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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. Signed menu.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Signed menu.

    6 January 1940

    Menu for a dinner in France held in Winston Churchill's honour on 6 January 1940, signed by Winston Churchill, and additionally signed three times by his son Randolph (his latter two signatures on later occasions, dated 6 November 1958 and 21 July 1966), and by eleven other British and French figures in attendance, including the physicist Frederick... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 137215

  2. The Lantern. Focusing upon Fascism and Other Dark Disorders of the Present Day.
    ANTIFASCIST PERIODICAL - FELICANI, Aldino (ed.) The Lantern. Focusing upon Fascism and Other Dark Disorders of the Present Day.

    Boston : 1927-29

    The complete run of the antifascist periodical The Lantern, association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by a member of the editorial board, "For Norman Di Giovanni. Aldino Felicani. August 9, 1963". Di Giovanni was close friends with Felicani and catalogued his Sacco-Vanzetti materials, which are now held at the Boston Public Library.

    Aldino... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 148256

  3. Crusade in Europe.
    EISENHOWER, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe.

    Garden City, NY : 1948

    First edition, the handsomely produced signed limited issue, number 211 of 1,426 copies signed by Eisenhower on the leaf that prints his D-Day message to the troops. Copies in the original acetate jacket are certainly uncommon.

    Crusade in Europe made Eisenhower a rich man, "becoming one of the most widely translated and sold books of all time.... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 145034

  4. Autograph letter signed to Henry Colburn.
    DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Henry Colburn.

    [late October 1837]

    An unrecorded early letter from Charles Darwin to his publisher Henry Colburn, regarding the proofing of his upcoming first book, the Journal of Researches (now known as Voyage of the Beagle), the seminal account of probably the most important voyage in the history of science.

    Darwin completed the first draft of the book in June 1837, and in... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 142676

  5. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.
    THOMPSON, Hunter S. - AGEE, James, & Walker Evans. Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.

    Boston : 1960

    First expanded edition, first printing, Hunter S. Thompson's copy, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. Thompson's style of Gonzo journalism has its roots in the reeling subjectivity of Agee's narration of Southern labour lives, sharing in his denigration of "honest journalism" and curiosity with the lives of the "undefended and... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 149701

  6. The Lord God Made Them All.
    HERRIOT, James. The Lord God Made Them All.

    London : 1981

    First edition, first impression, signed by Herriot on the half-title.

    James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred Wight (1916-1995), a country veterinary surgeon serving Yorkshire farmers for some 50 years, beginning in 1937. He is best known as the author of a series of eight books about veterinary practice, animals, and their owners, set... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 149186

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. The Works.
    ROOSEVELT, Theodore. The Works.

    New York : 1923-26

    Memorial Edition, number 440 of 1,000 sale copies (a further 50 were for presentation), signed by Edith Kermit Roosevelt, wife of Theodore, on the limitation leaf. Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 138232

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

    New York : 2006

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Obama on the title page: "To Roberta - Thanks for your wonderful support of books! Barack Obama".

    The Audacity of Hope was the second book written by Obama, following Dreams from my Father in 1995. Topping the bestseller lists, the book helped to further bolster the reputation of the then-Illinois senator,... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 146315

  12. 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

  13. Episodes from the Shah Nameh;
    FIRDAWSI, Abu-l-Qasim Mansur. Episodes from the Shah Nameh;

    London : 1815

    First edition of Weston's translation of the best known of all Persian manuscripts, inscribed on the front free endpaper "From ye Author to Earl Compton," and with annotations by him.

    The antiquary, philologist, and classical scholar, Stephen Weston, notes on the "advertisement" leaf for the eight-volume Calcutta edition in Persian that it was... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146384

  14. Typed letter signed, opposing US intervention in Cuba.
    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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Origins.
    GUBBAY, Lucien. Origins.

    London : 1989

    First and sole edition, number 107 of an unspecified but presumably very small edition; presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "?S. M. Lisburn with best wishes, Lucien Gubbay, 24.10.90". An online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at University of California.

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

    Stock Code: 140991

  19. Signed commendatory certificate to Conservative Party activist.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Signed commendatory certificate to Conservative Party activist.

    [c.1980s]

    A certificate signed by Margaret Thatcher, to commend Conservative Party activist Lily A. Davies: "On behalf of the Conservative Party I should like to offer sincere thanks for all the time and effort that you have given for so many years to the service of our Party... People such as yourself are now as they have always been and will continue to be... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 146558

  20. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.
    NASSER, Gamal Abdel. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.

    April 1956

    Typed letter signed from Gamal Abdel Nasser, as Prime Minister of Egypt. Nasser writes in response to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the anti-imperialist Canadian Peace Congress. Gardner had written to Nasser sending his well wishes on the anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Conference,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141392

  21. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.
    WATANABE, Tadao. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.

