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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. 148385
    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

  3. Anarchism and American Traditions.
    DE CLEYRE, Voltairine. Anarchism and American Traditions.

    Chicago : 1932

    First edition thus, a posthumous printing of Voltairine de Cleyre's most often cited essay, with an additional hagiographic introduction. De Cleyre's influential essay was first published in fellow activist Emma Goldman's anarchist journal Mother Earth in 1909; de Cleyre was a regular contributor to the journal from its foundation in 1905. This reissue... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 150542

  4. The Unprofessional Vagabond.
    CARLISLE, Thomas. The Unprofessional Vagabond.

    London : 1873

    First edition, first printing, of an intriguing piece of Victorian undercover reporting. The author adopted four different working guises in 19th-century London to discern the experience of the city's poor, making him the titular "unprofessional vagabond." Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 148095

  5. Le temple de l'homme.
    SCHWALLER DE LUBICZ, René Adolphe. Le temple de l'homme.

    Paris : 1957

    First edition, first printing, one of 1000 copies on vélin supérieur, from a total edition of 1040. This is one of the Egyptology scholar, alchemist, and theosophist René Adolphe Schwaller de Lubicz's major work on ancient Egyptian esoterica, sacred geometry and architecture, Pharaonic thought, and symbolim. Copies of the first edition are rare,... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 148302

  6. Symbolica Dianae Ephesiae statua.
    MENESTRIER, Claude-François. Symbolica Dianae Ephesiae statua.

    Rome : 1657 & 1658

    First edition of Menestrier's profusely-illustrated treatise on the Ephesian Artemis statues, distinctively laden with fertility symbols, found at the Artemision in Turkey, here in attractive contemporary vellum bound together, as often, with the first edition of Bellori's treatise on the coinage and bee insignia of the goddess. Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 150425

  7. The Wisdom of China.
    LIN YUTANG (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

  8. 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

  9. De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico.
    JOSEPHUS, Flavius. De antiquitate Judaica. De bello Judaico.

    Verona : 1480

    First edition printed in Italy, fourth overall, of one of the most important works of Jewish historiography, in a contemporary Italian binding.

    Josephus led the Jewish forces in Galilee during the Great Jewish Revolt, but was captured by the Romans. His life was spared when he prophesied that Vespasian would become emperor, and he was then enslaved... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 148859

  10. The Naval History of Great Britain,
    JAMES, William. The Naval History of Great Britain,

    London : 1837

    First published 1822-4. Still recognised as a "monument of accuracy - it has stood the test of time and remains the best account of the naval side of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars" (Kemp, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, p. 425). First conceived of when he was held prisoner in America during the War of 1812 the Naval History is a remarkable... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 149462

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Fust and Schöffer 48-line Bible leaf.
    BIBLE; Latin; Vulgate. Fust and Schöffer 48-line Bible leaf.

    Mainz : 1462

    A single leaf from the 48-line Bible printed at Mainz by Johann Fust and Peter Schöffer in 1462, the fourth printed Bible but the first to include information about the place of printing, the printer, and the date of publication, preceded only by the 42-line Gutenberg Bible, the 36-line Pfister Bible (Bamberg) and the 49-line Mentelin Bible (Strassburg).

    The... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 144814

  14. Kabbala Denudata: The Kabbalah Unveiled.
    MATHERS MACGREGOR, Samuel Liddell. Kabbala Denudata: The Kabbalah Unveiled.

    London : 1887

    First edition, in remarkably attractive condition, of this uncommonly found and contemporarily popular cabalistic work translated by one of the founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The Kabbala Denudata was first published in Latin by Christian Knorr von Rosenroth between 1677 and 1678, translated from the original Hebrew.



    Samuel... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 144206

  15. 143038comp
    LAVEY, Anton Szandor. The Compleat Witch, or What To Do When Virtue Fails.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the title page to the historian Gottfried Kerscher, "To Gottfried Kerscher, and a bright future - Rege Satanas, Anton Szandor LaVey", the tip of the y stylised with a forked tail. Works signed by LaVey are notably uncommon in the market.

    Anton LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143038

  16. 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

  17. The History of England.
    HUME, David. The History of England.

    London : [c.1870]

    A handsomely bound set of Hume's History, including his autobiography. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 150500

  18. 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

  19. Biblia Sacra [facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible].
    GUTENBERG, Johann. Biblia Sacra [facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible].

