by the sophistication of his thought. Part I of the present Discourses contains five essays, on "Political... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 114857
REINHARDT, Django. Quelques Compositions de Django Reinhardt.
Paris : Pieces include Nuages, Minor Swing, Stompin' at Decca, and Swings 1939 and 1942. No other copies traced, not on OCLC or in BnF. Inscription to the lower panel reads, "Boughten for a buck Paris - 19 June 1945," clearly the purchaser was a GI with the Allied Army in France. Uncommon, unusual and attractive. Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 65954
DUCREST, [Charles Louis,] marquis de. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,
Paris : 1777First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 68900
GUISCHARDT, Karl Gottlieb. Mémoires critiques et historiques sur plusieurs points d'antiquités militaires
Berlin : 1773True first edition, predating the Paris edition by a year. Guiscahrdt was born in Magdeburg in 1724, the son of Huguenot refugees he was intended for the church, "and at Leiden actually preached a sermon as a candidate for the pastorate. But he abandoned theology for more secular studies, especially that of ancient history" (Britannica, 1911). He served... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 104149
CERBONI, Giuseppe. Sur l'importance d'unifier les études de la comptabilité mémoire réimprimé avec d'autres travaux statistiques et présenté à l'institut International de Statistique réuni à Rome en avril 1887.
Rome : 1887A rare and fine edition, first published in 1882 (only one institutional copy traced of that first appearance: Harvard). Contains (pages 119-165), a Catalogue of works on accountancy published in Italian from 1202 (Fibonacci) to 1882. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 105405
[PATERSON, William.] An Enquiry into The State of the Union of Great Britain, and The Past and Present State of the Trade and Publick Revenues thereof.
London : 1717First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well as the best means of paying off... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 122176
[PATERSON, William.] An Enquiry into The State of the Union of Great Britain, and The Past and Present State of the Trade and Publick Revenues thereof.
London : 1717First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson - using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece - considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well as the best means of paying... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 124125
EVANS, Sebastian. In Quest of the Holy Graal.
London : 1898First edition, in a handsome binding. Sebastian Evans (1830-1909) was a political activist, artist, poet and translator from medieval French, Latin, Greek and Italian. Greatly drawn to the Arthurian legend, Evans had already published in the same year a two-volume translation of the old French romance Perceval le Gallois, entitled The High History of... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 125244
LEPPER, Charles H. The Question of an Overland Route to China from India via Assam,
Richmond : 1882First edition. Scarce, only 2 copies on OCLC - Stanford and NYPL.This short paper was the culmination of almost 10 years of obsessive work by Lepper trying to identify the best overland route from Indian to China. From the early 1870s he had been writing letters home to England and to Indian newspapers urging the necessity - for the success of the tea... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 125448
[BONNE, Rigobert.] Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre,
[Geneva : 1780?]An attractive copy of this popular atlas, published to accompany Raynal's 1788 Historique Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce dans les deux Indes. Several printings are known, with variant engravings. Bonne was a significant figure in the development of cartography, prioritizing accuracy and detail over decoration. Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 131914
(GRAPHIC ART). Arts et Métiers Graphiques Numéro 48.
Paris : 1935First edition, first impression. This French graphic art magazine was published monthly from 1937 to 1939 and contained articles of varying areas of the graphic arts, such as typography, illustration, bibliophily, etc. Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 129220
HOBSON, John Atkinson. The Crisis of Liberalism: New Issues of Democracy.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, of Hobson's "most important work of political theory" (ODNB), in which "he explored the idea of society as an organism. It was a system of interdependent individuals, whose free individuality was essential to the health of the whole, yet who could also develop rational and collective aims embodied in an impartial, benevolent,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 129395
LE GALLIENNE, Richard. The Quest of the Golden Girl.
London : 1896First edition, in the attractive art nouveau style binding designed by William Henry Bradley. Referred to as the "Dean of American Designers" by the Saturday Evening Post, Bradley's illustrative art nouveau style was heavily influenced by Japanese block printing and the Arts and Crafts Movement (1880-1910). He was the highest paid artist of... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 136753
WATSON, Robert Grant. Spanish and Portuguese South America during the Colonial Period.
London : 1884First edition of this expansive compendium of South American history, in the variant brown cloth binding. Watson travelled widely as a British diplomat allowing him to write a number of regional histories; "it is on of the advantages of foreign legations, that now and then a man connected with them is found intelligent enough and industrious enough... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 119367
KORNISS, Peter. A Vendegmunkas, (The Guest Workers).
Budapest : 1988First edition, first printing. With the photographer's signed presentation inscription to the title page, "To Augusta and Arnold Newman in the hope you will know a bit more about my small country from this book. With warmest regards Korniss Peter Budapest September 12, 1989". Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 76021
FREEMAN, R. Austin. When Rogues Fall Out.
