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A wide selection of rare first editions, signed and inscribed copies, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to history, archaeology, anthropology, folklore, occult, and religion.


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  1. Grannan's Pocket Gallery of Noted Criminals of the Present Day,
    GRANNAN, Joseph C. Grannan's Pocket Gallery of Noted Criminals of the Present Day,

    Cincinnati, OH : 1892;

    Rare fourth edition of this terrific and highly evocative mug shot book, an online search of institutional libraries showing one copy only, at Public Library of Cincinnati, all early iterations being very scarce. This copy is paired with an attractive exemplar of the handsome official badge issued to detectives and stamped on verso "This Badge is Not... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 120206

  2. Mémoires de la Régence de S. A. R. Mgr. le duc d'Orléans, durant la minorité de Louis XV, Roi de France.
    LAW, John; PIOSSENS, Chevalier de. Mémoires de la Régence de S. A. R. Mgr. le duc d'Orléans, durant la minorité de Louis XV, Roi de France.

    Amsterdam : 1729

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

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    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 140575

  3. Oratio Dominica.
    POLYGLOT LORD'S PRAYER. Oratio Dominica.

    London : 1700

    A remarkable publication, presenting the Lord's Prayer in over a hundred languages and dialects, a major exercise in comparative philology, and likewise offering a significant array of type specimens from multiple European and non-European languages. Wing attributes the work to the learned printer Benjamin Motte the elder.

    Alongside the major... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 144536

  4. Covenant.
    LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Covenant.

    ?Paris : 1919

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

    Stock Code: 132162

  5. On Ancient Central-Asian tracks.
    STEIN, Sir (Marc) Aurel. On Ancient Central-Asian tracks.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, described by Yakushi as a "comprehensive summary of the results of the author's first three Central Asian expeditions and of his researches carried out during the years 1900-16". These archaeological expeditions allowed Stein's "great achievement... to establish the existence of a hitherto lost civilization along the... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 144575

  6. Testament of Youth.
    BRITTAIN, Vera. Testament of Youth.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, of this powerful feminist classic; notably rare in the dust jacket, especially so in such nice unrestored condition this is the first we have handled. Lengel notes that this was "one of the most important pieces of literature to emerge from the war".

    Brittain's memoir was an instant best-seller. Published on... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 121385

  7. Historical Remarks on the Taxation of Free states, in a Series of Letters to a Friend.
    MEREDITH, William. Historical Remarks on the Taxation of Free states, in a Series of Letters to a Friend.

    London : 1778

    First edition, revised second printing, of this rejection, during the American Revolutionary War, of the British taxation of the American colonies, based on the precedent of antiquity.

    Two printings are distinguished, this second printing from substantially the same setting of type as the first, but with some textual revisions and with an additional... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143959

  8. 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

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

    London : 1904

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

    Stock Code: 140512

  10. 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

  11. The Book of Common Prayer,
    BASKERVILLE, John (printer). The Book of Common Prayer,

    Cambridge : 1762

    Third Baskerville edition (first published in 1760), handsomely bound for Mary Stopford, Countess of Courtown (1769-1823), wife of James Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown, with her ink ownership inscription dated 25 February 1795 to binder's first blank, the Courtown armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and two manuscript leaves of prayers mounted... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144390

  12. History of the Later Roman Commonwealth,
    ARNOLD, Thomas. History of the Later Roman Commonwealth,

    London : 1845

    First edition in book form of a series of articles on Roman history by the British headmaster and historian Thomas Arnold (1795-1842). Originally written between 1823 and 1827, the pieces first appeared in the Encyclopaedia Metropolitana. "The intellectual basis for Arnold's writings was his composite theory of universal history, derived essentially... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 141150

  13. The Topography of Rome and Its Vicinity.
    GELL, William. The Topography of Rome and Its Vicinity.

    London : 1846

    Revised and enlarged edition of this work originally published in 1834. William Gell (1777-1836) "represented the culmination of the literary topographical tradition. Written when Greece and even Italy were comparatively little known to English travellers and classical students, his works were for some time regarded as standard treatises, and much of... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141159

