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  1. MAINE DE BIRAN. [MARIE FRANÇOIS PIERRE GONTHIER DE BIRAN.]

    Influence de l’Habitude sur la Faculté de Penser.

    Paris, Henrichs, 1803.

    First edition of Maine de Biran’s first major work, in which he draws a distinction between what he calls passive habits, i.e. sensations and impressions which become dulled with repetition, and active habits, i.e. those which are conscious, and willed. “The effect of this, which was borne out by...

    £2000

  2. [MALAPARTE, Curzio, pseud.] SUCHERT, Kurt Erich.

    Le nozze degli eunuchi.

    Rome, Casa Editrice Rassegna Internazionale, [1921].

    Very rare first edition of this early collection of essays by the Tuscan political activist, journalist and essayist Curzio Malaparte (1898-1957), ‘one of Italy’s most charming and contradictory figures. Malaparte espoused various radical (and diametrically opposed) philosophical and political doctrines...

    £450

  3. MARLO, Karl [pseudonym of Karl Georg WINKELBLECH].

    Untersuchungen über die Organisation der Arbeit oder System der Weltökonomie …...

    First complete edition of Winkelblech’s principal work, first published in 1850–9, which has been hailed as ‘one of the ablest statements of German socialism’ (Encyclopedia of Social Reform, p. 1395). It remained unfinished at the author’s death, and it was the praise of Schäffle in his Kapitalismus...

    £850

  4. MARSHALL, Alfred.

    Official papers.

    London, Macmillan for the Royal Economic Society, 1926.

    First collected edition of all the written memoranda and oral evidence Marshall prepared on economic questions for government departments and official enquiries, with the exception of his work on the Labour Commission. The collection was edited by Keynes, who provides a preface: ‘generally speaking,...

    £150

  5. MARSHALL, W.

    Monsell Digby. A Novel, in three Volumes ...

    London: Remington and Co. ... 1880.

    First edition. Set in industrial and rural Lancashire against the background of the economic unrest of 1815, Monsell Digby follows the fortunes of a number of young men caught up in a murderous Luddite riot and its aftermath. Not in NUC and Supplement; UCLA and Texas only on OCLC. Wolff 4582.

    £400

  6. MAYER, L.A, et al.

    Some Principal Religious Buildings in Israel.

    Jerusalem, Ministry of Religious Affairs, 1950.

    A description of some of the principal Muslim religious sites in Israel.

    £0

  7. MENGER, Anton.

    Das Recht auf den vollen Arbeitsertrag in geschichtlicher Darstellung.

    Stuttgart, J. G. Cotta, 1886.

    First edition of a work described by Gide and Rist as ‘indispensable à consulter pour l’histoire du socialisme’. There are chapters on Godwin, Hall, Thompson, Saint-Simon and his followers, Proudhon, Rodbertus, Marx, Louis Blanc and Ferdinand Lassalle.

    £450

  8. MEREDITH, George.

    One of our Conquerors ... In three Volumes ...

    London: Chapman and Hall ... 1891.

    First edition of a ‘striking study of marital misery’ (Sutherland). Sadleir 1700.

    £400

  9. MEREDITH, George.

    One of our Conquerors ... In three Volumes ...

    London: Chapman and Hall ... 1891.

    First edition of a ‘striking study of marital misery’ (Sutherland). Sadleir 1700.

    £300

  10. MICHELETTI, Giacomo Lolli.

    Tivoli illustrata proposta ai giovani della medesima citta.

    Rome, Mordacchini, 1818.

    First edition of this history of Tivoli.

    £225

  11. MICHETTI, Charles.

    Catalogue des estampes des plus grands maitres, tableaux, bagues, livres, vases, idoles, &. qui composent la...

    Vienna, 1790.

    First edition. Description of the cabinet assembled by Charles Michetti in Vienna. Michetti stresses in his introduction that his collection was put together not for financial gain but because he liked the look of the pieces and appreciated their artistic merit. The bulk of the collection is made up...

    £350

  12. [MIDGLEY, Samuel].

    Halifax, and its Gibbet-Law placed in a true Light. Together with a Description of the Town, the Nature of the...

    Halifax, P. Darney for John Bentley, [1761].

    Second edition; ‘the real author of this volume was Dr S[amuel] Midgley, a physician, who wrote it while in Halifax jail, for debt, where he died, 1695. His poverty prevented him from printing it, and William Bentl[e]y claimed the honor of writing the work after Midgley’s death’ (Marvin), publishing...

    £450

  13. [MORCELLI, Stefano Antonio.]

    Indicazione antiquaria per la Villa suburbana dell’eccelentissima casa Albani.

    Rome, presso Vincenzo Proggioli, 1803.

    Second, enlarged edition of Morcelli’s guide book to the collection of sculptures and inscriptions accumulated in the Villa Albani by the collector and patron of art Cardinal Alessandro Albani (1692-1779). Albani had employed Winckelmann as his librarian and curator of his collection. The collection...

    £350

  14. MOREAU DE JONNÈS, Alexandre.

    Statistique des peuples de l’antiquité: les Égyptiens, les Hébreux, les Grecs, les Romains et...

    Paris, Guillaumin, 1851.

    First edition of the first work to apply statistics to the study of ancient civilizations, using new statistical methods to analyse ancient texts, together with a rare tiré-à-part in which the author discusses punishment and justice in the Middle Ages, again from a statistical standpoint.

    £450

  15. MORELLET, André, Abbé.

    Lettres inédites … sur l’histoire politique et littéraire des années 1806 et 1807 …

    Paris, Ladvocat [and London, Martin Bossange], 1822.

    First edition of a collection of fourteen letters from the Abbé Morellet (1727–1819) to an anonymous correspondent in Italy, published as a supplement to his Mémoires sur le XVIIIe siècle et sur la Révolution (1821).

    £200

  16. MORGAGNI, Giovanni Battista.

    Epistolae anatomicae duae, novas observationes, & animadversationes complectens, quibus anatome augetur,...

    Leiden, J. à Kerkhem, 1728.

    FIRST EDITION. ‘The two anatomical essays in this work constitute a detailed review of the anatomy and physiological functions of the liver. Although the historical aspects of the subject are emphasized, Morgagni includes many of his own observations’ (Heirs of Hippocrates on the edition of 1762).

    £1200

  17. MOROZOV, Nikolai Aleksandrovich.

    Zvezdnyia pesni … [Celestial Songs].

    Moscow, “Zadruga”, 1920.

    First published in 1910, this second, enlarged edition is the ‘first complete edition’ of Morozov’s poetry, bringing the collection up-to-date (i.e. 1919). We offer volume I; a second appeared in 1921.

    £120

  18. MOROZOV, Mikhail Mikhailovich.

    O’tao. Drama v 2-kh deistviiakh [Drama in Two Acts].

    Moscow, Sozvezdie, 1921.

    First edition of a short play, set in Japan, by the Shakespeare scholar and translator M. M. Morozov (1897–1952). It was premiered on 15 June 1921.

    £100

  19. [MOSS, Frederick Joseph, attributed author].

    Notes on Political Economy from the Colonial Point of View. By a New Zealand Colonist.

    London: R. & R. Clark, Limited for Macmillan and Co., 1897.

    First edition. Moss (1827/1828-1904) was born on St Helena and, after a rudimentary education on the island, was sent to work for an uncle in Port Elizabeth, South Africa at the age of 12 or 13. He returned to St Helena in 1847 and then emigrated to South Africa in 1857, but left for New Zealand, due...

    £150