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(SHANGHAI - SINO-JAPANESE WAR) Secret Intelligence Summaries, 30 August - 18 November 1937.
Shanghai : 1937Remarkable run of sixty original Intelligence Summaries, all classified SECRET, compiled by the Intelligence Officer, BRITFORCE at Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Nos. 12-18 (dated from 30 Aug.-5th Sept. 1937) & Nos. 20-72 (dated from 7th Sept. to 18th Nov. 1937). Issued almost daily during the height of the conflict. These rare intelligence... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 135752
WINGATE, Orde Charles. Report on Operations of 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in Burma, February to June 1943.
New Delhi : 1943First and only edition, number 162 of 200 copies printed, of this secret and highly controversial report, withdrawn and redacted shortly after publication. Rare: Copac lists the IWM copy only, with the note "back pocket empty"; OCLC shows only a reprint of 1984 in the library of the Australian Defence Force Academy. This copy with a cyclostyled "Note... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116862
[SANDFORD, Daniel Augustus] Leaves from the Journal of a Subaltern during the Campaign in the Punjaub
Edinburgh and London : 1849First edition of this engrossing eyewitness account of the Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848-49), published posthumously under the aegis of the author's father, John Sandford, archdeacon of Coventry. Daniel Augustus Sandford (1829-1849) - Rugby-educated, first commissioned in 1846 - served with the Second Bengal (European) Light Infantry, seeing action at... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125154
BOCCALINI, Traiano. Advices from Parnassus, in two centuries.
London : 1706First edition in English to be "revis'd and corrected" by the busy and versatile Augustan writer John Hughes (1678?-1720) - "the most qualified librettist of his day" (ODNB), contributing notably to Handel's Acis and Galatea (1718), working alongside Pope and Gay - who supplied translations of Latin and French classics, particularly to Jacob Tonson,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 116409
(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
(CHINDITS.) Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-1980s]Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
(APOLLINAIRE.) ROUVEYRE, André. Apollinaire filmé en 1914.
Lanzac : 1944First and only edition, number 93 of 115 copies on papier Vélin Madagascar. The short film, or succession of photographs, were taken on 2 August 1914 as Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918) on the left, and his friend the artist André Rouveyre (1879-1962), had just returned to Paris and were on their way to the Comœdia's offices to deliver... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 138667
FITZCLARENCE, George Augustus Frederick. Journal of a Route Across India, Through Egypt, to England.
London : 1819First and only edition, "very scarce, copies having been bought up by the noble author" (Willis and Sotheran, cited after Abbey). As his surname indicates, FitzClarence (1794-1842) was the eldest of the ten children born to the Duke of Clarence, later King William IV, by the actress Dorothy Jordan; hence he was nephew to the Prince Regent, to whom this... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 120562
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Collection of 40 books from his personal library, retrieved by his friends and agents, the Bruce family.
1906-50The collection includes 40 books from Ernest Hemingway's personal library, including nine books signed by Hemingway, and 18 books inscribed to Hemingway from family and fellow authors and editors. Many are from childhood and young adolescence, yet some track across Hemingway's travels in Spain, Paris, and back to the United States. Due to the books'... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 107595
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
(CHINA.) Second Opium War.An enthralling and richly detailed journal of a decade at sea with the US Navy during the 1850s, recording back-to-back cruises on three sloops-of-war, seeing action in three different arenas: on the Cyane, which shelled Greytown, Nicaragua (1854), the Preble during the Paraguay Expedition (1858) - a flexing of muscle by the US Navy that concluded peaceably... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 127365
(HOMER.) WOLF, Friedrich August. Prolegomena ad Homerum
Halle : 1795First edition of one of the most important books in the history of classical studies, in which Wolf applied recognizably modern philological methods to the "Homeric Question", the long-standing debate about the authorship and composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. The subjects Wolf addressed dominated Homeric scholarship for almost two centuries,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132587
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Marlborough. His Life and Times.
