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(CORONATION SERVICE ON VELLUM.) The Form and Order of the Service that is to be Performed, and of the Ceremonies that are to be Observed, in the Coronation of Their Majesties King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra,
London : 1902Deluxe edition, number 88 of 500 copies, this one of an unspecified but very small number printed on vellum. Presentation copy from the publishers, with their typed presentation slip (pasted to front free endpaper): "Messrs. Eyre & Spottiswoode present their compliments to Mr. FitzRoy, and beg to ask his kind acceptance of the accompanying copy of the... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 129495
(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
(ROBBINS, Lionel.) EDWARDS, Corwin D., Theodore J. Kreps, Ben W. Lewis, Fritz Machlup, & Robert P. Terrill. A Cartel Policy for the United Nations.
New York : 1945First edition, first printing, presentation copy to the British economist Lionel Robbins, inscribed by the contributor Fritz Machlup on the front free endpaper "To Lionel Robbins with best regards, Fritz Machlup". The Austrian economist Fritz Machlup (1902-1983) contributed the first essay, "The Nature of the International Cartel Problem". The volume... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 140301
(U.S. NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.) A National Parks Programme for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
[Washington D.C.] [Amman] : Extremely rare top level photographic report on US aid to Jordan in establishing a National Parks Program for 6 important cultural, religious and historic sites (Qumran, the Nabatean city of Petra, Jerash, Samaria-Sebaste, Jericho and the early Arab palace at Tell, and Roman Amman), and the East Ghor water project to boost fertility in the Jordan Valley.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 129944
LESTOCK, Richard, & Thomas Mathews. [Collection of 10 pamphlets relating to the controversy concerning the battle of Toulon.]
London : 1744-5First editions. An interesting selection of publications offering insight into this perfect exemplar of the eighteenth-century naval controversy, questions of ship-handling, the interpretation of signals, and personality clashes, all overlaid by matters of patronage. "Lestock's name will always be connected with the battle of Toulon (11 February 1744).... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 67755
(INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY.) JHAVERI, Vithalbhai K. Freedom's Battle. I.N.A. in Action, 1942-1945.
Bombay : 1947First and sole edition, very uncommon: OCLC locates just six copies, all in the USA. This attractively illustrated work, pubished in the same month that India gained its independence, was issued as a celebration of the Azad Hind (Free India) state and the Indian National Army, which lasted from 1942 to 1945. The editor and illustrator, Jhaveri, was... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 126765
MILHOUSE, Katherine. The Egg Tree.
New York : 1950First edition, early printing. Presentation copy signed by the author to Julia Carter and with an original drawing on verso of front free endpaper. Julia F. Carter was the first full time children's librarian at the New York Public Library. Miss Carter was also the first national president of the Division of Library Work with Children and Young People... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 93163
(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
(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
(LEAGUE OF NATIONS.) Covenant.
?Paris : 1919First and only printing of this original draft, docketed on the front wrapper by Louis L. Strauss, Herbert Hoover's assistant in Paris: "One of the first 100 copies of the original draft. Read by Woodrow Wilson at Paris, Feb. 1919". WorldCat locates just six copies of this draft: Peace Palace Library, Huntington, Princeton, Harvard Law School, Wellesley,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132162
BRISSOT DE WARVILLE, Jacques-Pierre; CLAVIÈRE, Étienne; CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de (eds.) Le Moniteur. Numéro I-IV.
[No place : 1788First edition, the first four numbers of Le Moniteur, a political journal edited by Brissot de Warville, Clavière, and Condorcet, all published. Issues two and four consider taxation, proposing the abolition of all existing taxes and their replacement by equally distributed voluntary subsidies.
In this volume, the fourth number is the 50-page... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 51530
(WORLD WAR I.) CLOSE, Albert, cartographer. [Three maps:] The British Empire at Bay on the Western Front. A visualised map compiled by Albert Close [with:] Index to British War Cemeteries [with:] The Naval War Chart of the North Sea. Compiled by Albert Close.
London : 1922-23A group of three very scarce, imposing and fascinating maps, the principal two covering in remarkable detail the complexities of the Great War on the Western Front and in the North Sea, compiled by the Canadian-born cartographer Albert Close. The Western Front map (dated 15 January 1923 and November 1923) - published as a companion piece to the Naval... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 122291
(WORLD WAR II; US ARMY.) [Official reports concerning the United States Army during World War Two.]
