Search results for: 'the town and city'
(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.) Manuscript travel diary of a journey to Australia, New Zealand and the South Sea Islands undertaken in 1897.
In transit : 1897An engaging and detailed daily diary kept by an Englishman travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of Polynesia, which includes chronicles of cricket, earthquakes, and shooting sports. The volume opens at sea on 1 January 1897, with our unnamed diarist taking part in a deck quoit competition. The phrase "read, smoked and slept" sums up... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123347
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
(CITY PLANNING.) NETTLEFOLD, John S. Practical Housing.
Letchworth : 1908First edition, first impression, of Nettlefold's important guide to housing, part of the developing literature for the newly defined discipline of town planning, published one year before the successful passage of the Housing and Town Planning Act. Nettlefold was the Chairman of Birmingham's Housing Committee and is generally credited with coining the... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 119016
[COLQUHOUN, Patrick.] Heads of a Plan for Establishing a Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures in the City of Glasgow, comprehending the towns of Paisley, Port-Glasgow, Greenock, and the places adjacent.
[Glasgow] : [c.1782]First edition. Patrick Colquhoun (1745-1820) was a prominent member of Glaswegian society and served as the city's lord provost from 1782-84. Colquhoun was the founder of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and Manufactures, Britain's first chamber of commerce, and served as its first chairman, promoting new commercial opportunities for the city in the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117480
KEROUAC, John [Jack]. The Town and The City.
New York : 1950First edition, first printing. Signed by the author as "John Kerouac" on the front free endpaper. This was the first major work published by Jack Kerouac, who became famous for his second novel On the Road (1957). Learn More£3,950.00
Stock Code: 113278
(NORTH CALIFORNIA: WINE.) ESTATE SALE. Administrator's Sale. Personal Property! Belonging to the Estate of B. Smith deceased, on the premises near Uniontown, Saturday, December 16, '65.
[N. P., ?Placerville, CA] : 1865A scarce advertising broadside, announcing the estate sale of one B. Smith, probably Benjamin Smith, the owner of a store in the mining town of Marshall, later named Uniontown and today called Lotus, in Eldorado County, California. The sale was organised by the administrator of the estate, F. A. Hornblower, originally from New Jersey, who moved to California... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 114817
MCCRINDLE, John Watson. The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea:
Bombay : 1879First edition in book form, scarce, with one copy listed in auction records in the last 50 years. McCrindle, of the Bengal Educational Service, translated from the Greek two of the most important sources for Arabia and the Persian Gulf in antiquity. The Periplus was written in the first century CE and describes the routes and commercial opportunities... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 94810
(AZERBAIJAN/DAGESTAN.) BEREZIN, Ilya Nikolaevich. Puteshestvie po Dagestanu i Zakavkazyu [Travel to Dagestan and the Transcaucasia].
Kazan : 1849First edition. Extremely uncommon Russian imprint, just two copies traced on OCLC, Leiden and Warsaw Universities. Historically important, well-written, and highly engaging account of travels through Dagestan and the territory of modern Azerbaijan by Ilya Berezin (1818-1896), a noted Russian Orientalist, Turkologist, later professor of Kazan University... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 121874
ROBERTSON, Walford Graham. "Troy Town": pair of sheets with two original watercolours, calligraphy and musical notation.
c. 1905Highly attractive piece rather in the style of the Beggarstaff Brothers, illustrating the old English ballad "The Wandering Prince of Troy", here shortened to simply "Troy Town", a retelling of the story of Dido and Aeneas; the opening lines reading "When Troy Town had, for ten yeeres past, Withstood the Greekes in manfull wise". The first sheet carries... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136594
(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
(KENNEDY, John F.) The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.
c.1945-63The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts spans the statesman's political career up to the presidency, from his first primary race in the 11th District in 1946 to the eve of nomination as president in the summer of 1960, encompassing three Congressional campaigns, two runs for the Senate, and a bid for the vice presidency.
David... Learn More£375,000.00
Stock Code: 120955
MIÈVILLE, China. The City & The City.
London : 2009First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, "To Terry, 'mendacious & delusive streets' - Schulz, China Mieville, 9/6/09". The quote is from the book's epigraph, taken from Bruno Schulz's The Cinnamon Shops and Others Stories, "Deep inside the town there open up, so to speak, double streets,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139392
(HEMINGWAY, Ernest.) HOUSEHOLD, Geoffrey. Watcher in the Shadows.
