History

Rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to history, narrative accounts aspiring to be objective analyses of particular countries or regions, describing their political and cultural development over time. First-hand travellers’ accounts of particular countries will be found in Travel.

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  1. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-8

    First editions, first impressions, signed by Churchill on the front free endpaper of volume I, "Winston S. Churchill"; with an intriguing provenance: from the library of the influential society hostess, the Marchioness of Londonderry, wife of Churchill's cousin, Charles Vane-Tempest Stewart, seventh marquess, who "had once been effectively a protégé... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 142554

  2. An American Life.
    REAGAN, Ronald. An American Life.

    New York : 1990

    Signed limited edition, number 497 of 2,000 copies signed by Ronald Reagan, presented as issued in a striking oak box emblazoned with the Presidential Seal, and unusually retaining the original container. An American Life is Reagan's autobiography, covering his birth to his election as 40th President through to the end of his term in office.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 143067

  3. For the Record.
    CAMERON, David. For the Record.

    London : 2019

    Signed limited edition, one of 500 unnumbered copies signed by David Cameron on the edition page. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 136012

  4. Let Our Children Grow Tall.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Let Our Children Grow Tall.

    London : 1977

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to the book's designer Reginald Cline, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Reginald Cline, with every good wish. Margaret Thatcher". Cline is credited as the book's designer on the copyright page. Let Our Children Grow Tall was Thatcher's first book, gathering her more... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139705

  5. The Downing Street Years.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.

    New York : 1993

    First US signed limited edition, number 134 of 350 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page. The Downing Street Years was the first volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her years as Prime Minister. Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 138307

  6. Serendipities.
    ECO, Umberto. Serendipities.

    New York : [1998]

    First edition in English, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "For Monika & Craig, Umberto Eco". The recipients are Monika and Craig Anderson, who was a New York bookseller, the son of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Maxwell Anderson. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 142135

  7. The Grand Captain.
    DE GAURY, Gerald. The Grand Captain.

    London : 1955

    First edition, first impression, of the first full-length biography of the medieval Spanish general Gonzalo de Cordoba. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Elizabeth Kinnear With very many thanks for her patient help Gerald de Gaury 19.7.55. London". Inscribed copies are particularly scarce, for de Gaury moved... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 141817

  8. The Audacity of Hope.
    OBAMA, Barack. The Audacity of Hope.

    New York : 2006

    First edition, first printing, boldly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Jason - Barack Obama vote me in '08 instead of Nader!". The recipient was a student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, who had the book signed while Obama was running for president - Obama's inscription refers to the independent candidate Ralph Nader,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 134687

  9. The Path to Power.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page "To Woodrow with warm regards and many thanks for all your help Margaret Thatcher". An excellent association copy - the recipient was Woodrow Wyatt (1918-1997), Labour Member of Parliament for most of 1945 to 1970, who switched sides and became Thatcher's... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 135680

  10. The Downing Street Years.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page, together with the original audience information for the book signing at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford, 28 October 1993. The Downing Street Years was the first volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her years as Prime Minister, later followed by The Path to Power... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 135602

  11. The Downing Street Years.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.

    London : 1993

    First edition, first impression, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page. The Downing Street Years was the first volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her years as Prime Minister. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 138744

  12. The Collected Speeches.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Collected Speeches.

    Norwalk, CT : 1998

    First Easton Press edition, number 91 of 2,000 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page. This copy includes the publisher's certificate of authenticity with Thatcher's printed signature, dated 18 March 1998. The volume gathers Thatcher's notable speeches from 1968 to 1996; it was first published in the UK the previous year. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 142276

  13. Statecraft.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Statecraft.

    Norwalk, CT : 2002

    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page. Dedicated to Ronald Reagan, Statecraft was Thatcher's final book, providing her analysis of foreign policy in the post-Cold War world; it was first published by Harper Collins in 2002, with this "collector's edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by the author... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 142123

  14. The House: The History of the House of Representatives.
    REMINI, Robert V. The House: The History of the House of Representatives.

