Search results for: 'the young and evil'
TOCQUEVILLE, Alexis de, & Gustave de Beaumont. Système pénitentiaire aux États-Unis,
Brussels : 1837Third edition of this landmark report on prison reform, first published in 1833. Prompted by the dismal and ineffective state of France's penitentiary system in the 1820s, the French government commissioned Tocqueville and Beaumont - two friends, both young magistrates at the time - to complete a tour of America (which was then seen as leading the way... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 91100
FORD, Charles Henri, & Parker Tyler. The Young and Evil.
Paris : 1933First trade edition, first printing, very scarce and a superb copy, of "the novel that beat the Beat Generation by a generation" (Gertrude Stein). The Young and Evil is considered the first modern novel to represent homosexual protagonists openly and unapologetically (as well as, more shockingly at the time, interracial sex), and surviving copies are... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 145143
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
HORN, Robert. Officer's private photographic record of campaigning in the Zakka Khel Expedition, Bazar Valley Field Force, and Mohmand Expedition,1908.
Well-kept, fully-captioned snapshot album of service with the 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders during the operations against the Zakka Khel afridis in the Bazar Valley, and the Mohmands on the Khyber Pass. A great number of identified portraits of fellow officers and NCOs - including Maj. The Hon. Douglas Forbes-Sempill, who died during the campaign in... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 94262
EARDLEY-WILMOT, Arthur Parry. A Complete and Universal Dictionary of Signals for Boats of Her Majesty's Fleet:
London : 1850First edition, this a prepublication presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank; "Mrs. Holt with the author's most affectionate love, November 1849". The recipient was possibly Jemima Arabella, the author's aunt who married Sir John Holt. Extremely uncommon, WorldCat shows just 6 locations for this first edition - BL, NLS, Oxford,... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119966
CARDWELL, Edward, viscount. Army (Infantry Equipment). Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons, dated 6 August 1870. Copies of the Reports made by Major General Eyre's Committee on Infantry Equipment to the Secretary of State for War:
London : 1871First and only edition of this important, extensive and in depth review and report on the damaging effects that 'the present system of drill and accoutrements' (i.e. uniform, kit, knapsacks, weaponry etc), was recognised as having upon the health of newly recruited soldiers, leading in particular to a prevalence of lung and heart disease. Uncommon,... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 145405
RILKE, Rainer Maria. Autograph letter signed to Paul Thun-Hohenstein, one of the last to be written by the poet.
Hôtel Bellevue Sierre (Valais), Switzerland : 4 November 1926An emotionally-charged autograph letter signed from Rilke to his fellow Prague poet, the Austrian essayist and translator Count Paul Thun-Hohenstein (1884-1963), in which he laments his inability to host his friend at Muzot due to a sudden sickness and divulges his desire to travel to the Mediterranean - content made poignant in light of the seriousness... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132323
SHELLEY, Mary - CROKER, John Wilson, et al. [Review of Frankenstein in] The Quartely Review. October 1817, & May 1818.
London : 1818First edition of this notoriously scathing review of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, appearing in this volume of The Quarterly Review and penned by John Wilson Croker (1780-1857), a serial foe to all young Romantics and Jacobins, who only a few month later savaged, no less notoriously, Keats's Endymion, and would go on to do the same for a budding Tennyson.... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 132158
MILLER, Henry. Insomnia or The Devil at Large. A first edition book portfolio.
Albuquerque : 1974First edition, first impression. Limited to 150 copies with a signed bound in introduction and with a numbered and signed lithograph on Japanese paper by Henry Miller. 100 copies were issued in English, 50 copies were issued in French. This is the English edition. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 69028
MUSSET, Alfred de. Passions' Evil.
Paris : 1953First Olympia Press edition, first printing, of de Musset's erotic novel, Gamiani ou deux nuits d'excess (1833), translated by Austryn Wainhouse (as "Audiart"); one of 750 copies only, this one unnumbered, and an unusually fresh example of this scarce edition.
The Countess Gamiani, a young girl named Fanny, and a young man named Alcide spend... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145295
BLUES; STUDIO VISTA - Paul Oliver, series ed. Complete set of the "Blues Paperbacks" series.
London or New York : 1970-71Complete set of the acclaimed Studio Vista "Blues Paperbacks" series - presented here in the more desirable, and highly anomalous, hardback issue - edited by Paul Oliver, doyen of blues writers, known to a younger generation of aficionados as the "sheriff of Bluesville" (cited in his Guardian obituary). Anything approaching a complete run is highly... Learn More£2,950.00
Stock Code: 136361
LUCAS, Charles. Appendice à la théorie de l'emprisonnement,
Paris : 1838First edition of the leading prison theorist and Inspector General's supplement to his influential work, De la réforme des prisons, published two years previously.
On the whole, Lucas's work in penal reform was received favourably by his contemporaries; his Du système pénal et du système répressif en général de la peine de mort en particulier... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 91149
FORSTER, E. M. - LUBBOCK, Percy. Roman Pictures.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, of this humorously fictionalised account of an Englishman's visit to Rome. This copy comes from the library of E. M. Forster, with his book label to the front pastedown, and the inscription "Hugh Brogan 20 November 71" on the front free endpaper. This is a great association copy.
Lubbock was a Cambridge contemporary... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148116