London : 1932First edition, a rare advance copy in the advance dust jacket lacking text on the lower panel and flaps. The book features Freeman's "medical jurispractitioner" Dr John Thorndyke, one of the first forensic detectives in literary history. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 88638
BABRON, Jean-Baptiste-Antoine. Précis des pratiques de l'art naval, en France, en Espagne et en Angleterre,
Brest : 1817First and only edition. Uncommon, 4 copies only on OCLC - BnF, NYPL, Fisher Library, Toronto, Danish Union Catalogue. Compiled by Babron (1772-1841), a frigate captain, who began work on it when 22, but was only able to finally publish after his retirement from the sea in 1813. In his introduction he explains that he became convinced that in France... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98993
PROUDHON, Pierre-Joseph. Système des Contradictions Économiques, ou Philosophie de la Misère.
Paris : 1846First edition of Proudhon's magnum opus, his analysis of what he saw to be the economic contradictions of 19th-century capitalism, which he felt would lead in time to an anarchist society. Proudhon sent a copy of the book to Karl Marx, then his friend, for review. Marx read it in two days, and was infuriated. "He therefore determined to destroy it,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129329
WALPOLE, Robert. Some Considerations concerning The Publick Funds, The Publick Revenues, and The Annual Supplies, Granted by Parliament.
London : 1735Second 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£225.00
Stock Code: 117470
FINLAY, George. A History of Greece from its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time B.C. 146 to A.D. 1864.
Oxford : 1877Publication originally began in 1844, this is "a new edition, revised throughout, and in part re-written, with considerable additions by the author". A history of the Greeks by a prominent British philhellene. While at university in Göttingen Finlay (1799-1875) came into contact with enthusiasts for the movement to liberate Greece from Ottoman rule,... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 135051
(DICKENS, Charles.) ECKEL, John C. The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens and their Values.
London : 1913First edition, signed limited large-paper issue, number 21 of 250 copies signed by the author and the publishers. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 138141
STRICKLAND, Agnes [& Elizabeth]. Lives of the Queens of England from the Norman Conquest.
Philadelphia : 1902-3The Victoria edition, number 439 of 1,000 subscriber's copies printed on Japon, this 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 genre. It is presented... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 139088
(GRIMOIRE.) AGRIPPA, Henri-Corneille. Les Œuvres Magiques.
Rome [actually Lille : 1740 & 1744 [but 1830 & 1813]A superb early 19th-century French copy of two grimoires, printed by Simon Blocquel (1780-1863). Blocquel, a bookseller, freemason, and printer, published a number of grimoires from his publishing press in Lille, giving them fictitious imprints - a common practice with such occult books that "served the dual purpose of frustrating the censors and giving... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 121171
STEVENS, Wallace. Harmonium.
New York : 1923First edition, first impression, with an exceptional example of the very scarce dust jacket, one of 715 copies in the third issue binding from an edition of 1,500 copies. The same jacket was used for all three issues. Harmonium was the poet's first collection, and includes some of his most famous poems such as "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird",... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 122345
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Partings at Dawn.
San Francisco : 1996First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, publisher Winston Leyland's own copy with his ownership inscription to half-title. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to libraries and are consequently scarce. Winston Leyland (b.1940) was a leading figure in American LGBT publishing and won the Stonewall... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123282
(HARING, Keith.) PINCUS-WITTEN, Robert; Jeffrey Deitch; David Shapiro. Keith Haring.
New York : 1982First and limited edition, first printing, one of 2,000 copies of the Tony Shafrazi Gallery's exhibition catalogue for one of Keith Haring's early exhibitions with the gallery, which took place in 1982. It includes excerpts from "Questions for Keith Haring" as well as essays upon the artist and his works by Jeffrey Deitch, Robert Pincus-Witten and David... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 123544
EDEN, William. Four Letters to the Earl of Carlisle.
London : 1779First edition. William Eden (1744-1814) had been appointed by Lord North as part of the five-man commission for conciliation with America, led by Eden's friend the fifth earl of Carlisle. The commission failed, unable to conciliate the rebellious colonists. Eden's Four Letters provided a defence of the ministry's policy of negotiating with the Americans,... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 123562
DUPONT DE NEMOURS, Pierre Samuel. De l'origine et des progrès d'une science nouvelle.
London & Paris : 1768First edition of undoubtedly one of the scarcest of Dupont's works, and probably one of the most successful publications promoting physiocracy. Schumpeter, in his discussion on the physiocrats, calls Dupont "by far the ablest of the lot" (p. 226) and Palgrave notes: "If Quesnay was the father of physiocracy, Dupont was its godfather, for he gave it... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 123576
HILTON, John, and others (eds.) Are Trade Unions Obstructive?
