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. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.

    London : 1841

    First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More
    £9,500.00

    Stock Code: 122063

  2. Literary Researches into the History of the Book of Saint Albans.
    BERNERS, Juliana (attrib.) Literary Researches into the History of the Book of Saint Albans.

    London : 1810

    First modern edition of the Book of Saint Albans, a facsimile of the original 1496 edition preceded by a lengthy bibliographic essay, one of only 150 copies printed (noted on page 104).

    The Book of Saint Albans, the final book printed by the St Albans Press, marked numerous "firsts": the first printed English armorial, the first printed book... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 146953

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

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, here presented in a handsome contemporary binding.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as Prime... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145387

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

    London : 1956-58

    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, the second overall.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138392

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

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 128999

  6. 139142comp
    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

  7. Bagdad Railway. No. 1 (1911).
    PERSIA; IRAN: PARLIAMENTARY PAPER. Bagdad Railway. No. 1 (1911).

    London : 1911

    Government White Paper containing the definitive text of the Baghdad railway convention from 1903, including the terms of the concession granted by the Ottoman government, as well as an additional convention from 1908 and a series of loan contracts. This railway project was, in the contemporary assessment of Morris Jastrow, "the largest single contributing... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 129809

  8. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.

    London : 1841

    First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 128845

  9. Gasconiana,
    MONTFORT, François Salvat. Gasconiana,

    Amsterdam : 1708

    First edition, with 19 leaves supplied from a later edition. The Gasconiana celebrates the French province of Gascony with a variety of anecdotes dealing with humour, adventure, and love. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 146309

  10. The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783.
    MAHAN, A. T., Captain. The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783.

    London : 1890

    Second UK edition. Mahan's development of the concept of "sea power" has been identified as one of the major factors in the outbreak of the naval arms race at the end of the nineteenth century; John Keegan described him as "the most important American strategist of the nineteenth century", and Barbara Tuchman as "the Clausewitz of naval warfare".

    This... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 122264

  11. History of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic.
    PRESCOTT, William Hickling. History of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic.

    London : [c.1880]

    An attractively bound set of the new and revised edition, first published in 1838. "An immediate international success, this record of 'the most glorious epoch in the annals of Spain,' was highly acclaimed by foreign scholars and a commercial bestseller" (ANB).

    "The reputation that Prescott won in his lifetime is validated by modern historians... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 146185

  12. History of the Conquest of Peru.
    PRESCOTT, William Hickling. History of the Conquest of Peru.

    London : [c.1880]

    An attractively bound set of the new and revised edition of Prescott's classic text on Peruvian history, first published in 1847. Prescott "had difficulty recreating the romantic narrative of Mexico in his next history, The Conquest of Peru (1847), because he disdained the character of the Pizarros and their followers" (ANB).

    "The reputation... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 146173

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

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as Prime Minister. The events of the Second World War, the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144266

  14. Photograph inscribed to British diplomat Harold Caccia.
    KENNEDY, John F. Photograph inscribed to British diplomat Harold Caccia.

    1961

    Inscribed on the mount by John F. Kennedy to the British Ambassador to the United States: "For Sir Harold Caccia - a strong link in a strong chain that binds our two countries - with every good wish. John F. Kennedy - 1961".

    Harold Caccia (1905-1990) served as British Ambassador to the United States from 1956 to 1961. Kennedy's reference in his... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 148863

  15. Official Christmas card.
    CHARLES, Prince of Wales, & Diana, Princess of Wales. Official Christmas card.

    [1991]

    The official Christmas card of Prince Charles and Princes Diana for the year 1991, with the autopen signatures of both, retaining the original envelope, as sent to Mrs. P. A. Cruickshank, with the Buckingham Palace postal stamp dated 16 December 1991. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139083

  16. 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

  17. The Pageant of Popes, Contayninge the lyves of all the Bishops of Rome, from the beginninge of them to the yeare of Grace 1555.
    BALE, John. The Pageant of Popes, Contayninge the lyves of all the Bishops of Rome, from the beginninge of them to the yeare of Grace 1555.

    London : 1574

    First edition in English of Bale's Acta Romanorum pontificum (1558). Bale, who stood out even among the first generation of English protestants as an especially vituperative critic of the papacy, attempts to prove the spuriousness of the claim that the popes are successors of Peter, and he relates many of the stories of papal immorality and political... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 147349

  18. 138386
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history, paired with an original typed letter signed from Churchill to the French-American sculptor Herbert Haseltine (1877-1962), on his Chartwell letterhead dated 20 April 1957, thanking him for a sculpture he presented: "My dear Mr. Haseltine, Papa Percheron has arrived. I am indeed indebted... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 138386

  19. The Churchill Factor.
    JOHNSON, Boris. The Churchill Factor.

    London : 2014

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the half-title. Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 147785

  20. Finest Hour. Winston S. Churchill 1939-1941.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. - GILBERT, Martin. Finest Hour. Winston S. Churchill 1939-1941.

