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Spring 2021

Spring 2021

Our regular seasonal miscellany, this catalogue is a selection of fresh acquisitions to our shelves for 2021.


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  1. Le Don Juan de Mozart.
    (MOZART.) GOUNOD, Charles. Le Don Juan de Mozart.

    Paris : 1890

    First edition, an exceptional presentation copy to the proprietor of the famed Montmartre cabaret Le Chat Noir, inscribed on the half-title "À Monsieur Rodolphe. Salis, Hommage de l'auteur Ch. Gounod". The book is a study of Mozart's Don Juan that reveals its particular importance to Gounod, and its continuing influence on his life and work: "The score...... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142346

  2. Korean and Chinese poetry in Russian.
    AKHMATOVA, Anna (trans.) Korean and Chinese poetry in Russian.

    Moscow : 1954 & 1956

    First editions, each inscribed by Akhmatova to the linguist and fellow translator Aleksandr Kholodovich, with whom she collaborated extensively on the translation of Korean poetry. This is a lovely set of Asian poetry in Russian and with a great association.

    The inscription in the second work includes a quote from the Orthodox Eucharist reflecting... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142729

  3. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.
    AL-HAKIM, Tawfiq. Journal d'un substitut de campagne.

    Cairo : 1939

    First edition in any western language of the second novel, widely considered as one of his best, by a key figure in the development of modern Egyptian literature. A limited edition of 450 copies signed by the author, rare with just four locations identified world-wide: American Universities Beirut and Cairo, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, and Bibliothèque... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141116

  4. Graficheskoe izobrazhenie zabolevaemosti i smertnosti v Voenno-uchebnykh zavedeniyakh
    ALEXANDER III. Graficheskoe izobrazhenie zabolevaemosti i smertnosti v Voenno-uchebnykh zavedeniyakh

    St. Petersburg, : 1886

    First edition, one of perhaps a handful of copies made to inform the Alexander III (1845-1894) and his closest advisers of important and sensitive statistics relating to his empire's military colleges. Printed at the typo-lithographic press at the headquarters of Izmaylovsky Regiment of the Imperial Guard in Saint-Petersburg, the book offers an overview... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144320

  5. Photographe de Paris.
    ATGET, Eugène. Photographe de Paris.

    Paris : 1930

    First edition, first printing. Working in and around Paris for 35 years, Atget's photographs documented the modernizing city. "Atget's documentary vision proved highly influential, first on the Surrealists, in the 1920s, who found his pictures of deserted streets and stairways, street life, and shop windows beguiling and richly suggestive... and then... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143997

  6. The Novels.
    AUSTEN, Jane. The Novels.

    Edinburgh : 1906

    The Winchester edition, the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Jane Austen's works produced around this time. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143945

  7. Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.
    BAKST, Leon - LEVINSON, André. Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.

    London : 1923

    First UK edition, number 157 of 300 copies, of this handsome and important record of Bakst's work, including images of not only his most celebrated costumes, but also sketches and theatre settings. From the library of a celebrated Texas balletomane: with the crested bookplate of Thomas Lawton Osborn (1927-2010), trustee of Houston Ballet, former professional... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144128

  8. The Gorilla Hunters.
    BALLANTYNE, R. M. The Gorilla Hunters.

    London : 1861

    First edition of Ballantyne's adventure in which the three characters from his most successful novel, Coral Island (1858), meet up some years later and set off in pursuit of gorillas. Ballantyne had been inspired by the arrival in England of Paul Du Chaillu, an anthropologist who had observed and studied gorillas in West Africa, who characterized the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144253

  9. The Little Minister.
    BARRIE, J. M. The Little Minister.

    London : 1891

    First edition of the author's first successful novel, in desirable condition. There were three silent film treatments before the sound version with Katharine Hepburn was released in 1934.

    Sadleir notes that the book is a bibliographic curiosity: "one curious feature of make-up is unique in my experience. In Vol. I the signature lettering is... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144247

  10. Poems.
    BERRYMAN, John. Poems.

    Norfolk, CT : 1942

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "to Allan Covici with the best regards of John Berryman Berkeley 1 June '60". The recipient was a California-based writer, librarian, and bookseller based at UC Berkeley.

