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NOLHAC, Pierre de, and others. James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.
Paris : 1897-1906First editions and first editions in English. A handsomely bound set of these lavishly produced biographies, published by Goupil & Cie, the leading art dealership in 19th-century France. James I and Queen Anne are number 420 and 93 respectively from a limited edition of 800 copies on fine paper. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 111444
NORTON, Mary. The Borrowers.
London : 1952First edition, first impression. Winner of the 1952 Carnegie Medal, on the 70th anniversary celebration of the medal in 2007, The Borrowers was named one of the top ten Medal-winning works. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127494
NAPIER, Sir William. History of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.
London : 1851First edition. William Napier was the brother of Charles Napier, who had conquered and administered Sindh and been a leading figure in British India prior to his resignation over his disagreements with Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. William Napier published both an account of the conquest of Sindh and the present volume, a praising account of Charles... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 122301
NOVIK, Naomi. Temeraire; The Throne of Jade; Black Powder War; Empire of Ivory.
London : 2006 & 2007First UK editions, signed limited editions of 100 copies each, with limitation blind stamps on the title pages. The first four novels in the ongoing Temeraire series, first published in the US the same year, set amid an alternate version of the Napoleonic Wars, which includes squadrons of dragons. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 87253
(NONESUCH PRESS.) HOMER. The Iliad [and] Odyssey.
[London] : 1931First Nonesuch editions, number 313 of 1,450 copies and 3 of 1,300 copies respectively. The Nonesuch Homer was one of the finest productions of the Nonesuch Press, a shining example of how fine printing and commercial viability could be brought together. The Greek text is printed in parallel with the English translation of Alexander Pope, which was... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135113
(NAVAL.) Report of the Committee on the Inflexible. With Appendix.
London : 1878First and only edition, extremely uncommon. COPAC locates just NLS and Liverpool, OCLC adds the Technische Universiteit at Delft. Inflexible was built to counter the Mediterranean threat of the Italian battleships Duilio and Dandolo, huge ironclad platforms carrying two pairs of 15-inch Armstrong guns each. Inflexible mounted more ordnance than any... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 94263
NIELSEN, Kay. Original watercolour: "List, ah list to the zephyr in the grove."
1913An original watercolour, signed and dated "Kay Nielsen 1913" in the lower left corner, for In Powder and Crinoline, a collection of seven fairy tales chosen by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. This watercolour illustrates the story "Felicia or The Pot of Pinks" and appears at p. 52: "Nielsen shows in his development a fancy so delicate and an outlook so original... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 111943
(NAVAL.) The Tenth Report of the Commissioners of Naval Enquiry.
[London] : 1805First edition of the report produced by the commission of inquiry appointed in 1802 to review the financial management of the Admiralty, of which Dundas had been treasurer between 1782 and 1800, and which, on the initiative of Samuel Whitbread, resulted in Dundas's impeachment in 1806 for the misappropriation of public money.
Henry Dundas, first... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133498
NAPIER, Charles James, & William Francis Patrick Napier (ed.) Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government.
London : 1853First edition, family association copy. Ownership inscription of George Thomas Napier, brother of both Charles James Napier and his editor William Francis Patrick Napier. Charles James Napier had been Commander in Chief in India, and had resigned after a disagreement with Lord Dalhousie, the Governor-General; the book is a vindication of his actions,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 122130
NICHOLSON, William. The Pirate Twins.
London : Signed limited edition, 9 of 60 copies signed by the artist in pale green ink on the front pastedown. Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson (1872-1949) was a painter and illustrator whose "natural sympathy with children produced work of great charm such as The Pirate Twins" (ODNB). He is perhaps best remembered as the illustrator of the Velveteen... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 122807
NECHAYEV, Alexay Vasilievich. Po gornoi Bukharie. putevye ocherki [In the mountains of Bukhara. Travel Stories].
