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(STANHOPE, Lady Hester.) POWLETT, Wilhelmina, Duchess of Cleveland. The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope
London : 1897First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "The Earl of Leven & Melville, from his very old friend, The Author". The recipient was Ronald Leslie-Melville (1835-1906), the 11th Earl of Leven and a family friend of the Stanhopes. Wilhelmina Powlett, née Stanhope, Duchess of Cleveland (1819-1901) was an historian and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130546
(WOOLF, Virginia.) MAITLAND, Frederic William. The Life and Letters of Leslie Stephen.
London : 1906 First edition. The book contains Virginia Woolf's first appearance in a book at pp. 474-6, chapter XI, "The Sunset". Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 84698
(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
ELLIOTT, Henry Wood, & Andrew F. Gallagher. Report of the Special Agents of the House Committee of Expenditures in the Department of Commerce, upon the Condition of the Fur-Seal Herd of Alaska and the Conduct of the Public Business on the Pribilof Islands…
Washington : 1913First and only edition. Seemingly the author's copy, with added documentation and his own original illustrated wrappers, subsequently inscribed on the title page, "For Judge Cooper with the warm personal regards of the author, Henry W. Elliott, Oct. 25, 1913." Laid in is a memorandum in Elliott's hand, on Department of Commerce stationery, denouncing... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131367
(VICTORIA, Queen.) MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
London : 1875-80Presentation copies from Queen Victoria, inscribed on the front free endpaper of three volumes: vol. I, "To John Longden from Victoria RI Windsor Castle Dec. 24. 1877"; vol. IV, "To John Longden from VRI Victoria Regina et Imperatrix July 31. 1879"; vol. V, "To John Longden Esq from VRI June 1880". A most attractive association: the recipient, John... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 135698
MÜFFLING, Karl Ferdinand, Freiherr von. Passages From My Life; together with Memoirs of the Campaign of 1813 and 1814.
London : 1853First edition in English, uncommon in the original cloth binding. Müffling (1775-1851) was a Prussian Generalfeldmarschal who, after a spell in the civil service of the Duke of Weimar, rejoined the army on the outbreak of the War of Liberation in 1813, and was placed on the headquarters staff of the army of Silesia. His business qualities and common... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 107930
SOUTHEY, Robert. The Life of Nelson.
London : 1813First edition, first issue with page 258 of volume two misnumbered as 852. "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young in his words, a 'patriotic manual'. He told a friend that he would write 'such a life of Nelson as shall be put into the hands of every youth destined for the Navy'" (Knight, The Pursuit of Victory,... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 115173
SOUTHEY, Robert. The Life of Nelson.
London : 1814Second edition, the year after the first. "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young - in his words, a 'patriotic manual.' He told a friend that he would write 'such a life of Nelson as shall be put into the hands of every youth destined for the Navy.'" (Knight The Pursuit of Victory p.542) As it most assuredly... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 96661
LANSDOWNE, Andrew. A Life's Reminiscences. Scotland Yard.
London : First illustrated edition (originally published in 1890) of this decidedly uncommon and highly regarded police memoir. Lansdowne's book came out at a time when the police were being portrayed negatively in popular fiction: "Real detectives responded by trying to influence public opinion in their favour. Police officers had been forbidden by the Police... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 115177
SOUTHEY, Robert. The Life of Nelson.
London : 1813First edition, first issue with page 258 of volume two misnumbered as 852. "Southey constructed an early-nineteenth century hero as a model for the young - in his words, a 'patriotic manual'. He told a friend that he would write 'such a life of Nelson as shall be put into the hands of every youth destined for the Navy'" (Knight, The Pursuit of Victory,... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 137794
KORÖSI CSOMA, Sandór. Essay towards a Dictionary, Tibetan and English. Prepared, with the Assistance of Bandé Sangs-Rgyas Phun-Tschogs, a learned La'ma of Zangska'r, during a Residence at Kanam, in the Hima'laya Mountains, on the Confines of India and Tibet. 1827-1830.
Calcutta : 1834First editions of the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar, remarkably scarce in commerce, with no copies of the Dictionary appearing on auction records and only three of the Grammar (1955, 1998, and an incomplete ex-library copy in 2017). This set has an excellent provenance: from the library of Thomas Herbert Lewin (1839-1916), army officer... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 122418
(WHITE, Sir George.) DURAND, Mortimer. The Life of Sir George White, V.C.