    New York : 2006

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the title page. The official history of the House of Representatives, tracing the institution from its inception to the present time. Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 141899

  15. The Downing Street Years.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Downing Street Years.

    Norwalk, CT : 1994

    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page. The Downing Street Years, Thatcher's autobiography of her years as prime minister, was first published by Harper Collins in 1993, with this "Collector's Edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by the author and handsomely bound in leather, published the subsequent year.... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 141882

  16. The Second World War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.

    London : 1948-54

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, signed or inscribed contemporarily in each volume, and exceptionally uncommon thus. The set was presented to Theresa Arnison, who with her husband Rowland, was a stalwart of the Woodford Conservative Association. Vol. I, inscribed on the half-title: "From Winston S. Churchill to Mrs. Arnison,... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 137316

  17. Statecraft.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Statecraft.

    Norwalk, CT : 2002

    First Easton Press edition, signed by Margaret Thatcher on the edition page. Dedicated to Ronald Reagan, Statecraft was Thatcher's final book, providing her analysis of foreign policy in the post-Cold War world; it was first published by Harper Collins in 2002, with this "collector's edition" produced by the Easton Press, signed by the author... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141628

  18. Years of Victory: 1802-1812.
    BRYANT, Arthur. Years of Victory: 1802-1812.

    London : 1944

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Field Marshal George Francis Milne on the half-title, "For my much esteemed friend F. M. Lord Milne G.C.B. &c. Wishing him the complements of the Season & many many Happy New Years, Christmas 1944 - B". Milne was influential in the Second Boer War and the First World War,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141170

  19. The Autobiography.
    MAJOR, John. The Autobiography.

    London : 1999

    Signed limited edition, number 43 of 126 copies signed by John Major, being his memoir of his life and service as British prime minister from 1990 to 1997. A handsome volume, the Tory-blue morocco binding matches the signed limited edition of Margaret Thatcher's prime ministerial autobiography, but with an edition limitation half the size; future prime... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141595

  20. The Sikhs and Afghans,
    ALI, Shahamat. The Sikhs and Afghans,

    London : 1846

    First edition of this unusual and uncommon travelogue of the north-west frontier, written by the expedition leader's Indian-born munshi and inscribed by him to the earl of Shaftesbury. A highly desirable copy, unopened, unrestored in the original cloth, and with an appealing association. The title is fairly well represented institutionally, but commercially... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 139555

  21. A new system, or, an analysis of ancient mythology:
    (BLAKE, William.) BRYANT, Jacob. A new system, or, an analysis of ancient mythology:

    London : 1773-76

    First edition of the work for which Bryant is most often remembered, complete with the rare first volume, of which ESTC locates only three copies, and the final plate by William Blake. "Bryant's importance to modern readers lies in the influence he had upon the poet and artist William Blake, who in his own time was generally considered mad. The many... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139708

  22. Origins.
    GUBBAY, Lucien. Origins.

    London : 1989

    First and sole edition, number 85 of an unspecified but presumably very small edition; presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Geoffrey Gubbay, with best wishes, Lucien, 7.11.90". An online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at University of California.

    "Origins traces the history over... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140918

  23. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years - a mismatched set presented to his Gettysburg doctor, and personally inscribed.

    Garden City, New York : 1963-5

    The first volume the first trade edition, the second a copy of the limited edition bound without limitation leaf, both warmly inscribed to Dr. Hal Johnson, Eisenhower's principle physician during his retirement at Gettysburg. Johnson and his wife Edie became close friends of Ike and Mamie. In the first Ike inscribes "For Dr. C. H. Johnson with the warm... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 140860

  24. The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum,
    FRANCKLIN, W. The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum,

    London : 1798

    First edition of this uncommon account of the eventful if mournful reign of Shah Alam II (1728-1806), one of the last of the Mughal emperors, restored to his throne by the Marathas in 1788. Having been defeated decisively by the East India Company's forces at the Battle of Buxar in 1764, Shah Alam sought the protection of the British and signed the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140891

  25. The Book of Beasts.
    WHITE, T. H. The Book of Beasts.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy,inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Ken Smith, with love from Tim White", additionally signed by White under his printed name on the title page. The Book of Beasts was White's translation from a mediaeval bestiary manuscript preserved in the Cambridge University Library. His epigraph is from... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 139142

  26. Edmund Campion.
    WAUGH, Evelyn. Edmund Campion.

    London : 1935

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 45 of 50 copies signed by Waugh "for private distribution". Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 112493

  27. Lives of the Bachelor Kings of England.
    STRICKLAND, Agnes [& Elizabeth]. Lives of the Bachelor Kings of England.

    London : 1861

    First edition, presentation copy from the authors' sister, inscribed in ink on the title page, "To dear Charlotte Foster in remembrance of her friends Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland with Jane Margaret Strickland's love"; the divisional title "Edward the Fifth" is annotated in the same hand, "By Elizabeth Strickland", referring to the work's joint authorship.

