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  1. 121018
    Originally published in The Survey, the journal of the Charity Organization Society of New York, uncommon no physical copies traced on OCLC. Col. Ford (1867-1953) served with the military medical services in four conflicts. Firstly in the Spanish-American War, and then in 1912, while in Europe on sick leave, he volunteered... Learn More
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  2. 121207
    First edition, first impression, of this comprehensive history of one of the key French units during the First World War. The large and detailed battle maps include the Battle of Yser 16 October to 31 October 1914 and a number of battles around the Steenbeck River. With the armorial bookplate of Major Alastair Joseph Edgar... Learn More
    £250

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  3. 121219
    First edition with Falké's illustrations, limited issue, number 18 of 25 copies printed on japon with the illustrations in three states; in colour on japon and papier de Hollande, and in black on papier de chine. There was total of run 1,076. The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book were first published in French in 1899.... Learn More
    £850

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  4. 120594
    First edition of "the fullest contemporary account" of one of key engagements of the American War of Independence (Bruce). "In 1777, aged fifteen, Drinkwater joined as ensign a regiment of volunteers raised in Manchester, at a time of indignant excitement produced by the news of General Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga.... Learn More
    £750

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  5. 100989detail
    First edition of the second voyage, second and best editions of the first voyage and third voyages; first edition of Kippis's biography of Cook. The charts and plates of the separate atlas to the third voyage have been bound into the text volumes, and all are present..
    i) HAWKESWORTH, John. An Account of the Voyages undertaken... Learn More
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  6. 112998
    First Jean Swart edition and fifth edition in French of Gulliver's Travels, which was first published in French in 1727, one year after the first edition in English. The text of the first two volumes is abbé Pierre François Guyot Desfontaines's abridged adaptation, the same as that of the Paris editions. Included as part... Learn More
    £425

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  7. 118646
    First edition, first issue, with the price listed on the dust jacket as 200/200 and the boards not laminated as in later issues. Learn More
    £1,750

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  8. 120665
    First edition, first impression, with "muffatees" ("muffetees" in the second impression onward) and "we" in Roman type (italics in the second impression onward) on page 15. It was issued in grey or tan paper boards, with no priority between them. Learn More
    £1,500

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  9. 120370comp
    First and limited edition of Lawrence's translation, 530 copies were printed. A remarkable association copy, inscribed to Sydney Everett by three of the four principal collaborators: Lawrence, whose inscription - as "TE Shaw", the name he used in the Tank Corps - is a simple signature at the end of the concluding Translator's... Learn More
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  10. 120675
    First edition, first impression. It was published following the success of Fraser-Simson's first collection of musical settings for Milne's poetry (Fourteen Songs from When We Very Young, 1925). This volume, again featuring Shepard's whimsical line illustrations, provides piano scores for ten songs from Now We are Six, including... Learn More
    £475

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  11. 120750comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Yeats for Lady Gregory on the first blank, "I think some of my part in this little work the best prose I have written. WBYeats 1922", with Lady Gregory's bookplate. This is a major association copy, inscribed by Yeats to his close friend and literary collaborator Lady Augusta... Learn More
    £12,500

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  12. 114997comp
    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Harry from Noel." Learn More
    £400

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  13. 109207

    Ginger and Pickles.

    London & New York: 1909

    First edition, with the printed glassine jacket. The third of Potter's books to be printed in large format, Ginger and Pickles was worked up from an original manuscript given to Louie Warne, Harold Warne's daughter, as a Christmas gift in 1908. The story was based on the village shop in Sawrey, owned by John Taylor when... Learn More
    £4,000

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    [The Time Quintet:] A Wrinkle in Time;