Edinburgh and London : 1915First edition. This remains the standard life of Sir George White (1835-1912), "one of the most decorated officers in the army" (ODNB), who had a remarkable military career in the colonial wars of the latter part of the nineteenth century. He first saw service with the Inniskillings during the Indian Mutiny; then in the Second Afghan War with the Gordon... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140463
WHITTINGHAM, Ferdinand, Major-General. Four Years in the Ionian Islands.
London : 1864First and only edition, uncommon, just eleven copies on Copac; a single copy recorded at auction, the Blackmer sale. Both volumes inscribed on the front free endpapers; "Clementina L. Whittingham, from her loving father the Author, Feby. 2d. 1874"; the title pages annotated "(Written by Major-General Ferdinand Whittingham C.B.) M.S.S. sic notes added... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132270
POPE, Alexander. The Works.
London : 1741-3First editions of the last three volumes. The bibliography of editions of Pope's Works produced during the last few years of his life is complex, as were Pope's dealings with publishers and the various small amendments made as the volumes went through the press. Dodsley and Cooper were the main publishers who handled this work: their names appear together... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 35302
(VICTORIA, Queen.) MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
Lonodn : 1875-80This set inscribed in the first volume by Queen Victoria: "To Lord Methuen In recollection of former happy days and of the marriage of our grandson William of Prussia, from Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle Feb: 27. 1881".
Pasted to the verso of the front free endpaper is a folding manuscript letter embossed with the arms of Windsor Castle, addressed... Learn More£3,950.00
Stock Code: 135188
(MORELLET, André.) Catalogue des Livres de la Bibliothèque de Feu M. l'Abbé Morellet, de l'Académie Francaise;
Paris : 1819First and only edition of the catalogue for the sale of the library of the French economist André Morellet, here occasionally marked in a contemporary hand in both pencil and ink, presumably by a potential buyer. These markings take the form of marginal lines and occasionally short notations next to certain items ("nous l'avons").
Morellet's library... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 129357
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-1871]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
VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. The Itinerary of Ludovico di Varthema of Bologna from 1502 to 1508
London : 1928First Argonuat Press edition, number 32 of 975 copies printed on Japon vellum. Ludovico di Varthema, also known as Barthema and Vertomannus (c.1470-1517), was an Italian traveller, diarist and aristocrat known for being the first non-Muslim European to enter Mecca as a pilgrim. Nearly everything that is known about his life comes from his own account... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140658
CLARK, Andrew. The Way of Lucifer.
London : 1928First edition, first impression, retaining the particularly striking dust jacket, seldom found. The Way of Lucifer was Clark's first novel, detailing the life of the devil's son, as a schoolboy at Eton and beyond. Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 138989
LOWTHER, George. The Adventures of Superman.
New York : 1942First edition, first printing, of the first novelization of a comic book character, and also the first Superman story credited to someone other than Jerry Siegel. It was Lowther who first provided many now-familiar details of Superman's birth and early life. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136764
SANDBURG, Carl. Abraham Lincoln. The War Years.
New York : 1939First edition, trade issue. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title to "John Steinbeck, as between two soldiers, citizens and fellow strugglers - with affection good wishes, Carl Sandburg, Los Gatos, 1940", with Steinbeck's embossed library stamp to the front free endpaper and title page of each volume. The Los Gatos home of author... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 97267
[MANDEVILLE, Bernard.] The Fable of the Bees:
London : 1724 & 1729Third edition of this "celebrated work, which through Adam Smith, had an immense influence on political economy" (Foxwell), together with the first edition, second state of part II of the Fable. In this state gathering O is "figured" (see Kaye for a full explanation). Part II, which matches the length of the first part, comprises six dialogues in which... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 130767
(MATHEWS, Charles.) MATHEWS, Mrs [Anne]. Memoir of Charles Mathews, the comedian.
