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  1. Hollywood England.
    WILSON, Harold - WALKER, Alexander. Hollywood England.

    London : 1974

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson (who had also served as prime minister 1964-1970, therefore covering most of the period which the book details), inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Harold Wilson with best wishes for Christmas - the 1970s volume will be a slimmer one altogether!... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 138076

  2. Reichenbachia, Orchids illustrated and described.
    SANDER, Henry Frederick Conrad. Reichenbachia, Orchids illustrated and described.

    London & St Albans : 1888-94 [1895]

    Imperial edition, copy 51 of 100 copies signed by Sander. Published during the heyday of the late Victorian orchid mania, Sander was the foremost authority on the Orchidaceae, as well as the largest grower, maintaining nurseries in England, Belgium, and the United States.

    He had agents gathering plants worldwide, often dangerous work, and he... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 122509

  3. In Dickens's London.
    DICKENS, Charles - SMITH, F. Hopkinson. In Dickens's London.

    New York : 1914

    First edition. One of a limited edition of 150 numbered sets, each signed on the limitation leaf by the artist and the publisher. Additionally signed by Smith on the print "Coffee-Room, George Inn". Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 75760

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

    Lake Como, Italy : 1945

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

    Stock Code: 63413

  5. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
    AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.

    Edinburgh : 1863

    First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 137470

  6. I, Claudius.
    GRAVES, Robert. I, Claudius.

    London : 1977

    Signed limited edition, number 46 of 100 copies specially bound and signed by the author. Originally published in 1934, when it garnered both the Hawthornden and James Tait Black memorial prizes; this edition was issued in response to the huge success of the BBC television series. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135824

  7. Osservazioni sul musaico di Palestrina.
    PIERALISI, Sante. Osservazioni sul musaico di Palestrina.

    Rome : 1858

    First edition, presentation copy from the prince of Palestrina, Enrico Barberini-Colonna (1823-1889), inscribed on the front wrapper to the French politician Frédéric-Alfred-Pierre, comte de Falloux (1811-1886), instigator of the Falloux Laws, which promoted Catholic education in French schools under Napoleon III. A large and well-illustrated study... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137227

  8. The Wallaces of Alabama.
    WALLACE, George C. - WALLACE, George Jr. The Wallaces of Alabama.

    Chicago : 1975

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author's father, George C. Wallace, on the front free endpaper "To my friend Herbert B. Jaynson George C Wallace". Wallace's "Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever" speech, his infamous stand in the schoolhouse door at the University of Alabama to block the entry of two African American... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 137165

  9. Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Lore,
    RUSKIN, John - LORD, William Barry. Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Lore,

    London : 1867

    First edition, from the library of John Ruskin, with his Brantwood book label, and inscribed on the half-title: "R. Leslie to J. R., if of any use please keep - contains about as much as is known I think". The presentee, Robert Charles Leslie (1826-1901), was a friend and correspondent of Ruskin. "In love of the sea and of animals there was a strong... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 129705

  10. American Tramp and Underworld Slang.
    IRWIN, Godfrey & Eric Partridge. American Tramp and Underworld Slang.

    London : 1931

    First UK edition following the US of the same year, limited to 1000 copies, this being one of 45 on "Imitation H. M. Paper, specially bound, and signed by Godfrey Irwin and Eric Partridge" on the half-title.

    "Mr. Irwin, whose share in this book is a glossary of 1600 words and phrases and a selection of favorite hobo songs, is a native Englishman... Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 136118

  11. The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; Trumpets from the Steep.
    COOPER, Lady Diana. The Rainbow Comes and Goes; The Light of Common Day; Trumpets from the Steep.

    London : 1958-60

    First editions, the first volume a second impression the others firsts, of this highly successful autobiographical trilogy covering the extraordinary life of actress, society hostess, and eternally Bright Thing, Lady Diana Cooper, "the only really glamorous woman in the world". This set inscribed in each volume to Stanley Hall, "wigmaker and make-up... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 136001

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

    London : 1950

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

    Stock Code: 136030

  13. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
    VICTORIA, Queen - MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.

