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ROUSSEAU, Jean Jacques. The Confessions.
[New York?] : 1896A very attractively printed and illustrated edition, handsomely bound, purporting to be the first complete English translation. The Confessions is among the most famous of all autobiographies, a masterpiece of the Enlightenment era, with shocking self-revelations, deep introspection, philosophical analysis, and a masterful literary style. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 144580
CASANOVA DI SEINGALT, Jacques. The Memoirs.
[c.1920]Limited edition, one of 500 sets, printed on Louvain laid paper. The text consists of Arthur Machen's translation, first published in 1894, to which has been added the chapters discovered by Arthur Symons, alongside a supplement and a bibliography. Casanova's memoirs were not published in their full form until 1960. Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 122490
FREEMAN, Edward A. The History of The Norman Conquest of England, its Causes and its Results.
Oxford : 1877-9Third edition, revised. A particularly handsome set. A magisterial history which was to have a profound influence on the development of English historiography. "The longest of Freeman's works, the best remembered and the most influential was begun on 7 December 1865, when he was forty-two, at the height of his physical and mental powers. He wrote to... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 114578
PERCY, Thomas. Reliques of Ancient English Poetry:
London : 1775First published 1765, this a lovely set of the third edition in which Percy "corrected such Mistakes as he had detected and also inserted such further Illustrations as had either occurred to himself, or been communicated to him" (Advertisement to the Third Edition). The dedication, though signed by Percy, was written by Samuel Johnson. Johnson had... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 75095
EVANS, Sebastian. In Quest of the Holy Graal.
London : 1898First edition, in a handsome binding. Sebastian Evans (1830-1909) was a political activist, artist, poet and translator from medieval French, Latin, Greek and Italian. Greatly drawn to the Arthurian legend, Evans had already published in the same year a two-volume translation of the old French romance Perceval le Gallois, entitled The High History of... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 125244
LUCIAN. Dialogues of Courtesans.
Philadelphia : 1902Limited edition, number 547 of 1,000 copies, all printed on japon, with the original Latin parallel with the English translation, within architectural borders; a very attractive book, handsomely bound and elegantly printed. The volume was published as part of the series "Antique Gems from the Greek and Latin", covering many classical writers. Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 145096
[DUTOT, Charles.] Reflexions politiques sur les finances et le commerce.
The Hague : 1738First edition of this important work, first written in the form of three letters to Melon in 1735 but not published until three years later. Little is known of Dutot, save that he was a cashier in the Compagnie des Indes, founded by Law, whose system the author examines favourably in the present work in which he also explains the reasons for its collapse... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 87750
VINIT, Jeanne (binder); MARY, André (ed.) Paroles authentiques de Jeanne d'Arc tirées du Procès de 1431 et des Chroniques contemporaines.
Paris : 1931First edition thus, number 430 of 500 copies only, of this poetic collection of extracts from the trial of Joan of Arc. This copy is attractively bound in an art deco style by notable French binder Jeanne P. Vinit. André Mary (1879-1962) was a French poet who specialised in reviving medieval poetic forms. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139263
LE TURC, Bonaventure-Joseph. Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,
London : 1780First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122062
DIDEROT, Denis. Œuvres philosophiques et dramatiques.
Amsterdam : 1772First edition of Diderot's collected philosophical and theatrical works. It is rare to find a complete set as each volume has both a collective title page and its own, and could have been sold separately.
There were two editions of published in Amsterdam that year, the other being the octavo-format edition of Marc Michel Rey, though the present... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128660
DAVENANT, Charles. Discourses on the Publick Revenues, and on the Trade of England. In two Parts.
London : 1697-8First edition of this important early work on economics. Sir Charles Davenant (1656-1714), MP and, at the end of his life, Inspector-General of Exports and Imports, took many years to become recognized as an economist of the first rank, a fact explained by the sophistication of his thought. Part I of the present Discourses contains five essays, on "Political... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 114857
BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett. Sonnets From The Portuguese.
London : 1914First Riccardi Press edition, number 151 of 350 numbered copies specially bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, from an edition of 1,000 copies on handmade Riccardi Paper; there were also 12 copies on vellum. This is a very scarce and attractive deluxe issue of an already finely produced book, printing some of Elizabeth Barrett Browning's most famous love... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131514
FRENCH LITERATURE. Fables, lettres, et variétés historiques.
Londres : 1777Second edition (first published by Elmsly alone in 1771) of this compendium of passages for students of French, here handsomely bound in red morocco, an English binding making considerable effort to match the generally higher standards of contemporary French binders. Peter Elmsly, or Elmsley, was principally involved in importing foreign books and was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 100358
GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS. The Bindings of To-morrow.
