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PALMER, Thomas Fyshe. A Narrative of the Sufferings of T. F. Palmer and W. Skirving, during a Voyage to New South Wales, 1794, on board the Surprise Transport.
Cambridge : 1797First edition of this scarce contribution to early Australian convict literature, three copies traced at auction in the last 40 years; ESTC locates three copies in Australasian libraries, at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington, Auckland Museum Library, and the State Library of South Australia.
Palmer (1747-1802), a Unitarian minister, was... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 119455
MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels. Die heilige Familie, oder Kritik der kritischen Kritik.
Frankfurt : 1845Rare first edition of Marx's first published book, written when he was only 26. It is also the first book written in collaboration with Engels. In 1844, the first year of their friendship, Marx and Engels decided to write a critique of their former associates of the Young Hegelian school, whose views were still very popular in academic circles. Taking... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 129813
(DISNEY, Walt.) PALMER, H. Marion. Walt Disney's Surprise Package.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper in crayon to "Mimi Bonesteel, Happy Easter, Walt Disney." Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 89991
DEWEY, Thomas E. Journey to the Far Pacific.
New York : 1952First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title "To Murray I. Gurfein with warm personal regards Thomas E. Dewey, Nov. 5 1952", with Gurfein's ownership signature facing on the front free endpaper. The recipient Murray Irwin Gurfein (1907-1979) was an American judge with a distinguished career, serving as... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 137186
(WILSON, Harold.) WILLIS, Ted. Death May Surprise Us.
London : 1974First edition, first impression, presentation copy to then-prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Mary and Harold, (may it never happen!) in friendship, Ted. Ted Willis, September, 1974". The inscription is a reference to the subject matter of the novel, which details a kidnapping attempt on the British... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 138183
(ARABIAN NIGHTS.) BURTON, Richard F. A Plain and Literal Translation of the Arabian Nights' Entertainments,
Denver, CO : [1900-01]First and limited US edition of Burton's translation, number 989 of 1,000 sets, "the first and by far the best reprint of the original unexpurgated edition of the Nights" (Penzer); each page of the original edition of 1885-88 was photographed "from the negatives of which zincos zincograph plates were prepared, and electros electrograph plates from these... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 85108
LAYARD, Austin Henry. Nineveh and Its Remains:
1849First edition. Layard who "grew up a Romantic, desperate for fame and exotic experiences, and contemptuous of English professional mores", turned his back on steady employ in his uncle's solicitor's office and set of overland to join another uncle in Ceylon. Side-tracked by adventure he set aside his original itinerary and lived for some time in the... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 133106
(SCOTT, Sir Walter.) BOWER, John. Description of the Abbeys of Melrose, and Old Melrose, with their traditions.
Edinburgh : 1822Presentation copy from the dedicatee Sir Walter Scott to Thomas Moore, inscribed in Scott's hand on the front blank, "Thomas Moore from his affectionate friend Walter Scott, Melrose Abbey, 31 October 1825", with Moore's ownership inscription below and his bookplate to the front pastedown. The presentation was made on the occasion of Moore's "long meditated... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 125496
ARNOLD, Matthew. An amateur manuscript copy of The Forsaken Merman.
1897A unique calligraphic manuscript copy of Arnold's poem "The Forsaken Merman". The present copy includes fine illustrations within ornamental borders, possibly after original designs, in an art nouveau style reminiscent of masters such as Edward Burne-Jones, Robert Anning-Bell, and Walter Crane. We were unable to trace information about the "Dodo" who... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 138062
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Thoughts and Adventures.
London : 1932First edition, first impression. The second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the Western Front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years hence". A collection of... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 109106
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Thoughts and Adventures.
London : 1932First edition, first impression. This is the second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the Western Front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years hence". Containing... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 114371
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Thoughts and Adventures.
London : 1932First edition, first impression. The second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the western front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years hence". A collection of... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 85261
MILLAR, John. Hints on Insanity and Signing Certificates.
London : 1877Second edition, expanded and with a new preface, following the first of 1861: "it continues to be a matter of considerable surprise and regret that the special study of insanity should still be so ignored by the various licensing medical bodies, that it forms no necessary part of the curriculum of a medical education" (preface). "John Millar was medical... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 114973
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) EPSTEIN, Sir Jacob. Original bronze head of Winston Churchill.
London : 1947Widely regarded as one of the finest representations of Churchill by one of the most celebrated British sculptors of the 20th century. In August 1945 following Churchill's defeat in the July general election the Ministry of Information's War Artists' Advisory Committee, at the suggestion of its chairman, Sir Kenneth Clark, commissioned Epstein to... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 130956
DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed.
1842Autograph letter signed from Charles Dickens to Thomas C. Grattan (1792-1864), Irish novelist and British consul in Boston, upon Dickens's return from his first trip to America, in total around 200 words in his hand. A bitter Dickens reflects upon his trip, generally seen as unsuccessful following controversies over copyright, and has come back to find... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137058
YEATS, John Butler. Illustrated autograph letter signed to Gilbert Seldes.
New York : 1921In this illustrated letter written six weeks before his death, John Butler Yeats (1839-1922), father of the poet W. B. Yeats, writes to Dial editor Gilbert Seldes: " That hour glass is a great comfort to Father Time & to others. Art with representation, that is, without condition is the latest demands of austere critics. These people, & among them are... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 114617
[ARNOLD, Matthew.] The Strayed Reveller.