    Poems was Berryman's first separately published book, preceded only by his inclusion in the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142347

  11. Halfway to Freedom.
    BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Halfway to Freedom.

    New York : 1949

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "Horace Sutton, Remembering a pleasant evening when I was halfway heard on Halfway to Freedom. Cordially, Margaret Bourke-White"; a particularly attractive provenance as Sutton (1919-1991) was one of the pre-eminent American travel writers of his day, credited... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141291

  12. When the Wind Blows.
    BRIGGS, Raymond. When the Wind Blows.

    London : 1982

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Vivien, with Best Wishes, from, Raymond Briggs, 20 May 1982".

    Written as a cartoon strip "When the Wind Blows" is a tale of a nuclear attack on Britain, with the consequences of Jim & Hilda Bloggs taking advice from British propaganda pamphlets. Learn More

    Stock Code: 141774

  13. The Thirty-Nine Steps.
    BUCHAN, John. The Thirty-Nine Steps.

    Edinburgh : 1915

    First edition, first impression, of Buchan's classic man-on-the-run adventure story, published on 19 October 1915, described as "that elementary type of tale which Americans call the 'dime novel,' and which we know as the 'shocker'". Serialization was in the All Story Weekly, 5 June - 31 July 1915, and in Blackwood's magazine July-September 1915 under... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142512

  14. Britannia:
    CAMDEN, William. Britannia:

    London : 1806

    Second Gough edition, an important revision of Camden's influential work; "Britannia had an enormous and lasting impact on multidisciplinary historical writing, and was also of the highest importance as a cultural icon affecting the national self-image" (ODNB). This conspicuously handsome set of the fine paper issue is enhanced enormously by the presence... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143298

  15. Sketches in Egypt, 1930 - an album of original watercolours.
    CHAMBERLAIN-ANDREWS, Victor William. Sketches in Egypt, 1930 - an album of original watercolours.

    Egypt : 1930-2

    An extremely appealing collection of highly competent "officer quality" sketches. The subject matter is fairly typical - views on the Nile, in Cairo, the Ibrahim Agha mosque, in and around Damietta, Mansoura and Talkha, and a sequence of smaller "snap shots" of types, mat making, the forge, the vegetable shop - but the treatment and technique are... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141303

  16. La tipocosmia.
    CITOLINI, Alessandro. La tipocosmia.

    Venice : 1561

    First edition of this ambitious linguistic encyclopedia, an attempt to recreate the world in lexicographical terms, championing the vernacular against Latin. John Florio, the translator of Montaigne and connection of Shakespeare, used Citolini without acknowledgement for the Italian grammar included in Firste Fruites (London 1578), but mentions the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141327

  17. Simpson's Choice.
    CLUTTON-BROCK, Arthur. Simpson's Choice.

    London : 1915

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies printed, this copy is unnumbered but marked "Review Copy", and bears the pencil ownership inscription of the journalist and author Richard Ellis Roberts (1879-1953), to the front free endpaper.

    Roberts was "for a few years from 1928, literary editor of the New Statesman, and a relatively undistinguished... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143062

  18. Autograph letter signed to Sir Henry Holland.
    DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Sir Henry Holland.

    Down, Bromley, Kent : [1864]

    An unpublished fully autograph letter signed from Darwin to Sir Henry Holland, thanking him for congratulations on his receipt of the Copley medal, discussing Herbert Spencer's new work and his own health and commenting on Holland's travel and adventures ("How wonderful your strength & vigour of interest are: I had heard of your Gibraltar expedition").

    Sir... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142404

  19. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species.
    DARWIN, Charles. The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species.

    London : 1877

    First edition, published in a single issue of 1,250 copies in July 1877, with adverts dated either January or March 1877 without priority. Freeman notes that "had Darwin not chosen such genetically complex examples, he might have approached more nearly to an understanding of the laws of particulate inheritance". Learn More

    Stock Code: 142072

  20. A Tour Thro' the whole Island of Great Britain, Divided into Circuits or Journies.
    DEFOE, Daniel. A Tour Thro' the whole Island of Great Britain, Divided into Circuits or Journies.