Washington : 1943-45-46Superbly provenanced complete set of the original handsomely-produced official US Army wartime reports, the personal copies of General Brehon Burke Somervell (1892-1955), George Marshall's commander of Services of Supply, the first two being presentation copies from Marshall, the cover of each volume gilt lettered with Somervell's name and rank. Services... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 133868
GROTIUS, Hugo, & William Evats (trans.) The Most Excellent Hugo Grotius, His Three Books Treating of the Rights of War & Peace.
London : 1682First complete English edition of the Dutch philosopher, jurist, and theologian's legal masterpiece, De Jure Belli ac Pacis Libri Tres, first published in Paris in 1625, here in the English translation of William Evats (c.1606-1677). There had been one previous English translation prepared by Clement Barksdale (1654) which was considered by later translators... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 128871
HOBSON, John Atkinson. Towards International Government.
London : 1915First edition, first impression, inscribed "With the Writer's kind regards" to the front free endpaper and with the ownership inscription of Liberal MP P. A. Molteno. Written against the backdrop of the First World War, Hobson defends the establishment of international government and institutions, which would enhance the domestic role of states to counter... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139916
[SWIFT, Jonathan.] Travels Into Several Remote Nations of the World.
London : 1726The true first edition of Swift's masterpiece, Teerink's A edition, published on 28 October 1726 in two octavo volumes. Two superficially similar but distinct octavo editions followed in quick succession: the second (eccentrically designated AA by Teerink) sometime in the middle of November, and the third edition (Teerink B) in December.
"The clandestine... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 102756
(SAUDI MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AND AVIATION.) Presentation volume commemorating the opening of King Abdulaziz International Airport.
Riyadh : King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, was opened in 1981, and was the first airport in the world to contain a hajj terminal specifically for Muslims making the pilgrimage to Mecca. It was designed by the noted Bangladeshi-American engineer Fazlur Rahman Khan, and was awarded the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1983 chiefly for its innovative... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 113447
(GREAT EXHIBITION.) Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851.
London : 1852Presentation edition, with a copy presented to every exhibitor at the Great Exhibition of 1851; trade editions were also produced. The book is a key contemporary document for the Exhibition, giving the jury awards and details of the thirty categories of exhibit, and was selected in Printing and the Mind of Man as the representative book for the Exhibition.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131571
(MARRYAT, Frederick.) RICHARDSON, G.B. The Universal Code of Signals for the Mercantile Marine of all Nations,
1864Renowned as a story-teller of the sea, Marryat was elected to the Royal Society in 1819 mainly on the strength of this adaptation of Sir Home Popham's system of signaling, first published 1817. "This earned him a large and regular income." (ODNB) He later received the Légion d'Honneur from the king of France "for services rendered to science... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 42489
(COLD WAR.) Osnovnoe vooruzhenie vooruzhennykh sil NATO [The basic weapons arsenal of the NATO armed forces].
?East Germany : c.1982Unrecorded samizdat publication, an unusual and highly appealing piece from the Cold War era. This well-illustrated manual details the arsenals of US and NATO forces in the early eighties. The text is divided into colour-coded sections, the first containing "intercontinental strategic nuclear weapons", followed by "eurostrategic nuclear weapons", the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 124566
(ANGLO-BOER WAR.) Siege of Ladysmith, 1899-1900 - "correct and highest prices realised at my sales by public auction during the... siege".
Ladysmith : 1900A price list showing the astronomical prices realised for food and basic necessities at public auctions held by Joe Dyson, during the Siege of Ladysmith. 27 items are listed, including: eggs per dozen (2 8s.), 4 small cucumbers (15s 6d), and a bottle of jam (1 11s). A Huddersfield man; "Dyson was the first Secretary of both the Huddersfield Fabian Society... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 118614
(SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR.) Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
Tokyo : 1938First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114232
(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
PATTON, Philip. Strictures on Naval Discipline, and the Conduct of a Ship of War.
[c.1807]Extremely uncommon collection of the clear- and far-sighted memoranda on naval discipline of a long-serving sailor described by Lord Keith as this "deep-thinking and hard-fighting officer." This copy inscribed on the front pastedown, "From Patton to Mr. Ferguson?", the conclusion of the inscription erased.
A scattering of the individual papers and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 42976
(WORLD WAR II.) GORE, Graham. War and Peace and the Soviet Union.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. A political and economic study anticipating the outbreak of the Second World War, and an analysis of various proposals for international peace. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the half-title. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 96203
(WORLD WAR II.) GORE, Graham. War and Peace and the Soviet Union.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. A political and economic study anticipating the outbreak of the Second World War, and an analysis of various proposals for international peace.
