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TURGOT, Anne Robert Jacques (trans.); TUCKER, Josiah. Questions importantes sur le commerce,
London [i.e Paris?] : 1755First edition in French of the second part of Tucker's Reflections on the Expediency of a Law for the Naturalization of Foreign Protestants (1752), translated by Turgot in his first published piece on economics. Tucker wrote the first part of his tract in 1751 in support of Robert Nugent's bill to relax British naturalisation laws against foreign protestants,... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 127430
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
NECKER, Jacques. State of the Finances of France, laid before the King.
London : 1781First edition in English, originally printed in France the same year under the title Compte Rendu au Roi. Jacques Necker (1732-1804) was the finance minister to Louis XVI, popular among the people for his commoner background and perceived financial acumen. Published as the French involvement in the American Revolutionary War was still ongoing, Necker... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 137896
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
MACDONALD, Étienne Jacques Joseph Alexandre - ROUSSET, Camille (ed.) Souvenirs de Maréchal Macdonald, duc de Tarente.
Paris : 1892First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed boldly across the half-title in purple pencil, "À Monseigneur le Duc de Chartres hommage respectueux de l'editeur Camille Rousset". The recipient was Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres (1840-1910), his gilt crowned monogram stamped at the foot of the spine. Chartes served briefly on McClellan's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 122621
(CORNWALLIS, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis.) FORREST, G. W. (ed.). Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.
Oxford : 1926First edition, first impression. This remains a vital source of information on Cornwallis and was one of the last editorial ventures of the veteran historian of India, Sir George Forrest (1845-1926), a man whose diligent work in the Indian archives "opened the way for a new type of history of British India" (ODNB). Volume I is given over entirely to... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140904
NECKER, Jacques (subject.) Examen impartial du systême de M. Necker sur les administrations provinciales,
[Paris : 1785First edition of this critique of Necker's financial administration, variously attributed to Guerineau de Saint-Peravi, Du Buat-Nançay and Le Gros. Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127682
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
BRISSOT, Jacques Pierre. J. P. Brissot, Deputy of Eure and Loire, to his Constituents, on the Situation of the National Convention;
London : 1794 & 1789First edition in English of Brissot's tract, first edition of Mémoires Secrets. Brissot, a key figure in the Girondist faction in the French Revolution, originally published this work in France in 1793, a few months before he was guillotined. Taking the form of an open letter his constituents, it warns of the "anarchism" of the Jacobin faction, and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125491
FREEMAN, Edward A. The History of The Norman Conquest of England, its Causes and its Results.
Oxford : 1877-9Third 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
HURD, Richard. Dialogues on the Uses of Foreign Travel.
London : 1764First edition; a second and a Dublin edition followed the same year. The work consists of a series of imaginary conversations, in which the literary-minded bishop of Worcester emulates the style and views of Shaftesbury on foreign and Locke on domestic education, following the method of his popular Moral and Political Dialogues (1759). Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 124042
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... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 120934
HORTON, R. Wilmot. The West India Question Practically Considered.
London : 1826First edition, written in response to James Stephen's England Enslaved by her Own Slave Colonies, published the same year, which argued that England should end the privileges of the West Indian planters. Instead, Horton supports a full investigation of the state of the slaves before any anti-slavery legislation is undertaken, and argues that the planters... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 129895
WALPOLE, Robert. Some Considerations concerning The Publick Funds, The Publick Revenues, and The Annual Supplies, Granted by Parliament.
London : 1735First edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. The Earl of Bath publishing a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. The present work is Walpole's rebuttal, and a defence of his management of the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 117457
BAYS, Peter. A General History of Negro Slavery, collected from the most respectable evidence and unquestionable authorities.
Cambridge [England] : 1826First edition of this text denouncing the slave trade, "founded in iniquity and blood", predominately concerned with the West Indies but with a chapter on slavery in the United States. Bays discusses conditions and treatment aboard slave ships, provides detailed descriptions of sugar plantations, surveys relevant West Indian legislation, and provides... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120628
DUSSAUSOY, Maille. Le citoyen désinteressé, ou diverses idées patriotiques,
Paris : 1767-8First edition of Dussausoy's programme of public works, the main purpose of which was to provide labour for the idle masses and to inspire patriotism by installing honorary monuments of monarchs and men of military and political renown across Paris, with chapters on the causes of depopulation and the degeneration of the French nation (and how to remedy... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122620
VINIT, Jeanne (binder); MARY, André (ed.) Paroles authentiques de Jeanne d'Arc tirées du Procès de 1431 et des Chroniques contemporaines.
