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  1. KNIGHT, Herbert Billingshurst Finlay.

    A Girl with a Temper. A Romance of the Wills Act ... in three Volumes ...

    London: Richard Bentley & Son ... 1892.

    First edition. In an attempt to prevent his niece marrying against his wishes, old Sir Arthur Peyto leaves his estate to Celia on condition that she does not marry the barrister Miles Millington, but does marry within a year of the will. Celia’s cousin, who stands to benefit if the terms of the will...

    £450

  2. KÖLLIKER, Albert von.

    Handbuch der Gewebelehre des Menschen für Aerzte und Studierende.

    Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1852.

    first edition, scarce. ‘A Swiss by birth, Kölliker received his medical education by attending Müller’s lectures in Berlin and studying at Heidelberg where he graduated. After serving as prosector for Henle in Zurich, Kölliker was called to Würzburg where he remained for half a century. A genius,...

    £1600

  3. KOROLEVICH, Vladimir.

    Sady Dofina [The Gardens of the Dauphin].

    Moscow, [“Sinema”,] 1918.

    First (and only?) edition. The poems are divided into two sections: ‘The Gardens of the Dauphin’ and ‘Sacred Spring’. Aside from these restful, often religious lyrics, Korolevich evidently had an interest in the cinema; he later published works on director Erich von Stroheim and silent-film actress...

    £150

  4. KUNCKEL VON LÖWENSTERN, Johann.

    Collegium physico-chemicum experimentale, Oder Laboratorium Chymicum, In welchem Deutlich und...

    Hamburg and Leipzig, Samuel Heyl, 1716.

    the rare first edition of a famous chemical handbook, the most important work of the leading german chemist of the second half of the seventeenth century. Partington, devoting pp. 361-77 of vol. II to Kunckel, gives ‘a nearly complete bibliographical account with comment’ (Marie Boas Hall in DSB),...

    £4000

  5. KUSIKOV, Aleksandr Borisovich, pseud. [i.e. Boris Kusikian].

    Koevangelieran [Ko-gospel-ran].

    Moscow, “Imazhinisty”, 1920.

    First edition. It is difficult to piece together a cohesive picture of Aleksandr Kusikov. His romanticized self-image was one of a wild mountain-dweller, and the Circassian trappings with which he surrounded himself (he was born in 1896 in Armavir to a large Armenian family called Kusikian) were clearly...

    £100

  6. KUSIKOV, Aleksandr Borisovich, pseud. [i.e. Boris Kusikian].

    Al’-barrak. Poemy.

    Berlin, “Skify”, 1922.

    First edition, containing five poems on Islamic themes: ‘Al-Barrak’, ‘Al-Kadr’, ‘Julfikar’, ‘Iskandar Namah’ (1921), and ‘Ko-gospel-ran’.

    £150

  7. LANCASTER, Joseph.

    Autograph letter, signed at the end, to Hugh Fortescue, Viscount Ebrington.

    22 Elliotts Row, Southwark, 4 December 1814.

    A desperate and personal appeal for funds from the educationist Joseph Lancaster, founder of the Lancasterian system of mutual education, to the abolitionist MP Hugh Fortescue, second Earl Fortescue.

    £650

  8. [LAWRENCE, George Alfred].

    Barren Honour. A Tale. By the Author of ‘Guy Livingstone.’ In two Volumes ...

    London: Parker, Son, and Bourn ... 1862.

    First edition. Lawrence has been grouped with Kingsley and Hughes in the ‘muscular’ school of Victorian fiction with its sturdy heroes and Christian Socialism. Barren Honour is ‘a study of magnificently chivalrous self-destruction’ on the part of its hero Sir Alan Wyverne, ‘a thoroughbred’...

    £350

  9. LEBEDEV, V. P.

    175 godovshchina Pervago Kadetskago korpusa. 17 fevralia 1907 g. [175th Anniversary of the First Corps of Cadets,...