London : 1902First edition, number 476 of 500 copies only. The magnificent chromo-litho plates feature 50 bindings by the Guild, many with the names of their designers and executors. It was produced to accompany an exhibition in London to showcase the Guild's work alongside that of the Hampstead Bindery.
The Guild of Women-Binders was established in 1898... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140060
BIBLE; English; Authorized version. The Holy Bible,
Cambridge : 1768A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding, from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800).
Both volumes are lettered in gilt on the front cover "John Sparling, Esqr." with dark brown morocco labels lettered "St. Domingo House, 1790. Lancashire"; also with the armorial bookplate... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 116480
COSWAY-STYLE BINDING - LUDWIG, Emil. Napoleon.
London : 1927First UK edition, following the New York edition of the preceding year and the German of 1925. This glamorous binding incorporates a portrait based on Jacques-Louis David's famous 1812 portrait The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, the original of which hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
"Ludwig was trained in... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 138769
BASKERVILLE, John (printer). The Book of Common Prayer,
Cambridge : 1762Third Baskerville edition (first published in 1760), handsomely bound for Mary Stopford, Countess of Courtown (1769-1823), wife of James Stopford, 3rd Earl of Courtown, with her ink ownership inscription dated 25 February 1795 to binder's first blank, the Courtown armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and two manuscript leaves of prayers mounted... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 144390
BANQUE DE FRANCE. Recueil des pieces relatives au régime de la Banque de France.
Paris : 1804First edition, in a most elegant binding executed by the great French binder Jean-Claude Bozerian, of this collection of documents relating to the Banque de France.
Napoleon founded the Banque de France on 18 January 1800, in the aftermath of revolutionary recession and currency volatility, and in April 1803 it was granted the sole right to issue... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 134873
[POLIDORI, John William.] The Vampyre; A Tale.
London : 1819First edition, in the second and earliest realistically obtainable issue, of this seminal vampire novella. This attractive, untrimmed, copy is beautifully presented in a 20th-century morocco binding signed "J. G. 81" to the rear turn-in. It additionally, and highly unusually, has two sets of integral publisher's advertisements bound to the rear, dating... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 141658
DUMAS, Alexandre. The Three Musketeers.
New York and London : 1925A sumptuously bound copy of Dumas's great classic, bound for presentation by the binder himself, with the inscription on the initial blank, "To Evelyn Gardner from the French Binder Gaston Pilon December 1926".
Gaston Pilon founded the bindery The French Binders in 1918 with his French compatriot and brother-in-law Henri Hardy. The bindery did... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 145192
GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS - SWIFT, Jonathan. Gulliver's travels into several remote nations of the world.
London : 1896A pleasing turn-of-the-century edition of this literary classic, distinctively bound at the Guild of Women Binders, perhaps by Constance Karslake (the initials "C.K." appear in pencil to the rear pastedown, also "gift, E.D.B." in what looks like the same hand) and exhibiting her delicate line.
The Guild was established in 1898 by bookseller... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139469
HAMILTON, Anthony, Count, & Mr. [Abel] Boyer, (trans.) Memoirs of the Life of Count de Grammont:
London : 1714First edition in English of this anonymously published account of Anthony Hamilton's brother-in-law, French nobleman Philibert, Count de Gramont (1621-1707), and the intrigues of the Restoration court. This first edition is commercially uncommon, particularly in such an attractive binding.
"The book was greeted with considerable critical acclaim... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133350
HEINSIUS, Daniel. De contemptu mortis libri IV.
Leiden : 1621First edition of the noted Dutch scholar Daniel Heinsius's (1580-1655) last major work of poetry, a didactic espousal of a stoical contempt for, rather than fear of, death. Willems writes that in its time the poem enjoyed a great vogue, and it was translated into Dutch by Jacques van Zevecote. A classical scholar of great renown (he was a professor... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 137321
SASSOON, Siegfried. Memoirs of a Fox-hunting Man.
London : 1928First edition, first impression, one of 1,500 copies. At the author's request, the first impression was anonymous. The book was immediately popular and Sassoon's anonymity was not long preserved; his name was included on the title page halfway through the printing of the second impression (of which 500 copies were printed anonymously), and in all subsequent... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 142190
GUILD OF WOMEN BINDERS - DOBSON, Austin. Poems.
London : 1895Signed limited edition, number 77 of 200 copies printed on hand-made paper, with proof impressions of the etchings, and signed by Dobson in pencil on the portrait frontispiece. This copy is elegantly bound by the Guild of Women Binders, and belonged to the Marchioness of Crewe.
The Guild was established in 1898 by a bookseller, Frank Karslake,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 144802
CHURCHILL, Winston. Into Battle.
