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BEAURAIN, Jean de. Carte Topographique de L'Isle Minorque,
1757An attractive map depicting the beautiful Spanish Balearic island of Minorca (Menorca), decorated with a cartouche on top left margin. With a large block of historical text underneath describing the island, embellished with an ornate, scrolled border; There are two delightful panoramic views of the islands capital of Mahon and that of Fort St. Philippe... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 54767
BYRON, John. Manuscript order book.
1746-56John Byron (1723-1786), known as "Foulweather Jack" because of his persistent meteorological ill-fortunes, had been midshipman on the store ship Wager, part of Anson's squadron bound for the Pacific. Shipwrecked on the southern coast of Chile, he made his way to Valparaíso and returned to Europe by a French ship, arriving back in England in February... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 100745
BACON, Francis. The Essayes or Counsels, civill and morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Newly enlarged.
London : 1632Third Haviland edition; the economist Nassau William Senior's copy. In 1625 John Haviland published the first complete, and definitive, edition of Bacon's essays, the last to appear in Bacon's lifetime. Comprising fifty-eight essays, it was greatly expanded from the first edition, published in 1597, which numbered just ten essays within a slim octavo... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132335
BRANDT, Bill. Literary Britain.
London : 1951First edition, first impression, with an exceptional provenance: inscribed by Brandt on the front free endpaper, "To Lyena from Bill, July 1951". Lyena Barjanksy, along with Brandt and his future wife Eva Boros, formed an inseparable ménage a trois during the late 1920s; the two women were Brandt's "constant companions, travelling and living together... Learn More£785.00
Stock Code: 144081