Paris : 1931First edition thus, number 430 of 500 copies only, of this poetic collection of extracts from the trial of Joan of Arc. This copy is attractively bound in an art deco style by notable French binder Jeanne P. Vinit. André Mary (1879-1962) was a French poet who specialised in reviving medieval poetic forms. Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 139263
ELECTIONS. Questions to be asked by the Poll Clerks, who are to enter the Answers given by Voters in the books.
[Northampton?] : [1767?]A remarkable survival, being a sheet of instructions given to poll clerks in the 18th century, probably for the Northampton Borough Election of 1767-8. The instructions instruct the clerk to ask the voters name, where they live, where their freehold lies, and what is consists of; then, who is the occupier of the lands if they own it, and who they rent... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 120704
GOSSELIN, Charles-Robert. Réflexions de M. de L********, adressées aux notables sur la question proposée par un grand roi.
[Place and publisher not stated] : 1787One of two editions published in 1787, one under the present title, the other under Reflexions d'un citoyen..., without established priority. The work was Gosselin's contribution to one of the many philosophical essay contests held in 18th-century France. The book is scarce, with WorldCat locating five copies of this edition. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132505
BAUDEAU, Nicolas. Principes économiques de Louis XII et du Cardinal d'Amboise,
[Paris]; Geneva : 1785First editions of these two commentaries on Necker. The first upholds the two great finance ministers of France's past, Cardinal d'Amboise and the Duke of Sully, as superior to Necker in their financial administration, and as offering models for France's current financial predicaments. The second seeks to serve as a corrective to the arguments outlined... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 127446
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
[PATERSON, William.] An Enquiry into The State of the Union of Great Britain, and The Past and Present State of the Trade and Publick Revenues thereof.
London : 1717First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well as the best means of paying off... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 122176
PATERSON, William. An Enquiry into The State of the Union of Great Britain, and The Past and Present State of the Trade and Publick Revenues thereof.
London : 1717First edition, written by William Paterson (1658-1719), founder of the Bank of England and projector of the Darien scheme. In An Enquiry into the State of the Union, Paterson - using the fictional "Mr May" as his mouthpiece - considers the effects of the Anglo-Scottish union of 1707 on English trade and commerce, as well as the best means of paying... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 124125
WALPOLE, Robert. Some Considerations concerning The Publick Funds, The Publick Revenues, and The Annual Supplies, Granted by Parliament.
London : 1735Second edition. Robert Walpole had sought to reduce the interest on the national debt by creating a national sinking fund. The Earl of Bath publishing a strong criticism of Walpole's use of this fund in his 1734 treatise An Enquiry into the Conduct of our Domestic Affairs. The present work is Walpole's rebuttal, and a defence of his management of the... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 117470
CHASSEPOL, Francois de. Traité des finances et de la fausse monnoie des Romains, auquel on a joint une dissertation sur la maniere de discerner les médailles antiques d'avec les contrefaites.
Paris : 1740First edition of this study of counterfeit money among the Romans, with advice to contemporary numismatic collectors. An English edition followed in 1741. Library Hub lists copies in four British institutions. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 127721
LESTOCK, Richard, & Thomas Mathews. [Collection of 10 pamphlets relating to the controversy concerning the battle of Toulon.]
London : 1744-5First editions. An interesting selection of publications offering insight into this perfect exemplar of the eighteenth-century naval controversy, questions of ship-handling, the interpretation of signals, and personality clashes, all overlaid by matters of patronage. "Lestock's name will always be connected with the battle of Toulon (11 February 1744).... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 67755
KATIP ÇELEBI; HERBELOT, Barthelémy d'. Bibliothèque orientale.
The Hague : 1777-9.First 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
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
SMYTH, George Carmichael. A History of the Reigning Family of Lahore,
Calcutta : 1847First edition. Institutionally well-represented, but only one copy at auction in the last 40 years. Smyth "had been in India for twenty-six years and could claim to be well-informed" (Khurana, British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab, p. 96). He explains in his introduction that he was encouraged to write the book by George Broadfoot,... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 76975
SOUTH SEA BUBBLE. A Supplement to the London Journal of March 25, 1721; being the state of the case relating to the surrender of Mr. Knight, farther considered.
