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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
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
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
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
SINGER, Charles, & others. A History of Technology.
Oxford : 1956-58A very handsomely bound copy of this monumental history of technology, "the first major work in English to embrace the whole subject from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century" (ODNB). The set comprises mixed editions: first editions, first impressions, of volumes III, IV and V; second impression of vol. II; third impression of vol.... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148169
PETRIE, William Matthew Flinders. Gizeh and Rifeh.
London : 1907First edition, first impression, of the richly illustrated thirteenth volume in the Egyptian Research Account Publications series. William Matthew Flinders Petrie was especially known for the accuracy of his surveying. He was a pioneering Egyptologist, founding the journal Ancient Egypt, and teaching numerous influential archaeologists such as Margaret... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 148208
NOLHAC, Pierre de, & others. James I and VI; Queen Anne; Marie Antoinette; Empress Josephine; Queen Victoria.
Paris : 1897-1906First editions and first editions in English. A handsomely bound set of these lavishly produced biographies, published by Goupil & Cie, the leading art dealership in 19th-century France. James I and Queen Anne are number 420 and 93 respectively from a limited edition of 800 copies on fine paper. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 111444
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The First Collected Works. Centenary Limited Edition.
London : 1973-76First complete collected edition of Churchill's writings, published to mark the centenary of his birth, a splendid and imposing set of the works of the great wartime leader and statesman, whose extensive writings in the varied fields of history, biography, fiction, and essays were rewarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
The Centenary... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 129564
GRIFFIN, Lepel H., & Charles Francis Massy. Collection of three works on the rulers of the Punjab, handsomely bound in matching style.
Lahore and Allahabad, : 1870-90A genuinely rare opportunity to acquire these three highly elusive monographs on the ruling families of the Punjab, each a remarkable work of exhaustive research written or inspired by Lepel H. Griffin, one of the most colourful officials in nineteenth century British India, the man described by his fellow Indian administrator, Sir Walter Lawrence,... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 140157
DARWIN, Erasmus. The Poetical Works.
London : 1806First edition of this posthumous collection placing Darwin's exuberant and eccentric inquiry into the Linnaean system in rhyming couplets alongside his poetic speculations on evolution, the whole much enlivened by numerous plates including a number by Blake and Fuseli. A wide-margined, large paper copy in a handsome Regency binding from the library... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 141677
GREAT EXHIBITION. Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851.
London : 1852Presentation edition, with a copy presented to every exhibitor at the Great Exhibition of 1851; trade editions were also produced. The book is a key contemporary document for the Exhibition, giving the jury awards and details of the thirty categories of exhibit, and was selected in Printing and the Mind of Man as the representative book for the Exhibition.... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131571
BANCROFT, Hubert Howe. The Works.
San Francisco : 1886First edition, the complete set of what is still considered by historians to be the most important single source of early Western American history. "Colossal co-operative undertaking; nothing approaching it has ever been attempted in this country" (Howes). Although the first title-page is dated 1886, the set was published 1883-90. Vols. 11 and 33 were... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 68597
PRESCOTT, William H. The Works.
The Aztec edition, limited to 250 numbered sets. A stunning set beautifully bound and well illustrated. Includes his History of the Conquest of Mexico, History of Ferdinand and Isabella, History of the Conquest of Peru, History of the Reign of Philip the Second, plus his biographical and critical miscellanies. Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 69123
WEBSTER, Daniel. The Works [together with] The Private Correspondence.
Boston : 1858Eleventh edition. Daniel Webster (1782-1852), US Senator and Secretary of State, was one of the most important figures in US politics in the first half of the 19th century. An attractively bound set preserving speeches, legal arguments, diplomatic papers touching on and influencing all the important events of the first half of the 19th century. Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 114126
FRANKLIN, Benjamin. The Works.
London : An attractive library set of this important edition, edited by the "pioneering documentary editor" (ANB) Jared Sparks (1789-1866), originally published between 1833 and 1840. Sparks was known to take liberties with original texts and "corrected ... where he thought Franklin guilty of bad taste or vulgarity" (DAB). The publisher, American Benjamin Franklin... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126630
RELIGION. Tract volume containing 11 works.
1742-1800A collection of religious tracts, predominantly Scottish imprints and mostly dating from the last decade of the 18th century, and bound soon after. The collection provides a valuable illustration of popular theology of the time, with many of the works present going through many editions, while two of the works are apparently unrecorded. Comprising:
i)... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125275
MICHAUX, Francois Andre, & Thomas Nuttall. The North American Sylva;
Philadelphia : 1849 (Nuttall volumes), 1850 (Michaux vol. I and II), & 1851 (vol. III)First Smith edition of Michaux volumes (first published in French in 1810-13 and in English in 1817-19), early editions of Nuttall's continuation (first published from 1841 to 1849, here each volume dated 1849); together the most important work on the trees of North America prior to the 20th century.
