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  1. A Proclamation declaring what Ensign or Colours shall be borne at Sea in Merchant Ships or Vessels, belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging.
    (MARITIME - THE RED ENSIGN.) A Proclamation declaring what Ensign or Colours shall be borne at Sea in Merchant Ships or Vessels, belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging.

    London : 1801

    First edition, a rare survival indeed, a single copy as part of a collection of acts in the library of the University of New Brunswick, otherwise we have been unable to trace another copy of this broadside made for the public dissemination of the stipulations of London Gazette, No. 15324. "On 1 January 1801, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 119991

  2. 109982
    (JAPANESE TEXTILES.) Usu zumi.

    Kyoto : c. 1870

    A stunning design manuscript for early Meiji-era textiles, fan papers and packaging, including stylised landscapes, a composition of silk moths with bobbins and unspooled thread, delicately rendered thistles, a collection of subtly coloured sea shells, cranes emerging from riverside bamboo, and a number of more abstract designs. Delightful collection... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 109982

  3. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.
    (WORLD WAR II.) SHEW, Glenn B. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.

    1943-5

    A small collection of material documenting pilot training and service during World War Two, concluding with combat duty in India and Burma. The miniature format photographs are largely scenes on or around the unit's base in India, and although small reveal considerable detail when viewed under a lens. The larger images include Shew and his colleague... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 113374

  4. History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento  de Gamboa, and The Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo.
    MARKHAM, Sir Clements. History of the Incas by Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa, and The Execution of the Inca Tupac Amaru by Captain Baltasar de Ocampo.

    London : 1907-8

    First editions. "The publication of the text of the Sarmiento manuscript in the Library of Göttingen University, has enabled the Council to present the members of the Hakluyt Society with the most authentic narrative of events connected with the history of the Incas of Peru" (Introduction). The supplement is decidedly uncommon. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 113668

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

    1942

    The typescript gives an epistolary account of the army service of Ernest Briggs (1905-1967), the Australian poet, broadcaster and music critic, in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War, the letters being addressed to the pianist Harriet Cohen.
    The first letter dates from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26 June 1942; the last is dated 22... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 93902

  6. The present State of the Arts in England.
    (SMITH, Adam.) ROUQUET, Jean André. The present State of the Arts in England.

    London : 1755

    First edition in English, originally published in French in 1754, written by the Swiss born artist Jean André Rouquet, friend of Hogarth and David Garrick, who lived in London between 1726 and 1750. A brief preliminary discourse is followed by reviews of the various arts in England, not only dealing with painting, but with sculpture, woodcarving, silk... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 86353

  7. 140893
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Old Man and the Sea.

    London : 1953

    First illustrated edition, the second UK edition overall. Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe (1901-1979) and Raymond Sheppard (1913-1958) were each commissioned to produce illustrations for this edition of The Old Man and the Sea, originally published unillustrated in 1952, however, "these two artists' different interpretations of the story were considered... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140893

  8. 140857
    CROMBIE, Alexander. A Letter to D. Ricardo, Esq.

    London : 1817

    Offprinted from The Pamphleteer, vol. X, 1817; "this is a reprint, with additions, of a pamphlet published in London earlier that year" (Sraffa). Crombie was the dedicatee of Robert Torrens's Essay on Money. "Crombie also contributed articles to the Analytical Review and issued a number of publications addressing themselves to matters of current controversy,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140857

  9. 140853
    TORRENS, Robert. A Letter to the Independent Freemen of the City of Rochester,

    London : 1819

    Second edition (following the first of the same year). "Torrens was politically unorthodox too, as he courted men of all parties to have his economic views pass into public policy. He endorsed Francis Burdett's reform proposals in 1809 and, after failing to win Rochester in June 1818, bore them out in his justificatory Letter to the Freemen" (ODNB).... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 140853

  10. 140855
    TORRENS, Robert. A Paper on the Means of Reducing the Poors Rates,

    London : 1817

    First edition, offprinted from The Pamphleteer, vol. X, 1817. Torrens proposes reforms to the Poor Laws, to the chairman of the committee dedicated to reviewing the Laws, William Sturges Bourne. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 140855

  11. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
    CARROLL, Lewis. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

    New York : 1985

    First Hague illustrated edition, first printing. A beautifully illustrated edition of Carroll's classic. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140850

  12. 140851
    GRAY, Simon. Remarks on the Production of Wealth,

    London : 1820

    First edition, extracted from The Pamphleteer, volume XVII, no XXXIV. In 1815 Simon Gray had published his treatise on population, The Happiness of States, as an open rejection of many of Malthus's principles. Previously Malthus's theories has been broadly accepted without major opposition, but Gray's attack was rapidly followed by other critiques,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 140851

  13. 140852
    (RICARDO, David.) JEMMETT, Henry. Observations on Mr. Ricardo's "Principles of Political Oeconomy and Taxation".