    By... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 140279

  28. Fabio Giordano's Relation of Capri.
    DOUGLAS, Norman. Fabio Giordano's Relation of Capri.

    Naples : 1906

    First edition, sole printing, one of 250 copies. Inscribed by the author on the title page to Oscar Wilde's second son, "Vyvyan Holland from Norman Douglas, 11 July 1930". This work "consists of an account of Fabio Giordano and his Historia Napolitana, from which Douglas here edits and prints for the first time De Capreis Insula" (Woolf). Douglas, whose... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140355

  29. John Shakespear of Shadwell and His Descendants 1619-1931.
    SHAKESPEAR, J. John Shakespear of Shadwell and His Descendants 1619-1931.

    Newcastle : 1931

    First and sole edition, number 3 of 140 copies only, this "allotted to Mary Katharine Shakespear"; inscribed below this, "Presented by Mary Katharine Shakespear to her much loved, lifelong friend, Gladys Mary Harris" and with a number of neat familial emendations at pp. 369-70. This is a superbly produced, privately printed family history, with much... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140310

  30. The World Crisis, 1915.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Crisis, 1915.

    London : 1923

    Fourth printing (stated second edition), published in December 1923, two months after the first printing. This copy inscribed by the author on the initial blank: "From Winston S. Chuchill to A. J. Hawkey, 30 Oct. 1924". The recipient was Alfred James Hawkey (1877-1952), chairman of the Woodford Urban District Council from 1914 to 1934 - Churchill inscribed... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139948

  31. History As You Heard It.
    THOMAS, Lowell. History As You Heard It.

    Garden City, NY : 1957

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Thomas on the front free endpaper: "To Thada Sesher Lowell Thomas". A collection of excerpts from some of the preeminent journalist's broadcasts made between 1930 and 1955. With a newspaper clipping concerning explorations and research, loosely inserted. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140086

  32. Medieval History and the Romantic Imagination.
    RUNCIMAN, Steven. Medieval History and the Romantic Imagination.

    Oxford : [1963]

    Scarce original offprint inscribed by the author "with best wishes SR" to the front free endpaper. This copy is from the library of John Julius Cooper, 2nd viscount Norwich (1929-2018) a hugely prolific popular historian and television presenter. Runciman and Norwich led very similar careers: both educated at Eton, both dabbling in the Foreign Service,... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139947

  33. Britain's Weather.
    (WILSON, Harold.) BOWEN, David. Britain's Weather.

    Newton Abbot : 1969

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Harold Wilson, who cares about Britain but who remains silent about British weather! With every good wish David Bowen". The book remained in the possession of Wilson and his wife Mary until the dispersal of... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138068

  34. Die unbesungenen Helden.
    (SCHINDLER, Oskar.) GROSSMANN, Kurt R (ed.) Die unbesungenen Helden.

    Berlin : 1957

    First edition, first printing, of the only autobiographical account of Oskar Schindler's wartime work to be published, this copy an extraordinarily poignant association, inscribed to his wife: "Meiner lieben Mily in Erinnerung Ihrer mutigen Zeit. Weihnachten 1957 Frankfurt/Main" ("To my dear Mily in remembrance of her courageous time. Christmas 1957,... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 135953

  35. The Real War.
    NIXON, Richard. The Real War.

    New York : 1980

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "To Victor Ross with best wishes from Richard Nixon". The recipient Victor Ross (born 1919) was senior executive at Reader's Digest and head of the firm's European division, and a collector of Presidential and Prime Ministerial signatures; he met Nixon on a few occasions. In The... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 137182

  36. Long Walk to Freedom.
    MANDELA, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom.

    Randburg : 1994

    First edition, first printing, signed by Mandela on the half-title and dated 12 July 1996, during his first state visit to Britain as South Africa's President. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 138490

  37. The Path to Power.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "To Norman Wallace Margaret Thatcher 15 June 1995". It is unusual to find the book with a dedication and a date in the signing, rather than just her name. The Path to Power was the second volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her childhood to her election as Prime Minister;... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 136502

  38. Tiger-Woman.
    MAY, Betty. Tiger-Woman.

    London : 1929

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "To Mr. & Mrs. Percy with love from Betty May, 1929". The autobiography of the notorious night-club singer, darling of the Café Royal set, and muse to Aleister Crowley, Augustus John, and Jacob Epstein is uncommon, with ten locations on Library Hub.

