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JAMES, P. D. A Mind to Murder.
London : 1963Uncorrected proof copy, inscribed by the author for fellow writer on the title page, "To Clive Hirschhorn with every good wish from the author, P. D. James". Hirschhorn, known primarily as a writer and critic, is also a keen book collector. Hirschhorn moved to London in 1963, the year of this work's publication, and was the Sunday Express's film and... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 130265
JAMES, P. D., & T. A. Critchley. The Maul and the Pear Tree: The Ratcliffe Highway Murders, 1811.
New York : 1986First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "To Eddie Woods, with every good wish. P. D. James." The book was first published in the UK in 1971. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 101543
JAMES, P. D. Cover Her Face.
London : 1962First edition, first impression of the debut novel of this great crime writer. This is copy is inscribed by the author, "To Geir Moe Sorensen with every good wish from the author P. D. James" on the front endpaper, and inscribed "To Moe P. D. James" on the title. Cover Her Face is uncommon in the dust jacket, and especially so inscribed. Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 135464
MAITLAND, James, eighth Earl of Lauderdale. Recherches sur la nature et l'origine de la richesse publique,
Paris : 1808First edition in French, published four years after the first edition in English. Lauderdale "has been hailed as a forerunner of Keynes, in as much as he argued that over-saving was a distinct possibility and that public spending was required to offset private thrift if stagnation was to be asserted" (Blaug). In the present work Lauderdale questioned... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 113498
MERCIER, Henry James, & William Gallop. Life in a Man-of-War, or Scenes in Old Ironsides during her Cruise in the Pacific By a Fore-Top-Man.
Philadelphia : 1841First edition, uncommon, decidedly so in the original cloth. Mercier shipped aboard the "Constitution" on her 1839 cruise to the Pacific coast of South America. "This lively, well-written narrative presents a detailed view of life before the mast, both the daily details and the unusual moments, including the effects of running out of whiskey (cologne... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 121255
AUDUBON, John James, & John Bachman. The Quadrupeds of North America.
New York : 1852-54-54Early octavo edition. The naturalist and painter John James Audubon (1785-1851) had made his reputation with The Birds of America (published between 1827 and 1839), widely regarded as the finest illustrated book ever produced, with record-breaking auction prices to match. In the early 1840s, while the octavo edition of The Birds was still in the press,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 128407
JAMES, Philip. Early Keyboard Instruments.
New York : 1930First Edition, First Impression, US Issue. A compendious and detailed work by the world authority of his day on the subject. James was keeper of instruments at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 31143
BEELOO, Adriaan Johan Hendrik & H. Cop. Rapport van den hoofdingenieur, adviseur voor scheepsbouw A.J.H. Beeloo en den ingenieur 2de klasse der marine H. Cop, betrekkelijk eene reis naar Engeland in 1883
The Hague : 1884First and only edition, classified "Geheim" - Secret - this copy No.8 of an unknown limitation; inevitably uncommon, OCLC records solely the copy in the Haagse Defensiebibliothek. Report of a tour of inspection down the Clyde made by two Dutch marine engineers Beeloo and Cop on the orders of the Dutch Ministry of the Marine, visiting the dockyards of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126943
[JAMES,] Edward. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.
[London] : First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the first blank, "To Silvia, with love and affection, from Edward - May 1931". Edward James (1907-1984) was an aristocratic arts patron and amateur poet. He was a passionate supporter of surrealism and sponsored Salvador Dalí for the whole of 1938. The James Press was primarily... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130533
[JAMES, Alfred.] Six Months in Politics by "West Country Miner."
[London] : 1917First and only edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "P. A. O'Brien With the compliments of The Author 6.XI.19" towards the head of the title and dated March 1917 (presumably the date of publication) beneath the pseudonymous author's printed name. Loosely inserted is a carbon copy of a letter sent to the recipient of this copy, P. A.... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 113607
(PARES, Ethel Bip.) BRANDE, Dorothea. Beauty Vanishes.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Uncommon in the dust jacket by designer Ethel "Bip" Pares, recognised for her work in the science fiction genre and particularly for the jackets for Goodbye Mr. Chips by James Hilton and Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 85032
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, published in a very short run of a mere 500 copies. These six stories had previously been published in Scribner's, Harper's and Galaxy in the United States or in James's first book, A Passionate Pilgrim (Boston: Osgood, 1875); although, as James remarks in his "Note", "all these things have been revised and retouched".
