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TROUP, J. Rose. With Stanley's Rear Column.
London : 1890First edition of this important, highly critical narrative of the Emin Pasha relief expedition, published in the midst almost universal adulation that greeted Stanley on his return to England in 1890, and one of the "multiplication of different accounts which undermined his reputation just at the moment he had hoped it would finally be secured" (ODNB).... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 111725
ELLIOTT, Henry Wood, & Andrew F. Gallagher. Report of the Special Agents of the House Committee of Expenditures in the Department of Commerce, upon the Condition of the Fur-Seal Herd of Alaska and the Conduct of the Public Business on the Pribilof Islands…
Washington : 1913First and only edition. Seemingly the author's copy, with added documentation and his own original illustrated wrappers, subsequently inscribed on the title page, "For Judge Cooper with the warm personal regards of the author, Henry W. Elliott, Oct. 25, 1913." Laid in is a memorandum in Elliott's hand, on Department of Commerce stationery, denouncing... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131367
CHAMBERLEN, Hugh. Papers relating to a bank of credit upon land security proposed to the Parliament of Scotland.
[Edinburgh : 1693]One of two editions, this a quarto of eight pages, the other a folio of 20 pages, without established priority. Part of the series of publications in which Chamberlen promoted his land bank scheme, which he first proposed in 1690. England had by this stage rejected his proposals, and so he turned to Scotland, which would also reject them, as too would... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135255
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
FAWCETT, Henry. Pauperism: its Causes and Remedies.
London : 1871First edition. This work is based upon a course of lectures that economist Henry Fawcett (1833-1884), husband of suffragist Millicent Fawcett (1847-1929), delivered at Cambridge in 1870 to raise the issue of poverty and the poor law system. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 124087
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. Over the Teacups.
Boston & New York : 1891First edition, first printing, second state, binding A. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to "Mrs Cabot and Mrs Howes / With the affectionate regards of their often and deeply obliged friend, Oliver Wendell Holmes, November 10th 1890". Despite the date in the imprint, the book was deposited on 5 November 1890 and the... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 102860
LE GUIN, Ursula K. A Wizard of Earthsea.
Berkeley : 1968First edition, first printing, with the publisher's faint vertical smudge on the title page, running through the "r" in "Wizard", the round symbol, the second "u" in "Ursula" below, the "n" in "drawings", and ending at the "r" in "press", and the trade jacket with "11 up 3.95" at upper corner of front flap and library price clipped from lower corner... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136572
[BAUDELAIRE, Charles, trans.] POE, Edgar Allan. Aventures d'Arthur Gordon Pym.
Paris : 1858First edition, printed in Corbeil, with the Crété typography, of Baudelaire's translation of Poe's only complete novel. Scarce in the original wrappers and in such good condition.
It was first published both in the US and UK in 1838 as The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, and was described by Jorge Luis Borges as "Poe's greatest book",... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 140025
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880
DRINKWATER, John. Tides.
London : 1917First trade edition, first impression, the dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title verso "To Sir Ian Hamilton from John Drinkwater 1917". Drinkwater dedicates the book to General Sir Ian Hamilton with the dedicatory stanza "because the darling chivalries, / that light your battle-line, belong / to music's heart no less than these,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134237
CLEMENT, Simon. Faults on Both Sides:
London : 1710A sammelband collection, comprising Clement's pamphlet supporting the establishment of a non-partisan government, a response to Clement claiming to be the second part of his pamphlet, the anonymous counterblast Faults in the Fault-Finder, and Clement's defence of his treatise in A Vindication of the Faults on Both Sides. In the past Faults on Both Sides... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135220
EVERETT, Alexander Hill. Autograph letter signed, to Henry Charles Carey.
Boston : October 21 1835A choice letter between two of the leading American economists of the day, testimony to the emergence of an American school of economics that was explicitly conceived as an alternative to the orthodoxy of British classical economics.
The letter was initiated through the recent publication of Carey's first book, Theory of Wages (1835), which he had... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116816
LAUREL, Stan (Arthur Stanley Jefferson.) A collection of original Laurel and Hardy scenarios and scripts from the files of the Hal Roach studio.
