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THE SPORTING MAGAZINE. The Sporting Magazine.
London : 1793-1870 & 1892First editions of the first periodical devoted to general sportsmanship, The Sporting Magazine, issued from 1793 until 1870. This complete collection provides an invaluable resource, reflecting the changes in society and attitudes across the turn of the century, and placing them in relation to the pastimes and sports of British society. Each volume... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 128768
THE RICCARDI PRESS: BIBLE; English; Authorized version; Genesis.) The Book of Genesis.
London : 1914First edition thus, limited issue, number 356 of 500 copies printed on handmade paper; a further 12 copies were printed on vellum, of which 10 were for sale. The Book of Genesis "constitutes Cayley Robinson's finest achievement as a book illustrator" (ODNB). Cayley Robinson's The Death of Abel, reproduced as the third plate and held at the Musée d'Orsay... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 121094
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
THE TATLER; ADDISON, Joseph, Richard Steele, & others. The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff Esq.
London : 1710-11Original folio issues, a complete set of the original 271 numbers of The Tatler, together with Morphew's continuation, the volume concluding with no. 330 (From Thursday May 17. to Saturday May 19. 1711).
The Tatler was published three times per week from 12 April 1709 to 2 January 1710/11. Though the numbers began to appear in 1709, the printer,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 127598
LEE, Christopher - JACKSON, Peter, & Weta Workshop. The World of Kong.
New York : 2005First edition, first printing, inscribed to Christopher Lee and his Wife Birgit on the half-title by Weta Creative Director Richard Taylor: "To Christopher & Gita, we are immensely proud of this book that our young designers have created & we wanted to share a copy with you both, love Richard"; by Weta Workshop Manager Tania Rodger: "For Christopher... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141184
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-71]A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 128644
STEADMAN, Ralph; THE TONSILS. The Tonsils. Original 12-inch LP record inscribed.
[No place] : 2002A maquette of The Tonsils first album, inscribed by Steadman across the wraparound band and sleeve, "Ralph Steadman, 23 Oct. 2002." The Tonsils was formed in the summer of 2001 by Sam Cave and Dave Walsh (also in The Explosion, another Tarantula Records band); their first album was completed in May 2002, and they commissioned Ralph Steadman to design... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 103951
PUBLISHING - The London Printing and Publishing Company (Limited). Pair of publisher's blads.
London : c.1859-61A fascinating and notable piece of 19th century publishing history: a pair of publisher's blads, in this case used by a salesman in the garnering of subscriptions for two very popular and topical part works, Robert Montgomery Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-59) and Charles Ball's The Indian Mutiny (1858-61); each gilt stamped on the front cover, "Specimen.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141030
WOMEN'S EDUCATION - The Association for Promoting the Education of Women in Oxford. A run of twenty-three issues of its Report.
Oxford : 1894-1919A set of important reports published by the pioneering Association for Promoting the Higher Education of Women (AEW), containing a mass of historical information relating to the state of women's education in Oxford at the height of the suffragette agitation. The earliest is dated 1894-95, the latest 1918-19; each spans from October of one year to the... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 124133
ELIZABETH, Princess of the United Kingdom. Cupid Turned Volunteer.
London : 1804First edition, signed by "Elizabeth" on the half-title. Published at the height of the Georgian volunteer movement for the war against Napoleon, this book contains a series of engraving based on drawings by Princess Elizabeth, daughter of George III, showing cupid training to fight the French. Each picture depicting scenes of "Genius, Loyalty, and Patriotism"... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 129967
JACK THE RIPPER. - GRIFFITHS, Arthur, Major. Mysteries of Police and Crime.
London : 1898First edition, this set with a superb Jack the Ripper association. Inscribed by the author, a well-regarded prison governor and penologist, to his friend the Assistant Chief Commissioner of the Met during the "Autumn of Terror"; "Robt. Anderson, with the kindest regards of his old friend the author, Arthur Griffiths, Xmas, 1898". The work contains the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139890
THE PILGRIMS SOCIETY. Set of five pamphlets recording speeches given at Pilgrim Society occasions.