London : 1935First edition, first impression. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp on the dust jacket and pastedown. A variety of commentators and academics contributed articles to this volume, including Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree, the industrialist and social reformer. Though the collection purports to offer multiple perspectives on the question at hand,... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 124571
ELIOT, T. S. The Cocktail Party.
London : 1950First edition, first impression, a major association copy, presented by Eliot to Ezra Pound, with his affectionate inscription, "Ez from O. Possum, 6.iii.50" to the front free endpaper, dated three days before publication.
Eliot owed an eternal debt of gratitude to Pound - "il miglior fabbro" - for his editorial shaping of The Waste Land. At the... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 124275
SIDGWICK, Henry. Elements of Politics.
London : 1891First edition, with an autograph postcard from Sidgwick to the Scottish physician Donald MacAlister laid in, postmarked from the year of publication, 15 August 1891, and sent from Zermatt. Mailed to MacAlister at his St John's College, Cambridge address, Sidgwick writes: "It was stupid of me to omit to say that I should be in Switzerland at the launch-time:... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 123669
MAILER, Norman. The White Negro.
San Francisco : 1957First separate issue, originally published in Dissent in the same year. Mailer's article "was by far the most extraordinary piece that appeared in Dissent" (Lennon, p. 233) and helped bring the journal to a greater prominence. Mailer argues that the American psyche has become conformist and terrorised, as a result of the holocaust and the nuclear age.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 125318
(OGILBY, John.) BOWEN, Emanuel. Britannia Depicta; or, Ogilby Improv'd;
London : 1720First edition, large paper copy, first issue, of this highly popular reduced version of John Ogilby's 1675 road atlas, with Bowen's address given as "next ye King of Spain", plate 128 misnumbered 121, and plates 74 and 75 transposed. Bowles decided to trump Thomas Gardner and John Senex, who were also planning reduced-format reissues of Ogilby, by augmenting... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 123422
LENIN, Nikolai, pseud. (i.e. Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov.) [In Cyrillic:] Razvitie kapitalizma v Rossii (The Development of Capitalism in Russia).
St Petersburg : 1899First edition of Lenin's most important and substantial work, his only genuine contribution to economics, in the original Russian language. "The Development of Capitalism in Russia is an example of Lenin's acute observation of all facets of the Russian economy. Its detailed documentation of the peculiarities of Russian capitalism - peculiarities stemming... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 121610
DRU, Léon & Saint-Just, & Louis-Georges Mulot. [Patch label on front cover:] Matériels & Outils de Sondages pour les mines & les colonies (Materials and Survey Tools for Mines and Colonies).
Paris : [c.1890]A handsomely presented and apparently unique album of 21 striking original albumen prints showing test rigs and drilling machinery, largely for use in artesian exploration, assembled for one of the leading French engineering concerns of the period, Mulot & Dru, described by a contemporary as "acknowledged in France to be masters of the art of boring"... Learn More£12,750.00
Stock Code: 123046
ARGENSON, René-Louis de Voyer. Considérations sur le gouvernement ancien et présent de la France,
Amsterdam : 1784Second and substantially improved edition, issued by Argenson's son, Paulmy, and incorporating further material from his unpublished manuscripts. René-Louis de Voyer Argenson (1694-1757), the French writer on economic and political subjects, "is better known by his celebrated mot 'pas trop gouverner' (not too much government)-lineal ancestor in spirit... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 120546
(ARS MORIENDI.) Ars Moriendi ex.
Nuremberg : First of three Latin editions printed by Weissenburger. The book derives from the Tractatus (or Speculum) artis bene moriendi, composed in 1415 by an anonymous Dominican friar, probably at the request of the Council of Constance. Owing to its popularity, a shorter version of Ars Moriendi was taken from the second chapter, dealing with the five temptations... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 90894
THWAITE, Anthony (ed.) Poems for Shakespeare 3.
London : 1974Signed limited edition of a 100 copies, this copy out of series, signed by the editor on the title page and by all 14 contributing poets on the facing page. The copy of the editor Anthony Thwaite, with his ownership signature in pencil to the front free endpaper. The signed issue preceded the trade edition. Together with a card from Sam Wanamaker to... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126572
LIVINGSTONE, David. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa;
London : 1857First edition, Bradlow's variant 7: the frontispiece and plates facing pages 66 and 225 are wood-engravings by Whymper; the extra leaf after page 8 is absent. Gaston Renard called this variant the third issue, but as many as 11 variants of the first edition are known and a reliable order of precedence has never been established: it is now accepted that... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119257