[Los Angeles] : 1927-35A superb collection of original script material from the golden age of the most successful comic partnership in film history. In 1926, under contract to Hal Roach Studios for the third time, the English-born comedian Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) reworked an old sketch of his father's into a two-reel comedy, Home from the Honeymoon, featuring... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 65988
(CRUIKSHANK, George.) [COMBE, William.] Life of Napoleon, A Hudibrastic Poem in Fifteen Cantoes by Dr. Syntax,
1815First edition, with all points as called for in Abbey. A satirical life of Buonaparte, its intentions best summed up by the allegorical title page, which shows the young Corsican as a revolutionary fire-brand in a Phrygian cap ascending a ladder whose rungs are Plunder, Bloodshed and Murder, this last being the blade of a guillotine. At the top he sits... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 41913
DICK, Philip K. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.
Los Angeles, CA, and elsewhere : c.1965-91Philip K. Dick was married to his third wife Anne Williams Rubinstein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965. Long after their divorce, in mid-1973, Anne burned most of their earlier correspondence, but they renewed contact in December 1973. The ultimate fruit of this was her biography, Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982; A Memoir and Biography of the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 97282
WOOD, John. A Journey to the Source of the River Oxus.
London : 1872Second edition, revised. Following his success in leading an expedition up the Indus in 1835, Wood was appointed as assistant to Alexander Burnes's mission to Afghanistan. "The mission had both commercial and military aims, and Wood was charged with gathering information about the Indus and the topography and mineral deposits of the surrounding area"... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 111897
BROCQUIERE, Bertrandon de la. The Travels of Bertrandon de la Brocquiere to Palestine,
Hafod, Ceredigion : 1807First edition in English. Bertrandon de la Brocquiere (c. 1400-1459) was a Burgundian agent and pilgrim, his book blending travel narrative with a "reconnaissance tour of the Near East" (Tyerman). Although written at the behest of Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, with the intention of acting as a spur to an intended crusade in 1454 which never materialised,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139109
POTTER, Beatrix. Wag-by-Wall.
Boston : 1944First edition in book form, first printing. A limited edition of 100 copies was published in the UK, likely simultaneously, though the exact date is unknown. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester - the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was first written in 1909 under the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 109501
JONES, Samuel. A Treatise on the Right of Suffrage, with an Appendix.
Boston : 1842First and only edition of this early American treatise on suffrage, intending "to present to the public the principles on which the right of suffrage is founded, and by which the exercise of that right out to be regulated No work is now before the public, in which the subject has been fully examined and reduced to its true principles" (preface, p.... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 137463
KEANE, John Fryer. My Journey to Medinah:
London : 1881First edition. The son of a Yorkshire clergyman, Keane ran away to sea at 12, spending some time on a collier brig. "By the age of 18 he had acquired a second mate's certificate. He claimed to have become a certified officer in the P&O line and between 1873 and 1877 to have taken voyages to the Black Sea, the Arctic and China, and to have worked on... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98733
POCK, Alexander. Six highly-finished pencil drawings in the guest-book for Werzer's Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl".
Pörtschach am Wörthersee : 1947The guest-book for Werzer's famous Gasthof "zum Weißes Rössl" at Pörtschach am Wörthersee, now the home of the Brahms Haus Museum, containing six highly-finished pencil drawings by Alexander Pock: 1) Mounted officer, with New Year's wishes for 1947, dated on 26 December 1946; 2) Bust-portrait of a feldmarschal, 23 March 1947; 3) Two sailors, "on... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 94476
ROWLING, J. K. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
London : 2000First edition, first impression, dedication copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page with an arrow from the printed dedication ("to Susan Sladden who helped Harry out of his cupboard"): "and, though we didn't want it in print, helped me out of my cupboard. With unending gratitude and equal love Jo a.k.a. (again) JK Rowling x". The printed... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 128864
POTTER, Beatrix. Wag-by-Wall.
London & New York : 1944First UK edition, limited issue. Number 78 from a limited edition of 100 copies only, the only British publication. Potter originally conceived the story "as a pendant to The Tailor of Gloucester - the lonely old man and the lonely old woman, but I could never finish it." It was first written in 1909 under the title "The Little Black Kettle". Potter... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 109499
SYKES, Christopher. Wassmuss.