    London : 1983

    First edition, first impression, with the biographer's clipped signature pasted to the title page. Finest Hour is the fourth volume of Gilbert's landmark biography of Churchill. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 147787

  21. A finely bound collection of English histories.
    ENGLISH HISTORY. A finely bound collection of English histories.

    Oxford, London : 1933-34-50-64

    A handsomely bound collection of English histories, profusely illustrated, and finely bound by Bayntun for Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance, with his single initial monogram to the front of each volume. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 148752

  22. A History of the English People in the Nineteenth Century.
    HALÉVY, Élie; E. I. Watkin (trans.) A History of the English People in the Nineteenth Century.

    London : 1949-52

    A finely bound set of the English translations of "the best detailed general account of 19th-century British history", all second editions, aside from Victorian Years, which is a first edition thus, first impression. First published in French between 1913-47 as Histoire du peuple anglais au XIXe siècle, Halévy's History was not written in chronological... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148822

  23. The French Revolution.
    CARLYLE, Thomas. The French Revolution.

    London : [c.1890]

    A handsomely bound copy of Carlyle's history of the French Revolution, originally published in 1837 and written "as a secular 'tract for the times' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism, utilitarianism and democracy" (PMM). Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 148721

  24. Civilisation and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century.
    BRAUDEL, Fernand. Civilisation and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century.

    London : 1981-82-84

    A finely bound set of the first English translation of the 1979, three-volume edition of Braudel's history. The first volume was first published in French in 1967 as Civilisation Matérielle, Économie et Capitalisme, XVe-XVIIIe (Civilization and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century), and was substantially rewritten for the 1979 edition. The project was begun... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 148744

  25. A History of the Crusades.
    RUNCIMAN, Steven. A History of the Crusades.

    Cambridge : 1951-52-54

    First editions, handsomely bound by Bayntun for Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance, with his monogram to the front of each volume. This important history of the Crusades is a "major achievement of narrative history infused by passion and at times romanticism, as a result of which he has been compared to Macaulay. Inherent in the work is regret... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 148385

  26. Space, Time and Architecture.
    BAYNTUN BINDING - GIEDION, Sigfried. Space, Time and Architecture.

    London : 1954

    An attractive copy in an elegant Bayntun binding executed for Birmingham lawyer Gordon William Quance, with his monogram. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 148236

  27. The Hundred Years War.
    PERROY, Edouard. The Hundred Years War.

    London : 1951

    First edition in English, first impression. Perroy's work was first published in French in 1945. This copy has a press review from The Economist of 17 November 1951 loosely inserted. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 148245

  28. A History of English Law.
    HOLDSWORTH, Sir William. A History of English Law.

    London : 1966

    A complete set, including the rare index, of Holdsworth's legal history, with a pleasing provenance: the set was bound for Birmingham lawyer Gordon W. Quance, with his "Q" monogram gilt-stamped to the front cover of each volume.

    A History of English Law is the life's work of William Holdsworth (1871-1944), who worked as a fellow of St. John's... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 148106

  29. A History of Technology.
    SINGER, Charles, & others. A History of Technology.

    Oxford : 1956-58

    A very handsomely bound copy of this monumental history of technology, "the first major work in English to embrace the whole subject from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). The set comprises mixed editions: first editions, first impressions, of volumes III, IV and V; second impression of vol. II; third impression of vol.... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 148169

  30. The Bābur-nāma  in English (Memoirs of Bābur).
    BABUR; Annette Susannah Beveridge, trans. The Bābur-nāma in English (Memoirs of Bābur).

    London : 1922

    First edition in book form of this landmark version of the Bāburnāma, the earliest example of autobiographical writing in world literature, the diary of Zahīr-ud-Dīn Muhammad Bābur (14831530), founder of the Mughal Empire and descendant of Timur, translated into English directly from the original Chagatai Turkish, the spoken language of the Andijan-Timurids;... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 141930

  31. De occulta philosophia libri tres.
    AGRIPPA, Heinrich Cornelius. De occulta philosophia libri tres.

    [Cologne? : July 1533

    First collected edition of this masterpiece of Western Renaissance magic. The first part of this summa of occult and magical thought was originally published in 1531, probably under the influence of Johannes Trithemius, abbot of Würzburg, whose notable students included Agrippa and Paracelsus.

    The privilege of the Emperor Charles V, to whom... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 136927

  32. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
    THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.

    London : [c.1803-71]

    A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 128644

  33. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:
    CHEVANES, Jacques de. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:

    Lyons : 1671

    First edition, a reply to Gabriel Naudé's sceptical Apologie pour tous les grands personnages, qui ont été faussement soupçonnés de magie, recently republished in 1669.

