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  1. 145112
    DAHL, Roald. Over to You.

    London : 1946

    First UK edition, first impression. A collection of stories based on Dahl's experiences in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, Over to You was Dahl's second book, his first of short stories and his first for adults. The US edition was published earlier the same year by the US edition. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145112

  2. Tragoediae Superstites
    SOPHOCLES. Tragoediae Superstites

    Oxford : 1832

    An attractively printed and handsomely bound edition of the tragedies of Sophocles, in the original Greek. The plays comprise Oidipous tyrannos, Oidipos epi Kolonoi, Elektra, Antigone, Trachiniai, Aias, Philoketes, Apospasmatia. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 145114

  3. The Essays of Elia; [together with:] The Last Essays of Elia.
    CHIVERS BINDING - LAMB, Charles. The Essays of Elia; [together with:] The Last Essays of Elia.

    London : 1902

    A highly attractive copy in a beautiful example of a "vellucent" binding, by Cedric Chivers of Bath, of Charles Lamb's largely autobiographical pseudonymous essays, dealing with mankind at large through the medium of his own experiences and impressions.

    Chivers's binding style is produced by hand-painting the backing sheet of the binding, which... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 144785

  4. An Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus.
    ANSCOMBE, G. E. M. An Introduction to Wittgenstein's Tractatus.

    London : 1959

    First edition, first impression, of the first serious study of Wittgenstein's Tractatus, a significant influence on the reception of Wittgenstein's early philosophy; a lovely copy in the jacket.

    A highly regarded analytic philosopher, Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (1919-2001) read Classics and Philosophy at Oxford, where she held several... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 144794

  5. Intention.
    ANSCOMBE, G. E. M. Intention.

    Oxford : 1957

    First edition, first impression, of the author's seminal work, the "most important treatment of action since Aristotle" (Donaldson).

    A highly regarded analytic philosopher, Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (1919-2001) read Classics and Philosophy at Oxford, where she held several research positions until her move to Cambridge in 1970. There... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144799

  6. To My Mother.
    SASSOON, Siegfried. To My Mother.

    London : 1928

    Signed limited edition, number 231 of 500 large paper copies printed on English handmade paper, numbered and signed by the author. Number 14 in the Ariel Poems series, Sassoon's poem pays tribute to his mother, Theresa Thornycroft Sassoon (1853-1947). Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 144865

  7. The Raven and Other Poems.
    POE, Edgar Allan. The Raven and Other Poems.

    New York : 1845

    First edition in book form of Poe's breakthrough poem, one of around 750 copies. The title poem was first printed in January of the same year in the American Review under the pseudonym "Quarles", and under Poe's own name in the New York Evening Mirror. The Raven "made Poe's name known both in America and England, and brought him an immortality that... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 144874

  8. Paris.
    BOUDOT-LAMOTTE, Emmanuel. Paris.

    Paris : 1939

    A handsomely bound copy of the second edition of this photographic guide to Paris, published just before the Second World War. First published in 1937 with 164 photographs, this edition counts one more. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144885

  9. Watership Down.
    ADAMS, Richard. Watership Down.

    Harmondsworth : 1976

    First illustrated edition, signed limited issue, number 226 of 250 specially bound copies signed by both the author and illustrator. This copy has an original watercolour depicting Nuthanger Farm, drawn and initialled by the illustrator, on the first blank.

    Adams's first novel, Watership Down was initially turned down by the major publishing... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 144894

  10. Moby Dick or The Whale.
    (KENT, Rockwell.) MELVILLE, Herman. Moby Dick or The Whale.

    Chicago : 1930

    First Rockwell Kent edition, limited to 1,000 sets. Kent's rendering of Moby Dick is generally accepted to be finest edition of Melville's masterpiece, and is one of the great American illustrated books of the 20th century. In 1926, Rockwell Kent (1882-1971), then just beginning to establish his fame as an artist, was approached by R. R. Donnelley and... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 144329

  11. 144630
    TENNYSON, Alfred Lord. In Memoriam.

    London : 1874

    An attractive copy of Tennyson's work, first published in 1850.

