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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 Memoir of the Goddards of North Wilts.
    JEFFERIES, Richard. A Memoir of the Goddards of North Wilts.

    Swindon : [1873]

    First edition of the author's scarce, privately printed second book, commissioned by the prominent local Goddard family and dating from the period described by ODNB as Jefferies's "years of struggle"; Edward Thomas notes in his biography that "the edition was sold out in a few months".

    Jefferies birthplace of Coate, a small village near Devizes... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 144341

  2. Prescott's Works
    PRESCOTT, H. William. Prescott's Works

    Philadelphia and London : [1904]

    A handsomely bound set of the Montezuma edition, limited to 1,000 copies of which this is number 656. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144244

  3. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition;
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition;

    London : 1973-6

    First complete collected edition, number 139 of 1,750 sets published. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000 copies and only 1,750... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 144299

  4. The History of the Arabians,
    DE MARIGNY, François Augier. The History of the Arabians,

    London : 1758

    First English edition, originally published at Paris in 1750, decidedly uncommon and presented here in an attractive period binding. This is an important history, covering the period from the foundation of Islam down to the death of the last Abbasid caliph Al-Musta'sim (reigned 1242-1258), executed following the Mongol sack of Baghdad.

    The Abbe... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 144269

  5. 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

  6. Life of Andrew Jackson, President of the United States.
    COBBETT, William. Life of Andrew Jackson, President of the United States.

    London : 1834

    First edition of this adulatory account of President Jackson, written by the radical British MP William Cobbett, published the year before Cobbett died and after a lifetime spent campaigning for the abolition of rotten boroughs, the lowering of taxes, and reversing enclosures; all culminating in his major influence in passing the Great Reform Act of... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144939

  7. The Sun King.
    MITFORD, Nancy. The Sun King.

    London : 1969

    Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by Mitford on the limitation leaf and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf, of this biography of the French King Louis XIV. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 144643

  8. A Study of History.
    TOYNBEE, Arnold J. A Study of History.

    London : 1973

    Signed limited issue, number 24 of 105 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf and specially bound, of the revised and abridged edition.

    A Study of History was first published as a 12-volume set between 1934 and 1961, an expansive work which set about analysing the history of the world in terms of the creation and disintegration of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144647

  9. Dawn of the Gods.
    HAWKES, Jacquetta. Dawn of the Gods.

    London : 1969

    Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by Hawkes on the limitation leaf and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf, of this study in the emergence of the ancient gods. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 144649

  10. A History of Warfare.
    MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, Field Marshal, The Viscount. A History of Warfare.

    London : 1969

    Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by the author on the limitation lea, and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf from the sheets of the first US edition, first printing.

    "Lord Montgomery's stimulating book must surely take its place as a classic commentary on the history of warfare It is the fruit of a lifetime spent in the study... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 144651

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

    London : 1995

    Signed limited edition, number 326 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: 135977

  12. 145045
    PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN. Printing and the Mind of Man.

    London : 1963

    The exhibition catalogue of the Printing and the Mind of Man exhibition, the most significant book exhibition of the 20th century. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 145045

  13. The Martial-Field of Europe:
    BOYER, Abel. The Martial-Field of Europe:

    London : 1694

    First edition. One of the first works published by this versatile French-born lexicographer, journalist and historian, being a survey of places and occurrences during the recent Nine Years' War, also known as the War of the Grand Alliance, and dedicated to the 2nd duke of Ormond who had served with distinction. Boyer (1667?1729) may himself have taken... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141293

  14. Mahometism Fully Explained.
    RABADAN, Muhammad. Mahometism Fully Explained.

    1723-5

    First ever English language edition of a biography of the Prophet written by a Muslim, presenting for the first time to a European readership a sympathetic view of Muhammad himself, and of the culture of Islam. Well represented institutionally, we can trace only two complete copies at auction.

    English translation of a biography of the Prophet... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 141305

  15. Anglo-Norman Antiquities considered, in a Tour through Part of Normandy.
    DUCAREL, Andrew Coltée Anglo-Norman Antiquities considered, in a Tour through Part of Normandy.

    London : 1767

    First edition and only edition of this "pioneer study of comparative mediaeval architecture" (ODNB), which importantly drew attention to the Bayeux Tapestry, containing one of the earliest detailed accounts of it, illustrated with seven finely engraved plates, one of them folding. A handsome copy with a fine noble provenance.

    Born in Paris of... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 141932

  16. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]

    1898-1961

    First British editions, first impressions, of all of Churchill's major works, in handsome matching bindings by Bayntun of Bath, altogether an imposing and comprehensive collection. Collections of Churchill's first editions in uniform bindings are scarce in commerce.

