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JACK THE RIPPER. The Graphic. An Illustrated London Newspaper:
London : 1888Half-yearly volume of this popular illustrated paper covering the period of the "Autumn of Terror". Contains nine pieces of relevance: the first notice of the killings is on September 29, "Coroners' Inquests and the Detection of Crime, In the case of the late horrifying murders in Whitechapel, some persons have alleged that the Coroner's Court exceeded... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 121358
RUSSIA, THE VOLGA, & THE CASPIAN. Album of fourteen original watercolours taken on a trip from the Baltic to Russia and Persia.
1869A excellent group of very well-executed, high quality amateur watercolour views by a mid-nineteenth-century English traveller to Russia, including an unusual series of views of the Volga cities - Nizhny Novgorod, Simbirsk, Samara and "Ouswan opposite Kazan on Volga" - Verkhny Uslon village, located directly opposite Kazan on banks of the river. Other... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 100738
THE SPORTING MAGAZINE. The Sporting Magazine.
London : 1793-1870 & 1892First editions of the first periodical devoted to general sportsmanship, The Sporting Magazine, issued from 1793 until 1870. This complete collection provides an invaluable resource, reflecting the changes in society and attitudes across the turn of the century, and placing them in relation to the pastimes and sports of British society. Each volume... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 128768
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-71]A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 128644
ROWLEY, Henry, The Rev. The Story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa,
London : 1866First edition, uncommon, just 9 locations on Library Hub. Account of the society's disastrous first missionary expedition which took them into Nyasaland, now Malawi. Founded in 1860 by a coalition of groups in Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin Universities, the Universities' Mission to Central Africa was inspired by the lectures that David Livingstone... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 104413
ROWLEY, Henry, The Rev. The Story of the Universities' Mission to Central Africa,
London : 1867Second edition, one year after the first, somewhat reduced in format, but the text unabridged. Account of the society's disastrous first missionary expedition which took them into Nyasaland, now Malawi. Founded in 1860 by a coalition of groups in Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, and Dublin Universities, the Universities' Mission to Central Africa was inspired... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 104550
WILSON, John, of the Scottish Mission, Bombay. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,
Bombay : 1832First edition of this uncommon and confrontational tract by the eminent Scottish missionary and orientalist John Wilson (1804-1875), a reply to the Hindu theologian Mora Bhatta Dandekara's Hindudharmasthapana (Vindication of Hindu Religion), published in Marathi and translated here by way of preface; part of a fascinating print war between the two men.... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 145823
THE RICCARDI PRESS: BIBLE; English; Authorized version; Genesis.) The Book of Genesis.
London : 1914First edition thus, limited issue, number 356 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum, of which 10 were for sale. The Book of Genesis "constitutes Cayley Robinson's finest achievement as a book illustrator" (ODNB). Cayley Robinson's The Death of Abel, reproduced as the third plate and held at the Musée d'Orsay... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 121094
STEADMAN, Ralph; THE TONSILS. The Tonsils. Original 12-inch LP record inscribed.
[No place] : 2002A maquette of The Tonsils first album, inscribed by Steadman across the wraparound band and sleeve, "Ralph Steadman, 23 Oct. 2002." The Tonsils was formed in the summer of 2001 by Sam Cave and Dave Walsh (also in The Explosion, another Tarantula Records band); their first album was completed in May 2002, and they commissioned Ralph Steadman to design... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103951
THE BEATLES. A Signed Beatles dress worn by a programme seller at the world premiere of A Hard Day's Night, London Pavilion, 6 July.
1964Signed across the front in blue ink by each of The Beatles: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, and by their manager Brian Epstein. The premiere of the Beatles debut film A Hard Day's Night was attended by the Beatles and their wives, as well as guests of honour Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon. The premiere was a charity... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 98183
CAPEK, The Brothers. 'And so ad infinitum' (The Life of the Insects). An Entomological Review, in Three Acts a Prologue and an Epilogue.