London : 1933-8First editions, first impressions, trade issue, inscribed by the author in vol. IV on the front free endpaper, "To Craigavon, from Winston Churchill. August 1938". The recipient was James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon (1871-1940), and the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland. Churchill was grateful for the Ulster loyalist support he received in... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 123841
COMTE, Auguste. Cours de philosophie positive.
Paris : 1830-42First edition of Comte's most important work, the canonical statement of positivism. It is in the prodigious Cours that he lays the foundations of his system, establishing, under the conception of the Law of the Three States, the new sociology in its historical and formal relations to the other sciences. "The remarkable achievement of Comte, all arguments... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 110733
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The Counter-Revolution of Science.
Glencoe, IL : 1952First US edition, first printing, of Hayek's criticism of scientism. "Hayek used the term scientism to refer to the slavish imitation of the methods of the physical sciences without regard for the innate differences between physical and non-physical reality" (The New Palgrave). This volume collects 17 papers, most of which first appeared in... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 129170
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The Counter-Revolution of Science.
Glencoe, IL : 1952First US edition, first printing, of Hayek's criticism of scientism. "Hayek used the term scientism to refer to the slavish imitation of the methods of the physical sciences without regard for the innate differences between physical and non-physical reality" (The New Palgrave). This volume collects 17 papers, most of which first appeared in Economica... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 131471
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
FAULKNER, William. Light in August.
New York : 1932First edition, first printing, well preserved in exceptionally bright condition under the glassine. "Few American novels are so lavish in dramatic incident, so infused with images of sensation, so precisely fixed in place and weather" (Irving Howe, William Faulkner: A Critical Study, 1957, pp. 200-14). Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 124264
(NAPOLEON.) Copies of the Original Letters and Despatches of the Generals, Ministers, Grand Officers of State, &c. at Paris, to the Emperor Napoleon, at Dresden;
London : 1814First edition of this interesting collection of primary source material, reprinting documents and letters covering diplomacy, military service, private letters, and correspondence and bulletins from Napoleon's Minister of Police, published following Napoleon's impressive victory over the combined forces of Austria, Russia and Prussia at Dresden (26-27... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139504
TENNYSON, Alfred, Lord. The Charge of the Light Brigade.
[London] : 1855First separate edition, extremely scarce in this format, one of 1,000 copies published for distribution to the troops in the Crimea, with a note in manuscript at the foot of the mount: "My father Col. Adolphus Burton C.B. was in the Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava. G.D.B. his eldest daughter, Grace, whose married name was Grace Denys-Burton"... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 111544
(FILM.) ANOUILH, Jean & Lucienne Hill. Becket. Original final script for the 1964 film, actor Michael Miller's working copy.
Hollywood : 1963Becket, starring Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole, was based on Jean Anouilh's 1959 play and garnered the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (Edward Anhalt), three Baftas (Best Colour Photography, Best Set Design in Colour, Best Costume Design), Best Film from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures and two Golden Globes (Best... Learn More£2,850.00
Stock Code: 135899
BECKE, A. F. The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914.
Woolwich : January 1919First edition, first impression, 2nd Corps commander Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's copy, with his ownership inscription in blue pencil to the front board and his annotations to some 20 pages, of this extremely detailed stage-by-stage account of the first major action of the British Expedition Force (BEF) in the First World War, the action on which Smith-Dorrien's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120865
DURANTI DE LIRONCOURT, M. de. Instruction Élémentaire et Raisonée sur la Construction-Pratique des Vaisseaux,
Paris : 1771First edition. Uncommon with just 25 copies worldwide noted by OCLC. Printed with the approbation of the chevalier de Borda as a shipbuilding manual for the use of the Gardes de la Marine, essentially the students of a distributed Royal Naval College. It was produced in dictionary form, without plates, with the intention of forcing the students to learn... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 98924
BORGES, Jorge Luis. Inquisiciones.
