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  1. ALAI, Beatrice.

    Le miniature Italiane del Kupferstichkabinett di Berlino.

    Florence, Edizioni Polistampa, 2019.

    From the presentation leaf: ‘Bernard Quaritch Ltd is delighted to be a sponsor of this magnificent publication. We feel sure that our German founder, both as publisher of scholarly works and dealer in medieval manuscripts, would have been proud to support Beatrice Alai’s catalogue of the Italian...

    £67

  2. PARETO, Vilfredo, and Arthur LIVINGSTONE (editor).

    The Mind and Society [Trattato di sociologia generale].

    New York and London, Harcourt, Brace & Company and Jonathan Cape, 1935.

    First edition in English of Pareto’s greatest contribution to sociology, first published in Italian in 1916.

    £125

  3. OSCAR WILDE: A Man for Our Times.

    A Catalogue of Selected Items from the Collection of Jeremy Mason. By Jeremy Mason, edited by...

    London, Bonhams, 2021.

    “He belongs to our world more than to Victoria’s. Now, beyond the reach of scandal, his best writings validated by time, he comes before us still, a towering figure, laughing and weeping, with parables and paradoxes, so generous, so amusing, and so right.” Richard Ellmann, Oscar Wilde.

    £20

  4. [MACKINTOSH, William].

    Des Herrn Mackintosh’s Reisen durch Europa, Asia und Africa, worinnen die Charaktere, Gebräuche, Sitten...

    Leipzig, Friedrich Gotthold Jacobäer, 1785.

    First edition in German (first English 1782). Composed of seventy-two letters written during the course of a trip to India, dealing largely with the government and economies of the East Indies. In letter 25, (pp. 134-140), Mackintosh reports that at the Cape of Good Hope in April 1799, one Daniel Barwell...

    £300

  5. GRINKE, Paul.

    From Wunderkammer to Museum.

    [London], Quaritch, 2012.

    A revised and illustrated edition of our 1984 catalogue of early books on cabinets of curiosities and collecting, written by Paul Grinke, who has added a new preface and a selective bibliography of books on the subject published since 1970.

    £35