    [St Petersburg,] Press of the First Corps of Cadets, 1906.

    Only edition of this collection of poems commemorating the 175th anniversary of the First Corps of Cadets, set up under Anna Ivanovna. Each of the ten ‘scenes in verse’ is narrated by a cadet, once for each Tsar under which the Corps has served.

    £180

  10. LEONOV, Leonid Maksimovich.

    Begstvo Mistera Mak-Kinli. Kinopovest’ [Mr MacKinley’s Flight. A Screen-play].

    Moscow, Sovetskaia Rossiia, 1963.

    First edition: Leonov’s screen-play satirising Western capitalist society, used by Mikhail Shveister in 1975 for his film of the same name.

    £100

  11. LIEBER, Francis.

    Autograph letter in French, signed ‘François Lieber’, to Joseph Bonaparte, comte de Survilliers, Napoleon’s...

    Columbia, South Carolina, 9 May 1836.

    The German-American political scientist Francis Lieber (1800–1872) was a prolific theorist of political ethics and jurisprudence. He emigrated to Boston in 1827, where he impressed John Quincy Adams, and became Tocqueville’s principal informant for Democracy in America (1835–40). In 1835 he was...

    £425

  12. LIST, Friedrich.

    Schriften / Reden / Briefe. Band I [– X] … Herausgegeben von Erwin V. Beckerath / Karl Goeser / Friedrich...

    Berlin, Reimar Hobbing, 1927–35.

    First comprehensive edition of the complete works of Friedrich List (1789–1846), and first appearance in print of a number of the texts; a previous three-volume works edition, Gesammelte Schriften, had appeared in 1850–51, shortly after his death. The present edition comprises vol. I: Der Kampf...

    £1500

  13. LITTLE, James Stanley.

    My Royal Father. A Story for Women ... in three Volumes ...

    London: F. V. White ... 1886.

    First edition. When Raymond FitzCharles, the lost heir to the dukedom of Tiddborough, is discovered in the diamond fields of South Africa, various family members conspire to bring about his ruin and prevent his establishing his claim to the title. Chief amongst Raymond’s enemies is his cousin Gaston...

    £450

  14. [PIRANDELLO, Luigi.]

    LO VECCHIO MUSTI, Manlio. Bibliografia di Pirandello.

    Verona, Mondadori, 1937.

    First edition of this authoritative bibliography of Pirandello, published just a year after his death. It includes a long introductory essay by Massimo Bontempelli.

    £100

  15. LONG, Clarence D.

    The Labor Force under Changing Income and Employment.

    Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1958.

    First edition.

    £40

  16. LONG, Clarence D.

    Wages and Earnings in the United States 1860–1890.

    Princeton, Princeton University Press, 1960.

    First edition. ‘Industrial wages are one of the critical factors to be considered in judging whether the U.S. economy will experience further inflation. Their impact on employment, income distribution, incentives to work, and labor mobility is equally important, and interest in wages has never been...

    £50

  17. LUCIAN, of Samosata.

    Deorum dialogi... una cum interpretatione e regione latina nusquam antea impressi...

    Strassbourg, Johannes Schott, 1515.

    First edition edited and translated by the German humanist (and musician) Ottmar Nachtgall.

    £2100

  18. LYTTON, Rosina Doyle Bulwer, Dowager Lady Lytton.

    Shells from the Sands of Time.

    London: Bickers and Son … 1876.

    First edition of a collection of essays by the Limerick-born novelist, on Pepys, masques, pity, essays, servants, Macaulay, and other subjects, with two ghost stories at the end.

    £150

  19. MADELENET, Gabriel.

    Carminum libellus. Parisiis, apud Claudium Cramoisy... M. DC. LXII.

    Paris, 1662.

    First edition, the author’s only book, edited after his death by Loménie de Brienne, this copy ruled in red and bound for the editor with his arms.

    £2250