Search results for: 'overseas'
[BETHEL, Slingsby.] The Present Interest of England Stated.
London : 1671One of two editions, one in 34 pages, the other in 35 pages as here, without established priority. The republican merchant Slingsby Bethel (1617-1697) here advocates the advancement of overseas trade as 'the principal Interest of England', encourages the government to adopt more supportive policies, and implicitly criticizes Charles II for having not... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135225
MACPHERSON, David. The History of the European Commerce with India.
London : 1812First edition, first impression. Macpherson's most celebrated work was his Annals of Commerce, Fisheries and Navigation, which established him as a leading authority on the history of Britain's overseas trade. This, his final work, "opposed Adam Smith's view that the East India Company's monopoly was detrimental to the development of trade... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118117
(BRITISH NAVY.) An Inquiry Into the Causes of our Naval Miscarriages:
London : 1707Second edition, the first having been published as "The Old and True Way of Manning the Fleet", printed the same year. This edition has been enlarged with a bold new preface, summoning England to pursue an aggressive naval policy against the French and Spanish overseas empires. The work proposes enlightened reform of seafaring conditions for officers... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 122024
TROLLOPE, Anthony. [Prominent novels and short stories.]
London, Berlin, Leipzig : [c.1860-1920.]A collection of early editions of Trollope's most prominent fictional works including the Barsetshire novels, the parliamentary novels and the dramatic novels. Also included are the "overseas novels" (with the exception of Nina Balatka), the majority of the "comic novels" and four volumes of short stories. Given how prolific a writer Trollope was (he... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 72593
(HOOVER, Herbert.) KLEIN, Julius. Frontiers of Trade.
New York : 1929First edition, first printing. Klein was Director of the Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce from 1921 to 1929 under Herbert Hoover as Secretary of Commerce prior to his election as President of the United States in 1929. "In close collaboration with BFDC Director Julius Klein, Hoover actively involved the bureau's information and analysis services... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 124861
Artist: PETTERSON, Melvyn CHELSEA WHARF
1989Beautiful view of Chelsea Wharf. Limited edition 42/100. Signed by the artist. Petterson's works have been widely exhibited in the UK and overseas, and many of his works are in public and private collections. He is a full member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He says about his work:
"My landscapes often centre around the drama played... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 57425
[LE TURC, Bonaventure-Joseph.] Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,
London : 1780First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122062
MACKENZIE. John Joseph. No.4 Canadian Hospital.
Toronto : 1933First edition. A series of letters written by MacKenzie between May 1915 and June 1916. Includes a memoir by his wife Kathleen Cuffe Mackenzie. John Mackenzie only served briefly before being repatriated home to Canada because of a heart infection, which stayed with him and caused his untimely death in 1922. During The Great War Mackenzie joined No.4... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 77202
ABBOTT, Henry. The Transport's Monitor: or, Guide To Masters Of Transports, Victuallers, Hired Tenders …
London : 1808Second and expanded edition, first published 1805; a timely publication at a time of continued warfare. The demand for a logistical fleet rose to a peak during the wars of revolution and the Napoleonic war, as the need to transport troops, equipment, and supplies in larger and larger numbers became a necessity to support extended operations overseas.... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 76269
PRIDEAUX, Humphrey; TADASU, Hayashi, translator. [The Life of Muhammad.] "Mahometto Den" [馬哈黙伝]
Tokyo : Meiji 9 .First edition in Japanese, being the first Japanese book on the life of the prophet Muhammad, drawn from Prideaux's The True Nature of Imposture Fully Display'd in the Life of Mahomet (1697) and translated into Japanese by Hayashi Tadasu, later Japan's Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Tadasu (1850-1913) studied in Britain from 1866 to 1868.... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 138760
HAKLUYT, Richard, & Samuel Purchas. The Principal Navigations [together with] Purchas His Pilgrimes.
Glasgow : 1903-7A particularly nice example of the "the best modern edition" of Hakluyt in 12 volumes, together with Purchas's continuation in 20 volumes, handsomely bound in the publisher's original binding. First published in 1589, the text in this edition of Hakluyt's Voyages was derived from that of the 1598-1600 edition as revised by Hakluyt, and includes Sir... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137771
GALILEI, Galileo. Difesa... Contro alle Calunnie & imposture di Baldessar Capra Milanese,
Venice : 1607First edition of the second published work of this most famous of 17th-century scientists. Galileo's first published work, Le Operazioni del compasso geometrico et militare (1606), had been privately printed in a short run of 60 copies to accompany sales of his first significant scientific invention. Galileo's compass, invented in Padua in 1597, was... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 138789
(BRONTË, Charlotte.) GASKELL, Elizabeth. The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
London : 1857First edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's pioneering, landmark biography of her close friend, "creating a new, feminine form which linked emotional and domestic life and suffering to creativity" (ODNB). The biography was hugely controversial at the time, and remains so today, for different reasons. Gaskell was asked to write it by Patrick Brontë in June... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138990
(WORLD WAR II; Japan.) Photograph album: "Thoughts on Military Life" (title in Japanese).
Japan : 1940Superb personal photo album portraying the training of a Japanese infantry officer cadet at the junior division of the Rikugun Yonen Gakko - Imperial Japanese Army Academy - at Asaka in Saitama province, at the outset of World War II. Images show his family and friends; his well-appointed room with stacked arms; group portraits of cadets; the buildings... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98081
DUPUGET, Edme-Jean-Antoine. Essay sur l'Usage de l'Artillerie dans la Guerre de Campagne et dans celle des Sieges.
1767A handsome and highly interesting manuscript. The first published edition was issued by Arckstée & Merkus in Amsterdam in 1771, credited to "un Officier du Corps," the author previously identified by Barbier as Edme-Jean-Antoine Du Puget. Du Puget (1742-1802) was a member of an old aristocratic family from Bresse and was introduced to the corps by... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 41080
LEBKICHER, Roy, George Rentz, & Max Steineke. Handbooks for American Employees.
New York : 1952Revised edition of volume I, Parts I and II, first editions of parts III-V, of this detailed handbook for Aramco employees. An interesting document of American-Arab relations in the mid-twentieth century: "The strictly American flavor of the Aramco enterprise in a country like Saudi Arabia entails serious responsibilities Aramco employees having a... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 126269
(BANKING.) HUTH & CO. Substantial collection of letters to the banker Frederick Huth, from his agents in Spain.
1814-1850An extensive collection of letters sent to the founder and proprietor of the Frederick Huth & Co banking house, Frederick Huth (1777-1864), from his Spanish agents. Huth was born in Germany to an ordinary soldier, worked for a Spanish merchant in Hamburg, and established a business in Corunna, Spain. In 1809 he fled to England following the invasion... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135449
(CHINA.) Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.
China : 1929-32Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China.
This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120117
SITWELL, Osbert. Left Hand, Right Hand! An Autobiography.
London : 1945-48-49-50First UK editions, first impressions of Volumes I-IV (first published in the US in 1944, 1946, 1947, and 1948 respectively), and the first edition, first impression, of Volume V, which precedes the US edition by three days. The famous dust jackets were designed by Henry Cowdell, Art Director at Macmillan.
"On the death of his father in 1943,... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 105764