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Rare books and first editions, including copies in fine bindings, across the subject of Social Sciences, ranging from anthropology, political science, psychology and sociology.

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  1. Patterns of Negro Segregation.
    First UK edition, first impression. It was first published in the US the preceding year. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to the front panel of the jacket, front pastedown and title page. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 101481

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  2. Vergangenheit und Zukunft der Sozialwissenschaften.
    First edition of an analytical history of the modern social sciences, seeing their germination during the Renaissance and Reformation, and flowering in the eighteenth-century development of the natural law tradition. "According to Schumpeter, the social sciences do not constitute an organic unity, where each social science... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 110648

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  3. The Works of Thomas Robert Malthus.
    First collected edition of Malthus's works, published as part of Pickering Masters series, edited by Professor E. A. Wrigley and Dr. David Souden, with a bibliography of the author's works. "Each Pickering Masters edition comprises an author's complete published works and in some cases works directly influenced by him as... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 112211

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  4. Non-Verbal Communication.
    First edition, first impression. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip laid in. This report on non-verbal communication in humans and animals sets out the findings of a Royal Society study group. It is accompanied by essays "written from the point of view of a linguist, zoologists, psychologists, anthropologists... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112867

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  5. The Story of My Experiments with Truth. Translated from the original in Gujarati by Mahadev Desai  [and Pyarelal Nair for volume two].
    First edition in English of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography, giving an account of his life up until 1921. The work was first serialised in Gujarati in the weekly newspaper Navajivan. Copies in this condition are remarkably scarce. Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 110986

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  6. Das Wesen des Christentums.
    First edition, first printing, well represented institutionally but apparently rare in trade, with only one copy recorded at auction, of "these lectures on 'The Essence of Christianity' by the then professor of church history at Berlin University... received with an enthusiasm unparalleled for centuries in the field of religious... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 112557

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  7. Observations concerning the Distinction of Ranks in Society.
    First edition. Observations concerning the distinction of ranks in society, Millar's most important work, is one of the earliest and finest examples of an empirical approach to sociology. "Of a remarkably liberal tone, Millar's study of social rank covers class distinction, the history and condition of women, primitive society,... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 110426

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  8. Early American Trade Cards,
    First edition, deluxe issue of 50 copies printed on rag-paper and specially bound, this copy inscribed by Landauer on the front free endpaper in pencil. A selective catalogue of trade cards from the famous Landauer collection, which is reputed to have numbered over 100,000 individual specimens, and which the owner eventually... Learn More
    £575

    Stock Code: 105746

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  9. Essai sur les probabilits de la dure de la vie humaine;
    First edition. "After long investigations of tontines, individual families, and religious communities, Deparcieux published his results in the famous Essai sur les probabilit Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 112142

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  10. A Voyage to the Moon: with some Account of the Manners and Customs, Science and Philosophy, of the people of Morosofia, and other Lunarians.
    First edition of a scarce lunar imaginary voyage, "regarded by many as the first genuine work of science fiction to emanate from an American author" (Howgego), written by George Tucker, an American lawyer born in Bermuda, appointed by Thomas Jefferson in 1825 as professor of moral philosophy at the University of Virginia. In... Learn More
    £6,250

    Stock Code: 110261

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  11. Red Virtue.
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author "So have I, and it still does. Ella Winter" below the printed epigraph "I've seen The Future - and it works!", supplied by Lincoln Steffens, the American journalist whom Winter married in 1924. Scarce in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 107240

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  12. Die Freigabe der Vernichtung lebensunwerten Lebens.
    First edition, a superb copy of this rare and influential work, in which the psychiatrist Hoche (1865-1943) and the lawyer Binding (1841-1920) for the first time explicitly asserted that the killing of people with disabilities, including wounded veterans from the First World War (the care of whom was creating a strain on... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 106733

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  13. Abstract of the Answers and Returns made pursuant to an Act, passed in the Forty-first Year of His Majesty King George III.
    First edition of the first British census, the first detailed census of any country ever undertaken. "In 1801, the census was taken to determine Britain's overall fighting strength and to assess the agricultural capabilities of the country in relation to the numbers needing to eat. It was clear to the government that fighting... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 104274

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  14. The Social Structure of Islam.
    First one-volume edition, originally published in two volumes (1931-33) as The Sociology of Islam, this copy from the collection of American Islamicist Nicholas Heer, with his ownership inscription dated "Dhahran 1957". Having completed his doctorate in Islamic mysticism at Princeton in 1955, Heer worked as a translator... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 104046

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  15. Observations on the Social and Political State of the European People in 1848 and 1849; being the second series of the Notes of a Traveller.
    First edition. An interesting work by the Orkney-born author and traveller Samuel Laing (1780-1868), "acclaimed in his lifetime as Learn More
    £120

    Stock Code: 101696

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  16. Sticking it to the Man.
    A hippy blows a defiant raspberry at the Establishment, represented by Judge, Priest, General (whited out), and Policeman. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding... Learn More
    £200

    Stock Code: 100802

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  17. How the Other Half Lives.
    First edition, a variant binding to that illustrated in Parr & Badger (The Photobook: A History) with no priority assigned. How the Other Half Lives is the most important work of the Danish-American social reformer and pioneering documentary photographer Jacob August Riis (1849-1914). "His book is about the tenements of... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 100736

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  18. New boys.
    A school bully looms superciliously over the Pakistani contingent of the new school intake. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement at... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 100809

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  19. The Price of Prohibition.
    First edition, first printing. An excellent copy in the eye-catching dust jacket. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 100237

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