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(ECONOMICS.) ASTOR, Viscount, & Keith A. H. Murray. Land and Life: the Economic National Policy for Agriculture.
London : 1932First edition, first impression.
Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held unique sway over the Book Society choices -... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 96190
(ECONOMICS.) BRAILSFORD, Henry Noel. Property or Peace.
London : 1934First edition, first impression of this anti-militarist political and economic study, and the author's most overtly Marxist work. From the publisher's archive. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 96200
(ECONOMICS.) BRAILSFORD, Henry Noel. Property or Peace.
London : 1934First edition, first impression of this anti-militarist political and economic study, and the author's most overtly Marxist work. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 96189
(ECONOMICS.) CLARKE, Sir Richard William Barnes. The Socialisation of Iron and Steel.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Sir Richard William Barnes Clarke (1910-1975) journalist and civil servant. At the time of publication Clarke was working at the Financial News, later amalgamated with the Financial Times, where his most lasting achievement was to devise the ordinary share index - still, as the FT index, the principal measure of its... Learn More£40.00
Stock Code: 96270
(ECONOMICS.) HENDERSON, Fred. Foundations for the World's New Age of Plenty.
London : 1933First edition, first impression. The publisher's archive copy with their stamp on the half title. James Frederick "Fred" Henderson (1867-1957) was a British socialist writer and Labour Party politician. His book The Case for Socialism (1911) was highly influential. Learn More£35.00
Stock Code: 96259
(ECONOMICS.) HISKETT, W. R. Social Credits or Socialism.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. "Major Douglas Examined!" shouts the dust jacket: an important contribution to the literature concerning the Social Credit theory of Major C. H. Douglas. This was hotly debated in the 1920s and 30s and influenced, in particular, the work and thinking of the poet Ezra Pound. "Attempts to discredit social credit on both... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 96267
(ECONOMICS.) HUTCHINSON, Geoffrey. Common Sense about the Surtax.
London : 1929First edition, first impression. Described on the front of the dust jacket as "the first book on an important topic" in the run up to the 1929 General Election, also known as the "Flapper Election" because it was the first election in which women over the age of 21 were allowed to vote.
Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 96262
(ECONOMICS.) HUTT, Allen. This Final Crisis.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Allen Hutt (1901-1973) journalist and political activist. "After a spell at the International Lenin School and two years as chief sub-editor at the newly launched Daily Worker (1930-32), Hutt produced a series of books on British working-class politics, most of them developing historical narratives which seemingly culminated... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 96264
(ECONOMICS.) PETHICK-LAWRENCE, F. W. This Gold Crisis.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Commissioned by Gollancz, who wrote to Pethick-Lawrence (former Financial Secretary to the Treasury under the second Labour government) on 31 August 1931 with an outline of the book, which offers a lucid explanation of the political and financial crisis of that summer. It was swiftly produced in time for the October... Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 96372
(ECONOMICS.) WALLACE, Doreen. The Tithe War.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. A study of the tithe laws - part of Wallace's campaign against their imposition, and a call for reform.
Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 96335
(EDWARDES, Sir Herbert.) RUSKIN, John. Bibliotheca Pastorum. Vol. IV. A Knight's Faith.
Orpington, Kent : 1885First edition of Ruskin's "most sustained commentary on both imperialism and India" (Patrick Brantlinger, "A postindustrial prelude to postcolonialism: John Ruskin, William Morris, and Gandhism", Critical Inquiry, vol. 22, no. 3, p. 470). "The following pages are in substance little more than grouped extracts of some deeply interesting passages in the... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 113913
(EGOIST PRESS.) SPIRE, Andre. Et j'ai voulu la paix.
London : 1916First edition, sole printing. A book of war poetry of pacifist tendency by a minor but fascinating member of the modernist set. Spire - a French Jew - was an intimate of Pound, at whose suggestion and at whose apartments the party was held where James Joyce and Sylvia Beach first met. In his editorial capacity at The Egoist, Pound would have been instrumental... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 35923
(ELIOT, T. S.) CATTAUI, Georges. La Terre visitée.