    New York: 1962, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1989

    First editions, first impression, inscribed and signed set, of the complete Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time, with a signed slip laid in, in the second state jacket (Newberry Prize sticker residue to front panel), together with signed or inscribed first impressions of the four sequential Time Quintet titles (an assembled... Learn More
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  15. 120074
    First edition. " another of Rawlinson's well researched and finely composed Indian Army unit histories. He covers the period from 1778 to 1940 in uniform detail, with many minor actions and individual acts of gallantry highlighted in the narrative. The principal campaigns described are - First Sikh War (1845-7), Second... Learn More
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  16. 120132
    First edition of Purchas his Pilgrimes, with the preferred fourth edition of the Pilgrimage; together this is the desired state of the complete set of Purchas's important collection of travel and exploration narratives from ancient times up to and including the recent accounts of Virginia by John Smith. This is a lovely... Learn More
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    First edition, presentation copy of this "notable travel account" (ODNB), inscribed to "George Augustus Sala, with Isabel Burton's kindest complements - 21 Jun 1879" to the half-title, with Sala's ownership inscription directly below. Sala (1828-1895) was one of the leading literary figures in England during the second half... Learn More
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  18. 120035
    First edition, possibly a fine paper copy (as noted by Lowndes). Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "From the Author to his friend Colonel Justly Hill"; and with the armorial bookplate of Justly Pearson (1816-1906), grandson of the above, whose pencilled note below the inscription mentions... Learn More
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  19. 120257
    Second edition, later issue, with the plates signed 1838, the title page undated; the work was originally published in 1836/7 in two volumes. White (1808-1898), a friend of Charles d'Oyly was stationed in India with the 31st Regiment of Foot from 1825 to 1846, and saw action at Moodkee and Ferozeshah in the First Anglo-Sikh... Learn More
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    First edition, first impression, presentation copy. This copy is inscribed by the author to Arabella and Mark Boxer, dated to June 1961. Mark Boxer was a profile artist, cartoonist and magazine editor, becoming founding editor of the Sunday Times colour supplement and later being appointed editor of Tatler in 1983. Lady... Learn More
    £500

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  21. 121630detail

    The Works.

    New York: 1924

    The Atlantic Edition, deluxe issue bound in half morocco, number 618 of 1,050 sets signed by the author in volume I. "The text throughout is read and revised by the author, who has written a special preface to each volume as well as a general introduction to the set" (Wells, p. 61). Scribners offered the set in regular cloth... Learn More
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  22. 61428
    First edition in French of one of the principal accounts of Russia published during the 18th century, originally issued in Dutch, Amsterdam 1711. Cornelis de Bruyn, the Dutch traveller and painter, also known for his account of his journey through the Levant, was the first traveller to whom the tsar gave permission to make... Learn More
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  23. 108570comp
    First Rackham edition. With an original ink sketch to the half-title, signed Arthur Rackham 23.2.13. Barrie asked Rackham to illustrate not the play Peter Pan (which remained unpublished until 1928) but make a new book from those chapters from The Little White Bird (1902) that had first introduced the character. Learn More
    £6,000

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  24. 110662
    Deluxe edition, number 323 of 500 copies. This the one-hundredth edition of Grahame's timeless classic, which was originally published in 1908, with just a frontispiece, by Graham Robertson. Rackham's illustrations for the text first appeared in the Limited Editions Club edition of 1940, and it was the last work he illustrated.... Learn More
    £4,250

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  25. 120875
    First edition of this important collection of oriental tales now known as the Forty Viziers, published three years after Galland's first edition of the Thousand and One Nights, and following its characteristic frame-narrative structure. Notably rare: one copy traced at auction, one in British institutions (SOAS), and six... Learn More
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  26. 121060
    Second edition of the French anarchist philosopher's notorious thesis which caused a scandal by equating all property with theft. In the wake of the social turmoil caused by the economic decline in France in 1839-40 and the July Monarchy's lapse into a "religion of property", Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865) argued thatunlike... Learn More
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  27. 122044comp
    First and only edition, limited to 40 copies for personal distribution by Viscount Carlow, founder of the Corvinus Press, as a Christmas gift, this copy inscribed on the presentation leaf "For Eileen, from Carlow, 1938". The text was printed verbatim from the original manuscript, which is now in the National Maritime Museum... Learn More
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  28. 122120
    First edition of this uncommon memoir of military service, mainly in India, one copy traced at auction. The work is usually attributed to noted army chaplain and author G. R. Gleig (1796-1888), whose celebrated account of service in the Peninsular War was called The Subaltern (1825), but the narrative is incompatible with... Learn More
    £750

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    First edition, presentation copy inscribed by the author to D. G. Rossetti on the title page, "Dante Gabriel Rossetti, from his friend, George Meredith", with authorial manuscript corrections in the text. (The Hayward exhibition copy, also inscribed and corrected, had a note in Merdith's hand apologizing for "Errata ennumerable".)... Learn More
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  30. 113624
    Stated second edition but apparently the first printed. Schelle cites a "Philadelphia 1800" edition (no. 74) but we have been unable to locate a copy and it is apparently unrecorded. Dupont had published in 1793 a work of 47 pages entitled Vues sur l'éducation nationale par un cultivateur ou moyen de simplifier l'instruction,... Learn More
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  31. 118683