Buenos Aires : 1925First edition, first impression, a superlative presentation copy of the author's first work of prose. One of 505 copies printed, this is a uniquely untrimmed, unnumbered, and specially bound presentation copy inscribed by Borges on the first blank to his fellow Argentine author, and muse, Norah Lange (1905-1972).
Borges's inscription, using the nickname... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 129496
HUGHES, Ted. Spring Summer Autumn Winter.
London : 1973First edition, number 53 of 140 copies only, signed by the author. This copy is additionally inscribed by Hughes to the front free endpaper, "Among the acres of the rye / These pretty country folk do lie - With our sincere love from Carol and Ted June 27th 1975". The lines of verse are a slight mis-transcription of the song "It Was a Lover and His Lass"... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139682
WALRAS, Leon. [A single volume containing 10 titles demonstrating Walras's developing theories of economic equilibrium.]
Various places : 1874-91A substantial pamphlet volume, including the first edition of Théorie de la monnaie and the first separate editions of his articles on bimetallism and price variation, from the years of his "second phase of theoretical activity, his period of high creativity and maximum theoretical prolificacy" (Walker, p. 9), when he was in the process of developing... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 116829
WRIGHT, Joseph, of Derby. A collection of ten quarto publications from the library of the painter,
Bath, Chichester, Derby, London : 1772-94Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-1797) is widely acclaimed as the first professional painter to express the spirit of the Industrial Revolution. His large candlelight painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, first exhibited in 1768, is today the best-known of all his works. Wright's commissions during the early 1760s were mostly for small portraits... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 128831
GRAY, Milner. Four papers on packaging and industrial design from the Journal of the Royal Society of Arts.
London, : 1939-59Attractively bound volume comprising four articles by Gray extracted from the journal of the RSA over a twenty year period. Inscribed by the author to his wife on the front free endpaper, "To Gnade with all my love, Milner 1959". The papers are; "The History and Development of Packaging"(26 pages with illustrations, 5 May, 1939); "The Industrial Designer... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 81478
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
(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.) Manuscript travel diary of a journey to Australia, New Zealand and the South Sea Islands undertaken in 1897.
In transit : 1897An engaging and detailed daily diary kept by an Englishman travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of Polynesia, which includes chronicles of cricket, earthquakes, and shooting sports. The volume opens at sea on 1 January 1897, with our unnamed diarist taking part in a deck quoit competition. The phrase "read, smoked and slept" sums up... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123347
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-3An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
HODGES, William. Travels in India, during the Years 1780, 1781, 1782, & 1783.
London : 1793First edition, in a superior Regency binding; a second edition was published the following year. "The first professional landscape artist to visit India and please such tastes for the picturesque and the sublime was William Hodges (1744-1797). He went with a highly individual vision and style of painting which had been formed while he was official artist... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 117400
ALCOTT, Louisa May. Inscribed carte-de-visite.
New York : May 1882A delightfully personal memento, a carte-de-visite inscribed on the verso by Alcott to her friend Mary Williams, "Betsey from Sairy May 1882"; with an identifying note in an unknown hand below the author's inscription: "Sairy Louisa M Alcott, Betsey Mary H. Williams". The names of "Sairy" and "Betsey" were taken from the characters of the bibulous... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 137833
(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
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
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
BONE, Muirhead. War Drawings.
London : 1917-8First edition, first impression. The Edition de Luxe was limited to 50 sets with each of the 60 lithographic proofs signed by Muirhead Bone in pencil, and with his embossed monogram, approx. size 530mm x 395mm.
In 1916 William Rothenstein, a friend of Bone and a fellow member of the Society of Twelve, proposed that an artist should be sent... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 71745
KUPFERBERG, Tuli. 1001 Ways to Live Without Working.