Paris : 1945First and limited edition, number 1,167 of 1,240 copies. Presentation copy to T. S. Eliot, inscribed by the author on half-title, "A T. S. Eliot avec l'admiration constante de Georges Cattaui". In 1936 Cattaui translated "Journey of the Magi" and "The Hollow Men" for publication in Mesures and was in correspondence with Eliot during this process. In... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116647
(ELLINGTON, Duke, Nat King Cole, and Sarah Vaughan.) The Biggest Show of '51 - signed programme.
New York : 1951Signed in ink at their portraits by Nat "King" Cole, Duke Ellington, and Sarah Vaughan. Billed as "the biggest Negro talent package ever assembled with a huge weekly overhead of 25,000", "The Biggest Show Of '51", kicked off on 21 September 1951 in Boston, and after an extensive and gruelling tour of the US and Canada, ended on 28 November with two... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 81997
(ELLINGTON, Duke.) JEWELL, Derek. Duke: A Portrait of Duke Ellington.
London : 1977First edition. Unmarked as such but from the library of the author.
Jewell was the esteemed popular music critic of the Times for over 20 years. He was instrumental in staging concerts of Ellington's Sacred Music in the UK and organized the Duke's London memorial service. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 133373
(EMBERLEY, Ed.) EMBERLEY, Barbara. One Wide River To Cross.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : 1966First edition, first printing. Presentation copy with an original illustration of an ark in pencil on the verso of front endpaper, "For Mary for "the Old lady" Ed Emberley Ipswich Spring 1967." The recipient, Mary C. Rife, was a noted children's librarian for more than 50 years, spending her last 30 years co-ordinating Children's Library Services for... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 100911
(EMERSON, P. H., & George Bankhart.) WALTON, Izaak; Charles Cotton; R. B. Marston, ed. The Lea and Dove Edition, being the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler.
1888A salesman's dummy, or blad, for the lavish royal quarto signed limited edition of the 100th edition of The Compleat Angler. The edition is particularly notable for its photogravures by the renowned photographer of the Broads, Peter Henry Emerson, five of which are bound in here. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 43797
(EUGENICS & CRIME.) Research Studies of Crime as related to Heredity.
1925First edition of this collection of papers emphasising the eugenic aspects of crime: Harry Olson's presidential address, "Crime and Heredity," to the 1923 Annual Meeting of the Eugenic Research Association, 1923 - Olson was Chief Justice of the Municipal Court; the 1925 presidential address, "Crime from the Psychiatrist's Point of View," Charles W.... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 63619
(EVANS, Walker.) CRANE, Hart. The Bridge
Paris : 1930First edition, first impression, one of 200 copies on Holland Paper from a total limited edition of 284 copies. The Bridge was Crane's only attempt at a long poem, inspired by his view of the Brooklyn Bridge from his apartment in Columbia Heights, and includes three plates from photographs of the bridge by his friend Walker Evans. Harold Bloom praised... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 83569
(EXCISE.) GREAT BRITAIN. COMMISSIONERS OF EXCISE. Instructions for Officers of Excise in the Country.
London : 1778A scarce series of publications for excise men and gaugers, all published in 1778, giving guidance and instruction on all matters involving the inspection of premises, calculation of duty payable, and how to maintain records.
The production and distribution of these books of instruction appear to have begun in the early eighteenth century. As might... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 115148
(EXPLORATION.) LE FÈVRE, Georges. An Eastern Odyssey: The Third Expedition of Haardt and Audion-Dubreuil.
London : 1935First edition in English, first impression. First published in Paris under the title La Croisière jaune: expédition Citroën Centre-Asie, troisième mission in 1933. The Third Citroën Expedition, the legendary Croisiere Jaune, was organized by Georges-Marie Haardt, Director General of Citroën, to promote the company's "Autochenilles," half-tracks... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 93835
(FANTASY PRESS.) Complete collection of books and pamphlets of poetry published by the Fantasy Press,
Oxford : 1952-62An exceptional complete collection of the publications of the Fantasy Press, Oxford, including scarce early works of poetry by Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Geoffrey Hill, Elizabeth Jennings, Thom Gunn, Adrienne Cecil Rich, Anthony Thwaite, Adrian Mitchell, and many others. The publications of the Fantasy Press, established by surrealist artist Oscar... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 118719
(FANTASY.) [SOUTHWOLD, Stephen.] BELL, Neil. Life and Andrew Otway.
