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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
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
(VINIT, Jeanne.) MARY, André (ed.) Paroles authentiques de Jeanne D'Arc tirees du Proces de 1431 et des Chroniques contemporaines.
Paris : 1931First edition thus, number 430 of 500 copies only. 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
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
(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
[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
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
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
BLAKE, William. Songs of Innocence.
Clairvaux, Jura, France : 1954First edition thus, deluxe issue in full morocco, number 56 of 1,600 copies on Arches pure rag paper made to match that used by Blake, watermarked with his monogram. Of the 1,600 copies, 800 went to the UK and US respectively, this being part of the former issue; a further 26 were retained by the publisher. This colour facsimile, painstakingly produced... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136953
WRAXALL, Nathaniel William. Memoirs of the Kings of France of the Race of Valois.
London : 1777First edition. An extremely pretty set of this popular combined historical memoir and epistolary travelogue. Wraxall (17511831), who is best remembered for his scandalous Historical Memoirs of My Own Time (1815), is here similarly drawn to the "liveliness" of anecdote; "From this principle it is, that Memoirs, though less noble and august than History,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 139651
(BANQUE DE FRANCE.) Recueil des pieces relatives au régime de la Banque de France.
Paris : 1804First edition. 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 paper money in Paris. Though founded as a public limited company, only the 200 largest shareholders were admitted to the general meeting, and it was generally... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 134873
(BIBLE; English; Authorized version.) The Holy Bible,
Cambridge : 1768A handsomely printed Georgian Bible in a grand period binding, with a fascinating provenance: from the library of the prominent Liverpool merchant and slave trader John Sparling (1731-1800).
"John Sparling was in partnership with William Bolden in the Virginia trade from the 1750s, importing turpentine, tar and tobacco and exporting salt, hardware... 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. "Ludwig was trained in law but at 25 began writing plays and poems. After serving as foreign correspondent for a German newspaper during World War I, he wrote a novel (Diana, originally published as two works, 191819; Eng. trans., 1929). In 1920 he published... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 138769
HEMANS, Felicia. Records of Woman:
Edinburgh : 1828First edition of the author's best-known and most personal work, into which she believed she "had put her heart and individual feelings more than in anything else she had written" (Hughes, p. 136).
Hemans (1793-1835) was one of the most influential and widely read poets of the 19th century. Written at the height of her career, Records of Woman went... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135673
[HAMILTON, Anthony, count.] (BOYER, Mr. [Abel], trans.) Memoirs of the Life of Count de Grammont:
London : 1714First edition in English of this 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 on account of its brilliance... 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
DICKENS, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.
London : 1839First edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding of half morocco. Following the serialization in parts, Dombey and Son was issued in book-form in cloth, full morocco, and the present half morocco. The deluxe bindings of Dickens have been somewhat marginalized by bibliographers, but it is certainly the case that they are significantly scarcer than the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 138737
ZIMMERMANN, Johann Georg. An Examination of the Advantages of Solitude;
London : 1805Delightful edition of Zimmermann's most important work, presented here in a fine period binding, originally published as Von der Einsamkeit (1754), expanded as Betrachtungen über die Einsamkeit (1756) and amended and enlarged 1784-5. "In all these works Zimmermann propagated the ideal of a life lived in withdrawal from superficial society,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 125527
THOMSON, William. A Tour in England and Scotland in 1785.
London : 1788First edition. Attractive journal-style tour of Britain, compared on publication to Pennant, "since the publication of Mr. Pennant's tour... several visitors... have endeavoured to imitate the manner of that candid, agreeable and entertaining traveller. The author now before us appears to be a candidate for the same praise; and he is not, indeed, without... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139655
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
(MILITARY) 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
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£2,000.00
Stock Code: 132872
TROLLOPE, Anthony. [The Chronicles of Barsetshire:]
London : 1946-9An attractively bound set of the collected Chronicles of Barsetshire, which was first published in a complete uniform edition by Chapman & Hall in 1878, as six works in eight volumes. "Trollope himself was very anxious that his Barsetshire novels should be brought together in a uniform series. Originally the venture was to comprise... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 128404
DARWIN, Charles. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection.
London : 1872Sixth edition, second issue, printed simultaneously with the first issue, which is marked as the "eleventh thousand" on the title page. Freeman notes that the second issue is "notably less common". The sixth edition is the last lifetime edition. Darwin continually made revisions to his text; this edition featuring a new chapter, chapter VII, and a glossary... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 139480
MOORE, John. A View of Society and Manners in Italy:
London : 1781First edition. Handsome set of this highly-finished and popular Grand Tour memoir. Moore was trained in medicine at Glasgow, attended Hunter's lectures on anatomy in London, and studied surgery in Paris under Sauver-François Morand. He also spent time as a surgeon's mate with the Army campaigning in Europe. He set up a practice in Glasgow in 1750,... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139632
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 armourial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139633
(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
JAMESON, Anna. Memoirs of Celebrated Female Sovereigns.