[London] : 1925-52First editions, first impressions. This collection of pamphlets dates from 30 January 1925 to 14 October 1952, preserving speeches from Pilgrims Society events held at the Savoy or Hotel Victoria in London. Established in 1902, the objective of the Pilgrims Societies of Great Britain and the United States was, and remains, to encourage and preserve... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 116863
JACKSON, Lady Catherine Charlotte. The Works.
c.1899Édition des Aquarelles. Limited to 26 numbered copies for England and America. Lady Jackson (1824-91) was the wife of diplomat Sir George Jackson, known for accompanying Sir Charles Stuart to Germany and entering Paris with him in 1815, and for his efforts to abolish the slave trade. After his death she edited his papers for publication and then turned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 61558
MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels - DIXON, Richard, & others. Collected Works.
London : 1975-2005First edition, first impressions, all with the London imprint except for vol. 5 and 22 (New York), and vol. 26 (Moscow). The Collected Works was published in conjunction with the Institute of Marxism-Leninism and Progress Publishers, both Moscow, and International Publishers Inc., New York.
"This edition will provide for the first time to the... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 119043
ARNOLD, Matthew. The Forsaken Merman.
London : 1900First Jean Archer edition, this copy beautifully hand coloured, a stunning piece of arts and crafts design. Archer's illustrated edition is uncommon, with 15 copies held institutionally worldwide. In 1901 Dent released a further 50 copies of this work printed on Japon and 10 on vellum for binding by the Guild of Women Bookbinders.
This melancholy... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 147588
THESIGER, Wilfred. The Life of My Choice.
London : 1987First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page with his printed name struck through, of this autobiography by "the greatest of twentieth century explorers" (ODNB), notable for his two crossings of the Empty Quarter of the Arabian Peninsula.
Thesiger's career began when, at the age of 23, he led a fully-funded Royal Geographical... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 150511
MATHERS, E. Powys (ed.) The Book of the Thousand and One Nights
London : 1923First edition thus, limited issue, number 177 of 750 copies on antique paper; there were also 1,500 copies printed on Bond paper. This privately-printed edition of the Arabian Nights was translated into English by Edward Powys Mathers (1892-1939).
Mathers's translation influenced a number of modernist writers, including W. B. Yeats, who "admired... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146289
TINDAL, Matthew. A Defence of our present Happy Establishment; and the Administration Vindicated;
London : 1722First edition of Tindal's reply to the republican-inclined "Cato's Letters", published pseudonymously by John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon in the London Journal from 1720 to 1723. Though a freethinker and controversialist, Matthew Tindal (1657-1723) was nonetheless a strong support of the Whig establishment and the British constitution as established... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 135228
ESTES, Matthew. A Defence of Negro Slavery, as it exists in the United States.
Montgomery : 1846First edition of the Mississippi anti-abolitionist's work summarising pro-slavery arguments supported by religion and new racial science. The eleven chapters consider the biblical foundations of slavery within early Judaism and Christianity, the history of African slavery, the abolitionist position of England on the topic, the dangers and ineffectuality... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 120624
DIX, Dorothea L. - KENNARD, Caroline A. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.
[No place] : 1888Sole edition of a brief account of the woman who almost single-handedly created the first generation of mental asylums in America, written by the pioneering American scientist and women's rights campaigner Caroline A. Kennard.
"In her lifetime, Dorothea Dix brought about significant changes in the care of the mentally ill in North America and... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139643
GAME THEORY - KUHN, H. W.; A. W. Tucker; M. Dresher; P. Wolfe; R. D. Luce (eds.) Contributions to the Theory of Games.
Princeton : 1950-53-57-59 & 1964First editions of the complete run of this important Game Theory journal, together with the follow up study, Advances in Game Theory, issued as volumes 24, 28, 39, 40 and 52 of the periodical Annals of Mathematics Studies. Contributors include Melvin Dresher, David Gale, John Nash, and John von Neumann, among others. Volume II includes Lloyd Shapley's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 118782
HALE, Matthew. The Primitive Origination of Mankind, considered and examined According to The Light of Nature.
London : 1677First edition, presentation copy from the publisher William Shrewsbury to Hale's fellow lawyer at Lincoln's Inn, Edward Webbe, inscribed in ink on the initial blank, "Edw: Webbe de Lincolnes Inne ex dono bibliopol Gulielmus Shrewsbury maij 9 no 1677"; a well-margined copy with a fine impression of the frontispiece portrait.
