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LONDONDERRY, Charles William Vane, third marquess of. Narrative of the Peninsular War, from 1808 to 1813.
London : 1829First octavo edition, following the two quarto editions of the preceding year; the appendix, comprising "communications from some of my brother officers",appears here for the first time. Londonderry (17781854) was a brave but not particularly brilliant soldier - Sir John Moore described him as "a very silly fellow" who served with variable distinction... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140389
WRAXALL, Nathaniel William. Memoirs of the Kings of France of the Race of Valois.
London : 1777First edition. An extremely pretty set of this popular combined historical memoir and epistolary travelogue. Wraxall (17511831), who is best remembered for his scandalous Historical Memoirs of My Own Time (1815), is here similarly drawn to the "liveliness" of anecdote; "From this principle it is, that Memoirs, though less noble and august than History,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 139651
GUMBLE, Thomas. The Life of General Monck, Duke of Albermarle, &c. with Remarks upon his Actions.
London : 1671First edition. Thomas Gumble (1626-1676), who had served as his subject's private chaplain, here offers a unique insight into the life of one of the great military figures of the age: George Monck had fought as the Commonwealth's commander but with the Restoration became Captain-General and the king's admiral. "Though his only literary work, this biography... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139834
(MONCK, George, first duke of Albemarle) SKINNER, Thomas. The Life of General Monk: Late Duke of Albemarle;
London : 1723First edition. Life of the great general and general-at-sea whose career flourished under two monarchs, the Commonwealth, and the Protectorate. "Skinner is thought to have been physician to the Duke of Albemarle, when residing at New Hall in Essex he is best-known as the author of The Life of General Monk published in 1723 by William Webster with a... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139640
PEPUSCH, Johann Christoph. A treatise on Harmony:
London : 1731First edition thus. Pepusch (1666/7-1752) is best known as the "composer" of Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728); "he was almost certainly in charge of the music for John Gay's The Beggar's Opera, which opened on 29 January 1728. He composed the overture and may have had a hand in arranging the airs; that the musically inept basses in the printed edition... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 135980
WILLIS, Browne. An History of the Mitred Parliamentary Abbeys, and Conventual Cathedral Churches.
London : 1718-9First editions. Educated Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, "through his father Willis inherited Whaddon Hall, where he was to live until his death, together with the adjoining manor and advowson of Bletchley. He also owned the manor of Burlton in Burghill, Herefordshire, and his estate was augmented by the dowry of 7000 obtained through his marriage...... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139647
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First edition. Best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton, Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was determined on a literary career" (ODNB). His plays were singularly unsuccessful, Anna Seward considered 'Lord Russell', collected here, "lacking in spirit and variety", and that 'Marcella',... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139629
(BLAKE, William.) GAY, John. Fables.
London : 1793First edition thus, with 12 plates engraved by William Blake; these are sometimes stated to have been designed as well as engraved by Blake, but the illustrations are based largely on designs from earlier editions, particularly those of John Wootton and William Kent for the first edition of 1727. Keynes notes that the first Blake plate, "The Shepherd... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 140405
SHIEL, M. P. The Isle of Lies.
London : First edition, first impression, first issue binding. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Reginald Palmer, from the author, 3rd March '09, 3 Grafton Mews, Duke's Rd., WC". Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 77819
BORY DE ST VINCENT, Jean Baptiste. Essais sur Les Isles Fortunées et L'Antique Atlantide,
Paris : First edition, an unusually fresh complete copy in handsome contemporary tree calf, of this survey of the Atlantic Islands by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1778-1846). The "Isles Fortunees", the Blessed Isles, of the Atlantic, now understood to be the Canary Islands, were thought in classical antiquity to have been the abode... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 112168
THOMSON, William. A Tour in England and Scotland in 1785.
London : 1788First edition. Attractive journal-style tour of Britain, compared on publication to Pennant, "since the publication of Mr. Pennant's tour... several visitors... have endeavoured to imitate the manner of that candid, agreeable and entertaining traveller. The author now before us appears to be a candidate for the same praise; and he is not, indeed, without... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139655
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. An Address to the Irish People.
Dublin : 1812First edition of Shelley's very rare political pamphlet in support of agitation to repeal the Act of Union and to secure Catholic emancipation, energetically distributed by the young aristocrat, who threw copies at likely passers-by from his balcony in Sackville Street, tucked them into ladies' bonnets, and attempted to sell them in public houses. The... Learn More£100,000.00
Stock Code: 101947
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
NECKER, Jacques. Collection complette de tous les ouvrages …
Utrecht : 1781First edition of this collection of works by and about Jacques Necker, presenting a variety of contemporary opinions, both positive and negative, on his time and influence as finance minister for Louis XVI (1777-81). Despite proving to be a popular and capable reformer he had enemies at court who, led by Marie-Antoinette, plotted his dismissal in 1781.... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 126500
WILBERFORCE, William. A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians,
London : 1797Third edition, following the first of the same year. "For Wilberforce, though, the nation's most pressing needs were moral and spiritual, and in April 1797 he at last completed and published A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians in the Higher and Middle Classes of this Country contrasted with Real Christianity.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140398
HULBERT, Charles. Museum Asianum;
Shrewsbury : 1822First edition. Published as the first volume of Hulbert's four-part Select Museum of the World: Museum Africanum followed the same year, Americanum in 1823, and Europaeum in 1825. Charles Hulbert (1778-1857), initially a cotton manufacturer, switched to running a printing office and bookshop in Shrewsbury in 1813, where he published his own writings,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 130659
(SOBIESKI.) COYER, l'Abbé Gabriel-François. The History of John Sobieski, King of Poland. Translated from the French of M. L'abbé Coyer.
London : 1762First edition in English of the Abbé Coyer's biography of the great Polish hero Jan Sobieski (1629-1696), from 1674 king of Poland, renowned for his defeat of the Turks at the gates of Vienna in 1683. It was originally published in 1761 as Histoire de Jan Sobieski, Roi de Pologne and used verbatim by the assiduous Encyclopédiste Louis de Jaucort for... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139829
MOORE, John. A View of Society and Manners in Italy:
London : 1781First edition. Handsome set of this highly-finished and popular Grand Tour memoir. Moore was trained in medicine at Glasgow, attended Hunter's lectures on anatomy in London, and studied surgery in Paris under Sauver-François Morand. He also spent time as a surgeon's mate with the Army campaigning in Europe. He set up a practice in Glasgow in 1750,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139632
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
GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Herman and Dorothea.
London : 1801First edition in English, originally published in Taschenbuch für 1798 (Berlin: F. Vieweg dem älteren, issued in 1797). Goethe's epic poem "set against the background of the flight of French citizens across the Rhine and into Germany... strikes early twenty-first century readers as an almost trivial boy-meets-girl story rendered in heroic and Homeric... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 130614
RUSSEL, William Augustus. A New and Authentic History of England,
London : [1777-81?]An imposing and well-illustrated History of England from the time of the American Revolutionary War. The book was published in parts from 1777 onwards; three variant issues are known based on the dates of the historical events that the book includes, this going to 1781, the other two issues going to 1779. The book ends with the hope that the colonists... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 131920