    Priapeia

    Athens [London]: 1888 [1889]

    First edition, unique erotically extra-illustrated copy with 28 original watercolours explicitly depicting a range of sex acts, number 54 of 250 copies of the first issue, of Richard Burton's anonymous translation (the first literal and complete into English) of the notorious Priapeia, which was a collection of mostly erotic... Learn More
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  32. 120798
    Giornale dei bambini, where the first instalment appeared on 7 July 1881. It was published as a book..."> First edition in book form of this exceedingly scarce book. "One of the best known fantasies, and the most popular children's book to come out of Italy... The story was written for a Rome children's magazine, the Giornale dei bambini, where the first instalment appeared on 7 July 1881. It was published as a book... Learn More
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    Dracula.

    New York: 1899

    First U.S. edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Lady Errington from Bram Stoker 31.05.08". Lady Frances Helena Errington (d. c.1935) was the wife of Sir George Errington (1839-1920), 1st baronet, Dublin-born MP for Longford (1874-1885), High Sheriff of Tipperary (1888) and Wexford... Learn More
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  34. 121634
    First Ashendene edition, one of 328 copies printed in red and black Subiaco type on Batchelor handmade paper; a further 25 were printed on vellum. "Booksellers continually declare the Ashendene Ecclesiasticus to be the finest book from the private presses A. D. Power stated 'in my humble opinion it is one of the most satisfactory... Learn More
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  35. 122185
    First trade edition, number 10 of the "Contributor's Edition" issue, inscribed by Corso on the front wrapper with a 5 line poem, and additionally signed by Robert Kelley, Gary Snyder, Rochelle Owens (with small drawing), David Ignatow, and Marge Piercy by their contributions. This instalment of the Unmuzzled Ox quarterly... Learn More
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  36. 121100
    First edition, one of 20 quarto copies presumably printed for presentation, from the library of Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, with his bookplate and signature. Considering their proximity and active participation in the same parliamentary debates on the subject, as well as the small print run, it is highly probable that... Learn More
    £9,750

    Stock Code: 121100

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    First edition. Large paper presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Mr. Bartholemew sic with Mr Babbages Compliments". Large paper copies such as this (measuring over 180 mm in height) were produced especially for presentation and are scarce, with Babbage himself referring to "a few in the hands... Learn More
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  38. 122231comp
    First edition, one of 60 large paper copies, inscribed and signed by Carman with the 8-line poem "Daisies" (also printed on page 13) written out on the half title, and additionally signed or initialled by Carman no less than 26 times in the text (conceivably marking out the poems of which he, rather than Hovey, was author).... Learn More
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    Memoirs.

    Garden City, NY: 1955-6

    First edition, scarce deluxe issue reserved for the President, presentation copy, with both volumes twice inscribed (once to half-titles, and again to slipcases) to his former Secretary of the Treasury John W. Snyder: volume 1 half-title, "To my friend and long time comrade John W. Snyder, the greatest Secretary of the Treasury... Learn More
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  40. 121636
    This portrait of a pensive Yeats was taken by London-based American photographer Sherril V. Schell (1877-1964), who during the first decades of the 20th century in his London studio executed portraits of several literary figures such as Wilfrid Wilson Gibson and, famously, Rupert Brooke. Schell has signed the mount in pencil,... Learn More
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  41. 121722comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to Vivien Leigh, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Dear Darling, many many happy returns, love Noëlie". An excellent association: Coward was a long-time friend of both Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier. He had launched Olivier's career by giving him the... Learn More
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  42. 107027
    First edition, first printing. The winner of the 1939 Caldecott Honor, this is a delightful tale of a young Scottish boy, from the duo who collaborated on Ferdinand. Learn More
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  43. 118473comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the Austrian born architect on the front free endpaper, "To R. Thomas Davidson, for a bright future in a wonderful, loveable profession, practised amongst a creative group of friends and collaborators, most cordially, Richard Neutra, '59." The recipient was... Learn More
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  44. 115188
    An album of attractive professional photographs from the 22-day, 262-mile march from Rawalpindi to Razmak undertaken by the 1st Battalion of the King's Royal Rifle Corps in the winter of 1926, the images commencing with the crossing of the Khushal Gharh Bridge and subsequently depicting the battalion marching in formation... Learn More
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  45. 115199
    Deceptively extensive photograph album of military service in Waziristan during the Afridi and Red Shirt rebellions, with almost 100 original photographs of views, cantonments, operations, and native and British troops, complemented by attractive prints (mostly views) by prolific North-West Frontier photographers B. R. Tundan,... Learn More
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  46. 115213
    Superb photograph album documenting the British reoccupation of Wana and the end of the 1919-20 Waziristan campaign in over 80 intimate original snapshots, supplemented by a run of atmospheric professional photographs from Holmes's souvenir series, "With the Wana Column", and several group officer portraits, all meticulously... Learn More
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  47. 117863
    First and only edition, rare: two copies only traced in libraries (Pittsburgh and Utah). The Scaifes travelled to Yemen in February 1950 at the invitation of maverick archaeologist Wendell Phillips, who was leading "the first American archaeological team to excavate the major ancient cities along the spice routes of South... Learn More
    £450

