Spring Miscellany – 162
Catalogue 162, a Spring Miscellany, features our recent acquisitions. The latest arrivals to our shelves highlight a wide range of subjects: aviation, fine bindings, children’s books, computing, economics, literature, photography, poetry, polar, private press, Renaissance science, books in Russian, women’s suffrage, and many more.
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WALDMAN, Anne. Giant Night.
New York : 1970First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to fellow poet and close friend Jim Carroll on the front free endpaper: "Don't be bound + gagged before you're 20 p. 63 Love to you Jim Anne 12/70", referencing the final line of "Dark Commando" printed on page 63. Carroll has humorously added to the inscription himself in blue... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137340
WATSON, John B. Behaviorism.
New York : 1925First edition in book form, signed by Watson on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus. The 12 lectures were given by Watson from 1924 to 1925 for the non-profit People's Institute as part of their adult education programme, and gave a popular overview of the behaviorist discipline. Each lecture was printed in pamphlet form afterwards by the Institute's... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 136450
WATSON, John B. The Ways of Behaviorism.
New York and London : 1928First edition, first printing. The chief proponent of behaviorism in the US, Watson here gives an overview of the discipline for a popular readership and its application in everyday problems; much of the book was previously published in Harper's Magazine. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 136446
WEIK, Martin H. A Survey of Domestic Electronic Digital Computing Systems.
[Washington, D.C.] : 1955First public issue of Weik's first survey, an invaluably thorough description of eighty-eight of the earliest commercially available computers (including the SEAC, DYSEAC, ENIAC, Ferranti Mark I and II, and Whirlwind I models). This is the second printing, with the added title leaf bearing the OTS imprint; the first issue, privately circulated as Report... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 137255
WILKES, Maurice V., David J. Wheeler, & Stanley Gill. The Preparation of Programs for an Electronic Digital Computer.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : 1951First edition of "the first book on computer programming" (Tomash & Williams) and one of the most influential textbooks of this early era. A printed slip with the imprint of Scientific Computing Service Limited, 23 Bedford Square, London is tipped onto the title page indicating that they were the English distributors of the book (the Tomash copy bears... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 137266
WITTGENSTEIN, Ludwig. Remarks on the Foundations of Mathematics.
Oxford : 1956First edition in English, first impression, of the author's major work on the philosophy of mathematics, originally published under the title Bemerkungen über die Grundlagen der Mathematik in the same year. Although intended as the second part of the author's Philosophical Investigations, this imposing and brilliantly edited work stands by... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136755
WOOLF, Virginia. Orlando.
New York : 1928First edition, signed by the author in her customary purple ink on the verso of the half-title, this copy a publisher's presentation copy, out of series from the stated edition of 861 copies, inscribed on the colophon "for D., G., & J. Smith Feb. 28, 1930, from James W." by James R. Wells, who took over Gaige's publishing firm in January 1929. This... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 138492
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
WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One's Own.
London : 1929First trade edition, first impression, of Woolf's feminist literary manifesto, in which she assesses the history of women as writers and the challenges they have faced. She notes the effects of patriarchal literary culture on female characters, and makes the case that women must carve out both physical and psychological space for themselves in order... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 136551
YEATS, W. B. The Poems.
New York : 1949First and signed limited variorum edition, number 337 of 375 copies signed by the author. It was published by Macmillan as a Definitive Edition of his work, as stated in the prospectus, which is loosely inserted in this copy. The edition was personally overseen by Yeats's widow, George, the publisher Harold Macmillan, and the publisher's reader Thomas... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 136963
[CLEMENS, Samuel Langhorne.] TWAIN, Mark. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.
New York : 1889First American edition, first issue, of Twain's satirical interpolation of a 19th-century American into the early medieval world of Malory's Morte Darthur. As with other Twain novels, for copyright reasons the publication of the first London edition preceded the US edition by a few days. This copy has the primary state points of "The S King"... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 136800
[SEUSS, Dr.] LESIEG, Theo. Wacky Wednesday.
New York : 1974First edition, first printing. Wacky Wednesday was the 59th book in the Beginner Books series published by Random House for younger readers. Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, authored over a dozen books under the pen name Theo LeSieg (Geisel's surname spelled backwards). Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 136900