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JAMES, William. A Reply to A Brief Statement
London : 1824First edition. The third volume of James's great naval history had been published in 1823. Lord William Fitzroy, outraged at James's account of his actions as commander of HMS Aeolus in 1805, and at James's condemnation of Fitzroy's decision not to engage with the French frigate Didon, published a bitter rebuttal. This is James's equally bitter counter... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 126874
JAMES, William. The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy.
New York, London and Bombay : 1897First edition, second impression, reprinted three months after the first. The first publication in book form of ten influential essays by philosopher and psychologist William James in which he presents some of his most developed contributions to psychology, including his understanding of determinism, compatibilism, morality, and pragmatism. Each was... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 144745
JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.
London, New York and Bombay : 1902First edition, first impression, of one of James's masterworks, with a printed presentation slip "From the Author", from the library of the Oxford philosopher F. "Canning" S. Schiller (1864-1937), with his pencil annotations throughout.
James focuses on four central topics: the "experiential approach and the generic meaning of religion; the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136480
JAMES, William. Memories and Studies.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of this posthumous collection of the American philosopher and psychologist's speeches and essays, most notably "The Moral Equivalent of War", which was first published here in book form.
His son, Henry James Jr., provides the preface: "Professor William James formed the intention shortly before his death of republishing... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 145957
JAMES, William. The Principles of Psychology.
New York : 1890First edition, second printing, of the American philosopher and psychologist's most influential work and "the foundation of the American school of experimental psychology" (Garrison-Morton).
Influenced by his European counterpart and contemporary Wilhelm Wundt, William James (1842-1910) viewed psychology as an experimental science based on physiology:... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 144964
KERSHAW, James, & William Daniell. Views in the Burman Empire.
London : First and sole edition, rare, "Kershaw's views were among the first to present images of Burma to the British public" (British Library); this copy with the distinct advantage of the beautiful plates being clean and the subtle original hand-colouring bright.
Glowing reviews for this fine suite of plates were published in Smith, Elder's The Byron... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 137687
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
JAMES, William. Essays in Radical Empiricism.
London : 1912First UK edition, first impression, published the same year as the first US edition. Review copy, with the publisher's slip loosely inserted, and with the contemporary ownership signature of A. Barnatt Brown on the front free endpaper, with a note identifying him as having reviewed the book in the journal British Friend.
James originally assembled... Learn More£275.00
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JAMES, William. The Moral Equivalent of War.
New York : 1910First separate edition (originally published in McClure's Magazine and Popular Science Monthly). James argues that if war is to be eliminated, there must be another means of securing discipline and promoting other martial virtues, and he suggests conscripting youth for manual labour. The Association published pamphlets with a pacifist theme; this is... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 145846
JAMES, William. Essays in Radical Empiricism.
New York : 1912First edition, first printing, a collection of 12 essays edited and published posthumously by James's colleague and biographer Ralph Barton Perry.
James originally assembled an early version of the collection in 1906, choosing essays which were first published in journals. A year later he composed a separate list of essays for a proposed book... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 145959
JAMES, William. Some Problems of Philosophy.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of James's last book, published posthumously from an unfinished manuscript left at his death.
"For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. Characteristically, he chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 145960
JAMES, William. Some Problems of Philosophy.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of James's last book, published posthumously. "For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. Characteristically, he chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners would force him to be nontechnical and readable.... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 136485
MERCIER, Henry James, & William Gallop. Life in a Man-of-War, or Scenes in Old Ironsides during her Cruise in the Pacific By a Fore-Top-Man.
Philadelphia : 1841First edition, uncommon, decidedly so in the original cloth. Mercier shipped aboard the "Constitution" on her 1839 cruise to the Pacific coast of South America. "This lively, well-written narrative presents a detailed view of life before the mast, both the daily details and the unusual moments, including the effects of running out of whiskey (cologne... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 121255
JAMES, Henry. The Madonna of the Future and other tales.
London : 1879First edition, published in a very short run of a mere 500 copies. These six stories had previously been published in Scribner's, Harper's and Galaxy in the United States or in James's first book, A Passionate Pilgrim (Boston: Osgood, 1875); although, as James remarks in his "Note", "all these things have been revised and retouched".
