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BOXING - JOHNSON, Jack. Champion of the World Jack Johnson.
[Chicago] : 1909A remarkably well-preserved example of this uncommon poster celebrating the ascension to the world heavyweight throne of the great African-American boxer. Having spent several years trying to lure heavyweight champion James J. Jeffries, who refused to allow a black fighter to challenge for his title, into a match, Johnson finally won the title from... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 97237
FLAHERTY, Robert. The Captain's Chair.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "To Jack Beddington via John Grierson -horn blower and then some! With all good wishes, Cafe Royal, London, August 7 - 1938". An excellent association linking one of the pioneers of documentary film with one of its most notable patrons. The author, Robert Flaherty, is best known... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 75728
GENTHE, Arnold. As I Remember.
New York : 1936First trade edition, a limited edition appeared in the same year. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Alice Page Converse, with love and best wishes, from her old Plumber friend, Arnold Genthe, New York 1936". Also tipped-in is a typed letter signed from the publishers to Alice Converse. A marvellous selection... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 97964
JACK THE RIPPER. - GRIFFITHS, Arthur, Major. Mysteries of Police and Crime.
London : 1898First edition, this set with a superb Jack the Ripper association. Inscribed by the author, a well-regarded prison governor and penologist, to his friend the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Met during the "Autumn of Terror"; "Robt. Anderson, with the kindest regards of his old friend the author, Arthur Griffiths, Xmas, 1898". The work contains the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139890
EDGWARE ROAD MURDER. A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to the Edgware Road Murder.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as the Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
BIBLE; Latin, Vulgate. Bible, with prologues and the Interpretations of Hebrew Names, illuminated manuscript in Latin.
[England, doubtless Oxford : mid 13th century]A fine English manuscript Bible, probably written and illuminated in Oxford between c.1240 and c.1260, as suggested by the illumination, text, and layout. The palette, particularly the somewhat pale milky blue found in some of the major initials (e.g. Psalms, fol. 248v), in addition to the deep blue used for the chapter and verse initials, is characteristic... Learn More£97,500.00
Stock Code: 144627
O'FLAHERTY, Liam. The Black Soul.
1924First Edition, First Impression. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the front free endpaper, "To Jack Lyne with affectionate regards from Liam O'Flaherty". The author's second book - not common inscribed. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 28644
YEATS. Jack B. (illus.); SYNGE, John Millington. The Aran Islands.
Dublin : 1907Signed limited edition, number 42 of 100 large paper copies signed by Synge and Yeats, and with plates hand-coloured by the artist. This book, based on the author's annual visits to the islands prompted by W. B. Yeats, would become the "the great prose manifesto of the Irish literary revival" (ODNB).
Accompanying this copy is a loosely inserted... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 142886
MALCOLM, Sir John. The Life of Robert, Lord Clive:
1836First edition of this important biography, the official life of Clive of India by Sir John Malcolm, another great Indian administrator. "By the time Malcolm wrote, no new material had appeared on Clive for more than forty years. The core of Malcolm's work was to be the large collection of manuscripts kept by Clive's son, the Earl of Powis" (Harrington,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 43835