    Churchill was a prolific writer in the fields of history, biography and politics,... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 139079

  17. Arms and the Covenant.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Arms and the Covenant.

    London, : 1938

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 137946

  18. 133407
    (THATCHER, Margaret.) Map of the Gallipoli peninsula.

    1990

    From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with the presentation label incorporated beneath the map reading "Presented to the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP on the occasion of the Gallipoli Commemoration 25 April 1990". Thatcher travelled to Turkey for the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, along with the Australian prime minister Bob Hawke,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 133407

  19. Letter Addressed to the Addressers, on the Late Proclamation.
    PAINE, Thomas. Letter Addressed to the Addressers, on the Late Proclamation.

    London : 1792

    Early edition, one of a few published in 1792; Howes places an alternative edition of 40 pages to be the true first. This copy entirely uncut and in the original sewn sheets as issued, and rare thus.

    Paine's letter is a defence of his Rights of Man, published the previous year, and then under sustained attack from the British establishment -... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 144918

  20. The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church.
    (BEWICK, Thomas.) LINGARD, John. The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church.

    Newcastle : 1806

    First edition of the first work of John Lingard (1771-1851), Roman Catholic priest and historian, "a work which reveals him to be a moderate upholder of the Catholic cisalpine and Gallican tradition of historical scholarship. In this work he sought to oppose the errors of a generation of protestant Anglo-Saxon scholars who argued for an English church,... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 121264

  21. 123711_10
    THATCHER, Margaret. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1985.

    A collection of Christmas cards sent by members of the Royal Family to Margaret Thatcher in 1985. The year 1985 saw Thatcher's victory in the Miners' Strike, and her signing of the Anglo-Irish Agreement. 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
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 123711

  22. 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 he includes extracts from a 1670 interview with a woman accused of... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 84955

  23. Capitalism and the Historians.
    HAYEK, Friedrich August von (ed.) Capitalism and the Historians.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression. Hayek both edited and contributed an introduction to this work, which seeks to outline the reasons for historians' critical treatment of the capitalist system. The contributors were T. S. Ashton, L. M. Hacker, W. H. Hutt, and B. de Jouvenel. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 144687

  24. 144582
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-8

    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... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 144582

  25. Strapless
    DAVIS, Deborah. Strapless

    New York : 2003

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half title to fellow author Dominick Dunne, whose blurb appears on the front of the jacket: "July 2003 Mr Dunne, I am thrilled to have your name on Strapless. A million thanks for the great pleasure your books have given me and for your boundless generosity to a new writer. Sincerely, Deborah".... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 142186

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

    London : 1993

    Deluxe edition, signed by the author in blue ink on the title page. The deluxe edition of The Downing Street Years, Thatcher's autobiography of her years as prime minister, was issued concurrently with the trade edition. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 142539

  27. Mémoires de la Régence de S. A. R. Mgr. le duc d'Orléans, durant la minorité de Louis XV, Roi de France.
    (LAW, John.) [PIOSSENS, Chevalier de.] Mémoires de la Régence de S. A. R. Mgr. le duc d'Orléans, durant la minorité de Louis XV, Roi de France.

    Amsterdam : 1729

    First edition of a history of the regency in France during the minority of Louis XV, charting all the political and financial upheavals of the duc d'Orléans regency, with much information on John Law and his system between 1715 and 1723. It was published simultaneously at The Hague.

    Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 140575

  28. Theory and History.
    MISES, Ludwig von. Theory and History.

    New Haven : 1957

    First edition, first printing, of this major work by the libertarian philosopher, "a sweeping epistemological vindication of the case for liberty and capitalism" (Hulsmann, pp. 949-50).

    "Mises argued that the only scientific interpretation of social reality was based on economics and history, and that the conclusions of both these disciplines... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144715

  29. Covenant.
    (LEAGUE OF NATIONS) Covenant.

    ?Paris : 1919

    First and only printing of this original draft. Docketed on the front panel of the wraps by Louis L. Strauss, Herbert Hoover's assistant in Paris: "One of the first 100 copies of the original draft. Read by Woodrow Wilson at Paris, Feb. 1919". OCLC locates just 6 copies of this draft - Peace Palace Library, Huntington, Princeton, Harvard Law School,... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 132162

  30. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

    London : 1852

    Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only five plates over three volumes. This is an important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139739

  31. The Blood Royal of Britain.
    GENEALOGY - RUVIGNY AND RAINEVAL, Melville Henry Massue, Marquis of. The Blood Royal of Britain.

