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WOOLF, Virginia. Monday or Tuesday.
Richmond : 1921First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies of this collection of short stories, and an early Hogarth Press production. Leonard Woolf stated that the work "was printed by F. T. McDermott of the Prompt Press, Richmond, who used to give him advice on printing problems when he and Mrs. Woolf first started the Hogarth Press" (Kirkpatrick). Woolf... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137334
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second and preferred edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, this set one of a small number with the text volumes printed on fine paper, apparently hot-pressed to give a more silken finish, and presented in a particularly attractive contemporary morocco binding, in this regard highly uncommon: the last set in such a binding appearing at auction in 1992.... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 139133
HOME, Henry, Lord Kames. Elements of Criticism.
Edinburgh : 1762First edition of Kames's large and systematic philosophical and aesthetic treatise, rare on the market. This work is the most important result of the Scottish aesthetic movement, and "the most comprehensive work on aesthetics of the 18th century since Du Bos' Réflexions critiques of 1719" (translated from Dobai, Die Kunstliteratur des Klassizismus... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 147353
HOOVER, Herbert. The Challenge to Liberty.
New York : 1934First edition, first printing, inscribed by the 31st President on the front free endpaper "To James H Douglas Jr With the kind Regards of Herbert Hoover".
James Henderson Douglas Jr. (1899-1988) was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury by Hoover towards the end of his administration, and continued in the role under Franklin Roosevelt... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 148284
HUNTER, F. M. An Account of the British Settlement of Aden in Arabia.
London : 1877First and only edition of this important monograph, the rare "presentation issue" with the superb photographic plates; commercial records show two copies only, one with Maggs (1954, catalogue no. 824) and another through Sotheby's (1999). Inscribed on the half-title by the recipient "E. V. Stace a kind present from the Author", his signature repeated... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 144018
VASILIEV, N.E., M.N.Volkov & V.I. Dobrovolskiy. Kazakstan v tsifrah. Statisticheskiy dvukhnedelnik kazstatupravleniya No. 6-7
Alma-Ata : 1928Extremely rare issue of the official journal of the Kazakh Statistical Department offering the first detailed description of Alma-Ata as the capital: "because of the recent move of the capital and the lack of any standardized information on Alma-Ata from the statistical, economic and historical points of view, we have decided to dedicate this enlarged... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145808
DOS PASSOS, John. One Man's Initiation - 1917.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, first issue, with the broken type on page 35, inscribed by the author "To Arthur from Dos, this poor belated little volume. According to this Three Soldiers ought to come out in time for the next war." on front free endpaper.
This memoir of the First World War is the author's first book and was not published in... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 148344
BYRON, George Gordon Noel, Lord. Don Juan.
London : 1819 & 1821First octavo edition of cantos I and II and first edition of cantos III to V, forming Byron's last and greatest work.
The first two cantos were first published the same year in quarto; none of Byron's writings since the first two cantos of Childe Harold seven years earlier had appeared in such a large and expensive format: the volume sold for... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 148457
WEST, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.
London : 1941First edition, first impression, inscribed on the half-title of volume I: "With much gratitude to Yvonne Ffrench from Rebecca West, 1942". Inscribed copies are far from common, this set offering a pleasing association with a recognised woman writer.
Ffrench was the author of well-received biographies of Sarah Siddons, Mrs Gaskell, Ouida, and... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 124556
HANSON, James, Captain. Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall, K.C.B. Overland from India.
London : 1820First and only edition of this engaging and highly elusive account. Hanson, described on the title page as "Late Assistant Quarter-Master-General with the Field Army of the Madras Establishment", acted as ADC to Sir Miles Nightingall, commander-in-chief of the Bombay Army, on his return home from India in 1819.
The party sailed on the East Indiaman... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124141
COOK, James. [The three voyages:]
London : 1773-84Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages. A highly desirable complete set of the official accounts of Cook's three Pacific voyages in the preferred editions and with an excellent provenance, the atlas folio volume containing an extra suite of "Admiralty" plates from the second voyage in superb early... Learn More£60,000.00
Stock Code: 141440
ELIOT, T. S. The Waste Land.
Richmond : 1923First UK edition in book form, sole impression, one of about 460 copies hand-printed by the Woolfs, with the title label in the first state with asterisks (one of three states noted by Gallup, with no priority). This is a great association copy, with the bookplate of the novelist and playwright Richard Arthur Warren Hughes on the front pastedown.
Hughes... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 145515
AUSTRALIA; PACIFIC. Manuscript Journal of a Royal Navy officer, including voyages on HMS Nelson and HMS Tamar,
Portsmouth : 1884-5Punctiliously maintained and engrossing journal largely devoted to service on the Australia Station aboard HMS Nelson - including an eye witness account of the ceremony whereby Papua New Guinea was established as a British Protectorate.