London : 1923First English langauge edition, first impression of the satire in which insects stand for human personalities. Learn More£40.00
Stock Code: 51886
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. View of Milan & The Harbour of Genoa.
1858Two attractive views, one of Milan, with significant buildings and villas named, the other of Genoa Harbour from the Victorian weekly journal 'The Illustrated London News'. Learn More£170.00
Stock Code: 65252
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. A Summer Day in the Garden at St. Bartholomew's Hospital.
London : 1895A tranquil lithograph outside St. Bartholomew's Hospital on a glorious summers day in 1895. Some nurses and patients are seen enjoying the undoubted restorative benefits of being out of the wards, and into the sunshine! Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 74941
SOCIETY FOR THE CONVERSION AND RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION AND EDUCATION OF THE NEGROE SLAVES IN THE BRITISH WEST-INDIA ISLANDS. The Charter of the Society for the Conversion and religious Instruction and Education of the Negroe Slaves in the British West-India Islands.
(London?) : 1794 or laterFirst edition, variously dated by ESTC and WorldCat between 1794, the date given at the end of the preliminary "Short Account of the origin and present state of the charitable fund" and 1823. The short account, dated March, 1794, is followed by a tipped in leaf reporting on the first meeting of the society, which took place on Thursday April 3, 1794,... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 126550
FELIX THE CAT - SULLIVAN. Pat. Original pencil drawing of Felix the Cat by creator Pat Sullivan.
London : 1925Delightful original pencil sketch of Felix the Cat by creator Pat Sullivan, presented to fellow cartoonist and British animation pioneer Tom Webster: a marvellous memento of a celebratory lunch in London when the Felix craze was at its height; on the back panel of the menu card Sullivan has drawn a disconcerted Felix, with speech bubble reading: "Gosh!... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 118892
THE ROLLING STONES - COOPER, Michael. The Early Stones. Legendary Photographs of a Band in the Making 1963 - 1973.
New York : 1992First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the half title by Richards "To Ronni & Jeff, Keep Rocking (& Rolling). Keith Richards '95." Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139434
THE TATLER; ADDISON, Joseph, Richard Steele, & others. The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq.
London : 1710-11Original folio issues, a complete set of the original 271 numbers of The Tatler, together with Morphew's continuation, the volume concluding with no. 330 (From Thursday May 17. to Saturday May 19. 1711).
The Tatler was published three times per week from 12 April 1709 to 2 January 1710/11. Though the numbers began to appear in 1709, the printer,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 127598
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. China and the Birman Empire
c1847A detailed map of China and her southern and western neighbouring countries of Burma and Thailand and Vietnam. The Korean peninsula is also shown. Published by Charles Knight for the SDUK. Learn More£195.00
Stock Code: 67185
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. The City of Winchester.
1873A wonderful large engraving of the fine English cathedral city of Winchester, once the ancient capital of Wessex and of England. The view, taken from a nearby hillside, shows the city gloriously spread out below, capturing the handsome medieval cathedral, and surrounding principle buildings. Learn More£135.00
Stock Code: 68295
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE The Environs of Paris.
London : 1832A useful plan of the environs of Paris. It is interesting to note that much of the "environs" are now an integral part of suburban Paris. The map extant is from Versailles to Choisy, and from Montigny to Gonnesse and Neuilly au Marne. Published by Baldwin & Craddock for the S.D.U.K. Learn More£110.00
Stock Code: 111439
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE. The Southern Provinces of Sweden.
c1860A clear, concise and practical map of southern Sweden, from just north of the capital Stockholm to the region of Malmo that lies over The Sound from Copenhagen and Denmark. Railways are clearly marked, as are towns and villages. Published in London by Edward Stanford. Learn More£110.00
Stock Code: 66860
JACK THE RIPPER. - LOWNDES, Marie Belloc. The Lodger.