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    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Coward to Vivien Leigh on the front free endpaper: "For Dear Darling, with Amore, Noelie". Learn More
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  49. 121937
    First edition, first impression. The Vicar of Nibbleswicke was written in the last days of Roald Dahl's life for the benefit of the Dyslexia Institute, with a dyslexic protagonist. Both Dahl and Blake donated their rights to the book to the institute. Learn More
    £125

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  50. 122006comp
    First edition, subsequent issue with the "Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1959" wraparound. Signed to front free endpaper "Phillip Noel-Baker 26th March 1960". Offering a vision of nuclear control through international agreements, the work won Noel-Baker the Nobel Peace Prize, culminating a lifetime of pacifist activity. Learn More
    £250

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  51. 122036comp
    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on title page "To Shariat, Be Bop, signature 10/14/79". An eminently readable autobiography of a true jazz giant; few other figures of the bebop era contributed more as artist, composer, arranger, and educator to the development of the culture of jazz. Learn More
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  52. 122062
    First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced,... Learn More
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  53. 122064
    First edition, variant state; some copies of the book have a line of erratum on page 224 which is absent here, but with the erratum corrected in the text. Editions would be published in Edinburgh, Dublin and Cork later in the same year. Sackville had been stripped of his military position after refusing to allow a British... Learn More
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  54. 122068
    First edition, two volume issue. One of the finest contemporary histories of the Crimean War, lavishly illustrated with depictions of sea and land battles, portraits of the major individuals, and maps of the region. The edition was also issued as an eight volume set. With the bookplate of Sir Basil Liddell Hart, military... Learn More
    £750

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  55. 122094
    First edition. Lake was second in command and chief engineer during the defence of Kars, the last major operation of the Crimean War. With the city's capitulation, he spent a year as a prisoner of war in Russia; this is his autobiographical account of the events. The latter sections of the book gives an account of society... Learn More
    £450

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    First editions, first impressions. Dedication copy of The Fifth Queen Crowned, inscribed by the author on the date of publication on the front free endpaper, "Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Marwood, always affectionately from Ford M. H. 26th March MCMVIII"; the first volume, The Fifth Queen, has Marwood's ownership signature on the... Learn More
    £4,250

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  57. 122155comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Marwood from Ford Madox Hueffer 9th May 1906". Arthur Marwood (1868-1916), the recipient, was a highly significant figure in Ford's life: "after Madox Brown, Conrad, and James, he was to become the... Learn More
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  58. 122241comp
    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "'I have evolved what has been the guiding principle of my life: do what you want & take what you get for it.' 'And God in His mercy pardon the ills we do,' the priest said. 'I had forgotten that,' Grimshaw said.... Learn More
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  59. 92794
    First edition. "In writing this book my aim has been to make it a straightforward account of what a very young subaltern, in what must now appear to be a very old war, was called upon to do, and how to the best of his abilities he did it" (Preface), an aim which the author has fully achieved in characteristic style. "Through... Learn More
    £50

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  60. 121714
    First edition, first impression, of the third book in the Famous Five series. Learn More
    £2,000

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