    London : 1724-25-27

    First edition. Defoe's Tour is the first and best known of a series of respected books written by him on broadly economic subjects.

    A Tour "has been lauded by the most eminent historians as a prime source of understanding for Britain", both in the 18th century and in "the birth of the modern on a global scale" (Pat Rogers, The Text of Great... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143795

  21. A New Voyage Round the World, by a Course never failed before.
    DEFOE, Daniel. A New Voyage Round the World, by a Course never failed before.

    London : 1725 [i.e. 1724]

    First edition of Defoe's fabricated travel narrative, in which an "unnamed English captain-entrepreneur... leads three ships in a trading (and occasional privateering) circumnavigation that also includes encounters with native peoples, sometimes violent but more peaceable and profitable" (Richetti p. 222).

    Howgego remarks that the book was "written... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141929

  22. The Personal History of David Copperfield.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Personal History of David Copperfield.

    London : 1849-50

    First edition in the original monthly parts of Dickens's classic Bildungsroman, his most lightly disguised autobiographical fiction, his first first-person novel, and his own favourite among his novels. After The Pickwick Papers, this may be the most difficult of his novels to find in nice condition in parts.

    This set has all the requisite first... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142570

  23. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.

    London : April 1838 - October 1839

    First edition in original parts. Plates in parts 1-2 with publisher's imprint; parts 4 and 5 are first issues; part 14 with notice of postponement of the plates "in consequence of the sudden indisposition of the artist"; plate 29 in part 15 in first state.

    Dickens's third novel continued the picaresque mode of Pickwick. The exposure of conditions... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142805

  24. Barnaby Rudge.
    DICKENS, Charles. Barnaby Rudge.

    Philadelphia : 1842 [i.e. 1841]

    First US edition in book form, inscribed by the author on his first visit to America on the vignette title page: "George Morris from Charles Dickens New York. First June 1842".

    The recipient was the noted American journalist and poet George Pope Morris (1802-1864), editor and founder of various papers including the New-York Mirror and Ladies'... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143156

  25. Contemporary Master Prints from the Lilja Collection.
    DINE, Jim; David Hockney; Jasper Johns; Roy Lichtenstein; Robert Rauschenberg; James Rosenquist; Frank Stella. Contemporary Master Prints from the Lilja Collection.

    London : 1995

    First edition, first printing. Edition no. 18 of 50 copies. Signed by Dine, Hockney, Johns, Lichtenstein, Rauschenberg, Rosenquist and Stella on a tipped in folding sheet. Together with a presentation letter from the publisher to Riva Castleman, one of the contributors. The Lilja Art Fund Foundation is a charitable trust of the Lilja family in Sweden... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142640

  26. The Works.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Works.

    New York : [1903]

    The Author's edition, limited to 1,000 numbered copies of which this is number 650. A rare US issue which, unlike the UK edition, includes The Hound of the Baskervilles.

    The author wanted a set that contained only the works for which he wanted to be credited, as he states in the preface: "Outside of this edition there is no work of mine up to... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141237

  27. No Sex in Education;
    DUFFEY, E. B. No Sex in Education;

    Philadelphia : 1874

    First edition of the American feminist's argument for the equal and co-education of both genders, the most popular refutation of the Boston physician Edward Hammond Clarke's hotly debated work on the same subject, titled Sex in Education (1873).

    A newspaper editor, printer, painter, and regular columnist, Eliza Bisbee Duffey (1838-1898) published... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141952

  28. Il pendolo di Foucault.
    ECO, Umberto. Il pendolo di Foucault.

    Milan : 1988

    First edition, first printing, signed by Eco on the title page, and scarce thus. His classic Italian novel was translated into English by William Weaver the following year. Learn More

    Stock Code: 142112

  29. [Novels.] A New Edition.
    ELIOT, George. [Novels.] A New Edition.

