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(BOAT-BUILDING.) SMITH, Christopher Columbus, & Jay W. & John Edwin Clifford (sales manager). Chris-Craft.
Algonac, MI : 1930An extremely rare survival, a dealer's deluxe showroom catalogue for Chris-Craft motor boats covering the complete range - from their highly popular mahogany Runabouts to cabin and stateroom cruisers. The accompanying promotional sales letters explain that these volumes were costly to produce, and, as stock changed, additional images would be sent to... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 132983
[AMIS, Kingsley; as] "MARKHAM, Robert"; Christopher Wood; John Gardner; Raymond Benson. [A complete set of novels and screenplays by the first four authors to carry on the James Bond franchise after Ian Fleming's death:] Colonel Sun; James Bond and the Spy Who Loved Me; James Bond and Moonraker; Licence Renewed; For Special Services; Icebrea
London and New York : 1968-2002First editions (Goldeneye first hardback edition), first impressions. A complete set of novels and screenplays by the first four authors to carry on the James Bond franchise after Ian Fleming's death. Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 126385
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First edition. Lovely copy of the collected theatrical works of this now largely forgotten, but once highly popular writer, exceptionally prettily bound and with an attractive provenance. Hayley is best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton.
Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139629
(FASHION.) STEVENS, Charles O. & Max Sommers. Photographs of Jazz Era Window Displays for Meier & Frank's Department Store, Portland, OR.
Portland, OR : c.1925Four real black and white photo images on semi-gloss stock of the windows of Meier & Frank at night. Founded in 1857, at the time of these images Meier & Frank, humorously referred to locally as Murphy & Finnigan's, was the largest retail outlet west of the Mississippi, one of the largest in the country. These four salesman's sample photos from the... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 84121
PLAYFAIR, William. An Inquiry into the permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations, illustrated by four engraved Charts...
London : 1805First edition of this important work and a remarkable attempt to present a general and comparative theory of the rise and fall of nations, and thus extract lessons from the downfall of the great empires of history and in so doing "find the means by which prosperity may be lengthened out, and the period of humiliation procrastinated to a distant day"... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 93567
GATTI DE GAMOND, [Zoé Charlotte]. Fourier et son système.
Paris : 1838First edition, inscribed "A Monsieur Alexandre Dumas, hommage de l'auteur" on the title page. Dumas père and Gamond likely knew each other professionally through their shared publisher, Maurice Lachâtre. The first principle work that Lachâtre published under the "Administration de librairie" imprint (opened in 1839) was Dumas' eight-volume Crimes... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 130408
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Election address at Woodford: carbon copy typescript with autograph corrections for his first public speech after his resignation as PM.
Woodford : 16 May 1955Churchill addresses his constituents in the run-up to the 1955 General Election, explaining that he "felt it his duty to resign his office as P.M. at a time and under conditions which would give whoever The Queen summoned to be my successor a fair chance of seeking a mandate from the country. This alone would give him the authority to confront and master... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 88394
OWEN, Robert. A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character, and the Application of the Principle to Practice.
London : 1813-14First edition, first issue of the four Essays, one of 40 specially bound presentation sets printed on thick paper, parts III & IV "Not published", inscribed "From the Author" on the first blank.
Edouard Dolléans states that just forty copies of A New View of Society were bound for presentation: "En écrivant les Vues nouvelles, Owen a surtout pour... Learn More£87,500.00
Stock Code: 130529
DRU, Léon & Saint-Just, & Louis-Georges Mulot. [Patch label on front cover:] Matériels & Outils de Sondages pour les mines & les colonies (Materials and Survey Tools for Mines and Colonies).
Paris : [c.1890]A handsomely presented and apparently unique album of 21 striking original albumen prints showing test rigs and drilling machinery, largely for use in artesian exploration, assembled for one of the leading French engineering concerns of the period, Mulot & Dru, described by a contemporary as "acknowledged in France to be masters of the art of boring"... Learn More£12,750.00
Stock Code: 123046
CARROLL, Lewis. Syzygies and Lanrick. A Word Puzzle and a Game for Two Players.