London : 1838-9First edition, in an extraordinary binding no doubt intended to invoke the traditional motley of the jester. The boards of each volume have been covered in different colours: dark red/tan for vol. I; tan/dark green for vol. II; scarlet/olive green for vol. III; and olive green/scarlet for vol. IV. The spines match the front boards, with onlaid panels... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 35334
(MANDELA, Nelson.) MATTHIESSEN, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing. Presentation copy for Nelson Mandela, inscribed on the half-title recto by the author "For Nelson Mandela with greatest respect, and thanks, and kindest regards. Peter Matthiessen. August 1990", and additionally inscribed by a leading member of the Leonard Peltier defence committee: "Nelson Mandela, in this lifetime, on... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 132382
(MOUNTAINEERING.) SMYTHE, F. S. The Kangchenjunga Adventure.
London : 1931First cheap edition, third overall, originally published the previous year. An account of the unsuccessful international expedition to climb Kachenjunga in 1930. From the publisher's archive. Smythe (1900-1949) "climbed extensively in the Alps and also made several important Himalayan expeditions, including the first ascent of Kamet" (Neate). ODNB remarks... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 93819
SMYTHE, F. S. The Kangchenjunga Adventure.
London : 1931First cheap edition, third overall, originally published the previous year. An account of the unsuccessful international expedition to climb Kachenjunga in 1930. Smythe (1900-1949) "climbed extensively in the Alps and also made several important Himalayan expeditions, including the first ascent of Kamet" (Neate). ODNB remarks that "he was not in the... Learn More£25.00
Stock Code: 134647
(MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels.) DIXON, Richard, & others. Collected Works.
London : 1975-2005First edition, first impressions, all with the London imprint except for vol. 5 and 22 (New York), and vol. 26 (Moscow). It was published in conjunction with the Institute of Marxism-Leninism and Progress Publishers, both Moscow, and International Publishers Inc., New York. "This edition will provide for the first time to the English-speaking world... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 119043
PETERSEN, Anders & J. H. Engström. From Back Home.
Stockholm : 2009First edition, first impression, signed by the photographers on the title page. Winner of the Author Book Award at the Rencontres d'Arles in 2009, this collaboration between Anders Petersen (b. 1944) and J. H. Engström (b. 1969) records life in the remote Värmland region of Sweden. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 126244
RAND, Ayn. Atlas Shrugged.
New York : 1957First edition, first printing, of Rand's fourth and final novel, offering her most extensive exposition of her Objectivist philosophical system: "the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute" (given by Rand in her self-penned... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135751
[CLELAND, John.] GROSE, John Henry. Voyage aux Indes Orientales.
A Londres [Paris] : 1758First French edition, one year after the first London. An extremely interesting account of Mughal India in the mid-eighteenth century; "a compendium of observations on both English and Indian cultures the declining power of the Mughal government, and its replacement with English measures. A plethora of observations on subjects such as trade, fortifications,... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 85732
LEWIS, C. S., & others. Essays Presented to Charles Williams.
London : 1947First edition, first impression, inscribed by one of the contributors, the Inkling Arthur Owen Barfield, to his fellow author Walter de la Mare, on the front free endpaper: "To W.J. i.e. Walter John from O.B. Owen Barfield at Christmas 1947, with his love". De la Mare has annotated Barfield's essay with marginal comments in pencil; he has also annotated... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 135672
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) CHURCHILL, Randolph S., & Martin Gilbert. Winston S. Churchill.
London : 1966-88First editions, first impressions, in handsome Bayntun-Riviere bindings, of the complete biography, containing the full eight volumes of the Life, plus 13 supplementary volumes. In scope and thoroughness easily among the finest biographies ever written, the project was begun by Winston Churchill's son Randolph, who published the first two volumes before... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137897
ROOSEVELT, Theodore. African Game Trails.
New York and London : 1910A family copy, specially bound for presentation to Elliott Roosevelt by the American artist Pilides Tino Costa, with Costa's presentation inscription on the front free endpaper dated 24 December 1938 and with Elliott's name emblazoned in gilt on the front cover. Elliott Roosevelt was the son of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and consequently grandnephew... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 132029
ZEILAU, Theodor. Fox-Expeditionen i Aaret 1860
Copenhagen : 1861First and only edition; an important and attractively illustrated work on the British survey of the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland in conjunction with the laying of the North Atlantic telegraph cable. The steam yacht Fox, purchased and fitted out by Lady Franklin, had most famously been used during McClintock's search for the Franklin expedition... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 127072
(NIJINSKY.) BARBIER, Georges, & Francis de Miomandre. Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.
