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GUILLIM, John. A Display of Heraldrie:
London : 1611First edition, second impression (with the 1611 title page and 1610 colophon), of John Guillim's (1550-1621) work on heraldry, which "was to remain the standard textbook on English heraldry until the second half of the eighteenth century, and it is still regularly used by working heralds in the twenty-first century" (ODNB). Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141516
CHEVANES, Jacques de. L'Incredulité scavante, et la credulité ignorante:
Lyons : 1671First edition, a reply to Gabriel Naudé's sceptical Apologie pour tous les grands personnages, qui ont été faussement soupçonnés de magie, recently republished in 1669.
Jacques de Chevanes (c.1608-1678) of Autun had personal experience of a witch-hunt in Burgundy in 1648/9, and the present work includes extracts from a 1670 interview with... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84955
HÜGEL, Carl Freiherrn von. Kaschmir und das Reich der Siek.
Stuttgart : 1840-8First and only edition of the most important contemporary survey of the geography, history, culture, language and natural history of northern India and Kashmir, never fully translated into any other language. Published over an extended period, complete sets of this undeniably important work are uncommon, particularly as here, preserved in the extremely... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 139491
MARSHALL, Joseph. Travels.
London : 1772 & 1776First editions of the complete set of Joseph Marshall's Travels, with the fourth volume, originally unplanned, following four years after the initial publication. The work is based on the author's purported travels through the respective countries. The Monthly Review, a contemporary literary journal, strongly implied the work to be a fraudulent concoction,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124551
Paris : 1840-1852First edition in any European language, and the first procurable edition of the original Sanskrit, of the work identified by Sir Aurel Stein as "practically the sole extent product of Sanskrit literature possessing the character of a true chronicle" (cited after Mirsky, Sir Aurel Stein: Archaeological Explorer, p. 23). The 12-year interval between the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 113705
LINGUET, Simon Nicolas Henri. Histoire du siécle d'Alexandre,
Amsterdam : 1762First edition. Simon Nicolas Henri Linguet (1736-1794) was a French journalist and lawyer "whose delight in taking views opposing everyone else's earned him exiles, imprisonment, and finally the guillotine" (Encyclopaedia Britannica online). The present work, the author's first, is a highly hostile account of Alexander the Great, whom the author places... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 127386
DOUGLAS, Norman. Fabio Giordano's Relation of Capri.
Naples : 1906First edition, sole printing, one of 250 copies. Inscribed by the author on the title page to Oscar Wilde's second son, "Vyvyan Holland from Norman Douglas, 11 July 1930". This work "consists of an account of Fabio Giordano and his Historia Napolitana, from which Douglas here edits and prints for the first time De Capreis Insula" (Woolf). Douglas, whose... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140355
POCOCKE, Edward. Specimen historiae Arabum.
Oxford : 1806Second edition of a work which represented "a revolution in Arabic studies" (ODNB) on first publication in 1650. Pococke (1604-1691) was the first Laudian professor of Arabic at Oxford. In 1631 he travelled to Aleppo as chaplain to the Levant Company, and returned to England five years later with a large collection of Arabic manuscripts which included... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 117625
AGRIPPA, Heinrich Cornelius. De occulta philosophia libri tres.
[Cologne? : July 1533First collected edition of this masterpiece of Western Renaissance magic. The first part of this summa of occult and magical thought was originally published in 1531, probably under the influence of Johannes Trithemius, abbot of Würzburg, whose notable students included Agrippa and Paracelsus.
The privilege of the Emperor Charles V, to whom... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 136927
THOMSON, John, & Adolphe Smith [Headingley]. Street Life in London. With permanent photographic illustrations taken from life expressly for this publication.
London : First edition, book issue. A work which pioneered the genre of photojournalism. The photographer John Thomson (1837-1921), who had made his reputation with photographic records of his Far Eastern travels, joined forces with the radical journalist Adolphe Smith Headingley (fl. 1870-1920) to document the lives of ordinary Londoners, combining hard-hitting,... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 135678
CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Lettres sur le Commerce des Grains.
Paris : 1774 [but 1775]First edition of Condorcet's defence of the free trade of grain. Turgot's liberalisation of the grain trade in 1774, coinciding with bad harvests and rocketing prices, led to a fierce pamphlet war between proponents of the mercantilist and free trade schools of thought. Condorcet had written the present tract prior to Turgot's enactment of the policy,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 127684
NEWMAN, John Henry. Apologia Pro Vita Sua.
