Search results for: 'the log of good ship'
VAN LAWICK-GOODALL, Jane. The Behaviour of Free-living Chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream Reserve.
London : 1968First edition of the author's PhD thesis, completed in 1965, expanded for publication with material based on further research conducted in 1967. Goodall's thesis details her observations of the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, primarily carried out between 1960 and 1965. Goodall "redefined humanity" in her early... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 125628
(PHOTOGRAPHY.) SMITH, Catherine A. N. Half plate tintype by a female photographer.
840 Broadway, New York : [c.1870s-90s]A notably unusual tintype photograph, very informally composed, of three elegantly dressed women in hats and fur clothing by New York photographer "Mrs C.A.N. Smith", who specialised in ladies' portraits. Each of the women gaze in different directions; their positioning, and the uneven framing of the image, is unorthodox; the photograph's edges are... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 131611
McLEOD, John. Voyage of His Majesty's Ship Alceste, along the Coast of Corea, to the Island of Lewchew;
London : 1818Second Edition, first published the previous year. McLeod was the Surgeon of the Alceste which carried Lord Amherst on his embassy to China. The ship was wrecked in the Strait of Gaspar, all hands survived to be menaced by Malay pirates but eventually rescued by the East-Indiaman Ternate. The narrative concludes with their brief stop... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129164
MARRIOTT, Sir James. The Case of the Dutch Ships, Considered.
London : 1758First edition. Published when Marriott had recently graduated in Law and entered the College of Advocates, and at the height of the Seven Years' War, this pamphlet contends that "... that the Dutch had forfeited claims to neutrality by trading with French colonies and by allowing Dutch territory to be used by France" (James Ford Bell Catalogue, M178).... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 40557
CASTELLANE-MAJASTRE, Henri-César. Journal d'Henri-César de Castellane Majastre, Commandant les Chébecs du Roi Le Caméléon & Le Singe, armés à Toulon le 23 juin 1773 … manuscript log of operations against Barbary Corsairs.
At sea : 1773Born into the Provençal noble family with close ties to the sea, Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre, (1733-1789), was a career naval officer joining the service at the age of sixteen, ranking as lieutenant from 1762 to 1775, promoted captain 1777. He participated in the American War of Independence commanding the Marsellais, 74, in de Grasse's fleet,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126873
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-3An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
(CHINDITS.) Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-1980s]Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
LAUREL, Stan (Arthur Stanley Jefferson.) A collection of original Laurel and Hardy scenarios and scripts from the files of the Hal Roach studio.
[Los Angeles] : 1927-35A superb collection of original script material from the golden age of the most successful comic partnership in film history. In 1926, under contract to Hal Roach Studios for the third time, the English-born comedian Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) reworked an old sketch of his father's into a two-reel comedy, Home from the Honeymoon, featuring... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 65988
KHANYKOV, Nikolay Vladimirovich. Opisanie Bukharskogo Khanstva [Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].
St Petersburg : 1843First and only edition, uncommon, just 9 locations recorded on OCLC. A classic of the literature of the Great Game, essentially an intelligence report towards Russia's strategic ambitions in present day Uzbekistan, it is considered the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara. The author was the noted Russian orientalist,... Learn More£8,000.00
Stock Code: 117824
KHANYKOV, Nikolay Vladimirovich. Opisanie Bukharskogo Khanstva [Description of the Khanate of Bukhara].
St Petersburg : 1843First and only edition, uncommon, just 9 locations recorded on OCLC. A classic of the literature of the Great Game, probably the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara. The author was the noted Russian orientalist, historian and diplomat Nikolay Khanykov (1819-1878) and is based on his experience during Colonel Konstantin... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 119911
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
(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
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 110880
STUART, Sir Charles, General. Letter Book of correspondence with Admiral Duckworth during the retaking of Minorca, 1798-9.