Provenance:... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 70986
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the vol. I half-title, "Mrs. Lombard, from her old friend, H. James, Paris. Nov. 3d 1879". The Lombards were from Cambridge, Massachusetts, and friends of the James family. Mrs Lombard (born Harriet H Jones, 1821-1884) often travelled in Europe with her daughters Fanny (Frances, 1840-1914)... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132087
JAMES, William. Autograph letter signed from James to his friendly critic, the American philosopher John Edward Russell;
Rome : 1900An affectionate autograph letter signed from James to John Edward Russell, professor of philosophy at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, with the letter from Russell to James, in his wife's hand, which prompted the aforementioned response, plus related correspondence from Alice James dated from their time spent abroad in Europe.
Russell... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 126088
FORD, Ford Madox [formerly Ford Hermann Hueffer]. [The Fifth Queen trilogy:] The Fifth Queen; Privy Seal; The Fifth Queen Crowned.
London : 1906-8First editions, first impressions. Dedication copy of The Fifth Queen Crowned, inscribed by the author on the date of publication on the front free endpaper, "Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Marwood, always affectionately from Ford M. H. 26th March MCMVIII"; the first volume, The Fifth Queen, has Marwood's ownership signature on the front free endpaper. The dedicatee,... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 122146
SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
London : 1786Fourth edition of "the first and greatest classic of modern economic thought" (PMM), in a fine contemporary binding by one of Scotland's best-known binders of the period, William Scott of Edinburgh, using tools from the workshop of James Scott. "The great majority of the tools used by James Scott are not found in use by any other binders of his time;... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 132767
MOIVRE, Abraham de. Annuities upon Lives: or, the Valuation of Annuities upon any Number of Lives; as also, of Reversions. To which is added, an Appendix concerning the Expectations of Life, and Probabilities of Survivorship.
London : 1725First edition, the dedication copy, with 4-page printed dedication to Thomas Parker, first earl of Macclesfield. Along with Halley, de Moivre may be considered the founder of actuarial science and a master of probability theory. He was perhaps the first to develop probability theory extensively and the first to use probability theory to write a comprehensive... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135358
THOREAU, Henry D. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers.
Boston and Cambridge : 1849First edition of Thoreau's first book. Thoreau published at his own expense an edition of 1,000 copies: less than 300 sold, and in 1853 the remainder was returned to him - 256 bound up and 450 in sheets - prompting his rueful journal entry: "I have now a library of nearly 900 volumes, over 700 of which I wrote myself." The present copy has the three... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 52313
DOYLE, James E. A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485.
London : 1864First edition of this landmark work, "the first book with original work printed in colour expressly designed for the original text" (Muir, p. 158). A Chronicle of England demonstrates "colour printing at its best, the colours fresh as if they had just been painted, the typography clear and beautiful" (Slythe, p. 28). Indeed, in the designer,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140390
DOYLE, James E. A Chronicle of England, B.C. 55-A.D. 1485.
London : 1864First edition of this landmark work, "the first book with original work printed in colour expressly designed for the original text" (Muir, p. 158). A Chronicle of England demonstrates "colour printing at its best, the colours fresh as if they had just been painted, the typography clear and beautiful" (Slythe, p. 28). Indeed, in the designer, Edmund... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 128691
TRAVERS, P. L. Mary Poppins Opens the Door.
New York : 1943First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author for Christmas in the year of publication to her friends James and Tania Stern, "Tania and Jimmy, with love - P. L. Travers, Christmas '43". This American edition precedes the British edition put out by Peter Davies in the following year.
James Stern (1904-1993) was a British... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 139407
JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.
London, New York and Bombay : 1902First edition, first impression, of one of James's masterworks, with a printed presentation slip "From the Author", from the library of the Oxford philosopher F. "Canning" S. Schiller (1864-1937), with his pencil annotations throughout.
James focuses on four central topics: the "experiential approach and the generic meaning of religion; the sick... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136480
WHARTON, Edith. Hudson River Bracketed.
London, New York : 1929First edition, UK issue. The dedication copy, with the author's presentation inscription to the dedication leaf incorporating the printed dedication, "To A.J.H.S. From E.W. December 1929". The dedicatee was John Hugh Smith, a wealthy English banker who met Wharton at Stanway in 1908. The two became fast friends and "embarked on a friendly, even flirtatious... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 131588
DAVENANT, Charles. Discourses on the Publick Revenues, and on the Trade of England. In two Parts.
London : 1697-8First edition of this important early work on economics. Sir Charles Davenant (1656-1714), MP and, at the end of his life, Inspector-General of Exports and Imports, took many years to become recognized as an economist of the first rank, a fact explained by the sophistication of his thought. Part I of the present Discourses contains five essays, on "Political... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 114857
JAMES, Henry. Daisy Miller: A Study.