  14. Surdus in Search of his Hearing:
    CRIPPEN, Hawley Harvey - YELLON, Evan. Surdus in Search of his Hearing:

    London : 1906

    First edition of this extremely uncommon account of an encounter with Dr Crippen in his guise as homoeopathic doctor ear doctor. Evan Yellon, resident in 1906 at Eton Wick and in 1910 in St Albans, had made it his business to expose quacks who tried to con money from people with deafness or hearing problems with the lure of "cures". Yellon was himself... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135206

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

    London : 1918

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

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

    Stock Code: 144148

  16. The Compleat Witch, or What To Do When Virtue Fails.
    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

  17. Fegfeuer Der Chymisten, Worinnen Für Augen gestellt die wahren Besitzer der Kunst;
    [SOELDNER, Johann Anton.] Fegfeuer Der Chymisten, Worinnen Für Augen gestellt die wahren Besitzer der Kunst;

    Amsterdam : 1701

    The scarce and largely unrecorded first edition of this important collection of alchemical texts. This work is most often attributed to Johann Anton Soeldner and features excerpts from the works of many alchemists, including a striking account in verse of Edward Kelly and John Dee's alchemy experiments for the Bohemian nobleman Rosenberg and later for... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 143277

  18. Magnificent Qajar Qur'an in a dated Zand lacquer binding
    QUR'AN. Magnificent Qajar Qur'an in a dated Zand lacquer binding

    [Zand and Qajar Iran,]

    This Qur'an is an exquisite example of Qajar calligraphy, copied in the bold Iranian naskh most often associated with the Safavid calligrapher Ahmad al-Nayrizi. The manuscript's illumination is extensive, elaborate, and vibrant, alive with colours and gold, rich in the exuberant luxury of Qajar decorative art. Particularly noticeable is the sheer diversity... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 142205

  19. Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,
    DUTCH WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. Dialogus Ofte t'Samenspreeckinge tusschen Jan Andersorgh ende Govert Eygen-sin,

    [Amsterdam?] : 1630

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

    Stock Code: 139110

  20. Roots.
    HALEY, Alex. Roots.

    New York : 1976

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

    Stock Code: 144111

  21. Notes on the Grammar of the Rámáyan of Tulsí Dás.
    GREAVES, Edwin. Notes on the Grammar of the Rámáyan of Tulsí Dás.

    Benares : 1895

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed at the head of the title page, "Mrs. Partridge, with best wishes, fr. the author"; this highly uncommon work concerns the Ramcharitmanas ("Sacred Lake of the Acts of Rama") by the Indian poet Tulsidas (1543?-1623), which "remains the most popular version of the story of the Hindu deity Rama"... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 141124

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

    London : 1873 & 1874

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

    Stock Code: 115579

  23. The far Eastern Republic of Siberia.
    NORTON, Henry Kittredge. The far Eastern Republic of Siberia.

    London : 1923

    First edition, first impression of this "careful and thorough study of the history, government and problems of one of the most interesting of the new states, which has subsequently lost its independent existence by merger with Russia" (The American Political Science Review), of which 18 editions in English were published between 1923 and 1981.

    "Although... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132942

  24. [Greek:] Esoptron astroligikon. Astrologicall Opticks.
    ANGELUS, Johannes, & Johannes Regiomontanus. [Greek:] Esoptron astroligikon. Astrologicall Opticks.

    London : [1655]

    Rare first edition in English, with eight copies only showing at institutional libraries and just three on auction records. The translator, Robert Turner (b. 1619/20- c. 1664), "was one of an important group of translators who supplied English audiences with a wide range of occult and medical treatises and particularly with the writings of Paracelsus"... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 143758

  25. Integral Yoga Hatha.
    SATCHIDANANDA, Swami. Integral Yoga Hatha.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing, paperback issue. A highly appealing presentation copy, with a typed letter signed from artist and Satchidananda devotee Peter Max to Buckminster Fuller, on Max's eye-catching Pop Art stationery, the letterhead reading "An Important Message from The World of Peter Max". In the language of the day, a deeply groovy provenance.

    Letter... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141172

  26. Think on these Things.
    KRISHNAMURTI, Jiddu. Think on these Things.

    New York : 1964

    First edition, first printing. A major presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the visionary inventor and designer Buckminster Fuller: "to Dr.Fuller, with much affection, J. Krishnamurti".