    New York : 1961

    Number 6 of 1,000 copies, the first American facsimile of the Gutenberg Bible, in the deluxe binding of full morocco (copies were also issued in half morocco or red cloth).

    The Gutenberg Bible was the first complete book printed from moveable type, published in Mainz in 1455. This facsimile was derived from the German Insel Verlgag facsimile... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 146771

  20. Gleams of Light and Glimpses thro' the Rift.
    POWER, Sarah, as Thomas Slaney Wilmot. Gleams of Light and Glimpses thro' the Rift.

    London : 1893

    First edition of this extensive and notably uncommon work on spiritualism and psychic photography, in the beautifully decorated original cloth.

    In this work Sarah Power, a Birmingham-based psychic and devout Christian who believed the existence of spirits was proof of the Christian afterlife, details her contact with her deceased fiancé Thomas... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 146293

  21. Elgin Marbles.
    LAWRENCE, Richard. Elgin Marbles.

    London : 1818

    First edition of this representation of the famous Elgin collection of Greek sculptures, controversially removed from the Parthenon at the beginning of the 19th century. This is uncommonly found in the original boards.

    While he was British ambassador at Constantinople from 1801 to 1803, Thomas Bruce, the Earl of Elgin, had received permission... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 146344

  22. Réflexions sur la Question Juive.
    SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Réflexions sur la Question Juive.

    Paris : 1946

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Hommage de JP Sartre".

    Sartre's reflections on the Jewish question, written in the aftermath of the Holocaust, offers an analysis of what makes a person Jewish and the nature of the anti-Semite. In Sartre's view, a person is Jewish if they are viewed as such in the eyes... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145981

  23. The World Crisis.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Crisis.

    London : 1923-31

    First editions, first impressions. Working with astonishing speed and energy, Churchill produced this mammoth history of the First World War in the aftermath of electoral defeat. The work deals with his reorganization of the Royal Navy in the years leading up to the War, defends his Gallipoli policy, and criticises Haig's strategy.

    John Buchan... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 145874

  24. Serindia.
    STEIN, M. Aurel. Serindia.

    Oxford : 1921

    First edition, first impression, of this landmark work which has a strong claim to be the single most important text on Central Asia, beautifully produced and presented here in the distinctive original cloth bindings.

    Stein explains in his introduction: "The term Serindia, as adopted (in the form Sérinde) by valued French fellow-scholars, is... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 125986

  25. The War Speeches.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The War Speeches.

    1941-46

    All first editions, first impressions, handsomely bound. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138245

  26. L'Imitation de Jesus-Christ.
    A KEMPIS, Thomas. L'Imitation de Jesus-Christ.

    Paris : 1767

    A very attractive French-language edition of the Imitation of Christ, the supreme Catholic popular devotional work, elegantly printed, attractively illustrated, and here handsomely bound in contemporary red morocco.

    Mainly composed of aphorisms and maxims advocating humility, resignation and abnegation, the Imitation's enduring influence on centuries... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 150427

  27. The Pilgrim's Progress,
    BUNYAN, John. The Pilgrim's Progress,

    Chelsea : 1820

    An attractive late-Georgian edition of the Pilgrim's Progress, comprising eight parts issued both separately as pamphlets by the Religious Tract Society, and gathered together as here. The title page notes its particular applicability for use in Sunday Schools. The Pilgrim's Progress was printed and reprinted more than any other text save for the Bible... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 150422

  28. The Arts Club.
    ROGERS, G. A. F. The Arts Club.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author and publisher on the front free endpaper: "Presented to the Arts Club by G. A. F. Rogers and J. Truslove". The book charts the history of the Arts Club from its foundation in 1863. It includes detailed histories of the Club's premises at Hanover Square and Dover Street, and... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 141029

  29. Le Siecle de Louis XIV.
    VOLTAIRE. Le Siecle de Louis XIV.

    Berlin : 1751

    First edition, with a fine Bloomsbury Group provenance, presented by Lytton Strachey to Frances Marshall later Frances Partridge upon marriage, with a notation of the presentation in the latter's hand "Frances Marshall from Lytton 1931" in pencil on the front free endpaper. At the time of the presentation, Frances was the lover of Ralph Partridge,... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 131267

  30. Flowers.
    PENN, Irving. Flowers.

    London : 1980

    First UK edition, first impression, first published in the US earlier that year. The photographs, originally published from 1967 to 1973, were taken by Penn for the American edition of Vogue. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 129721

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

    2003

    The letter sent by Margaret Thatcher in response to Lord Weatherill's letter of condolence on the occasion of the death of her husband Denis in 2003. Thatcher heads and signs the letter "Dear Jack... Kind regards yours ever Margaret", and dates it 17 July 2003, in her customary blue ink; the typed text of the letter reading "Thank you so much for your... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 136166

  32. 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

  33. Hongse niangzi jun. (The Red Detachment of Women.)
    CHINESE CULTURAL REVOLUTION; Zhongguo wuju tuan. (China Ballet Troupe.) Hongse niangzi jun. (The Red Detachment of Women.)