New York : 1961First edition, self-published some six years before the more commonly encountered, expanded, Grove Press edition, and uncommon thus. Before finding fame with The Fugs, Kupferberg operated as poet, pamphleteer and publisher, probably best known to the cognoscenti as the man in Ginberg's Howl "who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge this actually happened... Learn More£825.00
Stock Code: 129002
GREENE, Pitt Burnaby. Original manuscript logs of the His Majesty's Hired Brig Cockatrice, 7 July 1805 - 10 February 1807; & HMS Foxhound 3 April 1807 & 28 February 1808.
Home waters : 1805-8Highly attractive Napoleonic period commander's logbook. Pitt Burnaby Greene made lieutenant in 1790, and was promoted to the rank of commander May 8 1804. His first command was HMhb Cockatrice, originally launched in 1781 as an Alert-class class of British Royal Navy cutter, but after she sank at her moorings in 1801 she was sold to private interests,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 123114
HORNADAY, William Temple. Two Years in the Jungle.
New York : 1887Fourth edition, two years after the first. Account of an expedition undertaken by the noted American zoologist, conservationist, and taxidermist. He was sent to Asia by naturalist and collector Henry Augustus Ward, who founded specimen suppliers Ward's Natural Science, now Ward's Science. Hornaday became the first director of the New York Zoological... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 139819
BRIGGS, Ernest. "Year Without Spring."
1942The typescript gives an epistolary account of the army service of Ernest Briggs (1905-1967), the Australian poet, broadcaster and music critic, in Papua New Guinea during the Second World War, the letters being addressed to the pianist Harriet Cohen.
The first letter dates from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 26 June 1942; the last is dated 22... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 93902
BUSSY, Dorothy & Simon. A series of letters to art historian and biographer Auguste Bréal.
Roquebrune, London, Nice, etc. : 1919-40Dorothy Bussy (née Strachey) had translated Bréal's book on Velazquez back in 1905 and the present letters have an easy intimacy throughout. In the first she introduces J. M. Keynes "(pronounced Canes) He is something of a swell an intimate friend of my brother Lytton's, Duncan Grant's chief patron, the headquarters in fact of all the Bloomsbury... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 114757
BULWER-LYTTON, Alexander Edward John, Viscount Knebworth. Hoc virtutis opus. The record of a great achievement.
1943First and only edition. Uncommon memorial volume, COPAC has Oxford only, no other copy traced. Viscount Knebworth was mortally wounded while commanding a column of light tanks and armoured cars in the Western Desert in 1942. Loosely inserted into this copy is a carbon-copy typescript of a despatch datelined 3 August 1942 from Richard Dimbleby describing... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 65960
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
STERN, Sir Albert G. Tanks 1914-1918. The Log Book of a Pioneer.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To my friend A. Geddes from Albert G. Stern, Nov. 1919". An excellent provenance: the recipient was almost certainly Sir Auckland Geddes (1879-1954), first Baron Geddes, politician and businessman, who, despite severe problems of sight (he suffered... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 139789
CATHER, Willa Sibert. The Troll Garden.
New York : 1905First edition of the author's first prose work (succeeded only by April Twilights, a 1903 poetry collection). With the author's signed inscription, "Willa Sibert Cather, Lincoln, August twenty-sixth, 1905". With the contemporary ownership signature of W. L. Westermann: William Linn Westermann was a fellow member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska.... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 26021
(SECOND BOER WAR.) The Qakamba.
Cape Town : 1898-99A rare collection of ephemera from the Second Boer War comprising:
1. Seventeen issues of The Qakamba, comprising a complete run of the first sixteen issues (May 1898 - August 1899), and the 19th (November 1899; therefore only two issues not present: September and October 1899. Extent of each issue is between 16 and 24 pages and pagination is... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 134209
PRESUHN, Emil. Pompeji: die Neuesten Ausgrabungen von 1874 bis 1881 für Kunst-und-Alterhumfreunde.
Leipzig : 1881Second edition, improved and enlarged, of this superbly illustrated and important study; first published in 1878 and again in 1882. Scarce, one copy only among British and Irish institutional libraries (V&A); OCLC adds just three more (Strasbourg, Erlangen, Sachsiche Landesbibliothek).