Edward Webbe matriculated... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 149954
VICTORIA, Queen - MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
Lonodn : 1875-80This set inscribed in the first volume by Queen Victoria: "To Lord Methuen In recollection of former happy days and of the marriage of our grandson William of Prussia, from Victoria R.I. Windsor Castle Feb: 27. 1881".
Pasted to the verso of the front free endpaper is a folding manuscript letter embossed with the arms of Windsor Castle, addressed... Learn More£3,950.00
Stock Code: 135188
COLQUHOUN, James Andrew Sutherland, Major. With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.
London : 1881First edition. An excellent account of the formation and operations of General Roberts's expeditionary force. Captain Colquhoun, arrived only in time for the action on Peiwar Kotal, but compiled a detailed account of the preparation of the force and its advance from the diary of Major Collett, the assistant quartermaster-general. Colquhoun, a Royal... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127107
MANET, Edouard - DURET, Theodore. Manet and the French Impressionists.
London, : 1910First UK edition, first impression of the first work to describe the development of Impressionism, with a chapter on each of the major painters and numerous illustrations. The author, Theodore Duret (1838-1927), was one of the earliest and most vocal supporters of the movement. He first met Manet in 1865 and the two became good friends, with the artist... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 88059
BAKST, Léon, & others - PROPERT, W. A. The Russian Ballet in Western Europe, 1909-1920.
London : 1921First and limited edition, number 234 of 500 copies for sale in Great Britain. The plates represent the work of all of the major contributors to the early productions of the Ballets Russes - including many of the key artists of the period: Picasso, Derain, Matisse, Sert and, on the Russian side, Bakst, Goncharova, Benois, Fedorovskiy, Golovin, Larionov,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118960
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (trans.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faustus: from the German.
London : 1821First edition in English of Goethe's Faust, translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The book is most often met with in the publishers' reddish-brown paper boards, the flimsy backstrip having perished. This copy, however, has an attractive contemporary polished calf binding by the London binder Charles Murton, who Ramsden notes specialised in blind stamping.... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 134583
IRANIAN, Mihran, & others. Photograph album documenting a cruise to North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean on RMS Celtic.
New York : 1902Engrossing, wide-ranging and thoughtfully compiled Gilded Age photograph album assembled by a member of a tour party sailing from New York on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the White Star liner RMS Celtic. Perhaps most importantly it includes a handful of superb depictions of Istanbul by the celebrated Armenian photographer Mihran Iranian, whose work... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131724
MATHERS MACGREGOR, Samuel Liddell. Kabbala Denudata: The Kabbalah Unveiled.
London : 1887First edition, in remarkably attractive condition, of this uncommonly found and contemporarily popular cabalistic work translated by one of the founders of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The Kabbala Denudata was first published in Latin by Christian Knorr von Rosenroth between 1677 and 1678, translated from the original Hebrew.
Samuel... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 144206
COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (trans.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faustus: from the German.
London : 1821First edition in English of Goethe's Faust, translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. When Faust, Part I first appeared in a finished form (1808) Coleridge expressed concern for the apparent immorality. Despite this, he briefly entertained a proposal in 1814 to translate the work, and returned to and completed the task in 1820-21. Coleridge denied that... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 132612
CATHER, Willa Sibert. The Troll Garden.
New York : 1905First edition of the author's first prose work (succeeded only by April Twilights, a 1903 poetry collection). With the author's signed inscription, "Willa Sibert Cather, Lincoln, August twenty-sixth, 1905". With the contemporary ownership signature of W. L. Westermann: William Linn Westermann was a fellow member of the faculty at the University of Nebraska.... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 26021
BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. The Physiology of Taste;
Philadelphia : 1854First edition in English, an epicurean collection of recipes, reflections, and anecdotes written by one of the most influential food writers ever. According to Vicaire it was first issued in December 1825, two months before Brillat-Savarin's death, though Cagle notes it was first published in Paris in 1826. "For the French and outsides alike, this work... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119657
WARNER, Susan. WETHERELL, Elizabeth. The Wide, Wide World.
New York : 1851First edition of Susan Bogert Warner's first novel, written under the pseudonym of Elizabeth Wetherell, in bright condition. Warner (1819-1885) began writing The Wide, Wide World in 1848. It was to become one of the most popular American novels of its time, however initially had difficulty finding a publisher. "Even when George P. Putnam accepted the... Learn More£2,650.00
Stock Code: 139641
SUTHERLAND, James. The Adventures of an Elephant Hunter.