The journal was kept by Lieutenant the Hon. Gerald FitzMaurice Digby (1858-1942), inscribed on the verso of... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 131132
DAVIS, Nathan. Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character,
London : 1863First and sole edition, uncommon; an important record of the Punic stelae unearthed by one of the most remarkable figures in 19th century archaeology, the little known Nathan Davis (1819-1882), "clergyman, adventurer and snake-handler extraordinaire" (Freed), who conducted pioneering excavations at Carthage in the late 1850s, preceding the work of his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138060
SUN TZU; GILES, Lionel (trans.) Sun Tzu on the Art of War.
London : 1910First edition of the first full translation of Sun Tzu directly from the Chinese original. At the time of his translation, Giles was assistant in the Department of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts at the British Museum, widely considered one of the leading sinologues of his day, and this one of his finest works. Inevitably well represented institutionally,... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141037
TRUCIAL STATES. Archive relating to the Royal Navy service of Midshipman Francis Wyatt Rawson Larken.
1928-51A fascinating and unpublished primary source - and as such rare in private hands - being the manuscript journal books kept by a Royal Navy midshipman during a tour of the Gulf in 1930-31; including a compelling account of a visit to Dubai and an on-board reception for the Trucial Sheikhs, part of a broader British policy of "courting" local rulers;... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 142568
CRETE. Collection of 9 Foreign Office Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports.
London : 1886 - 1912Extremely scarce: a substantial run of Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports relating to Crete, issued by the Foreign Office at a turbulent period when the island was emerging from Ottoman control; those for the period 1901-04 published in an edition of 1,400 copies each, the last four years in tiny print runs of between 75 and 90 copies only.
This... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 146336
DAVID, Elizabeth. French Country Cooking.
London : 1951First edition, first impression, an unusually nice copy of the author's landmark second book, written while post-war rationing was still in force, with an attractive souvenir of one of her circuits gastronomiques: it includes, loosely inserted, David's own Michelin map of Lyon, annotated "1965 ED" on the front cover.
Elizabeth David (1913-1992)... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 146903
GURNEY, Edmund, Frederick W. H. Myers, and Frank Podmore (eds.) Phantasms of the Living.
Trübner : 1886First edition, from the library of the Swedish headquarters of the theosophical society the Universal Brotherhood, with neat marginal marks to the introduction of the first volume. The present work is one of the most significant documents of the emergent Victorian field of psychical research.
Gurney and Myers were founding members of the Society... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 147258
LAWRENCE, T. E. Handbook of Hejaz.
Cairo : 1917William Cochran's copy of the second edition of this scarce and important Arab Bureau intelligence manual produced for the Arab Revolt, much expanded from the first edition of 1916 compiled by Lawrence's mentor D. G. Hogarth, the revision including material from Lawrence himself. Classified secret, the print-run was 200 copies only and far fewer are... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 142623
VERNAY, Arthur Stannard. Collection of 16 photographic albums; [together with:] typescript diary.
[1920s-30s]An extraordinary personal archive of over 3,000 original photographs assembled by one of the most renowned naturalists and big-game hunters of the inter-war years. Spanning Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia, these albums offer an unrivalled insight into some of the most significant scientific expeditions of the period, many undertaken at... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 133409
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 then-pressing issues as the conciliation of South Africa, imperial preference, labour exchanges, and unemployment insurance. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 147790
MONDALE, Walter F. The Accountability of Power.
New York : 1975First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Jacques & Jacqueline with best wishes Walter Mondale". In his first book, Mondale sets out the new approach to the Presidency that is needed after Vietnam and Watergate. The book set the ground for his own candidacy on a Presidential ticket, firstly in his successful... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 148295
WILSON, John, of the Scottish Mission, Bombay. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,
Bombay : 1832First edition of this uncommon and confrontational tract by the eminent Scottish missionary and orientalist John Wilson (1804-1875), a reply to the Hindu theologian Mora Bhatta Dandekara's Hindudharmasthapana (Vindication of Hindu Religion), published in Marathi and translated here by way of preface; part of a fascinating print war between the two men.... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 145823
BARNEY, Natalie Clifford. Aventures de l'Esprit.
Paris : 1929First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "À Paul Valery, 'Ce n'est pas vivre que vivre sans objections, sans cette résistance vivante, cette proie, cette autre personne, adversaire, reste individué du monde... intelligence rivale, irrépressible - ennemi le meilleur ami, hostilité divine, fatale, - intime.'... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 146058
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), this set untrimmed and uncommon thus. "Although the Nile was Bruce's main objective, as a polyglot, diplomat, artist, and amateur scientist, he imagined advancing all areas of learning, and in many ways he succeeded. He recorded detailed descriptions of the people,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 107966
SWEET, Samuel White. Captain Sweet's Views of South Australia.