Leipzig : 1913First Tauchnitz edition, published in the same year as the London and New York editions. Presentation copy from the author to fellow novelist A. S. M. Hutchinson, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "A. S. M. Hutchinson, with the kind thoughts of the writer, Marie Belloc Lowndes". Arthur Stewart-Menteth Hutchinson (1879-1971) was editor of The Daily... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120449
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE The Southern Provinces of Sweden.
c1847A map of the southern, most populous provinces of Sweden, showing the two largest lakes in the country, and the larger islands that lie off the east coast. A tremendous amount of detail is engraved onto this map. Published by Charles Knight for the S.D.U.K. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 67248
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Athens.
1847A fine plan of the Greek capital of Athens, showing the Acropolis in great detail, including the ancient and modern city walls. The plan is flanked on three sides by panoramic vignette views from the city to the surrounding countryside, and by various elevation sketches of the recently restored Acropolis in conjunction with other main public buildings.... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 66527
WOMEN'S EDUCATION - The Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. A run of twenty-three issues of its Report.
Oxford : 1894-1919A set of important reports published by the pioneering Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women (AEW), containing a mass of historical information relating to the state of women's education in Oxford at the height of the suffragette agitation. The earliest is dated 1894-95, the latest 1918-19; each spans from October of one year to the... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 124133
MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN, Field Marshal, The Viscount. A History of Warfare.
London : 1969Signed limited issue, number 83 of 265 copies signed by the author on the limitation lea, and specially bound by Zaehnsdorf from the sheets of the first US edition, first printing.
"Lord Montgomery's stimulating book must surely take its place as a classic commentary on the history of warfare It is the fruit of a lifetime spent in the study... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 144651
CATHERINE II, the Great - ASHREFI, Muhammad-ibn-Muhammad. Siye sochineniye v pokhvalu Ye.I.V. Yekateriny Vtoroy napisal stikhami rab bozhiy poslannik Mokhammed, syn Mokhammeda Mokhsina, po prozvaniyu Ashrefi
St Petersburg : 1793Scarce first and only edition of this panegyric on Catherine II's Russia, written by an emissary of her preferred candidate for the Qajar throne of Persia, Morteza Qoli Khan (1750-1798x1800). The book is one of the first publications to use an Arabic font in Russia, type created by order of Catherine in 1787. WorldCat lists a single copy, at the American... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 147124
THE FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION. Essays on Liberty. Volume I.
New York : 1952First edition in softcover (a cloth binding was also issued) of the first volume of Essays on Liberty, published by the Foundation for economic education, a body established in 1946 by Leonard Read to promote knowledge of, and interest in free market economics. Each of the 37 essays included in this first volume had originally been published as pamphlets.... Learn More£35.00
Stock Code: 148763
THE FOUNDATION FOR ECONOMIC EDUCATION. Ideas on Liberty:
Irvington-on-Hudson : 1987First edition of this Festschrift to Paul L. Poirot, author and editor of The Freeman, a monthly publication of the Foundation for Economic Education. The 21 essays contributed to the book are all on the themes of liberalism and individuality; authors include Israel M. Kirzner, John Chamberlain, and Bettina Bien Greaves, presumably the recipient of... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 149472
GLEIG, George Robert, The Rev. Essays Biographical, Historical, and Miscellaneous,
London : 1858First Edition. Against his father's wishes Gleig obtained an Ensigncy in the 85th Regiment, serving with them in Wellington's Army in the Peninsula and seeing action at the crossing of the Bidassoa, at the siege of Bayonne, at Orthez, and at Toulouse. "The 85th was then dispatched to North America where Gleig was present at the attacks on Washington,... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 91696
WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION. Europa Libera:
London : 1703First edition (preceding the second edition of that year with an added postscript). Published in the third year of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), the anonymous author proposes that in return for the support of Britain and the Netherlands for the claim of the Emperor of Austria to the Spanish crown, Spain's territories in America should... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139168
ALMANAC; Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Almanacco della Real Casa e Corte per l'anno 1825.
