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THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-1871]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
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
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
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
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
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
MACLAUCHLAN, Henry. The Roman Wall,
1857-64First editions. The first named with the inscription, "Presented to Henry Lawes Long Esq., by The Duke of Northumberland, Syon 27th August 1859" to the first blank and circular, sepia lithographed Long armorial bookplate to the front pastedown; the second inscribed "With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments" verso of the first blank. In 1804 Henry... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 68827
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Italian] Storia.
Verona : 1956-9First Italian editions, lacking the fourth volume. First two volumes signed by the author, the first dated 1956. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Churchill's literary agent, Emery Reves, in whose home the work was completed. Reves was instrumental in the development of English-Speaking Peoples, using his intimate knowledge of foreign markets... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 35027
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Dutch] Geschiedenis van de Engels sprekende volken.
Amsterdam/Brussels : 1956-7First Dutch editions, first three volumes only of the complete set. Inscribed by the author, the first volume signed and dated 1956, the second volume signed. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Churchill's literary agent, Emery Reves, in whose home the work was completed. Reves was instrumental in the development of English-Speaking Peoples,... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 35026
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [A History of the English-Speaking Peoples, in Swiss-German] Geschichte.
Bern : 1956-57First Swiss edition, first two volumes only of the complete set, each volume signed by the author on the half-title, the first also dated 1956. Unmarked as such, but from the library of Churchill's literary agent, Emery Reves, in whose home the work was completed. Reves was instrumental in the development of English-Speaking Peoples, using his intimate... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 35007
PAULING, Linus. Autograph letter signed, and inscribed typescript speech, opposing the Vietnam War.
5 December 1969Autograph letter signed from Linus Pauling, together with an inscribed typescript speech, fiercely setting out his anti-war views. The American chemist and peace activist Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994), one of the founders of molecular biology and quantum chemistry, won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962, one of only four individuals... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141385
WHITTINGHAM, Ferdinand, Major-General. Four Years in the Ionian Islands.
London : 1864First and only edition, uncommon, just eleven copies on Library Hub; a single copy recorded at auction, the Blackmer sale. Both volumes inscribed on the front free endpapers; "Clementina L. Whittingham, from her loving father the Author, Feby. 2d. 1874"; the title pages annotated "(Written by Major-General Ferdinand Whittingham C.B.) M.S.S. sic notes... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132270
FRANCKLIN, W. The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum,
London : 1798First edition of this uncommon account of the eventful if mournful reign of Shah Alam II (1728-1806), one of the last of the Mughal emperors, restored to his throne by the Marathas in 1788. Having been defeated decisively by the East India Company's forces at the Battle of Buxar in 1764, Shah Alam sought the protection of the British and signed the... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140891
ROSENBERG, Heinz. My Four Years of Horror through the Holocaust.
New York : 1983First edition of one of the most important of Holocaust memoirs, produced in a very small number of copies. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on a preliminary blank: "To Mr & Mrs Gourany, May the tragedy of the Holocaust bring people together to create a better world for generations to come. With kind regards Henry L. Robertson, N. Y. 6/13.83"... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 126940
NOEL-BAKER, Phillip. The Arms Race.
London : 1958First edition, subsequent issue with the "Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1959" wraparound. Signed to front free endpaper "Phillip Noel-Baker 26th March 1960". Offering a vision of nuclear control through international agreements, the work won Noel-Baker the Nobel Peace Prize, culminating a lifetime of pacifist activity. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 122006
ALI, Shahamat. The Sikhs and Afghans,
London : 1846First edition of this unusual and uncommon travelogue of the north-west frontier, written by the expedition leader's Indian-born munshi and inscribed by him to the earl of Shaftesbury. A highly desirable copy, unopened, unrestored in the original cloth, and with an appealing association. The title is fairly well represented institutionally, but commercially... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 139555
STRICKLAND, Agnes [& Elizabeth]. Lives of the Bachelor Kings of England.
London : 1861First edition, presentation copy from the authors' sister, inscribed in ink on the title page, "To dear Charlotte Foster in remembrance of her friends Agnes and Elizabeth Strickland with Jane Margaret Strickland's love"; the divisional title "Edward the Fifth" is annotated in the same hand, "By Elizabeth Strickland", referring to the work's joint authorship.
By... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 140279
WATANABE, Tadao. Typed letter signed from the Mayor of Hiroshima, marking the tenth anniversary of the atomic bombing.