    London : 1826

    First edition of this critique of Ricardo, offprinted from The Pamphleteer, vol. XXVII, number LIII. The author is a stern critic of Ricardo's theory of value, and is in favour of the demand and supply principle as "generally applicable". Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 140852

  14. Addams and Evil.
    ADDAMS, Charles. Addams and Evil.

    London : 1947

    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140841

  15. The Snow Princess.
    SANDERSON, Ruth. The Snow Princess.

    New York : 2004

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Sanderson on the title page. Elaborately illustrated story inspired by Russian fairy tales character Snegurochka, or Snow Maiden. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140843

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    (TOLKIEN, J. R. R.) CARTER, Lin. Middle Earth:

    New York : 1977

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Wenzel on the half-title: "Best wishes, David Wenzel" together with an original portrait of a dwarf. Wenzel would later illustrate Chuck Dixon's graphic novel adaptation of The Hobbit (Eclipse Comics, 1989-90). Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140844

  17. Michael Hague's Family Christmas Treasury.
    HAGUE, Michael. Michael Hague's Family Christmas Treasury.

    New York : 1995

    First edition, first printing. Signed by Hague on the title page. An anthology of Christmas themed texts, carols, and poems. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140845

  18. Children In Exile.
    FENTON, James. Children In Exile.

    Edinburgh : 1983

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140847

  19. The Complete Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Complete Works.

    London : 1965

    Attractively bound copy of Shakespeare's works. This is a reprint of the large format Oxford Standard Authors edition on India paper, first published in 1954. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140848

  20. A Narrative of the Events which have taken place in France,
    WILLIAMS, Helen Maria. A Narrative of the Events which have taken place in France,

    London : 1815

    First edition of this interestingly balanced account of Napoleon's France in its final phase, as witnessed by the poet and novelist Helen Maria Williams (1759-1827), a liberal Englishwoman who lived in Paris from 1790, witnessing (at first with great enthusiasm, later with dismay) the whole course of the French revolution and the rise and fall of Napoleon,... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140833

  21. 140838
    BATEMAN, H. M. The M.F.H. Who Ran Riot.

    London : [c.1930]

    A charming cartoon advertisement for Moss Bros. illustrated by the prolific British cartoonist Henry Mayo Bateman (1887-1970). The cartoon follows a Master of Fox Hounds who is so outraged by "certain eccentricities in the appearance of his field" that he cancels the hunt until the participants can visit a Moss Bros. store to be properly attired.
    Bateman's... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140838

  22. The Groaning Board.
    ADDAMS, Charles. The Groaning Board.

    London : 1964

    First UK edition, first impression, of this compilation of Addams' cartoons. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140839

  23. The Charles Addams Mother Goose.
    ADDAMS, Charles. The Charles Addams Mother Goose.

    London : 1967

    First UK edition, first impression of the renowned cartoonist's take on these traditional nursery rhymes. Originally published in the US earlier the same year. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140840

  24. Poetry for Supper.
    THOMAS, R. S. Poetry for Supper.

    London : 1958

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140815

  25. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age.
    SELLAR, W. Y. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age.

    Oxford : 1899

    Handsomely bound copy of this overview of Roman poetry. Sellar's works, including "The Roman Poets of the Republic (1863), The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil (1877), and Horace and the Elegiac Poets, edited by W. P. Ker (1892) were all remarkable examples of sound and sensitive literary criticism" (ODNB). Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 140818

  26. Mozart:
    EINSTEIN, Alfred. Mozart:

    London : 1946

    Handsomely bound copy of this biography of Mozart by the German-American musicologist Alfred Einstein. Einstein served served as an editor of the third, fourth and fifth editions of the Köchel catalogue. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140820

  27. When We Were Very Young.
    MILNE, A. A. When We Were Very Young.

    London : 1927

    An attractively bound copy of the children's classic, first published in 1924. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 140821

  28. 140807
    FRAZIER, Charles. Cold Mountain.

    New York : 1997

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140807

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    FENTON, James. The Memory of War.