Boston : 1960First edition, first printing. Ernest Hemingway's copy of Watcher in the Shadows, inscribed by him on the head of the front panel of the dust jacket, "bjo - Bath Robe Missing, EH. Wed & cable Mary - Buy Medicines - collect Pollo". Additionally inscribed on the front flap, "To Ronda, gas 346 pesetas." In the summer of 1960 Hemingway travelled alone to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118528
BURTON, Richard F. Autograph letter signed, with instructions to Messrs Harper & Co. to send out copies of The Lake Regions.
Panama : 1860A letter from Burton sending out presentation copies of his most recent book following his sojourn in the American West. He asks his publishers to "oblige" him "by forwarding (for my expense) copies of The Lake Regions to the following directions and by letting me know what my bill for them to you is list of three names in Canyon City and Virginia... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 77160
(POLICING.) Police Register from Olympia City, state capital of Washington.
Olympia, WA : 1895-1912A wonderful survival that pulls back the curtain on crime and police procedure in turn-of-the-century America: a substantial police register or desk sergeant's ledger from Olympia, Washington, giving a record of lawbreaking that spans nearly two decades (there is a break between 1898 and 1904 when presumably another ledger was in use). Olympia is situated... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 113387
(CHINA.) YAMAZAKI Kin'ichiro (ed.) Saishin Manshu shaschincho. [The latest Manchuria Photograph Album.]
[Dailian, (Dairen, Port Arthur), China] : Fourth annual printing of this extremely uncommon photographic propaganda piece extolling the attractions and rapid development of Manchuria, issued in the year before the declaration of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. No copies of this printing located in OCLC, which lists a copy of the 1932 issue in BnF, a 1938 issue at Princeton, and a 1943... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 116592
[LAW, John.] Money and Trade considered.
Edinburgh : 1705First edition of the major work of the famous Scottish financial adventurer John Law (1671-1729), which presents his theories on the establishment of paper note-issuing national banks. The title exists in two states: one with an ornament of an eagle and vines, the present with a coastline and its reflection. Textually they are all the same. Of the few... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 117696
(GALLEY, Edmund.) WHITE, F. Faulkner (illuminator). The Galley Memento.
[Exeter : 1879]One of two handsomely bound presentation albums made to commemorate the release of Edmund Galley, who was famously wrongfully convicted of murder in 1836 and transported to Australia to serve out his sentence in the Yass region of the Southern Tablelands; this copy inscribed in its illuminated address to one of the two men chiefly responsible for procuring... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 132619
WHITE, T. H. The Insolence of Man. [Unpublished carbon typescript.]
Original carbon typescript to White's unpublished "philosophical pamphlet" The Insolence of Man, with over a hundred notes and corrections in White's hand, and several critical notes in the margins by David Garnett, to whom White sent this carbon typescript for critique. There are numerous corrections by White and annotations by Garnett. T. H. White,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 86006
(ARMSTRONG, Louis.) GOFFIN, Robert. Horn of Plenty. The Story of Louis Armstrong.
New York : 1947First edition in English, published in French as Louis Armstrong. Le Roi du Jazz, in Paris in the same year. This copy signed by Armstrong beneath the portrait. Goffin was a Belgian lawyer, poet and author, a Stormy Petrel of the Nazi invasion, and who fled to the USA in 1939. In 1932 he had published Aux Frontières du Jazz., one of the earliest serious... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 77102
LINDSAY, [Nicholas] Vachel. Group of three inscribed works.
New York : 1914-1920First editions, except The Chinese Nightingale, 1919 (first published 1917). Uniformly bound for Thomas Rénaud Rutter, and each signed and inscribed by Lindsay on the first blanks: the first to Renaud's mother, Mrs. Louise Warren Rutter, with her bookplate to verso of the front free endpaper facing; the second with "My most fraternal good wishes to... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 115267
BROWN, Bob. Demonics.
Cagnes-sur-Mer : 1931First edition, first printing, with a leaf of the author's personal letterhead laid in, printed "Robert Carlton Brown, Le Manoir, Cagnes-Sur-Mer (A.M.) France". The collection features poems such as "Spring, put on a condom!" and a number of calligrams, for which Brown was well known, including here "Handle for a flame fan".
Roving Eye Press was... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 116287
VINCENT, William (ed.) Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'a l'Euphrate,
Paris : 1800First edition in French of Vincent's important commentary on Nearchus's voyage from the Indus estuary to the Tigris in 325 BC, as recorded by Arrian of Nicomedia, originally published at London in 1797. The expedition, ordered by Alexander the Great, marked the Greek discovery of the Persian Gulf (Retsö, p. 267), and the entire fourth chapter is dedicated... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139117
REED, Lear B. Human Wolves:
Kansas City, MO : 1941First edition, this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Bill Rogers, sincerely Lear B. Reed". Remarkable memoir by a former FBI agent detailing his years struggling against corrupt politicians and the mob, fighting prostitution, drug trafficking, and political subversion; "Mr. Reed combined in his person the formidable characteristics... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 114049
(CHINA; HONG KONG.) ABERCROMBIE, Patrick. Hong Kong.