    London : 1875-80

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

    Stock Code: 135698

  14. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
    MANDELA, Nelson - MATTHIESSEN, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.

    New York : 1983

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

    Stock Code: 132382

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

    Shellbanks : 1834

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

    Stock Code: 123171

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

    London : 1823

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

    Stock Code: 129890

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

    6 June 2002

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

    Stock Code: 134780

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

    24 October 1994

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

    Stock Code: 134781

  19. Autograph letter signed.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Autograph letter signed.

    13 May 1991

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

    Stock Code: 134782

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

    London : 1854

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

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

    Stock Code: 133638

  21. Report of the Special Agents of the House Committee of Expenditures in the Department of Commerce, upon the Condition of the Fur-Seal Herd of Alaska and the Conduct of the Public Business on the Pribilof Islands…
    ELLIOTT, Henry Wood, & Andrew F. Gallagher. Report of the Special Agents of the House Committee of Expenditures in the Department of Commerce, upon the Condition of the Fur-Seal Herd of Alaska and the Conduct of the Public Business on the Pribilof Islands…

    Washington : 1913

    First and only edition. Seemingly the author's copy, with added documentation and his own original illustrated wrappers, subsequently inscribed on the title page, "For Judge Cooper with the warm personal regards of the author, Henry W. Elliott, Oct. 25, 1913." Laid in is a memorandum in Elliott's hand, on Department of Commerce stationery, denouncing... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 131367

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

    London : 1812

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

    Stock Code: 135209

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

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page "To Greg with all good wishes Margaret Thatcher". The Path to Power was the second volume of Thatcher's autobiography, covering her childhood to her election as Prime Minister; it followed the Downing Street Years, published in 1993, which detailed her time in office. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 134233

  24. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.
    THATCHER, Margaret, & Harold Wilson. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.

    [1980s]

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

    Stock Code: 133661

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

    1981

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

    Stock Code: 133738

  26. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.
    THATCHER, Margaret, & Harold Wilson. Christmas card from Denis and Margaret Thatcher to Harold Wilson.

    1987

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

    Stock Code: 133654

  27. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.

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

    Stock Code: 133384

  28. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Official cabinet photograph, July 1983.

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

    Stock Code: 133386

  29. Regarder écouter lire.
    LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Regarder écouter lire.

    Paris : 1993

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "To Raymond Firth warmest regards Levi-Strauss". Firth (1901-2002) was a prominent New Zealand anthropologist and student of Bronislaw Malinowski, whom he succeeded as Professor Anthropology at the London School of Economics in 1944, remaining there for twenty-four years. Lévi-Strauss... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 132941

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

    London : 1864

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

    Stock Code: 132270

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

    London : 1925

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with every good wish, from Mary S. Allen", with an autograph note loosely inserted, "Hoping you will accept this - If in your part of the world I will certainly let you know. M. S. Allen".

    The Pioneer Policewoman was Mary Sophia Allen's (18781964)... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 131558

  32. Gender Studies.
    RHEIMS, Bettina. Gender Studies.

    Göttingen : 2014

    First edition, first printing, signed by the artist on the half-title, "Bettina Rheims, 2015, Paris". Gender Studies is a series of portraits first exhibited in 2012 in Düsseldorf featuring the "sound design" of Frederic Sanchez, included here on CD. In 2011 Rheims posted an advertisement on Facebook looking for models that felt "other" to feature... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 130721

  33. Madrasiana by W. T. Munro, Philomath [pseud.].
    TAYLOR, William. Madrasiana by W. T. Munro, Philomath [pseud.].

    Madras : 1868

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Colonel Macdonald from the Author, Madras 24 Jany. 1871". Scarce, Library Hub cites just two copies among British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Scotland), WorldCat adds one other (Bibliothek der Franckeschen Stiftungen). 43 subscribers, including a Rev.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 128976

  34. Remarks on Lady Morgan's Statements Regarding St. Peter's Chair Preserved in the Vatican Basilic.
    WISEMAN, Nicholas. Remarks on Lady Morgan's Statements Regarding St. Peter's Chair Preserved in the Vatican Basilic.

