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Boston: Hearn 392 Boylston Street and Old Orchard, Me, 1895. Ivoryette 1884. Fine. Ivoryette 1884. Tennis. Signed and adted on back "1895 Frances E. Haynes." Frances Haynes was a student at Mt. Holyoke in 1895.

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$ 300.00
image of The Diary of a Young Girl. Translated from the Dutch by B.P. Mooyaart-Doubleday with an Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt

The Diary of a Young Girl. Translated from the Dutch by B.P. Mooyaart-Doubleday with an Introduction by Eleanor Roosevelt

Frank, Ann

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1952
  • Condition: Original black cloth, with pictorial endpapers. VG in clipped chipped at head and tail of the pictorial dust jacket by Ursula Su
  • Edition: First American edition
Garden City, New York: Doubeday, 1952. First American edition. 7-285 pp. 8vo. Original black cloth, with pictorial endpapers. VG in clipped chipped at head and tail of the pictorial dust jacket by Ursula Suess. First American edition. 7-285 pp. 8vo.

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$ 750.00
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By Order of the Brotherhood. A Story of Russian Intrigue By Le Voleur

[Carey, Roas Nouchette]

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1895
  • Condition: Printed wrappers. Wrappers solied and chipped, esle VG
  • Edition: Macmillan's Colonial Library
London: Macmillan, 1895. Macmillan's Colonial Library. 8vo. Printed wrappers. Wrappers solied and chipped, esle VG. Macmillan's Colonial Library. 8vo. Greene and Glover 63 (Colonial edition as here); Not in Wolff

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$ 200.00
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Elsie de Wolfe's Recipe for Successful Dining

Wolfe, Elsie (1865-1950)

New York: The William-Frederick Press, 1947. New edition. Two plates. 102pp. 8vo. Blue cloth. Fine in VG green dj. New edition. Two plates. 102pp. 8vo. Signed. Signed by De Wolfe Mendl on the dedication page.

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$ 250.00
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A Vagrant Wife

Warden, Florence (Pseudonym of Florence Alice Price, later Mrs. George F. James, 1857-1929)

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1885
  • Condition: Stiff gray paper over boards. Very good
  • Edition: First edition. No. 30 in The Family Story Teller Series
London: W. Stevens 421, Strand, 1885. First edition. No. 30 in The Family Story Teller Series. 224 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Stiff gray paper over boards. Very good. First edition. No. 30 in The Family Story Teller Series. 224 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Wolff 7052

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$ 200.00
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The Works of the Right Honourable Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1803
  • Condition: Bound in three quarter later tan American calf, gilt spine and marbled boards. Fine. Signed on top of each title-page "Caro
London: Richard Phillips, 1803. Frontispiece in Vol. I. 5 vols. 12mo. Bound in three quarter later tan American calf, gilt spine and marbled boards. Fine. Signed on top of each title-page "Caroline McCullough Everhard Massillon, O. Jan. 4, 1889." Bookplate of Mr. Fred. L. Titchenor and invoice to him from Brentano's Dec. 24, 1924. Frontispiece in Vol. I. 5 vols. 12mo.

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$ 400.00
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A group of four first day covers signed by prominent American Conservative women

O'Connor, Sandra Day, et al.

Seneca Falls, NY and Washington D.C., 1981. Each approximately 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. Fine, matted and framed together to 13 x 20 inches. Each approximately 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches. American Conservative Women. A handsomely framed group of four first day covers signed by prominent 20th century American Conservative women. Includes a Supreme Court American Flag first day cover, December 17, 1981, signed by Sandra Day O'Connor (b. 1930), who became the first woman to serve on the court when she was appointed by President Reagan in 1981; an "Honoring the Women of America" cover, 1960, signed by Clare Boothe Luce (1903-1987), author of "The Women" and the first woman appointed to a major ambassadorial post; and two post-marked from Seneca Falls on July 19, 1948, with stamps and envelopes commemorating the centennial of the Women's Rights Convention there; one is signed by Virginia Knauer (1915-2011) as Specialist to President Nixon for Consumer Affairs, the other is signed by Dorothy Andrews Elston (1917-1971) as Treasurer of the United States.