London : 1879First UK edition of one of James's scarcest and most desirable titles, one of 500 copies. The first two impressions are indistinguishable: it was first published on 15 February 1879 in a print run of 250 copies, with a second impression of 250 copies following in March, lacking any imprint to distinguish it from the first issue. Rare, with just two... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125130
CORDINER, James. A Voyage to India.
Aberdeen : 1820First edition of Cordiner's highly uncommon second book, an appealing, informative, and breezy narrative describing his life in the East - the Cape, Bombay, Madras and Colombo.
James Cordiner (17751836) was a Scottish Episcopal clergyman, "in 1797, while still a divinity student, he was appointed to superintend the Military Male Orphan Asylum... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135155
JAMES, Silas. A Narrative of a Voyage to Arabia, India, etc.
London : 1797First edition, scarce. James was a cabin-boy on Commander Johnstone's abortive expedition to seize the Cape of Good Hope from the Dutch in 1781. After being ambushed by the French in the Cape Verde Islands, and subsequently failing to take the Cape, Johnstone gained a consolation victory at Saldanha. Johnstone himself then returned to England, but sent... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 117608
ANDERSON, T. S. My Wanderings in Persia,
London : 1880First edition, uncommon, decidedly so in the cloth. Eight copies only on Copac, OCLC adds just 11 more in libraries worldwide; one copy at auction in the last 40 years. An informative, if slightly gossipy, account of a lengthy sojourn in the region. "Anderson worked for the Indo-European later Indo-Persian Telegraph Company in Iran from June 1875 to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 92907
RICHARDSON, James. Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846.
London : 1848First edition of this account of James Richardson's (1806-1851) first expedition to Africa. Richardson was an English explorer and ardent anti-slavery campaigner; he considered the slave trade to be "the most gigantic system of wickedness that world has ever seen" (Wright, Libya, Chad and the Central Sahara, p. 68). In 1845, Richardson joined a Sahara-bound... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 91137
HALLIWELL, James Orchard. Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales:
London : 1849First edition of this important little work; scarce in commerce. James Orchard Halliwell (later Halliwell-Philipps, 1820-1889), antiquary and literary scholar, co-founder of both the Percy and Shakespeare Societies, is one of the most significant figures in the codification of English nursery rhymes. Popular Rhymes was a sequel to his groundbreaking... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136692
(RUMSFELD, Donald.) McINNIS, Mary. We Propose: A Modern Congress.
New York : 1966First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from future Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, one of the contributors, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To Jim Leach - (see p. xiv) - with my thanks and best wishes - Don Rumsfeld 10/1/66". James Leach was an intern serving in Rumsfeld's congressional office at the time, and is credited for... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 126608
[FREEMAN, Richard Austin; as] ASHDOWN, Clifford. The Adventures of Romney Pringle.
London : 1902First edition, first impression, of the author's first detective book, "published under the pseudonym of Clifford Ashdown and written by Freeman together with a medical colleague John James Pitcairn who was also a prison officer, is said to be the rarest book of crime short stories" (Julian Symons, Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 86252
ANDERSON, James. Observations on the means of exciting a spirit of National Industry; chiefly intended to promote the Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, and Fisheries, of Scotland.
Edinburgh : 1777First edition, in a fine Scott of Edinburgh binding, presentation copy, inscribed from the author on a preliminary blank to William Murray, first earl of Mansfield, whose celebrated library was largely destroyed by fire during the Gordon Riots.
The Scottish agriculturalist and political economist James Anderson (1739-1808) wrote several influential... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 127839
(BROOKE, James.) MUNDY, Rodney. Narrative of Events in Borneo and Celebes, down to the Occupation of Labuan.
London : 1848Second edition, a lovely copy of this key source for the biography of Sir James Brooke (1803-1868), army officer and first rajah of Sarawak: "a Victorian imperial hero, yet controversial and loathed by some, he founded a state and established a regime which lasted a century, and also influenced the fiction of Kipling, Conrad, and lesser writers" (ODNB).... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 121062
TOD, James. Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India.
Calcutta : 1877-9First Calcutta edition of "the first systematic introduction of the Rajputs to the European world" (Freitag, Serving Empire, Serving Nation, p. 25). This copy designated the second on the title page. It is, in fact, second Indian edition based on the text of the 1829-32 Smith, Elder & Co. first. The plates were adapted from those in the London edition... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 129011
BIRD, James. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:
Bombay : 1847First and sole edition, decidedly uncommon on the market. An important early work in the transmission of information and images from the celebrated Buddhist caves of western India, in particular those at Ajanta, which he saw as repositories of universal value, mindful of "the duty imposed on us, as a nation, to preserve these relics of ancient art".... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 129805
(BANK OF ENGLAND.) Report of the Committee of Secrecy on the Bank of England Charter;
London : 1832First edition. The report of the committee appointed to consider whether to renew the Bank of England's Charter, which would be done in the Bank Charter Act of the following year. The spokesmen for the Bank, including the Bank's Director John Palmer, expound sound principles for the Bank, but their adherence to these principles can be questioned given... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 135415
DARWIN, Charles. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals.