London : 1893First combined edition, published in an edition of 250 copies. Syzgies was first published, and reprinted separately, in 1891; Lanrick was first published in December 1880 in the Monthly Packet; this is the fourth and final edition of the rules for the game. Scarce. Dodgson at Auction 1893-1999 records only the author's own copy selling at auction (George... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 108924
EARDLEY-WILMOT, Arthur Parry. A Complete and Universal Dictionary of Signals for Boats of Her Majesty's Fleet:
London : 1850First edition, this a prepublication presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the first blank; "Mrs. Holt with the author's most affectionate love, November 1849". The recipient was possibly Jemima Arabella, the author's aunt who married Sir John Holt. Extremely uncommon, OCLC shows just 6 locations for this first edition - BL, NLS, Oxford, Cambridge,... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119966
PETTY, Sir William. Several Essays in Political Arithmetick. The Fourth Edition, Corrected. To which are prefix'd, Memoirs of the Author's Life.
London : 1755Fourth edition of Petty's writings on Political Arithmetic and Demography. "The text follows that of 1699 except that the French version of Five Essays is omitted. The brief account of the author gives the main facts of his life and fortune." (Keynes).
"Instead of using only comparative and superlative Words, and intellectual Arguments, I have taken... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 135285
VERNEY, George Hope. Four-Handed Chess.
London : First edition of the first English book solely dedicated to the rules of four-player chess. Variants of four-player chess can be traced to the 17th century. Verney's book fixed most of the rules that are now generally followed, other than that he recommended all the Queens be placed on white squares. The publication helped to increase the game's popularity,... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 136382
SHAKESPEARE, William. Macbeth, a tragedy: with all the alterations, amendments, additions, and new songs
London : 1687Fourth quarto edition of Macbeth, adapted by William Davenant; Davenant's version of Macbeth had first appeared in 1674 (printed twice in that year). As was common practice with play texts in the 17th century, Macbeth is here bound up with 11 other popular plays of that era, allowing it to be seen in its contemporary context.
The other plays in... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 131682
SHAKESPEARE, William. [Othello.] Othllo.
Istanbul : 1293 First edition in Ottoman Turkish, done by Hasan Bedreddin and Mehmet Rifat from the French translation of Jean-Francois Ducis, and performed 186777 in Gedikpasa theatre in Istanbul, the first theatre in Turkey where plays were performed by Turkish actors rather than travelling troupes. Shakespeare was becoming popular at this time, after the Armenians... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 131742
SHAKESPEARE, William. Comedies, Histories and Tragedies.
London : 1685A notably tall and handsome copy of the Fourth Folio, the last of the 17th-century editions of Shakespeare's works, edited by John Heminge (d. 1630) and Henry Condell (d. 1627), and with seven plays added by Philip Chetwin (d. 1680), publisher of the Third Folio. A reprint of the ill-fated Third Folio, this edition was issued by Henry Herringman in... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 133696
[SAINTE-BEUVE, Charles Augustin.] La Bruyère et La Rochefoucauld,
Paris : 1842First collected edition, first impression, presentation binding. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve published his biographical portraits anonymously and for private circulation among his circle of friends. For rather obscure reasons he had second thoughts and destroyed most copies. It is said that he did not keep a copy for himself and that his bibliographer,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 90713
HARRISON, Tony. Dramatic Verse.
Newcastle upon Tyne : 1985First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the publisher Rex Collings on the front free endpaper, "For Rex who first published the bulk of this book, with gratitude & love, Tony", and additionally signed by the author on the title page, "Tony Harrison, xii. 85". The Misanthrope (1973), Phaedra Britannica (1975), Bow... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 123924
HEMINGWAY, Ernest. The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories.
New York : 1938First edition, first printing. The volume reprints the short stories from In Our Time, Men Without Women, and Winner Take Nothing; it also contains the first printing of the play The Fifth Column, written under bombardment in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War, and four previously uncollected stories. Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 65240
WELLS, H. G. The Invisible Man.
London : 1897First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by Wells to his literary mentor on the half-title, "W. E. Henley from H. G. Wells (with apologies)". William Ernest Henley (1849-1903), poet, critic, journalist and influential editor of the National Observer and other papers, "had a gift for finding and encouraging new talent" (ODNB). He... Learn More£18,000.00
Stock Code: 115742
PLUMPTRE, James, ed. One Hundred Fables in Verse;
London : 1825First edition of this collection of fables, including a number by Christopher Smart, William Cowper and the Scottish poet William Wilkie. Educated at the fashionable Newcombe's school at Hackney, James Plumptre (1771-1832), took part in the amateur theatricals that were encouraged there, before going up to Cambridge; he was ordained in 1794. His continuing... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 93146
EURIPIDES. The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments.
