RANSOME, Arthur. Bohemia in London.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, of which 1,250 copies were printed. Bohemia in London, dedicated to fellow novelist M. P. Shiel, was Ransome's first success, based on the author's own experiences in the capital. Library Hub cites copies at only two British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford); well represented internationally on Library Hub,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 143696
ACKERMANN - PAPWORTH, John B. Select Views of London.
London : 1816First edition in book form of this splendid illustrated account of Regency London. Select Views first appeared in Ackermann's Repository of Arts between 1810 and 1815 prior to its publication in the present book-form edition, an edition considered "a vivid testimony of the high standards of this monthly publication" (University of Rochester, online).... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147436
MORRISON, John, & Harold Burdekin. London Night.
London : 1934First edition, first impression, of Morrison and Burdekin's portrayal of the London night in the 1930s, inspired by Braissaï's Paris de nuit of the previous year. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 143863
FLANNER, Janet. London Was Yesterday 1934-1939.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front endpaper. An illustrated collection of Flanner's "Letter From New York" articles for The New Yorker. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 143695
SINCLAIR, Iain. London Orbital.
London : 2002First edition, signed limited issue, number U of 26 copies signed by Sinclair, containing a signed holographic leaf in pocket at the rear, and with an additional chapter at the end. The manuscript leaf is a quotation: "through repetition, the M25 had become familiar and bearable. It had lost its meaning and acquired a soul"; signed and dated in red.
From... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 143139
JACK THE RIPPER. The Graphic. An Illustrated London Newspaper:
London : 1888Half-yearly volume of this popular illustrated paper covering the period of the "Autumn of Terror". Contains nine pieces of relevance: the first notice of the killings is on September 29, "Coroners' Inquests and the Detection of Crime, In the case of the late horrifying murders in Whitechapel, some persons have alleged that the Coroner's Court exceeded... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 121358
SAUNDERS, Ann. The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945
London : 2005First edition. "During the Second World War the War Damage Section of the Architect's Department of the London County Council recorded the degree of damage due to enemy action to buildings across the 117 square miles of the Administrative County of London. Using the relevant sheets of the 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey maps, the Architect's staff hand-coloured... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 104909
McCARTHY, Justin, Mrs. Campbell Praed, & Mortimer Menpes. The Grey River.
London : 1889First and only edition, limited to 230 copies, 30 of them for presentation of which this is one, inked limitation statement verso of the front free endpaper. Handsomely produced paean to the Thames, originally published at 5 guineas. Morgan describes this as Menpes' "first major publishing venture, the first of what was to become a major part of his... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 126134
BRITISH ARMY; HOME GUARD. Record of the Technical Companies of the 40th County of London (G.L.C.C.) Battalion, Home Guard. 1942 - 194
[London : 1945]Fascinating mimeographed report on the Home Guard battalion formed by engineers from the Gas Light and Coke Company in 1942, with a volume of fine photographs. Rare, with no other copy traced in libraries or in commerce, except an ambiguous reference in the National Archives at Kew. After repair work from the Blitz eased off in the autumn of 1941, company... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 116865
GORDON, William John. How London lives.
London : 1890First edition, issued in "The Leisure Hour Library - New Series". "This book is the result of an independent inquiry into many matters of interest concerning the administration of London which have not been dealt with popularly before. It attempts to show how five millions of people are supplied with food; how the streets in which they live are cleansed,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123963
HUGHSON, David. Walks through London,
London : 1817.First edition, large paper issue, of this delightful illustrated guide to Regency London, laid out in eighteen walks around the metropolis. In many ways this is the forerunner of the modern guide book, giving a small map and directions for each perambulation. Hughson also compiled an illustrated history and description of London, issued in parts and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 119726
LONDON TRANSPORT. Appointments for 1936.
London : 1935Appointment book printed by London Transport as a Christmas gift in December 1935. With laid in gift note which reads "London Transport send you every good wish for Christmas and the coming year; and hope you may find this little book an amusing companion as well as a useful one. 55 Broadway, London, S.W.1, December 1935".
Through the photograph... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 116358
BERTRAM, Henry & Martin K. Rodwell. Life Scenes in London.
London : 1880First and only edition, scarce, Library Hub lists just Guildhall, and Bishopsgate libraries, the latter evidently defective of a plate, and a leaf of text, WorldCat adds the Newberry only. "to present to the Public a series of Original Sketches, wedded to amusing, and they trust, not unprofitable letterpress, has been the aim of the Publishers" (Preface).... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 114641
LYSONS, Rev. Daniel. The Environs of London:
London : 1795-1811Large paper edition. The first edition was published in 1792-1800. The principal work of the topographer Daniel Lysons (1762-1834), produced with the keen support of Horace Walpole, to whom the work is dedicated. Many areas which were "environs" to Lysons are now firmly inside London, including Battersea, Bermondsey, Camberwell, Lambeth, Chelsea, Finchley,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 66054