    London : 1903

    First edition, presentation copy to the Princess of Bavaria, the last Bavarian queen, with four vellum leaves at front each richly decorated in colour and gilt with heraldic designs, with a calligraphic presentation across the leaves.

    The calligraphic inscription reads "Her Royal Highness Princess of Bavaria, Madam I venture to offer for the... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 141266

  32. The Life of The Marquis of Dalhousie.
    LEE-WARNER, Sir William. The Life of The Marquis of Dalhousie.

    London : 1904

    First edition, first impression, of the first biography of Dalhousie to be based on access to the "whole mass of his correspondence". Lee-Warner was a "competition wallah", passing the open competition for the Indian civil service in 1867, arriving in Bombay in 1869 to take up an appointment as assistant collector and magistrate of Poona. Over the next... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140512

  33. Lord Randolph Churchill.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Lord Randolph Churchill.

    London : 1906

    First edition, first impression. Churchill had it in mind to write a biography of his father soon after Lord Randolph's death in January 1895, and was appointed by the late statesman's literary executors to do so in autumn 1902. Churchill worked on the biography, his most substantial literary project so far, for the next two and a half years.

    The... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138958

  34. 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
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 142242

  35. Broadcast Addresses
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Broadcast Addresses

    San Francisco : 1941

    First edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill January 1942"; one of 250 unnumbered copies printed by the Grabhorn Press for Ransohoffs. This copy was inscribed for the Washington-based French diplomat Count André de Limur (1890-1971), during Churchill's visit to Washington in December 1941 to... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 138132

  36. 139669
    (NELSON, Thomas.) BACON, Nathaniel, & John Selden. An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England,

    London : 1760

    The copy of the American Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson Junior (1738-1789), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper; Nelson later struck through the signature (still wholly legible) and added a presentation note to his son William Nelson (1763-1803), thus reading "Tho.s Nelson jr. To Wm... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 139669

  37. The Fairies in Tradition and Literature.
    BRIGGS, Katharine Mary. The Fairies in Tradition and Literature.

    London : 1967

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to her fellow folklorist Venetia Newell on the front free endpaper, "To Venetia, from Katharine, with every good wish for your own books, Sept. 1967".

    Katharine Briggs (1898-1980) attended Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, in 1918 before obtaining a doctorate with her thesis... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 142456

  38. War and the Christian Faith.
    MACHEN, Arthur. War and the Christian Faith.

    London : 1918

    First and only edition in book form, written after his very successful Bowmen (1914) and at the suggestion of the acting editor of The Evening News where it was first published and where Machen worked as a reporter from 1910 to 1921.

    "Although he detested journalism, his Johnsonian manner and compelling character established him as one of Fleet... Learn More
    £100.00

    Stock Code: 144148

  39. Brave Old World: A Mirror for the Times.
    KINGSMILL, Hugh, & Malcolm Muggeridge. Brave Old World: A Mirror for the Times.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression, a satirical take on how newspapers react to world events, and parodies of articles written by the Webbs and others. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 143918

  40. 139110
    (DUTCH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE.) Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,

    [Amsterdam?] : 1630

    First edition of this West Frisian rhymed dialogue against the ongoing peace negotiations between the United Provinces and Spain to conclude the Dutch War of Independence (1568-1648). The United Provinces had gained significant ground in the preceding few years, with the Dutch West India Company occupying Bahia, the capital of Brazil in 1624, and that... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139110

  41. Roots.
    HALEY, Alex. Roots.

    New York : 1976

    First edition, first printing, an excellent presentation copy from the author, inscribed in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "November 12, 1976. Irving and Jean Stone, my friends, my colleagues - the family of Kunta Kinte wishes the very warm best to you and your family - Sincerely, Alex Haley P.O. Bo 3338 Beverly Hills CA 90212".... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 144111

  42. 143169
    DICKENS, Charles. A Child's History of England.

    London : 1863

    Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page "Charles Dickens To Katie Cornelius November, 1864", the recipient being the six-year old daughter of his and his wife Catherine's longtime housemaid Anne Cornelius (neé Brown).

    Anne was a most trusted housemaid for the Dickens household, even accompanying the novelist and his wife... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 143169

  43. 143349
    BERGMANN, Siegmund (ed.) Die Wehrmacht der Monarchie.