St Petersburg : 1914First edition. In 1906 Alexksay Vasilievich Nechayev (1864-1915), a paleontologist and geologist from Kazan, made a trip into the Bukhara for the purposes of a scientific survey. However, the present work is his account of the everyday life and traditions of the local people in this isolated locale. The expedition extended into the mountainous areas... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 110611
NANSEN, Fridtjof. Farthest North.
New York : 1897First US edition of the official account of the first Fram expedition, "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (PMM), undertaken "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). "Nansen returned to... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 139571
(NELSON, Horatio.) NICOLAS, Sir Nicholas Harris (ed.) The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson.
London : 1845-6Second edition of the first volume, with additional letters and notes, first editions of other volumes. The essential starting point for any attempt to understand either the mercurial personality or instinctive tactical genius of Nelson, never superseded. "This is the standard work of reference for Nelson's correspondence and is the principal source... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 106758
(NAVAL.) The Cruise; a Poetical sketch, in Eight Cantos. By a Naval Officer.
1808First edition of this extremely uncommon poetical account of a two-month "shakedown" cruise with a new ship's company on a British man of war. The work was begun as a pastime during a "regimen on shore recruiting an extremely exhausted constitution". Finding his "Sketches of Scenes which had occurred on Naval Service increasing," the author decided... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 67173
(NONESUCH PRESS.) HERODOTUS. The History of Herodotus of Halicarnassus.
London : 1935First Nonesuch Press edition, limited to 675 copies of which this is number 546, a superb example of book design and presswork. Loosely inserted are the Nonesuch Press prospectus for this edition, and the Autumn 1935 issue of the Nonesuch News, publicising their latest titles. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141940
NAPIER, Edward Delaval Hungerford Elers. The Linesman;
London : 1856First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge only, OCLC adds six copies in the USA and one in South Africa. Three-decker, giving a fictionalised account of life in the British Army in the first half of the nineteenth century, including campaigning and cantonment life in India, and the First Burma War. "It has been justly... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 75386
NAPIER, Edward Delaval Hungerford Elers. The Linesman;
London : 1856First and only edition. Uncommon, COPAC has BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge only, OCLC adds 6 copies in the USA and one in South Africa. Three-decker, giving a fictionalised account of life in the British Army in the first half of the nineteenth century, including campaigning and cantonment life in India, and the First Burma War. "It has been justly remarked... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 77542
NERUDA, Pablo. Cien Sonetos de Amor.
Buenos Aires : 1960First trade edition, first printing, of Neruda's sonnet sequence, written over a period of three years for his wife and widely regarded as one of his greatest works. This is also the first hardback edition: it was preceded only by a privately printed signed limited edition, issued in wrappers with different illustrations in 1959. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140038
NECKER, Jacques. Collection complette de tous les ouvrages …
Utrecht : 1781First edition of this collection of works by and about Jacques Necker, presenting a variety of contemporary opinions, both positive and negative, on his time and influence as finance minister for Louis XVI (1777-81). Despite proving to be a popular and capable reformer he had enemies at court who, led by Marie-Antoinette, plotted his dismissal in 1781.... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 126500
NERUDA, Pablo. "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice", typescript poem signed.
[June 1944]A scarce example of a signed carbon copy typescript poem by Pablo Neruda, with three small corrections in his hand. The 18-verse poem "Argentina, escucha lo que mi patria te dice" ("Argentina, hear what my country says to you") was written by the Chilean poet and diplomat on 4 June 1944 in response to the coup d'état of 1943 in Argentina. It was first... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 134176
NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophirt.
Leipzig : 1889 [but 1888]First edition, first issue, of Nietzsche's last great work before his psychological collapse in January 1889, with an excellent association; the heavily annotated copy of Heinrich Köselitz, Nietzsche's amanuensis and most frequent correspondent, and the person responsible for the title of this work, with the surname of his pseudonym, "Gast" (a name... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 126701
[NABOKOV, Vladimir.] NABOKOFF-SIRIN, Vladimir. Despair.
