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JEVONS (William Stanley): The Theory of Political Economy ... with Notes and an Extension of the Bibliography of Mathematical Economic Writings by H. Stanley Jevons,
fourth edition, lxiv, 339pp tall 8vo, original orange/red cloth, an excellent largely unopened copy, London, Macmillan, 1911. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST *This edition has a new 5 page introduction by Jevons's son and there are three appendixes that are added here for the first time. The first is the editor's "attempt to elucidate my father's treatment of the theory of interest"; the second is the printing of a fragment of Jevons's MS on Capital and Interest and the third is a reprint of Jevons's first statement of his newly devised mathematical theory of economics. The bibliography is also updated in this edition. Often cited as "the first book of modern economics," Marshall wrote in response to this book that Jevons's economic work, "will probably be found to have more constructive force than any save that of Ricardo that has been done during the last hundred years." This is the book that contains the development of Jevons's major economic idea; the marginal utility concept. "Jevons was very conscious of being a revolutionary attempting to overthrow "the noxious influence of authority" of Mill and Ricardo. The Theory of Political Economy has marked inconclastic flavour and much of it is brilliantly written and full of strikingly original phrases..." - Blaug, Great Economists Before Keynes, p.101. Jevons's contributions to economics came at a time when there was much debate as to the appropriate method and future form of the science. Jevons's views on these points were clear and farsighted. He had no doubt that the deductive method which had served the classical authors so well did not need to be replaced, but rather reformed; and to a large extent that reform would consist in the explicit use of mathematical techniques. In the light of his work on logic and scientific method it was clear to Jevons that Economics belonged to the class of sciences "which besides being logical are also mathematical" "...our science must be mathematical, simply because it deals with quantities". As to the form of the science, he was equally clear "it will no longer be possible to treat political economy as if it were a single undivided and indivisible science". Nevertheless, in whatever ways the subject might become divided and specialized, it would be pervaded by certain general principles. In the Theory of Political Economy Jevons set himself to the investigation of these principles "to the tracing out of the mechanics of self-interest and utility. But he also made substantial contributions to other divisions of the subject especially in the study of movements of price level, the trade cycle, the economics of exhaustible resources and in questions of economic policy and the role of the state. The work of Jevons thus significantly affected both the foundations of economic theory and the superstructure of applied economics.... Jevons himself recognized and understood the relationships between theory and measurement in economics more fully and more deeply than most of his contemporaries. He stressed that to say that economics must be a mathematical science did not imply that it must be an exact science, with accurately measurable data. Mathematical theories could be developed in advance of measurements; but the data were there to be measured and Jevons set an outstanding example in both the painstaking collection and the inspired interpretation of masses of statistical information. He not only recognized the importance for theory of measuring economic quantities, but was among the first to bring out the significance for theory of the concept of the dimensions of such quantities, including notably the time dimension in many aspects of consumption, production and investment." New Palgrave, p.1009. "Jevons's The Theory of Political Economy is the first modern book on economics, it has proved singularly attractive to all bright minds newly attacking the subject; simple, lucid, unfaltering, chiselled in stone where Marshall knits in wool" -Keynes, Essays in Biography, (cit, Black, ed. Jevons, Papers and Correspondence, I, p.48). (Book ref. 20509)   £295.00
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HENREY (Blanche): British Botanical and Horticultural Literature Before 1800. Comprising a History and Bibliography of Botanical and Horticultural Books Printed in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the Earliest Times until 1800.
