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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. Historisch- geographisch- und politische Beschreibung der Moldau.
    CANTEMIR, Demetrie, voivode of Moldavia. Historisch- geographisch- und politische Beschreibung der Moldau.

    Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1771

    First and only contemporary edition, a very pretty copy with an appealing regional provenance of an important record, the first scholarly account of Moldavia and containing the first accurate map; uncommon, with just a single copy traced at auction, and eleven locations world-wide noted by WorldCat: three in the UK (BL, London, Oxford), two in the US... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 140613

  2. La peine de mort.
    CAPITAL PUNISHMENT - L'ASSIETTE AU BEURRE. La peine de mort.

    Paris : 1907

    First edition of the visually compelling and famously anarchic illustrated French satirical journal's issue on the death penalty. Published weekly from March 1901 to October 1912, L'Assiette au Beurre eventually totalled 594 issues, each composed of full-page black and white and colour illustrations by a variety of artists, tackling current events and... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 119341

  3. 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

  4. The French Revolution.
    CARLYLE, Thomas. The French Revolution.

    London : 1837

    First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed, of Carlyle's great history, among the most significant historical works of the 19th century, despite the fact that the first volume needed to be rewritten from memory after John Stuart Mill's maid accidentally burnt the manuscript; the work was the source material for Dickens's Tale of Two Cities.

    "Carlyle... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145505

  5. Works.
    CARLYLE, Thomas. Works.

    London : 1885-8

    The Ashburton Edition. A handsome set of Carlyle's collected writings, incorporating all the major works, and his miscellaneous essays.

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    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 131171

  6. The French Revolution.
    CARLYLE, Thomas. The French Revolution.

    London : 1837

    First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed, this copy without the terminal advert leaf in volume 2, but retaining all the half-titles.

    "Carlyle wrote his French Revolution as a secular 'tract for the times' and as a warning for his compatriots of the frightful consequences of materialism, utilitarianism and democracy. Scottish puritanism and... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 121513

  7. The Collected Works.
    CARLYLE, Thomas. The Collected Works.

    London : 1887-93

    A handsomely bound set. Learn More
    £3,950.00

    Stock Code: 14891

  8. 144972
    CARR FAMILY - CARR, Ralph Edward; Cuthbert Ellison Carr; T. W. Carr. The History of the Family of Carr of Woodhall, Lesbury, Eshott, and Hetton.

    London : 1899

    Rare first and sole edition, evidently produced in a very small number of copies; volume III in the series of three books on the Carr family, complete in itself, preceded by The History of the Family of Carr of Dunston Hill (1893) and of Hetton, Ford Castle, and St. Helen's, Auckland (1894). This, although unmarked as such, is a familial copy.

    A... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 144972

  9. Printing and the Mind of Man.
    CARTER, John, & Percy H. Muir (eds.) Printing and the Mind of Man.

    Munich : 1983

    Second edition, revised and enlarged, of this major reference work for book collectors, which was originally published in 1967. With a new bibliography and introduction by Percy H. Muir. PMM, as it is usually abbreviated, is regarded as a standard bibliographical reference, and offers a survey of the impact of printed books on the development of western... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 111397

  10. Ancient Pagan Tombs and Christian Cemeteries,
    CARUANA, A. A. Ancient Pagan Tombs and Christian Cemeteries,

    Malta : 1898

    First and only edition of this study of early funerary antiquities and practices in Malta by Dr. Antonio Annetto Caruana (1830-1905), a "pioneer in the field of Heritage Management in the Maltese islands" (Romina Delia).

    Caruana was an archaeologist and author, who served as Librarian and Keeper of Antiquities at the Malta Library from 1880... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 133559

  11. The Eagle's Gift.
    CASTANEDA, Carlos. The Eagle's Gift.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Amy, with all the best, Carlos Castaneda". The recipient, Amy Wallace, was the author of The Sorcerer's Apprentice: My life with Carlos Castaneda. Books inscribed by Castaneda are scarce. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 67878

  12. Missale Romanum.
    CATHOLIC CHURCH. Missale Romanum.

    Tours : 1869 & 1875

    A handsomely-bound 19th-century Roman Missal, printed in Tours. It is bound with a copy of the Missal specific to the archdiocese of Tours, which was produced under the supervision of Charles Théodore Colet (1806-1883), who became Archbishop of Tours in 1874.

    Three tipped-in pages from a 1936 Roman Missal, also printed in Tours, indicate that... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 124054

  13. Mandamet der keyserlijker Maiesteit vuytghegeue int laer xlvi.
    CATHOLIC CHURCH. Mandamet der keyserlijker Maiesteit vuytghegeue int laer xlvi.