"Of the two works united, it is no exaggeration... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 148552
SUYUTI, Jalal al-Din al-. History of the Caliphs.
Calcutta : 1880-81First edition in English of Suyuti's Ta'rikh al-khulafa'. Fairly common in libraries, but rare in commerce, with no copies traced in auction records.
A prolific polymath, Suyuti (1445-1505) was born in Cairo, where he lived through the final decades of the Mamluk Sultanate. His cohesive and authoritative chronicle of Muslim rulers, from the immediate... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 117609
SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding.
Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048
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
SMITH, Charles. Three Tracts on the Corn-Trade and Corn-Laws:
London : 1766Second edition of Smith's three celebrated tracts on the corn trade, praised for their sound reasoning by both Hume and Adam Smith, bound first in a volume of five popular works discussing food scarcity, the pricing of provisions, and magistrate intervention in the market place, published 1766-68.
"The scarcity of corn in 1756-7 and its high... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 122563
WILSON, Maria. The Workwoman's Guide,
London & Birmingham : 1838First edition of one of the most important needlework manuals of the nineteenth century. Early editions are uncommon, with just four copies of the first on Library Hub, together with four of the second edition of 1840; only two copies traced at auction. An excellent copy of this elusive and highly desirable guidebook, offered here in publisher's attractive... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 108261
JAMES, William. The Naval History of Great Britain,
London : 1837First published 1822-4. Still recognised as a "monument of accuracy - it has stood the test of time and remains the best account of the naval side of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars" (Kemp, The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea, p. 425). First conceived of when he was held prisoner in America during the War of 1812 the Naval History is a remarkable... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 149462
HULSHOFF, Maria Aletta (ed.) Peace-Republicans' Manual; or, the French Constitution of 1793.
New York : 1817First edition of this anonymously published collection of radical documents, tracts, and writings in French and English, compiled and edited from numerous sources by the Dutch feminist and pamphleteer Maria Aletta Hulshoff (1781-1846), and intended as a manual for pacifists. It includes the first American printing of the French Constitution of 1793.
Hulshoff,... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 144381
RUNCIMAN, Steven. Medieval History and the Romantic Imagination.
Oxford : Scarce original offprint inscribed by the author "with best wishes SR" to the front free endpaper. This copy is from the library of John Julius Cooper, 2nd viscount Norwich (1929-2018) a hugely prolific popular historian and television presenter. Runciman and Norwich led very similar careers: both educated at Eton, both dabbling in the Foreign Service,... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 139947
VAN LAWICK-GOODALL, Jane. The Behaviour of Free-living Chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream Reserve.
London : 1968First edition of the author's PhD thesis, completed in 1965, expanded for publication with material based on further research conducted in 1967. Goodall's thesis details her observations of the Kasakela chimpanzee community in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania, primarily carried out between 1960 and 1965. Goodall "redefined humanity" in her early... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 125628
GELL, William. The Topography of Rome and Its Vicinity.
London : 1846Revised and enlarged edition of this work originally published in 1834. William Gell (1777-1836) "represented the culmination of the literary topographical tradition. Written when Greece and even Italy were comparatively little known to English travellers and classical students, his works were for some time regarded as standard treatises, and much of... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141159
MALCOLM, John, Sir. Sketch of the Sikhs;
London : 1812First edition of this scarce account of Sikhism, the cornerstone of later publications on the topic, annotated over four pages by a British Officer who interacted with the Sikhs during his service. This "preliminary effort" (Khurana, p. 22) on the subject sheds some light on the history of the Sikhs, their countries and government, and their religion.... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 135209
COMMAGER, Henry Steele. The American Mind.
New Haven : 1950First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author: "Mr. Katzenbach with good wishes Henry Steele Commager". Commager (1902-1998) was one of the most prolific American historians of his time, whose works helped define American liberalism. The present work, one of his most famous, argues that the American mind is rational,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 124213
CARLYLE, Thomas. The French Revolution.
London : 1837First edition, one of 1,000 copies printed. Carlyle's great history became one of the most significant historical works of the 19th century, despite the fact that the first volume was rewritten from memory after John Stuart Mill's maid accidentally burnt the manuscript. The work was used as the source material for Dickens's Tale of Two Cities.
