Search results for: 'press cuttings'
SHAW, George Bernard. Press Cuttings:
London : 1909First edition, fourth impression, with the price on the wrapper reading "Price One Shilling net" and publisher's imprint on title of "Constable and Company". With the bookplate of John Quinn. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 73680
RENAN, Ernest. Poetry of the Celtic Races, and Other Essays.
London : First edition in English, this book was first published in France in 1854 as "La poésie des races celtiques". Ernest Renan (1823-1892) is best known for his 1863 Vie de Jésus, which was an immediate success, but " it is Renan's approach to the subject and his beautiful prose that gave it lasting eminence" (PMM 352).
This copy belonged... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139627
[SAINTE-BEUVE, Charles Augustin.] La Bruyère et La Rochefoucauld,
Paris : 1842First collected edition, first impression, presentation binding. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve published his biographical portraits anonymously and for private circulation among his circle of friends. For rather obscure reasons he had second thoughts and destroyed most copies. It is said that he did not keep a copy for himself and that his bibliographer,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 90713
GURNEY, Ivor. Severn & Somme.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, of the author's first book, scarce in commerce. This is one of only two works published in Gurney's lifetime, this collection inspired by the poet's beloved Gloucestershire and written in large part while he was serving as a private with the 2nd/5th Gloucesters from May 1916. Wounded and gassed in September 1917 during... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 135974
WASHINGTON, Booker T. Up From Slavery.
New York : 1901First edition in book form, first printing, signed by the author on the verso of the contents page "Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee, Alabama, Aug. 11. 1906". This autobiography was first published chapter by chapter over 17 issues in The Outlook between 1900 and 1901 and became "his most critically acclaimed autobiography, translated into some... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139033
LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Anthropologie structurale; [together with] Anthropologie structurale deux.
[Paris] : 1958 & 1973Scarce first edition, first impression, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to fellow social anthropologist and ethnologist Sir Raymond Firth on the half-titles, "A Raymond Firth, avec l'amitié de Claude Lévi Strauss" and "To Raymond Firth, with warmest regards, Claude Lévi Strauss". Anthropologie structurale and Anthropologie structurale... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 118218
SHAW, George Bernard. Typed letter signed to the actor of Alfred Doolittle in Pygmalion.
6 March 1914Typed letter signed by George Bernard Shaw to Edmund Gurney, the actor playing Alfred Doolittle in the upcoming English premier of Pygmalion. Shaw was very unhappy with Gurney's portrayal of the character, which he observed in rehearsal - he writes that he wrote the part specially for him, and he should not let it be played too broadly. He also criticizes... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 134368
SIMONDS, Richard Hugh Napier. Two personal photograph albums of the Western Desert and Italian Campaigns.
North Africa and Italy : 1940-43An engrossing visual record of the Western Desert Campaign and Allied invasion of Sicily, compiled by Richard Simonds, "unofficial photographer" in the 4th Armoured Brigade, the major component of the 7th Armoured Division. There are over 200 high-quality photographs of military action, British and Axis armour, street scenes, various Allied officers,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43249
HAWKING, Stephen. A Brief History of Time.
London : 1988First UK edition, first impression, published simultaneously with the US edition on 1 April 1988. One of the most important scientific works of the second half of the 20th century and a masterpiece of scientific popularization, A Brief History of Time details for a lay readership the origin and eventual fate of the universe.
Loosely inserted... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 137407
RUSSELL, Bertrand. History of Western Philosophy
London : 1946First UK edition, first impression. Russell's expansive account of the history of philosophy, ranging from the Orphism of ancient Greece to the logical positivism of the author's present day, was a triumph of his populist craft and is perhaps his most famous book. Written during the Second World War, Russell's project was in part conceived to explain... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 140564
KEY, Pierre V. R. Enrico Caruso.
Boston : 1922First edition, first printing, this copy subscribed for Marion Talley, signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy, Key, and Zirato on the limitation page, copy number 90 of 99 deluxe edition copies.
