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  1. FRESNE, François Ebaudy de.

    Traité d’Agriculture. Considérée tant en elle même que dans ses rapports d’économie politique....

    Paris, De Bray, 1788

    First edition, scarce. ‘According to De Fresne (1743-1815), French agriculture was suffering from the undue extent of corn-growing, and an excessive consumption of fodder in large towns ... He advocates the extension of pasture lands, and a more developed production of cattle and consumption of meat...

    £2250

  2. FROST, Percival.

    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.

    £75

  3. AUX GALERIES LAFAYETTE.

    [Original artwork]. Shop frontage designs.

    Paris, c.1900.

    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.

    £750

  4. GANTT, Henry Laurence.

    Travail, Salaires et Bénéfices … Introduction par C. Bertrand Thompson avec 17 figures et diagrammes...

    Paris, Payot, 1921.

    First edition in French, translated from the second American edition of Gantt’s Work, Wages and Profits (1916).

    £80

  5. GERVASIO, Agostino.

    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.

    £150

  6. 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.

    £100

  7. GOING, Charles Buxton.

    Principes d’organisation industrielle … Introduction par C. Bertrand Thompson.

    Paris, Payot, 1922.

    First French translation of Going’s Principles of Industrial Engineering (1911). Only 2 copies recorded in NUC (NN, MH).

    £70

  8. GOURAUD, Charles.

    Socialism Unmasked: a plain lecture. From the French of Charles Gourard [sic].

    London, George Slater, 1850.

    First edition in English of Le socialisme dévoilé (1849), translated and published in London as ‘it must not be forgotten, that at the present moment several of the most able, and therefore most dangerous, apostles of this pernicious doctrine are fugitives in England; and it is, moreover, well known...

    £350

  9. 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.

    £150

  10. GROTIUS, Hugo.

    Annales et Historiae de rebus Belgicis.

    Amsterdam, J. Blaeu, 1657.

    First edition of the great jurists’ Annals of the Low Countries, his one work of history.

    £2250

  11. GRÜNEISEN, C.

    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).

    £250

  12. 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’,...

    £150

  13. 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.

    £100

  14. 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...

    £750

  15. [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...

    £350

  16. [HILL, ‘Sir’ John].

    The Adventures of Mr. George Edwards, a Creole.

    London: Printed for T. Osborne ... 1751.

    First edition of a novel written in the year that the self-styled ‘Sir’ John Hill, apothecary and quack, began writing the ‘Inspector’ essays that turned into the contrived and then real ‘paper war’ with Fielding and Smart.

    £1500

  17. HOBHOUSE, Leonard Trelawny.

    The labour movement.

    London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1893.

    First edition of Hobhouse’s first book. ‘From the late 1880s Hobhouse had developed a keen interest in trade union affairs. He supported the cause of the dock strike in 1889, and came into contact with labour leaders such as Tom Mann and Ben Tillett. He also visited Toynbee Hall, and exchanged views...

    £150

  18. [FROBEN, Johannes].

    Portrait, after Holbein the Younger, showing the scholar-printer half-length, to right, black fur-lined dress,...

    The original of this celebrated portrait is lost, and it only survives in copies. There is one at Hampton Court, for example. See the account in Oliver Miller, Tudor, Stuart and early Georgian Paintings in the Royal Collection, 1963. There are two copies in the Öffentliche Kunstsammlung at Basel (357, 1910).

    £12000

  19. HORACE.

    Opera omnia.

    Paris, A. Mesnier [printed by Didot fils with the type cut by Henri Didot], 1828.

    A scarce Miniature Book. “One of the typographical wonders and an unsurpassed feat as far as minuteness and beauty of type is concerned” (Spielmann 201).

    £600

  20. JACOB, William.

    Report on the Trade in Foreign Corn, and on the Agriculture of the north of Europe … To which is added, an Appendix...

    London, James Ridgway, 1826.

    First edition; two further editions were published the same year. William Jacob (1762?–1851) was appointed to the comptrollership of corn returns in 1822. ‘He was commissioned by the Government in 1825 and 1827 to report on the condition of agriculture in some of the states of northern Europe; the...

    £220