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DAHL, Roald. The Gremlins.
London and Glasgow : First UK edition, preceded by the first US edition of the previous year. A special copy, bound for presentation, signed by 32 assorted dignitaries, probably at a special dinner in London in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. The eclectic group of signatories include Air Marshall Richard Peck, Assistant Chief of Air Staff, London, and Dahl's superior, to... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 83206
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Laying of the Foundation Stone of the New Chamber of the House of Commons by the Speaker 26th May 1948.
London : 1948First and only edition. The limitation statement at the rear reads: "twenty-four copies printed on hand-made paper for presentation to His Majesty the King, the Library of the House of Commons and those who took part in the ceremony". Library Hub shows just five locations in the UK: BL, Oxford, Cambridge, Guildhall, and Chartwell; WorldCat adds Houghton... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 121025
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [Complete collection of major works, all first editions:]
1898-1961First British editions, first impressions, of all of Churchill's major works, in handsome matching bindings by Bayntun of Bath, altogether an imposing and comprehensive collection. Collections of Churchill's first editions in uniform bindings are scarce in commerce.
Churchill was a prolific writer in the fields of history, biography and politics,... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 139079
BRITISH ARMY; HOME GUARD. Record of the Technical Companies of the 40th County of London (G.L.C.C.) Battalion, Home Guard. 1942 - 194
[London : 1945]Fascinating mimeographed report on the Home Guard battalion formed by engineers from the Gas Light and Coke Company in 1942, with a volume of fine photographs. Rare, with no other copy traced in libraries or in commerce, except an ambiguous reference in the National Archives at Kew. After repair work from the Blitz eased off in the autumn of 1941, company... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 116865
HORNER, Gordon. For YOU the War is Over.
London : 1948First and only edition, this copy signed at the conclusion of his Preface by Bill Bowes, probably the best bowler of the interwar period, like Horner a Yorkshireman, and a fellow POW in Italy. Before the war, Horner had trained at Leeds Art College, subsequently taking up work at a commercial studio. He won a competition to become war artist with the... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 124643
WORLD WAR II - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE. "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
1943A remarkable survival: a half-yearly run of pioneering weekly propaganda intelligence reports produced by the German and Austrian Region Intelligence Section of the Political Warfare Executive. These reports were to provide the basis for a new approach to intelligence work for the British which would be carried forward after the end of WWII. Documentary... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 135819
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Women's Land Army.
London : 1944First edition, first impression. Written by Vita Sackville-West to raise the profile of the contribution of the Women's Land Army to the war effort, and particularly to feeding the country, this comprehensive survey of the WLA and its members throughout the UK describes their history, duties and experiences such as farm work and tree felling. Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 125572
WESTERN DESERT - WESSEL, Wilhelm. Three original artworks.
1942Three fine studies made in the field by German war artist Wilhelm Wessel (1904-1971), Rommel's kriegsmaler, conveying a genuine sense of reportage and executed while Wessel was serving as an officer with the Afrikakorps.
Original black-and-white charcoal drawing on pale grey paper signed "Wih. Wessel 42", measuring 460 x 590 mm; inscribed lower... Learn More£11,500.00
Stock Code: 136644
SACKVILLE-WEST, Vita. The Women's Land Army.
London : 1944First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Written by Vita Sackville-West to raise the profile of the contribution of the Women's Land Army to the war effort, and particularly to feeding the country, this comprehensive survey of the WLA and its members throughout the UK describes their history, duties and experiences... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 141978
FIELDING, Xan. The Stronghold.
London : 1953First edition, first impression. Fielding, who was based as an intelligence officer in Crete from January to August 1942 and from November 1942 to January 1944, "described the White Mountains in Crete with vivacity and skill" (ODNB). The photographs in this work were taken by the socialite and author Daphne Thynne, marchioness of Bath, whom Fielding... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 141765
BOURKE-WHITE, Margaret. Shooting the Russian War.
New York : 1942First edition, first printing, in a notably bright jacket. "In 1942 Bourke-White became the first woman photographer accredited to the U.S. Air Force. During World War II she was the only foreign photographer in Moscow during the German bombardment" (ANB). This work, which includes an insightful commentary on her time in Russia, a glossary, and technical... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139285
HITLER, Adolf. The Speeches...
London : 1942First edition, first impression, of the first collection of Hitler's speeches in English. This set is a presentation copy from the editor, with a loosely inserted slip on which is printed "Sent at the request of Norman H. Baynes, Esq". Professor Baynes was the recently retired professor of Byzantine studies at University College London, who spent his... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 126350
DAHL, Roald. The Gremlins.