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$ 500.00
image of La Nouvelle Natura Breviu[m] du Iudge Tresreverende Monsieur Anthonie Fitzherbert ..

La Nouvelle Natura Breviu[m] du Iudge Tresreverende Monsieur Anthonie Fitzherbert ..

Fitzherbert, Anthony

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1567
  • Condition: Modern half brown morocco and cloth. Title soiled, piece from fore-edge margin of A2, repaired with some loss to text, wormwhole
  • Edition: First edition thus
London: Richard Tottell, 1567. First edition thus. Title within ornamental woodcut border. [32], 271, [1] ff, black letter. Collation: A-D^8 2A-2L^8. 12mo. Modern half brown morocco and cloth. Title soiled, piece from fore-edge margin of A2, repaired with some loss to text, wormwholes to lower margin, some filled-in. First edition thus. Title within ornamental woodcut border. [32], 271, [1] ff, black letter. Collation: A-D^8 2A-2L^8. 12mo. William Rastell's edition of Fitzherbert's classic work on the writ system, first published in 1534. With copious annotations in multiple early hands throughout and 11 leaves of notes and annotations at the rear. ESTC S92543

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$ 2,000.00
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Afoot through the Kashmir Valleys

Doughty, Marion

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1901
  • Condition: Recent half dark evergreen morocco and marbled boards, burgundy lettering piece. Fine
  • Edition: First edition
London: Sands, 1901. First edition. With 40 plates from photographs. xxii, 276 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Recent half dark evergreen morocco and marbled boards, burgundy lettering piece. Fine. First edition. With 40 plates from photographs. xxii, 276 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. The extensive travels of the botanizing Miss Doughty, who "makes the glaciers and peaks of the Himalaya sound as tame as the South Downs ... And after cataloguing the pleasures and perils of a Kashmiri holiday she has the effrontery to insist that any 'idle person' like her could do the same" (Robinson). Fine copy, handsomely bound. Robinson, Wayward Women, pp. 90-1 (mistakenly dated 1902)