Paris : 1913First edition, number 260 of 340 copies on wove paper, from an edition of 390. Barbier's first book was inspired by the impact of the Ballets Russes' first seasons in Paris, and of their phenomenal male lead in particular. "We have our despair, our sadness, our violated love and this thing, the most dread of all - the passing of the days between our... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 136225
STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
London : 1894Second edition, as stated on the half-title and by a short note at the end of the preface remarking, "in correcting this Second Edition, I have to thank my old comrade, Major-General F. T. Whinyates, R. A., for his kind correction of many slipshod mistakes, but much slang has been left for which he is not responsible"; first published the preceding... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140439
SMYTHE, F. S. An Alpine Journey.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Smythe (1900-1949) "climbed extensively in the Alps and also made several important Himalayan expeditions, including the first ascent of Kamet" (Neate). ODNB remarks that "he was not in the first flight as a rock climber, but he was one of the greatest mountaineers of the day ... Smythe achieved his widest reputation,... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 134645
EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
London : 1886First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed warmly across the half-title in each volume, "Percy Alderson from Lady Herbert Edwardes in Memory of the first step into the well-trodden field of Military Life. December 1893, Brighton", and quoting stanzas two, five, seven and eight from Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life" (1838).
Uncommon,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 137806
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Two typed letters signed to J. Gower Saunders. Regarding a Memoranda concerning the publication of the 'Life of Lord Randolph Churchill'. Together with a letter from Churchill's private secretary.
Lake Como, Italy : 1945An initial letter sent from Kathleen Hill, Churchill's private secretary dated 30th August confirming a letter and Memoranda had been received from Mr Saunders and that Mr Churchill will reply when returning from holiday. Closely followed by a letter from Churchill while on holiday, dated 5th September, thanking Mr. Saunders for the Memoranda and reads..."Should... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 63413
EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
London : 1886First edition of this uncommon and important source, this a fine association copy with a distinguished provenance: from the library of Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), who is mentioned several times in the present work, with his armorial bookplate in each volume. At 17 Chamberlain was commissioned ensign in the Bengal army and... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140465
BACON, Francis. The Letters and the Life of Francis Bacon
London : 1861 - 74First edition of this monumental editorial achievement, conducted over a period of some 30 years by Tennyson's lifelong friend, the literary editor and biographer James Spedding (1808-1881), referred to by the poet as "the wisest man I know" (cited in ODNB). This set presented in a choice binding by one of the leading London binderies of the day, Riviere... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 139851
(SMET, Pierre-Jean de.) CHITTENDEN, Hiram Martin, & Alfred Talbot Richardson (eds). Life, Letters and Travels of Father Pierre-Jean De Smet, S.J. 1801-1873.
New York : 1905First Edition. The Jesuit Father De Smet's Life provides an overview of his life and travels among Western Indian tribes from 1838-70. His journals and notes contain some of the earliest records of the life and customs of tribal life in the Northwest. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 40114
JONES, Doris Arthur. The Life and Letters of Henry Arthur Jones.
London : 1930First edition, first impression.
Provenance: from the publisher's archive of Victor Gollancz (1893-1967), one of the revolutionary figures of 20th-century publishing. Everything about Gollancz was distinctive, from his business practices - he flouted convention, backed newcomers extravagantly, and held unique sway over the Book Society choices -... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 108532
MILLAIS, John Guille. The Life and Letters of Sir John Everett Millais.
New York : 1899First US edition, published in the same year as the London edition: "it remains the fullest source of information on Millais" (ODNB). This copy in a striking luxury binding dated 1912 and stamped with the monogram "HHG" on the rear turn-in of volume I. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114645
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138737
(BUNBURY, Charles James Fox.) BUNBURY, Frances Joanna (ed.) Life, Letters and Journals of Sir Charles J. F. Bunbury, Bart.
London : 1894First and sole edition of this highly uncommon memoir of the distinguished palaeobotanist Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury, eighth baronet (18091886), printed for private circulation among friends and relatives only. It includes a generous gathering of his letters and substantial selections from his journals, of which ODNB remarks, "few other journals... Learn More£1,650.00
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(SWING RIOTS.) The Life and history of Swing, the Kent Rick-burner.
London : 1830First edition of this pamphlet published in support of the 1830 Swing Riots, in which agricultural labourers destroyed threshing machines and workhouses across southern England and East Anglia. The pamphlet purports to be the autobiography of Captain Swing, like General Ludd a fictitious figurehead of the movement, whose name was appended to many threatening... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139087
(OSWELL, William Cotton.) OSWELL, W. Edward. William Cotton Oswell, Hunter and Explorer. The Story of his Life.