    Jacques de Chevanes (c.1608-1678) of Autun had personal experience of a witch-hunt in Burgundy in 1648/9, and the present work includes extracts from a 1670 interview with... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 84955

  34. Historiae ecclesiasticae gentis Anglorum libri V.
    BEDE, Venerable. Historiae ecclesiasticae gentis Anglorum libri V.

    Cambridge : 1643

    First edition of Bede's Ecclesiastical History in Anglo-Saxon, being the translation traditionally ascribed to Alfred the Great printed parallel to the Latin text; also the first edition to be published in Britain in any language.

    The text was edited by the great Cambridge Anglo-Saxon scholar and linguist Abraham Wheelock (1593-1653), who also... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 145593

  35. Biographical and Critical Essays.
    HAYWARD, Abraham. Biographical and Critical Essays.

    London : 1873

    Second edition, first published in 1858, of this volume of biographies and essays, which includes the lives of Maria Edgeworth and Alexander Dumas.

    Hayward was a prolific man of letters and a translator whose English rendition of Goethe's Faust won him praise from Wordsworth. His writing demonstrates "a sparkling wit, a mock cynicism, a wealth... Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 146177

  36. Macaulay's Two Essays on the Earl of Chatham.
    MACAULAY, Thomas Babington, Lord. Macaulay's Two Essays on the Earl of Chatham.

    London : 1901

    An attractively bound copy of the historian and Whig politician Lord Macaulay's essays on William Pitt the Elder, first published in Macaulay's internationally famous Critical and Historical Essays (1843).

    A man of literature, Macaulay (1800-1859) "was not a natural politician. He was a fine orator in a parliament which still admired elaborate,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146355

  37. A History of Europe.
    PIRENNE, Henri. A History of Europe.

    London : 1955

    First edition in English, sixth impression, of Pirenne's History of Europe, which was first published in French in 1936. This copy has the front panel and front flap of the fifth impression's dust jacket loosely inserted. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 148239

  38. The Wisdom of China.
    YUTANG, Lin (ed.) The Wisdom of China.

    London : 1949

    First edition thus, first impression. The Wisdom of China was first published in an edition limited to 750 copies only in 1944, followed by an edition for export only in 1948.

    This is Lin's attempt to summarize the core tenets of Chinese philosophy by presenting some key writings in translation. Alongside Confucius and other classics are texts... Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 148238

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

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on an initial blank. 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: 148626

  40. 141406
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. Typed letter signed, opposing US intervention in Cuba.

    6 May 1964

    Typed letter signed from Bertrand Russell to the editor of the Toronto Star Weekly, proposing - during a slight thawing in the Cold War - that the US should normalize and improve relations with Cuba. Russell writes "The attempts on the part of the United States to improve relations with the U.S.S.R. deserve support and, in particular the statement by... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141406

  41. History of the Commerce and Town of Liverpool,
    BAINES, Thomas. History of the Commerce and Town of Liverpool,

    London : 1852

    First edition of this impressive history of Liverpool, handsomely bound by Fraser of Liverpool.

    Thomas Baines (1806-1881) became the secretary of the Liverpool office in London in 1858, from which he "found himself required to serve as personal secretary for the Liverpool MPs. No other municipality had a London office, a reflection of Liverpool's... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 146632

  42. 147515
    CHATEAUBRIAND, François-Auguste-René, Vicomte. Mémoires d'outre-tombe.

    Paris : 1849-50

    First edition, first printing, of this acclaimed masterpiece of 19th-century French literature. This copy, complete with the address to the reader ("avertissement"), the list of subscribers, and Chateaubriand's letter to H.-L. Delloye, is in the original wrappers and rare thus, especially in such excellent condition.

    Written between 1809 and... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 147515

  43. Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
    (AMERICAN JUDAICA.) Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:

    Kingston : 1781

    Extremely uncommon. Printed and published by David Douglass and William Aikman, Loyalist refugees from the Revolution in America - Douglass from Charleston, Aikman from Annapolis - this almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, on the verso of the leaf bearing a Jamaican historical chronology - a "Kalendar of Months, Sabbaths, and... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 82190

  44. Personal Impressions.
    BERLIN, Isaiah. Personal Impressions.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the noted artist R. B. Kitaj, "For Kitaj, with great admiration & friendship. Isaiah Berlin, London 1992"; next to it, an additional note, likely in Kitaj's hand reads "his collection of obituaries". This is a great association copy of Berlin's biographical sketches of 20th-century... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148016

  45. Liberalism and the Social Problem.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Liberalism and the Social Problem.