New York : 1943First Edition, First Printing. Roald Dahl's first book and his only collaboration with Walt Disney, The Gremlins was written as a promotional device for a feature-length Disney animation that was never produced, partly because the studio could not establish firm copyright in the "gremlin" characters (Dahl claimed to have invented them, though they had... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 88956
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.
London : 1948-54First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, signed or inscribed contemporarily in each volume, and exceptionally uncommon thus. The set was presented to Theresa Arnison, who with her husband Rowland, was a stalwart of the Woodford Conservative Association. Vol. I, inscribed on the half-title: "From Winston S. Churchill to Mrs. Arnison,... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 137316
AVIATION: WWII. The Fedden Mission to Germany. Final Report. June, 1945.
London : 1945Classified SECRET, the first and only edition. Rare, 2 copies only on Library Hub, National Aerospace Library and Science Museum, WolrdCat adds a single copy at the US Army War College. Detailed report produced by the British mission, named for the its leader, Sir Alfred Hubert "Roy" Fedden, sent to Germany to gather technical intelligence about German... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141356
WORLD WAR II; OCCUPIED FRANCE. Exceptional collection of clandestinely accumulated proclamations and propaganda posters from the Nazi Occupation of Northern France.
Lille-Roubaix–Tourcoing conurbation : 1940-3Haunting documents of oppression and resistance in Nazi-occupied northern France. Intensely evocative, the marks of making on these composite posters clearly reveal the driven process behind their creation; the riskful gathering of the fragments, their painstaking collaging, careful docketing, and vigilant concealment as important evidence in the future... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 94845
SIMONDS, Richard Hugh Napier. Two personal photograph albums of the Western Desert and Italian Campaigns.
North Africa and Italy : 1940-43An engrossing visual record of the Western Desert Campaign and Allied invasion of Sicily, compiled by Richard Simonds, "unofficial photographer" in the 4th Armoured Brigade, the major component of the 7th Armoured Division. There are over 200 high-quality photographs of military action, British and Axis armour, street scenes, various Allied officers,... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 43249
CHINDITS. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-1980s]Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The U-Boat Mastered - two galley-proofs for The Second World War, heavily emended in Churchill's hand.
London : 10 February & 19 April, 1950Working material towards Churchill's The Second World War is rarely encountered on the market: offered here is a revealing pair of galley proofs towards the section covering the climax of the war against the U-boats. This account was originally intended for Volume IV but was eventually incorporated into the first chapter of Volume V, The Closing of... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 88386
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Crisis, 1911-1918.
London : 1941First Macmilllan edition of the "Abridged and Revised Edition" in one volume, first issued by Thornton Butterworth in February 1931. Presentation copy from Churchill, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill for S. C. Dyke, May 1942"; with a typed letter signed tipped to the front pastedown: "Dear Mr. Dyke, The Prime... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 123690
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Spanish] Memorias...
Barcelona : Two sections of the first two volumes of the Spanish edition produced as salesmen's samples. Both signed "Winston S. Churchill" and dated 1949. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-war international profile by the worldwide syndication of many of his... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 33666
INDIAN NATIONAL ARMY - JHAVERI, Vithalbhai K. Freedom's Battle. I.N.A. in Action, 1942-1945.
Bombay : 1947First and sole edition, very uncommon: WorldCat locates just six copies, all in the USA. This attractively illustrated work, pubished in the same month that India gained its independence, was issued as a celebration of the Azad Hind (Free India) state and the Indian National Army, which lasted from 1942 to 1945. The editor and illustrator, Jhaveri,... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 126765
LOWENFELS, Walter, & Anton Refregier. Song of Peace:
New York : 1959First and limited edition, of 1,000 copies, signed by both author and illustrator, this copy additionally inscribed by Lowenfels on a preliminary blank, "For Sol Mandelblatt, these anecdotes of the service, Walter Lowenfels, Mays Landing his sometime New Jersey home 1962". A most attractive provenance that links Lowenfels (1897-1976), one of America's... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 79776
CHURCHILL, Winston S. - COOPER, Alfred Egerton. Bust portrait of Churchill in 1948.
[Chartwell (?)] : 1948Direct and engaging head-and-shoulders portrait taken from life by Alfred Egerton Cooper (1883-1974), showing Churchill in white tie wearing the Order of Merit (awarded 1946) and other decorations. We believe this was almost certainly worked up from sketches taken while Cooper was at Chartwell in 1947, working on a life-size portrait which was donated... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 106295
UNO, Kazumaro. Corregidor: Isle of Delusion.