    Completed in 1849, In Memoriam is a requiem for the poet's beloved friend Arthur Henry Hallam, who died suddenly, at the age of 22, of a cerebral haemorrhage in Vienna in 1833. "The friendship, deepening into love, of Hallam and Tennyson was to be one of the most important experiences... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 144630

  12. The Sun King.
    MITFORD, Nancy. The Sun King.

    London : 1969

    Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by Mitford on the limitation leaf and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf, of this biography of the French King Louis XIV. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 144643

  13. A Study of History.
    TOYNBEE, Arnold J. A Study of History.

    London : 1973

    Signed limited issue, number 24 of 105 copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf and specially bound, of the revised and abridged edition.

    A Study of History was first published as a 12-volume set between 1934 and 1961, an expansive work which set about analysing the history of the world in terms of the creation and disintegration of... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144647

  14. Dawn of the Gods.
    HAWKES, Jacquetta. Dawn of the Gods.

    London : 1969

    Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by Hawkes on the limitation leaf and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf, of this study in the emergence of the ancient gods. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 144649

  15. A History of Warfare.
    MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, Field Marshal, The Viscount. A History of Warfare.

    London : 1969

    Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by the author on the limitation lea, and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf from the sheets of the first US edition, first printing.

    "Lord Montgomery's stimulating book must surely take its place as a classic commentary on the history of warfare It is the fruit of a lifetime spent in the study... Learn More
    £1,350.00

    Stock Code: 144651

  16. [Idylls of the King:] Guinevere; Vivien; Elaine; Enid.
    DORÉ, Gustave (illus.); TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. [Idylls of the King:] Guinevere; Vivien; Elaine; Enid.

    London : 1867-68

    First Doré edition of each title, a stunning set in the stylish original cloth bindings, bright and fresh. The notice for Elaine by the Saturday Review critic could apply equally to the entire series, it was, he declared, "the most ambitious and ornate work of the day" that honoured Tennyson with "typography and general sumptuousness" (cited in Kooistra,... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 144202

  17. Original drawing of a mouse curtsying in front of a tea cup from the Tailor of Gloucester.
    POTTER, Beatrix. Original drawing of a mouse curtsying in front of a tea cup from the Tailor of Gloucester.

    [Near Sawrey,] : 1927

    Signed and dated November 1927 in pen lower right and inscribed "From the "Tailor of Gloucester", Copyright of F Warne & Co" by Potter. This is a delightful image from one of Potter's most famous works, a redrawing of the illustration first published in The Tale of Gloucester, London, 1902.

    The paper, dimensions, signature and date indicate... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 144268

  18. A Dance to the Music of Time.
    POWELL, Anthony. A Dance to the Music of Time.

    London : 1955-75

    First editions, first impressions, of the complete series of Powell's celebrated novel sequence; The Soldier's Art inscribed on the front free endpaper "For Georgina with love, Tony September 1966", and additionally signed on the title page with his printed name struck through. Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 144294

  19. Christmas Hymns and Carols.
    CHRISTMAS - BENTLEY, Richard (comp.) Christmas Hymns and Carols.

    Chicago : [c.1938]

    Stated second edition of this privately printed publication, in a superb English presentation binding, presented as a Christmas gift to the publisher and compiler by his parents, inscribed by them on the first blank: "Unto us a child was born, Unto us a son was given. Richard Bentley, a blessing to his father Cyrus and to his loving mother, Elizabeth... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 144296

  20. Le Petit Prince.
    SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de. Le Petit Prince.

    New York : 1943

    First edition in French, first printing, in an exceptionally nice example of the dust jacket, first state with the publisher's Fourth Avenue address on the front flap (later printings had a Madison Avenue address for the publisher). Although the manuscript was composed in Saint-Exupéry's native French language, it was written and published in both... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 144325

  21. Christian Behaviour.
    LEWIS, C. S. Christian Behaviour.

    New York : 1943

    First US edition, first printing, a compelling presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the evacuee schoolgirl, Jill ("June") Flewett, who became the inspiration for Lucy Pevensie in the Chronicles of Narnia: "J Flewett from C. S. Lewis 1944". Lewis was an infrequent presenter of books and this is a particularly appealing... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 143321

