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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. From the Royal Family, 1999.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From the Royal Family, 1999.

    Two Christmas cards sent by members of the Royal Family to Margaret Thatcher in the year 1999. Comprising the cards of:

    i) Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip: autopen signed by both "Elizabeth R and Philip 1999", with the printed message "With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year". With the Queen and Prince Philip's crowned cyphers within... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 123736

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.

    Lake Como, Italy : 1945

    An initial letter sent from Kathleen Hill, Churchill's private secretary dated 30th August confirming a letter and Memoranda had been received from Mr Saunders and that Mr Churchill will reply when returning from holiday. Closely followed by a letter from Churchill while on holiday, dated 5th September, thanking Mr. Saunders for the Memoranda and reads..."Should... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 63413

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.
    (THATCHER, Margaret; Harold Wilson). Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.

    1985

    The Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson in 1985, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary, until the latter's death in 2018; thereafter entering the market... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133659

  15. 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

  16. Very Peculiar People.
    DINGWALL, Eric John. Very Peculiar People.

    London : 1950

    First edition, first impression, this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper; "With best wishes from the author, E.J. Dingwall, Crowhurst, 1972". Typically recherché material from Dingwall, "portrait studies of peculiar, or abnormal, personalities, and an analysis of the psychological problems they present each chapter is followed... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 136030

  17. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
    (VICTORIA, Queen.) MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.

    London : 1875-80

    Presentation copies from Queen Victoria, inscribed on the front free endpaper of three volumes: vol. I, "To John Longden from Victoria RI Windsor Castle Dec. 24. 1877"; vol. IV, "To John Longden from VRI Victoria Regina et Imperatrix July 31. 1879"; vol. V, "To John Longden Esq from VRI June 1880". A most attractive association: the recipient, John... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 135698

  18. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
    (MANDELA, Nelson.) MATTHIESSEN, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.

    New York : 1983

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy for Nelson Mandela, inscribed on the half-title recto by the author "For Nelson Mandela with greatest respect, and thanks, and kindest regards. Peter Matthiessen. August 1990", and additionally inscribed by a leading member of the Leonard Peltier defence committee: "Nelson Mandela, in this lifetime, on... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 132382

  19. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.
    DEW, Thomas R. Essay on the Interest of Money, and the Policy of Laws against Usury.

    Shellbanks : 1834

    First edition in book form, presentation copy, inscribed on the rear wrapper "From the Author to Wm Short". The recipient was the American ambassador William Short (1759-1849), who served as US Minister to France from June 1790 to May 1792, to the Netherlands from June to December 1792, and to Spain from 1794 to 1795; he was later a successful Kentucky... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 123171

  20. Speech in the House of Commons,
    BARING, Alexander. Speech in the House of Commons,

    London : 1823

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on behalf of the pro-slavery Committee of West Indian Merchants to the anti-abolitionist John Gladstone on the title page. The merchant and banker Alexander Baring (1773-1848), founder of the Baring Brothers bank and financier for the Louisiana purchase, was a noted opponent of the ending of slavery, influenced... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 129890

  21. Catalogue des livres rares et précieux de la bibliothéque.
    CAILLARD, Antoine Bernard. Catalogue des livres rares et précieux de la bibliothéque.

    Paris : 1810

    First edition, second issue, presentation copy from a member of Caillard's family, inscribed "Donné à Monsieur Grutter, par son ami S. C. Caillard" on the half-title, with the rare four page sale schedule. First published by Debure in 1808, the catalogue was printed again, with the additional schedule inserted, for the posthumous auction of the library... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 122638

  22. Typed letter signed, in response to a well-wisher following her resignation from public life.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, in response to a well-wisher following her resignation from public life.

    6 June 2002

    A typed letter signed by Margaret Thatcher, sent in response to a well-wisher on the occasion of her resignation from public life in 2002. Thatcher has headed and signed the letter in her customary blue ink - "Dear Mr. Polyblank, ... Kind regards, Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher". Printed on her own House of Lords stationery, the letter reads "Thank... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 134780

  23. Typed letter signed, in response to a fan letter.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, in response to a fan letter.