    New York : 1896

    Limited facsimile edition, one of 100 copies, of the 1546 edition of the Index Expurgatorius. The 1546 edition was published in Brussels by the Faculty of Theology at the University of Leuven on the orders of Charles V and predates the first Roman version of 1557, produced under Pope Paul IV. The Index Expurgatoris was a constantly changing list of... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 122867

  14. North American Indians.
    CATLIN, George. North American Indians.

    Edinburgh : 1926

    A handsomely produced edition, scarce in the dust jackets. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 121781

  15. Cyprus:
    CESNOLA, General Louis Palma Di. Cyprus:

    London : 1877

    First edition of this controversial work on Cypriot antiques by Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1832-1904) an Italian-American soldier, diplomat, and amateur archaeologist. He was United States consul at Larnaca in Cyprus from 1865 to 1877, a time during which he carried out extensive excavations and uncovered a large quantity of antiquities. The collection... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 132949

  16. Papers relating to a bank of credit upon land security proposed to the Parliament of Scotland.
    CHAMBERLEN, Hugh. Papers relating to a bank of credit upon land security proposed to the Parliament of Scotland.

    [Edinburgh : 1693]

    One of two editions, this a quarto of eight pages, the other a folio of 20 pages, without established priority. Part of the series of publications in which Chamberlen promoted his land bank scheme, which he first proposed in 1690. England had by this stage rejected his proposals, and so he turned to Scotland, which would also reject them, as too would... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135255

  17. Official Christmas card.
    CHARLES, Prince of Wales, & Diana, Princess of Wales. Official Christmas card.

    [1991]

    The official Christmas card of Prince Charles and Princes Diana for the year 1991, with the autopen signatures of both, retaining the original envelope, as sent to Mrs. P. A. Cruickshank, with the Buckingham Palace postal stamp dated 16 December 1991. Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 139083

  18. Traité des finances et de la fausse monnoie des Romains, auquel on a joint une dissertation sur la maniere de discerner les médailles antiques d'avec les contrefaites.
    CHASSEPOL, Francois de. Traité des finances et de la fausse monnoie des Romains, auquel on a joint une dissertation sur la maniere de discerner les médailles antiques d'avec les contrefaites.

    Paris : 1740

    First edition of this study of counterfeit money among the Romans, with advice to contemporary numismatic collectors. An English edition followed in 1741. Library Hub lists copies in four British institutions. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 127721

  19. Études de chiffres arabes,
    CHAUVIN, Léon. Études de chiffres arabes,

    Paris : 1845

    First and only edition, uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at BnF, Oxford, Tel Aviv, University of California, Swiss National Library, and Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. An interesting study of the morphology of Arab numerals with reference to calligraphy, illustrated with a series of elegant proportional studies lithographed by Villain,... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 90010

  20. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:
    CHEVANES, Jacques de. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:

    Lyons : 1671

    First edition, a reply to Gabriel Naudé's sceptical Apologie pour tous les grands personnages, qui ont été faussement soupçonnés de magie, recently republished in 1669.

    Jacques de Chevanes (c.1608-1678) of Autun had personal experience of a witch-hunt in Burgundy in 1648/9, and the present work includes extracts from a 1670 interview with... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 84955

  21. The Book of Common Prayer,
    CHIVERS BINDING - BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Book of Common Prayer,

    Oxford : [c.1900]

    A lovely example of Chivers's binding style utilising both their elegantly gilt-tooled morocco and hand-painted "vellucent" styles, including choice use of mother of pearl for the crucifix. This handsome copy of the Book of Common Prayer was evidently bound for presentation, with an ink gift inscription from an "Isabel" from her uncle on the binder's... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 139472

  22. 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

  23. The remonstrance of the Generall Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland to His Maiestie.
    CHURCH OF SCOTLAND. The remonstrance of the Generall Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland to His Maiestie.

    London : 1645

    First edition. The Kirk's remonstrance professes allegiance to the crown, but calls on Charles I to repent before God for "shedding the blood of many thousands of your majesties best subjects, for your permitting the masse and other idolatory... for your not punishing of public scandals and much prophanes in and about your court, for the shutting of... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135462

  24. 138392
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.

    London : 1956-58

    First edition of the Chartwell Edition, the first illustrated edition of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States, the second overall.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138392

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

    London, : 1938

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

    Stock Code: 137946

  26. 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

  27. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1899

    First edition, first impression, second state (with the inverted comma inserted after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE' on p. 459 of the second volume). Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898). "Overcoming the objections of Kitchener, the commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force, Churchill obtained a temporary... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 137018

  28. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1899

    First edition, first impression, second state (with the inverted comma inserted after THE 'LONDON GAZETTE' on p. 459 of the second volume). Churchill's second book, preceded only by The Story of the Malakand Field Force (1898). "Overcoming the objections of Kitchener, the commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force, Churchill obtained a temporary... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 137021

  29. The Island Race.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Island Race.

    London : 1964

    First edition thus; superbly bound. The Island Race is an abridgement, by Timothy Baker, of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 115700

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

    London : 1956-8

    First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's great history of Britain, the British Empire, and the United States.

