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  1. Views of the Forts of Bhurtpoore & Weire.
    ABBOTT, George. Views of the Forts of Bhurtpoore & Weire.

    London : 1827

    First and sole edition of this scarce and attractive celebratory record of the Siege of Bharatpur (December-January 1825-6). An online search of institutional libraries cites British Library, Yale, Library of Congress, and Brown University only. Just 126 copies were taken by 71 subscribers, with 40 going to the East India Company and 4 to the British... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 131921

  2. Captain Sweet's Views of South Australia.
    SWEET, Samuel White. Captain Sweet's Views of South Australia.

    Adelaide : [c.1884]

    Superb lifetime album of fully-captioned photographs of remarkable depth and clarity by the pioneering photographer of Australia Captain Samuel White Sweet (1825-1886), presenting a generous panorama of his art in prints reflecting the civic pride of the city of Adelaide through its many fine buildings, alongside the landscape of South Australia captured... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 129596

  3. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:
    BIRD, James. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:

    Bombay : 1847

    First and sole edition. An important early work in the transmission of information about the celebrated Buddhist caves of western India, which Bird saw as repositories of universal value, mindful of "the duty imposed on us, as a nation, to preserve these relics of ancient art". Inevitably scarce, as just 59 subscribers contributed towards the expense... Learn More
    £6,250.00

    Stock Code: 129805

  4. Letters:
    STARK, Freya. Letters:

    Wiltshire : 1974-82

    Complete set of first editions, first impressions, each volume inscribed by the author to Jean Gunn and her husband William (except 4 and 7, which were added to the set at a later date). Jean Gunn was a close and dear friend of Stark's later years. Her husband, William Gunn, was the founder of the European Centre for Disaster Medicine and author of... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 127604

  5. Serindia.
    STEIN, M. Aurel. Serindia.

    Oxford : 1921

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

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

    Stock Code: 125986

  6. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.
    WEST, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.

    London : 1941

    First edition, first impression, inscribed on the half-title of volume I: "With much gratitude to Yvonne Ffrench from Rebecca West, 1942". Inscribed copies are far from common, this set offering a pleasing association with a recognised woman writer.

    Ffrench was the author of well-received biographies of Sarah Siddons, Mrs Gaskell, Ouida, and... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 124556

  7. Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie:
    DU CAMP, Maxime. Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie:

    Paris : 1852

    Extremely rare first edition complete, illustrated with 125 salt prints from wet paper negatives mounted one to a page. Du Camp's monumental work was the first archaeological survey to be extensively illustrated with photographs.

    A young man of independent means, Du Camp took up photography in 1849 in preparation for his second journey to North... Learn More
    £300,000.00

    Stock Code: 124632

  8. Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall, K.C.B. Overland from India.
    HANSON, James, Captain. Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall, K.C.B. Overland from India.

    London : 1820

    First and only edition of this engaging and highly elusive account. Hanson, described on the title page as "Late Assistant Quarter-Master-General with the Field Army of the Madras Establishment", acted as ADC to Sir Miles Nightingall, commander-in-chief of the Bombay Army, on his return home from India in 1819.

    The party sailed on the East Indiaman... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 124141

  9. Essay towards a Dictionary, Tibetan and English. Prepared, with the Assistance of Bandé Sangs-Rgyas Phun-Tschogs, a learned La'ma of Zangska'r, during a Residence at Kanam, in the Hima'laya Mountains, on the Confines of India and Tibet. 1827-1830.
    KORÖSI CSOMA, Sandór. Essay towards a Dictionary, Tibetan and English. Prepared, with the Assistance of Bandé Sangs-Rgyas Phun-Tschogs, a learned La'ma of Zangska'r, during a Residence at Kanam, in the Hima'laya Mountains, on the Confines of India and Tibet. 1827-1830.

    Calcutta : 1834

    First editions of the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar, remarkably scarce in commerce, with one copy only of the Dictionary appearing on auction records (2007) and just two complete copies of the Grammar (1955 and 1998). This set has an excellent provenance: from the library of Thomas Herbert Lewin (1839-1916), army officer and frontier... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 122418

  10. Address Given at the Memorial Service for Ian Fleming. St Bartholomew the Great.
    FLEMING, Ian - PLOMER, William. Address Given at the Memorial Service for Ian Fleming. St Bartholomew the Great.