London : 1849First edition of Arnold's first collection, one of only 500 copies printed. "In 1847 Arnold became personal secretary to a leading Whig politician, Lord Lansdowne, an undemanding post that brought him into the world of high society and allowed him ample time to cultivate the gifts he was discovering in himself as a poet. In 1849 he brought out his first... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 83809
(BIBLE; English; Authorized version.) The Holy Bible,
Cambridge : 1768A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding, with a fascinating provenance: from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800).
"John Sparling was in partnership with William Bolden in the Virginia trade from the 1750s, importing turpentine, tar and tobacco and exporting salt, hardware... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 116480
HAYTER, Charles, Lieut.-Col. & Captain Harvey Kelly. Manual of Packing and Loading Drill;
Bombay & Calcutta : 1883First and only edition. Rare. OCLC locates the BL copy solely, apparently a copy in the National Library of India, together with an otherwise unrecorded edition of 1886; but no copy traced at auction. A remarkable photographically illustrated handbook for transport officers serving in India at the turn of the century. "In issuing a Manual on Transport... Learn More£8,250.00
Stock Code: 115295
SAROYAN, William. Dear Baby.
New York : 1944First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front and rear free endpapers to the winner of a charity auction, and signed on the title page. The inscription reads: "This book is inscribed to the winner of the auction; the book appears to have been donated by my friend Red; I am donating only this scribbling, which I am glad to do as... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 101768
(PASSIONS.) A Short Treatise on the Passions, Illustrative of the Human Mind, in two volumes. By a Lady.
London : 1810First edition of the wide-ranging and opinionated survey of mankind's passions and character traits, which, though purporting to have been written by a woman, is so hostile to the sex that one contemporary reviewer was convinced the work must have been written by a disgruntled man, attempting "in the paltry artifice of emasculation... to stay the proceedings... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128935
BERKELEY, George F-H. The campaign of Adowa and the rise of Menelik.
Westminster : 1902First edition of this detailed account of the first Italo-Ethiopian War, profusely annotated and corrected by the author in 1935, in preparation for the second edition, published the same year, very certainly on the occasion of the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. The author's corrections are in ink, pencil, and crayon, and include a loosely inserted rewriting... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 133223
TARLETON, Priscilla Susan Bertie. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.
London : 1796-1821A superbly presented and deeply personal manuscript volume of largely unpublished poetry and drawings by Priscilla Susan Bertie Tarleton (1778-1864), wife of the notorious army officer and rakehell Sir Banastre Tarleton. The manuscript was produced between the years 1796, when the author was only 18 years old, and 1821, when she was 43. It contains... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 94720
[CLELAND, John.] The Surprises of Love,
London : 1765First collected edition, with two of the stories (Romance of a Morning, Romance of an Evening) here printed for the first time, the other two (Romance of a Day, Romance of a Night) previously published in 1760 and 1762 respectively (hence stated second edition on title page). John Cleland is best known for his The Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (generally... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 125240
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Fortunately he's a great lover of cats."
1945The chairman murmurs sympathetically to another man on the platform, as the prospective Conservative candidate hurls a dead cat back into the riotous crowd. The General Election of 1945 was a surprise defeat for the Conservative party. The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 66919
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
(VIETNAM WAR.) Anti Guerilla Operations in South East Asia.
[Singapore?] : 1963First edition, the back cover states: "Printed by RAOC Royal Army Ordnance Corps Printing Press, FARELF Far Eastern Land Forces 8211 - 2,500 print run. 12 / 62". Scarce: OCLC records just one copy (Australian War Memorial); no copy located by Copac in British and Irish institutional libraries.
A fascinating manual, classified as "Restricted". "The... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 113553
TOWNSEND, Walter, & Leonard. Black Cap: Murder Will Out.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. This work, an account of various murder trials, was initially intended to be a study of the trials of the Home Office pathologist Bernard Spilsbury (1877-1947), entitled, "Sir Bernard Spilsbury and his Famous Trials". Spilsbury, however, threatened legal action against Marriott, upon receipt of the proof,writing in April... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 128592
(WWII - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE.) "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
1943A remarkable survival: a half-yearly run of pioneering weekly propaganda intelligence reports produced by the German and Austrian Region - Intelligence Section of the Political Warfare Executive. These reports were to provide the basis for a new approach to intelligence work for the British which would be carried forward after the end of WWII. Documentary... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 135819
ELIOT, George. Silas Marner.
Edinburgh : 1861First edition. Published on 2 April 1861, Eliot's novel was a success, resulting in 8,000 copies in five separate printings in 1861. "Its popular success was a pleasant surprise for Blackwood, who was initially worried about publishing another short fiction that might not be taken by libraries. The single volume was deliberately made 'thicker and handsomer'... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140050
ORWELL, George. Coming Up for Air.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, in the scarce dust jacket. This is one of the hardest of Orwell's novels to find in the dust jacket. One of only 2,000 copies printed, it was the last of Orwell's novels to bear the Gollancz imprint. Gollancz disapproved of the political aspects of the novel, which included a parody of an LBC meeting, and Orwell was... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 122896
(WORLD WAR I.) Letters of an Old Etonian, July 1914, to January 1917.
Oxford : 1919First and only edition, a single copy - Eton College Library - traced on line. Stubbornly anonymous sequence of letters, posthumously published, from George in London, Gallipoli, India, and Mesopotamia to Billikins; "Home, August 5th 1914... things seem to be very inspiring in town, and I would have loved to see the crowds cheering the King ad Queen... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140706