London : 1872First edition, Freeman's first issue, with "that", rather than the second-issue misspelling "htat" on the first line of p. 208. This copy has the plates lettered with Roman numerals, with another state in Arabic numerals, without priority of issue; Freeman believes that the Arabic plates were printed first, but notes that "the two states seem to occur... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139478
(DARIEN SCHEME.) An Enquiry into the Causes of the Miscarriage of the Scots Colony at Darien.
Glasgow : 1700First edition. A response to the pamphlet A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien, which was published anonymously the same year and generally attributed to Walter Harris, especially at the time, though it has since also been attributed to James Hodges and Archibald Foyer. This anonymous response (ESTC notes that it is sometimes attributed to George... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 135275
(DARIEN SCHEME.) HARRIS, Walter, attrib. A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:
[Edinburgh?] : 1700One of two editions of that year, without established priority. The pamphlet has been variously attributed to James Hodges, Archibald Foyer, and Walter Harris, with the last the most probable, and it was certainly Harris who was felt to be the author at the time. The pamphlet was "an appeal to Scotchmen not to waste their money in the Scheme... the... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 135273
WILDE, Oscar. The Happy Prince and Other Tales.
London : 1888First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Edith Cowes from her sincere friend the author. Oscar Wilde, June, 88". A woman of that name contributed an article on the artist James Tissot in the Century Magazine (Edith Cowes, "Tissot's Life of Christ", Century Magazine, 51, no. 37, 1895-96). The Happy Prince... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 139228
(DARIEN SCHEME.) PHILO-CALEDON, pseud. A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien.
Edinburgh : 1699One of four editions of that year, without established priority. An optimistic attempt, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no doubt hoping to get their navy behind the scheme in the face of Spanish hostility. Of particular note is that the pamphlet gives an account of the settlement and settlers,... Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 135268
ROGERS, Edward. An essay on some general principles of political economy, on taxes upon raw produce, and on commutation of tithes.
London : 1822First edition of Rogers's mathematical economics pamphlet, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper, "To Charles Wetherell Esq. MP. with the Author's Compliments", underneath the crossed-out inscription, "To the Earl of Liverpool". At the time of the inscription the English politician and judge Charles Wetherell represented Oxford... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 120724
(WALLER, Thomas "Fats".) GRIEG, Edvard. Norwegische Tänze für Pianoforte zu vier Händen von …
c.1890Ownership inscription of Thomas "Fats" Waller to the upper wrap. Waller impressed early on with his keyboard skills, playing alongside his mother in the church where his father was a preacher from the age of 10, and accompanying the movies on the organ at the Lincoln Theater, Harlem, when just 14. He later became a pupil of the stride legend James P.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 62071
RUSSELL, Bertrand. On Some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types.
London : 1905Original offprint, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the upper margin of the first leaf, "James Ward from B.R." and with Ward's pencil annotations throughout. James Ward, philosopher and psychologist, was made a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1875, and in 1897 was appointed to the newly founded professorship of mental philosophy... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 99896
COURTILZ DE SANDRAS, Gatien. La Conduite de Mars,
The Hague, : 1685First edition. "Impressive and influential" manual, drawing on the author's experiences during the Franco-Dutch War, 1672-8 (Rowlands, The Dynastic State and the Army under Louis XIV, p. 187). Courtilz de Sandras (1644-1712) joined the army around 1660 serving initially in a musketeer regiment, eventually rising to the rank of captain of cavalry. He... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 134847
DEFOE, Daniel. A New Voyage Round the World.
Edinburgh : 1810A most attractive copy of Defoe's fabricated travel narrative, first published in 1724, in which an "unnamed English captain-entrepreneur... leads three ships in a trading (and occasional privateering) circumnavigation that also includes encounters with native peoples, sometimes violent but more peaceable and profitable" (Richetti p. 222). Howgego remarks... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 127590
[DRAKE, Judith.] An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex.