    Westerham : 1964

    First edition, limited hardcover issue, one of 50 copies. An address given at the memorial for Ian Fleming, by the South African poet and novelist William Plomer. Plomer had been a publisher's reader for Jonathan Cape from 1937; he was instrumental in the publication of Fleming's work and the dedicatee of Goldfinger. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 121002

  11. A Picture of St. Petersburgh,
    RUSSIA; St Petersburg - MORNAY (illus.) A Picture of St. Petersburgh,

    London : 1815

    First edition, "one of the most beautiful plate books of St. Petersburg" (Bobins Collection), offering a wonderfully evocative picture of the city in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, issued during the lifetime of one of its most famous inhabitants, Alexander Pushkin.

    Published at 6 guineas coloured, this is a superb record of the city of Peter... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 120459

  12. Clovis Dardentor.
    VERNE, Jules. Clovis Dardentor.

    London : 1897

    First English edition, first impression, of this Verne caper first published in French in the previous year. This is an exceptionally nice copy in the scarce green variant cloth. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 116440

  13. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 a 1794.
    VIANA, Francisco Xavier de. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 a 1794.

    Cerrito de la Victoria [Montevideo] : 1849

    First and only edition of one of the rarest Pacific voyages, the great Spanish scientific expedition under the Italian-born Alessandro Malaspina, 1789 to 1794, throughout the Pacific, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska, then across to the Philippines, with stops in Australia and New Zealand.... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 113859

  14. Two Years Before the Mast.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); DANA, Richard Henry. Two Years Before the Mast.

    London and Glasgow : [1904]

    First edition, first impression. A stunning copy of this book which was produced cheaply and most often seen in a tired state. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 113086

  15. Voyage pittoresque au Lac de Garda ou Benaco.
    WETZEL, Johann Jakob. Voyage pittoresque au Lac de Garda ou Benaco.

    Zurich : 1824

    First edition of this rare suite of plates with superb contemporary hand-colouring, executed with enormous subtlety and exhibiting a beautiful gradation of tone. Wetzel (1781-1834) was one of the leading Swiss landscape painters of the Romantic era, the popularity of whose work meant that a "whole staff of aquatint engravers was employed in imitating... Learn More
    £30,000.00

    Stock Code: 111172

  16. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,
    BRUCE, James. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,

    Edinburgh : 1790

    First edition of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB), this set untrimmed and uncommon thus. "Although the Nile was Bruce's main objective, as a polyglot, diplomat, artist, and amateur scientist, he imagined advancing all areas of learning, and in many ways he succeeded. He recorded detailed descriptions of the people,... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 107966

  17. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
    DAVIES, Jonathan Ceredig. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.

    Llanddewi Brefi : 1927

    A Herculean labour of love: one of 70 copies only, printed for private circulation by the author in his old age at his own printing-press. This copy inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece and forwarded to his cousin, the Hon. Dan W. Williams of Jackson, Ohio. Davies's memoirs comprise his journeys to Patagonia and Australia.... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 93335

  18. "Year Without Spring."
    BRIGGS, Ernest. "Year Without Spring."

    1942

    Compelling and highly-readable epistolary account of army service in Papua New Guinea by the Australian poet, broadcaster and music critic, Ernest Briggs (1905-1967), the letters being addressed to the pianist Harriet Cohen (1895-1967), acclaimed particularly as an interpreter of Bach. The work is unpublished and the only other copy traced is in the... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 93902

  19. Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
    JAMAICA; AMERICAN JUDAICA. Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:

    Kingston : 1781

    This extremely scarce almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, the names of the holidays and the months printed in both English and Hebrew types. This page represents one of the very earliest specimens of Hebrew type in a publication produced in the Western Hemisphere intended for the use of Jews.