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,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 96213
(SHAW, George Bernard.) COSTER, Howard. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
London : [early 1930s]Signed by Shaw at the top of the image and by Coster (in pencil) on the mount; additionally inscribed by Shaw on the mount: "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36". An excellent association: Shaw had known the American actress Mary Lawton since before the Great War: he directed her in the first Broadway production of his play The Philanderer (performed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 114626
HOLMES, Randolph Bezzant, & an unidentified staff officer with the 24th Brigade, Wana Column. Album of photographs relating to service with the Wana Column, September 1920 to February 1921.
Waziristan : 1920-1Superb photograph album documenting the British reoccupation of Wana and the end of the 1919-20 Waziristan campaign in over 80 intimate original snapshots, supplemented by a run of atmospheric professional photographs from Holmes's souvenir series, "With the Wana Column", and several group officer portraits, all meticulously captioned and forming an... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 115213
WARBURTON, William. The Alliance between Church and State,
London : 1736First edition of Warburton's "controversial defence of the established church and the Test Acts... Warburton argued that religion alone can supply the rewards necessary to ensure that individual virtue continues to underpin the proper function of civil government. The magistrate was to oversee the government of the body, the church that of the soul.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 113461
(GREAT BRITAIN, Army, Home Guard.) Record of the Technical Companies of the 40th County of London (G.L.C.C.) Battalion, Home Guard. 1942 - 194
[London : 1945]Fascinating mimeographed report on the Home Guard battalion formed by engineers from the Gas Light and Coke Company in 1942, with a volume of fine photographs. Rare, with no other copy traced in libraries or in commerce, except an ambiguous reference in the National Archives at Kew. After repair work from the Blitz eased off in the autumn of 1941, company... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 116865
(PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES.) Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
c. 1796-97Outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in quite remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 133528
(DARIEN SCHEME.) HARRIS, Walter, attrib. A Defence of the Scots Abdicating Darien:
[Edinburgh?] : 1700One of two editions of that year, without established priority. The pamphlet has been variously attributed to James Hodges, Archibald Foyer, and Walter Harris, with the last the most probable, and it was certainly Harris who was felt to be the author at the time. The pamphlet was "an appeal to Scotchmen not to waste their money in the Scheme... the... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 135273
LIVINGSTON, Edward. A System of Penal Law for the United States of America:
Washington : 1828First and only edition of the American jurist's proposal for a national code of criminal procedure, presentation copy from the author to Judge Gershom Powers, who developed the "Auburn System" mode of prison discipline, with an accompanying hand-written note "Presented by Mr. Livingston to Mr. Powers, H. Reps" (House of Representatives). Livingston... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 118857
WARBURG, Aby (Abraham Moritz). Italienische Kunst und Internationale Astrologie im Palazzo Schifanoja zu Ferrara;
Rome : 1921-22First edition, presentation copy to Ludwig Binswanger (1881-1966), inscribed by Warburg: "Seinem lieben und verehrten Dr Ludwig Binswanger, der ihn auf der Heimreise nach Hamburg begleitete, in aufrichtiger Dankbarkeit ("His dear and revered Dr Ludwig Binswanger, who accompanied him home to Hamburg, in sincere gratitude..."), signed Warburg, 16 Aug... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 128836
DICKENS, Charles; Robert Browning; and others. Collection of autograph material, including 4 autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens, 4 by Robert Browning, and a quantity of other autograph material.
Various places : 1860s-1910sThe Dickens and Browning letters are addressed to Emma Pender (18171891), second wife of Sir John Pender, Scottish textile merchant in Manchester, submarine communications cable pioneer, and politician.
The Dickens letters are:
a) with envelope, stamp clipped, to Mrs Pender, 9 Park St, Westminster, SW; 5 May 1863, declining an invitation to dine,... Learn More£7,000.00
Stock Code: 137842
HOWARD, John. The State of the Prisons in England and Wales,
Warrington : 1777 & 1780First edition of Howard's pioneering work on prisons and penal reform, "the first major practical work on the subject" (PMM), here bound with the 1780 Appendix in a particularly attractive contemporary binding from the library of James Ogilvy, 7th Earl of Findlater and 4th Earl of Seafield (1750-1811), with his bookplate to the front pastedown. "From... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 136194
THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.