    24 October 1994

    A typed letter signed by Margaret Thatcher, sent in response to a fan letter. Thatcher has headed and signed the letter in her customary blue ink - "Dear Mr. Polyblank, ... All good wishes Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher". Typed on her own House of Lords stationery, the letter reads "Thank you so much for your kind letter which arrived while I was... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 134781

  24. Autograph letter signed.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Autograph letter signed.

    13 May 1991

    A handwritten card sent by Margaret Thatcher to Keith Polyblank, one of her admirers. Thatcher writes "Dear Mr. Polyblank, Thank you so much for your kind letter. I am fine and very active although so many good things receive little publicity. I gave many interviews that week in early March - all the rest gave a totally different impression - e.g. the... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 134782

  25. Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs.
    VICTORIA, Princess Royal - MASSIE, Richard. Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs.

    London : 1854

    First edition, this a presentation copy from the author to Victoria, the Princess Royal (1840-1901), Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, inscribed by the author and in an attractive presentation binding.

    Massie has inscribed on the first blank: "Her Royal Highness the 'Princess Royal' from the Translator"; with Victoria's attractive bookplate to... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 133638

  26. Sketch of the Sikhs;
    MALCOLM, John, Sir. Sketch of the Sikhs;

    London : 1812

    First edition of this scarce account of Sikhism, the cornerstone of later publications on the topic, annotated over four pages by a British Officer who interacted with the Sikhs during his service. This "preliminary effort" (Khurana, p. 22) on the subject sheds some light on the history of the Sikhs, their countries and government, and their religion.... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 135209

  27. Original whips' office notice of Margaret Thatcher's election as leader of the Conservative Party.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Original whips' office notice of Margaret Thatcher's election as leader of the Conservative Party.

    [London] : 1975

    The announcement of Margaret Thatcher's election as leader of the Conservative Party, signed by Edmund Du Cann, who presided over the election as chairman of the 1922 Committee, and by ten other members of the committee. This was one of a small number of copies, all signed by hand, which were distributed to announce the leader; this is the only example... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 135018

  28. 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 Greg with all good wishes Margaret Thatcher". The Path to Power was the second volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her childhood to her election as Prime Minister; it followed the Downing Street Years, published in 1993, which detailed her time in office. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 134233

  29. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.
    (THATCHER, Margaret; Harold Wilson). Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.

    [1980s]

    A Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson, signed "Denis and Margaret" in their respective hands. The photograph on the card shows Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary,... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133661

  30. Group photograph of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Melbourne, October 1981.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Group photograph of the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Melbourne, October 1981.

    1981

    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official group photograph from the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Melbourne in 1981, with the attendees' facsimile signatures printed underneath. The attendees of the meeting included Thatcher, Indira Gandhi, Malcolm Fraser, and Robert Mugabe, the last of whom was representing the newly-joined Zimbabwe.... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 133738

  31. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.
    (THATCHER, Margaret; Harold Wilson). Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.

    1987

    The Christmas card sent from Margaret Thatcher and her husband Denis to former prime minister Harold Wilson in 1987, signed "Denis and Margaret Thatcher" in their respective hands. The card, otherwise unmarked as Harold Wilson's, remained in the possession of Harold, and then his wife Mary, until the latter's death in 2018; thereafter entering the market... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 133654

  32. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.

    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official cabinet photograph taken 7 July 1983, the first cabinet photograph after her landslide victory in the June 1983 election, signed by herself and every other member of the cabinet. This is one of two signed 1983 cabinet photographs, this in colour, the other in black and white, which were kept by Thatcher until... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 133384

  33. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.

    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official cabinet photograph taken 7 July 1983, the first cabinet photograph after her landslide victory in the June 1983 election, signed by herself and every other member of the cabinet. This is one of two signed 1983 cabinet photographs, this in black and white, the other in colour, which were kept by Thatcher until... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 133386

  34. Official cabinet photograph, January 1985.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Official cabinet photograph, January 1985.