    Edinburgh and London : [c.1890]

    An attractively bound set of Eliot's works, including all seven novels. Learn More

    Stock Code: 144212

  30. Why is the Dollar Shrinking?
    FISHER, Irving. Why is the Dollar Shrinking?

    New York : 1914

    First edition, first printing. Fisher, the founder of monetary economics, analyzes the nature of money, giving an engaging explanation for why the dollar was losing its purchasing power. Learn More

    Stock Code: 144035

  31. Stabilizing the Dollar.
    FISHER, Irving. Stabilizing the Dollar.

    New York : 1920

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author to his fellow economist John R. Commons, inscribed on the half-title "To Prof. John R. Commons with the compliments and esteem of Irving Fisher. New Years 1920".

    Commons, together with Thorstein Veblen and Wesley Clair Mitchell, was one of the three founders of American Institutionalism.... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142339

  32. Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    Portland : 1907

    Ninth Mosher edition, first printing, one of 925 copies on Van Gelder paper, in a superb contemporary binding. It includes a "Toast to Omar Khayyam" and "To The Winds" by Theodore Watts-Dunton; "Edward Fitzgerald" by W. Irving Way; "Omar Khayyam" by Fitzgerald.

    It also comprises the text of the first (1859), second (1868), and fourth editions... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144208

  33. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
    FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

    London : 1963

    First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy from Ian Fleming to the artist Charles Amherst Villiers (1900-1992), whose portrait of Fleming is reproduced as the colour frontispiece to this edition; the copy is unnumbered, marked "presentation", signed by Fleming, and has Villiers's book label. It was not Fleming's habit to further inscribe... Learn More

    Stock Code: 138032

  34. Mary Barton: a Tale of Manchester Life.
    GASKELL, Elizabeth. Mary Barton: a Tale of Manchester Life.

    London : 1848

    First edition of the author's first novel, rare in the original cloth. The Bradley Martin copy, with his booklabel to front pastedown of vol. I, and his purchase invoice (60, 11 March 1964) from Pickering & Chatto loosely inserted. Sold in his sale, 30 April and 1 May 1990, part of lot 2863.

    The title is ranked first on Sadleir's list of comparative... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144255

  35. The Beauties of English Poesy.
    GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Beauties of English Poesy.

    London : 1767

    First edition, complete with the half-titles and contents leaves in both volumes. This is a particularly nice copy, in a handsome unrestored contemporary binding, of this scarce anthology of English poetry selected by Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774), published the year after The Vicar of Wakefield.

    The selection includes such near-contemporary... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143778

  36. Law, Legislation and Liberty.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Law, Legislation and Liberty.

    Chicago : 1973-9

    First US editions, first printings, of each volume of Hayek's last major work of social philosophy, published over a seven-year period. In many ways the culmination of his philosophical career, Law, Legislation and Liberty was Hayek's most extensive philosophical analysis of the structure of society, the nature of justice, and the underlying principles... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144233

  37. From the Cradle to the Grave. Selected Drawings.
    HIRST, Damien. From the Cradle to the Grave. Selected Drawings.

    London : 2004

    First edition, first printing. Limited to 1500 copies signed and numbered by Hirst. Published on the occasion of Hirst's exhibition of drawings at the Tivoli Gallery, Ljubljana, June 10 - September 28, 2003 and subsequently touring under British Council auspices to other venues in Europe. Learn More

    Stock Code: 142478

  38. Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings.
    HIRST, Damien. Theories, Models, Methods, Approaches, Assumptions, Results and Findings.

    New York : 2000

    First edition, first printing. An invitation designed by Hirst for the opening evening of his exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, New York, 23 September 6 December, 2000. With the original white mailing tube with red plastic end caps. Learn More

    Stock Code: 141819

  39. That's the Way I See It.
    HOCKNEY, David. That's the Way I See It.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Hockney in gold ink over the double title page. "For Michael, "'Love'" David H". The recipient Michael Hogarth worked with Jerry Solomon Enterprises, a picture framing business in Los Angeles. It was here in 1965 that Jerry Solomon first began framing for David Hockney and to this day, the company handles... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143750

  40. Opera.
    HORACE. Opera.

    London : 1733-37 [i.e. 1757]

    First edition of Pine's Horace, second printing of 1757 from the same plates. A tour-de-force of bookmaking, Pine's Horace is entirely engraved, both text and illustration, and liberally supplied with initials, head- and tailpieces and vignettes. "Pine's complete command of his craft makes this the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books in... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142441

  41. 5 Young American Poets, and four other first editions, inscribed.
    JARRELL, Randall. 5 Young American Poets, and four other first editions, inscribed.