London : 1864First edition, in the original parts (including Appendix). Roused by a clumsy attack on him by the Rev. Charles Kingsley, author of The Water-Babies, Newman now decided "to write an apologia for his conversion, which would finally convince the protestant public that he had not been an agent for popery as a Tractarian and that his submission to Rome... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 128464
BOISGUILBERT, Pierre le Pesant. Le détail de la France, sous le règne de Louis XIV.
No place : 1697An early edition of the author's first important economic text, a damning critique of the economic condition of France as a result of the policies adopted by Colbert and his successors, first published anonymously and without royal permission in Rouen in 1695.
Boisguilbert (1646-1714) "is largely remembered as a precursor of the Physiocrats... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 136946
POINTER, John. An Account of a Roman Pavement, Lately found at Stunsfield in Oxford-shire, Prov'd to be 1400 Years Old.
Oxford : 1713First edition of this treatise on the recently discovered Roman pavement in Stonesfield (using the archaic name Stunsfield) in Oxfordshire, by the antiquary John Pointer (1668-1754). A tenant farmer, George Handes, found the pavement in 1712, which attracted the interest of various antiquaries in nearby Oxford. However, Handes quarrelled with the landowner,... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 137682
LE TURC, Bonaventure-Joseph. Instructions Patriotiques et Militaires,
London : 1780First edition. Le Turc was a London-based Frenchman, who published other technical manuals on ladders, cannons and bridges. The present work is a military treatise, addressed to George III, offering proposals to enhance the defences of British overseas possessions. An English translation was intended, with a prospectus produced, but was never published.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122062
HUME, David. Exposé Succinct de la Contestation qui s'est Élevée entre M. Hume et M. Rousseau, avec les Pieces Justificatives.
London : 1766Hume's account of his dispute with Rousseau was first published in Paris in October 1766. This is the first of two pirated editions printed later that year, this edition being printed in London and distinguished from the original by press-figures. It was probably printed in November, and apparently without Hume's knowledge. The work consists of "correspondence... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124110
(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
DILKE, Sir Charles Wentworth. Problems of Greater Britain.
London : 1890First edition, an interesting association copy, with the engraved bookplate of Pandeli Ralli (1845-1928), Liberal member of parliament (for Bridport, 1875-80, then Wallingford until 1885), member of the famous Greek merchant family, and longtime confidant of Lord Kitchener, to the front pastedowns. Dilke's essay on imperial defence predicted the threat... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 115748
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Farmer George".
[c.1960s]A lively caricature of King George III planting a tree, dubbed "Farmer George" for his passionate interest in agriculture.
The cartoons and illustrations of Nicolas Bentley (1907-1978) were part of the warp and weft of English popular culture in the 1950s and 60s. Never savage, though often waspishly accurate and exuding an urbane air of amusement... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 100796
BOHAN, François Philibert Loubat de. Extraits de l'Examen Critique du Militaire Française,
1820Neatly written and clearly legible manuscript copy of Bohan's important and uncommon work.
Originally published in Geneva 1781, "The third volume, including some extracts of the other two was reprinted Paris 1821 under the title of 'Principes pour monter et dresser les chevaux de guerre'" (Huth). The revision was carried out by the astronomer... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 46213
SALLUST & FLORUS; John Baskerville (printer). [Histories.]
Birmingham : 1773First edition. John Baskerville (1706-1775) was perhaps the most important English typographer of the 18th century, whose typeface remains in use today. Preceding the private press movement by over a century, Baskerville took considerable care in every aspect of the design and production of his books, with the aim of creating a beautiful and accessible... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 124662
[CRÈVECOEUR, Michel Guillaume St Jean de] Lettres d'un Cultivateur Américain, écrites a W.S. ecuyer, Depuis l'Année 1770, jusqu'a 1781. Traduites de l'Anglois par ***.
Paris, : 1784First edition in French, first issue with errata preceding the text in both volumes, the author's own free translation with additional material, of his Letters from an American Farmer, first published at London in English in 1782, the first literary success by an American author in Europe. Crèvecoeur served in the French and Indian War as a surveyor... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 46388
PASKE-SMITH, Montague. Western Barbarians in Japan and Formosa in Tokugawa Days.