    Edinburgh : 1982

    First edition, first impression. Signed by Fenton on the title page. With a flyer from the Poetry Book Society loosely inserted. Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 140809

  30. The Appreciation of Poetry.
    PAUL, Eden & Cedar. The Appreciation of Poetry.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed the the publisher Stanley Unwin on the front free endpaper: "To Stanley Unwin with the writers' kind wishes. October 30th, 1920." Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140810

  31. No More Ghosts.
    GRAVES, Robert. No More Ghosts.

    London : 1940

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140813

  32. The Comedies of Terence.
    GRAVES, Robert (ed.) The Comedies of Terence.

    London : 1963

    First UK edition, first impression. First published the previous year by Doubleday Anchor. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140814

  33. 140803
    FAULKNER, William. Requiem for a Nun:

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing of Ruth Ford's dramatisation of the novel which was first published in 1950. The play was first presented by the Theatre Guild at the John Golden Theatre in New York, on January 28 1959. Ford played the role of its main character, Temple Drake, who had been created by Faulkner in his 1933 novel, Sanctuary.
    Review copy... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140803

  34. 140805
    BARKER, Pat. The Ghost Road.

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 140805

  35. 140806
    HORNBY, Nick. High Fidelity.

    London : 1995

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 140806

  36. 140773
    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
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 140773

  37. Ivanhoe.
    SCOTT, Sir Walter. Ivanhoe.

    London : 1900

    Handsomely bound copy of Scott's classic historical novel. Learn More
    £95.00

    Stock Code: 140675

  38. 140652
    ROSS, Diana, & Leslie Wood (illus.) The Little Red Engine Goes to Market.

    London : 1946

    First edition, first impression, of the third instalment in the nine "Little Red Engine" stories by artist and children's author Diana Ross (1910-2000). "A number of her stories were commissioned by the BBC for Listen with Mother and other radio broadcasts, from the wartime years onwards" (Brown). Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140652

  39. 140645
    RUSSELL, W. Clark. Horatio Nelson and the Naval Supremacy of England.

    New York : 1890

    An attractively bound copy of this work, published as part of the "Heroes of the Nations" series. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 140645

  40. 140638
    FYFFE, C. A. A History of Modern Europe.

    London : 1913

    Handsomely bound copy of the Popular Edition of Fyffe's most significant and popular work. A History of Modern Europe was originally published in three volumes between 1880-9 and Fyffe wrote it "using the unpublished records of the English Foreign Office and other European archival papers" (ODNB). Learn More
    £65.00

    Stock Code: 140638

  41. 140608
    SUZUKI, Diasetz Teitaro. Outlines of Mahâyâna Buddhism.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first impression, of Suzuki's first own book in English. His work aimed "to refute the many wrong opinions which are entertained by Western critics and to awake interest among scholars of comparative religion" (Preface).
    Suzuki (1870-1966) was an influential Japanese writer, whose publications on Buddhism, Zen (Chan), and Shin were... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140608

  42. Le Cook de l'enfance et de la jeunesse.
    CHAMPAGNAC, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph. Le Cook de l'enfance et de la jeunesse.

    Paris : 1836

    First edition of Champagnac's retelling, for the children, of Cook's voyages to the Pacific, including New Zealand, Batavia (present-day Jakarta), Tahiti, the Sandwich Islands, and many others.
    Champagnac (1798-1858), a prolific author of educational material for young readers, included an appendix providing biographical, historical, and geographical... Learn More
    £1,900.00

    Stock Code: 140574

  43. 140249
    DE QUINCEY, Thomas Confessions of an English Opium Eater.

    London : 1885

    Handsomely bound copy of De Quincey's best-known work, originally published in 1821. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140249

  44. 140103
    CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. The Life and Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha.

    London : 1820

    First Westall-illustrated edition. Richard Westall (1765-1836) was "a significant and innovative figure in the development of the English watercolour, his elegant and precise book illustrations set new standards in that field, and his portraits and historical and religious paintings have deservedly received more scholarly attention recently than hitherto"... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140103

  45. An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.
    [DRAKE, Judith.] An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.

    London : 1696

    Second edition, published the same year as the first, of "one of the greatest works of early modern 'feminism'" (Smith, p. 727), already in its third edition by 1697.
    Anonymously published, and previously attributed to Mary Astell or Jane Barker, the Essay is now generally credited as the work of author and medical practitioner Judith Drake... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 140062

  46. A Bouquet of Blooms.
    (JOYCE, James.) ALBERTS, Julien. A Bouquet of Blooms.

    Nice : 1996

    First edition, number 33 of 200 copies including an additional print, from a total edition of 650. This is a powerful evocation of chapter 15 of Ulysses, customarily referred to as the Circe episode: Joyce's hero Leopold Bloom, along with Stephen Dedalus and Vincent Lynch, visit Dublin's red-light district, known familiarly as the Monto, but which Joyce... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 140014

  47. 140008
    [LAWRENCE, John.] SCOTT, William Henry (pseud.). British Field Sports;

    London : 1820

    An attractively bound copy of this detailed and richly illustrated guide, first published in 1818, this being the second edition. The author, John Lawrence, was "a vet who wrote extensively about sports" and horse breeding, and "may be regarded as the giant of the Sporting Magazine" (Griffin, p. 145). Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140008

  48. 139925
    LOUŸS, Pierre, & Sydney Reynolds (trans). Aphrodite.