    Churchill began his history during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until the latter 1950s, after his final retirement as Prime Minister. The events of the Second World War, the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 140946

  31. Marlborough.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough.

    London : 1933-1938

    First editions, first impressions, in a handsome binding. "Marlborough: his Life and Times took its place at once among the classics of historical writing. As the story of his ancestor's leadership of a grand alliance to prevent the domination of the continent by a single power, it was also a source of inspiration to Churchill in his campaign against... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139225

  32. The Story of the Malakand Field Force.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Story of the Malakand Field Force.

    London, New York & Bombay : 1898

    First edition, first state without errata slip, home issue in the "apple green cloth" (Woods), which is particularly prone to fading and mottling. This an exceptionally nice copy, Langworth noting that "truly fine copies are extreme rarities, and even those with routine wear and tear are difficult to find". This copy with an excellent military provenance,... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 138593

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

    New York : 1958-1964

    A handsomely bound set of the American edition of Churchill's great history (composed of later printings, first published 1956-1958). Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 137378

  34. 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

  35. Ian Hamilton's March.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Ian Hamilton's March.

    London : 1900

    First edition, first impression, the second of Churchill's two books describing his daring exploits during the South African War. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 130543

  36. Savrola.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Savrola.

    1900

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 122891

  37. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [c.1939]

    Three journalistic pieces attesting to Churchill's prodigious output during the 1930s, when he lived by his writing and when "many subjects were grist to his tireless mill. Apart from anything else, he had no Cabinet salary after 1929 and it was largely his journalism that enabled him to maintain his comfortable standard of living. He therefore accepted... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 121598

  38. The Collected Essays.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Collected Essays.

    London : 1976

    First editions, first impressions, one of 3,000 sets, originally issued only to owners of the Centenary edition of the Collected Works, and available in either full vellum or the present binding. Contents include Churchill's periodical contributions as well as his prefaces and introductions to works by other authors. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 129555

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

    London : 1956-8

    First editions, first impressions. Churchill began his history of the British Empire and the United States during his period in the political wilderness in the early 1930s, but did not complete it until after his retirement in the late 1950s. The events of the Second World War, the major interruption in the writing process, had reconfirmed his belief... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 128999

  40. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    1902

    Second edition, revised, first one volume edition. 1000 copies printed on the 15th October, 1902. The text had been revised considerably, and a new chapter added describing the ultimate destruction of the Khalifa and the end of the war. Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 37120

  41. Three typescript articles:
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:

    [late 1930s]

    There has been considerable recent interest in Churchill's essay "Are We Alone in the Universe?" In an article for Nature, astrophysicist Mario Livio describes his visit to the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, when "director Timothy Riley thrust a typewritten essay by Churchill into my hands. In the 11-page article, 'Are We Alone in... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 121591

  42. The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.

    London : 1948

    First and only edition, with the limitation statement: "twenty-four copies printed on hand-made paper for presentation to His Majesty the King, the Library of the House of Commons and those who took part in the ceremony". Library Hub shows just five locations in the UK: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, and Chartwell; WorldCat adds Houghton Library,... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 102752

  43. The Island Race.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Island Race.

    London : 1964

    First edition thus, an abridgement by Timothy Baker of the four volumes of Churchill's History of the English-Speaking Peoples. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 111644

  44. [The Second World War, in Danish] Den Anden Verdenskrig.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Danish] Den Anden Verdenskrig.

    Copenhagen : 1948-54

    First Danish editions, inscribed by the author, vol. 1 "For Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1949", vol. 2 signed and dated 1949, vol. 3 and 5 signed "WSChurchill", vol. 4 inscribed "For Emery Reves from Winston S. Churchill, 1951", vol. 6 signed and dated 1955. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 35025

  45. [The Second World War, in Swedish] Andra Världskriget.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Swedish] Andra Världskriget.

    Stockholm : 1948-54

    First editions in Swedish, volumes I, III, and VI only of the complete set. Each volume inscribed by Churchill on the half-title. Volume I: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill 1948 for Emery Reves"; Volume III signed and dated 1950; Volume VI signed and dated 1955. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 35023

  46. [The Second World War, in Italian] La Seconda Guerra Mondiale.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Italian] La Seconda Guerra Mondiale.

    Verona : 1948

    First Italian editions, limited issue, first two volumes only of the complete set, number 12 of 30 numbered sets signed by the publisher of a print-run of just 1030, this copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent in vol. I: "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948".

    From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 35016

  47. [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

  48. [The Second World War, Brazilian] A Segunda Guerra Mundial.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, Brazilian] A Segunda Guerra Mundial.

    São Paulo : 1948-54

    First Brazilian editions, eight of the ten volumes signed or inscribed by Winston Churchill.