    The dust jacket bears Fuller's characteristic markings: above Krishnamurti's name on the front panel he has written in blue... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140987

  27. The History of the Grecian War: in eight books.
    HOBBES, Thomas (trans.); THUCYDIDES. The History of the Grecian War: in eight books.

    London : 1676

    Second edition of Hobbes's translation, the first made into English directly from the Greek, originally published in 1629. Though Hobbes was then in his early 40s, it was his first printed work. It was reissued twice, in 1634 and 1648, and Hobbes prepared this second edition towards the end of his life. "Forty years later, in Vita Carmine Expressa,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 128690

  28. The Language of Flowers.
    ILDREWE, Miss (ed.) The Language of Flowers.

    Boston : 1865

    First edition of this significant American botanical compendium, complete with the 12 colour plates and in the bright, decorative original cloth. Miss Ildrewe champions the significance of her native flora, an effort which was applauded by contemporary reviewers: "this pretty gift-book is the first really American contribution to the language of flowers"... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 143182

  29. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.
    DULEEP SINGH - CONYBEARE, W. J., & J. S. Howson. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.

    London : 1855

    Inscribed on the first blank of volume I; "To the Revd. G. J. Colinson sic with the best wishes of Duleep Singh, Roehampton June 18 1856". This suitably soberly bound set of an early edition of a handsomely illustrated popular biographical study of the Apostle, perhaps the greatest Christian conversion narrative, may seem an apposite choice for this... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 142745

  30. 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

  31. [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

  32. Le Palais-Royal
    PALAIS-ROYAL. Le Palais-Royal

    Paris : 1815

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

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

    Stock Code: 143571

  33. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.
    GILL, Eric. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.

    Waltham St Lawrence : 1931

    Limited edition, number 412 of 500 copies on paper (12 copies were also issued on vellum), of one of the great private press books of the century, and perhaps Gill's greatest achievement.

    "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 138545

  34. Wisconsin Death Trip.
    LESY, Michael. Wisconsin Death Trip.

    New York : [1973]

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

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    £400.00

    Stock Code: 143081

  35. Britannia:
    CAMDEN, William. Britannia:

    London : 1806

    Second Gough edition, an important revision of Camden's influential work; "Britannia had an enormous and lasting impact on multidisciplinary historical writing, and was also of the highest importance as a cultural icon affecting the national self-image" (ODNB). This conspicuously handsome set of the fine paper issue is enhanced enormously by the presence... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 143298

  36. A Book of the Basques.
    GALLOP, Rodney. A Book of the Basques.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression, signed by Gallop and dated March 1939 on a loosely inserted piece of paper. A Book of the Basques "seems likely to remain the standard work in English on that small country" (V.A.).

    Rodney Gallop (1900-1948), was a noted folklorist and member of H. M. Foreign Service. He travelled the world to gather folk-songs... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 143205

  37. Witchcraft Today.
    GARDNER, Gerald Brosseau. Witchcraft Today.

    London : 1954

    First edition, first impression, in a notably attractive example of the uncommon dust jacket. Witchcraft Today is a seminal account for modern Wicca by the influential rediscoverer, or inventor, of the "Old Religion" Gerald Gardner. It is his first work on the "craft" itself and did much to influence the general public's perception of witchcraft and... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 142584

  38. [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

  39. The Duty of a Steward to his Lord.
    LAURENCE, Edward. The Duty of a Steward to his Lord.

    London : 1727

    First edition. A major work on rural estate management by the Northamptonshire land surveyor Edward Laurence (1634-1739), renowned in his day for his knowledge of agriculture and for the manuscript maps he produced for landowners. The present work proposes modernisation, including cultivating new crops and enclosing small farms into larger farms. Laurence... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 124698

  40. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.
    GILL, Eric. The Four Gospels of Lord Jesus Christ according to the Authorized Version of King James I.

