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ROYAL EXCHANGE. Series of three hand-painted lantern slides.
[c.1850s/60s]A series of three magic lantern slides depicting the Royal Exchange, Britain's first specialist commercial building, before, during, and after the fire of 10 January 1838. The Royal Exchange pictured in the first slide, designed by Edward Jerman and opened in 1669, was the second iteration of the building: the original structure, built for the Exchange's... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 135445
FRIEDMAN, Milton - GREAT BRITAIN: ROYAL COMMISSION. East Africa Royal Commission Report 1953-1955.
London : 1955First edition, from the library of Nobel Prize-winning American economist Milton Friedman. The commission's important examination of the economic development, living conditions, industrial activities, agricultural advances, and social issues across British East AfricaKenya, Uganda, and Tanganyika (now part of modern day Tanzania)was completed in two... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 119535
BANKES, Thomas. The Royal Exchange.
London : c 1775The Royal Exchange was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth I on 23 January 1571. This is an engraving of the second exchange built on the site. It was designed by Edward Jarman, and was opened in 1669, however it unfortunately was destroyed by fire in 1838. The first Royal Exchange was founded by the Elizabethan merchant Sir Thomas Gresham in 1565,... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 72534
ACKERS, George Holland. Universal Yacht Signals.
London : 1847First edition. Ackers 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 Navy: enabling... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 142560
ROBBINS, Lionel - BARBOUR, David. The Theory of Bimetallism.
London : [c.1885]First edition, the copy of the economist Lionel Robbins, with his ownership signature to half-title, and with a slip of his jottings loosely inserted. Robbins, along with Keynes, was the leading British economist during the inter-war period; at the London School of Economics, he "dominated the economics department for thirty years and built it up to... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140546
WOODARD, David. The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen,
London : 1804First edition, very pretty copy of this interesting shipwreck narrative, involving captivity and escape, a description of Celebes and a brief vocabulary of the Malay language.
"In January of 1793, Woodard sailed in the American ship Enterprise form Batavia, bound for Manila. Sent off in a boat with five others to purchase provisions from another... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 67655
LEONARD, Herman. L'Oeil du Jazz.
Paris : 1985True first edition. This copy inscribed by Leonard to French actor and film producer Claude Haymann, "A Claude Haymann En Sincère hommage, Herman Leonard", and extremely uncommon thus.
On his return from the Second World War Leonard spent a year in Ottawa as apprentice to the great alchemist of photographic portraiture Yousuf Karsh. In 1948... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 95748
THATCHER, Margaret. Map of the Gallipoli peninsula.
1990From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with the presentation label incorporated beneath the map reading "Presented to the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP on the occasion of the Gallipoli Commemoration 25 April 1990". Thatcher travelled to Turkey for the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, along with the Australian prime minister Bob Hawke,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133407
BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
London : 1832 [but 1833]Third edition, revised and enlarged, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the initial blank, "Pascoe Grenfel sic Esqre with the Authors Compliments". Shortly after receipt Grenfell has added underneath, "Given to my dear Daughter Charlotte Maria March 1833 Pascoe Grenfell".
The industrialist and politician Pascoe Grenfell (1761-1838)... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140241
JAMES, Henry. Confidence.
1880First edition, published 10 December 1879 in an edition of only 500 copies. James had become dissatisfied with Macmillan and offered Chatto and Windus "a short novel" in exchange for "a royalty & a certain sum of money down". James made sure of copyright in England by seeing that this was published first, anticipating the 1,500 copies published at Boston... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 70998
BARNES, Djuna. Ladies Almanack.
Paris : 1928First edition, the copy of Barnes's literary executor, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper and accompanied by a vellum sheet such as that used as the cover of the deluxe issue, hand-coloured by Barnes, given to him at the time of inscription: "For Hank O'Neal with the compliments of the Author Djuna Barnes. New York 1978"; this copy... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 145299
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Down and Out in Paris and London.
3 May 1932 - 25 Sep 1972Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their publication of George Orwell's first book, Down and Out in Paris and London, including the original contract for the book. Down and Out was Orwell's memoir of his life among the poor and destitute in and around the two cities, and remains among his best-known non-fiction works.
After... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 131747