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THOREAU, Henry David. Cape Cod.
Boston : 1865First edition in binding variant A with Thoreau named as the author of Walden on the spine, and cloth type Z, one of several binding styles used on the first edition without precedence. Cape Cod, a collection of ten essays on the scenery and people of the region, was based on three trips that Thoreau made between 1849 and 1855. A lovely copy, Thoreau's... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 79532
TAYLOR, Phoebe Atwood. The Cape Cod Mystery.
Indianapolis : 1931First edition, first printing, a Haycraft-Queen cornerstone. This is Taylor's first book and features her "Codfish Sherlock" Asey Mayo. This edition is very scarce, with just two copies traced at auction in the jacket. From the library of the renowned bibliophile Lawrence M. Solomon (1931-2014), with his bookplate to the inside cover of the solander... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 123529
JONES, Gavin S. [Drop-head title:] The Story of My Escape from Fatehgarh.
[Cawnpore] : 1913First edition of this privately printed and "hair-raising" Mutiny narrative (Richard Holmes), inscribed on the front free endpaper by the author's son: "from T. Gavin Jones, Sept. 1916". This is a slim but important civilian first-hand account, recounting Jones's "harrowing flight with a hapless band of missionaries, indigo-planters and government clerks... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 131741
(JAPAN - MILITARY UNIFORMS.) Kaisei rikugun fukusei zu [Army Dress Code Amendments].
Tokyo : 1875First edition of this uncommon catalogue of Meiji Restoration military uniforms, OCLC, locates just three copies, the National Diet Library, LoC, and University of Michigan. Clearly illustrates how the modernising Japanese Army adopted uniforms resembling those of their American Civil War advisors, and the French Third Empire. Early in the 1870s the... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 108323
WOLFF, Joseph. Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845.
Edinburgh and London : 1848Presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Richard Massie from his friend Joseph Wolff, to whom he has been of great use during his visit to Mrs Howsen at Liverpool. Liverpool 5 February 1850". The dedicand is perhaps the eccentric hymnologist Richard Massie from nearby Coddington, who was well known for wearing a red wig and tall beaver hat.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 128956
DAHL, Roald. The Roald Dahl Treasury.
London : 1997First edition, first impression, of this story collection, that includes eight previously unpublished works by Dahl ("Letter from America"; "Letter from Abroad"; "The Owl and the Pussy-cat"; "Hickety, Pickety"; "The Crocodile"; "A poem in reply to schoolchildren"; "Roald Dahl talking"; and "As I grow old"), together with extracts from Charlie and the... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 134400
(AFRICA: IVORY COAST.) Remarkable photographic archive of American life and mercantile enterprise in French West Africa during the 1930s.
Ivory Coast : 1932-6A unique and vivid archive of extraordinary breadth, comprising nearly 1,200 images that provide a striking panorama of colonial life in the Ivory Coast during the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of Brents Rowlett Gruber, wife of Lewis H. Gruber, an American entrepreneur from Louisville, Kentucky, who was involved in the logging industry and ran a Chevrolet... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 119443
(WORLD WAR II; EASTERN FRONT.) Der Feldzug gegen die Sowjet-Union der Heeresgruppe Nord Kriegsjahr 1942
1943Extraordinarily well-produced and highly uncommon operations atlas for Army Group North, only two copies of this iteration cited by OCLC, at West Point and University of Memphis; editions were also produced in 1941 and 1943, all being scarce. We have traced only two copies at auction (one of this 1942 edition, one of the 1943).
This superbly... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 131056
(CHINA.) YAMAZAKI Kin'ichiro (ed.) Saishin Manshu shaschincho. [The latest Manchuria Photograph Album.]
[Dailian, (Dairen, Port Arthur), China] : Fourth annual printing of this extremely uncommon photographic propaganda piece extolling the attractions and rapid development of Manchuria, issued in the year before the declaration of the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo. No copies of this printing located in OCLC, which lists a copy of the 1932 issue in BnF, a 1938 issue at Princeton, and a 1943... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 116592