London : 1936First edition, first impression. Wilhelm Wassmuss arrived in Bushehr in 1909 as German vice-consul; "The British had little doubt that he was really an intelligence officer a striking looking man, who spoke fluent Persian and Arabic, he had travelled widely among the tribes of southern Persia, with some of whose chiefs he was on the closest terms.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130260
(WEST INDIES) MILLER, George, Junior. The Traveller's Guide to Madeira and the West Indies;
Haddington : 1815First and only contemporary edition. A curiosity, a journal of a round trip to the West Indies being "chiefly made up of a series of minute engravings in which the events of each day are set forth pictorially. In all there are no fewer than 125 pictures, the whole being accompanied by a running commentary" (Couper, The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 139893
MARIANA, Juan de. The General History of Spain.
London : 1699First edition in English, and still the only complete edition, of "the standard work on Spanish history up to the 18th century which does not merely report events in lucid chronological order and with admirable objectivity, but includes analyses of the mechanisms of princely power" (Braun, Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 93999
(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
DUNCAN, Adam, Viscount. A Collection of contemporary materials commemorating Admiral Lord Duncan and the Battle of Camperdown.
1797-c.1800As the French Revolutionary War drew to a close, four naval heroes were commemorated for their great naval victories in what turned out to be merely the first half of a major world conflict - Howe for the Glorious 1st of June, 1794, Jervis for the Battle of St. Vincent, 1797, Duncan for the Battle of Camperdown, 1797, and Nelson for the Battle of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 44566
ATKINSON, James. Sketches in Afghaunistan.
London : 1842First edition. Without doubt one of the finest illustrated books on Afghanistan, the plates depicting a selection of superb views on the march - Bolan Pass, Quetta, Khojak Pass, Kandahar, and Kabul. In 1833, after a furlough in England, Atkinson (1780-1852) returned to his original profession as surgeon to the 55th NI, and in 1838 was chosen as Superintending... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131893
ATKINSON, James. Sketches in Afghaunistan
London : 1842First edition. Without doubt one of the finest illustrated books on Afghanistan, the plates depicting a selection of superb views on the march - Bolan Pass, Quetta, Khojak Pass, Kandahar, and Kabul. In 1833, after a furlough in England, Atkinson returned to his original profession as surgeon to the 55th NI, and in 1838 was chosen as Superintending Surgeon... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 102546
DOUGLAS, Norman. Looking Back.
London : 1933Signed limited edition. Additionally inscribed by the author to his friend, the lawyer Arthur Johnson, "For Arthur, with love from Norman, Capri, January, 1950" (front free endpaper of first volume). Number 533 of 535 copies signed by the author. In 1953 Johnson wrote to Nancy Cunard: "I first met Douglas on Capri on the terrace of a café overhanging... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 104200
WEBSTER, Mrs Alfred. Dancing as a Means of Physical Education:
London & Bath : 1851First and sole edition, in a lavish, if somewhat compromised, binding by the fashionable London bookbinder James Hayday, apparently intended for presentation to Queen Victoria, carrying her crowned monogram to sides. Victoria's passion for dancing is well attested; on her fourteenth birthday she took "considerable delight in a rare opportunity to expend... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 129885
FAULKNER, William. Light in August.
New York : 1932First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his close childhood friend on the front free endpaper, "For Myrtle Ramey, Oxford Miss 30 May 1934, William Faulkner". Myrtle Ramey and Faulkner met in third grade of Oxford Graded Public School. Faulkner skipped second grade at the age of eight and joined Ramey's class in September... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131629
(WWI - NAVAL) MÜCKE, Helmuth von, Lieut.-Commander. The Adventures of the "Emden's" Crew;
London : 1915First and only edition, print run of 1,000 copies only, just a single copy located in the National Library of Australia. Translation of an firsthand account of the remarkable escape of part of the renowned commerce raider's crew under the leadership off their Executive Officer von Mücke. The Emden was destroyed off the Cocos, while a party under von... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 136084
DARWIN, Charles & Francis. The Power of Movement in Plants.
London : 1880First edition, first issue, with 32 pp. inserted adverts dated May 1878 and with two lines of errata at the foot of page x; 1,500 copies were printed. The collaborative authorship proclaimed on the title page reflects Darwin's concern to introduce his children into the world of science. Francis Darwin had trained as a doctor but turned from medicine... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129604
[BROWNING], Elizabeth Barrett. Poems.
