Search results for: 'the passing show'
PARES, Ethel "Bip". Daily Bread.
Hampstead, London : 1935Unique "book" by Pares, made for and dedicated to the man who was to become her second husband, Robert Christopher Bradby. Comprises a series of well-finished whimsically satirical sketches, broadly on the themes of women's work, fashions, and domestic life; the frontispiece showing the artist pavement-sketching - a pint of beer! - beneath signs, declaring... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 114035
JOHNS, W. E. The Passing Show.
London : 1937First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper: a collection of Johns's articles for the My Garden periodical, with a number of unpublished pieces and original illustrations by Leigh. Johns is best remembered as the author of the Biggles books, and this is his only book on gardening. Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 109523
(CAIRO) Photograph album of a British Military Officer in Egypt during the First World War and in Europe in the 1920's [sic]
Cairo, Egypt, Italy, Switzerland : 1915-26Appealing personal album of a British resident in Cairo during World War I and soon after, perhaps a military or diplomatic officer, or businessman. The album opens with an excellent sequence of eight images, offering a bird's-eye view shot from a balcony of the march past of troops before they left for Gallipoli, "Generals Sir John Maxwell and Sir... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135761
ABBOTT, Henry. The Transport's Monitor: or, Guide To Masters Of Transports, Victuallers, Hired Tenders …
London : 1808Second and expanded edition, first published 1805; a timely publication at a time of continued warfare. The demand for a logistical fleet rose to a peak during the wars of revolution and the Napoleonic war, as the need to transport troops, equipment, and supplies in larger and larger numbers became a necessity to support extended operations overseas.... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 76269
SIMONDS, Richard Hugh Napier. Two personal photograph albums of the Western Desert and Italian Campaigns.
North Africa and Italy : 1940-43An engrossing visual record of the Western Desert Campaign and Allied invasion of Sicily, compiled by Richard Simonds, "unofficial photographer" in the 4th Armoured Brigade, the major component of the 7th Armoured Division. There are over 200 high-quality photographs of military action, British and Axis armour, street scenes, various Allied officers,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43249
HIPPISLEY, Gustavus. A Narrative of the Expedition to the Rivers Orinoco and Apuré in South America;
London : 1819First edition. Gustavus Hippisley served as a colonel in the First Venezuelan Hussars as part of the British brigade sent to South America to assist in the war for independence in Venezuela. The account gives a description of the voyage to South America and includes a collection of Hippisley's correspondence, including with Simón Bolívar.
With... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 119177
MONRO, Vere. A Summer Ramble in Syria, with a Tartar Trip from Aleppo to Stamboul.
London : 1835First edition of an uncommon and entertaining narrative, commended by the reviewer of The London & Westminster Review as of "more than ordinary merit"; Monro's "descriptions are spirited and graphic; his style is lively and idiomatic, devoid of stiffness or affectation" and "without making any pretensions to the higher qualities required of a traveller... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 139019
DE BOER, Pieter Anthonie. Krijgs- en Geschiedkundig Overzigt van den Punjab,
The Hague : 1849First and sole edition of this scarce Dutch history of the Sikhs and the First Anglo-Sikh War, the subscribers list accounting for just 77 copies. It focuses on the strategic importance of the North-West Frontier, with particular regard to the Great Game.
The author, P. A. de Boer (1818-1847), is described on the title page as a second-lieutenant... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 140236
GIRARDOT, Alexandre Antoine. Two albums compiled from an artist's sketchbooks recording nearly 40 years of life in Algeria.
Algeria : 1830-67Alexandre Antoine Girardot (1815-c.1877) has left but few traces of what must have been an unusual and adventurous life. Born in Paris in February 1815, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts on 6 October 1836. A student of Blondel, he exhibited regularly at the Salon between 1841 and 1848, submitting views of Algeria and other "oriental" subjects.... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 110595
(CHINA.) BERRY, Charles Edmond, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.
Chefoo (Yantai), Shanghai, Singapore : 1934-7A highly evocative album containing over 300 photographs, both personal and from commercial studios, recording the active service of the USS Parrott (DD-218) on the China Station with the Asiatic Fleet - part of Destroyer Division 58 - including the Asiatic neutrality patrol in 1935 and 1936, offering a wealth of images of China, Japan, the Philippines,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 115861
PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
St Petersburg : 1868First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, an online search of institutional libraries showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. A keenly observed and highly desirable insider's account of the early days of Russian Turkestan, with a focus on Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117849
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