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(RACKHAM, Arthur.) IBSEN, Henrik. Peer Gynt.
London : 1936Deluxe edition, number 6 of ten "special copies" reserved by the publisher, presented in a specially commissioned luxury binding and including a delightful full-page original pen-and-ink and watercolour drawing by Rackham (signed "Arthur Rackham 36"), showing Peer Gynt being swarmed by the trolls and surrounded by anthropomorphic trees. Describing his... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 135675
(SOUTH SEA BUBBLE.) HUTCHESON, Archibald. Contemporary Sammelband of 20 works on the South Sea Bubble.
London : 1717-33An exceptional collection of South Sea material, comprising 20 works on the Company bound together in the immediate decades following the burst of the bubble. The majority, 14 titles, are by Archibald Hutcheson, the great Cassandra of the project. They include both his warnings of financial irregularities before the bubble burst, and his post-crash... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 134766
(WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE; HUNGER STRIKES.) Hunger strike medal awarded to Elsie Wolff van Sandau.
London : March 1912Hunger strike medal awarded by the WSPU to Elsie Wolff van Sandau, complete with the original presentation box, the printed dedication on the silk-lined inner lid reading, "Presented to Elsie Wolff van Sandau by the Women's Social and Political Union in recognition of a gallant action, whereby through endurance to the last extremity of hunger and hardship... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 134407
ADDAMS, Jane. Twenty Years at Hull-House.
New York : 1910First edition, limited issue, number 28 of 210 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf. Twenty Years at Hull-House is the first autobiography of social reformer and peace activist Jane Addams (1860-1935), the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (in 1931), and the founder of the social work profession in the US.
The... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 137440
AMIS, Kingsley. Lucky Jim
London : 1953First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Amis, "To John, all the very best from Kingsley Amis, January 1954". Though inscriptions to fans and later friends are more often encountered, early presentation copies of Lucky Jim, inscribed around the time of publication, are notably rare. Only two other true presentation copies, both... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 138024
ANTHONY, Susan B. History of Woman Suffrage.
Rochester : 1886 & 1902First editions, presentation copies of volumes III and IV of the "bible" of the women's suffrage campaign, the only two volumes published by Anthony herself; inscribed in each volume by Anthony on the occasion of her 85th birthday to her cousin Joshua. Both are inscribed on initial blanks, "To Joshua Anthony. Ushers - N.Y. From his cousin Susan B. Anthony.... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 132954
APOLLONIUS RHODIUS. Argonautica
Florence : 1496Editio princeps of the most important Greek epic of the 3rd century BCE, the definitive telling of the story of Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece. The Argonautica is the only epic before Virgil's Aeneid that can be compared with Homer in subject and extent and it is the first epic to give a prominent place to love. With the... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 136329
ASCHAM, Roger. The Scholemaster
London : 1570First edition of the most important Tudor work on education. Known for his beautiful handwriting, Roger Ascham (1514/15-1568) was appointed tutor to Princess Elizabeth in 1548, Latin Secretary to Queen Mary in 1553 and private tutor to Queen Elizabeth in 1558. The Scholemaster was written at the suggestion of Sir Richard Sackville following a debate... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 114919
AUSTEN, Jane. Sense and Sensibility; Pride and Prejudice; Emma; Mansfield Park; Northanger Abbey and Persuasion.
London : 1833First collected edition of Jane Austen's novels. In 1832-33 Richard Bentley bought the copyright of Pride and Prejudice from the executors of Thomas Egerton and of the remaining novels from Henry and Cassandra Austen. Austen's novels had not been reissued since 1818 so these printings - published by the enterprising Bentley in his Standard Novels series... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 136404
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
London : 1791 & 1793First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October-November 1775. This assistance... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415
CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
London : 1866First published edition, with the earlier pale blue endpapers (rather than the more usual dark green). The publication of the first Alice book set a pattern for many of Dodgson's succeeding publications. The book was originally printed in Oxford at the Clarendon Press in June 1865. On 19 July 1865, Dodgson heard that the book's illustrator John Tenniel... Learn More£39,500.00
Stock Code: 136032
CERVANTES, Miguel de; Jacob Campo Weyerman (trans.) De voornaamste Gevallen van den wonderlyken Don Quichot,
The Hague : 1746An extraordinary example of one of the most significant illustrated Cervantes editions of the 18th century; a fine, large paper copy of the lavish 1746 Hague edition of Don Quixote, each of the 31 copperplates here beautifully illuminated by a contemporary hand and heightened with gold, presented in an elaborately worked Dutch binding.