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$ 375.00
image of Archive of 88 Autograph letters, signed, from Freya Stark, to Lucy Beach, Minnie Gray Granville, Stefana Dower, Peggy Drower, Sir Sydney Cockerell, and others, with related materials. [And:] Research archives of biographer Jane Geniesse, author of Passionate Nomad
Various places: Delhi, Baghdad, Asolo, Aden, Cairo, London, Cyrenaica, etc., 1979. 4to and smaller. Generally very good. 4to and smaller. A substantial archive of unpublished letters of Freya Stark (1893-1993), author and intrepid traveller in the greater Middle East who moved in military and intelligence circles during the war years. Stark wrote a multi-volume autobiography and an edition of her collected letters was published in eight volumes, 1974-82. The letters to long time family friend LUCY BEACH were only discovered in September 1994, postdating publication of the collected letters and also Molly Izzard's revisionist biography. Jane Geniesse made highly selective use of some of these letters in Passionate Nomad (1999), and also accumulated other notable groups of correspondence during her researches, from Peggy Drower and her mother, from Minnie Granville, and material from Sir Sydney Cockerell (including letters from Flora Stark to him; and from Lucy Beach to him), as well as biographer Molly Izzard. Comprising: * Lucy BEACH - Collection of 47 A.L.s., FS to Lucy Beach, Delhi, Baghdad, Asolo, London, Cyrenaica, etc., 1943 to 1957. A detailed calendar is available. - A.N.s. (postcard), FS to Lucy Beach, 1967 - A.L.s., FS to John Beach (son of Lucy Beach), 1 page, Asolo, 27/11/77 - A.L.s., FS to John Beach, 1 page, Asolo, 20/9/79 - A group of A.L.s.1994-1999, John Beach to Jane Geniesse, reporting the discovery of the letters (2 September 1994), conveying the above materials, etc., : "the letters constitute a diary as intended. The Starks and Lucy & John were close." * Sir Sydney Carlyle COCKERELL (1867-1962), director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, collector, and man of letters (see also Starkiana) - A.N.s. (postcard), London 1961, requesting a meeting; with Cockerell's retained memo pad from a conversation with her while he was temporarily stone deaf: 18 pp., FS remarks in her hand, annotated in black ink by Cockerell * Stefana DROWER [Ethel Stefana Stevens, Lady DROWER] (1879-1972), author of The Mandaeans of Iraq and Syria (1937), novelist, anthropologist, and friend of Stark in Arabia; mother of Peggy Drower https://treasures.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/treasures/ethel-stefana-drower/ - 11 A.L.s. & 1 A.N.s. (postcard), FS to Stefana, 1935-1939, Arabia, Asolo, Aleppo - corrected typescript of an article on Shaykh Ajil of the Shammar (likely by Stefana Drower) * Peggy DROWER [Margaret Stefana Hackforth-Jones, née DROWER] (1911-2012), sometime research assistant to Stark, historian of ancient near eastern history and egyptology, biographer of Flinders Petrie - 15 A.L.s., FS to Peggy or Peg, 1935 to 1949, plus two carbon T.L.s. from Peggy to FS (1945 & 1946) and related ephemera, including an inventory of Stark's possessions in Baghdad - a long A.L.s. to Peggy from "Ronnie", in Zamalek, Cairo, 1947, on the Ikhwan and other topics - T.L.s. from Peggy Drower to Molly Izzard, 1980 - T.L.s. and A.N.s. from Peggy Drower to Jane Geniesse, 1993, with a draft typescript essay/memoir * Minnie Gray GRANVILLE (via Sydney Cockerell) - 7 A.L.s.,, FS to Dear Minnie, 1935-1943, Aden, Cairo, Asolo, Baghdad * Molly IZZARD (1919-2004), author and biographer of FS - 3 A.L.s., FS to Molly Izzard (1 lengthy), A.N.s. (postcard), Asolo, 1979 * FS, Carbon typescript discussion of British Palestine policy 22.12.43, 2 pp.; with: Britain's Mandate for Palestine, British Information Services IDH 497, 7 pp., duplicated typescript, dated at end 8 Feb. 1944 * Typescript of Address by Miss Freya Stark, to the Canadian Club, Vancouver Hotel, 1 March 1944, 17 pp., carbon typescript. STARKIANA: * Flora STARK, mother of Freya, who went to stay with the Beaches in California after being released from Italian prison, and who died in California in 1942 - 6 A.L.s. and 2 A.N.s. (postcards), Flora Stark to Sir Sydney COCKERELL, Asolo and California, 1934 to 1942 * Sir Sydney COCKERELL - Notes and File of correspondence re: FS, 1930s and 1940s, incl. Lucy Beach (4 lengthy A.L.s.), Gertrude Caton-Thompson (with drafts of SC Letters to FS, 1939 - "the GCT motif is as injurious to your book as a maggot in a ripe pear"), Mrs. Gray Granville, Susan D. M. Waller, Admiral Goodenough, Katherine Woolley, John Grey Murray, Anne Lawrence (confirming birth & childhood of FS); also concerning FLORA STARK and her DIARY (published after the war) * Lucy BEACH - Substantial correspondence from Gwendolen, Lady IVEAGH, to Lucy Beach, 1940 to 1947 (reports news from Asolo, &c) - photograph of two young women weaving at the Tessoria in Asolo - memorial card for Herbert Hammerton Young, 28 May 1941 - the Beach family copy of An Italian Diary (presented to Jane Geniesse) - press clippings for Traveller's Prelude, London papers, 1950 * Molly IZZARD - Christopher SCAIFE resident in Italy, formerly professor of English at Cairo Univ. during war years, 3 long autograph letters 1979/80, drunken scrawls to biographer Molly IZZARD, recalling egotism of Freya Stark, her involvement in the Ikhwan al Hurriyah as "Sister Superior", also candid assessment of Stark & Perowne's marriage - Envelope of miscellaneous correspondence to IZZARD re: FS * Ikhwan al-Hurriyah, Baghdad (British propaganda initiative) - Bulletin no. 183, May 16, 1945, 3 pp., duplicated typescript, News of V Day in Europe, message sent "to Ikhwan in Egypt, to our sister Society in Palestine, and to the Friends of Freedom in Aden". - Bulletin no. 197, August 22, 1945, 3 pp., duplicated typescript, on Drainage, Nutrition, and "The Limited Aim": "It has often been objected that our society is too limited in its aims ... it is our belief that the kind of society we desire to establish can only be built up on a healthy basis if the members are content at first to work for those aims, limited though they may be, set out in Rule 2 of the Society's Regulations." * OMAGGIO A FREYA STARK, invitation for film showing, Asolo 26 May 1984, and duplicated circular, Dame Freya Stark, 2 pp.. Annotations by JG "An example of the inflation of F's record & achievements, some just not true ..." * Jane GENIESSE - File of correspondence relating to Freya Stark, including letters from numerous friends of FS, including: Veronica Bamfield, 2 T.L.s., 1994, 1999; David John Cecil BERENS (b. 1939), 4 A.L.s. ("Henry"), 1990, one naming guests at FS 70th birthday party; Henry E. CATTO, Jr., U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James 1989-91, 4 A.N.s., 1990; Nigel CLIVE (1917-2001), soldier and intelligence officer, tenant of FS in Baghdad, 3 A.L.s., 1990-93; Pamela COOPER (1910-2006), 5 A.L.s, 1990-99; Martin GILLIAT (1913-1993), soldier, private secretary to Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, 1 A.L.s. conveying recollections of a visit to Asolo and FS visit to the Orkneys, 2 December 1989, and 2 T.L.s., 1990; E.C. HODGKIN, 6 A.L.s., 1990-99; John Julius Norwich, T.L.s, 1989; B. LARSSON (wife of Theo LARSSON, author of SEVEN PASSPORTS FOR PALESTINE) 21 A.L.s, 1990-99; Hugh LEACH (1934-2015) soldier and diplomat, and author, 2 A.L.s., 1993; Caroline MOOREHEAD, daughter of Lucy Moorehead, editor of the Collected Letters, 3 T.L.s, 3 A.N.s., 1990s; John MOOREHEAD, 2 A.N.S., 1990s; Diana MURRAY (4 A.N.s.), Jock MURRAY (4 A.N.s.), John G. MURRAY (1 A.N.s., 2 T.L.s.), publishers; Leslie PEROWNE (1906-1997), brother of Stewart Perowne, T.L.s., 1990, with memorial order of service, 1997; Hermione RANFURLY (1913-2011), warime resident of Cairo, diarist, author of To War with Whitaker (1994), A.L.s., 1994; Sir Steven RUNCIMAN (1903-2000), historian, 6 A.L.s., 1989-93, including JG notes of interview, 8 October 1990; Malise RUTHVEN, scholar and author of numerous books, including three collections of FS photos in the middle east, 4 A.L.s., 1 T.L.s., 1989-1993; Hélène WALKER, Little Switzerland, Ashfield, Mass., 4 A.L.s., 1989-93, recalling Asolo; Richard WALLER, son of Dorothy Waller, old friends of FS from Chagford, Devon, 4 A.L.s., including lengthy answer to JG questions; and approx. 45 others. With 6 archive boxes comprising Geniesse's notes and transcripts of interviews, working drafts, corrected duplicated proofs of Passionate Nomad, and related production and permissions files. Provenance: Jane Geniesse, author of Passionate Nomad (Random House, 1999)