London : 1995First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page "To Woodrow with warm regards and many thanks for all your help Margaret Thatcher". An excellent association copy - the recipient was Woodrow Wyatt (1918-1997), Labour Member of Parliament for most of 1945 to 1970, who switched sides and became Thatcher's... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135680
THATCHER, Margaret. Typed letter signed, in response to a well-wisher following her resignation from public life.
6 June 2002A typed letter signed by Margaret Thatcher, sent in response to a well-wisher on the occasion of her resignation from public life in 2002. Thatcher has headed and signed the letter in her customary blue ink - "Dear Mr. Polyblank, ... Kind regards, Yours sincerely Margaret Thatcher". Printed on her own House of Lords stationary, the letter reads "Thank... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 134780
ROGERS, Edward. An essay on some general principles of political economy, on taxes upon raw produce, and on commutation of tithes.
London : 1822First edition of Rogers's mathematical economics pamphlet, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper, "To Charles Wetherell Esq. MP. with the Author's Compliments", underneath the crossed-out inscription, "To the Earl of Liverpool". At the time of the inscription the English politician and judge Charles Wetherell represented Oxford... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 120724
(PERSIAN MINISTRY OF WAR) Group of Training Manuals for the Persian Army.
Tehran : 1931First editions, fragile and produced entirely for use in unforgiving climatic conditions, and consequently extremely uncommon survivals, with no copies on OCLC. These training manuals are an example of the comprehensive efforts made under Reza Shah to modernise and train Persian soldiers for war. The Persian national army was set up in 1921 and "the... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 81962
[TUCHMAN, Barbara, née] WERTHEIM, Barbara. The Lost British Policy.
London : 1938First and only edition, first impression, of Tuchman's first book, written while she was reporting on the Spanish Civil War for The Nation; today highly uncommon in commerce in this condition, and far from widespread institutionally, with just ten copies in libraries outside the United Kingdom, of which three in the US. Wertheim married medical professor... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 107553
(WORLD WAR II; PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE.) Current Combat Leaflets.
Paris : 1944Extremely uncommon internal psyops production, classified "Restricted", and numbered 36 in an unstated print-run. No records on Copac, OCLC, or KVK, but copies located at UCL in the papers of Sir Gavin de Beer, the influential evolutionary embryologist who served as lieutenant-colonel in charge of psychological warfare in the field at SHAEF, and following... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 113423
WETHERELL, Elizabeth. The Wide, Wide World.
New York : 1851First edition of Susan Bogert Warner's first novel written under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Wetherell. Warner (1819-1885) began writing The Wide, Wide World in 1848 but had difficulty finding a publisher. "Even when George P. Putnam accepted the novel for publication in 1850 (largely because his mother was enthusiastic about the manuscript),... Learn More£2,650.00
Stock Code: 139641
WARD, William. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos:
Serampore : 1811The first volume was first published in 1806, but no copies traced, this full edition being issued in 1811 from the Mission Press that Ward laboured so hard to establish. Extremely uncommon, just one set traced at auction, maybe 20 locations institutionally. Trained as a printer, and working in that capacity on various newspapers in the Midlands, and... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 102883
(WORLD WAR I.) NEWMAN, Bernard. The Cavalry Went Through.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. "This is an imaginary story of how the Great War was brought to an end by an overwhelming Allied victory in the year 1917 although many of the events are wildly improbable and could hardly stand detailed criticism, there is considerable military knowledge as well as imagination in the plot" (Falls). The publisher's... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 94590
[WARNER, Richard.] [Dropped head title:] The Diary of a Retired Country Parson.
Chelwood : 1848First and sole edition, privately printed at Chelwood, the north Somerset parish of the antiquary Richard Warner (1763-1857) and produced to a remarkably high early-Victorian standard (see Cotton's Typographical Gazetteer, Second Series, Oxford, 1866). With a fine provenance: ownership inscription (on front free endpaper, in Latin and Greek) of Francis... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 127816
NAPIER, Edward Delaval Hungerford Elers. The Linesman;
London : 1856First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge only, OCLC adds six copies in the USA and one in South Africa. Three-decker, giving a fictionalised account of life in the British Army in the first half of the nineteenth century, including campaigning and cantonment life in India, and the First Burma War. "It has been justly... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 75386
NAPIER, Edward Delaval Hungerford Elers. The Linesman;
London : 1856First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge only, OCLC adds 6 copies in the USA and one in South Africa. Three-decker, giving a fictionalised account of life in the British Army in the first half of the nineteenth century, including campaigning and cantonment life in India, and the First Burma War. "It has been justly remarked... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 77542
DALZELL, Arthur, 13th earl of Carnwath (ed). Loyal Rulers and Leaders of the East.