London : 1721First edition. The anonymous pamphlet, continuing an article contributed in the London Journal, argues that Robert Knight - the cashier of the South Sea Company, who had fled to Europe to avoid the wrath of the British parliament and was now incarcerated in Antwerp - had no right of asylum in the Brabant states, either morally, or under local law. The... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 135286
WALSH, Edmund A. The Last Stand:
Boston : 1931First edition, first printing. The Jesuit priest Edmund A. Walsh (1885-1956), whose fierce anti-communism had been reinforced by his work for the Vatican's Russian famine relief mission in 1922, had already achieved success with his account of Russian Revolution in 1928. The present work, an account of the Five-Year Plan, at that point in its third... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 125561
LEMAIRE DE BELGES, Jean. La legende des Venitiens.
Paris : [c.1512]Early edition of Lemaire's pamphlet defending Louis XII's ambitions of Venetian conquest.
First published at Lyons in 1509 by Jehan de Vingle, La legend des Venitiens was composed at the behest of Louis XII, and "adroitly devised to influence public opinion" (Spaak) as to the legitimacy of the War of the League of Cambrai against the Republic... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 140221
TUPINIER, Jean Marguerite, Baron. Observations on the Dimensions of the Ships of the Line and Frigates in the French Navy.
London : 1830First edition in English of a French study which first appeared in the Annales Maritimes in 1822, "it was also printed by order of the French Government at the Royal press, for distribution among its own functionaries" (translator's preface). In emulation of this principle of limited distribution, a note verso of the title reads, "It is requested that... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 102411
TABARI, Muhammad ibn Jarir al-. Chronique d'Abou Djafar Mohammed Tabari, fils de Djarir, fils d'Yezid;
Paris : 1836First edition in any language of Tabari's Ta'rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk ("History of Prophets and Kings"), "the most important of the classical Arabic historical texts still extant" (Encylopaedica Iranica), volume I (all published); this copy with a presentation leaf addressed to noted translator and businesswoman Lady Charlotte Guest (née Schreiber,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 110201
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
AMYRAUT, Moïse. La vie de Francois, seigneur de La Nouë, dit Bras-de-fer.
Leiden : 1661First edition of the first significant - and conspicuously scarce - biography of the "Huguenot paladin" François de La Noue (1531-1591), one of the great Protestant captains of the 16th-century Wars of Religion, described by the distinguished American historian John Lothrop Motley as "not only one of the most experienced soldiers, but one of the most... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 116711
CHURCHILL, Winston S. & Clementine. Typed letter signed from each, to Air Commodore A. V. Harvey, MP.
3 February 1948 and 14 March 1948Winston Churchill writes to invite his fellow Conservative MP Arthur Vere Harvey to a parliamentary luncheon: "Dear Harvey, I am asking a few of my Parliamentary colleagues to luncheon on Thursday, February 12, at 1 p.m., and I should be so glad if you could come. Yours sincerely Winston S. Churchill".
Clementine Churchill wrote the following... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 137038
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
ACOSTA, Jose de. The Naturall and Morall Historie of the East and West Indies.
London : 1604First edition in English of "the most convincing, detailed, and reliable account" of the Americas at this time, in a notably attractive contemporary binding (Hill). While this influential work is well-held institutionally it is scarce in commerce, and especially so in a contemporary binding, with only five such copies appearing at auction in the last... Learn More£18,750.00
Stock Code: 141468
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
PLAYFAIR, William. For the Use of the Enemies of England. A Real Statement of the Finances and Resources of Great Britain; illustrated by two copper-plate charts.
London : 1796First edition. The title is ironic - the author holds that the alarmist tracts of his contemporaries, which bemoaned the danger of Britain's ballooning national debt, were bolstering the nation's adversaries by portraying Britain in a weaker economic state than she in fact was. Playfair instead presents the "Enemies of England" with a vision of Britain's... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 131438
THE PILGRIMS SOCIETY. Set of five pamphlets recording speeches given at Pilgrim Society occasions.
[London] : 1925-1952First 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
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
LUCKOCK, Benjamin. Jamaica: Enslaved and Free.