New York : 1900First US edition, same year as the UK. Cotton was educated at Rugby and Haileybury, the Company's seminary, before taking up a post as assistant collector at Arcot. Transferring to Madras he "won celebrity as an elephant-catcher" (ODNB). Ill health forced him to leave India for South Africa; "There he spent two years in hunting and became acquainted... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127570
LOW, Charles Rathbone. The Life and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Sir George Pollock.
London : 1873First edition, this copy presented by the author to the Royal United Service Institution in 1904, with presentation label to front pastedown and their embossed library stamp to title page. This remains the only biography of Sir George Pollock (1786-1872), a lifelong Indian Army officer, who, with Sir William Nott, became one of the heroes of the disastrous... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 139221
KAYE, John William. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
London : 1854Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on an East Indiaman and upon arrival... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 111720
(HASTINGS, Elizabeth.) BARNARD, Thomas. An Historical Character relating to The holy and exemplary Life of the Right Honourable the Lady Elisabeth Hastings:
Leeds : 1742First edition of the principal biography of the celebrated Lady Elizabeth Hastings, known as "Lady Betty" (1682-1739). Extremely well known in her lifetime, Hastings "became notable for her intelligence, her pious character, and her support of charitable causes. She was commemorated in no. 42 of The Tatler (16 July 1709) as 'Aspasia', a 'female philosopher',... Learn More£300.00
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(AFRICA: IVORY COAST.) Remarkable photographic archive of American life and mercantile enterprise in French West Africa during the 1930s.
Ivory Coast : 1932-6A unique and vivid archive of extraordinary breadth, comprising nearly 1,200 images that provide a striking panorama of colonial life in the Ivory Coast during the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of Brents Rowlett Gruber, wife of Lewis H. Gruber, an American entrepreneur from Louisville, Kentucky, who was involved in the logging industry and ran a Chevrolet... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 119443
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
ORWELL, George. Original autograph lecture notes for "Culture and Democracy", together with related correspondence between himself, the Fabian Society, and Routledge, the publishers.
1941-42A remarkable survival, the original manuscript notes for Orwell's lecture on "Culture and Democracy", the lecture which was published, much to Orwell's disgust, with unauthorized alterations in the volume Victory or Vested Interest (1942). Orwell's lectures were not usually recordedBernard Crick describes the published version as "the only record of... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 120664
DICK, Philip K. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.
Los Angeles, CA, and elsewhere : c.1965-91Philip K. Dick was married to his third wife Anne Williams Rubinstein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965. Long after their divorce, in mid-1973, Anne burned most of their earlier correspondence, but they renewed contact in December 1973. The ultimate fruit of this was her biography, Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982; A Memoir and Biography of the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 97282
DAVIES, Jonathan Ceredig. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
Llanddewi Brefi : 1927One of 70 copies only printed by the author at his own printing-press for private circulation. This copy is inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece, and was sent to Davies's cousin the Hon. Dan W. Williams, who is mentioned (though misnamed, as Williams comments in the margin) on page 5 as part of the global diaspora of Davies's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93335
DICKENS, Charles. The Letters.
Leipzig : 1842-1880An attractive uniformly-bound collection of German copyright printings, comprising Dickens's letters, two of his travel books, and three of his short stories, together with Forster's life of Dickens. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 132754
(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
VAN GOGH, Vincent. The Complete Letters.
Greenwich, Connecticut : 1959Second and expanded English edition, first printing. The first edition of Van Gogh's letters was published in 1914-15: two volumes of his Dutch letters and one of the French. Since then, there has been one more edition in Dutch and French, two in German, and one in English. The present edition of Collected Letters, first published in English... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 136738
BENTHAM, Jeremy. Papers relative to Codification and Public Instruction: including Correspondence with the Russian Emperor, and divers constituted Authorities in the United States. [With:]
London : 1817First edition. The Papers contain early indications of a train of thought which was eventually to lead to Bentham's great Constitutional Code and which was to occupy him for the rest of his life. They consist mainly of letters from Bentham, written from 1811 to 1815, offering his own services as a codifier, especially to America and Russia. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101508