    New York : 1940–48–51–53–65

    A superb archive of family association copies, the first four works inscribed by Jarrell to his aunt and uncle, "To Uncle Howell and Aunt Elise, From Randall". It comprises includes Jarrell's first book appearance, in New Directions' 5 Young American Poets, his third, fourth, and fifth books, and his final book, The Lost World.

    Jarrell's uncle,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142534

  42. Poems.
    JOHNSON, Lionel. Poems.

    London : 1895

    First edition, number 6 of 25 inscribed large-paper copies, inscribed by the author on the initial blank "Twenty-five copies of this edition. No. 6. Lionel Johnson".

    "His reputation was confirmed by the publication of his Poems in 1895, which marks the high point in his career" (ODNB). Learn More

    Stock Code: 144311

  43. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
    JOYCE, James. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

    New York : 1916

    First edition in book form, first printing, of Joyce's first novel and the essential prequel to Ulysses, scarce in any state but especially rare retaining the dust jacket.

    Due at least in part to the hostile reaction to its serialization in The Egoist, no English printer would print the book for fear of prosecution under the obscenity laws. It... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143088

  44. Critik der reinen Vernunft.
    KANT, Immanuel. Critik der reinen Vernunft.

    Riga : 1781

    First edition of one of the most influential philosophy books ever published, the first version of the Critique of Pure Reason; a pleasing copy in a contemporary binding.

    "Kant's great achievement was to conclude finally the lines on which philosophical speculation had proceeded in the 18th century, and to open up a new and more comprehensive... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142695

  45. Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry.
    KEATE, Thomas. Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Enquiry.

    London : 1808

    First and only edition of Keate's justification of his conduct against what he considered the unwarranted criticisms of the commission. Uncommon, with less than a dozen copies located institutionally world-wide. An excellent copy with an attractive provenance, coming from the Mount Stewart library of General Charles Stewart, 3rd marquess of Londonderry,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144132

  46. The Poetical Works and Other Writings.
    KEATS, John. The Poetical Works and Other Writings.

    New York : 1938-39

    The Hampstead Edition, number 268 of 1050 sets, the best collected edition of Keats's works, here one of a smaller number of sets issued in half morocco (most issued in cloth), retaining the rare glassine jackets. Learn More

    Stock Code: 141381

  47. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.
    KEYNES, John Maynard. The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression, of perhaps the most significant economics book of the 20th century.

    The General Theory was written in the aftermath of the Great Depression, when the old economic order was widely seen to have failed. Keynes argued that government must intervene in the economy, directing wages, investment, and demand, in order... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142963

  48. Mummy's Bedtime Story Book.
    KING, Jessie Marion (illus.); GEMMELL, Marion. Mummy's Bedtime Story Book.

    London : [1929]

    First edition, first impression. Marion Gemmell has only recently been acknowledged as an author, since for many years the identity of "Marion" was assumed to be the illustrator herself, Jessie Marion King. It is only quite recently that the descendants of Mrs Alexander (Marion) Gemmell have affirmed her as the author (B199, Colin White bibliography).... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144314

  49. The Works.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. The Works.

    London : 1937-39

    The Sussex Edition, number 14 of 525 sets signed by the author in volume I, this set in notably attractive condition. In his last years Kipling gathered existing material to create "this great retrospective work... the Sussex Edition of his works, undertaken by Macmillan as a monument to one of the firm's most profitable authors" (The Letters, p. 231).

    "The... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143836

  50. Poems 1886-1929.
    KIPLING, Rudyard. Poems 1886-1929.

    New York : 1930

    First and signed limited US edition, number 459 of 525 sets, volume I signed by the author; 12 presentation sets were also issued. One of the finest editions of Kipling's verse, handsomely printed on handmade paper, it is uncommon in the jackets. Learn More

    Stock Code: 142948

  51. Mikhail Ivanovich Tugan-Baranovskiĭ.
    KONDRAT'EV, Nikolai Dmitrievich. Mikhail Ivanovich Tugan-Baranovskiĭ.

    Petrograd : 1923

    Scarce first edition of the biography of the Ukranian business-cycle analyst Tugan- Baranovskiĭ (1865-1919), written by one of his favourite pupils, the agricultural economist Kondratév.

