Consequences. A Novel ... in three Volumes ...
London: Richard Bentley and Son ... 1891.
First edition. A hasty marriage to a beautiful Spanish girl leads the young army officer George Kerr to repent at leisure. After a violent domestic quarrel in which he assaults his young wife, appalled at ‘the horror of the disgrace he had brought upon his manhood’, Kerr attempts suicide. The gun...
CHACHIKOV, Aleksandr Mikhailovich.
Moscow, Moscow Guild of Poets, 1927.
First edition of a collection which highlights the poet’s interest in the Caucasus and other (non-Russian) parts of the Soviet Union, often employing foreign words in the poems. A short vocabulary is appended. Chachikov produced a number of volumes of verse, including translations from Georgian.
GASSER, Simon Peter.
Einleitung zu den Oeconomischen Politischen und Cameral-Wissenschaften, worrinen für dieses mal die Oeconomico-Cameralia...
Halle, Wäysenhaus, 1729.
First edition. Simon Peter Gasser (1676–1745) was appointed by Friedrich Wilhelm I to the first chair of economy to be founded in Prussia, at the University of Halle in 1727, where Gasser had until then been a lecturer in law. The present work, an introduction to the science of cameralism, and dedicated...
Les trois veritez. Seconde edition reveue, corrigée, & de beaucoup augmentée.
Bordeaux, Simon Millanges, 1595.
Second, much enlarged edition of Charron’s first book, which sought to prove the existence of God, man’s need of religion, and – in the main part, with a heavy debt to Montaigne’s Christian scepticism – the truth of Catholicism against Protestantism.
COMMENTARY, in Latin; a complete paper leaf, double columns of 61 lines, the words commented on written in a large...
Much of the commentary is concerned with legal transactions and gives instructions about how to produce a valid legal document, such as putting the name of the reigning emperor at the start of the text. The commentary also discusses the different professions and occupations such as head of state, judge,...
Hotel de Belle Vue à Deutz vis-à-vis de Cologne tenu pour J.A. Kimmel. [
Cologne, c. 1850
A ambitious lithograph advertisement for the Hotel de Belle Vue in Deutz, facing Cologne over the Rhine. The finely engraved view of the hotel shows it with its surrounding park lying on the Rhine which is bustling with barges, there is a bridge crossing the river full of promenading people. The litho...
COLT HOARE, Sir Richard.
The Ancient History of South Wiltshire.
London, published by William Miller, printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1812.
First edition of a work which was an important step towards objective methods in field archaeology and established Colt Hoare’s reputation as an archaeologist. This is one of the few large paper copies.
CRAWFORD, F. Marion.
Saracinesca ... in three Volumes ...
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London. 1887.
First edition. The prolific American novelist F. Marion Crawford, born in Italy and for most of his life resident in Rome, enjoyed a phenomenal success both in England and America. Saracinesca is the first novel of his Roman tetralogy (with Sant’ Ilario, Don Orsino, and Corleone: a Sicilian Story),...
Fair and Free. By the Author of ‘A Modern Greek Heroine’ ... in three Volumes ...
London: Smith, Elder, & Co. ... 1882.
First edition. By the terms of her father’s will, Marcella Cassilys is only to inherit her fortune on marriage, or the wealth reverts to his sister. Her aunt therefore determines to prevent her marrying and does all in her power to ruin her niece’s reputation, persuading her to wear scandalously...
Wit and Mirth: or Pills to purge Melancholy; being a Collection of the best merry Ballads and Songs, old and...
London: Printed by W. Pearson, for J. Tonson ... 1719 [-20].
The first complete edition, second issue of volumes I-V with titles altered to the familiar Wit and Mirth from Songs Compleat, 1719 (a change at the time of the publication in 1720 of volume VI, which is always entitled Wit and Mirth).
DANSON, John Towne.
A Contribution towards an Investigation of the changes which have taken place in the condition of the people...
London, M. & W. Collis, 1848.
First edition, marked ‘for private circulation’, of a paper read before the Statistical Society on 21 February 1848.
DE LA FONTAINE, Jean.
Le quatrième livre de Contes et Nouvelles.
Paris, Xavier Havermans, 1930.
Volume IV only of the four volume set of Jean de la Fontaine’s works, number 14 of fourteen copies on japon blanc nacré a la cuve, from a total limited edition of 346 copies.
DE VITI DE MARCO, Antonio.
Principii di economia finanziaria.
Turin, Giulio Einaudi, 1939.
Revised and definitive edition. The economist and politician Antonio De Viti de Marco (1858–1943) was Professor of Political Economy and Public Finance at the Universities of Camerino, Macerata, Piava, and Rome. He ‘was not a prolific writer – he spent much time patiently revising his own works –...
Sui Soffitti memoria.
Venice, Alvisopoli, 1838.
New edition, dedicated to Count Antonio Trissino, as copies of the original edition were unprocurable.
[Greek title] De vitis, dogmatis & apophthegmatis eorum qui in philosophia claruerunt, libri X. (Edited by Henri...
[Geneva], Henri Estienne, 1570.
First Estienne edition of The Lives of the Philosophers, a very important edition in the original Greek, “in which appear for the first time many passages discovered in manuscripts by Estienne. The volume also contains 36 pages of important textual annotations by Henri Estienne and 3 pages of notes...
On economic theory and socialism. Collected papers.
London, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1956.
First edition, second impression. This work includes Dobb’s critique of ‘market socialism’ as developed by Oscar Lange and Abba Lerner, which first appeared in the Economic Journal, (1933).
[DOBB, Maurice.] FEINSTEIN, C. H., editor.
Socialism, Capitalism and Economic Growth. Essays presented to Maurice Dobb.
Cambridge, University Press, 1967.
First edition. A Festschrift for Maurice Dobb with contributions from Joan Robinson, Michael Kalecki, Jan Tinbergen, Robert Solow, etc. It is valuable too, for the comprehensive bibliography of Dobb’s writings.
DOLLMAN, Francis C.
Examples of antient pulpits existing in England, selected and drawn from sketches and measurements taken on...
First edition of this scholarly study of gothic pulpits by a student of the elder Pugin.
A collection of photographs of caves in the Dordogne.
[France, c. 1900].
A collection of photographs of the Paleolithic grottes and abris of the Les Eyzies district of the Dordogne, first excavated by Lartet and Christy in the 1860s. The photographs show the hillsides where the caves are situated, with individual houses or whole villages built into the mountains, the occasional...
The Touchstone: a series of letters on social, literary, and political subjects. Originally published in the...
Newcastle, R. Todd, 1863.
First edition. Thomas Doubleday (1790–1870), the son of a Newcastle soap manufacturer, ‘was a radical of Cobbett’s stamp [and] of great influence during the agitation for the Reform Act of 1832’ (Palgrave I, 634). He had also indirectly attacked Malthus in The True Law of Population shewn to...