London : 1782First Wodhull edition, the first in English of all the extant writings of Euripides: "although Wodhull advertised his version in February 1774, and thought to complete it within a year, it was only in 1782 that, prompted by the appearance of two rival partial translations, he overcame his fastidiousness and published The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 137652
WALLACE, David Foster. [Infinite Jest promotional sheet.]
Boston : 1996A pristine copy of the publisher's promotional flyer for David Foster Wallace's acclaimed novel Infinite Jest (1996). On the recto, three panels bear a short essay by- and a brief biography of the author, the fourth, reviews for the book, and all of the verso displays an excerpt of Infinite Jest. Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 141200
BURTON, Richard F. Four autograph Indian recipes:
[c.1850]A brief but fascinating list of Indian recipes attesting to Burton's absorption of the culture of the subcontinent. Burton's father was a colonel in the Indian Army and in 1842 finally "acquiesced to his son's requests and purchased a commission for him in the Bombay army. Burton arrived in India on 28 October 1842 and was posted to the 18th regiment... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 127294
ELDRIDGE, Paul. I Bring a Sword.
New York : 1945First edition, first printing, presentation copy from the author, inscribed one the half-title, "For Dorothy Tierney Keith, Very cordially, Paul Elridge". Dorothy Tierney was an American actor who appeared in many Broadway plays, including My Golden Girl (1920), The Checkerboard (1920) and Dawn (1924); she was the fourth wife... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 139312
STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
London : 1882First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail. This copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.
Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140276
LORAC, E. C. R. [pseud. Edith Caroline Rivett-Carnac.] Tryst for a Tragedy.
London : 1940First edition, first impression. Inscribed on the front free endpaper, "Maud Lang (from the authoress)" and includes, laid in, an autograph letter signed from the author "At Raven's Croft" (her boarding school, to which this book is dedicated, and which was evacuated to Thurlestone Hotel, in Devon, during the war) to the "Mrs Lang & Dorothy", dated... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 86230
SHAKESPEARE, William. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: a Tragedy.
[Hamlet] Dublin : 1725Second Dublin edition of Hamlet, following the first of 1721, which is notable for being the first printing of Shakespeare outside his native country, together with the first Dublin editions of Macbeth (1723) and Henry VIII (1734).
Having moved from Scotland to Dublin some years earlier, George Grierson (c. 1680-1753) set up his own printing house... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 138226
(THE EDGWARE ROAD MURDER.) A volume of contemporary newspaper clippings, pamphlets and broadsheet publications relating to The Edgware Road Murder of 1837.
London : 1837A fascinating assemblage of printed material relating to the cause celebre of 1837, the brutal murder and dismemberment, on Christmas Eve 1836, of Hannah Brown by James Greenacre (1785-1837), forever after known as The Edgware Road Murderer. This collection was compiled by someone eagerly following the case and attests to the grip that it exerted on... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 119351
CHURCHILL, Winston S. The Second World War.
London : 1948-54First editions, first impressions, of Churchill's masterpiece, signed or inscribed contemporarily in each volume, and exceptionally uncommon thus. The set was presented to Theresa Arnison, who with her husband Rowland, was a stalwart of the Woodford Conservative Association. Vol. I, inscribed on the half-title: "From Winston S. Churchill to Mrs. Arnison,... Learn More£27,500.00
Stock Code: 137316
ROBINS, Elizabeth. 'Where Are You Going To...?'
London : 1913First UK edition, first impression, of Robins's popular anti-white-slavery novel, written in the wake of the controversial passage of the Criminal Law Amendment Act in 1912 and at a time when the women's suffrage movement was drawing attention to the topic of prostitution. On the first blank a facsimile reproduces the note, " - Every incident in this... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 137503
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
FERGUSSON, James. Tree and Serpent Worship: or Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India in the First and Fourth Centuries after Christ.
London : 1868First edition, Edward Burne-Jones's copy, of this superb example of an early photographically illustrated book involving three of the key players in the development of the form: James Fergusson, one of Victorian Britain's most prominent architectural historians, William Griggs, the inventor of the photolithographic process, and Lieut. James Waterhouse,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 120060
(GOLLANCZ OMNIBUS.) The Holiday Omnibus.