    Paris : 1900

    First edition in English. Aphrodite was Louÿs's first novel, and was originally published in French between August 1895 and January 1896. Antoine Calbet (1860-1942) was a successful French artist and illustrator who produced many illustrations for this publisher, including the 1896 French edition of Aphrodite. In 1900, Calbet was... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 139925

  49. A Song of the English.
    (ROBINSON, W. Heath.) KIPLING, Rudyard. A Song of the English.

    London : [c.1915]

    A handsome copy of Kipling's classic, with Robinson's superb illustrations. "This poem originally appeared in The English Illustrated Magazine, May, 1893, prior to its inclusion in The Seven Seas" (Livingston, p. 74), three years later, from which this edition is reprinted. Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 139898

  50. The Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book.
    (FIRST WORLD WAR.) The Royal Artillery War Commemoration Book.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, of this notable gathering of soldiers' accounts and depictions of the First World War, as well as the Roll of Honour of officers. Several of the plates are by the renowned equestrian artist Gilbert Holiday (1879-1937). Holiday initially worked for the Graphic as a war artist before joining the army and serving... Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 139885

  51. Betrayed!! or, what might come to pass.
    LINDSAY, Charles McDonald. Betrayed!! or, what might come to pass.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression, of this dystopian war novel, nowadays rarely found complete with its jacket. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 139733

  52. The Savoy.
    (THE SAVOY.) The Savoy.

    London : [1923]

    First edition, first impression of this highly attractive promotional booklet printed at the Curwen Press, complete with the scarce dust jacket. "The purpose of this little book is to offer a few reflections of London from the windows of the Savoy. During the past year more American guests have stayed at the Savoy than ever in its history, and to them... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 139715

  53. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.
    MACDIARMID, John, of Weem. An Enquiry into the Principles of Civil and Military Subordination.

    London : 1806

    First and only edition, extremely uncommon with just six locations recorded world-wide, only two in the United States. Investigation into "natural" and "artificial" subordination, and in particular into the specifically military institutions of the latter and their possible improvement. Macdiarmid's (17791808), father was a minister, and his mother... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139663

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    AUDEN, W. H. Poems.

    London : 1933

    Second and enlarged edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the month of publication on the front free endpaper, "To Elinor Loring, with best wishes, Wystan Auden. Nov. 1933"; rarely encountered inscribed. First published in 1930, this revised edition contains seven new poems.
    This copy also has nice provenance, with... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 139518

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    BASQUIAT, Jean-Michel. Jean-Michel Basquiat.

    Zurich : 1985

    First edition, first printing. This copy marked artist's proof 44/100 and signed by Basquiat aside from the edition of 1000. A hardback catalogue issued to accompany an exhibition of Basquiat's paintings at the Gallery Bruno Bischofberger in Zurich, Switzerland from Jan. 19 to Feb. 16, 1985. Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 139454

  56. Autograph letter signed to Roger L. Scaife.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Autograph letter signed to Roger L. Scaife.

    London : [1933]

    An unpublished autograph letter signed inviting the managing director of Houghton Mifflin to tea, brusque and insincere in its tone given Woolf's extreme reluctance to discuss business with the Boston publisher.
    Houghton Mifflin was Harold Nicolson's American publisher. In March 1933 Woolf reluctantly agreed to meet with Roger Scaife (1875-1951),... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 139458

  57. 139449
    HESSE, Hermann. Das Glasperlenspiel.

    Zurich : [1943]

    First edition, first printing, of Hesse's utopian futuristic novel, his final and longest work, and a major contributor to Hesse being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1946. It was first published in English in 1949 under the title The Glass Bead Game. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 139449

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    BAGNOLD, Enid. Diary Without Dates; [together with:] The Happy Foreigner.

    London : 1918 & 1920

    Enid Bagnold's two wartime works, each inscribed by her to Dorothy Heath, her friend and fellow FANY driver, together with three letters and a postcard from Bagnold to Heath: Diary Without Dates is inscribed on the dedication page verso, "To Dorothy Heath (who said 'Did you write this?' and changed my career in France) with love from Enid 1919"; The... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139421

  59. 139344
    BLYTON, Enid. Five Go Off to Camp.

    London : 1948

    First edition, first impression, of the seventh adventure of the Famous Five. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139344

  60. 139346
    KENNEDY, Margaret. The Constant Nymph.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, in the rare jacket, of the author's bestselling and most famous work. The book and jacket are the second issue, as usual, with the cancel half-title and variant adverts on the rear panel of the dust jacket: copies of the first issue with all points are rare, issued only in small quantities to reviewers prior to publication.... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 139346

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