Mahon : 1798-9It is rare indeed that British Military History throws up a general who seriously could be considered as an exemplar of Sun Tzu's Sage Commander. And it is perhaps not particularly surprising, in view of the generally sanguinary tendencies of the historians of the British Army, that his greatest feat "being bloodless, has been absolutely forgotten"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120807
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
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. Collection of 40 books from his personal library, retrieved by his friends and agents, the Bruce family.
1906-50The collection includes 40 books from Ernest Hemingway's personal library, including nine books signed by Hemingway, and 18 books inscribed to Hemingway from family and fellow authors and editors. Many are from childhood and young adolescence, yet some track across Hemingway's travels in Spain, Paris, and back to the United States. Due to the books'... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 107595
(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
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
(AMERICAN JUDAICA.) Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
Kingston : 1781Extremely uncommon. Printed and published by David Douglass and William Aikman, Loyalist refugees from the Revolution in America - Douglass from Charleston, Aikman from Annapolis - this almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, on the verso of the leaf bearing a Jamaican historical chronology - a "Kalendar of Months, Sabbaths, and... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 82190
(SOUTH SEA BUBBLE.) HUTCHESON, Archibald. Contemporary Sammelband of 20 works on the South Sea Bubble.
London : 1717-33An exceptional collection of South Sea material, comprising 20 works on the Company bound together in the immediate decades following the burst of the bubble. The majority, 14 titles, are by Archibald Hutcheson, the great Cassandra of the project. They include both his warnings of financial irregularities before the bubble burst, and his post-crash... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 134766
CHRISTIE, Dugald. Personal photograph album recording his work as a medical missionary in China, the establishment of the Mukden Medical College.
1882-1911Exceptional narrative album relating the career of Dugald Christie (1855-1936), Scots medical missionary and founder of the Mukden Medical College, "the first western medical school in Manchuria" (Crawford, p. 73), including a dozen impressive finely-detailed, full-plate images of sights in Mukden (modern Shenyang) and over 200 personal photographs... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 133161
LE GUIN, Ursula. Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences; Dancing at the Edge of the World: thoughts on words, women, places; Searoad Chronicles of Klatsand; Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight; Four Ways to Forgiveness; Unlocking the Air and other Stories; Lavinia.
Santa Barbara; New York; San Francisco; Orlando : 1987-2008First editions, first printings, of which four are inscribed by the author to Philomena Guillebaud, three of which have an additional inscription from Le Guin's close friend Martha West. Additionally Dancing at the Edge of the World is inscribed solely from West to Guillebaud; Buffalo Gals and other Animal Presences and Lavinia... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 132670
PEAKE, Frederick Gerard, El Fariq. A History of Trans-Jordan and its Tribes.
Amman : 1934First edition, extremely uncommon, just eight locations on OCLC, no copy in BL, just two copies traced at auction. Major-General Frederick G. Peake, CMG, CBE (1886-1970), known as Peake Pasha, was a British Army and police officer, and founder and commandant of the Arab Legion Trans-Jordan. He fought alongside T.E. Lawrence in the First World War, and... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 127455
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81263
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 80780
RICH, Adrienne Cecile. A Change of World.
New Haven, CT : 1951First edition, first printing, with the ownership inscription of fellow poet Anthony Thwaite, dated "London 1953", to the front free endpaper. Thwaite (b. 1930) is a poet, literary critic, and notably the literary executor for Philip Larkin. He studied at Christ Church, Oxford and, in 1953, whilst still an undergraduate and a year after Rich herself... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139711
AYER, Alfred J. Language, Truth and Logic.
London : 1936First edition, second impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Arthur Boyars, who won't believe it. From Freddie Ayer, who wrote it. Oxford December 5th 1946". A good Oxford association - in 1946 Ayer concluded his fellowship and deanship at Wadham College, Oxford, while Boyars was a student at the same college. 1946 was the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 127091
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
LYTTELTON, George, Lord. The Works.