1955Typed letter signed from Tadao Watanabe (1898-1980), Mayor of Hiroshima from 1955 to 1959, to the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the Canadian Peace Congress. "It is with distinct pleasure that I send, on behalf of the people of Hiroshima, cordial greetings of peace to the British Columbia Peace Council as they, together... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141397
ALLEN, Mary S. The Pioneer Policewoman.
London : 1925First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "with every good wish, from Mary S. Allen", with an autograph note loosely inserted, "Hoping you will accept this - If in your part of the world I will certainly let you know. M. S. Allen".
The Pioneer Policewoman was Mary Sophia Allen's (18781964)... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131558
LUNA, Miguel de. The History of the Conquest of Spain by the Moors.
London : 1687First edition in English of the first part (all published) of Miguel de Luna's Verdadera historia del rey Don Rodrigo (1592-1600), itself purportedly translated from an Arabic source, but in fact an original composition. Luna's account of the Arab conquest of Spain to the year 761 was considered genuine by Southey, dismissed by George Ticknor and other... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 120934
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
TREVELYAN, Sir George Otto. The Ladies in Parliament and Other Pieces.
London : 1888A later edition of a collection first published in 1869, and the title piece having been "composed during the great agitation which followed the rejection of Mr. Gladstone's Reform Bill of 1866 giving some notion of how a Greek Comedian might have written, when at his very worst, if he had lived in the days of chignons and female suffrage an attempt... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 115345
THATCHER, Margaret. The Path to Power.
London : 1995First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title page "To Woodrow with warm regards and many thanks for all your help Margaret Thatcher". An excellent association copy - the recipient was Woodrow Wyatt (1918-1997), Labour Member of Parliament for most of 1945 to 1970, who switched sides and became Thatcher's... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 135680
MANDELA, Nelson - MATTHIESSEN, Peter. In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.
New York : 1983First edition, first printing. Presentation copy for Nelson Mandela, inscribed on the half-title recto by the author "For Nelson Mandela with greatest respect, and thanks, and kindest regards. Peter Matthiessen. August 1990", and additionally inscribed by a leading member of the Leonard Peltier defence committee: "Nelson Mandela, in this lifetime, on... Learn More£20,000.00
Stock Code: 132382
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Danish] Den Anden Verdenskrig.
Copenhagen : 1948-54First Danish editions, inscribed by the author, vol. 1 "For Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1949", vol. 2 signed and dated 1949, vol. 3 and 5 signed "WSChurchill", vol. 4 inscribed "For Emery Reves from Winston S. Churchill, 1951", vol. 6 signed and dated 1955. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 35025
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Dutch:] Memoires over de tweede wereldoorlog.
Amsterdam/Brussels : 1948-54First Dutch trade edition, inscribed by the author, volume 1 "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948", volumes 2 and 3 signed and dated 1949, volume 5 signed "WSChurchill", the others unsigned; from the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent.
Reves had been instrumental in promoting Churchill's pre-war international... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 34995
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Italian] La Seconda Guerra Mondiale.
Verona : 1948First Italian editions, limited issue, first two volumes only of the complete set, number 12 of 30 numbered sets signed by the publisher of a print-run of just 1030, this copy inscribed by the author to his literary agent in vol. I: "Inscribed for Emery Reves by Winston S. Churchill, 1948".
From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 35016
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, in Swedish] Andra Världskriget.
Stockholm : 1948-54First editions in Swedish, volumes I, III, and VI only of the complete set. Each volume inscribed by Churchill on the half-title. Volume I: "Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill 1948 for Emery Reves"; Volume III signed and dated 1950; Volume VI signed and dated 1955. From the library of Emery Reves, Churchill's literary agent. Reves had been instrumental... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 35023
WILSON, Harold - WHALE, John. The Half-Shut Eye.
London : 1969First edition. Presentation copy to then-Prime Minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "to the Rt. Hon. Harold Wilson MP from John Whale April 1969". The author John Whale (1931-2008) worked in various media positions, as a political reporter and Washington correspondent with ITN, writer at the Sunday Times, as head... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 138181
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
CHURCHILL, Winston S. [The Second World War, Brazilian] A Segunda Guerra Mundial.
São Paulo : 1948-54First Brazilian editions, eight of the ten volumes signed or inscribed by Winston Churchill.