London : 1922First and only edition, relatively uncommon, just a dozen copies on OCLC. Handsomely produced tribute to the contributions made by the rulers of South Asia to the war effort. Includes brief sections on Ceylon and Malaya. "The services rendered to civilisation through the ages by Eastern peoples have been incalculable, and not least among these services... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127568
(WWII - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE.) "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
1943A remarkable survival: a half-yearly run of pioneering weekly propaganda intelligence reports produced by the German and Austrian Region - Intelligence Section of the Political Warfare Executive. These reports were to provide the basis for a new approach to intelligence work for the British which would be carried forward after the end of WWII. Documentary... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 135819
(JAZZ/SAMIZDAT) DORUZKA, Lubomir. Litso sovremennogo dzhaza [The Face of the Modern Jazz]
Minsk : 1973First Russian edition. This detailed overview of the trends in jazz current in the late 60s - early 70s was written in Czech by noted jazz critic Lubomír Dorůžka (1924-1970), and published by the state-run record label Supraphone in 1970, and it would appear that a copy was brought to the USSR and translated in Belarus soon after that. At the time... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 124913
MATTHIESSEN, Peter. The Snow Leopard.
New York : 1978First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author to National Book Award-winning author Robert Stone and his wife: "For Bob and Janice, very pleased to have met you at last - Peter. February 13, 1979", on the half-title, and additionally signed by him on the front free endpaper verso. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 102221
SLATIN, Rudolf C. Fire and Sword in the Sudan.
London : 1896Presentation copy of the third edition, the same year as the first, inscribed by author on the half-title: "To General George W. Wingate, with best compliments from the author, R. Slatin. Merano 4/III 1928". This is almost certainly George Wood Wingate (1840-1928), an American lawyer who served in a New York regiment during the Civil War and later as... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 99777
WARDLE, Gwyllym Lloyd. A Circumstantial Report of the Evidence and Proceedings upon the Charges Preferred against His Royal Highness the Duke of York in the Capacity of Commander in Chief in the Months of February and March, 1809.
London : 1809First edition of the report which provoked one of the great scandals of the Georgian era, at the height of the war with France. Wardle initially served as a soldier in Sir William Watkins Wynn's Ancient British Regiment of light dragoons. After becoming member of Parliament for Okehampton in 1807 he quickly developed an interest in corruption in the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 113701
MEADE, James Edward. The Economic Basis of a Durable Peace.
London : 1940First edition, first impression. "Believing that a satisfactory peace settlement would require the existence of an international organization, he considered the economic role that such an organization would need to play in the post-war world. He favoured an international bank with the power to issue an international currency against which individual... Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 129416
(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
EDMONDS, James Edward, Brigadier-General et al. Military Operations. France and Belgium, 1914- … 1918.
London : 1925-48All but the first volume are first editions, that being a second impression, although styled the Second Edition. The jacket on this volume and its accompanying map case are for the third edition. An genuinely extraordinary set, odd volumes in jackets turn up, particularly the commoner earlier ones, to find a complete run of the text volumes would be... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 138325
COWARD, Noël. Waiting in the Wings.
London : 1960First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Harry from Noel." The recipient may be the producer Harry Alan Towers (1921-2009), who worked in radio, television and film for over fifty years. "In 1947, he persuaded Noël Coward to record thirteen half-hour radio programs about his songs,... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 114997
WARNER, Robert, Benjamin Samuel Williams, & Thomas Moore. The Orchid Album,
London : 1882-97First edition of this magnificent work, one of the great orchid books of the nineteenth century; bibliographies call for 528 plates but overlook the fact that the only folding plate (which appears in volume I) is double-numbered as 9-10 - this is a complete set and includes the four-page obituary for Benjamin Samuel Williams in volume IX.
The... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 119040
KELLOGG, Edward. Labor and Other Capital:
New York : 1849First edition in book form. The work first received publication as a short pamphlet entitled "Currency; The Evil and the Remedy" in around 1843 before being adapted into a book and retitled. Kellogg believed that "commercial disturbances and economic evils in general were due to a lack of credit facilities. He consequently proposed a national currency... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 124816