London : 1844First edition, first issue, presentation copy, inscribed by the author of the collection that made Elizabeth Barrett's fame: "To Miss Heard, with the author's regards, August 1844". A superb association: Miss Heard was a friend and, in Browning's mind, a rival for the attentions of the blind classicist Hugh Stuart Boyd (1781-1848), to whom she was devoted... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 118727
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) COOPER, Alfred Egerton. Bust portrait of Churchill in 1948.
[Chartwell (?)] : 1948Direct and engaging head-and-shoulders portrait taken from life by Alfred Egerton Cooper (1883-1974), showing Churchill in white tie wearing the Order of Merit (awarded 1946) and other decorations. We believe this was almost certainly worked up from sketches taken while Cooper was at Chartwell in 1947, working on a life-size portrait which was donated... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 106295
(WRIGHT, Richard.) KRAVITT, Samuel, photographer. Original portrait photograph.
New York : [c.1938-40]A striking and uncommon three-quarter length studio portrait of the celebrated American author Richard Wright (1908-1960), who was "among the first African American writers to protest white treatment of blacks, notably in his novel Native Son (1940) and his autobiography, Black Boy (1945). He inaugurated the tradition of protest explored by other black... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 101426
ROHAULT, Jacques. Tractatus Physicus
London : 1682First London edition, following the Geneva Latin edition of 1674; originally published as Traité de physique (Paris: Charles Savreux, 1671). This edition is dedicated to the physician Thomas Short (1635-1685); Pepys owned a copy (item 1278 in the catalogue of his library). Through the English version of the theologian and philosopher Samuel Clarke... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127068
(MOZAMBIQUE.) I. D. 1189. A Manual of Portugese East Africa.
London : 1920First and only edition, rare: not in Copac (British and Irish institutional libraries) or OCLC (institutional libraries worldwide); KVK locates one copy of the volume only (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) and there is a complete set of the maps only in the National Library of Australia. A fascinating record of Mozambique drawn up by the Naval Intelligence... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 107217
MCCRINDLE, John Watson. The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea:
Bombay : 1879First edition in book form, scarce, with one copy listed in auction records in the last 50 years. McCrindle, of the Bengal Educational Service, translated from the Greek two of the most important sources for Arabia and the Persian Gulf in antiquity. The Periplus was written in the first century CE and describes the routes and commercial opportunities... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 94810
WICKHAM, Henry Alexander. On the Cultivation, and Curing of Parà Rubber (Havea Brasiliensis).
London : 1908First edition, uncommon just 6 copies on Copac. Wickham (1846-1928), first visited South America in 1866, setting himself up as a dealer in bird plumage. He subsequently pieced together a living as a rubber dealer, sugar and tobacco planter. In 1872 he was taken on by Sir John Hooker as a plant collector, and was introduced to Clement Markham who... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 117719
TOKLAS, Alice B. The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, of one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time. Weaving together traditional French recipes and entertaining anecdotes of Toklas's life with Gertrude Stein in Paris, The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book is considered the counterpart to Stein's Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) which had catapulted Toklas to fame.
Harper,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 133986
JAMES, William. Autograph letter signed from James to his friendly critic, the American philosopher John Edward Russell;
Rome : 1900An affectionate autograph letter signed from James to John Edward Russell, professor of philosophy at Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, with the letter from Russell to James, in his wife's hand, which prompted the aforementioned response, plus related correspondence from Alice James dated from their time spent abroad in Europe.
Russell... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 126088
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Animal Farm.
19 Mar 1944-15 Feb 1950Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence relating to their infamous decision to reject George Orwell's Animal Farm due to its implicit criticism of Stalin and the Soviet Union. Orwell had been with the left-wing publisher Victor Gollancz since his first work, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933). Gollancz published a further six Orwell titles over... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 131760
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 80780
BRITTAIN, Vera. Unpublished collection of correspondence.
London : 1940-1967This fascinating, unpublished collection of correspondence from Vera Brittain to her friend and admirer Dorothy Perkin consists of 18 autographed and typed letters and cards written between 1940 and 1967. It contains Brittain's observations and reflections on her pacifism, family, politics, writing, publications, and her relationship with Winifred... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125175
(BURNES, Alexander.) Central Asia comprising Bokhara, Cabool, Persia, the River Indus, & Countries Eastward of it.
