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Hypnotisme et Spritisme - César Lombroso

1911 - Ernest Flammarion, Paris
Scarce work of hypnotism, spiritualism, paranormal phenomena, mediums, haunted houses, by the father of modern criminology. In French, first published in 1910. 
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Secrets of the Great Whiskey Ring - and - Eighteen Months in the Penitentiary - Gen. John McDonald

1880 - W. S. Bryan, St. Louis - New , revised and enlarged edition (published the same year as the first edition)
Inscribed and dated by McDonald, the central figure in Great Whiskey Ring, one of America’s greatest fraud scandals.

Two works in one, expanded from the first edition of the same year, to include the second story ‘Eighteen Months in the Penitentiary’, and illustrated with numerous portraits and engravings.

The Whiskey Ring was a scandal, exposed in 1875, involving diversion of tax revenues in a conspiracy among government agents, politicians, whiskey distillers, and distributors. The fraud took place in cities across the country, but was centered in St. Louis. The St. Louis ring was headed by John McDonald, the Treasury Department’s supervisor of internal revenue for the St. Louis area and an old army buddy of President Grant. Some of the fraudulent money went into Republican campaign coffers, but most was pocketed by the ring members for personal use. In an obvious attempt to fend off administration inquiries, McDonald gave expensive gifts to Orville Babcock, Grant’s personal secretary and close friend. McDonald also later testified to giving the president lavish gifts, but the claim was not proven in court.
 
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The Medium is the Massage - An Inventory of Effects. - Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore, Jerome Agel

1967 - Allen Lane Penguin Press, London - First English Edition
Real, total war has become information war. It is being fought by subtle electric informational media — under cold conditions, and constantly

McLuhan’s prophesy, the first English edition published the same year as the American edition but in the much cooler dust jacket with ‘60’s’ clad model highlighting how advanced the contents of this work are.

‘In a dazzling fusion of Quentin Fiore's bold and inventive graphic design and Marshall McLuhan's unique insight into technology, advertising and mass-media,
The Medium is the Massage is a unique study of human communication in the twentieth century.

Marshall McLuhan is the man who predicted the all-pervasive rise of modern mass media. Blending text, image and photography, his 1960 classic
The Medium is the Massage illustrates how the growth of technology utterly reshapes society, personal lives and sensory perceptions, so that we are effectively transformed by the means we use to communicate.

His theories, many of which are illustrated in this astonishing 'inventory of effects', force us to question how modes of communication have shaped society. This concept, and his ideas such as rolling, up-to-the-minute news broadcasts and the media 'Global Village' have proved decades ahead of their time.’ [from the Penguin classic edition].
 
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The Ordeal of Richard Feverel: A History of Father and Son - George Meredith

Circa 1950New York - The Mayfair Edition
‘Of all nineteenth-century English novels, The Ordeal of Richard Feverel is the most self-consciously literary in its style and structure and the most sexually explicit in its plot and theme.’

First published in 1859, Meredith's first and most controversial novel concerns Sir Austin Feverel's misconceived attempts to educate his son Richard according to a system of his own devising - a system based on theories of sexual restraint.

Exploring generational and gender conflicts, the psychology of sexual jealousy and repression, and myths of Eden and Utopia,
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel shocked Victorian readers but gained for itself a cult following.

Now that it has been freed from its reputation, readers can discover again the tragic and ironic force, and the psychological and formal complexity that make
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel one of the most profound, subtle, and moving works of English fiction.’

[Description taken from the later Richard Mendelson,
Penguin Classics edition.] 
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The Idylls and Epigrams of Theocritus Bion and Moschus - Henry Aiken Metcalf (editor), Theocritus, Bion, Moschus

1905 - The Bibliophile Society, Boston - One of a limited 477 sets printed for members only
Three elegantly bound volumes of works by the three Greek pastoral poets, Theocritus, Bion and Moschus. Finely printed by the De Vinne Press, with the text in Greek with the English translation on the opposing page. Illustrated title pages, and an introduction by William Cranston Lawton. 
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Principles of Political Economy - John Stuart Mill

1848 - John W. Parker, London - First Edition
The brilliant John Stuart Mill's major work, a treatise that marked the culmination of classical economics, and was considered ‘the undisputed bible of economic doctrine’. One of the most widely read of all books on economics in the nineteenth century. As Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations had during an earlier period, Mill's text dominated economics teaching; In the case of Oxford University it was the standard text until 1919, when replaced by Alfred Marshall's theories.

‘To many generations of students, Mill’s
Principles was the undisputed bible of economic doctrine. They represented the final synthesis of classical theory and of refinements introduced by post-Ricardian writers. They were comprehensive, systematic, and, with few exceptions, they presented their theorems without pugnacity which strengthened the impression of assurance and unquestioned authority’ – Roll, History of Economic Thought. 
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The Chronicles of Crime: Or, The New Newgate Calendar. Being a series of Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Characters who have outraged the laws of Great Britain from the earliest period to 1841. Including a number of Curious Cases never before published. - Camden Pelham Esq. of the Inner Temple Barrister-at-Law, Phiz (illustrator)

1891 - T. Miles & Co., London
Two thick volumes finely bound by George Bayntun of Bath, illustrated throughout with forty-eight engravings from original drawings by “Phiz” (Hablot K. Browne).

Well the title tells it all, and the illustrations by “Phiz” who illustrated many of Dickens’ books are perfectly suited.
 
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Temple Bar, or Some Account of “ye Marygold,” No. 1, Fleet Street - F. G. H. Price

1875 - Printed by Taylor and Francis, London - First Edition
A scarce, fine and inscribed first edition of the history of private banking house of Child & Co., one of the oldest private banks in the United Kingdom, who has traded from No. 1 Fleet Street since 1673, under the ‘Marygold’ sign.

This copy is inscribed from the author, F.G.H. Price to the Marquess of Tavistock, 8th Duke of Bedford, whose family had at that date been banking with Chlid & Co., for two centuries, the first Duke of Bedford opened his account in 1679.
 
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