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BALLARD, J. G. The Drowned World.
London : 1962Rare proof copy, signed by the author on the title page, with the trial dust jacket (priced 0/0). The first UK edition was the first in hardback and is preferred to the US paperback that preceded it earlier in the same year. A seminal climate change science fiction novel, The Drowned World depicts the year 2145, where global warming has left... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 138843
(GHOST STORIES.) STEAD, William Thomas (ed.) The Review of Reviews.
London : [1889-96]First editions of these Victorian ghost stories from the annual issue of the Review of Reviews, edited by the journalist and editor W. T. Stead (1849-1912), who developed a keen interest in spiritualism around 1890 and claimed he could communicate telepathically and practice automatic writing.
Stead was also the first editor to employ female... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 136822
(MARRYAT, Frederick.) RICHARDSON, G.B. The Universal Code of Signals for the Mercantile Marine of all Nations,
1864Renowned as a story-teller of the sea, Marryat was elected to the Royal Society in 1819 mainly on the strength of this adaptation of Sir Home Popham's system of signaling, first published 1817. "This earned him a large and regular income." (ODNB) He later received the Légion d'Honneur from the king of France "for services rendered to science... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 42489
YOWELL, Jack. (photographer) Mau Mau. A Pictorial Record.
Nairobi : ?1953First and only edition, graphic record of the conflict containing horrific images of the atrocities committed by both sides, also a full-page portrait of Kenyatta, "In the world press he was styled 'Burning Spear' Kenyatta... this is a recent picture". South African-born Yowell was the owner of a photographic shop in Nairobi who worked as a freelance... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141348
(DUNCAN, Isadora.) YORSKA, Lottie. Hommage à Isadora Duncan.
[Paris] : 1927Rare first and only edition of this pamphlet calling readers for funds to save Isadora Duncan's house in Neuilly, France, from being sold to pay off her debts. The theatre director, Lottie Yorska, had taken it upon herself to make the news known outside of the US and had contacted the magazine Comœdia to raise funds for the purchase of the house. Duncan's... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 140856