Search results for: 'STONE, Robert'
STONE, Robert. Dog Soldiers; [with:] A Hall of Mirrors.
New York : 1975First Ballantine Books editions, first printings. Presentation copies, inscribed by the author on the title pages, "For Dink Bruce, with thanks and best wishes, Bob Stone". The recipient was Benjamin "Dink" Bruce, a cult figure in Key West, Florida. Dink's father Telly Otto Bruce ("Toby") originally moved to Key West at the behest of his Arkansas friend... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 116247
PEEL, Sir Robert. Embossed memorial card marking the death of Sir Robert Peel, reading:
1850This particularly attractive exemplar of a Victorian memorial card - bearing a stock image of a sarcophagus with an urn, drapery, guttering torch, and funerary flowers - reflects the national sense of shock at the sudden death of Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850), prime minister and creator of the Metropolitan Police, who was killed accidentally when "he... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 115034
DE GAURY, Gerald, & H. V. F. Winstone, (eds). The Road to Kabul.
London : 1981Superb presentation copy of the first edition of this anthology of work by travellers in Central Asia, signed by the author, and with a letter presenting the book to Robert Heber-Percy, 'The Mad Boy', young lover of the eccentric Lord Berners, with whom de Gaury became fascinated, and who accompanied him on his delicate diplomatic mission to visit Ibn... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 141824
DE CHAIR, Somerset. The First Crusade.
London : 1945First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number 4. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,' Somerset de Chair, Wingfield Morris... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120134
MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de. Miscellaneous Pieces.
London : 1759First edition in English. This collection contains: an essay upon taste; New Persian Letters; The Temple of Gnidus; a Defence of the Spirit of Laws: to which are added some explanations, and a speech given by Montesquieu in Paris on 24 January 1728. It also contains the Eulogium on Montesquieu and an Analysis of the Spirit of Laws by Jean le Rond d'Alembert,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 118736
FERISHTA, & Jonathan SCOTT. Ferishta's History of Dekkan,
Shrewsbury : 1794First edition of this translation of one of the most important histories of India, by the late 16th-century Persian historian Muhammad Qasim Hindu Shah, known as Ferishta. The British orientalist Jonathan Scott (1753-1829) had it published at his own expense in his native Shrewsbury. Scott served as an officer with the East India Company and saw action... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 109136
WELLESLEY, Richard. Notes relative to the Late Transactions in the Marhatta [sic] Empire.
London : 1804First London edition of this account of the early stages of the Second Anglo-Maratha War (1803-5), first published the previous year at Calcutta. Issued anonymously, it was the work Richard, Marquess Wellesley, at the time governor-general of Bengal, and older brother of the duke of Wellington who took a significant part in these campaigns, and it glorifies... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 143667
NELSON, Horatio, Viscount Nelson. Autograph letter signed concerning Napoleon to Colonel William Stewart, commander of marines on board Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Copenhagen.
Merton [Place], Surrey : 12 October, 1802A quite superb letter full of interest and colour, ranging across personal and international affairs, addressed warmly to his respected brother-in-arms Colonel William Stewart during the period of peace following the Treaty of Amiens (27 March 1802). It includes a memorably witty and waspish attack on Napoleon and until now has never been fully elucidated.
In... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 137849
MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de. Two Chapters of A celebrated French Work, intitled, De L'Esprit des Loix, Translated into English.
Edinburgh : 1750First and only edition of this printing of two chapters of Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws relating to the British system of government, identified as the earliest publication in English of the Spirit of the Laws, preceding the publication of Thomas Nugent's translation by several months (Courtney, p. 31). Despite its importance as the first English... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 117453
JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC. Original souvenir programme for 1961 UK tour.
London : 1961Highly appealing souvenir programme for the fifth British JATP tour (11 - 17 November 1961), featuring the John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie quintets. Trane's band included Eric Dolphy (alto/flute), McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums). Diz brought with him Leo Wright (alto/flute), Lalo Schifrin (piano, mangled here as "Schisrin"!),... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 134776
RUSSIA; St Petersburg - MORNAY (illus.) A Picture of St. Petersburgh,
London : 1815First edition, "one of the most beautiful plate books of St. Petersburg" (Bobins Collection). Published at 6 guineas coloured, this is a superb record of the city of Peter the Great - captured in the wake of the Napoleonic wars - and divided into two sections: the first 12 plates represent the months of the year through characteristic views of the city;... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120459
PHOTOPLAYS. Photoplay Collection.
London, New York, etc : c.1910-50An excellent photoplay collection from the early decades of cinema, with the scarce and sensational illustrated dust jackets. 64 volumes are from the Readers Library series, published in London, 38 are from New York's Grosset & Dunlap (these notably illustrated with photographic film stills), and the remainder are from various other publishers. The... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 120921
SIMONDS, Richard Hugh Napier. Two personal photograph albums of the Western Desert and Italian Campaigns.
North Africa and Italy : 1940-43An engrossing visual record of the Western Desert Campaign and Allied invasion of Sicily, compiled by Richard Simonds, "unofficial photographer" in the 4th Armoured Brigade, the major component of the 7th Armoured Division. There are over 200 high-quality photographs of military action, British and Axis armour, street scenes, various Allied officers,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43249