London : 1943Tenth edition, presentation issue, inscribed by the author on the first blank: "To Monsieur V. V. Tilea With best wishes from Winston S. Churchill 1946". The recipient Viorel Virgil Tilea (1896-1972) was the Romanian Government-in-exile's representative in London during the war, making this a particularly appropriate volume to have been presented at... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 145711
ROSINUS, Johannes. Antiquitatum Romanarum corpus absolutissimum.
Amsterdam : 1743The final edition of the Antiquitatum Romanarum of Johannes Rosinus, a compendium of Classical Rome and Roman antiquities, detailing the topography of Rome and the division of the population, its sacred and private remains, its legal system, and its warfare. First published in 1583, the book proved very popular, with various editions under different... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 137706
GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of The Roman Empire.
London : 1903A very attractive set of Gibbon's great history. First published between 1776 and 1788, "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar... The Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 140457
DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles.
London : 1902First edition, first impression. The Hound was Sherlock Holmes's "comeback" novel after his shocking demise on the Reichenbach Falls stunned his loyal Victorian readership. When first serialized in the Strand Magazine in 1901 it was a feverish success, with queues at the publisher's office and throughout the country. Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 132284
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War
London : 1948-54First editions of Churchill's masterpiece, the single most important historical account of the Second World War. As Max Beloff observed, there was no statesman of the twentieth century "whose retrospective accounts of the great events in which he has taken part have so dominated subsequent historical thinking". A man who had always primarily made his... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 136420
GIBBON, Edward. History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Liverpool : 1861A handsome set of Gibbon's great history. First published between 1776 and 1788, "This masterpiece of historical penetration and literary style has remained one of the ageless works which... maintain their hold upon the layman and continue to stimulate the scholar... The Decline and Fall is the only historical narrative prior to Macaulay which continues... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 144886
SCOTT, Sir Walter (ed.) - HAMILTON, Anthony. Memoirs of Count Grammont.
London : 1889Deluxe limited edition, number 107 of 780. The first Scott edition was published in 1811; the first English translation from the French appeared almost a century earlier in 1714. An account of Hamilton's brother-in-law, Count de Gramont, and the intrigues of the Restoration court, it is "written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must always... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116237
WELLS, H. G. The Works.
London : 1924-7Signed limited "Atlantic" edition, the preferred "London" issue, number 491 of 620 sets signed by the author on the limitation page of vol. I, for sale and distribution in Britain. A further 1,050 sets were produced and signed for the American issue, and are by far the more common of the two issues. The Atlantic edition is the finest collected edition... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 129483
MURRAY, James A. H. A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles;
Oxford : 1888-1928First edition, bound for presentation to the Brooklyn shipbuilder William Henry Todd (1864-1932), from the American businessman John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950), builder of the Empire State Building, with a presentation note to the initial blanks.
The set, an extravagant gift, presents a nice link between two titans of New York business, Raskob... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 144145
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Works.
London : 1821First edition of the collected works of this enduringly popular playwright, edited by his first biographer, the poet Thomas Moore. A very pretty set from the Vane Londonderry library, monogram gilt to the head of the spine, elaborate armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139633
HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.
London : 1919-31The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. Macmillan became Hardy's publishers in 1902 and "in 1912 they undertook a new and definitive edition, called (at Frederick Macmillan's suggestion) the 'Wessex Edition'. For this edition Hardy revised his novels throughout for the last time In a 'General Preface to... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 125755
RUSSIAN ARMY REFORM. Polozheniye o pereformirovanii armeyskoy kavalerii (Regulations on the Reformation of the Cavalry).
St Petersburg : 1833First and only edition, genuinely scarce, a single copy traced to the Russian Presidential Library. A handsomely presented volume, a contribution towards Nicholas I's efforts at far-reaching reform of the army, a volume which would have had minimal distribution among those directly involved in the administration. This copy identified, by the gilt-stamped... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133891
BRUCE, James. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,
Edinburgh : 1790First edition of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB), untrimmed and rare thus. James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the 1630s, and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, recently returned from the Pacific,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 107966
ARMSTRONG, Sir Walter. Gainsborough & his place in English art.
London : 1899Limited edition of 250 copies. An important and lavish monograph with superb photogravure reproductions: "Armstrong 1849-1918 is also remembered for his massive monographs, with accompanying catalogues, of some of the major British painters of the second half of the eighteenth century and the early nineteenth, Gainsborough (1894), Reynolds (1900), Raeburn... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 113625
RACKHAM, Arthur. Mother Goose. The Old Nursery Rhymes.
London : 1913A handsomely bound copy of the first trade edition. Unusually, the trade edition of Mother Goose is an entirely different setting of type from the deluxe, with a smaller type area and the illustrations mostly reduced in size. The colour plates are printed within a cream border directly on white paper rather than mounted, all except the Mother Goose... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 129727
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Liberalism and the Social Problem.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, of this uncommon title which collects speeches by the young Churchill during his Liberal phase, addressing such issues as the conciliation of South Africa, Imperial Preference, Labour Exchanges and Unemployment Insurance Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 108580
GORE, Catherine. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.
