Search results for: 'THOMSON, James'
THOMSON, James. Thomson's Poetical Works.
Edinburgh : 1853First edition edited by the Scottish writer and churchman George Gilfillan (1813-1878). This copy was given as an Eton leaving present in 1862 and is inscribed on a preliminary blank: "William Thomas Trench, with the best wishes of Adelbert Cecil Talbot". Trench would appear to be the future Earl of Clancarty and Talbot became a colonel and Resident... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 101737
SCHUYLER, James. The Morning of the Poem.
New York : 1980First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, " For Virgil, "...My long life..." Jimmy 3/14/80." Recipient was Virgil Thomson, the American composer, whom besides Schulyer forged friendships with James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Piccaso and other prominent cultural figures of the day. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 101437
THOMSON, Joseph. To the Central African Lakes and Back:
London : 1881First edition of this classic account of one of the most successful British expeditions to Africa in the 19th century. Thomson, months after graduating from Edinburgh University, was in 1878 appointed geologist and naturalist to a Royal Geographical Society expedition under the command of Alexander Johnston, with the aim of opening up a route from Dar... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 119308
THOMSON, J. P. British New Guinea.
London : 1892First edition of this in-depth analysis of New Guinea published nine years after its annexation in 1883. James Park Thomson was an experienced explorer and land surveyor who worked in Fiji and New South Wales. In this work he uses the notes and maps made by Sir William MacGregor, the British Administrator of New Guinea from 1888 until 1898. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118372
FERGUSON, James. Experiences of a Railway Guard.
Dundee : First edition of this series of sketches compiled during the author's service on the Caledonian Railway. Rare: five copies only traced in libraries worldwide, all but one in the United Kingdom, and one copy of a putative second edition. Some of the sketches first appeared in the Weekly News, published by D. C. Thomson of Dundee. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 112754
JOHNSON, Samuel. The Works.
London : 1820A beautifully bound set of an attractive edition, printed in a large legible type. Arthur Murphy's Essay on the Life and Genius of Samuel Johnson was first published in 1792.
With an appealing Scottish provenance: ownership inscription at head of title pages, "Mrs Forbes, Echt House", Aberdeenshire. This was the home of James Forbes (1775-1850),... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 24300
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, WorldCat 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... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126943
GRAY, John. A Treatise of Gunnery.
London : 1731First edition, presentation copy to Admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757), the victor of Porto Bello in 1739, the inscription reading: "To the Honourable Edward Vernon Esq, Vice Admiral of the Blue and Commander in chief of all his Majesty's Sea Forces in Jamaica this Treatise is presented with the utmost respect By The Author".
Gray's treatise aimed... Learn More£2,200.00
Stock Code: 137600
(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