The grand... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 137295
CHAUCER, Geoffrey. [The workes, newlie printed,
London : 1532First complete collected edition of Chaucer and the first attempt to collect into a single volume the complete writings of an English author. The editor was William Thynne, clerk of the kitchen and of the green cloth to Henry VIII, and recipient of numerous grants and appointments. Thynne provides the first printed editions of a number of Chaucer's... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 108308
CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in The World.
New York : 1930First US one-volume edition, "reproduced exactly from the second English edition, and the first to be printed in America" (Rosove), this copy inscribed by Cherry-Garrard to a family friend: "Inscribed to Alice by Apsley Cherry-Garrard with best these two words blotted wishes, July 7 1936", with an earlier date beneath. Copies of Worst Journey are very... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 133368
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.
London : 1948-54First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, signed or inscribed contemporarily in each volume, and exceptionally uncommon thus. The set was presented to Theresa Arnison, who with her husband Rowland, was a stalwart of the Woodford Conservative Association. Volume I, inscribed on the half-title; "From Winston S. Churchill to Mrs. Arnison,... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 137316
COLNETT, James. A Voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape Horn into the Pacific Ocean,
London : 1798First edition of Colnett's account of his second Pacific voyage, one of the most important to the history of whaling. Colnett's lengthy preface also describes a two-month stay in Hawaii made during his first voyage, "one of the earliest visits to Hawaii after Cook" (McDonnell). A midshipman on the Resolution in Cook's second voyage, as part of a crew... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132480
DESCARTES, René. Discours de la Methode Pour bien conduire sa raison, & chercher la verité dans les sciences.
Leiden : 1637First edition of Descartes's fundamental work in philosophy and on the method of science. "It is no exaggeration to say that Descartes was the first of modern philosophers and one of the first of modern scientists The revolution he caused can be most easily found in his reassertion of the principle (lost in the Middle Ages) that knowledge, if it is... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 134577
DICKENS, Charles. Pictures from Italy.
London : 1846First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the half-title, "Thomas Beard Esquire, From his old friend Charles Dickens, Devonshire Terrace, Nineteenth May 1846". The inscription is dated the day after publication. Thomas Beard (1807-1891) was almost the oldest of Dickens's friends, and their friendship was uninterrupted... Learn More£85,000.00
Stock Code: 130416
DUHAUT-CILLY, Auguste. Voyage autour du monde,
Saint-Servan : 1834-5First edition of this rare work, particularly important for its detailed examination of California during the last phase of its Spanish period. The lithographs were done after Duhaut-Cilly's sketches; they depict San Francisco, San Luis Rey, Fort Ross, and Oahu. They are printed on very thin, high-quality India proof paper, which results in a crisp... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 132373
DUMAS, Alexandre. Les Trois Mousquetaires.
Paris : 1844First separate edition, extremely rare in the original wrappers. The author's best-known work and one of his two masterpieces, Les Trois Mousquetaires was originally published earlier the same year as a serial novel in the Parisian newspaper Le Siècle, from 14 March to 1 July 1844.
The Three Musketeers "has become the archetypal adventure story,... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 124078
ELLIS, Sarah Stickney. The Englishwoman's Family Library.
London : [from 1843]A handsome set of Ellis's four most important works, housed inside the beautifully preserved publisher's glass-fronted presentation case and advertised together as "The Englishwoman's Family Library". While individual volumes of Ellis's works in varying editions do occasionally appear at auction, we can trace no uniform sets, nor any together with the... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 133527
EUCLID. Elementa Geometriae.
Venice : 1482First edition of 'the oldest mathematical textbook still in common use today' (PMM) and one of the earliest printed books with geometrical figures. The text is the standard late mediaeval recension of Johannes Campanus of Novara, based on the 12th-century translation from the Arabic of Adelard of Bath. The text is preceded by a dedicatory letter by... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 136914
FAULKNER, William. Light in August.
New York : 1932First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his close childhood friend on the front free endpaper, "For Myrtle Ramey, Oxford Miss 30 May 1934, William Faulkner". Myrtle Ramey and Faulkner met in third grade of Oxford Graded Public School. Faulkner skipped second grade at the age of eight and joined Ramey's class in September... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131629
FAULKNER, William. The Marble Faun.