London : 1696Second 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
BROCQUIERE, Bertrandon de la. The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere to Palestine,
Hafod, Ceredigion : 1807First edition in English. Bertrandon de la Brocquiere (c. 1400-1459) was a Burgundian agent and pilgrim, his book blending travel narrative with a "reconnaissance tour of the Near East" (Tyerman). Although written at the behest of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, with the intention of acting as a spur to an intended crusade in 1454 which never materialised,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139109
TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de. De la démocratie en Amérique.
Brussels : 1840Second complete Brussels edition, in the scarce and appealing original wrappers, of de Tocqueville's magnum opus. The first appearances of De la démocratie en Amérique in Brussels were published by Louis Hauman in the same years as the first editions (Paris: Charles Gosselin, 1835 & 1840). Meline also published a two volume set in 1840, but this,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 125824
(OSWELL, William Cotton.) OSWELL, W. Edward. William Cotton Oswell, Hunter and Explorer. The Story of his Life.
New York : 1900First US edition, same year as the UK. Cotton was educated at Rugby and Haileybury, the Company's seminary, before taking up a post as assistant collector at Arcot. Transferring to Madras he "won celebrity as an elephant-catcher" (ODNB). Ill health forced him to leave India for South Africa; "There he spent two years in hunting and became acquainted... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127570
(SLAVERY; WEST INDIES.) HAITIAN SLAVE REVOLT. Log book of Commodore John Ford.
1792 - 1794A conspicuous survival from a period of violent tumult in the Caribbean: the log book of the distinguished Royal Navy officer Commodore John Ford, kept while Commander-in-Chief, Jamaica Station. "At the start of the French Revolutionary War Ford d. 1796 had nine small vessels including three frigates in addition to his flagship at Jamaica. Having been... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 128585
(JOHNSON, Samuel.) MACNICOL, Donald. Remarks on Dr. Samuel Johnson's Journey to the Hebrides;
London : 1779First edition. Donald MacNicol (17351802) was a Church of Scotland minister deeply interested in Scots Gaelic culture and the oral traditions of the highlands. His large collection of Ossianic and modern poetry was consulted by James Macpherson, translator and author of The Poems of Ossian (1773). When Dr Johnson trained his formidable arsenal on Macpherson's... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 132692
GOULD, John. A Century of Birds from the Himalaya Mountains.
London : 1832First edition of Gould's first book, the rare issue with the backgrounds coloured; in a letter to Lord Derby, Gould wrote "You will probably recollect that in my first work... neither the plants or sic Backgrounds were coloured; In order to render the Series of my Publications complete... I have had those parts coloured in the few copies I have left"... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 134609
FRANKLIN, Rosalind E., & R. G. Gosling. Molecular Configuration in Sodium Thymonucleate.
London : 1953First edition, offprint issue, of crystallographer Rosalind Franklin's groundbreaking research paper contributing to the identification of the double helix structure of DNA, the most revolutionary discovery in the fields of molecular biology and all other life sciences, appearing alongside equally landmark articles by James Watson, Francis Crick, and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 126905
(SHIELDS, Henry.) MEIKLE, James. Famous Clyde Yachts.
London : 1888First and only edition. The Royal Clyde Yacht Club was the biggest in Britain at the end of the nineteenth century, larger even than the Solent Yacht Club, and Clyde yachts were world-famous as pioneers of the relatively new sport of yacht racing. This book reproduces in chromolithography a series of watercolours by Henry Shields RBA (1859-1935) showing... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 27407
HEYWOOD, Thomas. A True Description of His Majesties Royall Ship, Built this Yeare 1637. at Wooll-witch in Kent.
London : 1637First edition, scarce. The playwright and poet Thomas Heywood's book was commissioned by Charles I and celebrates what was the finest and most imposing ship in the English navy of the day. Heywood himself "is supposed to have designed the very elaborate decorations" (Clowes, The Royal Navy, II, p. 7); in fact she was almost gaudily decked-out and "was... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 116793
(WISE, Thomas James.) DICKENS, Charles. To Be Read at Dusk.
London : 1852 [i.e. 1891]The Estelle Doheny copy of this Thomas James Wise forgery. Wise (1859-1937), the most prominent bibliographer of his day, funded his bibliophilia and fuelled his vanity by forging 19th-century literary publications, taking a known text, and producing non-existent "privately printed" editions in pamphlet form, which he sold to wealthy book collectors... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138197
ALEXANDER, Sir James Edward. Original watercolour view of the coast of Jamaica with the Blue Mountains in the background and two fishing boats in the foreground.
Jamaica : 1831A highly evocative watercolour view of the Jamaican coastline with the famed Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range of the island, in the background.
Sir James Alexander, the artist, noted the grandeur of this very scene in the published version of his travels: "After a week's run we sighted afar off the dim outline of part of St. Domingo,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98688