    Rome : 1833

    First separate publication, following appearance in an English periodical. Presentation copy, inscribed on the title page: "Charles Weld from his friend the author", with Weld's signature in pencil underneath. Nicholas Wiseman (1802- 865) was an Irish Cardinal, who in 1850 became the first Archbishop of Westminster upon the re-establishment of the Catholic... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 128900

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

    2003

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

    Stock Code: 127350

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

    New York : 1983

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

    Stock Code: 126940

  37. Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber.
    WRIGHT, Herbert. Hevea Brasiliensis or Para Rubber.

    Colombo : 1905

    First edition. Uncommon, just 5 locations on Library Hub, WorldCat adds 7 further. This copy inscribed "To I.H. Burkill Esqre. from the Author". Wright was one of the leading authorities on tropical agriculture of his day, described in his Times obituary as "one of the foremost figures in the rubber industry". Educated at the Royal College of Science,... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 125921

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

    New Haven : 1950

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

    Stock Code: 124213

  39. The White Peacock:
    PETROVA, Olga. The White Peacock:

    Boston : 1922

    First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "for Blady. From Olga Petrova". Olga Petrova (1884-1977) was a British-American playwright, screenwriter, and actress. The White Peacock premiered on Christmas 1921 and ran for three months, with Petrova playing the leading role. The plot involves a married woman leaving... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 123663

  40. From Princess Anne.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Christmas Cards. From Princess Anne.

    [Late 1970s]

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

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

    Stock Code: 123697

  41. Queer Dharma.
    GAY SUNSHINE PRESS. Queer Dharma.

    San Francisco : 1998-2000

    First edition, first printing, scarce cloth issue, of this unprecedented anthology of gay Buddhist writing. This copy derives from the personal collection of editor and publisher Winston Leyland, with his inscription "Winston Leyland July 2017" to both title pages. The majority of the limited hardback issues of Gay Sunshine Press books were sold to... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 123281

  42. Greek Love.
    BREEN, Walter, pseud. EGLINTON, J. Z. Greek Love.

    New York : 1965

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

    Stock Code: 122977

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

    London : 1853

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

    Stock Code: 122130

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

    New York : 1937

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

    Stock Code: 122166

  45. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.
    GRANT, J. Augustus, John Oliver, & others. Botany of the Speke and Grant Expedition.

    London : 1872[-75]

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Grant to African explorer Sir John Kirk on a panel from the original wrappers bound to face the title page: "My dear Kirk, I avail myself of the oppty of Sir Bartle Frere to send you Part I of the Botany of the 'Speke & Grant Expedition' and hope that future travellers will will sic find some advantage... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 122070

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

    London : 1958

    First edition, subsequent issue with the "Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1959" wraparound. Signed to front free endpaper "Phillip Noel-Baker 26th March 1960". Offering a vision of nuclear control through international agreements, the work won Noel-Baker the Nobel Peace Prize, culminating a lifetime of pacifist activity. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 122006

  47. Five large original photographs of excavations at Troy (3), Mycenae (1) and Samothrace (1) - from the private collection of Heinrich Schliemann, with his holograph annotations.
    SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Five large original photographs of excavations at Troy (3), Mycenae (1) and Samothrace (1) - from the private collection of Heinrich Schliemann, with his holograph annotations.

    Troy, Mycenae, Samothrace (present day western Turkey and Greece) : c.1879

    Fascinating, unpublished and extremely scarce archive of four original photographs from Schliemann's pioneering excavations at Troy and Mycenae, and another of Samothrace, where work was conducted by Schliemann's compatriot Alexander Conze (1831-1914). The three views taken at Troy (1871-73) show the massive outer walls of King Priam's city on the left... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 121338

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

    London : 1687

    First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition.

    Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 120934

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

    London : 1945

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

    Stock Code: 120134

  50. A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to the Edgware Road Murder.
    EDGWARE ROAD MURDER. A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to the Edgware Road Murder.

