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(THOMAS, Edward.) THOMAS, Helen. As it Was.
London : 1926First edition, first impression, of Thomas's tender yet frank memoir of her life with poet Edward Thomas, in a remarkable example of the scarce jacket. A follow-up volume, World without End, was published in 1931, the two memoirs published as one volume in 1935. Thomas began writing these memoirs in an attempt to lift herself from her depression... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139953
THOMAS, Edward. In Pursuit of Spring.
London : April 1914First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket retaining the scarce illustrated plate to the front panel. In Pursuit of Spring was Thomas's last work of prose and provides an account of his week-long bicycle ride from central London out into the Quantock Hills in Somerset undertaken in March 1913. It is often considered the best... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131308
THOMAS, Edward. Rose Acre Papers.
London : 1904First edition, first impression, of the author's scarce early book, inscribed in ink by Mabel and Lilian Quiller-Couch on the front free endpaper: "From M & L Quiller-Couch with love and every good wish", with the pencilled date "Xmas 1904". Mabel and Lilian were the younger sisters of Arthur Quiller-Couch, the literary critic, novelist, and editor... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 125084
THOMAS, Edward. Poems.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, an an exceptional example, of Thomas's first regularly published book of poems, issued after his death at Arras on Easter Monday 1917. This is one of 1,050 copies printed, half of which were issued by Selwyn & Blound in the UK, and half by Henry Holt in America. The book is dedicated to Robert Frost, who had encouraged... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 128257
(BAWDEN, Edward. illus.) LLOYD THOMAS, M. G., ed. Travellers' Verse.
London : 1946First edition, first impression. This anthology of poems about travel from across the centuries includes poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley, W. B. Yeats, and Alfred Lord Tennyson, amongst other authors. It was part of the New Excursions Into English Poetry series, which was edited by W. J. Turner and Sheila Shannon. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 124035
MARSH, Edward. Edward Marsh's Little Book.
Eton : 1990First edition, limited issue, number 49 of 626 copies (26 were deluxe signed copies). This is the first printing, reproducing the original in facsimile, of the notebook presented in 1911 by Lady Diana Cooper to Sir Edward Marsh (1872-1953), who was Winston Churchill's secretary and a great literary impresario in his own right. Marsh determined "to ask... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139254
MARSH, Edward. Edward Marsh's Little Book.
Eton : 1990First edition, limited issue, number 417 of 626 copies (26 were deluxe signed copies). This is the first printing, reproducing the original in facsimile, of the notebook presented in 1911 by Lady Diana Cooper to Sir Edward Marsh (1872-1953), who was Winston Churchill's secretary and a great literary impresario in his own right. Marsh determined "to... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139388
(COCKTAILS.) THOMAS, Jerry. How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon-Vivant's Companion,
New York : 1862First edition, later printing, of the first ever guide to mixed drinks, this copy in a later state with the "How-To Mix Drinks, or The Bon-Vivant's Companion" title page and 2.50 price to the upper board.
Showcasing "the first legitimate American culinary art the first uniquely American cultural product to catch the world's imagination" (Wondrich,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 122888
JONES, Edward Thomas. An Address to bankers, Merchants, Tradesmen, &c.
London : 1795An unrecorded issue of the prospectus for E. T. Jones's work on book-keeping, one of three printings in 1795, the other two printed in Bristol, which is where Jones practised as an accountant. This Address, the half-title to which reads "Twenty Minutes useful Consideration for the Man of Business", is actually a lengthy prospectus for a longer work... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 105272
BESOLOW, Thomas Edward. From the Darkness of Africa to the Light of America:
Boston : 1891First edition thus, second overall, the earliest realistically procurable edition of the author's first book. Besolow (1857-1948) was born of Vai parents at Bendu, Liberia. He studied in America before coming back to Cape Mount, where he served as county attorney, member of the House of Representatives, and was appointed associate justice of the Supreme... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 34016
COLEBROOKE, Sir Thomas Edward. Life of the Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone.
London : 1884First edition. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was appointed to the East India Company through family influence, and arrived in Calcutta in 1796. He developed a strong interest in Indian literature and politics, and became proficient in Persian. In 1819, after postings in Afghanistan and Poona, he became governor of the recently acquired territory that became... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 121130
(HUME, David.) RITCHIE, Thomas Edward. An Account of the Life and Writings of David Hume, Esq.