Marion Talley (1906-1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano. The present book would have reached her when, in 1922, she appeared as the lead in a production... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132883
HAMILTON, Ian. Jean.
London : 1941First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Major William Robarts Napier Madocks, Hamilton's military secretary. With a loosely inserted newspaper cutting, reporting that the wife of Winston Churchill offered to give Lady Hamilton her one of her children. A memoir of the life of Lady Hamilton Jean, the wife... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 92051
PEAKE, Mervyn. Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor.
London : 1939First edition, first impression of the author's rare first book. "One of the first casualties of the blitz was Captain Slaughterboard Drops Anchor. The warehouse containing all available copies of the book was among the first to be bombed. Every copy was destroyed, cutting off Mervyn's income from that source and turning into rarities such copies as... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 109937
(BASKERVILLE, John.) [New Testament, in Greek.]
Oxford : 1763First edition of the preferred quarto, the octavo edition was published in the same year. The only book to be printed in the Greek type designed and cut by Baskerville himself; "The press made one purchase from Baskerville Savile's Greek types had become unfashionable. Baskerville had been cutting types for just five years but was sufficiently convincing... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 113574
(RUSKIN, John.) LORD, William Barry. Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Lore,
London : 1867First edition, from the library of John Ruskin, with his Brantwood book label, and inscribed on the half-title: "R. Leslie to J. R., if of any use please keep - contains about as much as is known I think". The presentee, Robert Charles Leslie (1826-1901), was a friend and correspondent of Ruskin. "In love of the sea and of animals there was a strong... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 129705
(MOTOR RACING.) MOSS, Stirling. Le Mans '59.
London : 1959First edition, first impression, signed by the author and with 37 other signatures from various team members who competed in the Le Mans' Grand Prix of Endurance in June 1959, including fellow Aston Martin drivers Carroll Shelby (winner of the race), Lotus drivers Jim Clark (arrived 10th) and Graham Hill (had to quit after 10 hours and 119 laps), Cooper... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139961
FLIGHT, Claude, & Edith Lawrence. The Art and Craft of Lino Cutting and Printing; Lino-cuts, A Hand-book of Linoleum-cut Colour Printing; The Practice of Lino Cutting & Printing in Colours and Black & White explaining the use of the "Claude Flight Lino Cutting and Colour Printing Outfit."
London : 1934; c.1947; c.1940sFirst edition, first printings and proof of a revised edition. In 1920 Edith Lawrence met the painter and linocut artist Claude Flight and the two became lifelong companions. After living at his studio in St John's Wood for a time, the couple set up a new studio in 1925 off Baker Street from where they run an interior decoration business and produced... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139780
(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
(WORLD WAR II; Occupied France.) Exceptional collection of clandestinely accumulated proclamations and propaganda posters from the Nazi Occupation of Northern France.
Lille-Roubaix–Tourcoing conurbation : 1940-3Haunting documents of oppression and resistance in Nazi-occupied northern France. Intensely evocative, the marks of making on these composite posters clearly reveal the driven process behind their creation; the riskful gathering of the fragments, their painstaking collaging, careful docketing, and vigilant concealment as important evidence in the future... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 94845
(THE EDGWARE ROAD MURDER.) A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
COOK, James. Complete set of the three voyages.
London : 1773 - 85First editions of the second and third voyages, preferred second edition of the first voyage (see below). An imposing set, with good, strong impressions of the plates; as is customary, the outsize plates from the third voyage are contained in an atlas folio volume ("Booksellers are cautioned not to have them bound up, with the rest of the Plates" vol.... Learn More£39,500.00
Stock Code: 139237
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.
29 Oct 1936-27 Aug 1958Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, including the original contract for the work. Orwell's classic study of industrial poverty in the north of England remains in print today, and is among the most esteemed and best-known of his non-fiction books.
After Orwell finished Keep... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 131757
(INDIA.) Selections from Public Correspondence, published by Authority N[orth] W[estern] P[rovinces]. Parts VII, X, & XI.