    London : 1837

    A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as the Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 119351

  51. The Revolution Betrayed.
    TROTSKY, Leon. The Revolution Betrayed.

    New York & London : 1937 & 1938

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

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

    Stock Code: 118029

  52. The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign:
    CAREY, Henry Charles. The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign:

    Philadelphia : 1853

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To Signor Giulio with the respects of the author". Henry Charles Carey (1793-1879) was hailed by his contemporaries as "the political economist of the age" (Sartain's Magazine), and his earlier work, The Credit System (1838), was considered "the best work on the credit system that has ever... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 117176

  53. Fully manuscript commission document, signed, appointing Enoch Page a "Captain of the Tenth Company, of the Fourth Regiment of Militia in... Province of New Hampshire".
    CILLEY, Joseph, Major General. Fully manuscript commission document, signed, appointing Enoch Page a "Captain of the Tenth Company, of the Fourth Regiment of Militia in... Province of New Hampshire".

    Nottingham, NH : 1772

    Exemplary pre-Revolutionary War military document, linking two men with extensive service during the period: Joseph Cilley (1734-1799) and Enoch Page (1742-1832). A highly attractive piece, we have been unable to trace any other documentary material from Cilley on the market.

    Cilley was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire, son of Captain Joseph... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 116877

  54. Devil at the Confluence.
    BELFORD, Kevin. Devil at the Confluence.

    St Louis : 2009

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Paul Garon to foot of the foreword. Garon is an author of a number of books on the Blues and was one of the founding editors of Living Blues magazine in 1970. The accompanying CD, "The St Louis Blues Legends Delmark Collection" is an exclusive collection of music from St. Louis musicians drawn from from the... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 116361

  55. Camera, Take the Stand!
    HERZOG, Asa S., & A. J. Ezickson. Camera, Take the Stand!

    New York : 1940

    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "To A. G. Corley - Who can transmit congeniality & friendship at all times - A. J. Ezickson". "Modern crime fighters have discovered science to be their firmest ally... This book tells the story of that little magic black box and the part it plays in fighting the criminal" (Preface).... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 116419

  56. Dog Soldiers; [with:] A Hall of Mirrors.
    STONE, Robert. Dog Soldiers; [with:] A Hall of Mirrors.

    New York : 1975

    First Ballantine Books editions, first printings. Presentation copies, inscribed by the author on the title pages, "For Dink Bruce, with thanks and best wishes, Bob Stone". The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in Key West, Florida. Dink's father Telly Otto Bruce ("Toby") originally moved to Key West at the behest of his Arkansas friend... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 116247

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

    London : 1888

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

    Stock Code: 115345

  58. The Recollections of a Glasgow Detective Officer:
    McNAUGHT, Thomas P. The Recollections of a Glasgow Detective Officer:

    London : [1887?]

    Second edition, the title page verso carrying "press notices of first edition". With fine engraved presentation label presenting this copy to "William C. Coghill Esqr". William Calder Coghill (1835-1914), printer and publisher, co-founder of Aird & Coghill Ltd ("letterpress and lithographic printers") was a prominent figure in Glasgow philanthropic... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 114981

  59. Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique,
    LA ROCHEFOUCAULD-LIANCOURT, François-Alexandre-Frédéric, duc de. Voyage dans les États-Unis d'Amérique,

    Paris : An VII de la République [1799]

    First edition, presentation copy of this important account of travels in the United States and Canada during the last decade of the 18th century, inscribed by the author's son, François XIII, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1765-1848), to Edward Livingston, who served as US Secretary of State in 1831-3: "Offert a M. Edouard Livingston envoyé extraordinnaire... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 114358

  60. Human Wolves:
    REED, Lear B. Human Wolves:

    Kansas City, MO : 1941

    First edition, this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Bill Rogers, sincerely Lear B. Reed". Remarkable memoir by a former FBI agent detailing his years struggling against corrupt politicians and the mob, fighting prostitution, drug trafficking, and political subversion; "Mr. Reed combined in his person the formidable characteristics... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 114049

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