London : 1807First edition of the first book-length biography of Hume. Ritchie was critical of Hume's achievements as a metaphysician and as a moralist, with his works suggesting that Ritchie himself was a disciple of Thomas Reid, whose philosophy was antithetical to Hume's. Ritchie is also dismissive of Hume's essays, criticising their conciseness. However, Hume's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 124769
ALEXANDER, James Edward. Travels from India to England;
1827First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the first blank "with the Author's respectful compliments", the recipient's name effectively erased. Educated at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sandhurst, Alexander was commissioned in the 1st Madras light cavalry in 1821. "He was made adjutant of the bodyguard by Sir Thomas Munro, and served in the first Anglo-Burmese... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 50006
[NEUBURG, Victor Benjamin.] Swift Wings. Songs in Sussex.
Steyning : 1921First edition, number 197 of 550 copies on antique laid paper, a notably fresh example of Neuburg's second book of pagan poetry published at his Vine Press. This copy was presented as a gift with a charmingly poetic inscription on the front free endpaper by his son, Victor Edward Neuburg (1924-1996).
This selection of Neuburg's poetry follows... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139457
PRYCE, Daisy Hugh. Goddesses Three.
London : 1896First edition, rare: not in Sadleir or the extensive collection of Robert Lee Wolff (the author is absent entirely from both catalogues), Copac lists only 6 copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Oxford, Cambridge, London Library, Scotland, Trinity College Dublin), and OCLC adds only 4 copies worldwide (California at Berkeley, Illinois,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 103244
SERRES, Dominick, & John Thomas. Liber Nauticus, and Instructor in the Art of Marine Drawing.
London : 1805-6First edition. An excellent copy of probably the grandest English naval aquatint book, eight of the plates here being coloured, in Abbey's copy only plate XVII was coloured. Dominick and John Thomas Serres were father and son. The father was born at Auch in Gascony, and educated at the famous Benedictine academy in Douai, being intended for the clergy.... Learn More£16,500.00
Stock Code: 63304
ROSCOE, Thomas. Wanderings and Excursions in South Wales:
London : [1837?]A fine pair of bindings by London's leading binder of the 1840s and 1850s, with appropriately Welsh heraldic devices, perhaps done in celebration of the birth of Edward, the eldest son of Queen Victoria, in 1841. As Prince of Wales from 8 December 1841 to 22 January 1901, the future Edward VII held the record for longest-serving heir apparent until... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114542
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
Boston : 1900Édition Aquarelle. Limited to 10 numbered copies. A variorum edition with the text taken from the Cambridge edition in its latest revised form (1891-3). Along with the 37 canonical plays this edition also includes The Two Noble Kinsmen, attributed to Shakespeare and John Fletcher, and Edward III, which was probably mostly by Thomas Kyd but at least... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 48869
SIMES, Thomas. A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion,
London : 1777Second edition, the same year as the first, the dedication dated just nine days after the first (1 October, rather than 22 September). A very timely publication, as Simes stresses in his secondary dedication "To the Officers of the Army": "From the rebellious conduct of the Americans it appears to me that there is a great necessity of publishing something... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 64009
SIMES, Thomas. A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion,
London : 1777First edition. A very timely publication, as Simes stresses in his secondary dedication "To the Officers of the Army": "From the rebellious conduct of the Americans it appears to me that there is a great necessity of publishing something of this kind, for the instruction of the young and unexperienced sic officer". In his study of the 18th-century training... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 113466
(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
(DONNE, John.) SYLVESTER, Josuah. Lachrimae lachrimarum.
[London : 1612 & 1613]First appearance of a rare lifetime publication of a poem by John Donne, in the third edition of these funerary verses for Prince Henry, bound together with the second edition. The sombre theme is echoed in the mise-en-page, the text predominately set in deep black woodcut borders with funerary ornaments either side. The promising life of Henry Frederick,... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 118729
WILSON, Maria. The Workwoman's Guide,
London & Birmingham : 1838First edition of one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century. Early editions are uncommon, with just four copies of the first on Copac, together with four of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. An excellent copy of this elusive and highly desirable guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108261
(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
MALORY, Sir Thomas. Le Morte Darthur.