London : 1912"One of the classics of African big game hunting" (Czech). First edition, first impression, with an apposite provenance: ownership inscription to front pastedown of Thomas Pinchard Kempson (1855-1941), who is mentioned in Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game (1910) and in the Kenya Gazette for 1912 as being based in Nairobi and one of several individuals... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 143131
WOLLSTONECRAFT, Mary - HAYS, Mary, & others. The Annual Necrology for 1797-8.
London : 1800First edition, and sole volume, of this ambitious project to record obituaries of notable persons on an annual basis. The most significant memoir recorded here is the 49 page obituary of Mary Wollstonecraft by the feminist biographer Mary Hays (1759-1843).
Hays received a copy of Wollstonecraft's Vindication of the Rights of Woman upon its publication... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 123651
NORTHERN IRELAND. The Album of Giants Causeway, Portrush & Coleraine Views.
London : [c.1890]Attractive leporello album of images reworked in an illustrative style from photographs made by the prominent Dundee firm of Valentine & Sons, Scotland's leading manufacturer of picture postcards. The London firm of Charles, Reynolds & Co. issued many such albums, this particular title being surprisingly uncommon, with WorldCat listing one copy only,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140147
LUDOVICI, Carl Günther. Eröffnete Akademie der Kaufleute:
Leipzig : 1752-56First edition of the first German-language dictionary of trade, over 5000 pages long. Written in the form of a lexicon, the work is modellled upon Savary's groundbreaking Dictionnaire Universel de Commerce (1723), and attempts nothing less than to lay the foundation of an entire mercantile system. It established Carl Ludovici (170778) as the chief pioneer... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 146447
HAMMETT, Dashiell (ed.); H. P. Lovecraft, & others. Creeps by Night: Chills and Thrills.
New York : 1931First edition, first printing, in the rare dust jacket; preceding the UK edition published by Gollancz as Modern Tales of Horror in 1932. Bleiler comments that "the circumstances of the following anthology are not known, but Hammett was a very well-read man, and it is entirely possible that he assembled it". Recent research reveals that Arkham House... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 132150
LE ROSSIGNOL, Ethel. A Goodly Company.
[London : First edition of this scarce, privately published work which beautifully presents the psychedelic spirit paintings of the Argentinian-born medium and automatist Constance "Ethel" Le Rossignol (1873-1970). During the 1920s and early 1930s Le Rossignol painted a series of 44 psychic works - the "Goodly Company" series - which she insisted were the true... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 135609
MOORE, Henry (illus.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First edition of Henry Moore's first illustrated book, number 60 of 183 copies only. "During a visit to Paris in 1949 Moore met French typographer and publisher Henri Jonquières, who suggested an illustrated book based on Goethe's Prometheus, an adaptation of Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. Moore made a total of eight lithographs for Prométhée, along... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 139173
ABSINTHE. Catalogue Général - Distillerie Pontissalienne - Fabrique d'Absinthe Supérierue.
Pontarlier, Doubs : c.1900Attractive brochure with full catalogue of products and prices from a leading manufacturer in "la capitale de l'absinthe" at the turn of the century. Superb chromo. endpapers by A. Waton of St. Etienne, who were specialists in labels and catalogues; Michael Twyman noting that their work "transforms everyday items into objects of beauty." (A History... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141557
MOORE, Henry (illus.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von, & André Gide (trans.) Prométhée.
Paris : 1950-51First and limited edition of Moore's first lithographic portfolio, this copy marked "H.C." (hors de commerce) and initialled by the publisher P. A. Nicaise, perhaps one of the copies réservées à des collaborateurs (reserved for collaborators); the edition was limited to 183 copies on vélin de chiffon à la forme des Papeteries du Marais.
"During... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 135517
PARES, Ethel "Bip". Daily Bread.
Hampstead, London : 1935Unique "book" by Pares, made for and dedicated to the man who was to become her second husband, Robert Christopher Bradby. Comprises a series of well-finished whimsically satirical sketches, broadly on the themes of women's work, fashions, and domestic life; the frontispiece showing the artist pavement-sketching - a pint of beer! - beneath signs, declaring... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 114035
THÉVENOT, Melchisedec. L'Art de Nager, demontre par figures,
Paris : 1696First edition of the first French book on swimming and one of the earliest books on the subject in an era when most Europeans, even sailors, could not swim. The book was widely read during the 18th century, including by Benjamin Franklin, an avid swimmer in his youth.