London : 1931First edition, first impression of this fantasy novel. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the front pastedown. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 94190
(FASHION.) Adler Suits Standee - "Adler Collegian clothes. They keep you looking your best."
Milwaukee, MI : c.1927Striking counter display advertisement for the Adler Company "Collegian" men's suits line, in a style reminiscent of the California Plein-Air School, with two sharp young men in Adler suits standing at a carved stone wall talking to a young beautiful co-ed in a jaunty orange hat. The "Collegian" line was aimed at college men, or anyone who cared about... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 95045
(FASHION.) Annis Fur Post, Season 1922-1923.
Detroit : 1922Uncommon trade catalogue for fashion fur - coats, capes, scarves, hats, and muffs for the Jazz Age. The types of fur include chinchilla, ermine, monkey, mink, fur seal, leopard, white fox, beaver, marmot, civet and caracul. Annis Fur Post was founded in 1887 by Isaac Newton Annis (1858-1939), who had started collecting furs around his home in southern... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 80551
(FASHION.) Fans - 1932.
Harrisburg, PA : 1932Spectacular trade catalogue featuring the vivid pictorial fans produced by The Myers Manufacturing Co., a Pennsylvania novelty company founded by Dr. L.B. Myers, the first man to patent rubber tips for pencils.
Myer's fans were essentially an advertising medium commended for their "distinctive appearance - large advertising space - compactness",... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 79116
(FASHION.) Parfums Lucien Lelong.
Paris : 1949First edition of this notably rare spectacular promotional brochure for Lelong's fragrances, with no other copies traced. Largely forgotten today, apart from amongst the couture cognoscenti, Lelong (18891958) was enormously influential.
After the First World War Lelong took charge of his parents' small fashion house, which was noted for its espousal... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 95082
(FASHION.) Chicago Woolen Mills Co. Saleman's Fabric Sample Case.
Chicago : 1929A remarkable fabric sample case for the Chicago Woolen Mills Company featuring over 120 swatches, each with a paper label with detailed descriptions of composition and pattern, and an accompanying catalogue entitled "What Well Dressed Men Will Wear: Autumn/Winter 1929-1930".
In 1922 W. P. Rogovsky, a tailor, was running the company under the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 83107
(FASHION.) STEVENS, Charles O. & Max Sommers. Photographs of Jazz Era Window Displays for Meier & Frank's Department Store, Portland, OR.
Portland, OR : c.1925Four real black and white photo images on semi-gloss stock of the windows of Meier & Frank at night, showing attractive flapper era women's fashions. These four salesman's sample photos, which are notably well-preserved, offer an invaluable historical reference for the marketing of women's fashions at the height of the Jazz Age.
Founded in 1857,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 84121
(FELIX THE CAT.) SULLIVAN. Pat. Original pencil drawing of Felix the Cat by creator Pat Sullivan.
London : 1925Delightful original pencil sketch of Felix the Cat by creator Pat Sullivan, presented to fellow cartoonist and British animation pioneer Tom Webster: a marvellous memento of a celebratory lunch in London when the Felix craze was at its height; on the back panel of the menu card Sullivan has drawn a disconcerted Felix, with speech bubble reading: "Gosh!... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 118892
(FIBONACCI.) GUGLIELMINI, Giovanni Battista. Elogio di Lionardo Pisano:
[Bologna : 1813]First edition of Guglielmini's lecture on Leonardo Pisano, better known today by his nickname Fibonacci, albeit a nickname which would not be invented by Guillaume Libri for another two decades. Fibonacci was the most influential of the Western mathematicians of the Middle Ages, popularising the system of Arabic numerals, and introducing to Europe what... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 130611
(FITZGERALD, F. Scott.) GURGANUS, Allan. Sacrificial Couples and the Splendor of our Failures: Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald.