Provenance:... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 70986
OSWELL, William Cotton; OSWELL, W. Edward (ed.) William Cotton Oswell, Hunter and Explorer. The Story of his Life.
New York : 1900First US edition, same year as the UK. Cotton was educated at Rugby and Haileybury, the Company's seminary, before taking up a post as assistant collector at Arcot. Transferring to Madras he "won celebrity as an elephant-catcher" (ODNB). Ill health forced him to leave India for South Africa; "There he spent two years in hunting and became acquainted... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 127570
JAMES, Henry. The Ambassadors.
New York & London : 1904First US edition, second printing (dated a year after the first), presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Mary Jameson Judah in remembrance of March 16th and 17th 1905. Henry James".
Mary Jameson Judah (1851-1930) was an accomplished hostess, giving dinners with monumental menus in both Memphis - where her... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131659
BEATTIE, James - FORBES, Sir William. An Account of the Life and Writings of James Beattie, LL.D.
Edinburgh : 1806First edition of Forbes's principal work, an excellent association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the author's son, "William Forbes Esqr. from the author"; together with a small group of related contemporary autograph material laid in which reflects the strong ties between the Forbes and Beattie families.
Sir William Forbes, 6th... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 118450
DEAN, James - BAST, William. James Dean. A Biography.
New York : 1956First edition, first printing; scarce hardbound edition, of James Dean's posthumous biography written (as his first book) by his close friend William Bast, who he met rehearsing for a student theatre production of Macbeth at UCLA in 1950. This is the copy of Dean's "Rebel Without a Cause" co-star Steffi Skolsky (who played Mil under the stage-name Steffi... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 82039
BROCK, William. A Biographical Sketch of Sir Henry Havelock, KCB.
London : 1858Ninth edition, first published in the same year. Brock's biography of one of the great Victorian "Christian soldiers" enjoyed "an enormous circulation" (ODNB) and "was written to satisfy a public demand for details of the life of a fallen hero" (Ladendorf). Sir Henry Havelock (1795-1857), one of the most capable British commanders during the Mutiny,... Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 142058
PLUMPTRE, James, ed. One Hundred Fables in Verse;
London : 1825First edition of this collection of fables, including a number by Christopher Smart, William Cowper and the Scottish poet William Wilkie. Educated at the fashionable Newcombe's school at Hackney, James Plumptre (1771-1832), took part in the amateur theatricals that were encouraged there, before going up to Cambridge; he was ordained in 1794. His continuing... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 93146
VICTORIA, Queen of Great Britain - MARSHALL, William, ed. A Collection of Anthems used in the cathedral and collegiate churches of England and Ireland.
Oxford and London : 1865A handsome copy of William Marshall's (1806-1875) compilation of devotional anthems, bound for Queen Victoria by R. Ingalton Drake, binder to Windsor Castle. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141789
[WHITE, James, & Charles Lamb.] Original Letters, &c. of Sir John Falstaff and his friends;
London : 1796First edition. The author James White (1775-1820) was a friend of Charles Lamb from their schooldays at Christ's Hospital. He so enjoyed Shakespeare's Henry IV, to which he was introduced by Lamb, that he developed an impersonation of Falstaff good enough to rouse the jealousy of professional actors and for which, according to another school fellow... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130600
RUSSEL, William Augustus. A New and Authentic History of England,
London : [1777-81?]An imposing and well-illustrated History of England from the time of the American Revolutionary War. The book was published in parts from 1777 onwards; three variant issues are known based on the dates of the historical events that the book includes, this going to 1781, the other two issues going to 1779. The book ends with the hope that the colonists... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 131920
MUDFORD, William. An Historical Account of the Campaign in the Netherlands,
London : 1817First edition, a superior copy in an elegant period binding, beautifully hand-coloured, with pre-publication watermarks (William Balston 1814 or Whatman; Abbey's copy bearing those of J. Whatman 1816).
A superb visual record of the field of Waterloo after the battle, illustrating scenes at Mont St Jean, La Haye Sainte, La Belle Alliance, Hougoumont,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 130174
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London : 1891-3A beautifully bound set of the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, which was edited by William Aldis Wright and "remains the great monument to his industry and accuracy... It was in his nature to be silent about poetic beauty and dramatic genius; but learning, accuracy, and common sense combined to make him one of Britain's greatest Shakespearian... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139097
LINDSAY, Alexander William Crawford, Lord. Letters on Egypt, Edom, and the Holy Land.