    Waltham St Lawrence : 1931

    Limited edition, number 454 of 500 copies on paper; 12 copies were also issued on vellum. "Conceived in the fruitful mind of Robert Gibbings, this is the Golden Cockerel book usually compared with the Doves Bible and the Kelmscott Chaucer. A flower among the best products of English romantic genius, it is also surely, thanks to its illustrator, Eric... Learn More
    £13,500.00

    Stock Code: 133103

  41. Great Contemporaries.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Great Contemporaries.

    London : 1937

    First edition, first impression. Great Contemporaries is "an important part of the canon and belongs in every library" (Langworth). On receiving his advance copy, Neville Chamberlain wrote to Churchill:"How you can go on throwing off these sparkling sketches with such apparent ease & such sustained brilliance, in the midst of all your other occupations... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 143031

  42. Females of the Present Day,
    A COUNTRY LADY. Females of the Present Day,

    London : 1831

    First edition, inscribed in a secretarial hand on the front free endpaper, "From the Author" (most likely executed by the publisher at the author's express request); and below this in a contemporary hand: "Mrs Grover".

    The distinguished historian Linda Colley notes that, "This insistence that women must stay within the private sphere, while... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 124523

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

    London : 1973-6

    First complete collected edition, one of 1,750 sets published. The Centenary Edition is the only full collected works of Winston Churchill, reproducing his 50 books in 34 volumes. The Library of Imperial History went bankrupt before the projected run of 3,000 sets could be completed, so "the print run never exceeded 2,000 copies and only 1,750 sets... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 129564

  44. The "Fan Kwae" At Canton.
    HUNTER, William C. The "Fan Kwae" At Canton.

    London : 1882

    First edition of this lively, detailed autobiographical account recounting the social and business life of the "fan kwae", Foreign Devils, at Canton in the last days in the Old China Trade. The American author was an experienced agent with extensive experience in the region. Several times reprinted, this first is decidedly uncommon in commerce, just... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 142416

  45. Le détail de la France, sous le règne de Louis XIV.
    BOISGUILBERT, Pierre le Pesant. Le détail de la France, sous le règne de Louis XIV.

    No place : 1697

    An early edition of the author's first important economic text, a damning critique of the economic condition of France as a result of the policies adopted by Colbert and his successors, first published anonymously and without royal permission in Rouen in 1695.

    Boisguilbert (1646-1714) "is largely remembered as a precursor of the Physiocrats... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 136946

  46. With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of a.h. 1319; a.d. 1902.
    KHAN, Gazanfar Ali & Wilfrid Sparroy. With the Pilgrims to Mecca. The Great Pilgrimage of a.h. 1319; a.d. 1902.

    London : 1905

    First edition of this uncommon and attractive account of the hajj. "The early 20th century saw a growth of British travel texts and religious commentaries concerned with the religion of Arabia. It was in this vein that in 1902 the Morning Post sent its 'Special Correspondent' Hadji Khan, a Persian Sufi, on the hajj to Mecca. His experiences were written... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143000

  47. A Display of Heraldrie:
    GUILLIM, John. A Display of Heraldrie:

    London : 1611

    First edition, second impression (with the 1611 title page and 1610 colophon), of John Guillim's (1550-1621) work on heraldry, which "was to remain the standard textbook on English heraldry until the second half of the eighteenth century, and it is still regularly used by working heralds in the twenty-first century" (ODNB). Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 141516

  48. Group of ephemera relating to the shows of the 19th-century magician and spiritualist.
    DREITZEHN, Zell, as "De la Mano". Group of ephemera relating to the shows of the 19th-century magician and spiritualist.

    New York : [c.1878]

    A highly appealing group of rare ephemera relating to the 19th-century Austrian-born magician and spiritualist Zell Dreitzehn, who as De La Mano, "The Great French Magician", made three tours of the east coast of the United States in 1876, 1878 and 1881. Included here is a copy of his book on conjuring tricks and six theatrical posters and handbills.

    As... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 113225

  49. Burma Under British Rule - And Before.
    NISBET, John. Burma Under British Rule - And Before.

    London : 1901

    First edition, first impression, of this detailed history of Burma, which notably discusses the history of the country before British colonisation in 1824. The work "stands as an exemplar" of histories written from personal experience, Nisbet "taking trouble to separate himself from official discourses whilst providing a comprehensive work based on... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 134442

  50. Woman Suffrage, Arguments and Results.
    [BJORKMAN, Frances, & Annie G. Porritt (eds.)] Woman Suffrage, Arguments and Results.