    1955

    Typed letter signed from Tadao Watanabe (1898-1980), Mayor of Hiroshima from 1955 to 1959, to the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the Canadian Peace Congress. "It is with distinct pleasure that I send, on behalf of the people of Hiroshima, cordial greetings of peace to the British Columbia Peace Council as they, together... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141397

  22. Autograph letter signed, and inscribed typescript speech, opposing the Vietnam War.
    PAULING, Linus. Autograph letter signed, and inscribed typescript speech, opposing the Vietnam War.

    5 December 1969

    Autograph letter signed from Linus Pauling, together with an inscribed typescript speech, fiercely setting out his anti-war views. The American chemist and peace activist Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), one of the founders of molecular biology and quantum chemistry, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962, one of only four individuals... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141385

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

    London : 1995

    Signed limited edition, number 304 of 500 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher, being her autobiography of her childhood years to her election as Prime Minister. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145821

  24. The Sculptures of the Parthenon.
    MURRAY, A. S. The Sculptures of the Parthenon.

    London : 1903

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank, "To Miss Elinor S. Lewes, from the author, with my best wishes, A. S. Murray, 19th March 1903"; inscribed beneath, "This book was specially completed and bound for us before publication and given us by the author and Mrs Murray as a wedding present.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 134488

  25. The Alexandria Quartet.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. The Alexandria Quartet.

    London : 1962

    Signed limited edition, number 355 of 500 numbered copies, of Durrell's enduring masterpiece. Perhaps his greatest success, the Quartet is a study of love and political intrigue in Alexandria, Egypt before and during World War II. "The four novels emerged in rapid succession from 1957 to 1960 and elicited wildly divergent but generally favourable reviews,... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 119695

  26. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1985.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1985.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1985, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Such cards to a Prime Minister become their property rather than belonging to the government, and as of such Margaret Thatcher kept... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 123711

  27. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1996.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1996.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1996, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Margaret Thatcher kept the cards in her personal possessions until her death, whereafter Peter Harrington acquired them directly from... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 123733

  28. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1994.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1994.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1994, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Margaret Thatcher kept the cards in her personal possessions until her death, whereafter Peter Harrington acquired them directly from... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 123727

  29. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1995.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1995.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1995, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Margaret Thatcher kept the cards in her personal possessions until her death, whereafter Peter Harrington acquired them directly from... Learn More
    £6,000.00

    Stock Code: 123732

  30. 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 and finely... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 145571

  31. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1989.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1989.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1989, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Such cards to a Prime Minister become their property rather than belonging to the government, and as of such Margaret Thatcher kept... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 123716

  32. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1991.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1991.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1991, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and Princess Anne. Margaret Thatcher kept the cards in her personal possessions until her death, whereafter Peter Harrington acquired them directly from... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 123718

  33. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1988.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1988.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1988, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Such cards to a Prime Minister become their property rather than belonging to the government, and as of such Margaret Thatcher kept... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 123715

  34. Earl Spencer's Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales - SPENCER, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer. Earl Spencer's Tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales.

    [Althorp : 1997

    First edition, inscribed by Charles Spencer on the title page "to 'Dad' and Sue, Charles Spencer". Privately printed for the Earl, the book reproduces the text of the eulogy he gave for his sister, Princess Diana, at her funeral in Westminster Abbey in 1997.

    Televised across the world, the Earl's speech, where he attacked the media for hounding... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 145707

  35. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1987.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1987.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1987, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Such cards to a Prime Minister become their property rather than belonging to the government, and as of such Margaret Thatcher kept... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 123714

  36. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1984.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1984.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1984, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Such cards to a Prime Minister become their property rather than belonging to the government, and as of such Margaret Thatcher kept... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 123708

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

    Norwalk, CT : 1994

    First Easton Press edition, number 924 of 1,000 copies 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... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 145651

  38. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1992.
    DIANA, Princess of Wales; Elizabeth II; Margaret Thatcher. Christmas cards sent to Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Family, 1992.

    Margaret Thatcher's own collection of Christmas cards sent to her by members of the British Royal Family in 1992, including cards from Princess Diana and Prince Charles, the Queen and Prince Philip, and the Queen Mother. Margaret Thatcher kept the cards in her personal possessions until her death, whereafter Peter Harrington acquired them directly from... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 123722

  39. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne
    WHITE, Gilbert. The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

    London : 1900

    Large paper edition, number 86 of 160 copies signed by the editor and artists, lavishly bound and illustrated.

    First published in 1789, White's Selborne is one of the great English books of the 18th century, "the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature" (Encyclopaedia Britannica). The work is arranged into three... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 139565

  40. 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. Nancy Mitford (19041973) won great acclaim with this lavishly illustrated biography of the French King Louis XIV. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 144643

  41. Statecraft.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Statecraft.

    London : 2002

    Inscribed by Margaret Thatcher to her personal driver Malcolm Taylor on the title page: "To Malcolm Taylor Best Wishes Margaret Thatcher".