Agra : 1849-51First editions. Interesting collection of technical papers relating to the government of the North Western Provinces. Includes the description of a bridge built at Seoni by Major Boileau with plan; detailed plans for the cutting of a canal from the Sutlej at Tihara with excellent maps; an account of the "Oothaeegeeras" or Sunoreahs, "professional thieves... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 89449
COOK, Captain James. Three Voyages to the Pacific Ocean.
Boston : Jan. 1797First US collected edition of Cook's three voyages. Forbes notes that it "appears to be an adaptation of the text contained in Volumes VI and VII of William Mavor's Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels & Discoveries" (1796). This edition is uncommon, with just two copies traced institutionally in the UK. "Cook earned his... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 132846
WILSON, Maria. The Workwoman's Guide,
London & Birmingham : 1838First edition, uncommon, just 4 copies of the first on Copac, together with 4 of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. "The Author of the following pages has been encouraged to hope, that, in placing them, after much deliberation, in the hands of a printer, she is tendering an important and acceptable, however humble, service... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108261
CRAWFORD, Abraham, Captain. Reminiscences of a Naval Officer, during the Late War.
London : 1851First edition. Crawford entered the navy in 1800 as a first class volunteer on board HMS Diamond "in which he assisted in the capture of many of the enemy's ships, armed and otherwise" (O'Byrne). He transferred to the Immortalité and later Clyde, frigates, under Admiral Owen as a midshipman "and appears to have been almost daily in action from June... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 103566
(GOLF; JAPAN.) WHITE, Cyril T. H. Commonplace book containing documents relating to cruises on the China Station and elsewhere.
1890-1906A naval officer's commonplace book from the last years of the 19th century containing rare ephemera, notably two printed documents of 1897 relating to the Hakodate Golf Club. These both predate the accepted date for the foundation of the "first golf club in Japan", at Kobe in 1901. Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido, was the first Japanese... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117485
(POTTER, Beatrix.) Christmas gift of a gilder's set for her friend Gertrude Mary Woodward.
[c.1896-1911]A gilding set presented from Beatrix Potter to her close lifelong friend and fellow artist Gertrude Woodward, inscribed "with best wishes for Christmas & New Year from Beatrix Potter", on the inner paper wrapper. Gertrude Mary Woodward (18541939) was a professional colour-wash illustrator who was commissioned to undertake palaeontological drawings,... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 133403
(SOUTH SEA BUBBLE.) Collection of ten pamphlets, eight regarding the South Sea Bubble.
1720-21Eight pamphlets relating to the South Sea Company and its collapse, six from 1720, the year in which the bubble burst, and two from the following year. The volume also includes two other pamphlets, one on the military importance of Gibraltar, the other on the need to trim the Civil List. This volume was formerly part of the Dropmore House collection... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 134909
SIBORNE, William. History Of the War In France And Belgium, in 1815.
London : 1844The History is the second edition, same year as the first - which "sold off in a very few days" - with minor corrections, and there was only one issue of the extraordinary, and highly sought-after, Plans and Maps, offering the best possible contour view of the field, outside of Siborne's model itself. The Letters are a first edition. Siborne's published... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 79337
POPE, Alexander. The Works.
Basel : 1803An attractive set with an interestingly complex continental history, printed by the Swiss piratical publisher J. J. Tourneisen, bound in Italy, and thereafter in the "British Library" in Malaga, with their stamps to endpapers. Tourneisen, free from the restraints of British copyright law, printed numerous British authors including Addison, Adam Smith,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 131574
BLAEU, Willem & Jan. Grooten Atlas (Atlas Major).
Amsterdam : 1664A particularly handsome set of "the greatest and finest atlas ever published" (Koeman). The Atlas Major as initially published in its various editions was the largest atlas ever published, the epitome of decades of achievement by the Blaeu family and published in five languages (Latin, Dutch, French, German, and Spanish). It was justly famed for its... Learn More£750,000.00
Stock Code: 135958