  22. Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    FITZGERALD, Edward. Rubaiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    New York : 1885

    First Grolier Club edition, number 70 of 150 copies on japon (there were also two copies on vellum). Potter stated in 1926 that the book was "now difficult to secure, even at a very high price" (Rubáiyát Bibliography, p. 71). Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 143329

  23. Organization of Nursing.
    NIGHTINGALE, Florence (intro.) Organization of Nursing.

    Liverpool : 1865

    First edition, signed on the frontispiece recto by Florence Nightingale, of this important account of the history and operation of the innovative Liverpool School, dedicated to and introduced by Nightingale; scarce in the original cloth, and with an interesting provenance, the obituary pasted in at the front for a Crimean veteran and former patient... Learn More
    £3,725.00

    Stock Code: 144131

  24. The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner.
    KELLIEGRAM BINDING – DEFOE, Daniel. The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner.

    London : 1853

    An early edition, in a superb signed Kelliegram binding, of Defoe's classic, originally published in 1719, here beautifully illustrated by Cruikshank.

    The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding trade... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 144200

  25. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.
    GORE, Catherine. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.

    London : [1846]

    First edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of the second of three Christmas books by Catherine Gore.

    The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143157

  26. Tough Yarns;
    KELLIEGRAM BINDING - BARKER, Matthew Henry. Tough Yarns;

    London : 1835

    First edition, second issue, in a superb Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of this uncommon naval fiction dedicated to Captain Marryat. Library Hub locates only three copies (Cambridge, Glasgow, and St. Andrews), and WorldCat adds one copy only in the UK (National Maritime Museum).

    The "Kelliegram" binding was one of... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143201

  27. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of The Pickwick Club.

    London : 1837

    First edition, bound from the original parts, of Dickens's first novel, in an elaborate and well-preserved presentation binding, unsigned but most probably executed by Dickens's favourite binder, Hayday. Though not inscribed, the binding has a strong resemblance in style and material with the contemporaneous bindings executed by James Hayday (1796-1872)... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 143233

  28. Inscribed original portrait photograph.
    GEORGE II of Greece. Inscribed original portrait photograph.

    Athens : 1941

    Striking profile image of the ill-starred king of Greece, George II, pictured wearing the uniform of a British general, inscribed below the image, "For Mr. Hutchinson, George II R, 23rd-29th April 1941"; the dating is significant as on 23 April 1941 the king and government left mainland Greece for Crete, before going into exile, first in Egypt and then... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143263

  29. Histoire de La Régence et de la minorité de Louis XV.
    LAW, John - LÉMONTEY, Pierre-Édouard. Histoire de La Régence et de la minorité de Louis XV.

    Paris : 1832

    First edition of Lémontey's history, significant as it contains a substantial account of John Law and his system, working in part from materials which are now lost. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 143312

  30. The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); WALTON, Izaak. The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation.

    London : 1931

    Signed limited edition, special issue, number 2 of 14 copies for presentation issued with an original signed pen-and-ink and watercolour sketch by Rackham, here depicting Izaak Walton being served a fish on a plate, and in a specially commissioned luxury binding decorated in gilt with tools designed by the artist. The signed edition was limited to 775... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 142427

  31. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.
    DISNEY, Walt. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.

    Burbank : 1957

    An important early draft, corrected and annotated by Walt Disney throughout, for The Art of Animation, "one of the pillars of Disney bibliography" and the definitive work on Disney animation to that date. In addition to corrections, Walt provided steer to the content, such as noting on p. 103, "Bob possibly too much history & not enough of Sleeping... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 142454

  32. Mes voyages
    LÉGER, Fernand, & Louis Aragon. Mes voyages

    Paris : 1960

    First edition, number 99 of a limited edition of 250. This posthumously published and beautifully produced work, the plates lithographed by the leading Parisian firm of Mourlot under the supervision of the artist's widow, Nadia Léger, is accompanied by Aragon's lengthy poetical tribute. It comprises Léger's vibrant impressions of America, London,... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 141242

  33. Recollections of a Detective Police Officer.
    [RUSSELL, William.] "WATERS." Recollections of a Detective Police Officer.