The German archaeologist Emil Presuhn (1844-1881), described... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129881
BOURDÉ DE VILLEHUET, Jacques. Le Manœuvrier,
Paris : 1765First edition of this important influence on the development of English naval thought; "divided into 4 pts: manoeuvring of ships, evolutions, miscellaneous marine matters, signalling, and also a glossary of terms. It was later translated by David Steel and incorporated into his Elements and practice of rigging and seamanship 1794" (Craig). "Though less... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 118003
PICHON, Thomas-Jean. La Physique de l'Histoire,
Amsterdam : 1765One of two 1765 editions of Pichon's work, the other printed in The Hague (also issued with a London-imprint title page), of unknown priority. The French churchman Thomas Jean-Pichon (1731-1812) can be claimed as part of the anti-philosophe reaction, with his writings countering the enlightenment and the Encyclopédie. The present work is a study of... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 129387
SHAW, George Bernard. Selected Passages.
London : 1912First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to the author's friend, Sydney Cockerell, signed by Shaw and inscribed by Charlotte Shaw on the half-title: "To Sydney Carlyle Cockerell from Charlotte F. Shaw". another inscription, with indistinct signature and dated "5th Nov. 1913" reads: "I witness these signatures - on this most pleasant evening".... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103503
ZANGWILL, Israel. The Big Bow Mystery.
London : 1892First edition, presentation copy inscribed on a preliminary blank:"From the author and publishers' with compls" (just slightly shaved by the binder), perhaps presented to the Gainsboro' & District Liberal Club, with their library label to front pastedown and first blank, library accession stamp on rear free endpaper (dated 4 March 1893). A Haycraft-Queen... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 106149
[FERNYHOUGH, Thomas.] Military Memoirs of Four Brothers, (Natives of Staffordshire,)
London : 1830Second edition, following the first of the previous year, of this fascinating book that highlights the cost to one family of the Napoleonic Wars; both editions are extremely scarce: the list of subscribers runs to some 324 names taking 371 copies and includes the Marquis of Anglesey, Marquis of Bute, Sir William Beresford, Sir A. F. Barnard (commander... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139261
(WALLER, John; C. S. Lewis; Edmund Blunden, et al.) DOUGLAS, Keith, & Alec H. Hardie (eds.) Augury. An Oxford Miscellany of Verse & Prose.
Oxford : 1940First edition, first impression, signed five times and annotated by the poet John Waller, and with a publisher's compliments slip laid-in. Waller has signed his two poetic contributions, "Photograph Album" and "Ophelia"; added a barely legible original poem, signed, on the same page; annotated a Keith Douglas translation of Horace; and inscribed his... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 99176
POWELL, Anthony. Caledonia. A Fragment.
London : 1934]First edition, sole impression, one of fewer than 100 copies printed for Powell himself. This is the dedication copy of Powell's droll Anti-Scots pastiche, inscribed by the author on the dedication leaf, "And Wyndham Lloyd, Esquire being the latter of these two gentlemen referred to the in the printed dedication and this copy being presented by the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 77382
NAPOLEON I. Autograph manuscript notes on Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations.
Valence : 1791Napoleon was in garrison at Valence with the 4th Artillery Regiment from 16 June to 31 August 1791. He used his spare time to read the first volume of the French translation of Smith's Wealth of Nations by the poet Jean-Antoine Roucher (1745-1794), made from the fourth English edition (London, 1786), which had been published in 1790. Napoleon has written... Learn More£250,000.00
Stock Code: 136833
(SHIPWRECKS.) First Report of the Select Committee on Shipwrecks;
London : 1843First and only editions of these thorough and detailed parliamentary reports, decidedly uncommon: Copac locates copies at just three British and Irish institutional libraries: National Library of Scotland, Institution of Civil Engineers (both with First and Second reports), National Maritime Museum (First Report only); OCLC adds New York Public Library,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120888
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