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...
A Story. Three Volumes ...
London: Remington & Co. Publishers ... 1889.
First edition. Stifled by her boring life as the pampered daughter of a rich Midlands banker, Edith runs away to the neighbouring Potteries. She uses skills acquired as an accomplished young lady of leisure to get a job in the local porcelain factory as painter on china. She soon finds herself promoted...
ERENBURG, Il’ia Grigorievich.
[Gomel], “Veka i Dni”, 1919.
First edition. Although primarily known in the West as a prose writer and journalist (his novel Ottepel’ (The Thaw, 1954) coined the term for the era in the post-Stalin period), Ehrenburg (1891–1967) in fact wrote poetry all his life. The title for this collection, published in the south-eastern...
ELLIS, Charles Thomas.
Practical Remarks and Precedents of Proceedings in Parliament; comprising the Standing Orders of both Houses,...
London, Brooke and Rider et al., 1802.
First edition of the earliest comprehensive treatment of the important subject of private bill legislation, being a greatly revised and enlarged version of the author’s Solicitor’s Instructor in Parliament concerning Estate and Inclosure Bills (1799). Further, updated editions and supplements were...
FAY, Charles Ryle.
Copartnership in Industry.
Cambridge, at the University Press, 1913.
First edition. Charles Ryle Fay (1884–1961) was a favourite pupil of Alfred Marshall, and in 1908 was elected to a fellowship at Christ’s College where he later became a reader in Economic History.
FIORILLO, Johann Dominicus.
Geschichte der zeichnenden Künste, von ihrer Wiederauflebung bis auf die neusten Zeiten ...
Göttingen, bei Johann Georg Rosenbusch, 1798 [and Johann Friederich Rower], 1801-1805.
First edition. Fiorillo began as a painter, studying in Rome and Bologna, but turned to art history and became a professor at the University of Gottingen and colleague of Lichtenberg, in 1781. His erudite survey of the art of painting throughout Europe was among the first to make use of medieval documentary...
Newton’s Principia, First Book, Sections I., II., III., with notes and illustrations.
London, Macmillan, 1880
Second imprint of the third edition. This book, first published in Cambridge in 1854, was intended and used as a text for university students. The author was formerly fellow of St. John’s College.
AUX GALERIES LAFAYETTE.
[Original artwork]. Shop frontage designs.
Two striking facades of the Galeries Lafayette building, with the outlines of figures and carriages in relief as a street scene between the two looks. The first shows various sporting pursuits under a globe topped by a boat, the second dancers.
Intorno alla iscrizione puteolana de’ Luccei osservazioni ...
Naples, Stamperia Reale, 1851.
First edition. Gervasio attempts a new interpretation of an ancient inscription discovered in Pozzuoli.
GLOBA, Andrei Pavlovich.
Korabli izdaleka [Ships from Afar].
Moscow & Petrograd, 1922.
First edition, an early collection by Globa (1888–1964), a popular Soviet writer whose poetry became well known as song lyrics.
GROSSI, G. B. Gennaro.
Le Belle Arti.
Naples, dalla tipografia del Giornale Enciclopedico, 1820.
First edition in book form, reprinted from the Giornale Enciclopedico di Napoli, with some additional material in an appendix to the second volume. The first volume is on the music and musicians of Naples, the second volume deals with Neapolitan painters up to the eighteenth century.
Niclaus Manuel. Leben und Werke eines Malers und Dichters. Kriegers, Staatsmannes und Reformators im sechszehnten...
Tubingen, Cotta, 1837.
First edition of the first separate biography of the Bern painter and woodcutter Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (1525-1571).
GUERINI, Professor Giovanni.
Fireside Entertainments; or, A Series of Interesting Tales ...
London: Chapman and Hall ... 1874.
First edition in English of Guerini’s Trenta Novelle (1873), a collection of short stories with contemporary or historical Italian settings by Bulwer-Lytton’s Italian translator. In the original language these stories--’Rubens’ Studio’, ‘The Uncle from America’, ‘Shut up in Church’,...
GUMILEV, Nikolai Stepanovich.
Farforovyi pavil’on. Kitaiskie Stikhi [The Porcelain Pavilion. Chinese poems].
Petrograd, “Mysl’”, 1922.
Second edition (first 1918) of Gumilev’s paraphrases of Chinese and Indonesian lyrics, published the year after his death.
GART DER GESUNDHEIT.
Mainz, Peter Schoeffer, 28 March 1485.
First edition. The Mainz Gart der Gesundheit marks the beginning of scientific naturalism in botanical book illustration, representing a conspicuous departure from the iconographic conventions of earlier incunable herbals. It is the first book published by Schoeffer in a vernacular language, and for...
[HILL, ‘Sir’ John, attributed author].
The Oeconomy of Human Life. Part the Second. Translated from an Indian Manuscript, found...
London: Printed for M. Cooper ... 1751.
First edition of this opportunistic work by the self-styled ‘Sir’ John Hill (so attributed in ESTC). It purports to be the sequel to Robert Dodsley’s highly successful The Oeconomy of Life (1750; sometimes attributed to P. D. Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield), and is written in the same poetic prose...