London : 1838First edition of this appealing epistolary narrative of an expedition conducted in 1836-7. Lindsay (1812-1880), book collector and writer on art, was the eldest son of James Lindsay, twenty-fourth earl of Crawford and seventh earl of Balcarres. He inherited a substantial legacy from a relative and this, "combined with his family's vast incomes derived... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139479
[HALE, Thomas &] Sir William PETTY. An Account of Several New Inventions and Improvements now Necessary for England, in a Discourse by Way of Letter to the Earl of Marlborough,
1691First edition. An impassioned, if sometimes diffuse, appeal for investment in England's maritime future, and the not entirely unrelated business interests of Messrs. Hale. A discursive essay which draws support for Hale's innovations from a wide variety of sources, technical and moral, from Phineas Pett to Galileo. Sir William Petty, whose Political... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43068
BRYANT, Jacob; BLAKE, William (illus.) A new system, or, an analysis of ancient mythology:
London : 1773-76First edition of the work for which Bryant is most often remembered, complete with the rare first volume, of which ESTC locates only three copies, and the final plate by William Blake. "Bryant's importance to modern readers lies in the influence he had upon the poet and artist William Blake, who in his own time was generally considered mad. The many... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139708
FAIRMAN, William. The Stocks Examined and Compared:
London : 1795First edition of Fairman's frequently-reprinted manual for investors, bound in an eclectic sammelband of seven works. The author, who worked as life-accountant to the corporation of the Royal-Exchange Assurance, here offers information on a host of government investment schemes, listing the various public funds available, including annuities, bank stock,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 136213
PAGE, William, (ed.) Commerce and Industry.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, of the comprehensive history of Britain's economy prior to the First World War as recorded by Parliament, written to "afford some assistance to those interested in the reconstruction which necessarily follows the destructive agency of war". This copy was owned by economic historian Sir William James Ashley, who made... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 107045
SHAKESPEARE, William - CAPELL, Edward (ed.) Prolusions; or, Select pieces of antient poetry,-
London : 1760First edition, including the first attribution in print of the Elizabethan play Edward III to William Shakespeare, and the third printing of the text overall. The play was printed anonymously in 1596, with a second edition in 1599, but not included in the First Folio, though it is now accepted that it was at least partly written by Shakespeare.
Giorgio... Learn More£1,350.00
Stock Code: 146622
BLIGH, Lieutenant William. A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty;
London : 1790First edition of Bligh's (1754-1817) personal account of "one of the most remarkable incidents in the whole of maritime history" (Hill), published two years before his full official version of the voyage and the mutiny, in an effort to influence opinion in his favour and absolving him "from any blame that might be levelled against him because of the... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 121735
[WHEELER, Anna, &] THOMPSON, William. Appeal of One Half the Human Race, Women, Against the Pretensions of the Other Half, Men,
London : 1825First edition of one of the most important works in the history of feminism and "one of the classics of early nineteenth-century feminist literature" (ODNB). "No book published before his time on this subject, even the famous work of Mary Wollstonecraft, is at once so broad and comprehensive and so direct and practical as Thompson's Appeal" (Richard... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 102519
SNELGRAVE, William. A new Account of some Parts of Guinea, and the Slave-Trade,
London : 1734First edition of Snelgrave's account of slavery and of the capture of his ship by pirates (pages 193-288. "The author, a slaving captain, traded at Whydah in 1727 and 1730; he complains that the Dahomean conquest has ruined the slave trade there." (Hogg). He makes several references to his trips to Antigua in connection with the slave trade. Learn More£3,250.00
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JAMES, Henry. The Two Magics.
London : 1898First edition, first impression, in the first issue iris-blocked binding. The Two Magics includes the first appearance in book-form of The Turn of the Screw, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest ghost stories in the language, following its serialized appearance in Collier's Weekly magazine (27 January 16 April 1898). Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 147007
BARR, William. Journal of a March from Delhi to Peshâwur,
London : 1844First and only edition of this uncommon diary account of Wade's advance on Kabul via the Punjab and Khyber Pass during the First Anglo-Afghan War. Contains a detailed description of the Sikh Empire and is appealingly illustrated with high-quality lithographic plates from Barr's own picturesque landscapes. Barr, who commanded a column of horse artillery... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 139608
BOYD, William. Brazzaville Beach.
