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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
[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
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
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. 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
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
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
[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
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
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
[SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris.] The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding. Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey, being an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048
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
(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
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... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135673
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
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
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
DRINKWATER, John. A Narrative of the Proceedings of the British Fleet, Commanded by Admiral Sir John Jervis, K.B. in the Late Action with the Spanish Fleet, on the Fourteenth of February 1797, off Cape St. Vincent's.
London : 1797First edition of "one of the most important eye-witness accounts" of Jervis's famous victory (National Maritime Museum), at which Nelson so signally distinguished himself and was afterwards at pains to ensure that his role was emphasized, this book playing a key role in the creation of his legend; this is an attractive, well-margined copy of an uncommon... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143622
BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN. Breeding, Agriculture, Country-Life Pursuits.
London : Limited edition; number 322 of 1,000 copies. A very handsome copy: "When outlining the plan of this volume on Breeding and Agriculture, the Publisher's recognised that the subjects in question, in themselves, were the basis of out very existence, and that an exposition commensurate with the importance of the theme would prove to be a responsible and... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 86979
THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero.
London : 1848First edition in book form. "Modern editions of this classic novel almost invariably omit Thackeray's vignettes and often give only a selection from his etchings. The reader is deprived thereby not only of much amusement but also of important clues to the meaning of the story" (Ray). Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 129551
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
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. 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: 129157
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
KEY, Pierre V. R. Enrico Caruso.
Boston : 1922First edition, first printing, this copy subscribed for Marion Talley, signed by Caruso's widow Dorothy, Key, and Zirato on the limitation page, copy number 90 of 99 deluxe edition copies.
Marion Talley (1906-1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano. The present book would have reached her when, in 1922, she appeared as the lead in a production... 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... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 138561
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
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
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
HARDY, Thomas. The Writings. In prose and verse. With prefaces and notes.
New York & London : The Autograph edition, limited to 153 sets signed by the author on an inserted leaf, this set number 3 bound ad personam for the American collector William Beers Crowell. The edition was based on the first 21 volumes of the Wessex Edition, "the definitive edition and last authority in questions of text" (Purdy), combining The Well-Beloved and A Group... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 115614
MORRIS, William. An Address
London : 1898First editions, first impressions, of these Chiswick Press fine publications of William Morris's lectures printed in the Golden type he designed for the Kelmscott Press; in an attractive arts and crafts style binding by the amateur binder, bibliophile, and author, Fletcher W. Battershall (1866-1929), and with his bookplate on the front pastedown.
Fully... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 142015
RAY, John. A Collection of English Words not Generally used,
London : 1674First edition, "the earliest attempt to gather, interpret and discuss the remnants of older and local language as a contribution not only to the better understanding of the provincial communities, but to those antiquarian studies which were leading men to a knowledge of the Anglo-Saxon and Celtic tongues" (Raven). This copy of the issue with a comma... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 90721
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
JENKINS, James. The Naval Achievements of Great Britain.
London : [after 1817]First edition, with later issue plates, of this magnificent publication. The battle scenes, after the distinguished marine artist Thomas Whitcombe, illustrating the high-water mark of Britain's maritime hegemony, represent the apogee of the coloured aquatint. The key consideration for collectors is the quality of the colouring, which is extremely good... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 102750
MONTAIGNE, Michel de; William Hazlitt (ed.) The Complete Works.
London : 1842First Hazlitt edition of the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne's collected works, gathering his influential essays and letters. The present essays were originally published between around 1570 to 1592, and cover a wide variety of topics, from religion, philosophy, and classics, to solitude, age, drunkenness, anger, books, imagination, and many... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140342
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
CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The History Of The Rebellion And Civil Wars In England.
Oxford : 1819A very pleasing library set of Clarendon's History, which was "the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English" (ODNB) when first published in Oxford in 1702-3, and remained a staple of all libraries for long after. This set was in the library of the Carleton-Cowper family at Carleton Hall, near Penrith, Cumbria: the house... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114062