    Beijing : 1970

    First edition, first impression, of the full performance directions for the first revolutionary model opera written and performed in Mao's China, which provided some of the defining images of Maoist stage propaganda. This is an unusually nice copy with a pleasing provenance, bought in Beijing by the prominent sinologist Paul Pickowicz in the year following... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 149732

  34. ¡El Pueblo Vietnamita Triunfará! ¡Los Agresores Yanqui Fracasarán! (The Vietnamese People Will Triumph! The Yank Aggressors Will Fail!)
    CHINESE PROPAGANDA; Vietnam War. ¡El Pueblo Vietnamita Triunfará! ¡Los Agresores Yanqui Fracasarán! (The Vietnamese People Will Triumph! The Yank Aggressors Will Fail!)

    Beijing : 1966

    First edition in Spanish, first impression, with a pleasing Cold War provenance, of this uncommon work, a collection of artworks attacking the American presence in Vietnam, which encapsulates the intensity of Cold War-era geopolitical relations between China, the United States, and the Soviet Union.

    After ideological disputes and the public souring... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 149911

  35. Nikan hergen i ubailiyambuha manju gisun i buleku bithe. (A Translator's Chinese-Manchu Dictionary.)
    DONGJIA, Mingduo. Nikan hergen i ubailiyambuha manju gisun i buleku bithe. (A Translator's Chinese-Manchu Dictionary.)

    China : 1869

    A very scarce and attractive edition of a Manchu-Chinese dictionary published for the use of officials and scholars in the plurilingual Qing empire. After Manchu was transformed into a language of state by the Qing invasion of China, texts such as this dictionary became vital tools for upwardly-aspirational individuals to navigate between the two very... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 149935

  36. Menggu renmin gongheguo zou xiang wenhua jianshe zhi dao. (The Mongolian People's Republic on the Road to Cultural Development.)
    LEONOF, G. A., & V. N. Rogoff. Menggu renmin gongheguo zou xiang wenhua jianshe zhi dao. (The Mongolian People's Republic on the Road to Cultural Development.)

    Shanghai : 1948

    First edition, sole printing, of this rare and fascinating piece of East Asian propaganda, this copy excellently preserved; one of 1,000 copies printed. This homage to Mongolian socialism was sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party to make the case for the benefits socialism could bring to East Asia. This copy was previously owned by Albert Ravenholt,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 149374

  37. L'existence de l'impérialisme ne sera plus bien longue. (The days of imperialism are numbered.)
    MAO ZEDONG. L'existence de l'impérialisme ne sera plus bien longue. (The days of imperialism are numbered.)

    Beijing : [c.1968]

    A compelling example of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda in French, printed in comparatively small numbers. The quote encapsulates the strong anti-imperialist tone of Chinese propaganda in the 1960s as Beijing looked to paint both the United States and the Soviet Union as two aggressors antithetical to world progress.

    Originally published... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 149399

  38. Nous sommes pour l'abolition des guerres (We are advocates for the abolition of war);
    MAO ZEDONG. Nous sommes pour l'abolition des guerres (We are advocates for the abolition of war);

    Beijing : [c.1968]

    A well-preserved example of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda in French, printed in comparatively small numbers. The quote encapsulates the core Maoist belief that revolution required armed struggle and that "political power grows out of a gun."

    These words, featured in chapter five of the "Little Red Book" under the theme of "War and Peace",... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 149414

  39. Le peuple, le peuple seul, est la force motrice, le créature de l'histoire universelle. (The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.)
    MAO ZEDONG. Le peuple, le peuple seul, est la force motrice, le créature de l'histoire universelle. (The people, and the people alone, are the motive force in the making of world history.)

    Beijing : [c.1968]

    An engaging example of Chinese Cultural Revolution propaganda in French, printed in comparatively small quantities. The quote, one of the most well-known of all of Mao's sayings, demonstrates the Cultural Revolution era's supreme and unwavering commitment to the masses as the driving force of history.