London : 1990First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page. Brazzaville Beach won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 1990, and the McVitie's Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year. Learn More£25.00
Stock Code: 147348
MELBOURNE, William Lamb, Viscount. Essay on the Progressive Improvement of Mankind.
London : 1799First edition of the future prime minister's first work, his prize declamation as a student at Cambridge, privately printed when he was just nineteen. The speech attracted Charles James Fox's attention and was commended by him in the House of Commons. Uncommon, with ESTC locating eight copies. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 132833
FORSYTH, William. A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees; in which a new method of pruning and training is fully described.
London : 1802First edition. Forsyth (1737-1804), for whom the forsythia was named, was superintendent of the royal gardens at St. James and Kensington. The Observations on the Diseases, Defects, and Injuries of Fruit and Forest Trees had been separately published in 1791. The "particular method of cure" was a "plaister", or paste, whose application would, Forsyth... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114624
FORSYTH, William. A Treatise on the Culture and Management of Fruit-Trees; in which a new method of pruning and training is fully described.
London : 1802First edition. Forsyth (1737-1804), for whom the forsythia was named, was superintendent of the royal gardens at St. James and Kensington. The Observations on the Diseases, Defects, and Injuries of Fruit and Forest Trees had been separately published in 1791. The "particular method of cure" was a "plaister", or paste, whose application would, Forsyth... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 124838
CAXTON, William. The Game of Chesse.
[London : 1855]First edition of Vincent Figgins's facsimile edition of the 1482 Westminster Caxton edition, in the attractive original calf binding.
Caxton's Game of Chess was first printed in 1474, and reprinted with the woodcuts added (as here) in 1482. Following the facsimile are Figgins's remarks on Caxton's typographical productions, lists relating to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145731
AMIS, Kingsley, as Lt.-Col. William ("Bill") Tanner. The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007: With Reversible Bookjacket for Work in the Field.
London : 1965First edition, first impression. Written under a pseudonym, Amis's tongue-in-cheek work is a manual for prospective agents to live like James Bond, wittily illustrated with examples from the Fleming canon. The dust jacket is reversible, entitled on the verso as The Bible to be Read as Literature - a play on a scene in Goldfinger, in which Bond carries... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143897
FULLARTON, William. A View of the English Interests in India;
London : 1787First edition. In 1780, "resolved to play his part in the now general war between Britain and the continental powers", Fullarton 1754-1808 raised his own regiment which was despatched to the Cape "only to see their design on the Dutch colony foiled by prior arrival of French reinforcements" (ODNB). Redirected to India, they joined the campaign against... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 128627
SHAKESPEARE, William - WIVELL, Abraham. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
London : 1827First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84953
BRYANS, James William, & Staff Sergeant Beatson. "On Guard," being Extracts from the Journal of an Indian Subaltern.
London : 1882First editions of both of these titles, here bound together, are uncommon, Library Hub shows just three of the former and four of the latter title, WorldCat adds no further copies. Nisbet was published largely for the evangelical and juvenile markets, and this little volume is no exception, combining elements of both. The first relates the conversion... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 70434
LITHGOW, William. The Totall Discourse,
London : 1632First collected and complete edition of Lithgow's travels, a particularly nice copy in contemporary calf; "a book of uncommon value and interest, for its descriptions of men and manners even more than of places" (DNB).
Lithgow (1582-1645?), travelled extensively across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East from the age of twenty onwards,... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 144436
WARNER, Robert, Benjamin Samuel Williams, & Thomas Moore. The Orchid Album,
London : 1882-97First edition of this magnificent work, one of the great orchid books of the nineteenth century; bibliographies call for 528 plates but overlook the fact that the only folding plate (which appears in volume I) is double-numbered as 9-10 - this is a complete set and includes the four-page obituary for Benjamin Samuel Williams in volume IX.
The... Learn More£16,000.00
Stock Code: 119040
DARWIN, Charles. Envelope addressed to William Ogle, with the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and his signature ("C. Darwin") at lower left.