London : First edition of this history of Jamaica from an abolitionist perspective, detailing the discovery of Jamaica, the cruelty of the colonisers to the natives, the introduction of slavery, and the effects of its abolition. The author argues that the ending of slavery in Jamaica in 1838 was orderly and has seen a marked moral improvement in the former slaves.... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 129877
SLAVERY. An Address to the Members of the New Parliament, on the Proceedings of the Colonial Department,
London : 1826First edition. The anonymous work, pro-slavery and fearful of abolition, advocates a parliamentary resolution declaring that further investigations be made before any changes affecting the planters' interests are made, and that their current rights be protected. It argues that the slaves would cease to work if freed and that the properties would fall... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 129894
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
TAXATION. A Way to Raise what Money shall be Necessary,
[London : 1690?]First edition of this uncommon anonymous pamphlet, proposing a means of raising five million pounds a year in revenue through a single tax. The pamphlet "virtually anticipates all Adam Smith's maxims in his dicta for good taxes" (Walker, Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought, vol. I., p. 8), and the author proposes to replace the various means... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 135162
WILLIS, Browne. An History of the Mitred Parliamentary Abbeys, and Conventual Cathedral Churches.
London : 1718-9First editions. Educated Westminster and Christ Church, Oxford, "through his father Willis inherited Whaddon Hall, where he was to live until his death, together with the adjoining manor and advowson of Bletchley. He also owned the manor of Burlton in Burghill, Herefordshire, and his estate was augmented by the dowry of 7000 obtained through his marriage...... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139647
COSWAY-STYLE BINDING - LUDWIG, Emil. Napoleon.
London : 1927First UK edition, following the New York edition of the preceding year and the German of 1925. This glamorous binding incorporates a portrait based on Jacques-Louis David's famous 1812 portrait The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries, the original of which hangs in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
"Ludwig was trained in... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 138769
ROSINUS, Johannes. Antiquitatum Romanarum corpus absolutissimum.
Amsterdam : 1743The final edition of the Antiquitatum Romanarum of Johannes Rosinus, a compendium of Classical Rome and Roman antiquities, detailing the topography of Rome and the division of the population, its sacred and private remains, its legal system, and its warfare. First published in 1583, the book proved very popular, with various editions under different... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 137706
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
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
DAVY, Charles. Conjectural Observations on the Origin and Progress of Alphabetic Writing.
London : 1772First edition, in which Davy discusses the Chinese, Hebrew, and Greek writing systems, as well as the "symbolic writing" of the Egyptians. The folding tables show Greek, Hebrew, Samaritan, Syriac, Persian, Arabic, and Coptic letters. Davy's observations on the origin of writing are "conjectural" because he argues that, besides the account of God giving... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 114068
SCOTT, Sir Walter (ed.) - HAMILTON, Anthony. Memoirs of Count Grammont.
London : 1889Deluxe limited edition, number 107 of 780. The first Scott edition was published in 1811; the first English translation from the French appeared almost a century earlier in 1714. An account of Hamilton's brother-in-law, Count de Gramont, and the intrigues of the Restoration court, it is "written with such brilliancy and vivacity that it must always... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 116237
IBN TAGHRIBIRDI, Abu'l-Mahasin Yusuf. [Arabic title.] Maured Allatafet, seu Rerum Aegyptiacarum annales, ab anno Christi 971, usque ad annum 1453.
Cambridge : 1792First edition of this noted history of Egypt from the Fatimid conquest to the mid-15th century. Ibn Taghribirdi (c.1410-1470) was the son of a Mamluk amir and himself a close companion of a son of Sultan Jaqmaq (r. 1438-53); his work is generally critical of the Shi'ite Fatimids and apologetic with regard to the Sunni Mamluks, though together with his... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116745
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
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
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
COOK, Millicent Whiteside. How to Dress on £15 a year, as a Lady. By a Lady;
London : 1873 & 1874First editions, both uncommon, the second particularly so with just seven copies traced institutionally (two at the BL, NLS, TCD, Cambridge, Oxford, and Duke). Little is known of the author beyond her publication of practical household manuals, however her style exhibits all the confidence and bearing of a real life Lady Bracknell. Besides the present... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 115579
CANTEMIR, Demetrie, voivode of Moldavia. Historisch- geographisch- und politische Beschreibung der Moldau.
Frankfurt and Leipzig : 1771First and only contemporary edition, a very pretty copy with an appealing regional provenance of an important record, the first scholarly account of Moldavia and containing the first accurate map; uncommon, with just a single copy traced at auction, and eleven locations world-wide noted by WorldCat: three in the UK (BL, London, Oxford), two in the US... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 140613