First Edition, [and best edition - the reprints are not to the same standard], 3 vols, a fine set in original cloth with slip-case, folio, over 9" - 12", Oxford University Press, London, 1975. PHOTOGRAPHS SENT ON REQUEST. Comprising: Volume I: The Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries History and Bibliography, pp. xxvi + 290. Colour frontispiece and 62 b/w plates. Volume II: The Eighteenth Century History, pp. xvi + 748. B/w frontispiece, 30 colour plates and 146 b/w plates. Volume III: The Eighteenth Century Bibliography, pp. xvii + 142. The great standard history and bibliography of some 1900 botanical and horticultural books printed in England, Scotland and Ireland from the earliest times to 1800. Over 1,500 entries are included in the bibliography, and the author has personally seen and collated most of the items, and indicates their locations. Extensively illustrated both in colour and monochrome plates, this work covers all aspects of the subject, including herbals, floras, nurserymen and their publications, work on gardening, garden design, and on botanical drawing books. (Book ref. 20490)   £140.00
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GILL (Eric); Skelton, Christopher (editor): Eric Gill: The Engravings
First Trade Edition, first reprint, 478 pages with 980 illustrations, large folio over 9" - 12" tall, definitive catalogue raisonee lavishly illustrated, with dustwrapper, an excellent copy, London, The Herbert Press, London, 1993. (Book ref. 20471)   £95.00
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CARROLL (Lewis): WILLIAMS (S. H.) and MADAN (F.): A Handbook of the Literature of the Reverend C.L. Dodgson, (Lewis Carroll),
First Edition thus, limited to 754 numbered copies, portraits, facsimiles &c., xviii, [6], 336pp., 8vo, a few library marks and head of spine snagged but still a good copy in original cloth, London, Milford (Oxford University Press), 1931. A pioneer bibliography which contains excellent material that was edited out and lost in later editions.WMGC, 510. (Book ref. 20463)   £35.00
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CARROLL (LEWIS): LOVETT (Charles): Lewis Carroll and the Press - An Annotated Bibliography of Charles Dodgson's Contribution to Periodicals
The British Library - Oak Knoll, 1999. 1st edition. Cloth, dj, F/F. 117pp, b/w frontis, b/w illustrations, a nice fine copy in a fine dustjacket. A bibliography of some 322 items from Lewis Carroll wrote that appeared in magazines, periodicals & newspapers. (Book ref. 20464)   £10.00
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MONKHOUSE (Christopher) REDWOOD LIBRARY:: Furniture in Print. Pattern Books from the Redwood Library,
12pp illustrated catalogue, large quarto, fine copy, Rhode Isaldn School of Design, 1989. (Book ref. 20372)   £10.00
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WOOLF (Virginia); KIRKPATRICK (B. J.): A Bibliography of Virginia Woolf.
2nd edition, revised. 212pp A very good copy in original cloth with dust-wrapper (this slightly worn), London, Rupert Hart Davis, 1967. (Book ref. 20358)   £18.00
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PLOMER (Henry R.): A Short History of English Printing 1476-1900,
second edition, 276pp, tall octavo, a few library stamps but a very good copy in original cloth, London, Trubner, 1915. (Book ref. 20005)   £10.00
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CARROLL (Lewis); STERN (Jeffrey): Lewis Carroll Bibliophile, A Study,
including a Facsimile Edition of the Catalogue of the Auction Sale following C. L. Dodgson's Death in 1898, along with Facsimiles of Three Subsequent Booksellers' Catalogues an a catalogue of a Later Auction - all Offering Books from his Library, First Edition, limited to 500 copies, frontispiece, xxxiii, 161pp tall 8vo, red cloth gilt, new, Luton, Lewis Carroll Society, 1997 (Book ref. 20004)   £18.00
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TRAVIS (Carole, compiler, editor); ALMAN (Miriam): Periodicals from Africa. A Bibliography and Union List of Periodical Published in Africa,
First Edition, 619pp large quarto, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa, Boston, Hall, 1977. (Book ref. 19791)   £35.00
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[NAYLER; QUAKER; PRINTING] ORIGINAL 17thC COPPER-PLATE:: Original 17thC copper-plate of James Nailor [or Nayler], the Quaker, being tortured, 1676.