    This quote, featured in chapter eleven of... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 149418

  40. Jingzhu weida de daoshi Mao zhuxi wanshouwujiang! (Wishing the Great Teacher Chairman Mao a Long Life!)
    MAO ZEDONG. Jingzhu weida de daoshi Mao zhuxi wanshouwujiang! (Wishing the Great Teacher Chairman Mao a Long Life!)

    Beijing : 1969

    A large propaganda poster printed at the height of the Mao cult and intended to reinforce Mao's predominant position in Chinese politics. It shows a jovial Mao at one of the many events where representatives of the Cultural Revolution's radical revolutionary masses - especially students and workers - could bask in the light of China's "reddest, reddest,... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 149240

  41. Mao zhuxi wan sui! (Long Live Chairman Mao!)
    MAO ZEDONG. Mao zhuxi wan sui! (Long Live Chairman Mao!)

    Shanghai : 1967

    A large, well-preserved poster produced early in the Cultural Revolution to stoke the revolutionary fires of Mao's burgeoning cult. The portrait mirrors the contemporary official portrait of Mao that hung overlooking Tiananmen Square, and it is accompanied by the slogans that quickly became the standard adulation for Mao after the beginning of the Cultural... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 149243

  42. Official Portrait Poster.
    MAO ZEDONG. Official Portrait Poster.

    Shanghai : [c.1950]

    An exceptionally well-preserved example of a rare Mao portrait poster, published soon after the founding of the People's Republic of China, issued as an early attempt to establish him as a state figurehead. This is an example of a short-lived approach to depicting Mao that quickly gave way to the full-face style seen in official Mao portraits up to... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 143323

  43. Golden Lotus Temple of All Religions.
    YOGANANDA, Paramhansa. Golden Lotus Temple of All Religions.

    San Francisco : [1940?]

    A rare pamphlet for Yogananda's Golden Lotus Temple of All Religions.

    Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) was an Indian monk, yogi, and guru who lived his last 32 years in America. He introduced millions to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga through his organization "Self-Realization Fellowship", earning him the title of "Father of Yoga... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 145616

  44. A Calm Address to the People of the Eastern States,
    CAREY, Mathew. A Calm Address to the People of the Eastern States,

    Philadelphia : 1814

    First edition, a defence that both the slave and free states could co-exist as one nation, rejecting that Southern states were over-represented by the Three-Fifths Clause, and holding that the South did not impede a commercial economy.

    The Calm Address was published twenty days following Carey's noted Olive Branch pamphlet, which was written... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 149940

  45. Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In.
    BRYANT, William Cullen (ed.) Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In.

    New York : 1872-4

    First edition of this monumental work of celebratory Americana, edited by the American Romantic poet William Cullen Bryant.

    The majority of the superb plates were engraved by Robert Hinshelwood, a Scottish engraver who emigrated to America in 1835 where he established a considerable reputation for his work on landscapes. His painstaking and highly... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 149726

  46. English Bird Life.
    HORSFIELD, Herbert Knight. English Bird Life.

    London : 1908

    First edition, first impression, of this profusely illustrated guide to "the birds in England, now". The illustrations "show phases of bird life rarely to be witnessed, and have been obtained under conditions which may never recur" (p. x). Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 148182

  47. The Diary of James K. Polk during his Presidency 1845-1849.
    ROOSEVELT, Franklin Delano. POLK, James K. The Diary of James K. Polk during his Presidency 1845-1849.

    Chicago : 1910

    First edition, FDR's copy, his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper of the first volume; "Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Hyde Park", this beneath the presentation inscription from his favourite uncle Frederic Adrian Delano Roosevelt: "Frederic A. Delano acquired at Chicago in 1910 - Taken to Algonac in 1918 - given to The President July 27 /... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 146692

  48. History of British Birds.
    BEWICK, Thomas. History of British Birds.

    Newcastle upon Tyne : 1797-1804 & 1791

    First edition of the Birds, Second edition of the Quadrupeds; an attractive set of Bewick's classic natural history works copiously and characterfully illustrated with studies of the animals by Thomas Bewick.

    It was the General History of Quadrupeds (1790) which ensured "Bewick's national reputation was fully established" (ODNB), and confirmed... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 149228

  49. Memoria sulla decadenza dell'agricoltura nella Sicilia.
    LANZA, Pietro, principe di Trabia. Memoria sulla decadenza dell'agricoltura nella Sicilia.