    The calendar appears on the... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 82190

  20. Across Unknown South America.
    SAVAGE-LANDOR, A. Henry. Across Unknown South America.

    London : 1913

    First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the first blank of volume I, "To Sir George Lewis, Bart. with sincere regards of Henry Savage-Landor, London Oct. 3 1918"; Lewis (1868-1927), second of the Lewis baronets of Portland Place and The Danish Pavilion, practiced as a solicitor. This copy presented in the luxurious and highly... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 79167

  21. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
    BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:

    London : 1806

    First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."

    "The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 81263

  22. Views in Greece, from drawings.
    DODWELL, Edward. Views in Greece, from drawings.

    London : 1821

    First edition of one of the most spectacular aquatint travel books of its era, with hand-colouring justifiably puffed by the publisher as "from the original drawings in the best manner"; Abbey describes as "outstanding" those plates engraved and coloured by Robert Havell, who came from a distinguished family of artists. Copies in the original parts... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 67038

  23. Southern Tibet:
    HEDIN, Sven. Southern Tibet:

    Stockholm : 1916-22

    First and only edition. "The most important and comprehensive collection of material relating to Tibet up to the date of publication. Not only does it include detailed accounts of Transhimalaya, the Karakoram, Chang Tang and Lake Manasarowar regions, but also in-depth studies of previous explorers of the region, and a particularly important collection... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 75196

  24. The Unknown Horn of Africa:
    JAMES, F. L. The Unknown Horn of Africa:

    London : 1888

    First edition of this important monograph, a truly superior copy of a book often found in calamitous condition. "The coloured plates of birds in the more scarce first issue are especially handsome" (Czech). While not in the red pictorial cloth, all other signs are that this is a first issue; the colouring of the plates is particularly skilful.

    Frank... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 60741

  25. Voyages … par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales.
    DE BRUYN, Cornelius. Voyages … par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales.

    Amsterdam : 1718

    First edition in French of one of the principal accounts of Russia published during the 18th century and certainly one of the most lavishly illustrated; it was originally issued in Dutch (Amsterdam, 1711). It is of note that De Bruyn was "far more concerned" than other visitors to Russia, "to describe the Russian built environment in detail, both verbally... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 61428

  26. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.
    BURTON, Richard F. Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po. By a F.R.G.S.

    London : 1863

    First edition of Burton's scathing account of his period as a consular official in west Africa; "the views he expressed were so harsh and controversial... that the book was originally published anonymously" (Kennedy, p. 134). This a really superior copy in the original cloth.

    "Newly married and needing employment, Burton approached the Foreign... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 45033

  27. 147848
    EVANS, Idrisyn O. The World of To-morrow.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, a very nice copy of this scarce and fragile publication, which is particularly notable for the experimental binding, printed on translucent cellulose acetate, or "Rhodoïd".

    The design of the binding (the "Neo-Nevett Tape-Slot") was created in anticipation of future book products, and was intended to be a "much... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 147848

  28. 147939
    BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.); MALORY, Sir Thomas. Le Morte d'Arthur.

    London : 1893

    First edition, one of 1,500 unnumbered ordinary paper copies (from a total edition of 1,800), bound to imitate the vellum binding which was reserved for the additional 300 large paper copies, and accompanied by the Le Morte D'Arthur Portfolio, number 69 of 300 copies. The portfolio includes eleven illustrations that had been omitted from the first edition,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 147939

  29. 146887
    FITZGERALD, Zelda. Save Me the Waltz.

    New York : 1932

    First edition, first printing, rarely found in such nice condition. Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 146887

  30. 146901
    GRAY, Thomas. Poems.

    London : 1768

    First collected edition, handsomely bound. It includes some of Gray's most popular works, such as "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College", and collects poems from Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1751), Designs by Mr. Bentley, for Six Poems by Mr. T. Gray (1753) and Odes, by Mr. Gray, Printed at Strawberry Hill (1757).

    For the present... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 146901

  31. 146903
    DAVID, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking.

    London : 1951

    First edition, first impression, an unusually nice copy of the author's landmark second book, written while post-war rationing was still in force, with an attractive souvenir of one of her circuits gastronomiques: it includes, loosely inserted, David's own Michelin map of Lyon, annotated "1965 ED" on the front cover.

    Elizabeth David (1913-1992)... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 146903

  32. 147220comp
    KNOX LITTLE, William John. The Threshold of the Unseen.