London : 1948First edition, first impression of Hong Kong's "first 'strategic' plan for the territory" (Pun), observing the two major constraints it faced: "a shortage of land and an unlimited reservoir of possible immigration" (Xue, p. 7).
Sir (Leslie) Patrick Abercrombie (18791957), "was the most famous town planner in Britain" at the time of his nomination... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133601
BEWICK, Thomas. A History of British Birds...
Newcastle : 1809Third edition; originally published as two separate works in 1797 and 1804. Roscoe notes that the paper used for this edition, although "very thin and rather poor", was "from the point of view of an artist anxious to show his work to the best advantage, more satisfactory than most of the papers previously used - it took an excellent impression from... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132533
(MAURITIUS.) Substantial personal album of original photographs of Mauritius following World War II.
[c. 1945]Extensive and unique visual record of the island of Mauritius in the period immediately after World War II. The island had not been directly threatened during the war, but had undergone a period of severe hardship, sparking civil unrest which over the ensuing years unfolded into a fully developed independence movement. The compiler of the album seems... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124106
(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
SCHEDEL, Hartmann. Liber chronicarum.
Nuremberg : 1493First edition of the Nuremberg Chronicle, the most extensively illustrated book of the 15th century, a universally acknowledged masterpiece of complex design. Compiled by the Nuremberg physician, humanist and bibliophile Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514), the text is a year-by-year account of notable events in world history from the Creation to the year... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 108472
(SHANGHAI - SINO-JAPANESE WAR) Secret Intelligence Summaries, 30 August - 18 November 1937.
Shanghai : 1937Remarkable run of sixty original Intelligence Summaries, all classified SECRET, compiled by the Intelligence Officer, BRITFORCE at Shanghai during the Japanese invasion. Nos. 12-18 (dated from 30 Aug.-5th Sept. 1937) & Nos. 20-72 (dated from 7th Sept. to 18th Nov. 1937). Issued almost daily during the height of the conflict. These rare intelligence... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 135752
WORTH, Thomas. Original sketches made on board Edgar E. Holley's Evelyn during a New York Yacht Club cruise in 1867.
New York : c.1867"These sketches were drawn by Thomas Worth who was on board the yacht Evelyn at the time she made the cruise with the New York Yacht Club about 1867. Those on board were E.E., Holley owner, Mr. Amos Stellenwerf, Mr. Dan Slote, Mr. Chas. Van Zant, and the Artist. The accompanying sketches were actual incidents of the cruise. Three sketches are scenes... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 96970
(SOUTH AFRICA: BOER WAR.) MONCRIEFF, Lieutenant A. R., Royal Scots Greys. Personal photograph album with accompanying manuscript notebook.
South Africa : 1902Fascinating, well-documented and vivid album of original photographs taken by a cavalry officer attached to a mounted infantry unit in South Africa after the conclusion of the Second Boer War (31 May 1902). Lieutenant Moncrieff was serving with number 4 troop, "C" squadron of the 12th Mounted Infantry, known as The Highland Company, and attached to... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120114
(POETRY ANTHOLOGY.) THOMAS, Dylan; W. H. Auden; Archibald Macleish; Louis Macneice; Marianne Moore; Frederic Prokosch; Stephen Spender; Wallace Stevens, et al. New Poems 1942.
Mount Vernon, NY : 1942First edition, signed limited issue, one of 59 copies signed by the contributing poets, namely: Conrad Aiken, Kenneth Allott, W. H. Auden, George Barker, John Peale Bishop, R. P. Blackmur, Hugh Chisholm, Gene Derwood, Richard Eberhart, William Empson, Jean Garrigue, Horace Gregory, Alfred Hayes, Ruth Herschberger, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125112
JONES, Edward Thomas. An Address to bankers, Merchants, Tradesmen, &c.
London : 1795An unrecorded issue of the prospectus for E. T. Jones's work on book-keeping, one of three printings in 1795, the other two printed in Bristol, which is where Jones practised as an accountant. This Address, the half-title to which reads "Twenty Minutes useful Consideration for the Man of Business", is actually a lengthy prospectus for a longer work... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 105272