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WILLIAMS, Charles. A London Earthquake.
London : 1884First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, just 4 locations on Copac, BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge, OCLC adds no further copies. "It is right to say that this story was planned at the time of the last earthquake at Ischia 28 July 1883; was partly written at the time of the earthquake of Java Krakatoa, 26 August 1883; and was in type long before Claudian... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 116683
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
[VOLTAIRE.] Candide, ou l'optimisme, traduit de l'allemand de Mr. le Docteur Ralph.
[Geneva : 1759First edition, one of only a dozen or so recorded copies of the true first edition of this celebrated philosophical conte, one of the genuine rarities in major 18th-century literature. There were 18 editions of Candide in 1759 alone, all of them superficially alike, though only four of them, like this, have 299 pages. Recent research, following Ira... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 135295
BLOUNT, Thomas Pope. A Natural History:
London : 1693First edition of Blount's observations on aspects of natural history, including observations on sugar, tea, coffee, opium, tobacco, coconuts, metals, earthquakes and volcanos, among other phenomena. Synthesised from other writers rather than being the product of extensive study by the author, the work acts as a valuable snapshot of late 17th-century... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 128581
HAMILTON, Sir William. Observations on Mount Vesuvius,
London : 1774First published in 1772 and again in the following year. "While stationed at Naples, Hamilton developed a great interest in volcanoes, earning a contemporary European reputation as 'the modern Pliny' and the 'professor of earthquakes'. 'I am mad on the subject of volcanoes', he wrote to Greville on 3 March 1778... Vesuvius erupted several times during... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 135652