London : 1889-91First edition of the first truly scholarly edition of Malory's Arthurian epic, presentation set inscribed by the editor Dr H. Oskar Sommer on the half title of the first volume, "To Mr Herbert Beerbohm Tree, with the author-editor's compliments and best wishes, H. Oscar Sommer" and again in the last volume (printed three years later), "H. Beerbohm Tree... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 113775
NEWTON, Charles Thomas. Travels & Discoveries in the Levant.
London : 1865First edition, first impression. Firsthand account of excavations at Mitylene, Rhodes, Kalymnos and various sites on the coast of Asia Minor, culminating at Halicarnassus. Following graduation from Oxford, where he was a friend of Ruskin, "Newton entered the British Museum in 1840 as assistant in the department of antiquities under Edward Hawkins. Here... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137439
(WELLS, H. G.) MORE, Sir Thomas. Utopia.
London : September 1908First edition of More's Utopia with Wells's introduction, this copy inscribed by Wells incorporating one of his "picshuas", a sketch of a baby-faced flower denominated (somewhat in the manner of Edward Lear's nonsense botany), "To sketch Utopiana Grandiflora, from H. G. Wells". This edition appeared as part Blackie & Son's Red Letter Library... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 137554
BOYES, George Thomas Henry, Rear-Admiral. Salvage Operations. The Floating of H.M. Battleship "Howe".
London : 1900First edition, uncommon just 7 locations on Copac The Admiral-class battleship HMS Howe was commissioned in 1889 and joined the Channel Fleet a year later. On 2 November 1892, due to faulty Admiralty charts, Howe ran aground on the Pereiro Shoal off Bispon Point while attempting to enter Ferrol harbour, Spain. Salvage operations were extremely complex,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 123155
MILTON, John. Comus.
London : 1901First Essex House edition, number 82 of 150 copies printed on vellum and hand illuminated. In 1634 Milton was asked to compose the text of a masque "which was to be mounted in Ludlow in honour of the inauguration of John Egerton, earl of Bridgewater, as lord president of Wales. In 1637 or early in 1638 Lawes published Milton's text (without any indication... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137091
JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
London : 1632First edition in English; rare. The translation is actually by the Hispanophile James Mabbe, though Edward Blount, as was his habit, signs the dedication as if he were its translator. (A variant issue of the same year has Blount's name instead of Richard Collins's in the imprint: the two booksellers were close neighbours in St Paul's Churchyard.) Edward... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 81871
(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
(ESSEX HOUSE PRESS.) GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Deserted Village.
Campden, Gloucestershire : 1904First Essex House Press edition, number 120 of 150 copies only, printed on vellum and hand illuminated. Goldsmith's poem, first published in 1770, is a pastoral elegy and political polemic which depicts an idealised, and supposedly lost, rural lifestyle. It is presented here as the twelfth work in the Essex House Press Great Poems Series. The Essex... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137543
(TANGIERS.) A Particular Narrative of a Great Engagement between the Garison [sic] of Tangier, and the Moors,
London : 1680First edition, conspicuously uncommon, ESTC citing just 14 locations worldwide (six in the UK, the remainder in the US), with only one copy appearing on auction records and that dating to 1937. Superb first-hand account that sheds light on a conflict in a contested area of North Africa where Britain had established a defensive and commercial foothold... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125471
(UNWIN, T. Fisher, pub.) WATSON, William, Frédéric Mistral, A. Mary F. Robinson, Robert Burns, Katherine Tynan, & José Echegaray. [Seven titles from the Cameo Series:]
London : 1890-95The publisher's retained first copies of the rare deluxe japon issue of seven titles in Unwin's Cameo Series, each copy number 1 of 30 numbered copies only printed on japon vellum, three signed by the publisher on the colophon; all from the personal library of Thomas Fisher Unwin (1848-1935).
Unwin's Cameo series of poetry was a distinctively packaged... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 125995
PRIDEAUX, Humphrey. La Vie de Mahomet,
Amsterdam : 1698First French edition, translated from the English by Daniel de Larroque, following the London edition of 1697. "Prideaux 1648-1724 lamented how many Deists had charged Christianity with imposture, and he meant to hold up Islam as an actual fraud against which Christianity's legitimacy would become more apparent. Knowing that some might accuse him of... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 129216
LEYBOURN, William. Panarithmologia,
London : 1693First edition of the mathematician and land surveyor's most enduring work, an enormously popular ready reckoner which by 1808 was in its twenty-third edition. OCLC records just 13 copies of the first edition in institutional holdings (6 in the UK, 5 in the US, and one apiece in Germany and Japan).