In fact what is here is: "Volumes I to IV in 6 parts, Volumes III and IV are in two parts each, and volume VI which is in two parts, a total of 8 parts. So we are lacking Volume V, presumed to be in two parts. There are also unsigned duplicates of Volumes... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 33676
TROTSKY, Leon. The Revolution Betrayed.
New York & London : 1937 & 1938First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Trotsky to Benjamin Stolberg on the front free endpaper, "devotedly yours, Leon Trotsky, 21/11 1937, Coyoacan".
The American journalist and labour activist Benjamin Stolberg (1891-1951) was a member of the Dewey Commission and had strong association links to Trotsky. The Revolution... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 118029
BRYANT, Arthur. Years of Victory: 1802-1812.
London : 1944First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Field Marshal George Francis Milne on the half-title, "For my much esteemed friend F. M. Lord Milne G.C.B. &c. Wishing him the complements of the Season & many many Happy New Years, Christmas 1944 - B". Milne was influential in the Second Boer War and the First World War,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141170
CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.
New York : 1937First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 122166
NAPOLEON - MASSON, Frederic. Napoléon chez lui.
Paris : First editions, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to his close friend, the dramatist and opera librettist Philippe Gille (1831-1901). Napoléon chez lui is inscribed on the limitation page "À Mon excellent ami Philippe Gille, sou bien reconnaissant Frederic Masson" To my excellent friend Philippe Gille, his very grateful Frederic Masson;... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 122623
JOYCE, James - MCLUHAN, Marshall. James Joyce: Trivial and Quadrivial.
New York : spring 1953Offprint with the ownership inscription of poet and academic Ronald Bates to the front wrapper and his pencilled notes to the contents. Ronald Gordon Nudell Bates (1924-1995) earned his PhD from the University of Toronto, the subject of his doctoral thesis being James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. His teaching career was spent at the universities of Upsala,... Learn More£520.00
Stock Code: 60922
VICTORIA, Princess Royal - MASSIE, Richard. Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs.
London : 1854First edition, this a presentation copy from the author to Victoria, the Princess Royal (1840-1901), Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, inscribed by the author and in an attractive presentation binding.
Massie has inscribed on the first blank: "Her Royal Highness the 'Princess Royal' from the Translator"; with Victoria's attractive bookplate to... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 133638
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
MAY, Betty. Tiger-Woman.
London : 1929First edition, presentation copy, inscribed on the half-title, "To Mr. & Mrs. Percy with love from Betty May, 1929". The autobiography of the notorious night-club singer, darling of the Café Royal set, and muse to Aleister Crowley, Augustus John, and Jacob Epstein is uncommon, with ten locations on Library Hub.
Tiger-Woman "provides a very... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 107273
WINDSOR, Edward, Duke of. A King's Story.
London : 1951Signed limited edition, number 85 of 250 copies signed by the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII. Printed on handmade paper, the binding of the limited edition was split between Sangorski & Sutcliffe, Zaehnsdorf, and John P. Gray, and is a highly attractive tome.
The work, dedicated to Wallis Simpson, is a highly personal account of Edward's... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 142412
NASSER, Gamal Abdel. Typed letter signed, in support of world peace.
April 1956Typed letter signed from Gamal Abdel Nasser, as Prime Minister of Egypt. Nasser writes in response to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council in Vancouver, a constituent part of the anti-imperialist Canadian Peace Congress. Gardner had written to Nasser sending his well wishes on the anniversary of the 1955 Bandung Conference,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 141392
[BREEN, Walter, pseud.] EGLINTON, J. Z. Greek Love.
New York : 1965First edition, second printing, of this controversial historical study, "the only comprehensive work in any language, to my knowledge, that unequivocally espouses the right of an older male to have social-sexual relations with a young boy" (Dr Albert Ellis's postscript). This copy has the ownership inscription of gay publisher Winston Leyland (b.1940),... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 122977
BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine Fauvelet de. Mémoires...
Paris : 1829First edition. Bourrienne (1769-1834), diplomat and one-time secretary to Napoleon, "claimed to have been a friend of the future emperor at the military school of Brienne. In the early 1790s he served the Revolutionary government as a diplomat in Germany. He was called to Italy by Napoleon in the negotiations with Austria (MayOctober 1797) and helped... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 122617
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
(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
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
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
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
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