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$ 22,500.00
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Young America in Wall-Street

Train, George

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1857
  • Condition: Publisher's blue cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt. Soiling to fore-edge of front cover, spi
  • Edition: First edition
New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857. First edition. 406 pp. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, covers decoratively stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt. Soiling to fore-edge of front cover, spine ends worn, scattered foxing to text. First edition. 406 pp. 8vo. First edition of this history of American finance by George Francis Train. Train (1829-1904) was born in Boston, received an education in Massachusetts, and found work in a relative's shipping office in Boston. He went on to manage the company's offices in Liverpool and Melbourne, Australia, before embarking on a tour of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Train became a proponent of streetcar lines in England and railroads in the American West, involved himself in numerous public issues, including the Fenian cause, and wrote several books. Train was a major supporter of women's rights, and provided financial backing for Susan B. Anthony's newspaper, THE REVOLUTION. Train was a candidate for the American presidency in 1872, joined the French Communists (only to be expelled from France in 1870), and championed Victoria Woodhull. His greatest impact on the public imagination stemmed from his around-the-world trip of 1870, which he accomplished in eighty days, serving as the inspiration for the Jules Verne novel. Train traveled around the world at least two more times, and became increasingly eccentric in his old age.

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$ 600.00
image of Archive of publisher correspondence and other material related to the writing career of Edwin Lefévre
Various places, 1929. Various sizes. Fine condition overall. Various sizes. An archive of material related to the writing career of Edwin Lefévre (1871-1943), the famed documentarian of Wall Street in the first decades of the 20th century. Lefévre's first book, Wall Street Stories (1901), was a series of eight lightly fictionalized accounts of Wall Street operators which created a model Lefévre would follow for the rest of his career. Two of his later works on Wall Street, Reminiscences of a Stock Operator (1923) and The Making of a Stockbroker (1925), have become classics of the literature of finance. Most of the work published in his nine books initially appeared in magazines, and much of the material in the present archive is comprised of incoming correspondence from editors of the leading magazines of the day where Lefévre's pieces first appeared. Also present is Lefévre's retained copy of his publishing contract for Wall Street Stories; several handwritten letters from Lefévre to his wife while on a transatlantic voyage with the publisher of the Saturday Evening Post; a promissory note signed by Lefévre; publisher sales reports; a collection of 21 volumes from Lefévre's library, most inscribed by the authors; and other material Comprising: Agreement for the publication of "Wall Street Stories," 2 pp, between Lefévre and publisher McClure, Phillips & Company, July 5, 1901, standard printed contract completed in type, signed by John S. Phillips as Vice-President of the McClure, Phillips, & Co., publisher's embossed seal. The contract stipulates Lefévre's commission of the retail price of each cloth-bound book sold to be 10% of the first 5,000 copies sold; 12.5% of the next 5,000; 15% of the third 5,000; and 20% of all copies sold thereafter. A series of 6 Autograph Letters Signed ("Ed"), 9 pp, on board the Cunard R.M.S. "Aquitania" and London, July 1927, to his wife Martha Lefévre. Affectionate letters written while on excursion with Saturday Evening Post editor George Horace Lorimer, regarding shipboard activities, a man going overboard, antiquing, work on articles, shopping in London, his health, etc. WITH: TLS of Lorimer to Martha Lefévre, 2 pp, Philadelphia, June 17, 1927, on Saturday Evening Post letterhead, humorously imploring her to allow EL to accompany him on said transatlantic journey in order that EL might undertake a series of articles for the Post. (A more detailed inventory available upon request.) Promissory Note Signed ("Edwin Lefévre"), Factory Point National Bank, Manchester Center, Vermont, September 3, 1929, agreement to repay $5000. Autograph Letter Signed ("E.L."), 1 p, New York, January 21, 1930, on Century Club stationery, to "Bill," reading "Here's your $10,000 Payoff etc," verso with ANS of W.? making calculations and with post-script, "Have you had any of those Century Club Gin Cock-tails?" A group of 50 Typed and Autograph Letters Signed, approximately 80 pp, to Lefévre, nearly all from editors at various American magazines for which Lefévre wrote, including McClure's, Saturday Evening Post, Everybody's Magazine, the American Magazine, and Harper's; many prodding Lefévre for overdue stories and many others suggesting edits to submitted to articles. These include discussions of "The Millionaire Maker"; "What Availeth It?; "The Reason Why"; the plates for "The Golden Flood" and "Wall Street Stories"; "The Lizard"; "The Plunderers"; a German translation of "Sampson Rock"; a story on Senator Nelson Aldrich; and other works. Correspondents include George Horace Lorimer, John O'Hara Cosgrove, Gilman Hall, H.M. Alden, F.A. Duneka, Stella Virginia Roderick, John M. Sidall, John S. Phillips, Senator Albert J. Beveridge, and others. Also present are letters from Lefévre's brother Ernesto, about investment opportunities in Panama. (A more detailed inventory available on request.) Proof sheets of the biographical entry on Lefèvre for the "50-Year Book" of his alma mater, Lehigh (class of 1891), 5 pp Two Doubleday, Page & Co. sales reports, for "The Golden Flood" and "Wall Street Stories, for the period February 1 to August 1, 1909 A collection of 21 volumes from Lefévre's library, almost all inscribed by the author to Lefévre, some with his ownership signature, a few inscribed to Martha Lefévre. Authors include Brander Matthews, John Kendrick Bangs, Robert H. Davis, Gertrude Hall, Robert W. Chambers, Donald Ogden Stewart, Kenneth L. Roberts, and others. (Complete list available on request.) Miscellaneous material including 9 letters to Martha Lefévre, 2 letters to Edwin Lefévre, Jr, and utility bills.