The plate shows two views of the torture of Nayler who was found guilty of blasphemy in a celebrated case that shook puritan England. Under the images is engraved text which describes the tortures in detail and the date 1676. PHOTOGRAPHS CAN BE SUPPLIED ON REQUEST. In October 1656 James Nayler, a prominent Quaker leader - second only to George Fox in the nascent movement - rode into Bristol surrounded by followers singing hosannas in deliberate imitation of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. The extraordinary outrage this action ignited shed new light on Cromwell's England and on religious thought and spirituality in a turbulent period. The trial and savage punishment of Nayler for blasphemy exposes the politics of the Puritan response and the limits to Cromwellian religious liberalism. THIS ORIGINAL PLATE [ie the actual copper engraved plate - not a printing from it] IS A RARE SURVIVAL of 17thC publishing. The plate measures 135 x 94 mm and is in excellent condition. It was probably originally used for a contemporary life of Naylor such as:- Anonym: "A True Relation of the Life, Conversation, Examination, Confession, and Iust Deserved Sentence of James Naylor the Grand Quaker of England. Who for his blasphemous and abominable opinions, and practices, was whipt at a cart's-tail, from Westminster to the Royall-Exchange in London, December the eighteenth 1656, and thereto stand in the pillory, and to have the letter B set upon his forehead, and to be burnt through the toung with a hot iron, and to be kept on prison during life, without being allowed any sustenance, but what he shall earne with his owne labor." London 1657. The image is reproduced in William Andrews, Old Time Punishments, Hull, 1890, see p.152-4 which describes at length Naylor's story, adding the detail that he recanted his blasphemy (he had claimed to be the Messiah) and was released after two years. (Book ref. 19760)   £400.00
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FISCHER (George William): The Smut Fungi: A Guide to the Literature, with Bibliography,
First Edition, 387pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, New York, Ronald Press, 1951. (Book ref. 19693)   £12.00
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Friedlander, Janet: Early Reading Development: A Bibliography
First Edition, 446pp quarto, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, London, Harper-Row, 1981 (Book ref. 19635)   £12.00
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Dickins (Bruce) and A.N.L. Munby, editors: Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society,
comprising: vol 1 (complete) parts 1-5; vol 2 (complete) parts 1-5; vol 3 (complete) parts 1-5, all complete with vol 4 parts 1,2 and 3 and vol 5 parts 2 and 3; together 20 parts in original wrappers, small folio, good clean copies, Cambridge, Bowes, 1949-1971. (Book ref. 19319)   £35.00
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POLLARD (A. W. editor): BIBLIOGRAPHICA, Papers on Books their History and Art,
First Edition, complete 12 parts in 3 volumes, all published, viii, 512; viii, 503; viii, 511pp royal thick folio, numerous fine plates (some with colour), printed on heavy hand-made paper, limited to 800 copies, very good contemporary half morocco, top edges gilt the others uncut, some old library stamps on versos titles and some plates, an excellent set, London, Kegan Paul, 1895-7. All published of an extraordinarily lavish but short-lived pioneer periodical for bibliophiles. Consists of learned articles by leading experts on a wide-range of bibliographical topics - including Japanese Illustrated Books' by R. K. Douglas (vol.III, p.1ff) and a number of articles on bookbinding (some illustrated). Contributors include William Morris, Alfred Pollard, Falconer Madan, Cyril Davenport, E. Gordon Duff and Octave Uzanne. PHOTOGRAPH AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 19226)   £375.00
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CHAUNDY (T. W.) and others;: The Printing of Mathematics,
Aid for Authors and Editors and Rules for Readers and Compositors and Readers at University Press, Oxford, second edition, third impression, 109pp slim tall 8vo, a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, London, Oxford University Press, 1965. (Book ref. 19221)   £22.00
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Greenhill (Basil, ed.): The Development of the Boat. A Select Bibliography
First Edition, vi + 120pp, index, folio, original pictorial card covers, National Maritime Museum 1972. First attempt to list major published sources dealing with descriptions of boats all over the world, and studies of ancient boats. (Book ref. 18858)   £18.00
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HORBLIT (Harrison D.): The Celebrated Library of Harrison D, Horblit Esq.
Removed from Ridgefield, Connecticut. Parts I and 2: Early Science, Navigation and Travel including Americana, with a few medical books A-C [and] D-G. (2 Volumes - all published), quarto, 502 lots, coloured frontispieces, folding plates, full page text illustrations, original decorated green cloth gilt, a few neat library marks, London: Sotheby and Co, 1974. The Horblit sale was a landmark of the 70s - the owner decided not to dispose of the rest of his books via Sotheby's because he was disappointed by the prices reached. (Book ref. 18756)   £14.00
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BRADLEY MARTIN LIBRARY; SOTHEBY'S: The Library of...Part VI Highly Important American and Children's Literature.
January 30-31 1990, c500pp. with detailed descriptions of 527 lots; illustrated throughout including many coloured plates; fine hardback in original cloth. New York: Sotheby's 1990. 28 cm x 21.5 cm, green cloth with pictorial label on upper board, unpaginated; illustrated in colour and b&w. Introduction by G. Thomas Tanselle. Useful catalogue of one the best best collections of American literature ever held in private hands. Especially strong on Herman Melville and Edgar Allan Poe, and others. (Book ref. 18755)   £14.00
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BRADLEY MARTIN LIBRARY; SOTHEBY'S: The Library of...Part IV. Highly important French Literature.
Sotheby's, Monaco, October,1989. 4to., c500pp. with detailed descriptions of 1322 lots; illustrated throughout including many coloured plates; fine in original cloth. (Book ref. 18754)   £10.00
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