    New York : [1912]

    First edition of this collection of eight essays on American suffrage, including those by Jane Addams, Alice Stone Blackwell and Jessie Lynch Williams. This edition of eight essays is uncommon, with nine copies traced institutionally, all held in the US. This bright copy is in the rarely found jacket.

    This copy has the errata slip noting that... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 137608

  51. English Historical Memoirs.
    JESSE, John Heneage. English Historical Memoirs.

    London : 1901

    A good collected edition of the popular historical writings of John Heneage Jesse (c. 1809-1874). The first of these, Memoirs of the Court of England during the Reigns of the Stuarts (4 vols.), was first published in 1840. Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 15482

  52. Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.
    (CORNWALLIS, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis.) FORREST, G. W. (ed.). Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.

    Oxford : 1926

    First edition, first impression. This remains a vital source of information on Cornwallis and was one of the last editorial ventures of the veteran historian of India, Sir George Forrest (1845-1926), a man whose diligent work in the Indian archives "opened the way for a new type of history of British India" (ODNB). Volume I is given over entirely to... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140904

  53. The Screwtape Letters.
    LEWIS, C. S. The Screwtape Letters.

    London : 1942

    First edition, first impression. Taking the form of a series of letters between an experienced devil and a subordinate, The Screwtape Letters addresses numerous questions of Christian theology. Though the book sparkles with wit, Lewis found its composition difficult and unpleasant: "The strain produced a sort of spiritual cramp... It almost smothered... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 132223

  54. La rhétorique d'un homme d'esprit, à l'usage de tout le monde.
    GALLIEN DE SALMORENC, Timoléon Alphonse. La rhétorique d'un homme d'esprit, à l'usage de tout le monde.

    Leiden : 1772

    First edition of Gallien de Salmorenc's treatise on rhetoric, with a curious Leiden imprint, published by "Jacques Murray".

    Born around 1740 in Salmorenc, near Grenoble, possibly the bastard son of Richelieu, who was reputedly responsible for his education, Gallien was employed in 1766 by Voltaire as a copyist. Neglecting his duties and spending... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 133667

  55. Hearings Before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities
    WATERGATE. Hearings Before the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities

    Washington, DC : 1973

    Part of the transcript of the Senate Watergate hearings, specially bound for Stanley H. Katz (1923-1993), who is mentioned on Richard Nixon's extensive "enemies list" on page 1731; Katz's name is circled in red crayon on the relevant page, presumably in his own hand, and his inclusion in the list is noted on the front cover. Nixon's main "enemies list"... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 132271

  56. Ilios. Stadt und Land der Trojaner. Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und Besonderes auf der Baustelle von Troja.
    SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Ilios. Stadt und Land der Trojaner. Forschungen und Entdeckungen in der Troas und Besonderes auf der Baustelle von Troja.

    Leipzig : 1881.

    First edition in German, preceded by the English edition a year earlier. Schliemann's account of his excavations at Hissarlik/Troy. A shameless self-publicist, motivated more perhaps by his desire for glory than his love of historical truth, Schliemann has been criticised for the brutality of his methods, however Carl Blegen, director of the excavations... Learn More
    £1,150.00

    Stock Code: 122940

  57. 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

  58. 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

  59. A King's Story.
    WINDSOR, Edward, Duke of. A King's Story.

    London : 1951

    Signed limited edition, number 85 of 250 copies signed by the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII. Printed on handmade paper, the binding of the limited edition was split between Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Zaehnsdorf, and John P. Gray, and is a highly attractive tome.

    The work, dedicated to Wallis Simpson, is a highly personal account of Edward's... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 142412

  60. Mysteries of Police and Crime.
    JACK THE RIPPER. - GRIFFITHS, Arthur, Major. Mysteries of Police and Crime.

    London : 1898

    First edition, this set with a superb Jack the Ripper association. Inscribed by the author, a well-regarded prison governor and penologist, to his friend the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Met during the "Autumn of Terror"; "Robt. Anderson, with the kindest regards of his old friend the author, Arthur Griffiths, Xmas, 1898". The work contains the... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 139890

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