Search results for: 'GOLD, Robert S'
GOLD, Robert S. A Jazz Lexicon.
New York : 1964First edition. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Sandy & Susan Radner, my 'boss' boss and his 'boss' 'wife' crossed out, 'old lady'- Bob Gold." Gold was a lecturer in English at NY University; "For the December 1957 issue of American Speech, an academic journal, Gold had written "The Vernacular of the Jazz... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 85621
TORRENS, Robert. The Principles and Practical Operation of Sir Robert Peel's Act of 1844 Explained and Defended: Second Edition.
London : 1857Second, enlarged edition, first published in 1848, of Torrens's defence of Peel's bank charter act, which restricted the powers of British banks and gave exclusive note-issuing powers to the central Bank of England. "It was banking that dominated Torrens's last twenty years. Peel's Bank of England Charter Act 1844 owed much to Torrens's 'currency scheme'... Learn More£1,125.00
Stock Code: 126089
FROST, Robert. A Boy's Will.
London : 1913First edition, first issue, Binding A, one of only 350 copies thus. This poetry collection was the first published book of Robert Frost. He was then nearing 40 and, although he had written much, had not found a conducive publisher in America. He had moved to London in 1912, hoping to find the scene more receptive to new poetic voices, and, with the... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 130201
ROBERTS, Frederick Sleigh, first Earl Roberts. Forty-one Years in India.
London : 1897First edition of a runaway best-seller, hurtling through eight editions/impressions in the first month of publication alone, presented here in a smart and straightforward period binding. "Roberts was created Baron Roberts of Kandahar in January 1892 and, resisting efforts to prolong his tenure, left India in April 1893. No suitable appointment was immediately... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134222
SCHOMBURGK, Robert Hermann. Reisen in Guiana und am Orinoko während der Jahre 1835-1839.
Leipzig : 1841First German language edition of the German-British naturalist, surveyor and explorer's account of his important expedition to the new colony of British Guiana, published the year following the first English edition. Schomburgk surveyed the coast and the Essequibo, Courantyne, Demerara, and Berbice rivers, incidentally discovering the giant Victoria... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 94064
STEVENSON, Robert Louis, & Lloyd Osbourne. The Ebb-Tide.
London : 1894First edition, first issue (the cloth is indicative). This is the only recorded copy of the first edition known to have survived in dust jacket. In this period the dust jacket, as its name implies, was intended to keep the book clean from the dust and soil of commerce. The outer paper jacket was designed to be discarded at the point of sale, to reveal... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 27986
COPLESTON, Edward. A Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel; [bound with:] A Second Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel.
Oxford : 1819First editions of Copleston's economic treatises on the gold standard and the poor laws. "In his First Letter he attributed the economic dislocation of post-Napoleonic war England to the depreciation of the currency, and urged the government to remove such obstacles as it was able to the self-correcting mechanism of nature. In his Second Letter, although... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 127336
(BALLETS RUSSES.) Collection of eight souvenir programmes.
Paris & New York : 1911-1939Highly desirable collection of elusive and superbly produced ephemeral publications, offering a rich panorama of the two decades of the Ballets Russes, and featuring the leading lights of the company - Bakst, Rubinstein, Nijinsky; the whole reflecting the very highest standards of Diaghilev himself, who, in the words of his highly-acclaimed biographer,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 118426
CHILD, Sir Josiah. A Treatise wherein is demonstrated, I. That the East-India trade is the most national of all foreign trades.
London : 1681First edition of this defence of the East India Company, one of two issues, the other one printed by J. R. for the Honourable the East India Company. Josiah Child, Chairman and virtual ruler of the East-India company for many years, aimed to aggrandise the company by extending its political power, and to restrict any competition. In the present essay... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127201
TRIFFIN, Robert. Gold and the Dollar Crisis.
New Haven : 1960First edition, first printing. This book reproduces two of Robert Triffin's articles published in March and June 1959 in which he identified necessary reforms to revive pre-1913 monetary mechanisms and their adjustment to modern needs and conditions. It also contains Triffin's testimony before the Joint Economic Committee of Congress in which he points... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 124604
MARKS, Johnny. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.