Adelaide : [c.1884]Superb lifetime album of fully-captioned photographs of remarkable depth and clarity by the pioneering photographer of Australia Captain Samuel White Sweet (1825-1886), presenting a generous panorama of his art in prints reflecting the civic pride of the city of Adelaide through its many fine buildings, alongside the landscape of South Australia captured... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129596
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
RUSSIA; St Petersburg - MORNAY (illus.) A Picture of St. Petersburgh,
London : 1815First edition, "one of the most beautiful plate books of St. Petersburg" (Bobins Collection), offering a wonderfully evocative picture of the city in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, issued during the lifetime of one of its most famous inhabitants, Alexander Pushkin.
Published at 6 guineas coloured, this is a superb record of the city of Peter... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120459
DIVANOV, Khudaibergen. Eighteen original photographs of Khiva and its people.
Khiva : c.1920Eloquent and atmospheric sequence of images showing the ancient Silk Road city of Khiva during a period of rapid transition, the work of Khudaibergen Divanov, Uzbekistan's first photographer whose life and fate mirrored his times. Proscribed and executed in Stalin's Great Purge, vintage prints from Divanov's studio are exceptionally scarce.
All... Learn More£29,250.00
Stock Code: 113773
JAMAICA; AMERICAN JUDAICA. Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
Kingston : 1781This extremely scarce almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, the names of the holidays and the months printed in both English and Hebrew types. This page represents one of the very earliest specimens of Hebrew type in a publication produced in the Western Hemisphere intended for the use of Jews.
The calendar appears on the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 82190
WOOLF, Virginia. Roger Fry: A Biography.
London : 1940First edition, first impression, of Woolf's biography of Roger Fry, English painter and fellow member of the Bloomsbury Group. Woolf wrote the biography at the request of the Fry family. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 138410
STEIN, M. Aurel. Serindia.
Oxford : 1921First edition, first impression, of this landmark work which has a strong claim to be the single most important text on Central Asia, beautifully produced and presented here in the distinctive original cloth bindings.
Stein explains in his introduction: "The term Serindia, as adopted (in the form Sérinde) by valued French fellow-scholars, is... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 125986
WOOLF, Leonard. Stories of the East.
Richmond : 1921First edition, sole impression, of this very scarce early Hogarth Press book, one of 300 copies hand printed by the Woolfs and with front wrapper design by Dora Carrington. This copy is an extraordinary survival of an already rare book and fragile book, here in effectively fine condition, uncut and unopened.
An instant success, with all but three... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 144822
MOBERLY, Charlotte Anne & Eleanor Jourdain, as Elizabeth Morison & Frances Lamont. An Adventure.
London : 1911First edition, first impression, and extremely uncommon thus; an unexpected sensation the book ran to four impression in three months, the first print run notably small. Published anonymously the identities of the authors of this controversial work, perhaps the most famous "time slip" case in the literature, were not made public until 1931.
In... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145924
WISE, Henry. An Analysis of One Hundred Voyages to and from India, China &c.,
London : 1839First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the Governor of Bombay, "The Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, with the author's respects", with Elphinstone's subsequent Carberry Tower library label to the front pastedown. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was a Scottish statesman and historian appointed to the civil... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146318
PAINE, Thomas. Rights of Man:
London [White Edinburgh] : 1791 & 1792Sixth London edition of Paine's Rights of Man (the year of first publication), bound with the first and only edition of White's Rational Freedom, a scarce and impassioned condemnation of Paine, in a sammelband of five political works.
Paine's great defense of the inalienable rights of the people, and their right to revolution when governments... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 148283
MAUND, Benjamin. The Botanic Garden:
London : 1825-35An appealing run of one of the best known botanical periodicals of the 19th-century, comprising the first decade of the periodical's existence in its first five volumes; the entire series was eventually extended to 13 volumes and published up until 1851. Benjamin Maund (c.1790-1864) "sought to share his lifelong passion for flowers by producing an interesting... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 147430
STEINBECK, John. The Grapes of Wrath.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, of Steinbeck's masterpiece and one of the great American novels of the 20th century.
The fine jacket design is by Elmer Hader, known primarily as a children's book illustrator (she was joint winner with his wife, Berta Hoerner Hader, of the Caldecott Medal in 1948 for The Big Snow). Supposedly, Steinbeck was so... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 147551
HARDY, Thomas. Compassion.
Dorchester : 1924First separate edition, number 7 of 25 copies, signed by the author at the end of the poem, and initialled by his wife Florence on the limitation leaf.
Hardy wrote this work at the request of the RSPCA as part of their centenary celebrations, and it was first printed in the society's centenary volume, before appearing in The Times on 16 June... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 147154
MALTHUS, Thomas. On the Measure of the Conditions Necessary to the Supply of Commodities;
London : 1829First appearance in print of these two papers by Malthus on the subject of value, as contained in parts I (pp. 171-180) and II (pp. 74-81) of the first volume of the Transactions of the Royal Society of Literature, here bound together. The papers were read before the society by Malthus in May 1825 and November 1827.
In the first paper, Malthus... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 147796