Kobe : First and limited edition, one of 500 copies, 35 special printed on handmade paper were also issued. A richly illustrated history of foreign involvement in the Edo or Tokugawa period in Japan and Taiwan, referred to here as Formosa. The supplements included are reproductions of The Japan Herald (23 November, 1861) and The Nagasaki Shipping List and... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 129310
CONSTANTINOPLE. Letters Historical and Critical, from a Gentleman in Constantinople To his Friend in London.
London : 1735First edition. The anonymous author was a member of the retinue of George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoul, who served as British ambassador to Constantinople from 1729 to 1737. His account of the city, people, religion and rulers of Constantinople was written not long after he arrived, and was sent in two letters to Britain in 1730. Despite being impressed... Learn More£3,650.00
Stock Code: 117450
THATCHER, Margaret. Signed commendatory certificate to Conservative Party activist.
[c.1980s]A certificate signed by Margaret Thatcher, to commend Conservative Party activist Lily A. Davies: "On behalf of the Conservative Party I should like to offer sincere thanks for all the time and effort that you have given for so many years to the service of our Party... People such as yourself are now as they have always been and will continue to be... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 146558
MARX, Karl. Congrès Ouvrier de l'Association Internationale des Travailleurs tenu à Genève du 3 au 8 septembre 1866.
Geneva : 1866First edition of this account of the 1866 Geneva Congress, the first congress of the International Workingmen's Association, commonly known as the First International. The Association had been founded in 1864 in London by French and British radicals, including the exiled Karl Marx, who delivered the inaugural address at that meeting. The first congress... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 128994
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Thoughts and Adventures.
London : 1932First edition, first impression. The second volume of Churchill's autobiographical writings, covering his early political career, the battle of Sidney Street, a near silence on Gallipoli, service on the western front, the negotiation of the Irish settlement, thoughts on the "Mass effects of modern life" and life "Fifty years hence". A collection of... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 85261
NAPOLEON - JOMINI, Antoine-Henri, baron. Vie politique et militaire de Napoléon.
Brussels : 1829A very smart copy of Jomini's important life of Napoleon, originally published in four volumes in 1827 (Paris: Anselin). The English version of 1864 was translated by Union general Henry Halleck; the reviewer in The North American Review commenting that "the merit and importance of this work in its original language are well known to the student of... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122622
BURCKHARDT, Jacob. Die Cultur der Renaissance in Italien.
Basel : 1860First edition, from the library of Otto Wesendonck, husband of Mathilde Wesendonck and friend of Wagner.
Otto Wesendonck's (1815-1896) success as a silk merchant made him a generous patron of the arts and allowed him to provided significant financial support to one of his favourite composers, Richard Wagner, throughout the 1850s. For a period... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 120920
HALEY, Alex. Roots.
New York : 1976First edition, first printing, an excellent presentation copy from the author, inscribed in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, "November 12, 1976. Irving and Jean Stone, my friends, my colleagues - the family of Kunta Kinte wishes the very warm best to you and your family - Sincerely, Alex Haley P.O. Bo 3338 Beverly Hills CA 90212".... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 144111
BERTRAM, Henry & Martin K. Rodwell. Life Scenes in London.
London : 1880First and only edition, scarce, Library Hub lists just Guildhall, and Bishopsgate libraries, the latter evidently defective of a plate, and a leaf of text, WorldCat adds the Newberry only. "to present to the Public a series of Original Sketches, wedded to amusing, and they trust, not unprofitable letterpress, has been the aim of the Publishers" (Preface).... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 114641
COULANGES, Fustel de. La Cité antique.
Paris : 1864First edition of the author's best known work, published at a time of renewed interest in religious history. "Its fundamental idea is that the beliefs of man are the determinants, and even the creators, of his institutions. In the preface to La Cité antique Coulanges wrote: 'The past never completely dies for men. Man may forget it, but he keeps it... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 114886
LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Covenant.
?Paris : 1919First and only printing of this original draft, docketed on the front wrapper by Louis L. Strauss, Herbert Hoover's assistant in Paris: "One of the first 100 copies of the original draft. Read by Woodrow Wilson at Paris, Feb. 1919". Library Hub locates just six copies of this draft: Peace Palace Library, Huntington, Princeton, Harvard Law School, Wellesley,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132162
EGERTON, William, first Baron Egerton, of Tatton Park. [Title from binding:] Portraits of Celebrated Persons.