The book is illustrated with 35 engraved plates by Charles Moette of people... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 146986
KATIP ÇELEBI; HERBELOT, Barthelémy d'. Bibliothèque orientale.
The Hague : 1777-79First published in 1697, this revised and expanded edition of d'Herbelot's monumental work is "generally considered the best" (Arcadian Library, p. 238), containing supplements by J. J. Reiske, "undoubtedly the best Arabist in Germany" (ibid.), Leiden professor H. A. Schultens, and other pre-eminent 18th-century orientalists. The Bibliothèque orientale... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 117606
MARMONT DU HAUTCHAMP, Barthélemi. Histoire générale et particuliere du visa fait en France.
The Hague : 1743First edition of one of the rarest texts in economics: the detailed account of the operation of the Visa, which was brought into operation after the downfall of John Law to investigate the profiteers of the Mississippi bubble, to improve the financial position of the state, and to penalise the financier class. The Visa was similar to the Chambre de... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 84108
COPLESTON, Edward, & others. Four pamphlets on value, currency, and bullion:
Oxford [London for latter two tracts] : 1819-1819-1810-1811Four pamphlets on value, currency, and bullion, bound together in a contemporary pamphlet volume, comprising the first and second of Copleston's Letters to Peel (in first and second editions respectively), Huskisson on the Depreciation of our Currency (second, stated "New" edition), and Rose's opposition to the Bullion Committee (first edition); aptly... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 145014
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTORS - WOOD, R. Theodore. Theo Wood in Wartime and After.
London : 1930First edition of an entertaining anecdotal account of Wood's anti-war work. "Experiences of a crippled pacifist during WWI; No More War and left-wing activities; trouble with police; illnesses & unhappy love affairs" (Matthews). Uncommon: only BL, NLS, IWM, TCD, and Oxford on Library Hub, to which WorldCat adds just Hoover Institute and NYPL. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 73168
MESENS, Édouard Léon Théodore. Troisième Front.
London : 1944First UK edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "A mon vieil ami Jacques Bernard Brunius, 'Nous avons mis vingt ans trente ans, A vivre avec ingénuité, Force et ingéniosité...' En toute affection, E. L. T. Mesens. 9 Avril 1944". This bilingual publication, with French and English facing texts, is number 8 of 500... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140447
MILLER, Henry, & others. [Complete Yes! Capra Chapbook Series.]
Santa Barbara, CA : 1972-77Complete set of first and signed limited editions, each volume numbered and signed by the author. The works were issued in different limitations of between 50 and 250 copies, with most limited to between 50 and 100 copies. The set comprises works by: Will Baker, Clayton Barbeau, Peter Beagle, William Benton, Ray Bradbury, Edwin Brock, Raymond Carver,... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 111064
MACINNES, Colin - WEATHERSON, Alexander (illus.) Dust jacket design for City of Spades.
London, : 1957An original drawing used for the cover design of MacInnes's novel City of Spades. The book is the first in a trilogy known as the London novels based on the nature and cultural importance of youth and black subcultures.
Born in Nottinghamshire, Alexander Weatherson (1930-) finished his art education in London at the Royal Academy Schools and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 50270
TUCKWELL, Gertrude M., & others. Woman in Industry from Seven Points of View.
London : 1908First edition of this important resource on women's social history, a collection of expanded lectures "of special value to those who are engaged in the work of attempting to elevate the position of the working woman" (preface). The work comprises the following contributions: the British trade unionist and magistrate Gertrude Tuckwell on the regulation... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 131231
GORE, Catherine. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.
London : First edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of the second of three Christmas books by Catherine Gore.
The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143157
SHAKESPEARE, William, & others. Collection of 18th-century printings of plays.
London : 1770s-1780sA substantial collection of approximately 120 plays printed in the 1770s and 1780s, including 20 plays by Shakespeare, all printed for or sold by Joseph Wenman of Fleet Street, part of his Theatrical Library (1776-81). The collections includes works from the Elizabethan period to contemporary writers: other playwrights include William Congreve, Henry... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131992