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$ 7,500.00
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The Dow Theory. An Explanation of its Development and an Attitude to Define its Usefulness as an Aid in Speculation

Rhea, Robert

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1932
  • Condition: Publisher's black cloth. Extremities rubbed, cloth split at head of sale
  • Edition: First edition
New York: Barron's, 1932. First edition. xi, [1], 252 pp. 8vo. Publisher's black cloth. Extremities rubbed, cloth split at head of sale. First edition. xi, [1], 252 pp. 8vo. "The third important member of the triumvirate which professed the validity of the Dow Theory was Robert Rhea. He followed Charles Dow and William P. Hamilton" (Zerden). "While confined to bed with illness for ten years, Rhea studied the Dow's action thoroughly, eventually becoming convinced that it provided the only accurate method for forecasting stock movement. Idolizing Dow and William P. Hamilton, Rhea formulated a complete history of Dow Theory and, in conjunction with students of the theory from across the U. S., defined its terminology. This clear and precise work is the result" (Dennistoun). Dow Theory Comment pamphlet by Robert Rhea laid in. Dennistoun 405; Zerden, p. 10

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$ 750.00
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Indian Currency and Finance

Keynes, John Maynard

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1913
  • Condition: Publisher's red-brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. Some soiling and darkening to spine, light shelfwear. Bookplate of Sir D
  • Edition: First edition
London: Macmillan, 1913. First edition. viii, 263 pp. 8vo. Publisher's red-brown cloth, spine titled in gilt. Some soiling and darkening to spine, light shelfwear. Bookplate of Sir Drummond Fraser, previous owner's signature on front pastedown. First edition. viii, 263 pp. 8vo. First edition of Keynes' first book, based on lectures given at the London School of Economics in 1911 and coinciding with his taking a seat on the newly created royal commission on Indian finance and currency.

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$ 1,750.00
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A Treatise on Money

Keynes, Sir John Maynard

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1930
  • Condition: Publsiher's blue-green cloth. Spines slightly sunned, else fine. Small bookplate
  • Edition: First edition
London: Macmillan and Co, 1930. First edition. Tables and diagrams to text. [ii], xvii, [i], 363, [1]; [ii], viii, 424 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Publsiher's blue-green cloth. Spines slightly sunned, else fine. Small bookplate. First edition. Tables and diagrams to text. [ii], xvii, [i], 363, [1]; [ii], viii, 424 pp. 2 vols. 8vo. First edition of Keynes' first major statement on monetary theory. "In the summer of 1924 Keynes began a fuller academic treatment of monetary theory. This took shape slowly over the next six years and ultimately appeared in two volumes in October 1930 as A Treatise on Money ... The Treatise was the product of a long intellectual struggle to escape from the ideas in which he had been reared, later dubbed 'classical economics'" (ODNB).

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$ 1,000.00
image of Vitio Muliebre, Commedia del peregrino ingegno di Mariano Maniscalco da Siena. [Bound after:] Le Lettere delle Dame, e degli eroi [and:] Nuova aggiunta alle lettere [etc.]

Vitio Muliebre, Commedia del peregrino ingegno di Mariano Maniscalco da Siena. [Bound after:] Le Lettere delle Dame, e degli eroi [and:] Nuova aggiunta alle lettere [etc.]