London : 1937First English edition, first impression, and Nabokov's first attempted at an extended piece of fiction in English. It had been preceded in 1935 by Camera Obscura, the first of Nabokov's works to be translated into English and published by the hapless firm of John Long. Nabokov greatly disliked the translation and its poor quality "prompted Nabokov to... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 28191
NERUDA, Pablo. Cien sonetos de amor.
Santiago : 1959First edition, first printing, number 203 of a total edition of 300 copies signed by the author. This is one of the 250 printed on Ledger paper and accompanied by a lithograph by Antunez, signed in pencil by the artist. Of the remaining 50 copies, 20 were printed for the press, eight copies were reserved for collaborators, and 22 copies were printed... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 139649
NICHOLS, Robert. Ardours and Endurances
New York : First US edition, first printing, fulsomely inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper with an eight-line poetic quotation from "The Full Heart" (printed p. 65). From the library of Lois Walcott Kellogg (1894-1944), wealthy heiress to the Charles P. Kellogg manufacturing fortune through her mother Emma Lois Kellogg, and daughter of Supreme Court... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117876
NOVIK, Naomi. Temeraire: Book One, His Majesty's Dragons; Throne of Jade; Black Powder War.
Burton, MI : 2008 & 2009Signed limited editions of 52 lettered copies each. The 3 novels, the first in the Temeraire series, were first published in 2006. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 87256
NECKER, Jacques. De l'administration des finances de la France.
Paris : 1784First edition, described by the great Scottish political economist John Ramsay McCulloch as "the only authentic account of the finances of France previously to the Revolution. Owing to the popularity of its author, and the peculiar circumstances of the country at the time when it was published, the Revolution having all but commenced, the demand for... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109029
NEWMAN, Samuel P. Elements of Political Economy.
Andover & New York : 1835First edition of the American professor and lecturer's introductory work on the production and circulation of wealth. Newman (1797-1842) taught Greek and Latin languages and literature at Bowdoin College, Maine and in 1824 he became Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory. In the second edition of 1844, the recommendation written by Professor B. B. Edwards... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 106009
NICHOLSON, William. An Alphabet.
London : First edition, the popular issue, the first of five picture books that Nicholson published with Heinemann and the work that "established Nicholson's solo reputation" (ODNB). It was published in October 1897 but postdated 1898. There was also a deluxe edition of approximately 50 copies printed directly from the woodblocks and coloured by hand, and a... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 116638
NEVINSON, C. R. W. Modern War Paintings.
London : 1917First edition, first impression, signed by the author in pencil below the colour frontispiece. "Having gone to France with the Red Cross and been invalided home soon afterwards, he announced that he would be using 'Futurist technique' to express the reality of war in his new work. In subsequent paintings Nevinson confirmed that he saw the Great War... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 140292
NUTTALL, Jeff. Mr Watkins got drunk and had to be carried home.
[Finchley : 1964First edition, first impression, one of approximately 50 copies hand-printed by the author. Jeff Nuttall performed his cut-up piece at a party at his home in north London on 1 February 1964, in front of an audience which included concrete poet Bob Cobbing and painter Islwyn Watkins, after whom the work takes its title. A bright copy of this scarce and... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 94454
NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Thus Spake Zarathustra.
London : 1896First UK edition of the first English translation. The edition constitutes volume eight of a projected 11-volume set of Nietzsche's writings in English, although it was in fact the second title published. Zarathustra was originally published in German in four parts between 1883 and 1885, with the first three volumes written in a frenzy of creativity,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127128
(NELSON.) Horacio Nelson Barão do Nilo Visconte Nelson Duque de Bronte Vice Almirante [da 2<sup>e</sup> Divisão azul.]
[c.1801]Scarce, attractive and highly interesting pair of portraits of Nelson produced in Portugal around 1801 after he had been made vice admiral of the blue. The left-hand engraving shows a romantically presented bust portrait in three quarter profile, wearing the sash of the Order of the Bath and a single Naval Medal. The background is blank. The second... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 42540