Naples : 1825A particularly attractive copy of this scarce regal almanac for the court of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, formed in 1815 by the union of the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples, existing as an entity until Garibaldi's invasion of 1860. This edition was issued in the year of the death of Ferdinand I (1751-1825): "undereducated, boisterous, he liked nothing... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135846
PUBLISHING - The London Printing and Publishing Company (Limited). Pair of publisher's blads.
London : c.1859-61A fascinating and notable piece of 19th century publishing history: a pair of publisher's blads, in this case used by a salesman in the garnering of subscriptions for two very popular and topical part works, Robert Montgomery Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-59) and Charles Ball's The Indian Mutiny (1858-61); each gilt stamped on the front cover, "Specimen.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141030
THE GRAPHIC. Cheltenham Illustrated.
London : 1887A fine montage of 17 Victorian sketches and scenes of this delightful west country spa town and surrounds. Scenes include; Cheltenham College, The Promenade, The Pittville Spa and The Queen's Hotel. Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 74861
THE GRAPHIC MAGAZINE. Our National Defences,
1888An highly unusual and unique map published as a supplement to 'The Graphic' magazine. The map of England and Wales depicts all the militia depots, camps, barracks, forts and batteries. Map is accompanied with a symbol key. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 65318
THE PILGRIMS SOCIETY. Set of five pamphlets recording speeches given at Pilgrim Society occasions.
[London] : 1925-52First editions, first impressions. This collection of pamphlets dates from 30 January 1925 to 14 October 1952, preserving speeches from Pilgrims Society events held at the Savoy or Hotel Victoria in London. Established in 1902, the objective of the Pilgrims Societies of Great Britain and the United States was, and remains, to encourage and preserve... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 116863
THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ALMANACK. St. John's College Cambridge.
c1825A calming and peaceful view of the back of St.John's College with the River Cam flowing quietly beside it. Students are seen strolling along the path in the foreground, and also in conversation on the bridge. The engraving has been cropped and laid onto old paper. The title is pencilled in the bottom left hand corner. Learn More£195.00
Stock Code: 65347
THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ALMANACK. St. John's College Cambridge.
Cambridge : c1819A view of the college featuring 'The Great Gate', built in 1516, decorated with the arms of the founder of the college; Lady Margaret Beaufort - the grand mother of King Henry VIII. Learn More£145.00
Stock Code: 74856
PITT, William, the Younger. Autograph letter signed ("W Pitt") to William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland.
Downing Street : 1787Autograph letter signed to Pitt's close advisor William Eden, at the time at the height of his influence as envoy to France, in which Pitt attempts to gauge potential French support for the early Abolitionist movement spearheaded by his friend and political ally, William Wilberforce. "You have had a letter from my friend Wilberforce, on a scheme which... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122705
JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC. Original souvenir programme for 1961 UK tour.
London : 1961Highly appealing souvenir programme for the fifth British JATP tour (11 - 17 November 1961), featuring the John Coltrane and Dizzy Gillespie quintets. Trane's band included Eric Dolphy (alto/flute), McCoy Tyner (piano), Reggie Workman (bass), Elvin Jones (drums). Diz brought with him Leo Wright (alto/flute), Lalo Schifrin (piano, mangled here as "Schisrin"!),... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 134776
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. Lucerne and its Neighbourhood.
London : 1885An attractive double page 'montage' of 11 assorted views of the Swiss city of Lucerne, and its environs. Central to this wonderful set of wood block engravings is a delightful panorama of Lucerne with the lake and the Alps in the background. Lucerne is a city in north-central Switzerland, in the German-speaking portion of that country. Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 76179
THE CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ALMANACK. King's College Cambridge.
c1830An attractive view of prestigious King's College, with figures in the foreground. The engraving is has been cropped and laid onto old paper. Title has been pencilled in bottom left hand corner. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 65344
JAZZ AT THE PHILHARMONIC. Original souvenir programme for 1962 UK tour.