[Trinci, Mariano]

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1575
  • Condition: One leaf a bit closely trimmed (touching left border of repeated woodcut), else clean and sound; with a note in ink beneath the
Siena: [Luca Bonetti], 1575. Woodcut illus. on t.p., repeated on verso of leaf D3; woodcut printer's device at end. Collation: A-D8. [64] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. One leaf a bit closely trimmed (touching left border of repeated woodcut), else clean and sound; with a note in ink beneath the woodcut on last page dated 1779. In a defective late eighteenth century binding in patterned paper overboards (front inner hinge open, upper cover crudely repaired with modern papers). Good. Woodcut illus. on t.p., repeated on verso of leaf D3; woodcut printer's device at end. Collation: A-D8. [64] pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Uncommon edition of a an early sixteenth century play (first published Siena, 1519), printed by Bonetti, printer at Siena from 1571 know for his vernacular and popular works. The last page is a nice woodcut device of Romulus and Remus suckling the she-wolf, and a later owner's note below : "Il Quest libretto composto da me Luisa Nata a Riva olla Senna a l'anno 1779" This little work is bound after the second edition of Francesco Della Valle, Le Lettere delle Dame. Venetia: Dal Ciotti, 1626; 1627. Engraved title page with arms of Federico Colonna, ornamental initials throughout. 186, [6]; 70 pp. Title page crudely backed; some staining. Lacking pp. 65/66 in the Nuova aggiunta alle lettere. OCLC: 800558194 (Mazarine); 49489571 (Univ. Chicago)

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$ 1,250.00
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The End of Laissez-Faire

Keynes, John Maynard

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1926
  • Condition: Original blue-grey cloth backed grey boards, white paper title label to spine printed in black. Very good
  • Edition: First edition, one of 3000 copies
London: Published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press, 52 Tavistock Square, 1926. First edition, one of 3000 copies. 53 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original blue-grey cloth backed grey boards, white paper title label to spine printed in black. Very good. First edition, one of 3000 copies. 53 pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Alistair Cooke's Copy. Preface on verso of title: "The following is based on the Sidney Ball Lectures delivered before the University of Oxford in 1924, and a Lecture delivered before the University of Berlin in 1926. J.M.K." Inscribed by Cooke "To M. from C. with love" and with Cooke's occasional pencil annotations. Woolmer 97

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$ 350.00
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Stock Exchange Securities: An Essay on the General Causes of Fluctuations in Their Price

Giffin, Robert

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1879
  • Condition: Publisher's green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Extremities worn, tear to front joint at head
  • Edition: Later edition, first published 1877
London: George Bell and Sons, 1879. Later edition, first published 1877. viii, 186, [4, catalogue)] pp. 8vo. Publisher's green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Extremities worn, tear to front joint at head. Later edition, first published 1877. viii, 186, [4, catalogue)] pp. 8vo. "This work was among the earliest to analyse the workings of the quantity theory of money in relation to the stock market, and the role played by the rate of interest, especially the way 'bank money' affects the level of the economy" (Dennistoun). Dennistoun 287 (first ed.)

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$ 250.00
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Speculation! The Wall Street Game-Book

Poole, Augustus and Walter J. Buckitt

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1929
  • Condition: Publisher's cloth. Near fine in scarce dust-jacket, chipped and waterstained, loss to spine ends and portion of front panel
  • Edition: First edition
New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1929. First edition. 128 pp., p. 17 onwards with original paper seal, partially torn. Issued with an Eagle Mikado pencil, lacking in this copy. 8vo. Publisher's cloth. Near fine in scarce dust-jacket, chipped and waterstained, loss to spine ends and portion of front panel and folds. First edition. 128 pp., p. 17 onwards with original paper seal, partially torn. Issued with an Eagle Mikado pencil, lacking in this copy. 8vo. "Disguised and designed in the form of a book, Speculation! stands out as a vivid memento of the twenties bull market. It reproduces stock reports, city pages, and the movement of the tape, 'For Wall Street sharks it may be played, however, on margins, using stop orders, selling short etc.' Published in 1929, we'll never know how many copies survived after the crash" (Dennistoun). Dennistoun 763

Item Price
$ 750.00
image of The Increasing Gold Supply, and its Effect on Security Values; Interest Rates; Commodity Prices, etc.

The Increasing Gold Supply, and its Effect on Security Values; Interest Rates; Commodity Prices, etc.

Gibson, Thomas

  • Seller: James Cummins Bookseller
  • Published: 1908
  • Condition: Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt. Light wear to extremities
  • Edition: First edition
New York: The Gibson Publishing Company, 1908. First edition. [2], 134, [8, ads] pp. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, titled in gilt. Light wear to extremities. First edition. [2], 134, [8, ads] pp. 8vo.

Item Price
$ 250.00

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