"Over the 17th century, the market for the separate... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129734
ACOSTA, Jose de. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies.
London : 1604First edition in English of "the most convincing, detailed, and reliable account" of the Americas at this time, in a notably attractive contemporary binding (Hill). While this influential work is well-held institutionally it is scarce in commerce, and especially so in a contemporary binding, with only five such copies appearing at auction in the last... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 141468
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
London : 1791 & 1793First editions, presentation copies, both the Life of Johnson and Principal Corrections with individual autograph presentation inscriptions from the author to Andrew Lumisden (1720-1801), a friend of Boswell's who had assisted in preparing the Life by deciphering Johnson's manuscript notebook of his trip to France in October-November 1775.
This... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 119415
JONES, Mary. Miscellanies in Prose and Verse.
Oxford : 1750First edition of the author's only book, a beautifully bound subscriber's copy, one of approximately 330 copies printed on royal paper, this from the library of Sir Edward Popham of Littlecote.
Born in Oxford, where she lived all her life, Mary Jones (1707-1778) was a well-connected poet and letter-writer whose work was greatly influenced by Alexander... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 134908
(SOUTH SEA COMPANY.) Collection of British Parliamentary Acts relating to the South Sea Company.
1711-1751A substantial collection of parliamentary acts relating to the formation, regulation, and eventual collapse of the South Sea Company, as well as the parliamentary repercussions against those responsible and attempts to ameliorate the effects. Such substantial collections of South Sea material are uncommon in commerce, and moreover some of the individual... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 97357
BACKHOUSE, James. A Narrative of a Visit to the Mauritius and South Africa.
London : 1844First edition of the author's second book, uniform with his Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies, published the previous year. Backhouse (1794-1869) came from a prominent Quaker family of botanists and horticulturists with roots in Darlington, where his grandfather, also James, made the family fortune by establishing a bank. He sailed for... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 119271
ROBERTSON, Walford Graham. "Troy Town": pair of sheets with two original watercolours, calligraphy and musical notation.
c. 1905Highly attractive piece rather in the style of the Beggarstaff Brothers, illustrating the old English ballad "The Wandering Prince of Troy", here shortened to simply "Troy Town", a retelling of the story of Dido and Aeneas; the opening lines reading "When Troy Town had, for ten yeeres past, Withstood the Greekes in manfull wise". The first sheet carries... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136594
(VICTORIA, Princess Royal.) MASSIE, Richard. Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs.
London : 1854First edition, this a presentation copy from the author to Victoria, the Princess Royal (1840-1901), Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, inscribed on the first blank: "Her Royal Highness the 'Princess Royal' from the Translator"; with Victoria's attractive bookplate to the front pastedown, inked pressmarks verso of the front free, and ink stamp "Bibliothek... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 133638
ELIZABETH, Princess of the United Kingdom. Cupid Turned Volunteer.
London : 1804First edition, signed by "Elizabeth" on the half-title. Published at the height of the Georgian volunteer movement for the war against Napoleon, this book contains a series of engraving based on drawings by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, showing cupid training to fight the French. Each picture depicting scenes of "Genius, Loyalty, and Patriotism"... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129967
(SOUTH SEA COMPANY.) The Particulars and Inventories of the Estates of the late Sub-Governor, Deputy-Governor, and Directors of the South-Sea Company:
London : 1721A scarce collection of over 30 very detailed estate inventories produced during the intense scrutiny of the South Sea Company and its employees in the aftermath of the Bubble. Printed by order of the House of Commons, each inventory has a separate title leaf, pagination, and register, printing in exhaustive details the particulars of the accounts of... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125826
(CHIVERS BINDING.) HOOD, Thomas. The Serious Poems.