[Down, Beckenham] : 5 May 1873The envelope is addressed to Darwin's fellow botanist and regular correspondent William Ogle (18271912) in London, the recipient's name in Darwin's hand and signed by him "C. Darwin" at bottom left, the addresses completed by other hands. The first address is 7 York Street, Baker Street, W, and the letter was redirected on the same day a short distance... Learn More£1,750.00
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DRESSER, Horatio W. The Power of Silence.
Boston : 1895First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the year of publication, "Mrs I. S. Hackett with best wishes of Horatio W. Dresser May 31st 1895". This is the New Thought religious leader's first book: "it is a chapter from life, an appeal to life, and aims to give the thing itself, so far as possible, instead of talking... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 117970
COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Men of Mark.
London & New York : 1913First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist "To Hugh from Alvin, In grateful remembrance of January 14th - 24th 1935." Coburn's first book of portraits of the great and the good (it was followed some years later by More Men of Mark) features 33 portraits of artists, thinkers and writers such as George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells, Henry James,... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 78011
FORSTER, Johann Reinhold. History of the Voyages and Discoveries made in the North.
London : 1786First edition in English, originally published in German in 1784. A comprehensive overview of northern explorations from ancient to modern times, including accounts of the English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Danish and Russian voyages in search of the Northwest and Northeast Passages from the earliest recorded explorations to 1780, including... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 132399
PRINSEP, Henry Thoby. Origin of the Sikh Power in the Punjab, and the Political Life of Muha-Raja Runjeet Singh,
Calcutta : 1834First and only contemporary edition of this highly authentic account, based on probably the most accurate first-hand report on the life and times of Ranjit Singh. The portrait of the maharajah was taken from the life by a noted Indian portraitist and engraved by the Indian master-engraver of the Calcutta mint. Extremely uncommon on the market, no auction... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 139506
DICKENS, Charles. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.
London : 1845A superb memento of Dickens's theatrical high-water mark, his bravura performance as the "craven and boastful" Captain Bobadil in his own "strictly private" production of Ben Jonson's comedy Every Man in his Humour.
The invitation card in effect a ticket to the performance carries his characteristic flourished signature on the verso and a holograph... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 143142
NAVAL SIGNALS. Signals and Instructions for Ships under Convoy.
London : 1808Extremely uncommon set of instructions for merchant ships sailing in convoy during the Napoleonic Wars. Library Hub shows a single copy dated to 1802 at NMM, WorldCat adds copies identified as 1804 at NYPL and Princeton, another lacking self-wraps - "1800s" - at the Peabody Essex and NYHSL, another similar at the State Library of New South Wales, 1802,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127082
WOMEN; WORLD WAR II. Original manuscript notebook.
Ramsgate : April 1942 - March 1943A poignant manuscript notebook, amusingly illustrated, recording the friendship and lively exploits of a group of six young women from Ramsgate during the Second World War. The group, who named themselves "the Order of Little Bears", consisted of Maud Isabella Milgate, the primary author of this manuscript, her sister Blanche Adelaide Milgate ("Bibs"),... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137776
GROTE, George. Posthumous Papers: comprising Selections from familiar Correspondence during half a century;
London : 1874First edition, edited by his wife, of George Grote's correspondence with such eminent figures as James Mill, Francis Place, Alexis de Tocqueville and William Nassau Senior, among others, together with a selection of essays and poems. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 127729
BEATTIE, James. Elements of Moral Science.
Edinburgh : 1790First edition, volume I only; volume II was published in 1793. As the professor of moral philosophy and logic at Marischal College, Aberdeen from 1760 to 1803, Beattie delivered some 300 or so lectures annually to final year arts students. "He was a gifted and conscientious teacher, as shown by the surviving notes taken in his lectures by his students,... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 118366
PLANTE, David. The Ghost of Henry James.
London : 1970First edition, first impression, of the author's first novel. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To William, with love and admiration - and hoping he will forgive me this book. David, March 17, 1970". With errata slip tipped in at copyright page. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 87494
GRAY, John. A Treatise of Gunnery.
London : 1731First edition, presentation copy to Admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757), the victor of Porto Bello in 1739, the inscription reading: "To the Honourable Edward Vernon Esq, Vice Admiral of the Blue and Commander in chief of all his Majesty's Sea Forces in Jamaica this Treatise is presented with the utmost respect By The Author".
Gray's treatise aimed... Learn More£2,200.00
Stock Code: 137600