Shanghai : [September 1942]First edition of the collected and expanded articles of Kazumaro "Buddy" Uno relating to the battle for the island of Corregidor between Japanese and American forces during the first months of 1942. Uno, an American-born Japanese journalist and member of the Press Bureau of the Imperial Japanese Army, was posted to Manila on 29 April 1942. When the... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 129214
WORLD WAR II; EASTERN FRONT. Der Feldzug gegen die Sowjet-Union der Heeresgruppe Nord Kriegsjahr 1942
1943Extraordinarily well-produced and highly uncommon operations atlas for Army Group North, only two copies of this iteration cited by WorldCat, at West Point and University of Memphis; editions were also produced in 1941 and 1943, all being scarce. We have traced only two copies at auction (one of this 1942 edition, one of the 1943).
This superbly... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 131056
DUNLAP, Orrin Elmer. Radar.
New York : 1948Revised Edition, first published 1946. Loosely inserted at the front free endpaper is a single small sheet of thin, contemporary note paper with 2pp. of pencilled notes, headed "Written on train", alongside which is "Comments - GLs - on RADAR by ORRINE DUNLAP", followed by a sequence of none too complimentary comments, especially relating early US... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 140734
WORLD WAR II; D-DAY. "Juno Area" - Beach Chartlet.
London : 1944Fascinating, decidedly uncommon chartlet for Juno Beach, issued in February 1944, this highly detailed map reflects the exceptional degree of planning that went into the success of Operation Overlord; drafted by the Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty, under the auspices of Vice-Admiral Sir John Edgell, it was issued "for Fleet Purposes" and covers... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 134412
(OLYMPIC GAMES.) RICHTER, Walter. Die Olympischen Spiele 1936
Altona-Bahrenfeld [Hamburg] : 1936First editions, "601. - 700. Tausend", complete with all photoprints mounted in place, a remarkably well preserved set of this handsome production. "In the medals table the Germans won, followed by the Americans and Hungarians. National Socialist leaders interpreted this success as a sign of Aryan superiority. However, the star of the games was the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133689
IGRA, Samuel. Germany's National Vice.
London : 1945First and sole edition of this highly uncommon and controversial study of the Nazi régime, following the British White Paper Concerning the Treatment of German Nationals in Germany (1939) in implicating the prevalence of "sexual perversion, and, in particular, homosexuality" in Germany for the "otherwise inexplicable outbreak of sadistic cruelty"... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 137683
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
(SCHINDLER, Oskar.) GROSSMANN, Kurt R (ed.) Die unbesungenen Helden.
Berlin : 1957First edition, first printing, of the only autobiographical account of Oskar Schindler's wartime work to be published, this copy an extraordinarily poignant association, inscribed to his wife: "Meiner lieben Mily in Erinnerung Ihrer mutigen Zeit. Weihnachten 1957 Frankfurt/Main" ("To my dear Mily in remembrance of her courageous time. Christmas 1957,... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 135953
SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR. Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report.
Nanping, Manchukuo : 1938An historically significant and fascinating album chronicling the progress of the construction of factories at Ningpo near Fuzhou for the manufacture, mixing, drying, and separation of smokeless yellow and brown gunpowder for the Imperial Japanese Kwantung Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Following their stunning victory in the Russo-Japanese... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 98082
SAINT-EXUPÉRY, Antoine de. Pilote de guerre.
New York : 1942First edition, first printing, number 10 of 50 large-paper copies on papier Texte, presentation copy to his closest American friend and partial inspiration for The Little Prince, inscribed by the author "Pour Sylvia Hamilton, Avec la profonde et tendre amitié de son vieil ami, Antoine".
Silvia Hamilton - later Reinhardt - was the inspiration... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 139246
MALLETT, Alfred J. Small naval archive including original notice board announcement of VJ Day from submarine HM Submarine Terrapin.
1927-1962Slight and slightly scruffy, this nevertheless remains an evocative assemblage of documents from an extraordinarily long and highly distinguished naval career. Perhaps the "star" item being the two-page "Notice Board Copy", pencil on naval message pad, of the announcement of VJ Day from the submarine Terrapin, which was at that point returning via Suez... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142705
MARENGO, Kimon Evan as "KEM". Lines of Attack: Some Wartime Cartoons.
London : 1944First and only edition of this uncommon collection of satirical cartoons from the Second World War - 6 locations on Library Hub - BL, NLS, IWM, V & A, TCD, Oxford, WorldCat adds just 8 more Australian War Memoiral, Getty Research Institute, Nanterre-La Contemporaraine, Frankfurt, Cork, Utrecht, California, Davis, and Ohio State. Marengo was an Anglo-Greek,... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 134760
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:
[late 1930s]There has been considerable recent interest in Churchill's essay "Are We Alone in the Universe?" In an article for Nature, astrophysicist Mario Livio describes his visit to the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, when "director Timothy Riley thrust a typewritten essay by Churchill into my hands. In the 11-page article, 'Are We Alone in... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 121591