London : 1901Signed limited edition, number 19 of 30 copies on Japanese vellum signed by the illustrator. A beautiful example of Chivers's vellucent technique, which he developed in the early 1900s. In contrast to the earlier method used by Edwards of Halifax, the painting was not done on the underside of the transparent vellum, but on paper which was attached to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 99343
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
(BIBLE; English; Authorized version.) The Holy Bible,
Cambridge : 1768A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding. Provenance: from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800); both volumes lettered in gilt on front cover "John Sparling, Esqr." and with dark brown morocco labels lettered "St. Domingo House, 1790. Lancashire"; armorial bookplate of William... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 116480
(TIRAH CAMPAIGN.) BULL, René. Black and White War Albums No. 3: The Tirah Campaign.
London : First and sole edition of this excellent visual record of the Tirah Campaign (1897-1898), prosecuted on the North-West Frontier against the Afridi; four of these "War Albums" were issued by the Black and White, a popular illustrated weekly: another two on the Sudan campaign and a naval number completing the series. René Bull is better known as an illustrator... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 139178
(TARTAN.) WHYTE, John. Clan Tartans [Spine title] - Coats of Arms, Crests, Clan Tartans &c. Designed for Embroidery by …
Edinburgh : c.1845No other copy recorded institutionally, fascinating, and enterprising exercise in "pattern drawing", making available the 75 designs published in John Sobieski Stuart's Vesitiarium Scoticum of 1842 in a format enabling their manufacture. This is an important early record of the adoption of the Sobieski Stuart patterns, and an extremely appealing and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135594
(THE 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
(SOUTH AFRICA: BOER WAR.) MONCRIEFF, Lieutenant A. R., Royal Scots Greys. Personal photograph album with accompanying manuscript notebook.
South Africa : 1902Fascinating, well-documented and vivid album of original photographs taken by a cavalry officer attached to a mounted infantry unit in South Africa after the conclusion of the Second Boer War (31 May 1902). Lieutenant Moncrieff was serving with number 4 troop, "C" squadron of the 12th Mounted Infantry, known as The Highland Company, and attached to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120114
LAWRENCE, Henry Montgomery. Some Passages in the Life of an Adventurer in the Punjab.
Delhi : 1842First edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies - BL and Oxford - on Copac, OCLC adds five more - NYPL, Yale, Harvard, universities of Minnesota and Missouri. One of the earliest commercial productions of this press, all Delhi imprints before 1850 are uncommon. Excellent copy of Lawrence's "fictionalised memoirs of Colonel Bellasis who joined the... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 107518
CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, Miguel de. The History of Don-Quichote.
London : 1620First complete edition in English of the hugely influential prose chivalric romance, which found its greatest popularity outside Spain in England: second edition of the first part, first edition of the second, translated by Dublin-born Thomas Shelton.
"The signs of haste in the translation, which took Shelton only forty days, do not hide his... Learn More£120,000.00
Stock Code: 139220
(INDIA; NORTH-WEST FRONTIER.) Stanford's Sketch Map of the North-Western Frontier of India, 1897.
London : 1897Notably uncommon and attractive map, Library Hub citing just two copies, at the British Library and National Library of Wales; WorldCat adding a further five worldwide: Minnesota, Middlebury College, Basel, Toronto, Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
From the library of the groundbreaking colour photographer Sarah Angeline "Angie" Acland (1849-1930),... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140321
(BEWICK, Thomas.) LINGARD, John. The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church.
Newcastle : 1806First edition of the first work of John Lingard (1771-1851), Roman Catholic priest and historian, "a work which reveals him to be a moderate upholder of the Catholic cisalpine and Gallican tradition of historical scholarship. In this work he sought to oppose the errors of a generation of protestant Anglo-Saxon scholars who argued for an English church,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 121264
BAINES, Thomas. The Gold Regions of South Eastern Africa.
London : 1877First edition. Baines (1820-1875) was one of the pioneers of European exploration in the lands forming modern Zimbabwe, where he led an expedition in the 1860s to secure concessions for a gold-mining company from King Lobengula. Although the company in question failed to take advantage of the terms Baines extracted, this posthumously-edited account... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 119268
BOSWELL, James. British Essays in Favour of the Brave Corsicans: By Several Hands.
London : 1769First edition of this collection of twenty essays compiled by Boswell as part of his long-standing campaign on behalf of the Corsican insurgents seeking independence from the Genoese - his first important work had been An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli, published by the Dilly brothers in the previous... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 129020
[SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris.] The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding. Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey, being an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048