    In fact what is here is: "Volumes I to IV in 6 parts, Volumes III and IV are in two parts each, and volume VI which is in two parts, a total of 8 parts. So we are lacking Volume V, presumed to be in two parts. There are also unsigned duplicates of Volumes... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 33676

  49. The River War.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The River War.

    London : 1902

    New and revised edition. "Overcoming the objections of Kitchener, the commander-in-chief of the expeditionary force, Churchill obtained a temporary posting with the 21st lancers, and arrived in the Sudan in time to take part in the celebrated cavalry charge at the battle of Omdurman (2 September 1898), in which the regiment galloped by accident into... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 33021

  50. Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. & Clementine. Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.

    3 February 1948 and 14 March 1948

    Winston Churchill writes to invite his fellow Conservative MP Arthur Vere Harvey to a parliamentary luncheon: "Dear Harvey, I am asking a few of my Parliamentary colleagues to luncheon on Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m., and I should be so glad if you could come. Yours sincerely Winston S. Churchill".

    Clementine Churchill wrote the following... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 137038

  51. National Demonstration in Favour of Land & Housing Reform,
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. (contrib.) National Demonstration in Favour of Land & Housing Reform,

    London : 1907

    First edition, bound in a volume entitled Pamphlets and Leaflets for 1907. Churchill, as Under-Secretary for the Colonies, addressed the mass meeting of 4,000 held at the Drury Lane Theatre, chaired by Sir John Dickson-Poynder, Chairman of the Select Committee on Rural Housing. The Churchillian tone is readily discernible: "We have before us a serious... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 133385

  52. Winston S. Churchill.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. - CHURCHILL, Randolph S., & Martin Gilbert. Winston S. Churchill.

    London : 1966-88

    First editions, first impressions, in handsome Bayntun-Riviere bindings. This set was collected by and bound for Alan Keith McMillan, with his armorial bookplate to each front pastedown. Over 22 years, McMillan purchased each volume new and had them uniformly bound by Bayntun-Riviere, neatly recording the purchase price, binding cost, and his acquisition... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 137897

  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. Le Prénom de Dieu.
    CIXOUS, Hélène. Le Prénom de Dieu.

    Paris : 1967

    First trade edition, service de presse copy. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "Pour Raymond Federman avec amitîé Hélène Cixous". The recipient was French-American novelist, essayist and Beckett critic Raymond Federman (1928-2009), who edited a number of Cixous's critical essays on Beckett. At the time of the inscription... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 61763

  55. The History Of The Rebellion And Civil Wars In England.
    CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History Of The Rebellion And Civil Wars In England.

    Oxford : 1819

    A very pleasing library set of Clarendon's History, which was "the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English" (ODNB) when first published in Oxford in 1702-3, and remained a staple of all libraries for long after. This set was in the library of the Carleton-Cowper family at Carleton Hall, near Penrith, Cumbria: the house... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 114062

  56. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland,
    CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland,

    London : 1720

    First edition. Clarendon's account of the events in Ireland after the death of Charles I, the supplement to his famous History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (1702-4), had previously circulated in manuscript only. Edward Hyde (as he then was) was a close personal friend and political ally of the first duke of Ormond (1610-1688), leader of... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 134528

  57. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.
    CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.

    Oxford : 1807

    Large paper issue - Lowndes notes that only 50 such sets were printed - of this very appealing Oxford edition presented here in a choice Regency binding. First published between 1702 and 1707 (with the first octavo edition appearing in 1705-06) Clarendon's great History has "remained in the mind because of his literary achievementthe fashioning of the... Learn More
    £1,875.00

    Stock Code: 106106

  58. An Impartial History of the Naval Military and Political Events in Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Entrance of the Allies in Paris,
    CLARKE, Hewson. An Impartial History of the Naval Military and Political Events in Europe from the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Entrance of the Allies in Paris,

    Bungay : 1815

    First edition. A truly remarkable survival, a full set of this compendious popular history retaining throughout the flimsy wraps from the original part issue. The work covers the period from the decay and collapse of the Ancien Régime to the Fall of Bonaparte, well-illustrated with portraits from drawings by the skilled copyist Matthew Shepperson and... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 130348

  59. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
    CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.

    London : 1809

    First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for". Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.

    John McArthur, a former naval purser, had served... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 72337

  60. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.
    CLARKE, James Stanier, & John McArthur. The Life of Admiral Lord Nelson, K.B. From His Lordship's Manuscripts.

    London : 1809

    First edition of "one of the main foundation stones of the Nelson legend" (Cannadine, p. 99); Lowndes notes that "1200 copies were subscribed for", this a handsome copy with an appealing maritime provenance. Clarke and McArthur's book is fittingly handsome, being printed by Thomas Bensley, one of the best printers of the day, on superior quality paper.... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 46705

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