Search results for: '[TAYLOR, William.]'
[TAYLOR, William.] Madrasiana by W. T. Munro, Philomath [pseud.].
Madras : 1868First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Colonel Macdonald from the Author, Madras 24 Jany. 1871". Scarce, Library Hub cites just two copies among British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Scotland), WorldCat adds one other (Bibliothek der Franckeschen Stiftungen). 43 subscribers, including a Rev.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 128976
HODGSON, Moira; Thomas Victor (photographs); Richard Howard (intro.) Quintet: Five American Dance Companies.
New York : 1976First edition, first printing. The five dance companies featured are the Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater, Merce Cunningham and Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Eliot Feld Ballet and Paul Taylor Dance Company. The front free endpaper is signed by Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor and Eliot Feld. With four loosely inserted flyers, including one... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 89608
FAULKNER, William. New Orleans Sketches.
[Tokyo] : First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the editor Ichiro Nishizaki on the front free endpaper, "For Dr. Garland Taylor, with remembrances and gratitude from the editor, Ichiro Nishizaki. Tokyo, Japan", and with a typescript of the English translation of his introduction tipped-in following the Japanese language version. Nishizaki... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 83742
GARDNER, Erle Stanley. The Case of the Perjured Parrot.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing. "This early Perry Mason is uncommonly full of detection, and the games played in it with parrots do not detract from plausibility. Denouement not huddled - all in all, a model in his special genre" (Barzun & Taylor, A Catalogue of Crime). Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 106911
TAYLOR, Rachel Annand. Dunbar.
London : 1931First and limited edition, one of 125 numbered copies (but this copy unnumbered) signed by the author. A handsomely produced book, printed on handmade paper at the Chiswick Press, the binding designed by Rex Whistler, and published as number 4 in Faber's "The Poets on the Poets" series. This is an important study of the fifteenth-century Scottish poet... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 103089
SOUTH SEA COMPANY. The Particulars and Inventories of the Estates of the late Sub-Governor, Deputy-Governor, and Directors of the South-Sea Company:
London : 1721A scarce collection of over 30 very detailed estate inventories produced during the intense scrutiny of the South Sea Company and its employees in the aftermath of the Bubble. Printed by order of the House of Commons, each inventory has a separate title leaf, pagination, and register, printing in exhaustive details the particulars of the accounts of... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125826
KAYE, John William; G. B. Malleson; Frederic Pincott. A History of the Sepoy War in India. 1857-1858.
London : 1878-81Mixed editions as usual, Kaye first published 1864-76, Malleson 1878-80, and Pincott in 1880. The standard "empire history massive, verbose, all-embracing histories: authoritative and dogmatic: entirely noble in sentiment, entirely British in attitude and viewpoint" (Taylor). Sorsky draws attention to Chauduri's critical comments on Malleson's scholarship... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129818
[STONOR, Oliver.] BISHOP, Morchard. The Star Called Wormwood.
London : 1941First edition, first impression, highly uncommon in the jacket. An "allegorical fantasy with much science fiction, in part revolving round the experiences of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Blake in the 'war world' of the far future" (Locke). The 1940s sci-fi periodical "Futurist" described it as "a fantastic satire directed against all wars...... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 94192
HAWES, Sir Benjamin. A Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc.
[London] : 1828First and only edition. Presentation copy on large paper of this cornerstone of mountaineering literature, inscribed "With William Hawes sic compliments to effaced Louis Miéville" on the title page, extremely uncommon with the plate of comparative mountain heights and of Saussure's ascent: Neate implies that copies were issued with either one or the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 118829
LEWIS, M. G. Tales of Wonder.
London : 1801First edition, this copy in a handsome contemporary binding and somewhat later gifted by Lord Chandos Leigh (17911850), poet and school-friend of Lord Byron, to his nephew Frederick Leigh Colvile (18191886), author, antiquary, and Warwickshire vicar. The book has the recipient's bookplate and is inscribed, "from my uncle Chandos Leigh".
This... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 121349
WALPOLE, Robert. A Report from the Committee of Secrecy,
London : 1715First edition, with a very pertinent provenance: from the library of Thomas, first earl of Coningsby (1657-1729), with his gilt supralibros on both covers (heavily embossed and consequently rubbed) - another example is held among the British armorial bindings at University of Toronto Libraries. "In April 1715 the Privy Council established a Committee... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143450
QUINCY, John. Lexicon Physico-Medicum: or, A New Physical Dictionary,
London : 1719First edition of perhaps the most popular medical dictionary of the 18th and early 19th centuries, reaching a 12th edition by 1802. It is based in part on the medical lexicon of Bartholomew Castellus, published at Basel in 1628. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141338
COOK, John, & John Maule. An Historical Account of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich, M,DCC,LXXXIX.
London : 1789First edition. Uncommon. Reprints in full the original grants of William and Mary for the establishment of the Hospital, and offers a detailed description of the building works, and the finished structure, accompanied by a spectacular folding engraved plate of a river view taken from a drawing by Thomas Lancey. Lancey was placed at the Hospital school... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 85988
MOORE, Sir Jonas. A Mathematical Compendium;
London : 1681Second edition of this popular pocket-book, first published in 1674. "The book was intended to be sold with various mathematical instruments, some made by the author Nicholas Stephenson (a gunner in the Tower), who must have had Moore's sanction as his assistant to use his notes" (Taylor). "Stephenson was also deputed by Moore to compile the Royal Almanack... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 112517
MOORE, Sir Jonas. Modern Fortification: or, Elements of Military Architecture.
London : 1673First edition, uncommon, just five locations on Library Hub, WorldCat adds ten. As a boy Jonas Moore (1627-79) "became a clerk in Durham city" (Taylor), but resolved to follow a career in mathematics, in which ambition he was encouraged by the prominent local Shuttleworth family of Gawthorpe Hall. Brought to the attention of Charles I "when the king... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126903
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. An Address to the Irish People.
Dublin : 1812First edition of Shelley's very rare political pamphlet in support of agitation to repeal the Act of Union and to secure Catholic emancipation, energetically distributed by the young aristocrat, who threw copies at likely passers-by from his balcony in Sackville Street, tucked them into ladies' bonnets, and attempted to sell them in public houses.
The... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 101947
FORBES, Edwin. Life Studies of the Great Army.
New York : 1876First edition of one of the finest graphic representations of the American Civil War; this copy from the library of a Union army veteran: bookplate of William Bush Blackwell (1837-1922), who served as a first lieutenant and quarter master with the 26th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (the "2nd Oneida Regiment") and was later a member of the Military... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 114470
(TAILORING) HEARN, W. Hearn's Rudiments - a pair of contemporary Sammelbands, containing twelve rare Regency pattern-cutting manuals, including Hearn's system complete with variants.
London : 1818-23"Wise is the cutter who prepares for the future by studying both the past and present" (The Practical Cutter and Tailor, December 1900, p.54).
Between them this unmatched pair of volumes - coming from entirely different sources, each with an appealing if enigmatic provenance - offer access to a remarkable, and previously unavailable, record of... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 128991