"Carlyle... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145505
CHINESE PROPAGANDA; Vietnam War. ¡El Pueblo Vietnamita Triunfará! ¡Los Agresores Yanqui Fracasarán! (The Vietnamese People Will Triumph! The Yank Aggressors Will Fail!)
Beijing : 1966First edition in Spanish, first impression, with a pleasing Cold War provenance, of this uncommon work, a collection of artworks attacking the American presence in Vietnam, which encapsulates the intensity of Cold War-era geopolitical relations between China, the United States, and the Soviet Union.
After ideological disputes and the public souring... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 149911
HOOTON, Earnest Albert. The American Criminal.
Cambridge,Massachusetts : 1939First edition, first printing. The American anthropologist Earnest Albert Hooton (1887-1954) is best known for his anthropometric studies in criminology in the 1930s, which followed in the tradition established by Cesare Lombroso and the so-called Positivist School in criminology in Italy during the 1870s. "In 1927 Hooton began a massive project that... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 127791
WOLF, Joseph. The Life and Habits of Wild Animals.
London : 1874First edition, large paper issue. Wolf's "pictures are often noted for the astonishing realism of feet, fur, and feather texture, and for their backgrounds, which often include small but perfectly painted subsidiary creatures bickering or otherwise associating in a lively fashion. In the opinion of Sir Edwin Landseer he was 'without exception, the best... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 120461
FUTURE WORLD NOVEL. The Reign of George VI.
London : 1763First edition of a scarce futuristic novel. "Uncanny in its choice of dates and in its prediction of the emergence of Russia and the United States as world powers, it describes a war between Britain and Russia (1900-01) which escalates into a world war between the British Empire and a coalition of Russia and France (1917-20) who between them have occupied... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 87375
VEGA, Garcilasso de la. The Royal Commentaries of Peru,
London : 1688First edition in English of Vega's chronicles of Peru, the first work by an author born in the Americas to enter the western canon. Born in the early years of the Spanish conquest from an Incan mother and a conquistador father, Garcilasso de la Vega (1539-1616) moved to Spain aged 21, where he wrote the present histories. First published in Lisbon in... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 126602
NELSON, Thomas - BACON, Nathaniel, & John Selden. An Historical and Political Discourse of the Laws and Government of England,
London : 1760The copy of the American Founding Father and signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Nelson Junior (1738-1789), with his ownership signature to the front free endpaper; Nelson later struck through the signature (still wholly legible) and added a presentation note to his son William Nelson (1763-1803), thus reading "Tho.s Nelson jr. To Wm... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 139669
LAWRENCE, Richard. The Interest of Ireland in its Trade and Wealth Stated.
Dublin : 1682First edition. Richard Lawrence served in the New Model Army and accompanied Cromwell's expeditionary force to Ireland in 1649, where he was entrusted with important commands of the island as it was reconquered and resettled. He entered into print in the 1650s defending the policy of transplantation, and acquired large estates in the country. In 1664... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 127003
SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Five large original photographs of excavations at Troy (3), Mycenae (1) and Samothrace (1) - from the private collection of Heinrich Schliemann, with his holograph annotations.
Troy, Mycenae, Samothrace (present day western Turkey and Greece) : c.1879Fascinating, unpublished and extremely scarce archive of four original photographs from Schliemann's pioneering excavations at Troy and Mycenae, and another of Samothrace, where work was conducted by Schliemann's compatriot Alexander Conze (1831-1914). The three views taken at Troy (1871-73) show the massive outer walls of King Priam's city on the left... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 121338
COPLESTON, Edward. A Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel; [bound with:] A Second Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel.
Oxford : 1819First editions of Copleston's economic treatises on the gold standard and the poor laws. "In his First Letter he attributed the economic dislocation of post-Napoleonic war England to the depreciation of the currency, and urged the government to remove such obstacles as it was able to the self-correcting mechanism of nature. In his Second Letter, although... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 127336
GRAVES, Robert. Sergeant Lamb of the Ninth; [together with] Proceed, Sergeant Lamb.
London : 1940 & 1941First editions, first impressions, of Graves' retelling of the experiences of Roger Lamb as a British soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and based on the actual Roger Lamb's autobiographical works. "Each book can be read independently of the other" (blurb), and are rarely found together and in such good condition.
George Orwell, writing... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 147253
ANTIFASCIST PERIODICAL - FELICANI, Aldino (ed.) The Lantern. Focusing upon Fascism and Other Dark Disorders of the Present Day.
Boston : 1927-29The complete run of the antifascist periodical The Lantern, association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by a member of the editorial board, "For Norman Di Giovanni. Aldino Felicani. August 9, 1963". Di Giovanni was close friends with Felicani and catalogued his Sacco-Vanzetti materials, which are now held at the Boston Public Library.