Asheville : 1999Signed limited edition. One of 26 lettered copies bound by the Campbell-Logan Bindery, of which this is Letter F, from a total edition of 276 copies signed by the author. "When I was young, the Fitzgeralds seemed even younger. Did any couple ever start wilder or - by forty - end sadder?" Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 93486
(FLEMING, Ian.) Original advertising artwork for Moonraker.
[New York : 1955]The original advertising design for the first US edition of Fleming's Moonraker, published in September 1955. The design, prepared by Macmillan's studios, shows a spirit bottle with the catch line "Feeling listless? Jaded? Fed up? Stop at your local bookshop for a dose of Moonraker", as well as a quote from Raymond Chandler describing the work as "forceful... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 108585
(FLEMING, Ian.) CONNOLLY, Cyril. "Bond Strikes Camp. An Extravaganza."
London : 1963First edition of this Bond pastiche, superbly inscribed by Fleming to his close friend Richard Hughes on the front cover, "Dikko - Ouch! Ian", and with a mark in his hand next to the title of the Bond story. Richard Hughes was a good friend of Fleming's and the dedicatee of You Only Live Twice (published in 1964). In 1959, Ian Fleming was given a licence... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 124681
(FLEMING, Ian.) PLOMER, William. Address Given at the Memorial Service for Ian Fleming. St Bartholomew the Great.
1964First edition, hardback issue, one of only about 50 copies issued thus. The South African poet and novelist William Plomer had been publisher's reader for Jonathan Cape from 1937 he was instrumental in the publication of Fleming's work and the dedicatee of Goldfinger. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 100373
(FLINT, William Russell.) GARDNER, Keith S., and Nigel D. Clark. Sir William Russell Flint 1880-1969.
Bristol : 1986First limited edition, collectors issue, number 600 of 1,000 copies; a further 500 copies were issued as the deluxe edition. A richly illustrated and informative catalogue raisonné of Sir William Russell Flint (1880-1969), an artist described by Charles Wheeler, president of the Royal Academy, as an artist of "a steady hand, keen eye and gay spirit... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 120100
(FLORIDA.) Narrative of A Voyage to the Spanish Main, in the Ship "Two Friends;"
London : 1819First edition of this anonymous account, "Almost entirely devoted to events in Florida during its last days under Spain, including the best narration of Captain McGregor's filibustering seizure of Amelia Island, account of Seminole Indians, etc." (Howes). Learn More£2,350.00
Stock Code: 20312
(FRANK, Robert.) BURGER-UTZER, Brigitta, & Stefan Grissemann (ed.) Frank Films.
Zurich : 2003First edition, first impression of this introduction to Frank's film work. Signed by Frank on the half title. Published on the occasion of the Diagonal Special "Robert Frank - Retrospektive der Filme und Videos", which was shown between 11 and 21 September 2003 as part of Graz Cultural Capital 2003. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 106182
(FRAZER, James George) BESTERMAN, Theodore (ed.) A Bibliography of Sir James George Frazer.
1934First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Frazer, anthropologist and author of The Golden Bough, on the half-title "A notre ami Francois Ceccaldi, en affectueuse reconnaissance de J. G. & L. Frazer". Also included is a plate from a different book illustrating the entrace to Trinity College, Cambridge (where Frazer was a fellow) taped to the front... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 59659
(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
(FRENCH NAVAL TACTICS.) Tactique des Torpilleurs d'Escadre.
[Paris : 1914First edition, designated Confidential and subsequently reclassified as Secret in manuscript, no other copy traced. A detailed handbook of French destroyer tactics which had currency throughout the First World War, corrections of January 1917 and March 1922 noted at the "Fiche des Corrections", and added to the text in red ink. That this was a practical... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 71043
(FRINK, Elisabeth.) WISEMAN, Caroline. Elisabeth Frink Original Prints Catalogue Raisonné.
