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Le Capital. by MARX, Karl

Paris: Éditeurs, Maurice Lachatre et Cie,, [1872-5]. A fine presentation copy of the first edition in French Tall quarto (277 x 194 mm). Rebacked in black quarter morocco, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in blind, dark brown pebble-grain cloth over boa...

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£575,000.00


Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies. Published according to the true Original Copies. The third Impression. by SHAKESPEARE, William

London: Printed for P.C. 1664 (first-issue title: Philip Chetwinde,, 1663). The rare Third Folio, many copies of which were destroyed in the Great Fire of London, this copy with both states of the title page and the additional plays, including Pericles M...

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£500,000.00


The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts. by KENNEDY, John F

c.1945-63. Outside of Bobby, President Kennedy had one really close friend and that was Dave Powers" - the David Powers collection of JFK's speeches and manuscripts prior to the Presidency Together 73 items, autograph and manuscript material as individua...

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£375,000.00


On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, by DARWIN, Charles

London: John Murray,, 1859. Ushering in a new era of thought about the nature of man Octavo gathered and signed in 12s. Original green diagonal-wave-grain cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, covers ornamentally blocked in blind, pale brown coate...

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£275,000.00


Autograph manuscript notes on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. by NAPOLEON I

Valence: July, 1791. The young Napoleon responds with delight to the foundational work of political economy Folio, manuscript in French written in ink, margin traced in red crayon. Approximately 1,500 words in the autograph of Napoleon, clearly legible, ...

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£250,000.00


[In Greek:] Works. by HOMER

Florence: [Printer of Vergilius (C 6061)], for Bernardus and Nerius Nerlius and Demetrius Damilas, [not before 13 Jan. , 1488/89]. First printing in Greek of the Iliad and the Odyssey 2 volumes, folio (312 x 216 mm). Late 18th-century red long-grain moro...

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£250,000.00


Leaves of Grass. by WHITMAN, Walt

Brooklyn, NY: [for the Author,], 1855. Whitman's great song of America, in the first and most elaborate state of the delicate binding Small folio. First state binding (Myerson A) of original dark olive-green coarse ribbed-morocco cloth, covers with tripl...

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£250,000.00


Collection of autograph letters signed to the dedicatees of The Magician's Nephew. by LEWIS, C. S

24 January 1954 - 26 March , 1963. Lewis writes to the young dedicatees of the penultimate Narnia book Together 56 items, comprising: 23 autograph letters signed and 6 typed notes signed (written from Magdalen College, Oxford; The Kilns, Kiln Lane, Headi...

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£200,000.00


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. by SMITH, Adam

London: printed for W. Strahan; and T. Cadell,, 1776. The first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM) 2 volumes, quarto (285 x 223 mm). Contemporary mottled calf, neatly rebacked preserving the original smooth spines, twin red and green ...

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£195,000.00


Dubliners. by JOYCE, James

London: Grant Richards Ltd,, 1914. One of the very first presentation copies, to a young Triestine lady friend Octavo. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt. Spine ends and corners bumped and very slightly rubbed, small indentation ...

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£195,000.00


Zapiski iz mertvago doma (Notes from the House of the Dead). by DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor

St Petersburg: Iosafat Ogrizko,, 1862. I don't know a better book in all literature" (Tolstoy) - an exceedingly rare presentation copy, inscribed to his friend who saw him off to Siberian exile 2 volumes, octavo (203 x 133 mm). Recent Russian brown half ...

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£185,000.00


The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by BOSWELL, James

London: by Henry Baldwin, for Charles Dilly,, 1791 & 1793. Presentation copies, inscribed in both the Life and the Principal Corrections, to his friend who helped decipher Johnson's handwriting Together 2 works bound in 2 volumes, quarto (275 x 217 mm). ...

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£185,000.00


Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. by SHAKESPEARE, William

London: for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, and R. Bentley,, 1685. The Fourth Folio, a tall copy in handsome diced russia Folio (369 x 234 mm). Late 18th-century diced russia, spine divided in six compartments by double raised bands, gilt-lettered direct in ...

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£185,000.00


Das Kapital. by MARX, Karl

Hamburg: Otto Meissner,, 1867. Advance review copy of the first volume, in the original printed wrappers Volume 1: octavo. Original printed yellow wrappers, spine and front wrapper lettered in black, front wrapper stamped "Recensionsexemplar", printed sl...

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£175,000.00


Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities by HAMILTON, Sir William

Naples: Morelli,, 1766-7 [actually 1767-76]. One of the most influential art publications of the 18th century", the basis for the Wedgwood style, which also helped to establish modern archaeological discourse 4 volumes, folio (470 x 340 mm). Contemporary...

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£160,000.00


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