Boston : 1924First edition, sole printing, presentation copy of Faulkner's first book. This copy has been inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Dink Cearley from Bill Faulkner" and also signed and dated 31 December 1924 on the title page. C. L. ("Dink") Cearley was in 1924 the 19-year-old son of Abb W. Cearley (69 years old, married at age 36) and Mollie Cearley.... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 118733
FEYNMAN, Richard P. "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"
New York & London : 1985First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by Feynman to Alice Zorthian, daughter of Jirayr Zorthian, Feynman's close friend and artistic mentor, "To Alice Zorthian for Christmas 1985 Richard P. Feynman", on the half-title. Only two other signed copies of the first printing have appeared at auction, neither specifically inscribed to... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 136532
GREENE, Graham. Brighton Rock.
London : 1938First UK edition, first impression. The Heinemann edition of Brighton Rock represents probably the greatest disparity in a modern first edition of value with and without the dust jacket. The original pink jacket, intended to replicate the lurid pink of the titular confectionery, is liable to fade and chip, and is a noted rarity. The novel itself, the... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130190
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Sun Also Rises.
New York : 1926First edition, first printing, the first issue with the misprints "stoppped" on p. 181, l. 26, "down-staris" on p. 169, line 34, and the third book being designated as "BOOK THREE" instead of "BOOK III" (p. 235), with the first issue dust jacket, incorrectly citing Hemingway's earlier title as In Our Times.
Hemingway's second novel is a roman à... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 118495
HOMER. [In Greek:] Works.
Florence : 1488/89]Editio princeps of the writings attributed to Homer, including the Iliad and the Odyssey, two of the earliest, most important and influential works of European literature. "The Iliad and the Odyssey are the first perfect poetry of the western world. They spring fully grown, their predecessors lost, and the magic has persisted ever since. The legends... Learn More£250,000.00
Stock Code: 131684
HOUSMAN, A. E. A Shropshire Lad.
London : 1896First edition, first issue (state A, with the word "Shropshire" on the paper spine label measuring 33 mm wide, one of 250 copies thus), of Housman's influential poetry collection. This is the fine Bradley Martin copy, with his bookplate to the chemise.
The entire first printing, made at Housman's expense after Macmillan rejected the book, consisted... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 134741
HUGO, Victor. Les Misérables.
Bruxelles [Brussels] : 1862First edition. The Brussels edition of Les Misérables takes precedence as the first published edition, as the first two volumes were issued in Brussels on 30 or 31 March 1862, preceding the Paris edition by four or five days. The remaining volumes appeared on 15 May 1862.
Copies in the original wrappers are rare in commerce. ABPC locates two copies... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 127594
JAMES, Henry. Notes of a Son & Brother.
London : 1914First English edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Constance Fletcher, in faithful remembrance, Henry James, March 1914". An excellent association: Julia Constance Fletcher (1858-1938) had left America with her mother and the painter Eugene Benson and moved to Venice. Constance had a brief... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 132098
JAMES, Henry. The Europeans.
Boston : 1879First American edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister-in-law on the first blank, "Caroline C. James, from Henry James Jr." Caroline "Carrie" James (1851-1931) was the daughter of the prominent Milwaukee businessman Joseph Cary; she married Henry James's younger brother, Wilky, in 1873. The American edition... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 132090
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the vol. I half-title, "Mrs. Lombard, from her old friend, H. James, Paris. Nov. 3d 1879". The Lombards were from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and friends of the James family. Mrs Lombard (born Harriet H Jones, 1821-1884) often travelled in Europe with her daughters Fanny (Frances, 1840-1914)... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132087
JEFFERSON, Thomas. Notes on the State of Virginia.
Philadelphia : 1794Second American edition, in unrestored contemporary American sheep in remarkably fine condition. This edition follows the very rare Parisian first edition of 1785, the London edition of 1787, and the first US edition of 1788. This was the first American edition to have the large folding map of Virginia by Samuel Lewis. Notes on the State of Virginia... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 134433
KNIGHT, Frank H. Risk, Uncertainty and Profit.