    London : 1913

    First edition, first impression, signed in pencil to the title page by the author, "W. J. Knox-Little", a pencil ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, "Andrew Soutflower 1913", and a note in ink by Soutflower to the dedication page, "Canon Knox-Little told me that the apparitions stated in 'The Waif from the Waves' had happened to him, Andrew... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 147220

  33. 147258
    GURNEY, Edmund, Frederick W. H. Myers, and Frank Podmore (eds.) Phantasms of the Living.

    Trübner : 1886

    First edition, from the library of the Swedish headquarters of the theosophical society the Universal Brotherhood, with neat marginal marks to the introduction of the first volume. The present work is one of the most significant documents of the emergent Victorian field of psychical research.

    Gurney and Myers were founding members of the Society... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 147258

  34. 147277
    DE MORGAN, Sophia Elizabeth, as C. D. From Matter to Spirit.

    London : 1863

    First edition of this vividly written and meticulous account of spiritualist practice and ghostly interactions, which became one of the foundational texts of the British spiritualist movement. It is uncommon in the first edition, and this is a particularly attractive example.

    Sophia de Morgan (1809-1892) was a social activist, spiritualist, and... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 147277

  35. Single & Single.
    LE CARRÉ, John. Single & Single.

    London : 1999

    First edition, first impression. Single & Single was le Carré's seventeenth novel. Learn More
    £25.00

    Stock Code: 147592

  36. Collection of 9 Foreign Office Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports.
    CRETE. Collection of 9 Foreign Office Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports.

    London : 1886 - 1912

    Extremely scarce: a substantial run of Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports relating to Crete, issued by the Foreign Office at a turbulent period when the island was emerging from Ottoman control; those for the period 1901-04 published in an edition of 1,400 copies each, the last four years in tiny print runs of between 75 and 90 copies only.

    This... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 146336

  37. 146535comp
    FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will.

    London : 1913

    First edition, first impression, of Frost's first published book, an exceptional presentation copy, inscribed by him to fellow Dymock poet Wilfrid W. Gibson on the front free endpaper, "W.W.G. from R.F. Sept. 1913", perhaps on the occasion they first met, when Frost gave a poetry reading at Harold Monro's newly-opened Poetry Bookshop.

    When A... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 146535

  38. Watercolour book of Australian Flowers.
    MANNING, Azelia Helena. Watercolour book of Australian Flowers.

    Davilak, Fremantle : c. 1891

    A stunning album of highly accurate watercolour flowers, with the occasional butterfly, done by Azelia Helena Manning, with her decorative ownership inscription to the front pastedown. The album provides a rich sample of the flora of coastal west Australia. The album is a charming example of the hobbies undertaken by young middle-class women at this... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 146607

  39. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Game.
    DAHL, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: A Game.

    [New York] : 1978

    First edition, first printing. The board game is based on Dahl's classic story, designed using the artwork by by Joseph Schindelman for the first edition (1964).

    The snakes-and-ladders-style board game is designed for five players, who compete to reach the television room. The game's designer, Sid Sackson (1920-2002), was an American writer,... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 146630

  40. 146789comp
    LOWELL, Amy; and others. Some Imagist Poets.

    Boston & New York : 1915

    First edition, first printing, inscribed by Lowell on the front free endpaper in the month of publication: "Elsie, with lots of love from Amy. April. 1915."

    Some Imagist Poets was edited by Lowell and published a year after the first Imagist anthology, Ezra Pound's Des Imagistes. In her preface, Lowell describes how her intentions as an Imagist... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 146789

  41. Purchas his Pilgrimes.
    PURCHAS, Samuel. Purchas his Pilgrimes.

    London : 1625-6

    First edition of Purchas his Pilgrimes, with the preferred fourth edition of the Pilgrimage; together this is the desired state of the complete set of Purchas's important collection of travel and exploration narratives from ancient times up to and including the recent accounts of Virginia by John Smith.

    The Pilgrimes was conceived as a continuation... Learn More
    £125,000.00

    Stock Code: 146860

  42. Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit einer Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter.
    BOLZANO, Bernard. Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit einer Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter.