Aldino... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 148256
LANSDOWNE, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, fifth marquess of. Speeches of the Marquis of Lansdowne, Viceroy and Governor General of India.
Calcutta : 1894First and only edition, one of 110 copies, rare: among British and Irish institutional libraries Library Hub locates only the copy at the British Library; WorldCat adds a single copy worldwide, at Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine at Nanterre (described in a note as "Rel. arm." - presumably "reliure armorial" - i.e. an armorial... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116668
DE CHAIR, Somerset. The First Crusade.
London : 1945First edition in English, signed limited issue of 500 copies, of which 100 were specially bound in full vellum; this copy being number 4. Additionally inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Gathorne, from a tired Crusader, this account of those who enjoyed on the road to Jerusalem 'a Happy Martyrdom,' Somerset de Chair, Wingfield Morris... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120134
HOWLETT, John. The Guv'nor.
London : 1973First edition. Howlett (1883-1976) was born in Grantham, the child of a carpenter and wheelwright. He apprenticed as a lathe operator, and found work on shaping machines in a car factory and repair shop. Later dabbled as a model aero-engine maker and trainee balloon pilot before, on the eve of the First World War, becoming the general manager of a garage... Learn More£50.00
Stock Code: 107315
FISKE, John. The Writings.
Cambridge : 1902Riverside Press edition. Number 14 of 1,000 sets only. Fiske was considered "one of the most important intellectual influences in the last quarter of the 19th century. He was probably the most admirably fitted among all his contemporaries to lead the fight for evolution among his countrymen, and the charm of his historical writings and lectures not... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 117369
BURTON, John H. (ed.) The Darien Papers: being a Selection of original Letters and official Documents relating to the Establishment of a Colony at Darien by the Company of Scotland trading to Africa and the Indies. 1695-1700.
Edinburgh : 1849First edition of this printing of the letters and documents relating to the ill-fated Darien Scheme, Scotland's aborted attempt to found a colony, leading to bankruptcy and necessitating the Act of Union with England. The Bannatyne Club was founded by Walter to Scott to print rare works of Scottish interest, printing 116 volumes between its founding... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 125768
FREEMAN, Edward A. The History of The Norman Conquest of England, its Causes and its Results.
Oxford : 1877-79Third edition, revised. A particularly handsome set. A magisterial history which was to have a profound influence on the development of English historiography. "The longest of Freeman's works, the best remembered and the most influential was begun on 7 December 1865, when he was forty-two, at the height of his physical and mental powers. He wrote to... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 114578
HARRIS, Walter. The Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, Answer'd, Paragraph by Paragraph.
London : 1699First edition of Walter Harris's rebuttal to A Defence of the Scots Settlement at Darien, published the same year and variously attributed to Archibald Foyer, George Ridpath, Andrew Fletcher and James Watson. That pamphlet had optimistically attempted, shortly before the Darien Scheme was abandoned, to convince the English to support the project, no... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 135270
HOUGH, William. A Brief History of the Bhopal Principality in Central India.
Calcutta : 1845First edition of this conspicuously uncommon history of Bhopal - at the time of publication under the protection of the presidency of Bengal - consolidating "all the information to be obtained in printed works" (p. v); Library Hub cites copies at just five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Manchester, SOAS, Oxford, Southampton), WorldCat... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122391
AYTOUN, Edmondstoune William. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers and other Poems.
Edinburgh : 1863First Paton edition, superbly illustrated. "The book brims with Paton's half-page illustrations, headpieces and tailpieces (augmented by a few landscapes by his brother, Waller Paton) - the armour and historical costumes (Paton was a noted collector of these) perfectly realized to the last detail, the compositions unusual and forceful, the squeezed-together... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 137470
STORER, James Sargant. The Antiquarian Itinerary, comprising specimens of Architecture, monastic, castellated, and domestic;
London : 1815-18First edition. Storer "devoted himself to the production of works on topography and architecture, the plates in which, drawn and engraved by himself on a small scale, were distinguished for extreme accuracy and beauty of finish" (ODNB). Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145218
PENROSE, Elizabeth as MARKHAM, Mrs. A History of France with Conversations at the End of each Chapter.
London : 1828First edition, in an attractive contemporary binding, of Elizabeth Penrose's pseudonymously published second popular history for children. Penrose's pioneering and influential juvenile works were distinguished by her use of an explicatory narrative technique which concludes each chapter with dialogue between the author and her fictional pupils.
The... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 117710