    Vienna : 1914

    Special double issue of this Austrian illustrated journal - May-June 1914 - a splendid visual celebration of the Austro-Hungarian army and navy on the eve of the First World War. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 143349

  44. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition;
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition;

    London : 1973-6

    First complete collected edition, one of 1,750 sets published of which this is number 1572. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000... Learn More
    £8,000.00

    Stock Code: 133896

  45. 115579
    COOK, Millicent Whiteside. How to Dress on £15 a year, as a Lady. By a Lady;

    London : 1873 & 1874

    First editions, both uncommon, the second particularly so with just seven copies traced institutionally (two at the BL, NLS, TCD, Cambridge, Oxford, and Duke). Little is known of the author beyond her publication of practical household manuals, however her style exhibits all the confidence and bearing of a real life Lady Bracknell. Besides the present... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 115579

  46. 143833
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Mr. Churchill on the Peers.

    London : 1910

    First edition, single-sheet leaflet, reproducing the text of a letter addressed to Sir George Ritchie "first published in the Morning Leader, The Times, and the Manchester Guardian among other dailies" (Cohen). One of Churchill's contributions to the debate over the Parliament Bill; "Was ever inequality more scandalous? Was ever injustice more glaring?... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 143833

  47. The Break-Up of China.
    BERESFORD, Charles. The Break-Up of China.

    London : 1899

    First edition. Lord Beresford (1846-1919), a naval officer and MP, was sent by the Associated Chambers of Commerce on an investigative mission to China in 1898-9. The Break-Up of China is the resulting report, analysing the state of trade in China and advocating 'British reassertion of the "open door", and Chinese reforms, and warning against the Russian... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 143576

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

    London : 1948-54

    First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 129157

  49. Survey of International Affairs 1920 - … 1926
    TOYNBEE, Arnold J.; C. A. Macartney et al. Survey of International Affairs 1920 - … 1926

    London : 1926-8

    First editions. An interesting run of the BIIA's annual volumes, offering a comprehensive survey of the global political situation in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. Compiled by Toynbee in his capacity as Research Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, and Director of Studies at the British Institute of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 143860

  50. City of Encounters.
    BURKE, Thomas. City of Encounters.

    London : 1932

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 143602

  51. 135965comp
    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: 135965

  52. [The Second World War, in Dutch:] Memoires over de tweede wereldoorlog.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Dutch:] Memoires over de tweede wereldoorlog.

    Amsterdam/Brussels : 1948-54

    First Dutch trade edition, inscribed by the author, volume 1 "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948", volumes 2 and 3 signed and dated 1949, volume 5 signed "WSChurchill", the others unsigned; from the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent.



    Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-war international... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 34995

  53. Le Palais-Royal
    PALAIS-ROYAL. Le Palais-Royal

    Paris : 1815

    First edition of this guidebook for the newcomer to the vices of the Palais Royale, a hotbed of gambling and prostitution in Revolutionary and Napoleonic France.

    The book reveals the argot of the Palais and the tricks of the fraudsters and crooks which infest it, and profiles the gambling dens alongside the cafes and tobacconists. The majority... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 143571

  54. Fuad: King of Egypt.
    IKBAL ALI SHAH, Sirdar. Fuad: King of Egypt.

    London : 1936

    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon and timely biography of Fuad I (1922-1936), published in the year of the king's death and the signing of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936, which required the withdrawal of British troops from Egypt, conversations for which had opened in the last weeks of Fuad's life.

    The Indian-Afghan author... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 143248

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

    London : 1995

    Signed limited edition, number 409 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: 135975

  56. India.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. India.

    London : 1931

    First edition, wrappered issue, of this collection of Churchill's speeches on India, its place within the British Empire, and its potential self-governance.

    The 1930s are characterized as Churchill's wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as main cause for his ostracism. However "another, and earlier reason lay... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143440

  57. Romola.
    ELIOT, George. Romola.

    Leipzig : 1863

    First published in the Cornhill Magazine 1862-3, Eliot's novel of Renaissance Florence became a popular souvenir for late "Grand Tourists" when presented thus. This historical novel, set in 15th-century Florence, was first published in book form the same year at London and Edinburgh. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 142990

  58. South Manchuria Railway, April, 1935.
    CHINA. South Manchuria Railway, April, 1935.

    Dairen, Manchuria : 1935

    First edition of this early and informative "advertorial" piece promoting the range of business concerns established by the South Manchuria Railway in Japanese-held Manchuria in the 1930s, including descriptions of the company's coal mining, warehousing, railway workshops, harbours, wharves, hotels, hospitals, and schools, and details of the administration... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 143418

  59. Wisconsin Death Trip.
    LESY, Michael. Wisconsin Death Trip.

    New York : [1973]

    First edition, second printing, of this "extraordinary picture of a small town under the Great Depression" (blurb), through photographs taken between 1890 and 1910 by "a careful, competent town photographer named Charles Van Schaick" whose negatives were found after his death. Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 143081

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