Boston & New York : First edition, the author's copy, presentation copy, inscribed to fellow economist George Stigler, "To George Stigler May 27, 1963, F.H.K.", and additionally signed by Knight on the front pastedown. This copy bears autograph pencil changes to three pages (53, 101, 152): two use proofreading symbols to insert and delete phrases, one corrects a reference... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 122692
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128845
MARX, Karl, & Arnold Ruge (editors & contributors). Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher …
Paris : 1844Very rare first and only issue, of enormous consequence, a double number which contains the first appearance of both Marx's first major work, Zur Kritik der Hegel'schen Rechtsphilosophie (containing his famous remark that religion is "das Opium des Volks"), and Engels's first work on economics, Umrisse zu einer Kritik der Nationalökonomie, which was... Learn More£62,500.00
Stock Code: 129812
MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels. Die heilige Familie, oder Kritik der kritischen Kritik.
Frankfurt : 1845Rare first edition of Marx's first published book, written when he was only 26. It is also the first book written in collaboration with Engels. In 1844, the first year of their friendship, Marx and Engels decided to write a critique of their former associates of the Young Hegelian school, whose views were still very popular in academic circles. Taking... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 129813
MARX, Karl. Zur Kritik der politischen Oekonomie.
Berlin : 1859Rare first editionone of 1000 copiesof the "germ" of Das Kapital. The Kritik was Marx's first attempt at a general statement of his theories, written following several years' research in the British Museum. Marx had initially planned a multi-volume work, but he was dissatisfied with it, and no further parts were written or published. The work is, however,... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 129811
MONTAIGNE, Michel de. The Essayes Or Morall, Politike and Millitarie Discourses
London : 1603First edition in English of the Essais of Montaigne, one of the great books of the Elizabethan era and the crowning achievement of its translator John Florio. "His extraordinary skill in the use of alliteration, his ability to embroider and amplify the French original through the addition of English synonyms, his sense of rhythm, his art of turning... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 135666
MUN, Thomas. England's Treasure by Forraign Trade.
London : 1664First edition of the bible of mercantilism and the first exposition of the theory of the balance of trade. "For those who want to read a single example of mercantilist writing, it is difficult to better Thomas Mun's England's Treasure by Forraign Trade, completed in 1628 and published posthumously in 1664. Adam Smith at any rate regarded it as perfectly... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 134494
NAPOLEON I. Autograph manuscript notes on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.
Valence : 1791Napoleon was in garrison at Valence with the 4th Artillery Regiment from 16 June to 31 August 1791. He used his spare time to read the first volume of the French translation of Smith's Wealth of Nations by the poet Jean-Antoine Roucher (17451794), made from the fourth English edition (London, 1786), which had been published in 1790. Napoleon has written... Learn More£250,000.00
Stock Code: 136833
NIGHTINGALE, Florence. Signed cabinet photograph.
London : [c.1900]A superb large format signed photograph, one (and perhaps the largest) of only very few examples of a signed photographic portrait of Florence Nightingale to have appeared on the market, auction records recording no examples. There are signed cartes-de-visite at the Florence Nightingale Museum in London (dated 1861, photographer H. Lenthal) and Columbia... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 125693
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
16 Jan 1936-23 June 1944Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's second novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The correspondence, often bitter, shows how far concerns with libel altered the final text of the novel, and how unhappy Orwell was about this; it contains two typed letters, two autograph notes, and one full autograph letter,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131753
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of A Clergyman's Daughter.
8 Nov 1934-22 July 1983Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's first novel, A Clergyman's Daughter, including the original contract for the novel. Present are two typed letters, two autograph letters, and two autograph postcards, all signed by Orwell; all such material is uncommon in the market.
Orwell began to write the novel... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 131751
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout pour... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
PANKHURST, E. Sylvia. Germinal.
London : 1923Very rare complete run of Sylvia Pankhurst's strikingly illustrated revolutionary socialist journal Germinal, a short-lived publication of which just two issues were printed. Just four institutions are recorded as having complete runs (none with single issues): WorldCat lists the British Library and the Institut national d'histoire de l'Art; Library... Learn More£4,375.00
Stock Code: 137508
POE, Edgar Allan. Tales.
New York : 1845First edition, first printing, with the New York imprint, one of 1,500 copies issued; this copy with the half-title present. Poe's Tales is "the first important book of detective fiction, the cornerstone of cornerstones in any readers' or collectors' guide, the highest of all highspots: The 1845 edition includes for the first time in book form... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 136458
REGNAULT, Jules. Calcul des chances et philosophie de la Bourse.