London : 1931First edition, first impression, of this collection of modern writing, intended as light reading for the Christmas market. It includes three novels, four short stories, three true stories, and one three-act play. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to pastedown and front panel of dust jacket. Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 128617
MILNE, A. A. Those Were the Days.
London : 1929First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Peter Hammen now he is 21, with love from A. A. Milne. Dec 20th, 1929". This volume is the first collected edition of four of Milne's novels, The Day's Play, The Holiday Round, Once A Week, and The Sunny Side. Scarce signed. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 85669
(GOLLANCZ OMNIBUS.) The Holiday Omnibus.
London : 1931First edition, first impression, of this collection of modern writing, intended as light reading for the Christmas market. It includes three novels, four short stories, three true stories, and one three-act play. From the publisher's archive, with their stamp to title page. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 128623
HUGHES, Ted. Difficulties of a Bridegroom.
London : 1995First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to his sister Olwyn Hughes, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Olwyn with love from Ted October 1995". Hughes was very close to his sister Olwyn. After Plath's suicide in 1963 Olwyn helped to bring up their children, became her brother's literary agent, established the Rainbow... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 125857
WILDE, Oscar. [The Works.]
London : 1907The Uniform edition, normally bound in cloth and limited to 800 sets, within which is the Florentine edition in deluxe binding, of which this is number 75 of 450 copies only. Of particular note are the four illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley for Salomé. In 1894, Beardsley designed and submitted several illustrations for the British edition... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 138602
L'ENGLE, Madeleine. [The Time Quintet:] A Wrinkle in Time;
New York : 1962, 1973, 1978, 1986, 1989First editions, first impression, inscribed and signed set, of the complete Time Quintet. A Wrinkle in Time, with a signed slip laid in, in the second state jacket (Newbery Prize sticker residue to front panel), together with signed or inscribed first impressions of the four sequential Time Quintet titles (an assembled set, with inscriptions to different... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 111206
CARROLL, Lewis. The Nursery Alice.
London : 1890First published edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Maggie Bowman from the Author. Mar. 31 1890". Dodgson took charge of Maggie Bowman during her stay in Oxford to act in Bootle's Baby (9 to 13 June 1889), and commemorated this event in his poem "Maggie's Visit to Oxford". Her older sister, Isa Bowman, who at that... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 98292
(RACKHAM, Arthur.) BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens
London : 1907Fourth impression, in a publisher's deluxe binding not noted by Latimore and Haskell or Riall, though it appears to be the binding described as "rough Persian" advertised by Hodder & Stoughton in the trade press in time for Christmas 1907. After the enormous success of the play Peter Pan, which opened on 27 December 1904 and broke all previous theatrical... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 112932
(SHAW, George Bernard.) COSTER, Howard. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
London : [early 1930s]Signed by Shaw at the top of the image and by Coster (in pencil) on the mount; additionally inscribed by Shaw on the mount: "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36". An excellent association: Shaw had known the American actress Mary Lawton since before the Great War: he directed her in the first Broadway production of his play The Philanderer (performed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 114626
(CHINA.) Second Opium War.An enthralling and richly detailed journal of a decade at sea with the US Navy during the 1850s, recording back-to-back cruises on three sloops-of-war, seeing action in three different arenas: on the Cyane, which shelled Greytown, Nicaragua (1854), the Preble during the Paraguay Expedition (1858) - a flexing of muscle by the US Navy that concluded peaceably... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 127365
BUNYAN, John. The Heavenly Foot-Man:
London : 1708Fourth edition. In 1668 Bunyan "begun to prepare 'The Heavenly Foot-Man', a sermon on the Christian life, for publication. Internal evidence suggests it may have been preached, or at least prepared for the pulpit, late in 1659 or in 1660. Directed to the spiritually indolent, the sermon urges people to repent before the day of grace has passed, a concern... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 138643
(SHEPARD, Ernest H., illus.) LUCAS, E. V. Playtime & Company.
London : 1925Signed limited edition, number 43 of 100 copies printed on handmade paper and signed by both the author and illustrator. This collection of verses for children was written by the humorist, biographer, and essayist Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938), who had collaborated on several children's books and published many anthologies and collections of light... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139529
CUMBERLAND, Richard. The Observer: Being a Collection of Moral, Literary and Familiar Essays.