    London : 1909

    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such then-pressing issues as the conciliation of South Africa, imperial preference, labour exchanges, and unemployment insurance. Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 147790

  46. Personal Impressions.
    BERLIN, Isaiah. Personal Impressions.

    London : 1980

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the British jeweller, Fabergé expert, and basis for Fleming's Octopussy character, Jim Fanning, "Kenneth Snowman, with my warm regards. Isaiah Berlin, Oxford, July 1981". This is a great association copy of Berlin's biographical sketches of 20th-century scholars and statesmen.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 148015

  47. 121427
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.

    London : 1841

    First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 121427

  48. A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:
    DARIEN SCHEME - HARRIS, Walter (attrib.) A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:

    [Edinburgh?] : 1700

    One of two editions of that year, without established priority. The pamphlet has been variously attributed to James Hodges, Archibald Foyer, and Walter Harris, with the last the most probable, and it was certainly Harris who was felt to be the author at the time. The pamphlet was "an appeal to Scotchmen not to waste their money in the Scheme... the... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 135273

  49. A Compendious Geographical Dictionary; [together with] A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar.
    GEOGRAPHY. A Compendious Geographical Dictionary; [together with] A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar.

    London : 1802 & 1804

    An attractively bound set of geographical and historical reference works containing many coloured and engraved maps on folding plates.

    The Dictionary opens with a chapter on the Newtonian solar system, followed by references and illustrations for modern and ancient places throughout the globe. It was first published in 1793, this being the third... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 145848

  50. Highlanders of Scotland:
    MACLEAY, Kenneth. Highlanders of Scotland:

    London : [c.1874]

    First plain lithograph edition, specially bound and personalised for Archibald Fraser Macdonald, jäger (or gillie) to Edward, Prince of Wales, mentioned in that capacity by Queen Victoria in her best-selling Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands (1868). "As a documentary record of contemporary tartan the publication was unrivalled and... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 137270

  51. The Polish Peasant in Europe and America.
    THOMAS, William Isaac and Florian Znaniecki. The Polish Peasant in Europe and America.

    Boston : 1918-20

    First editions, first printings, of the complete set of this important sociological study.

    "Thomas had already travelled to Eastern Europe and Russia in 1896, considering the prospect of a comparative study of immigrant groups. That approach would have tended to highlight the differences between groups and to imply that such differences were... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 147755

  52. 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

  53. Heraldry of New Helvetia.
    HALL, Carroll D. (ed.) Heraldry of New Helvetia.

    San Francisco : 1945

    First and only edition, number 62 (with numbered ticket loosely inserted) of 250 copies only, printed by the Allen Press. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 147623

  54. Mrs Thatcher's Bag.
    THATCHER, Margaret - MAY, Paul. Mrs Thatcher's Bag.

    London : 1978

    A humorous take on Thatcher's image and her infamous handbag, produced during her opposition period, the year before she was elected Prime Minister. Thatcher supposedly tells the buyer: "I have gathered together in this stylish handbag a most useful collection of practical tips so that even the most deprived of you who have the will and the enterprise... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 131394

  55. A Parallell betweene Robert late Earle of Essex, and George late Duke of Buckingham.
    WOTTON, Sir Henry. A Parallell betweene Robert late Earle of Essex, and George late Duke of Buckingham.

    London : 1641

    First edition. "These notices of Wotton's two chief Patrons are his most valuable contribution to the History of his own Times" (Hannah, p. xvii).

    The author and diplomat Sir Henry Wotton (1568-1639) entered, in 1594, the service of Robert Devereux (1565-1601), second Earl of Essex, as his agent and secretary, supplying intelligence of affairs... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140752

  56. Umbrellas and Their History.
    SANGSTER, William. Umbrellas and Their History.

    London : [c.1870]

    A handsomely bound early extra-illustrated edition of Sangster's Umbrellas and Their History, which was first published in 1855. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 146174

  57. Collection of three works on the rulers of the Punjab, handsomely bound in matching style.
    GRIFFIN, Lepel H., & Charles Francis Massy. Collection of three works on the rulers of the Punjab, handsomely bound in matching style.

    Lahore and Allahabad, : 1870-90

    A genuinely rare opportunity to acquire these three highly elusive monographs on the ruling families of the Punjab, each a remarkable work of exhaustive research written or inspired by Lepel H. Griffin, one of the most colourful officials in nineteenth century British India, the man described by his fellow Indian administrator, Sir Walter Lawrence,... Learn More
    £12,000.00

    Stock Code: 140157

  58. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
    SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.

    Dublin : 1744

    First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding.

    Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141048

  59. 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

  60. Prices.
    WARREN, George F., & Frank A. Pearson. Prices.

    New York : 1933

    First edition, first printing, of this work on the causes of the Great Depression. Warren was one of Franklin Roosevelt's key economic advisers, and was well regarded for his agricultural economics. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 146544

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