London : 1962Smart souvenir programme for the February-March 1962 JATP UK tour, featuring Ella Fitzgerald accompanied by the Paul Smith Trio (Stan Levey on drums) and the Coleman Hawkins-Roy Eldridge Quintet, rhythm section of Tommy Flanagan (piano), Major Holley (bass) and Edward Locke (drums). David Stone Martin supplied the unmistakable cover art, Benny Green... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 134774
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE North America
c1847A detailed map showing the low lying swamps and bayou's of Louisiana, and neighbouring Mississippi and Alabama, and the extreme western portion of the Florida "Panhandle". Published by Charles Knight for the S.D.U.K. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 67263
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Dresden.
1833A detailed map of Dresden showing the river dividing the city. It has a note in bottom left corner translating relevant German words into English and an attractive row of vignettes of major structures of the city along the bottom margin. Published by Baldwin & Craddock. Learn More£110.00
Stock Code: 65522
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Antwerp.
1847A very nice and attractive town plan of the Belgian "diamond" city of Antwerp. As well as the detailed plan, there are numerous other appealing features to be seen; a small vignette view of the city, elevations of the major public buildings, and an inset "Plan of the Scheldt, & the forts from Antwerp to Lillo". Published by Charles Knight for the S.D.U.K.... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 66533
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Toulon.
1847This is a pleasant town plan of the important French Naval port of Toulon, on the Mediterreanean coast. Along the base of the map is a delightful panoramic view, taken from the east. Published by Charles Knight for the S.D.U.K. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 66542
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Birmingham.
1847A large and extremely detailed plan of the midland "second" city of England, Birmingham. The city has became important and influential during the industrial revolution, as a commercial "hub" for industry, manufacturing and invention. This can easily be seen in the number of railway lines criss-crossing the city centre. There is an inset plan of Birmingham... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 66543
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Naples.
1835A most attractive and appealing plan of the southern Italian city of Naples. Together with the intricate and detailed plan of the city, there are 2 magnificent vignette views of "Naples, from the hill of Posilipo" & a view of "Castello St Elmo" and "Castello Nuovo". Published by Baldwin & Craddock for the S.D.U.K. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 67027
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Russia in Europe
c1847A detailed and precise map of those Baltic states of Livonia, Estonia and Kourland, combined with the regions of St Petersburg, Pskov and Vitebsk. Published for the S.D.U.K. by Charles Knight. Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 67384
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE West Africa II
c1847A pleasant map of West Africa that pertains to Cameroon, Nigeria, Benin and Togo. The interior detail of the map is sparse, with the exception of the area leading to and surrounding Lake Chad. Published by Charles Knight for the S.D.U.K. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 67217
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Russia in Europe
c1847A map of the regions to the north of Moscow; including Novgorod, Vologda, and Iaroslav. The map contains a high level of detail. Published in London by Charles Knight for the S.D.U.K. Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 67386
CHARLES, HRH the Prince of Wales. Watercolours.
Boston, Toronto, London : 1991Signed limited edition, number 9 of 100 copies signed by Prince Charles; "this specially bound edition of 100 copies of HRH The Prince of Wales Watercolours has been produced to mark the occasion of The Prince of Wales's 50th Birthday on 14th November 1998. Sales Benefit the Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation".
Prince Charles is a keen amateur... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147977
ELIZABETH, Princess of the United Kingdom. Cupid Turned Volunteer.
London : 1804First edition, signed by "Elizabeth" on the half-title. Published at the height of the Georgian volunteer movement for the war against Napoleon, this book contains a series of engraving based on drawings by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, showing cupid training to fight the French. Each picture depicting scenes of "Genius, Loyalty, and Patriotism"... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129967
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Philadelphia.
1840Crisp and detailed plan of Philadelphia, with two inset views to the right, of the Exchange and the United States Bank. List of principal buildings at lower left. Title at top. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 65517
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE Lisbon.
1847This is a very handsome and appealing town plan of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Below the river Tagus is an excellent vignette view of the city from the "Quinta da Torirnha Val de Pereiro." Above the river is the detailed plan, highlighting the old medieval city boundaries, from the more modern city, together with an inset map of the environs.... Learn More£195.00
Stock Code: 66535