    Sulzbach : 1837

    First edition of this masterwork by Bolzano, "a towering figure in the epistemology, logic, and methodology of the first half of the nineteenth century" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy I, p. 338).

    Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) was a Roman Catholic priest and professor of the philosophy of religion at the University of Prague. "If there is any one predecessor... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 146120

  43. Egypt under Mehemet Ali.
    PÜCKLER-MUSKAU, Hermann von. Egypt under Mehemet Ali.

    London : 1845

    First edition of Lloyd's decidedly uncommon translation of a typically entertaining and sharp-eyed narrative by the German count Hermann von Pückler-Muskau, "one of the most interesting travelers of this period" (Blackmer); of the two other copies that have appeared at auction, neither were in the original cloth, as here, including the Blackmer-Winterton... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 146172

  44. Memoirs,
    STANHOPE, Lady Hester. Memoirs,

    London : 1846

    First edition of Travels, with the second edition of Memoirs, published in the same year. This is a handsomely bound copy of the chief authorities for the life of the most extraordinary woman traveller of the 19th century.

    A niece of William Pitt, Lady Stanhope (1776-1839) left England in 1810 with Charles Meryon, a young doctor she had engaged... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 146264

  45. 146293
    POWER, Sarah, as Thomas Slaney Wilmot. Gleams of Light and Glimpses thro' the Rift.

    London : 1893

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

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

    Stock Code: 146293

  46. An Analysis of One Hundred Voyages to and from India, China &c.,
    WISE, Henry. An Analysis of One Hundred Voyages to and from India, China &c.,

    London : 1839

    First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the Governor of Bombay, "The Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, with the author's respects", with Elphinstone's subsequent Carberry Tower library label to the front pastedown. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was a Scottish statesman and historian appointed to the civil... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 146318

  47. Kazakstan v tsifrah. Statisticheskiy dvukhnedelnik kazstatupravleniya No. 6-7
    VASILIEV, N.E., M.N.Volkov & V.I. Dobrovolskiy. Kazakstan v tsifrah. Statisticheskiy dvukhnedelnik kazstatupravleniya No. 6-7

    Alma-Ata : 1928

    Extremely rare issue of the official journal of the Kazakh Statistical Department offering the first detailed description of Alma-Ata as the capital: "because of the recent move of the capital and the lack of any standardized information on Alma-Ata from the statistical, economic and historical points of view, we have decided to dedicate this enlarged... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145808

  48. Slovar Russko-kirgizkiy [The Russian-Kazakh dictionary].
    KAZAKHSTAN. Slovar Russko-kirgizkiy [The Russian-Kazakh dictionary].

    Orenburg : 1894

    Extremely rare first edition of the first Russian-Kazakh dictionary, confusingly using the ambiguous contemporary Russian designation "kirgizy", printed employing the alphabet developed by the important Kazakh educator Ibray Altynsarin (1841-1889), the lexicon collected by famous Russian turkologist and missionary Nikolay Ilminskiy (1822-1892).

    During... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145822

  49. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,
    WILSON, John, of the Scottish Mission, Bombay. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,

    Bombay : 1832

    First edition of this uncommon and confrontational tract by the eminent Scottish missionary and orientalist John Wilson (1804-1875), a reply to the Hindu theologian Mora Bhatta Dandekara's Hindudharmasthapana (Vindication of Hindu Religion), published in Marathi and translated here by way of preface; part of a fascinating print war between the two men.... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 145823

  50. 145924
    MOBERLY, Charlotte Anne & Eleanor Jourdain, as Elizabeth Morison & Frances Lamont. An Adventure.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression, and extremely uncommon thus; an unexpected sensation the book ran to four impression in three months, the first print run notably small. Published anonymously the identities of the authors of this controversial work, perhaps the most famous "time slip" case in the literature, were not made public until 1931.