London : 1998First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Allen, best wishes, Caroline." The first full-length study of Frink's printmaking. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 105299
(FRY, Roger.) NICHOLS, John Bowyer Buchanan (ed.) Words and Days a table-book of prose and verse compiled by Bowyer Nichols with an introduction by George Saintsbury.
London : First and only edition, presentation copy to Roger Fry, with the recipient's inscription on the front free endpaper, "R. E. Fry from the compiler. Dec. 2. 1903." Fry has also used the book, which has readings for each day of the year, as a birthday calendar for members of his family and other, noting their names or initials in pencil at the head of... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 46087
(FULLER, Buckminster.) LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Structural Anthropology.
London : 1968First UK edition, first impression. This copy from the library of Buckminster Fuller, with his ownership signature on the front free endpaper. Originally published in France in 1958. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 63480
(FURNITURE.) A Series, containing Forty-four Engravings in Colours, of Fashionable Furniture;
London : 1823First and only edition, V & A copy only on Copac, 6 copies on OCLC. A series of unusual and attractive designs "calculated for the use of upholsterers and of all who are concerned in the fabrication of household furniture" (Introduction). This volume is "particularly rich in window-draperies" - the first nineteen plates are curtains and drapes - for... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 74482
(FUTURE WORLD NOVEL.) The Reign of George VI.
London : 1763First edition of a scarce futuristic novel. "Uncanny in its choice of dates and in its prediction of the emergence of Russia and the United States as world powers, it describes a war between Britain and Russia (1900-01) which escalates into a world war between the British Empire and a coalition of Russia and France (1917-20) who between them have occupied... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 87375
(GATLING, Richard J.) Report of the Board of Officers … on Gatling Guns of Large Caliber for Flank-Defence - with two autograph letters signed to Edgar T. Welles.
Washington : 1874First edition. Engraved bookplate; "Compliments of the Acting Chief of Ordnance, U.S. Army" to the front pastedown. Two 2-page autograph letters signed on Gatling Gun Company stationery from Richard J. Gatling to Edgar T. Welles, son of Gideon Welles Civil War Secretary of the Navy, and secretary and treasurer of the Gatling Gun Co. In the first, dated... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 82902
(GAUGUIN, Paul.) PRATHER, Marla, & Charles F. Stuckey (eds.) A Retrospective.
New York : 1989Second edition. A selection of Gauguin's paintings combined with texts written about him by contemporaries as well as later critics. Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 90418
(GAY SUNSHINE PRESS.) Queer Dharma.
San Francisco : 1998-2000First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, of this unprecedented anthology of gay Buddhist writing. This copy derives from the personal collection of editor and publisher Winston Leyland, with his inscription "Winston Leyland July 2017" to both title pages. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123281
(GENTLEMAN IN TOWN.) A Letter from a Gentleman in Town to his Friend in the Country, Recommending the Necessity of Frugality.
London : 1750First edition of this epistolary tract on the virtue of frugality and the correlation between private and public economy, an early issue in which the imprint in square brackets is "price three pence" and catchword on p. 23 is "for". The author urges the reader, "at a time that this poor nation (once the envy, but now the reproach of her neighbours)... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 102359
(GILL, Eric & Mary, & Austen Barbe Harrison.) Dedication copy of From the Jerusalem Diary [and] two copies of From the Palestine Diary; [together with] a collection of correspondence to the dedicatee.A remarkable collection, including the dedication copy of the From the Jerusalem Diary, inscribed by the editor, Mary Gill, Eric Gill's widow, "To Austen St B. Harrison, with happy memories, from M.E.G.", with the Eric Gill-designed bookplate of Austen St Barbe Harrison to the front pastedown. Harrison, a close personal friend of Gill (1882-1940), was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118739
(GILL, Eric.) JOHNSTON, Edward. Manuscript & Inscription Letters
London : 1909First edition, first impression. Laid-in is a two-page autograph letter signed (on the back of printed galleys) from Mervyn Horder, prominent composer and, at the time, chairman and managing director of Gerald Duckworth & Co., Publishers, to the artist and illustrator Gwen Raverat. The letter concerns the commission of a press mark featuring the letter... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 43224