    Taylor served as Thatcher's driver from 1998 to 2010. As with all her staff, he was treated with great kindness by the former Prime Minister; she hosted his retirement party in 2010 despite her ill health,... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 145477

  42. A History of Warfare.
    MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, Bernard Law Montgomery, 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

  43. 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

  44. Taos Pueblo.
    ADAMS, Ansel Easton, & Mary Austin. Taos Pueblo.

    Boston : 1977

    First edition, first printing in this format. No. 944 of 950 copies signed by Adams. This is a facsimile edition of Adams's book first published in 1930, which was limited to 108 copies. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140667

  45. An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England,
    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

  46. Autograph letter signed to Sir Henry Holland.
    DARWIN, Charles. Autograph letter signed to Sir Henry Holland.

    Down, Bromley, Kent : [1864]

    An unpublished fully autograph letter signed from Darwin to Sir Henry Holland, thanking him for congratulations on his receipt of the Copley medal, discussing Herbert Spencer's new work and his own health and commenting on Holland's travel and adventures ("How wonderful your strength & vigour of interest are: I had heard of your Gibraltar expedition").

    Sir... Learn More
    £14,000.00

    Stock Code: 142404

  47. On the Trail of the African Elephant.
    SANCHEZ-ARIÑO, Tony. On the Trail of the African Elephant.

    London : 1988

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,250 copies signed by the author on the title page. A comprehensive survey of elephants and the colourful characters who, throughout the years, have hunted them. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 129468

  48. 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: 135965

  49. [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

  50. Destruction et protection de la nature.
    HEIM, Roger. Destruction et protection de la nature.

    Paris : 1952

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, doubly inscribed on the half-title by the author and illustrator to natural historian Robert Lami, surrounded by two highly finished hand-coloured ink sketches by Bory depicting young explorers climbing trees and making studies of fish on the ocean floor.

    Heim, a mycologist and early proponent... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 141879

  51. [Account sheet, with manuscript docket title:] Account of contingent expences incurred by the Superintendent of His Majesty's affairs in Honduras,
    DESPARD, Edward. [Account sheet, with manuscript docket title:] Account of contingent expences incurred by the Superintendent of His Majesty's affairs in Honduras,

    (1789)

    Account sheet for six months' expenses in Honduras by Edward Marcus Despard (1751-1803), Superintendent of Honduras, later executed for treason, despite the appeals of Nelson, with whom he had worked closely during the San Juan Expedition. On Honduras Despard sought to give the same rights to freed slaves as to white settlers, claiming that British... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 135127

  52. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.
    MANDELA, Nelson. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.

    South Africa : 1963-93

    Five pieces of documentation, each signed and dated by Nelson Mandela at the request of his old African National Congress comrade Natvaral 'Natoo' Babenia (1924-1999). Babenia was recruited as a saboteur in the early days of the ANC's armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - The Spear of the Nation - co-founded by Mandela in 1961; and the two were fellow... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 141520

  53. Naval Sketches of the War in California.
    ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Naval Sketches of the War in California.

    New York : 1939

    First edition, first printing, one of 1,000 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Roosevelt on title page, "Franklin D. Roosevelt, for Robert M. Morgenthau". Morgenthau (b.1919) is the son of Roosevelt's friend and Secretary of the Treasury during Roosevelt's presidency, Henry Morgenthau, Jr (1891-1967).

    At the time of presentation Robert... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 119149

  54. 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 notable speeches... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139705

  55. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.
    BLOSSFELDT, Karl. Wunder In Der Natur. Bild-Dokumente Schöner Pflanzenformen.

    Leipzig : 1942

    First edition, first printing. The third and final book in Blossfeldt's acclaimed series of photographs of plants. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139445

  56. Log of the Cruise of President Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard the Schooner Yacht Sewanna to Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, 14 July 1936 - 28 July 1936.
    ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Log of the Cruise of President Franklin D. Roosevelt aboard the Schooner Yacht Sewanna to Maine, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick, 14 July 1936 - 28 July 1936.

    [Washington : 1937]

    First and only edition. A superb association copy, inscribed by President Roosevelt to his son John A. Roosevelt: "For John A. Roosevelt from his affectionate father Franklin D. Roosevelt".

    John accompanied his father during the presidential trip aboard the schooner, where they fished for tuna and cod. The sojourn was a brief break following... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 129128

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. 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

  60. Frederic Remington.
    REMINGTON, Frederic. Frederic Remington.

    Cody, Wy : 1996

    First edition, first printing, deluxe issue, number 246 of 250 copies signed by both editors on the title page of the first volume. Frederic Sackrider Remington (1861-1909) was an American artist and writer who specialized in depictions of the Old American West. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141811

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