    Margaret Thatcher's own copy of the official cabinet photograph taken January 1985, signed by herself and every other member of the cabinet. The photograph was kept by Thatcher until her death in 2013, and here appears on the market for the first time after acquisition directly from her estate. 1985 was a strong year for Thatcher, with her authority... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 133387

  35. Four Years in the Ionian Islands.
    WHITTINGHAM, Ferdinand, Major-General. Four Years in the Ionian Islands.

    London : 1864

    First and only edition, uncommon, just eleven copies on Library Hub; a single copy recorded at auction, the Blackmer sale. Both volumes inscribed on the front free endpapers; "Clementina L. Whittingham, from her loving father the Author, Feby. 2d. 1874"; the title pages annotated "(Written by Major-General Ferdinand Whittingham C.B.) M.S.S. sic notes... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 132270

  36. The Pioneer Policewoman.
    ALLEN, Mary S. The Pioneer Policewoman.

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with every good wish, from Mary S. Allen", with an autograph note loosely inserted, "Hoping you will accept this - If in your part of the world I will certainly let you know. M. S. Allen". The Pioneer Policewoman was Mary Sophia Allen's... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 131558

  37. Typed letter signed, responding to condolence after Denis Thatcher's death.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, responding to condolence after Denis Thatcher's death.

    2003

    The letter sent by Margaret Thatcher in response to Dame Elaine Kellett-Bowman's letter of condolence, on the occasion of the death of her husband Denis in 2003. Thatcher writes in her customary blue ink "Dear Elaine, it was so good of you and Edward to write. Yours ever, Margaret", with the typed letter, dated 23 July 2003, reading "Thank you so much... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 127350

  38. My Four Years of Horror through the Holocaust.
    ROSENBERG, Heinz. My Four Years of Horror through the Holocaust.

    New York : 1983

    First edition of one of the most important of Holocaust memoirs, produced in a very small number of copies. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "To Mr & Mrs Gourany, May the tragedy of the Holocaust bring people together to create a better world for generations to come. With kind regards Henry L. Robertson, N. Y. 6/13.83"... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 126940

  39. How to Pay for the War:
    WEBB, Sidney (ed.) How to Pay for the War:

    London : 1916

    First edition, first impression. With a presentation inscription from Sidney Webb to Professor Phillip Bradley dated 25 November 1925 pasted to the front free endpaper. Loosely inserted is an autograph letter from Webb to Bradley from 28 July 1936, in which Webb writes that he read Bradley's Road to War "with almost painful interest as it is so like... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 124802

  40. Days of Fear.
    GALLAGHER, Frank. Days of Fear.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author: "To William R. Matthews for the broad, deep quality of his mind. 30/9/44 Frank Gallagher". An Irish republican, Frank Gallagher (1893-1962) was imprisoned multiple times. While in Dublin's Mountjoy Jail in 1920, he took part in a mass hunger strike which lasted for several... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 124488

  41. The American Mind.
    COMMAGER, Henry Steele. The American Mind.

    New Haven : 1950

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author: "Mr. Katzenbach with good wishes Henry Steele Commager". Commager (1902-1998) was one of the most prolific American historians of his time, whose works helped define American liberalism. The present work, one of his most famous, argues that the American mind is rational,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 124213

  42. From various individuals.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From various individuals.

    A collection of Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher, from various individuals and institutions.

    i) John Stapylton Habgood, Archbishop of York (1983-95), 1985. With a reproduction of a portrait of himself on the front cover, and the printed message on the interior "With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year from The Archbishop of... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 123848

  43. From the Royal Family, 1987.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From the Royal Family, 1987.

    A collection of Christmas cards sent by members of the Royal Family to Margaret Thatcher in 1987. The year 1987 saw Thatcher's third and final election victory, and the Queen's 35th year on the throne. Comprising the cards of:

    i) Prince Charles and Princess Diana: inscribed by Charles "To you both from Charles and Diana's signature: Diana.",... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 123714

  44. From foreign royal families.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From foreign royal families.

    A collection of Christmas cards sent by foreign royal families to Margaret Thatcher. Comprising the cards of:

    i) Tāufa'ahau Tupou IV, King of Tonga (reigned 1965-2005), 1985. With Tonga's coat of arms on the front cover and the signature of himself and his wife Halaevalu Mata'aho 'Ahome'e on the interior, below the printed message "With all... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 123803

  45. From Prince Charles, 1977.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Card. From Prince Charles, 1977.

    The Christmas card sent by Prince Charles to Margaret Thatcher in 1977. Inscribed on the interior "Mr and Mrs Thatcher, from Charles." above and below the printed message "With all good wishes for Christmas and the New Year 1977". Facing the inscription is a photograph of Charles in traditional Native American head-dress, with "Canada 1977" written... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 123694

  46. From Princess Anne.
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Christmas Cards. From Princess Anne.

    [Late 1970s]

    Two Christmas cards sent by Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips to Margaret Thatcher in the late 1970s. Both cards display Gatcombe Park house, the estate which Princess Anne acquired in 1976, and are both inscribed by Anne "To you both, from Anne and Mark's signature: Mark", with their crowned joint monogram.