London : 1776Third and best octavo edition (with the index), first published in 1774 and gathering various political pieces, Lyttelton's "Letters from a Persian in England to his friend in Ispahan", his very popular Dialogues of the Dead, co-written with the bluestocking Elizabeth Montagu, a smattering of poems, and a collection of letters to his father Sir Thomas... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116436
FAIRFAX-ROSS, Thomas. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.
1908-24Fine narrative album recording the career, from school days to marriage, of Thomas Fairfax-Ross (1896-1960), with particular attention paid to his military career which took him from the Western Front to Chanak, via Versailles. The album opens, perhaps rather portentously, with a card embossed with the Royal arms, mounted recto on the front free endpaper... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132252
(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
Stock Code: 123689
(BIBLE; English; Authorized version.) The Holy Bible,
Cambridge : 1768A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding, with a fascinating provenance: from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800).
"John Sparling was in partnership with William Bolden in the Virginia trade from the 1750s, importing turpentine, tar and tobacco and exporting salt, hardware... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 116480
BURTON, Elaine. Scrapbook albums from a British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia.
1954Two scrapbook albums of photographs, newspaper clippings, and ephemera, compiled and neatly annotated by Elaine Burton MP (1904-1991) upon her return from the three-week British Parliamentary Delegation tour of Russia starting on 30 September 1954.
Burton was one of two women selected as a participant, the second being Conservative MP Edith Pitt.... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 131618
AUBERT, J. P. Kort, dog duidelyk onderwys van't Italiaansch boekhouden …
Amsterdam : 1782Revised and enlarged fourth edition, first published in 1760, of this guide to Italian book-keeping, teaching the basic principles, with a section relating to book-keeping for ship owners. The work contains an innovation by Aubert, a "Convoy book", which lists goods under the name of the Captain and the ship. The work also contains real-life accounts... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 104912
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
STEADMAN, Ralph. Road Dog Ale.
Colorado : [c.1995]Steadman's revised promotional material for the Road Dog Ale, following a charge of profanity. He began creating original art for Flying Dog's labels in 1995, and initially designed the labels with the slogan "Good Beer, No Shit." However, this was deemed obscene by the Colorado Liquor Board, who removed all Road Dog beer from the market. The slogan... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 104243
JONES, Mary. Miscellanies in Prose and Verse.
Oxford : 1750First edition of the author's only book, a beautifully bound subscriber's copy, one of approximately 330 copies printed on royal paper, this from the library of Sir Edward Popham of Littlecote.
Born in Oxford, where she lived all her life, Mary Jones (1707-1778) was a well-connected poet and letter-writer whose work was greatly influenced by Alexander... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 134908
HUME, David. Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects.
Edinburgh : 1809An attractive Edinburgh edition of Hume's collection of philosophical writings. Hume had not originally authorized the first edition for publication but, upon its appearance, immediately began amending its contents for later editions and continued to do so for the next two decades; this edition uses the definitive text with Hume's final revisions, which... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139111
JOYCE, James. Ulysses.
Paris : 1926From the library of the American writer and critic Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977), with his ownership inscription to the divisional title of Part I: "Edward Dahlberg, September 9 1926, Paris, France". Dahlberg's first novel, Bottom Dogs, was published in 1929 with an introduction by D. H. Lawrence and "was considered a good example of the proletarian style... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 87817
(HOMER.) WOLF, Friedrich August. Prolegomena ad Homerum
Halle : 1795First edition of one of the most important books in the history of classical studies, in which Wolf applied recognizably modern philological methods to the "Homeric Question", the long-standing debate about the authorship and composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey. The subjects Wolf addressed dominated Homeric scholarship for almost two centuries,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132587
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Election address at Woodford: carbon copy typescript with autograph corrections for his first public speech after his resignation as PM.
Woodford : 16 May 1955Churchill addresses his constituents in the run-up to the 1955 General Election, explaining that he "felt it his duty to resign his office as P.M. at a time and under conditions which would give whoever The Queen summoned to be my successor a fair chance of seeking a mandate from the country. This alone would give him the authority to confront and master... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 88394