London : First edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of the second of three Christmas books by Catherine Gore.
The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143157
LAKING, Guy Francis. A Record of European Armour and Arms Through Seven Centuries.
London : 1920-25First edition of each volume of Laking's monumental survey of the history of European armour, profusely illustrated, and here handsomely bound, together with the supplementary volume, Cripps-Day's index of armour auction results. The antiquary Sir Guy Francis Laking (1875-1919) grew up under the shadow of royalty, with his father serving as physician... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136722
JACKSON, A. V. Williams (ed.). History of India.
London : 1906The Connoisseur edition, number 192 of 200 copies. The volumes are by different authors or editors, covering successive periods: vol. 1, to the sixth century BC, by Romesh Chunder Dutt; vol. 2, to the Mohammedan conquest, including the invasion of Alexander the Great, by Vincent A. Smith; vols. 3-4, mediaeval India to the reign of Akbar the Great, by... Learn More£2,850.00
Stock Code: 114144
SAINT-MARTIN, Louis Vivien de. Histoire de la Géographie.
Paris : 1873 & 1874First edition of Saint-Martin's study of geography's history.
Louis Vivien de Saint-Martin (1802-1897) was a French geographer, historian and writer who also produced several works of history and a 25-volume translation of the works of Walter Scott. He "developed the taste for geographic knowledge, at a time when, in Paris, no one much cared... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117631
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain. From the Year 1793 to 1817.
London : [after 1817]First edition, early issue, of this magnificent publication, the apogee of the coloured aquatint, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain's maritime hegemony. "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years it has no precedent. At no time prior to 1817 had a publisher attempted such a complete volume of documentary naval prints.... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 115370
HARDY, Thomas. The Works in Prose and Verse.
London : 1919-26The Wessex Edition, the definitive edition of Hardy's works, and a finely bound set. The set is complete other than for Jude the Obscure and Human Shows. The books are later impressions, with the edition first printed between 1912 and 1926, other than Human Shows which was printed in 1931; this set may have been bound before it was issued. For the Wessex... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 132753
CARUSO, Enrico - KEY, Pierre V. R., & Bruno Zirato. Enrico Caruso.
Boston : 1922First edition, first printing, deluxe issue, number 90 of 99 copies signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy and the authors; this copy subscribed for by the celebrated American soprano Marion Talley and presented here in a particularly handsome binding.
Of humble origins, Talley (1906-1983) revealed at an early age "unmistakable musical talents" and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132883
CONGREVE, William. The Works.
London : 1753A collection of reissues of plays and poems by the author, including The Old Batchelor, The Double-dealer, The Way of the World, The Mourning-bride, and Love for Love. All were first performed and published from 1693 to 1700.
With the bookplate of Sir Joshua Vanneck (17021777), 1st Baronet, of Putney, Surrey, to the front pastedown of each volume.... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 138561
ROYAL AIR FORCE; WORLD WAR TWO. …So Few. A folio dedicated to all who fought and won the Battle of Britain, 10th July - 31st October 1940.
London : 1990-5First editions, deluxe signed issues, both volumes number 96 of 401 copies, each containing 25 superb colour silhouette portraits of distinguished RAF pilots from Britain and the Commonwealth, all signed by both the pilot and artist Michael Pierce, and with his embossed stamp. Additionally signed in the edition by six members of the creative and design... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 145852
THORN, William. Memoir of the War in India,
London : 1818First edition. A well-provenanced and superbly bound copy of this handsomely and uncommon account of Lord Lake's expedition against the Maratha chief Jasvant Holkar Rao, the Second Anglo--Mahrata War, an early campaign of British Empire building in India. The author was "an avowed military man and a constant traveller... witness to some of the most... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 143003
READE, Charles. Hard Cash.
London : 1853First edition of this highly successful and immensely scurrilous best-seller exposing the abuses of the "trade in lunacy", the hero, Alfred Hardie, being improperly confined in a series of private mad-houses. In the fairly transparent guise of Dr Wycherley, Reade savagely burlesques Dr John Conolly, whose conduct had been exposed in several court cases... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 39735
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
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, Nicolai. Principes d'Orchestration.
Paris : 1914First edition thus, with the Paris imprint, first published in 1905. This copy from the library of composer Lord Berners, and with his annotations in pencil, mostly consisting of marking passages for attention, but with occasional comment, such as his own calculation of orchestra numbers in the margin of the table p. 7, "horns & trumpets" p. 26, and... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 137505