    Tiger-Woman "provides a very... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 107273

  39. Animadversions on A late Factious Book,
    (L.L.D.J.) Animadversions on A late Factious Book,

    London : 1701

    First edition of this anonymous response (signed L.L.D.J at end) to Charles Davenant's book of the same year, which had criticized the government and leading ecclesiastics. In a highly hostile tone, the author declares that Davenant's book "arraigns the ministry in a most outrageous manner; transgresses all the rules of modesty, abandons truth, and... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 135282

  40. Napoléon chez lui.
    (NAPOLEON.) MASSON, Frederic. Napoléon chez lui.

    Paris : [1894]

    First editions, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to his close friend, the dramatist and opera librettist Philippe Gille (1831-1901). Napoléon chez lui is inscribed on the limitation page "À Mon excellent ami Philippe Gille, sou bien reconnaissant Frederic Masson" To my excellent friend Philippe Gille, his very grateful Frederic Masson;... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 122623

  41. Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.
    (MacDONALD, Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre.) ROUSSET, Camille (ed). Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.

    Paris : 1892

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the half-title in purple pencil, "À Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres hommage respectueux de l'editeur Camille Rousset". The recipient was Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840-1910), his gilt crowned monogram stamped at the foot of the spine. Chartes served briefly on McClellan's... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 122621

  42. Mémoires...
    BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de. Mémoires...

    Paris : 1829

    First edition. Bourrienne (1769-1834), diplomat and one-time secretary to Napoleon, "claimed to have been a friend of the future emperor at the military school of Brienne. In the early 1790s he served the Revolutionary government as a diplomat in Germany. He was called to Italy by Napoleon in the negotiations with Austria (MayOctober 1797) and helped... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 122617

  43. British Biscuit Tins 1868-1939.
    (WILSON, Harold.) FRANKLIN, M. J. British Biscuit Tins 1868-1939.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to former prime minister Harold Wilson, with the presentation slip mounted to front free endpaper: "Presented to the Rt. Hon. Sir Harold Wilson by the Directors of the Associated Biscuit Manufacturers Limited upon the occasion of the Huyton Factory Jubilee 18th April, 1980". The book remained in the... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 138207

  44. The Minister.
    (WILSON, Harold.) EDELMAN, Maurice. The Minister.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to future prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harold - this Westminster Masque - with warm good wishes Maurice Edelman October 27 '61". A nice association - Maurice Edelman (1911-1975) was a Welsh Labour MP, representing Coventry constituencies in the... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 138184

  45. Death May Surprise Us.
    (WILSON, Harold.) WILLIS, Ted. Death May Surprise Us.

    London : 1974

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Mary and Harold, (may it never happen!) in friendship, Ted. Ted Willis, September, 1974". The inscription is a reference to the subject matter of the novel, which details a kidnapping attempt on the British... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 138183

  46. The Half-Shut Eye.
    (WILSON, Harold.) WHALE, John. The Half-Shut Eye.

    London : 1969

    First edition. Presentation copy to then-Prime Minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "to the Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson MP from John Whale April 1969". The author John Whale (1931-2008) worked in various media positions, as a political reporter and Washington correspondent with ITN, writer at the Sunday... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138181

  47. British Public Opinion.
    (WILSON, Harold.) WORCESTER, Robert M. British Public Opinion.

    Oxford : 1991

    First edition, presentation copy to former prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the half-title: "To Harold - with great respect and affection, to the best client I ever had. Bob Worcester March 1991". Robert Worcester (born 1933) is the founder of MORI, and a pioneer in political polling. He conducted polling for Wilson, as referenced... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138180

  48. Hiroshima.
    HERSEY, John. Hiroshima.

    New York : 1946

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Dear Charlotte Chapman: Thanks for all the protection, and all the forwarding, and all the phoning. Put this away somewhere in the fervent hope that you've heard the last of it. Best, John Hersey Nov. 46". An excellent association copy: Charlotte... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 113442

  49. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.
    (GRANT, U. S.) LECOMTE, Ferdinand. Relation Historique et Critique de la Guerre Franco-Allemande en 1870-1871.