London : 1834Important, highly detailed 1:4,435,200 map of Central Asia "constructed from numerous authentic documents but principally from the original MS. surveys of Lieut. Alex. Burnes", and showing Burnes's route across Asia, intended to accompany, and cash in on, his Travels into Bokhara, which, rather rushed out, was not provided with a map. Burnes had sailed... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 129689
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81263
HOVELL, Hugh de Berdt. Soldier's Training and Other Notes.
London & Aldershot : 1900First and only edition, extremely uncommon. Copac notes just BL, NLS, TCD, Oxford and Cambridge, OCLC adds copies at the Canadian War Museum and NYPL only. "Many of these observations had been written before the present war in South Africa had begun. The remainder are written from experience before the enemy. The ideas expressed in either case are not... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 110620
(WOMEN'S EDUCATION.) The Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. A run of twenty-three issues of its Report.
Oxford : 1894-1919A set of important reports published by the pioneering Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women (AEW), containing a mass of historical information relating to the state of women's education in Oxford at the height of the suffragette agitation. The earliest is dated 1894-95, the latest 1918-19; each spans from October of one year to the... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 124133
YEATS, W. B. Autograph letter signed to William Force Stead.
Riversdale, Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Dublin : 26 September A fascinating letter written by Yeats to his friend William Force Stead (1884-1967), expounding the symbolic meanings in the ring that Yeats had had made for him by Edmund Dulac.
Stead was an American-born poet, literary scholar, and Anglican clergyman, who studied at Oxford and then became chaplain and fellow at Worcester College from 1926 to 1933,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 123152
PATTON, Philip. Strictures on Naval Discipline, and the Conduct of a Ship of War.
[c.1807]Extremely uncommon collection of the clear- and far-sighted memoranda on naval discipline of a long-serving sailor described by Lord Keith as this "deep-thinking and hard-fighting officer." This copy inscribed on the front pastedown, "From Patton to Mr. Ferguson?", the conclusion of the inscription erased.
A scattering of the individual papers and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 42976
WOOLF, Virginia. "Is Fiction an Art?" Hand-corrected typescript review of Aspects of Fiction by E. M. Forster.
52 Tavistock Square, London : October 1927Original typescript draft with autograph corrections by Woolf of one of her most defining essays, by descent from the editor responsible for bringing the essay to publication, Geoffrey Parsons (1879-1956). Published in the New York Herald Tribune on Sunday, 16 October 1927, Woolf's review of E. M. Forster's Aspects of Fiction appeared on the first page... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 130267
HAWKINS, Sir John. Two manuscript estate indentures relating to Hawkins's property at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard in 1567. Signed by Sir John Hawkins and Dame Margaret Hawkins respectively.
Chatham, Kent : 1582 & 1599A superb example of the signature of one of the great sailors of Elizabethan England, the first document showing him acquiring land at Chatham, established as a Royal Dockyard by Elizabeth I in 1567. Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), merchant, privateer and naval commander, was cousin to Sir Francis Drake "but Hawkins arguably knew more about seamanship... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 115601
CAHUN, Claude. Two autograph postcards signed to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, the second also signed by Marcel Moore.
Paris & Jersey : 1932 & 1938Two exceptionally rare autograph postcards signed from the French photographer and mixed-media artist Claude Cahun to Surrealist poet Robert Desnos, one written from Paris, the other from Jersey in exile; in the first thanking him for a gift of flowers, and in the second reporting on her reclusive life in Jersey with her collaborator, lover, and step-sister... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 131539
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
16 Jan 1936-23 June 1944Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's second novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The correspondence, often bitter, shows how far concerns with libel altered the final text of the novel, and how unhappy Orwell was about this; it contains two typed letters, two autograph notes, and one full autograph letter,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131753
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 abandoning... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 131747
(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
ZINSERLING, Vladimir. Oroshenie na Amu-Darie [Irrigation on the Amu Darya].
Moscow : 1927First and only edition, just 2000 copies, rare, no copies traced on OCLC. Immensely detailed logistical study towards large-scale irrigation schemes for the agricultural exploitation of the extensive steppes of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This copy a superb association copy inscribed in purple ink on the title page by the author: "To Academician S.G.... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 121726