    "Kondrat'ev's meteoric rise was probably due in considerable measure to the fact that he was privileged to be one of the 'closest' (his own expression) pupils... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144038

  52. La Guirlande des Dunes.
    LAPORTE, Georges (illus.); VERHAEREN, Émile. La Guirlande des Dunes.

    Paris : 1966

    Signed limited edition, signed by Lanoux and Laporte as issued, one of 25 copies on Rives paper containing a suite of 15 lithographs on japon signed by Laporte, numbered 16 to 40 of which this is number 16. This copy includes two original drawings at the front, not called for by the limitation, instead called for in the first 15 copies only. The total... Learn More

    Stock Code: 143927

  53. 2623_2_
    LAWRENCE, T. E. Handbook of Hejaz.

    Cairo : 1917

    An excellently provenanced copy of this scarce and important Arab Bureau intelligence manual produced for the Arab Revolt. This second edition expanded considerably on the first of 1916 compiled by Lawrence's mentor D. G. Hogarth, the revision including material from Lawrence himself. Classified secret, the print-run was just 200 and far fewer are... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142623

  54. The Odyssey of Homer.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. (trans.); HOMER. The Odyssey of Homer.

    London : 1932

    First and limited edition of Lawrence's translation, one of 530 copies, a compelling presentation copy, inscribed by Lawrence to his close friend and former colleague George Lloyd: "G.L. from T.E.S, 1933". Lawrence was signally reluctant to sign this book - his name appears nowhere in print in its pages - and association copies of any description are... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142978

  55. Lawrence of Arabia.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. - LIDDELL HART, Basil Henry, & Sir Ronald Storrs. Lawrence of Arabia.

    London : 1936

    Signed limited edition, no. 8 of 12 copies printed for Liddell Hart and signed by himself and Ronald Storrs (out of a total edition of 128), additionally inscribed by Liddell Hart on the front free endpaper "To Marie, my dearest friend since birth from Basil". This copy retains the rare glassine jacket and flaps, unknown to Lawrence's bibliographer... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142590

  56. Autograph letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.
    LEWIS, C. S. Autograph letter signed to Gerald Brodribb.

    Magdalen College, Oxford : 4 June 1942

    A brief wartime autograph letter, unpublished, from C. S. Lewis to a former pupil Gerald Brodribb. Brodribb read classics and English at University College, Oxford, with Lewis as his tutor. He went on to teach at Canford School Wimborne, Dorest (where the letter is addressed to him), and wrote 30 books on the history of cricket, one of them, The English... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144036

  57. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
    LOOS, Anita. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.

    London : 1926

    First UK edition, signed limited issue, one of 1,000 unnumbered copies signed by the author. Learn More

    Stock Code: 143834

  58. Los Angeles Telephone Book.
    LOS ANGELES. Los Angeles Telephone Book.

    Los Angeles : 13 April 1882

    The first telephone directory for Los Angeles, listing 90 subscribers with their own phones and numbers, and instructions on making calls to the central office. This is a delicate and rare piece of Californiana, tracking the expansion of critical technology through a state that would become an innovation leader. There are only two appearances in the... Learn More

    Stock Code: 141446

  59. De Rerum Natura.
    LUCRETIUS. De Rerum Natura.

    London : 1712

    First Tonson edition, a particularly handsome and well-illustrated edition of the Latin text of Lucretius' radical work On the Nature of Things, the famous philosophical poem written to explain Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience in the 1st century BCE.

    The set of engravings is possibly the first to take direct inspiration from the Epicurean... Learn More

    Stock Code: 142443

  60. Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production.
    MARX, Karl. Capital: A Critical Analysis of Capitalist Production.

    London : 1887

    First edition in English of Das Kapital, first issue, one of 500 copies printed. All subsequent English editions were based on this "authorized edition": it remained the standard text for the English-speaking public, and continued to be revised and republished until the 1950s.

    Samuel Moore, a lawyer and translator active in the Manchester IWMA,... Learn More

    Stock Code: 144047

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