Paris : 1863First edition, extremely rare, of a neglected work of pioneering econometric analysis which anticipates the work of Louis Bachelier and Emile Cheysson.
"In the second half of the nineteenth century, popular investment literature flourished on both sides of the Atlantic. Consisting of advice manuals, stock exchange descriptions and financial periodicals,... Learn More£13,750.00
Stock Code: 135967
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
London : 2000First edition, first impression, dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page with an arrow from the printed dedication ("to Susan Sladden who helped Harry out of his cupboard"): "and, though we didn't want it in print, helped me out of my cupboard. With unending gratitude and equal love Jo a.k.a. (again) JK Rowling x". The printed... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 128864
SHAKESPEARE, William. Julius Caesar. A Tragedy.
London : 1684First quarto and first separate edition, the text being taken unaltered from the 1623 First Folio. This is the true first of six quartos of Julius Caesar separately printed in the late 17th century. Only two, from 1684 and 1691, contain a date, and all seem to have been published to take advantage of the play's popularity after Thomas Betterton revived... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 134628
SHAKESPEARE, William. Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. The third Impression.
London : 1663)Third folio edition of Shakespeare's plays, generally regarded as the rarest of the 17th-century folio editions. An unknown number of copies is thought to have been destroyed in the Great Fire of London of 1666. The third folio is a reprint of the second (1632), but the second issue adds seven plays to the corpus, although of these only Pericles is... Learn More£500,000.00
Stock Code: 108578
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
London : 1776First edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM). In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins with the thought that labour is the source from which a nation derives what is necessary to it. The improvement of the division of labour is the measure of productivity and in it lies the human propensity to barter and exchange... Learn More£195,000.00
Stock Code: 137289
SMITH, Adam. The Theory of Moral Sentiments.
London : 1759First edition, published in April 1759 with a recorded "print run of 1,000 copies" (Sher, Early Editions of Adam's Smith's Books, 13). Smith's first book and his later Wealth of Nations demonstrate "a great unifying principle Smith's ethics and his economics are integrated by the same principle of self-command, or self-reliance, which manifests itself... Learn More£62,500.00
Stock Code: 136185
SPINOZA, Baruch. Tractatus theologico-politicus.
Hamburg : 1670First edition of Spinoza's great treatise on political theology, a "crystal-clear exposition of the theory of natural right" (PMM). Spinoza's principal work, and the only work published in his lifetime, it blends the traditions of his Hebraic background with Cartesian rationalism. His ethical views are extended into the realm of politics, and contain... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 130116
STEINBECK, John. Tortilla Flat.
New York : 1935First edition, first printing, cloth issue, inscribed by the author "For Bob Bailey John Steinbeck" on the front free endpaper. This copy is from the library of Jean Hersholt (1896-1956), a Danish-American Hollywood actor known for his role in Heidi and for his impressive collection of Anderseniana, which represented possibly the largest collection... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 136583
TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Charge of the Light Brigade.
[London] : 1855First separate edition, extremely scarce in this format, one of 1,000 copies published for distribution to the troops in the Crimea, with a note in manuscript at the foot of the mount: "My father Col. Adolphus Burton C.B. was in the Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava. G.D.B. his eldest daughter, Grace, whose married name was Grace Denys-Burton"... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 111544
TWAIN, Mark. The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,
New York : 1867First edition, first issue, of Mark Twain's first book, rare in such nice condition. "Copies were bound simultaneously in green, terra cotta, dark brown, lavender, blue deep purple, maroon and red cloth" (MacDonnell, "The Primary First Editions of Mark Twain", Firsts, Vol. 8, no. 7/8). This copy features the gilt stamp of the leaping frog positioned... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 136264
TWAIN, Mark. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Tom Sawyer's Comrade).
New York : 1885First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the month of publication on the preliminary blank, "To Major J. B. Pond With the affections of Mark Twain Feb. 21/85", and further extensively inscribed by Pond ("This is the first copy that the author ever set his eyes on ") Major James Burton Pond (1838-1903) became a... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 131671
VESALIUS, Andreas. De humani corporis fabrica libri septem.
Basel : June 1543First edition of Vesalius's magnum opus, the founding text of modern anatomy, which revolutionized the science and teaching of medicine and practice of surgery. "This is the work that, by breaking the stranglehold in which the writings of Galen had gripped anatomical research for the previous twelve centuries, was instrumental in turning researchers... Learn More£250,000.00
Stock Code: 126301