    Paris : 1872-4

    First editions of this important analysis of the Franco-Prussian War by a noted Swiss military theorist and radical politician. This set from the library of Ulysses S. Grant with tipped-in presentation slip, "General Grant, Président des Etats-Unis. Hommage respecteuse de l'Auteur", and with the loosely inserted compliments slip of the Swiss consul... Learn More
    £1,800.00

    Stock Code: 68206

  50. The Friends of Liberty.
    (WILSON, Harold.) GOODWIN, Albert. The Friends of Liberty.

    London : 1979

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to former prime minister Harold Wilson on the front free endpaper: "To Sir Harold Wilson with the author's compliments January 1981". A nice association - Albert Goodwin (1906-1995) was the tutor of Wilson at Jesus College, Oxford, in the early 1930s. The book - which traces the growth of English... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138077

  51. Hollywood England.
    (WILSON, Harold.) WALKER, Alexander. Hollywood England.

    London : 1974

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson (who had also served as prime minister 1964-1970, therefore covering most of the period which the book details), inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Harold Wilson with best wishes for Christmas - the 1970s volume will be a slimmer one altogether!... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138076

  52. In Dickens's London.
    (DICKENS, Charles.) SMITH, F. Hopkinson. In Dickens's London.

    New York : 1914

    First edition. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered sets, each signed on the limitation leaf by the artist and the publisher. Additionally signed by Smith on the print "Coffee-Room, George Inn". Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 75760

  53. The Path to Power.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.

    London : 1995

    Signed limited edition, number 215 of 500 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page, being her autobiography of her childhood years to her election as Prime Minister. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 136394

  54. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
    AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.

    Edinburgh : 1863

    First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 137470

  55. Some Evidence of Things Seen.
    (MANDELA, Nelson.) ALBERTS, Paul. Some Evidence of Things Seen.

    Rivonia, South Africa : 1997

    Signed limited edition, number 48 of 50 copies signed by Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Albie Sachs and Paul Alberts. A remarkable collaboration, this is the only limited edition signed by both Mandela and Tutu - Nobel Peace Prize winners in 1993 and 1984 respectively - alongside a third major figure in the anti-Apartheid movement, Albie Sachs, who became... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 130076

  56. Osservazioni sul musaico di Palestrina.
    PIERALISI, Sante. Osservazioni sul musaico di Palestrina.

    Rome : 1858

    First edition, presentation copy from the prince of Palestrina, Enrico Barberini-Colonna (1823-1889), inscribed on the front wrapper to the French politician Frédéric-Alfred-Pierre, comte de Falloux (1811-1886), instigator of the Falloux Laws, which promoted Catholic education in French schools under Napoleon III. A large and well-illustrated study... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137227

  57. The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson.
    HOOVER, Herbert. The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson.

    New York : 1958

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To my good friends Lila and DeWitt Wallace from Herbert Hoover". The recipient was the American magazine publisher William Roy DeWitt Wallace (1889-1981) and his wife Lila; husband and wife together co-founded the magazine Reader's Digest in 1922. The... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 137185

  58. A Nation Terrorized.
    (ASTOR, Nancy.) SEGER, Gerhart. A Nation Terrorized.

    Chicago : 1935

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the author to Nancy Astor, inscribed on the half-title "Lady Astor as a very little sign of a very great thankfulness! Gerhart Seger". Seger (1896-1967) was among the German Social Democrat deputies in the Reichstag which opposed the Enabling Act, and was consequently sent to the Oranienburg concentration... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137169

  59. The Wallaces of Alabama.
    (WALLACE, George C.) WALLACE, George Jr. The Wallaces of Alabama.

    Chicago : 1975

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author's father, George C. Wallace, on the front free endpaper "To my friend Herbert B. Jaynson George C Wallace". Wallace's "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" speech, his infamous stand in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama to block the entry of two African American... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 137165

  60. The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; Trumpets from the Steep.
    COOPER, Lady Diana. The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; Trumpets from the Steep.

    London : 1958-60

    First editions, the first volume a second impression the others firsts, of this highly successful autobiographical trilogy covering the extraordinary life of actress, society hostess, and eternally Bright Thing, Lady Diana Cooper, "the only really glamorous woman in the world". This set inscribed in each volume to Stanley Hall, "wigmaker and make-up... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 136001

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