    London : 1856

    First UK edition, first issue (with date on title and correct advertisements), of the most important criminological yellowback of its time and a Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, rare retaining the original glazed boards.

    The series of fictional recollections, each with its own title, was published in Chambers's Journal between 1849 and 1853 under... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 141944

  34. [In Russian:] Ukazanie važnejših primečatelʹnostej na puti ego imperatorskogo vysočestva gosudarja naslednika Cesareviča.
    ALEXANDER II of Russia, as Tsesarevich. [In Russian:] Ukazanie važnejših primečatelʹnostej na puti ego imperatorskogo vysočestva gosudarja naslednika Cesareviča.

    St Petersburg : 1837

    Rare first and sole edition of this highly important account of a tour of Russia undertaken by the future Alexander II, the Tsar-Reformer, "the first heir to the throne to have personally seen the vast country he would rule" (Radzinsky, p. 60). With the armorial bookplate, incorporating the arms of Leuchtenberg, of Alexander's sister, the remarkable... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 142233

  35. 139642
    [DE QUINCEY, Thomas.] Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

    London : 1822

    First edition in book form of the author's iconic first book, handsomely bound with the half-title preserved and good margins. First published in the London Magazine, September-October 1821, Confessions was a groundbreaking and influential text, presenting an account of the author's ecstasies and torments as a result of taking opium and was the first... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 139642

  36. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.
    KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.

    Frankfurt : 1892

    First and limited edition, number 24 of 200 copies printed in French; a very fine copy of this lavish and sumptuously illustrated celebration of the Zwenigorodskoi collection of Byzantine enamels, "one of the most luxurious publications of the 19th-century" (Federov, pp. 200-1). The portrait frontispiece, included only in those copies given by the collector... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 141106

  37. The Path to Power.
    THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.

    London : 1995

    Signed limited edition, number 326 of 500 copies signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page, being her autobiography of her childhood years to her election as Prime Minister. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 135977

  38. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
    SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    London : 1784

    First octavo edition, third overall (first 1776); a handsome set in an unostentatious but pleasing contemporary binding. This uncommon edition contains several additions including a new chapter titled "The Conclusion of the Mercantile System". This was the edition owned by Thomas Jefferson (Sowerby 3546).

    In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 144188

  39. Royal Yacht Squadron Signals.
    YACHTING. Royal Yacht Squadron Signals.

    Southampton : c.1866

    First edition thus, we have been unable to trace another copy of this version of the RYS signal manual. We have dated this from the presence of Robert Balfour King on the title page as proprietor of the printing works, c.1864, and the gift inscription on the first blank; "J.B. Fleuret Jun., No. 39 Gt. James St., Bedford Row, W.C. & Yacht of London 20th... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139743

  40. Jacob's Room.
    WOOLF, Virginia. Jacob's Room.

    Richmond : 1922

    First edition, first impression. One of probably 40 "A" subscribers' copies with the part-printed limitation label to the front free endpaper completed in ink by Virginia Woolf and signed by her. These copies were issued in advance of the trade publication and were not issued in dust jacket; they were given to the 40 active subscribers who had supported... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 38018

  41. Code of Yachting Signals:
    BENNETT, James Gordon. Code of Yachting Signals:

    New York : 1871

    First edition of this sumptuously produced signal book compiled for the use of New York Yacht Club by its then commodore, James Gordon Bennett (1841-1918). Scarce, with just a single copy traced to the Clements Library, and no appearances at auction. Morris and Howland list this and a similar production for 1874. The present copy was for the NYYC vessel... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 142628

