[WALKER.] MUNROE, James Phinney.
A Life of Francis Amasa Walker.
New York, Henry Holt & Company, 1923.
First edition. Francis Amasa Walker (1799–1875), son of a blacksmith, was one of the leading propounder of free-trade. ‘He devoted himself primarily to politics and education. He served in the legislature as secretary to the State of Massachusetts. His opposition to slavery was such that he co-operated...
Notice des tableaux exposés dans la Galerie Napoléon.
Paris, Bubray, 1810.
Pocket guide to the pictures exhibited in the Musée Napoléon. The collection was largely composed of paintings looted by Napoleon; the museum was dissolved after Waterloo and and attempts were made to return the pictures to their rightful owners.
Vinzenz und die Freundin bedeutender Männer. Posse in drei Akten.
Berlin, Ernst Rowohlt Verlag, 1924.
Rare first edition of Musil’s early farce.
Asian Drama. An inquiry into the poverty of nations.
New York, Pantheon, 1968.
Third printing, published in the same year as the first edition, of this important study which took ten years to complete.
NAYLOR, Emmett Hay.
Trade Associations: their Organization and Management.
New York, The Ronald Press Company, 1921.
First edition of a comprehensive history of trade associations, written by the President of the American Trade Association Executives.
[PARACELSUS.] [NEOTECHNUS, Henricus, editor.]
Deus, qui transfert & stabilit regna. VI. Prognostica von Vernenderung und zufälligem...
A very rare edition of this collection of prognostications, edited by the Naumburg physician Henricus Neotechnus. The fourth, and most extensive Prognosticon in the collection, is by Paracelsus, published, with slight alterations, after the one printed by Huser in his Works edition of 1589.
Della via Portuense e dell’ antica città di Porto ...
First edition. Lacks the plate volume.
Der Gedanke der Autarkie im Merkantilismus von einst und im Neomerkantilismus von gestern.
Zürich, H. Girsberger, 1945.
First edition of Niehan’s work on the idea of self-sufficiency in the age of Mercantilism, published as volume 37 of the series Zürcher Volkswirtschaftlicje Forschungen, under the editorship of M. Saitzew. Niehans (1920-2007), a distinguished economist, taught at the Universities of Zurich, Johns...
Marmor Estonianum seu Dissertatio de sella marmorea votiva Estoniae, in Agro Northamptoniensi conservata.
London, Typis J. Bettenham, 1744.
First edition of Nixon’s essay on the well preserved fragment of an ancient marble seat, with a Greek inscription, unearthed in a Northamptonshire field by a farmer ploughing.
NORDMARK, Zacharias, Praes.
Dissertationem, de respiratione in Montibus altissimis. Pro gradu publicae censurae subjicit Petrus...
Upsala, J.F. Erdman, 1797.
Very rare dissertation on respiration at high altitude, an early treatment of the subject. In this interesting treatise the author discusses changes in atmospheric pressure at different altitudes, scarcity of air and its inelasticity caused by low temperatures, the effects on the respiratory system,...
Gulielmi Paradini Anchemani Epigrammata ...
Lyons, Ant. Gryphius, 1581.
First and only edition of this French historian’s poetry including verses about or addressed to Ronsard, Pontus de Tyard, Claude Rouillet, and the Lyons printers Sébastien and Antoine Gryphe, and Jean de Tournes.
Compendio di Sociologia generale per cura di Giulio Farina.
Florence, G. Barbèra, 1920.
First edition of an abridged version of the Trattato di Sociologia Generale (1916), Pareto’s principal contribution to sociology.
[Title in Greek.] Graeciae descriptio accurata... cum Latina Romuli Amasaei interpretatione. Accesserunt Gul. Xylandri...
Brunet IV 455; Graesse V 177.
Weitere Beiträge zur Texteskritik des Pausanias von Hermann Hitzig. Dem Jahresbericht des Gymnasiums in Burgdorf vom...
Bern, Druck von B. F. Haller, 1876.
Geschichte der Buchhaltung in Deutschland.
Leipzig, G. A. Gloeckner, 1913.
First edition of this standard, but important, work on the history of German book-keeping. Balduin Penndorf (1873–1941) published numerous works on accountancy, including a translation (1933) of Pacioli’s important Summa di Arithmetica Geometria Proportioni e Proportionalità (1494).
SOKOLOV, Ippolit Vasilevich, et al.
First edition: four short poems from the leading Soviet film critic Ippolit Sokolov, together with lyric pieces by two minor writers, Boris Pereleshin and Aleksandr Rakitnikov.
PETNIKOV, Grigorii Nikolaevich.
Kniga Marii zazhgi snega [The Book of ‘Mary Light the Snows’].
St Petersburg, “Liren’”, 1920.
First edition of the last of the poet-translator’s books to be published by Liren’, the publishing house he founded together with Aseev in 1914. ‘Mary light the snows [and set the meadows playing]’ is a reference to a Russian folk-name for 1 April, the feast-day of St Mary of Egypt and the traditional...
PICTET DE ROCHEMONT, Charles.
Geneva, J. J. Paschoud, 1802.
First edition by the Swiss agronomist Pictet (1755–1824) who, from 1796, edited the Journal d’agriculture, part of the Bibliothèque de Genève. An expert in all fields of rural economy, he introduced merino sheep into Switzerland and promoted crop rotation in that country by his own example.
PLANAS, D. Eusebio.
Historia de una mujer. Album de cincuenta cromos.
Barcelona, Juan Aleu y Fugarull, 1880.
First edition. A chronicle in pictures of the life of a beautiful modern woman, and her adventures and misadventures with men: in front of fashionable Madrid shop-fronts, in her boudoir, on the balcony, on the stage and in the dressing-room, at balls and dinner parties, in a train, the Alps, the 1878...
PORTA, Giovanni Battista della.
De occultis literarum notis seu artis animi sensa occulte aliis significandi, aut ab aliis significata...
Montbéliard, Jaques Foillet for Lazarus Zetzner, 1593.
Third edition (the second authorised), revised by the author, complete with appendix, index, and three volvelles, as yet unassembled, on one sheet. this edition includes at the end ‘cryptology’s first set of synoptic tables. These showed in graphic form the path the cryptanalyst must follow in his...