    Provenance: the estate of Baroness... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 123697

  47. Greek Love.
    [BREEN, Walter, pseud.] EGLINTON, J. Z. Greek Love.

    New York : 1965

    First edition, second printing, of this controversial historical study, "the only comprehensive work in any language, to my knowledge, that unequivocally espouses the right of an older male to have social-sexual relations with a young boy" (Dr Albert Ellis's postscript). This copy has the ownership inscription of gay publisher Winston Leyland (b.1940),... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 122977

  48. Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government.
    NAPIER, Charles James, & William Francis Patrick Napier (ed.) Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government.

    London : 1853

    First edition, family association copy. Ownership inscription of George Thomas Napier, brother of both Charles James Napier and his editor William Francis Patrick Napier. Charles James Napier had been Commander in Chief in India, and had resigned after a disagreement with Lord Dalhousie, the Governor-General; the book is a vindication of his actions,... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 122130

  49. Life of an American Workman.
    CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.

    New York : 1937

    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 122166

  50. The Arms Race.
    NOEL-BAKER, Phillip. The Arms Race.

    London : 1958

    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
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 122006

  51. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [late 1930s]

    There has been considerable recent interest in Churchill's essay "Are We Alone in the Universe?" In an article for Nature, astrophysicist Mario Livio describes his visit to the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, when "director Timothy Riley thrust a typewritten essay by Churchill into my hands. In the 11-page article, 'Are We Alone in... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 121591

  52. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.
    LUNA, Miguel de. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.

    London : 1687

    First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition. Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor and other... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 120934

  53. The First Crusade.
    DE CHAIR, Somerset. The First Crusade.

    London : 1945

    First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number 4. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,' Somerset de Chair, Wingfield Morris... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 120134

  54. The Revolution Betrayed.
    TROTSKY, Leon. The Revolution Betrayed.

    New York & London : 1937 & 1938

    First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Trotsky to Benjamin Stolberg on the front free endpaper, "devotedly yours, Leon Trotsky, 21/11 1937, Coyoacan".

    The American journalist and labour activist Benjamin Stolberg (1891-1951) was a member of the Dewey Commission and had strong association links to Trotsky. The Revolution... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 118029

  55. The Ladies in Parliament and Other Pieces.
    TREVELYAN, Sir George Otto. The Ladies in Parliament and Other Pieces.

    London : 1888

    A later edition of a collection first published in 1869, and the title piece having been "composed during the great agitation which followed the rejection of Mr. Gladstone's Reform Bill of 1866 giving some notion of how a Greek Comedian might have written, when at his very worst, if he had lived in the days of chignons and female suffrage an attempt... Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 115345

  56. A Survey.
    BEERBOHM, Max. A Survey.

    London : 1921

    First edition, trade issue of Beerbohm's caricatures of public figures ranging from Joseph Conrad to David Lloyd George. There was also a deluxe limited edition of 275 numbered copies signed by the author. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 109359

  57. Hope and Suffering.
    TUTU, Desmond Mpilo. Hope and Suffering.

    Grand Rapids, MI : 1984

    First US edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on Christmas Day 1984, just a few weeks after he was presented with the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning against apartheid in South Africa: "To Donald Cooke, God bless you. Thank you for your concern & support, Desmond Tutu, 25 Dec 84" (front free endpaper). Originally... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 107053

  58. Robert Peckham.
    BARING, Maurice. Robert Peckham.

    London : 1934

    Signed limited edition of 100 copies, this copy number 59. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author "To J. B. Morton, from Maurice Baring, New Year 1935" on the front free endpaper. Morton is best remembered under his pseudonym, "Beachcomber", which he used throughout his career as a satirical columnist at the Express; both he and Baring belonged... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 106538

  59. The Conquistadors.
    ARCADIA PRESS: INNES, Hammond. The Conquistadors.

    London : 1970

    First edition, signed limited issue. Number 32 of 265 numbered copies, specially bound by Zaehnsdorf and signed by the author. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 106068

  60. The Enigma of Stonehenge.
    FOWLES, John, & Barry Brukoff. The Enigma of Stonehenge.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the title page. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 105303

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