London : 1831First edition. Anna Jameson (1794-1860) has been seen by some modern commentators as a proto-feminist due to her extensive writings on women; however, the present work presents a distinctly negative vision of women in power, as clearly stated in the preface: "it remains a question how far the feminine character may be so modified by education, as to... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 123296
SAINT-MARTIN, Louis Vivien de. Histoire de la Géographie.
Paris : 1873 & 1874Fist 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 for it... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117631
KIPLING, Rudyard. Puck of Pook's Hill.
London : 1906First edition, first impression, handsomely bound for the luxury purveyors Asprey. With a typed letter signed from Kipling tipped in to second binder's blank: dated 7 February 1921, Kipling writes to Coulson Kernahan "this is a bad business anyway, without Farrow importing his peculiar methods of finance into it. I will write off at once to the R.L.F.... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 134746
FROUDE, James Anthony. The English in Ireland in the Eighteenth Century.
London : 1872-4First edition. After his completion of the 12 volume History of England published 1856-70, Froude began work on a new history of Ireland. As a Protestant and an English patriot, his account of the history of Ireland and his attempts to justify England's treatment of the Irish were broadly met with criticism. While Froude criticized the English... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 137637
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... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 137706
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
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
DAVIES, Thomas. Dramatic Miscellanies:
London : 1783-4First editions, volumes I and III 1784, volume II 1783. Davies had a successful career as an actor before setting up as a bookseller in Covent Garden, his shop becoming a meeting place for the theatrical and literary world, it was in the back parlour of this shop that Boswell first encountered Johnson. In the 1770s Davies turned to writing, particularly... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139635
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.
London : [after 1817]First edition, with later issue plates, of this magnificent publication, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain's maritime hegemony, and the apogee of the coloured aquatint. As Roger Quarm, curator of pictures at the National Maritime Museum remarked: "As a record of naval events spanning a period of over twenty years it has no precedent. At no... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 102750
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... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 39735
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First edition. Best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton, Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was determined on a literary career" (ODNB). His plays were singularly unsuccessful, Anna Seward considered 'Lord Russell', collected here, "lacking in spirit and variety", and that 'Marcella',... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139629
ZANGWILL, Israel. [Set of 16 first editions comprising:] Children of the Ghetto;
London : 1891-1920First editions. A superb set of Zangwill's novels including the first Anglo-Jewish best-seller, Children of the Ghetto, and the popular satire The King of the Schnorers, about Jewish beggars in late 18th-century London. Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) was the child of Eastern European immigrants to England and spent his literary career exploring issues... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 79651
MANDEVILLE, Sir John. The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile, Kt.,
New York : 1927First Grabhorn edition, number 129 of 150 copies only. A very attractive production, finely printed, delicately illustrated by Angelo, and handsomely bound. The text is taken from the English edition of 1725, which was taken from a 15th-century manuscript in the Cottonian library, collated against seven other manuscripts. Angelo's decorations are after... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 138808
(FRENCH GLASS BINDING.) Chansonnier dédié aux Demoiselles.
Paris : [c.1828-30]A beautifully preserved, finely bound French songbook from the Janet workshop.
The British Library's Database of Bookbindings notes that the Janets (both father, Pierre-Étienne, and son, Louis) were well-known engravers and publishers of ephemera in deluxe and gift bindings, particularly women's almanacs; Louis moved to rue St Jacques 59 - the location... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 133875
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
KAYE, John William. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
London : 1854Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on an East Indiaman and upon arrival... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 111720
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout pour... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
GOURMONT, Remy de. Lettres à l'Amazone.
Paris : 30 March 1914First edition, first printing, copy 112 of 112 copies on papier vergé chartreuse, from an edition of 1,075 copies in total. This copy, with the original chartreuse wrappers bound in, has been handsomely bound by Cochard. Gourmont's "Letters to the Amazon" are the result of the symbolist poet, who had been stricken and disfigured by lupus vulgaris,... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 117966
[SERVAN, Joseph.] Le Soldat citoyen,
Dans le pays de la liberté [Neuchâtel] : 1780First edition of the author's advocacy of universal and compulsory conscription as the only certain way to unite citizens and the army. "A career officer since the 1760s, Joseph Servan (1741-1808) won notoriety in 1780 with the publication of Le Soldat citoyen, a long and detailed plan for reforming the army. Its central theme foreshadowed the Revolution... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 113091
(OMAN, Sir Charles.) ARNOLD, Matthew. Poetical Works.
London : 1899Handsomely presented copy of Arnold's complete poems, first published in 1890, this being the ninth impression. Winchester College book-plate awarding a 1920 Vere Herbert Smith History prize to Charles Chichele Oman to the front pastedown, his daughter, Julia Trevelyan Oman's bookplate to the front free. The son of Sir Charles Oman, noted historian,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 115789