    In... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145924

  51. Journal of a Nine Months' Residence in Siam.
    TOMLIN, Jacob. Journal of a Nine Months' Residence in Siam.

    London : 1831

    First and sole edition of this extremely uncommon and engaging narrative, presented here nicely in the original boards. Jacob Tomlin, of the London Missionary Society, accompanied the German missionary and civil servant Karl Gützlaff during most of his pioneering visit to Thailand in 1828, when the two men were the first Protestant missionaries to... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 145984

  52. 146069
    EGYPT - BUDGE, E. A. Wallis. Egyptian Antiquities:

    London : 1893

    First edition, limited issue of 200 copies, this copy out-of-series. Sir Ernest Alfred Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum from 1894 to 1924.

    One of the great popularisers of Egyptology around the turn of the 20th century, his translation of the Egyptian Book of the Dead (from the Papyrus... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 146069

  53. Bixby Canyon Ocean Path Word Breeze.
    GINSBERG, Allen. Bixby Canyon Ocean Path Word Breeze.

    New York : 1972

    First edition, first printing, paperbound issue, one of an unknown run, inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Bill Butler, in Sunlight in Brighton July 16, 1973", with his signature beneath his printed name.

    Bill Butler (1934-1977) was a significant figure of the British literary counterculture scene of the 1960s and 1970s, and from... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 145609

  54. Journal of a Visit to Some Parts of Ethiopia.
    WADDINGTON, George, & Rev. Barnard Hanbury. Journal of a Visit to Some Parts of Ethiopia.

    London : 1822

    First edition of this important and engaging travelogue, this copy with a familial presentation inscription to Barnard Hanbury's brother Alfred, as "a token of affection" from members of Waddington's family and dated 1822 (inscription slightly shaved by the binder and the names stubbornly illegible), in a handsome binding by the Cambridge bookbinder... Learn More
    £1,950.00

    Stock Code: 145642

  55. Mountain Dream Tarot.
    NETTLES, Bea. Mountain Dream Tarot.

    Rochester, NY : 1975

    First edition of the first known photographic tarot deck, this set signed by Nettles and dated 1977 to the title card, with the often missing introductory leaflet and loosely inserted note of Nettles's other works. The set is in notably bright condition.

    The idea for the set came to Nettles in 1970 while she was enrolled as a printmaking student... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 145673

  56. A Glossary of Reference, on Subjects Connected with the Far East.
    GILES, Herbert A. A Glossary of Reference, on Subjects Connected with the Far East.

    Hong Kong and Shanghai : 1878

    Scarce first edition, going through two further editions (1886 and 1900); this copy with a fine provenance: from the library of Byron Brenan (1847-1927), British Consul General to Shanghai (1899-1901), with his bold ownership inscription at head of title page. In his Memoirs, Giles refers to Brenan on several occasions and calls him "an excellent speaker... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 145414

  57. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter.
    ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Outdoor Pastimes of an American Hunter.

    New York : 1905

    First edition, first printing, with a typed letter signed from Roosevelt as President to the book's dedicatee, John Burroughs, tipped in at the dedication page, and with the envelope loosely inserted (both White House stationery and dated 11 February 1908).

    Roosevelt's letter reads: "Dear Oom John: the same greeting that Roosevelt uses in the... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 145504

  58. Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, by way of the Simplon:
    SCHOBERL, Frederic. Picturesque Tour from Geneva to Milan, by way of the Simplon:

    London : 1820

    A smart copy, with delicate contemporary hand-colouring and early watermarks, of the first discrete English edition of this beautifully illustrated book; it was originally issued in 1811 as Voyage Pittoresque de Genève à Milan par le Simplon (Paris: Didot) and then by Ackermann between 1818-20 in his monthly magazine, the Repository of Arts.

    The... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 145506

  59. Beowulf.
    HEANEY, Seamus. Beowulf.

    London : 1999

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Heaney's translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, which he dedicated to the memory of Ted Hughes (1930-1998), won the 1999 Whitbread Book of the Year award. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 145566

  60. The Songs of Meleager.
    ROLFE, Frederick, Baron Corvo. The Songs of Meleager.

    London : [1937]

    First edition, first impression, a notably attractive copy. This edition is printed with the English translation alongside the original Greek text. From the library of Hardy Amies, with his neat bookplate to the front pastedown. Amies held the Royal Warrant as dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II, who worked for her from her accession to the throne 1952... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 145607

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