[c. 1853]Highly appealing exemplar of a mid-nineteenth century portrait album, assembled with discernment and a great deal of care by William Egerton, first Baron Egerton of Tatton (1806-1883), carrying in each volume his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper verso and fine armorial bookplate to volume I (the Egerton arms impaled with those of Loftus,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118091
TOYNBEE, Arnold J.; C. A. Macartney et al. Survey of International Affairs 1920 - … 1926
London : 1926-8First editions. An interesting run of the BIIA's annual volumes, offering a comprehensive survey of the global political situation in the immediate aftermath of the First World War. Compiled by Toynbee in his capacity as Research Professor of International History at the London School of Economics, and Director of Studies at the British Institute of... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143860
GORDON, William John. How London lives.
London : 1890First edition, issued in "The Leisure Hour Library - New Series". "This book is the result of an independent inquiry into many matters of interest concerning the administration of London which have not been dealt with popularly before. It attempts to show how five millions of people are supplied with food; how the streets in which they live are cleansed,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 123963
MANDELA, Nelson. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.
South Africa : 1963-1993Five pieces of documentation, each signed and dated by Nelson Mandela at the request of his old African National Congress comrade Natvaral 'Natoo' Babenia (1924-1999). Babenia was recruited as a saboteur in the early days of the ANC's armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - The Spear of the Nation - co-founded by Mandela in 1961; and the two were fellow... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141520
BARZUN, Jacques. Race: A Study in Superstition.
New York : 1965Second edition, revised. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Lionel & Diana, with ever affectionate thoughts, this dull old book that faithfully reflects the dull old friend who sends it, Jacques. Dec 22/64". Literary critic Lionel Trilling (1905-75) worked at Columbia during the same period as Barzun, and for thirty years the two... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 61792
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
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Lord Randolph Churchill.
London : 1906First edition, first impression of Churchill's great biography of his father, the Conservative Party statesman Lord Randolph Churchill.
Lord Randolph was a politician of great importance in British political life in the 1880s (serving as Chancellor, Leader of the Commons, and Secretary for India), until his principled resignation from the Cabinet... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145872
MARGARET OF ANJOU - PRÉVOST, Abbé. Histoire de Marguerite d'Anjou, reine d'Angleterre.
Amsterdam : 1740First edition of Prévost's biography of Margaret of Anjou, published the same year as his biography of William the Conqueror, which "gives us some insight into the workings of Prévost's complex creative mind and tells us something of the taste of his reading public. Above all it exemplifies the crisis through which historiography was passing" (Francis,... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 137421
INDIA - LINDEMAN & CO. Funeral notice for William Townsend Jones.
Calcutta : 24 January 1807Haunting piece of Company-rule ephemera announcing the funeral of William Townsend Jones (c.1757-1807), attorney on the council of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Fort William, the highest court of British India from its foundation in 1774 until 1862. Jones's name is now usually connected with his indictment in December 1789 for flogging to death... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 122432
POP-UP BOOK - KUBAŠTA, Vojtěch. Marco Polo.
London : 1962The present pop-up, in fine working condition, depicts 13th-century explorer Marco Polo aboard the royal carriage, carried by four elephants, accompanying Kublai Khan on a hunt. The designer, Vojtěch Kubašta (19141992), was a Czech architect and artist who drew on his architectural training to engineer complex three-dimensional folding scenes. "Relatively... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140702
WILSON, Woodrow. Congressional Government.
Boston : 1885First edition of Wilson's first book, his doctoral dissertation. "Congressional Government would be the best book that Wilson ever wrote. Some people thought that this first book by an unknown twenty-eight-year-old was the feat of a prodigy, but it was not. Wilson had been working on this subject for more than five years, and he had found his voice... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 130690
CLEMENT, Simon. Faults on Both Sides:
London : 1710A small group comprising Clement's pamphlet supporting the establishment of a non-partisan government, a response to Clement claiming to be the second part of his pamphlet, the anonymous counterblast Faults in the Fault-Finder, and Clement's defence of his treatise in A Vindication of the Faults on Both Sides. In the past Faults on Both Sides has been... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135220