  42. Signed group portrait.
    MONTGOMERY, Bernard Law, Viscount Montgomery of Alamein. Signed group portrait.

    London : 22 October, 1948

    Outstanding signed group portrait, capturing an Army Council meeting headed by the Secretary of State for War, Manny Shinwell, and Chief of the Imperial General Staff, Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery. The date of Friday 22 October, clearly visible on the desk calendar, is significant, as it was the anniversary of the eve of Monty's great victory... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 142680

  43. Sweet Dishes.
    KENNEY-HERBERT, Arthur Robert as Wyvern. Sweet Dishes.

    Madras : 1884

    Second edition, first published 1881. Drawn from a series of articles by "Wyvern", doyen of Anglo-Indian cuisine, on entremets sucrés published in the Madras Times offering to extend the "native cook's" limited repertoire of "presentable sweets" with a practicable selection of "jellies, creams, pastry, soufflés, pancakes and fritters, puddings, ices,... Learn More
    £295.00

    Stock Code: 143092

  44. Reminiscences.
    AIRSHIPS WWI - PORTSMOUTH COMMAND Reminiscences.

    Portsmouth : 1919

    First and only edition of this rare illustrated history of the unit's vital work patrolling the English Channel, making them the "busiest" allied airship station of the war. Illustrations encompass individual and group portraits, ships on the ground and in the air, terrestrial and aerial views of the installations; text includes honours and awards.... Learn More
    £1,450.00

    Stock Code: 143630

  45. In Defence of Singapore.
    TOZE, Alan Vernon & Stan Strange. In Defence of Singapore.

    Preston, Lancs. : 1947

    First and only edition of this illustrated personal account of the fall of Singapore and its aftermath, imprisonment at Changi and Keijo, Korea. Foreword by the colonel of the Loyals commending the authors, "both of whom proved most stout-hearted companions in the years of our durance vile", for the "valuable service" provided in publishing this "authentic... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144423

  46. 145045
    PRINTING AND THE MIND OF MAN. Printing and the Mind of Man.

    London : 1963

    The exhibition catalogue of the Printing and the Mind of Man exhibition, the most significant book exhibition of the 20th century. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 145045

  47. Desert Angels.
    BARKER, Gabriella. Desert Angels.

    London : 1956

    First and sole edition, uncommon. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "With admiration and gratitude Gabriella Barker, 3 November 1958". We understand that this copy is from the library of Lieutenant-Colonel Brian F. Montgomery, which contained a number of books inscribed to his brother Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery,... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 141120

  48. The Martial-Field of Europe:
    BOYER, Abel. The Martial-Field of Europe:

    London : 1694

    First edition. One of the first works published by this versatile French-born lexicographer, journalist and historian, being a survey of places and occurrences during the recent Nine Years' War, also known as the War of the Grand Alliance, and dedicated to the 2nd duke of Ormond who had served with distinction. Boyer (1667?1729) may himself have taken... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141293

  49. Mahometism Fully Explained.
    RABADAN, Muhammad. Mahometism Fully Explained.

    1723-5

    First ever English language edition of a biography of the Prophet written by a Muslim, presenting for the first time to a European readership a sympathetic view of Muhammad himself, and of the culture of Islam. Well represented institutionally, we can trace only two complete copies at auction.

    English translation of a biography of the Prophet... Learn More
    £4,250.00

    Stock Code: 141305

  50. Anglo-Norman Antiquities considered, in a Tour through Part of Normandy.
    DUCAREL, Andrew Coltée Anglo-Norman Antiquities considered, in a Tour through Part of Normandy.

    London : 1767

    First edition and only edition of this "pioneer study of comparative mediaeval architecture" (ODNB), which importantly drew attention to the Bayeux Tapestry, containing one of the earliest detailed accounts of it, illustrated with seven finely engraved plates, one of them folding. A handsome copy with a fine noble provenance.

    Born in Paris of... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 141932

  51. 141955
    PLUMMER, Henry M. The Boy, Me and the Cat. Cruise of the Mascot, 1912-1913.

    Sharon, Mass. : 1914

    True first edition of "the greatest cruising story ever written," one of just 700 mimeographed copies issued by subscription. A very fragile production, this copy showing some use, but retaining the original wraps and fishing line sewing to pleasing effect.