    Naples : 1786

    First edition of an important tract on agriculture containing plans for the resurgence of prosperity in Sicily. Among the areas for which Lanza suggests improvements are the use of the commons, training programmes for good farming, rational techniques in cattle raising and olive plantations. Production of wine and good viticulture enjoy a prominent... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 135106

  50. Habes candide lector. R. Patris Roberti Gaguini, quas de francorum regum gestis scripsit annales.
    GAGUIN, Robert. Habes candide lector. R. Patris Roberti Gaguini, quas de francorum regum gestis scripsit annales.

    Paris : 1528

    Early edition, a reprint of that published in 1521, of a successful Renaissance history of France. Libriarian to Louis XII of France, known for his eloquence and diplomatic skills, Robert Gaguin (1425-1502) is regarded as one of the first French humanists. His position allowed him, as a historian, to enjoy access to a great quantity of rare manuscript... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 135067

  51. Sammlung aller Handlungen und Schriften, welche zu hochverdienten Ehren und ewigem Gedächtnisse des wohlseligen Herrn Geheimen Raths D. Christoph Jakob Trew,
    TREW, Christoph Jakob. Sammlung aller Handlungen und Schriften, welche zu hochverdienten Ehren und ewigem Gedächtnisse des wohlseligen Herrn Geheimen Raths D. Christoph Jakob Trew,

    Altdorf : 1770

    First edition of a collection of publications marking the donation by Christoph Trew of his library and natural history collection to the University of Altdorf in June 1768.

    A city solicitor, court physician, Count Palatine of the Holy Roman Empire, advisor to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Christoph Trew (1695-1769) had an academic passion... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 134947

  52. Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light.
    CROWLEY, Aleister. Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light.

    London and Felling-on-Tyne : 1907

    Signed limited edition, number 28 of 100 copies only in black cloth, signed on the frontispiece. This copy additionally has a loosely inserted manuscript copy of Crowley's comic poem "Blow the tom-tom", written in pencil in his hand with corrections and strike-throughs. Crowley has later added an inked note at the foot of the poem: "See K. O. P." -... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 149223

  53. The Oeconomy of Human Life.
    DODSLEY, Robert. The Oeconomy of Human Life.

    Philadelphia : 1781

    Early American edition, an attractive example of both parts in contemporary sheep, of Dodsley's collection of popular aphorisms, presenting itself as the manuscript of an ancient Brahmin, "the most frequently printed work of the entire eighteenth century" (ODNB); both parts - the second attributed to John Hill - were first published in 1750. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 149778

  54. 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

  55. Peace-Republicans' Manual; or, the French Constitution of 1793.
    HULSHOFF, Maria Aletta (ed.) Peace-Republicans' Manual; or, the French Constitution of 1793.

    New York : 1817

    First edition of this anonymously published collection of radical documents, tracts, and writings in French and English, compiled and edited from numerous sources by the Dutch feminist and pamphleteer Maria Aletta Hulshoff (1781-1846), and intended as a manual for pacifists. It includes the first American printing of the French Constitution of 1793.

    Hulshoff,... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 144381

  56. The Human Figure in Motion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions.
    MUYBRIDGE, Eadweard. The Human Figure in Motion. An Electro-Photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Muscular Actions.

    London : 1901

    First edition, first printing, with 4 pages of adverts for Animals in Motion. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 147029

  57. 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

  58. Observations historiques sur l'origine, les services, & l'état civil des Officiers Irlandois au service de la France, adressées à l'Assemblée nationale.
    DILLON, Arthur. Observations historiques sur l'origine, les services, & l'état civil des Officiers Irlandois au service de la France, adressées à l'Assemblée nationale.

    Paris : 1792

    First edition of this scarce history of Irish regiments in the service of France since the flight of James II, which includes an extensive account of the Dillon's Regiment's part in the American Wars from 1779, in which Arthur Dillon,(17501794), the author of this pamphlet, commanded with distinction under d'Estaing at Grenada and in the siege of Savannah.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 146968

  59. 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

  60. Twenty Drawings.
    GIBRAN, Kahlil. Twenty Drawings.

    New York : 1919

    First edition, trade issue, of Gibran's first and only collection of drawings, retaining some parts of the rare dust jacket laid in. "For Gibran the canvas represented another form in which his poetry could be expressed... the pieces included in Twenty Drawings clearly demonstrate the mystical qualities Gibran imbued in all his works, whatever the medium"... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137326

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