New York : 1949First printing of the score. Inscribed by the composer and writer Johnny Marks on the front cover, "Dear Marlin, Merry Christmas, Johnny Marks." Though Marks is responsible for penning many holiday tunes such as Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree (1958), Silver and Gold (1964) and A Holly, Jolly Christmas (1964), he will be best remembered for his tune... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 96566
POSTLETHWAYT, Malachy. Great-Britain's True System:
London : 1757First edition of the last published work by Malachy Postlethwayt (1707-1767), writer and government publicist under Robert Walpole's administration, from 1743-46 a member of the Royal Africa Company, and compiler of the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce. Postlethwayt proposes a method of financing the ongoing Seven Years War which would not... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 124798
(HOLLIS, Thomas.) BLACKBURNE, Francis. Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [&] Appendix to the Memoirs …
London : 1780First edition, large paper copy, a handsome copy of this biographical memoir of the notable 18th-century "political propagandist" (ODNB). Hollis (1720-1774) "believed citizenship should be active: individuals had an important role to play in public life. He partly fulfilled this responsibility by charitable work as a governor of Guy's and St Thomas's... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 117415
(BEAT LITERATURE.) KEROUAC, Jack, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, et al. Hanuman Books series, complete.
Madras & New York : 1986-1992Very scarce complete set of the Hanuman Books series, including the rare Kerouac "Manhattan Sketches" which was withdrawn after complaints from the Kerouac estate. The books were handmade in India, with the small format based on Indian prayer books (Hanuman being the favoured Hindu deity of editors Raymond Foye and Francesco Clemente), and distributed... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 142477
FREMANTLE, Edmund Robert. Services of Capt. the Hon. E. R. Fremantle, R.N.,
[No place] : First and only edition, rare: Library Hub locates only one copy in British and Irish institutional libraries (Cambridge), WorldCat adds no further copies worldwide.
A familial presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Mr. W. Baird, from his friend, Lord Cottesloe, April 1874". Thomas Francis Fremantle (1798-1890), first Baron... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 113559
[FERNYHOUGH, Thomas.] Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)
London : 1830Second edition, following the first of the previous year, of this fascinating book that highlights the cost to one family of the Napoleonic Wars; both editions are extremely scarce: the list of subscribers runs to some 324 names taking 371 copies and includes the Marquis of Anglesey, Marquis of Bute, Sir William Beresford, Sir A. F. Barnard (commander... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139261
(BOAT-BUILDING.) SMITH, Christopher Columbus, & Jay W. & John Edwin Clifford (sales manager). Chris-Craft.
Algonac, MI : 1930An extremely rare survival, a dealer's deluxe showroom catalogue for Chris-Craft motor boats covering the complete range - from their highly popular mahogany Runabouts to cabin and stateroom cruisers. The accompanying promotional sales letters explain that these volumes were costly to produce, and, as stock changed, additional images would be sent to... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132983
BADEN-POWELL, Robert. Pigsticking or Hoghunting.
London : 1889First edition of Baden-Powell's "authoritative handbook" (ODNB), presented here in a striking binding. "It is not difficult to see how polo and pig-sticking contributed to the martial training of young cavalry officers, but Baden-Powell repeatedly stressed the broader exercise and health benefits of sport and other recreational activities. He claimed,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 140441
IDRIESS, Ion L. Gold-Dust and Ashes.
Sydney : 1933First edition, first impression, signed and dated by the author on the title page in the year of publication. Ion Llewellyn Idriess (1880-1979) was a prolific Australian author. The present work covers the history of gold mining in the New Guinea region, including under German occupation and after transfer to Australian governorship. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 129270
KEYNES, John Maynard. A Tract on Monetary Reform.
London : 1923First edition, first impression. Keynes's Tract on Monetary Reform was written against the monetary disorders which World War I had left in its wake, and contained his controversial attack on the Gold standard. From the library of S. Robert Fraenke, with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper, and a few pencil annotations to endpapers and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130097
STEINBECK, John. Cup of Gold.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing with the top stain and final blank. Steinbeck's rarest book. Only 1,537 copies of the first printing were issued and this one, with fresh cloth and the top-stain and jacket spine largely unfaded, is the best we have ever seen. A superb copy. Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 84781
LOWELL, Robert. The Old Glory.
New York : 1965First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the film director and screenwriter Elia Kazan, inscribed by the author on the title page "For Elia with affection & admiration from Cal". Cal was Lowell's nickname. The Old Glory is a play consisting of three pieces to be performed together as a trilogy, two being stage adaptations of short stories... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 59235
BYRON, Robert. The Road to Oxiana.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding of royal blue cloth lettered in gold. "An enquiry into the origins of Islamic art presented in the form of one of the most entertaining travel books of modern times" (ODNB). In his introduction to the 1981 re-issue, Bruce Chatwin confessed to considering it "a work of genius" which he had... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 94623
BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy,
London : 1836A handsomely bound copy of Burton's great book, first published in 1621. "The Anatomy, as its publishing history shows, was one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there. It has something in common with Brant's Ship of Fools, Erasmus's Praise of Folly, and More's... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140146