    A recently-retired insurance man, Plummer (1865-1928) set out on the cruise with his... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141955

  52. 142012
    MACKENZIE, Compton. Greek Memories - proof copy.

    London : 1932

    Proof copy of the Mackenzie's controversial account of his service in Greece during WWI. Part of an autobiographical sequence, this volume was withdrawn from publication on account of its revelations about the workings and personnel of Britain's wartime intelligence service, and Mackenzie was prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act in a "frequently... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 142012

  53. 142227
    GOMM, Sir William. Letters and Journals of Field Marshal Sir William Maynard Gomm, G.C.B.

    London : 1881

    Only contemporary edition, account of the campaigns of longest serving soldier in British military history, 81 years, ensign at 9 years old to field marshal; active service in Holland in 1799, through the Peninsula on the staff, and assistant quartermaster general at Quatre Bras and Waterloo. Uncommon, and here with an excellent provenance, the copy... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 142227

  54. 139721
    YACHTING - ACKERS, George Holland. Universal Yacht Signals.

    London : 1847

    First edition. Ackers (1812-1872) based his system on Marryat's signals so that it would be possible for "all Yachts to communicate with each other; as also by possessing Capt. Marryat's Book, being able to exchange Signals with vessels in the Merchant Service; but what is still more important, the saving of very much trouble to the Officers of the... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139721

  55. 139725
    YACHTING. Royal Yacht Club Signals.

    Southampton : c.1831

    First edition, decidedly uncommon, Library Hub locates just 6 copies, San Francisco Maritime National History Park, Mariner's Museum, Virginia and MIT, Peabody Essex, Cambridge, and NLS, not in BL. Records for just two earlier versions manuals for the RYC, 1822 - Peabody Essex and NMM - and 1823, Columbia only.



    The Yacht Club, founded... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139725

  56. 139735
    YACHTING. Signals of the Royal Northern Yacht Club, 1831.

    Glasgow : 1831

    First thus, scarce just two copies located NMM and NLS, which also has a similar volume dated two years earlier. This copy with a pamphlet in printed blue paper wrappers containing the Rules & Regulations, 8 pages, and a bifolium with Resolutions for 1834, retained by a blue silk ribbon at the front endpapers, and a list of members for July 1835, 10... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139735

  57. South.
    SHACKLETON, Ernest H. South.

    London : 1920

    First edition, fourth impression, just four months after the first. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; 'To E.S. Thew from Ernest Shackleton, Sept. 1921'. "The failure of Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition to even reach the Antarctic continent, much less to cross it via the South Pole, has become the great polar success story... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 140446

  58. Lexicon arabico-latinum ex opere suo maiore in usum tironum excerptum.
    FREYTAG, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich. Lexicon arabico-latinum ex opere suo maiore in usum tironum excerptum.

    Halle : 1837

    First edition of the abridged version of Freytag's influential lexicon, the full version published in four parts 1830-7. Freytag (1788 1861) began his studies at the University of Göttingen, where he was employed as a theological tutor 1811-3. As a chaplain in the Prussian army during the Wars of Liberation, he visited Paris, where he remained to continue... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140511

  59. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.
    RIEFENSTAHL, Leni. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.

    Berlin : 1937

    First edition, first printing. This photobook, which includes an image of Jesse Owens before his record-breaking long jump (p. 100) and at the sprint start line (p. 68), was produced alongside Riefenstahl's landmark documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics. The film, Olympia, was truly innovative, experimenting with the most recent filming and editing... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 140966

  60. The Heart of Arabia:
    PHILBY, Harry St John Bridger. The Heart of Arabia:

    1922

    First edition of Philby's first substantial work, an account of his mission, begun in November 1917, to Ibn Sa'ud, ruler of the Nejd in central Arabia, who greatly impressed him. Philby completed his crossing of Arabia by continuing by camel to Jiddah on the Red Sea. There he met the Hashemite ruler of Hejaz, the Sharif Husain, leader of the Arab revolt,... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 136204

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