London : 1786-1788First edition of the first four volumes of Cumberland's Observer, comprising 125 essays. A fifth volume with a further 27 essays followed in 1790. "Although Cumberland will largely be remembered as a playwright, he was more than merely a man of letters. His novel Arundel (1789), written in epistolary form, begs comparison with Samuel Richardson's Sir... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 106964
(4th GURKHA RIFLES.) In Memoriam, MCMXIV-MCMXVIII,
Calcutta : 1927First and only edition; rare: apparently unrecorded and presumably produced in a very small print run. This little volume records the service of dedication for the 4th Prince of Wales's Own Gurkha Rifles war memorial at Bakloh, northern India, which served as a cantonment for the regiment. It comprises the order of service, a brief description of the... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 113967
MUSIL, Alois. Map of Northern Arabia [With:] Map of the Northern Heğâz.
New York : 1926Exceptionally unusual opportunity to acquire these two important and highly detailed maps, based on the work of the celebrated Moravian Arabist Alois Musil (1868-1944), known as "the Czech Lawrence of Arabia" and described by Howgego as "a leading scholar of Arabic culture". From a humble background, Musil trained for the church, was ordained a priest... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141566
(NAVAL; French.) Tableau de la Marine de France divisée par Escadres, 1787.
c.1787]Elegant, superbly-finished presentation tabulation of the strength of the French navy at this historically crucial period, just four years after its vital role in the American War of Independence, and two before the outbreak of the French Revolution. In the latter half of the eighteenth century, as the French state set about systematizing and centralizing... Learn More£7,250.00
Stock Code: 60825
DELISLE, Guillaume; Philippe Buache; & Jean Claude Dezauche. Atlas geographique et universel.
Paris : 1789First edition thus and uncommon (just four listings on OCLC, three of these for the BNF, and no complete copy at auction for 30 years). Jean-Claude Dezauche was one of the geographer-publishers most influential in the establishment of the French theoretical approach to cartography. This movement, which downplayed the decorative elements esteemed by... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 51612
WARD, Rowland. A Naturalist's Life Study in the Art of Taxidermy.
London : 1913First edition, first impression. Rowland Ward was the Michelangelo of Victorian taxidermy, that most Victorian of art-forms. An innovator who developed many techniques still used today, basing his work on painstaking observation he brought the techniques of naturalistic display to their high point. He was a friend of many of the greatest sportsmen of... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 132698
(BALLETS RUSSES.) Collection of eight souvenir programmes.
Paris & New York : 1911-1939Highly desirable collection of elusive and superbly produced ephemeral publications, offering a rich panorama of the two decades of the Ballets Russes, and featuring the leading lights of the company - Bakst, Rubinstein, Nijinsky; the whole reflecting the very highest standards of Diaghilev himself, who, in the words of his highly-acclaimed biographer,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 118426
BURNAND, Francis Cowley. The Ride to Khiva.
London : 1877First edition in book-form of this agreeable parody of Frederick Burnaby's classic A Ride to Khiva (1876), not advertised as such, but uniform with Bradbury, Agnew and Co's "Our Novel Shilling Series", which comprised five similar books, all by Burnand and "hitting off the obvious foibles of the authors concerned" (Sadleir), in this case the High Victorian... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 120251
KALIDASA. The Mégha Dúta;
Calcutta : 1813First edition of the first translation into any European language of one of the most influential poems in the Sanskrit canon. Kalidasa has been described by Edwin Gerow, a noted authority on Sanskrit poetics, as "probably the greatest Indian writer of any epoch" (Britannica). From internal evidence it has been suggested that he was a Brahman during... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 122308
(WOMEN; WORLD WAR II.) Original manuscript notebook.
Ramsgate : April 1942 - March 1943A poignant manuscript notebook, amusingly illustrated, recording the friendship and lively exploits of a group of six young women from Ramsgate during the Second World War. The group, who named themselves "the Order of Little Bears", consisted of Maud Isabella Milgate, the primary author of this manuscript, her sister Blanche Adelaide Milgate ("Bibs"),... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 137776
EARDLEY-WILMOT, Arthur Parry. The Midshipman's Friend:
London : 1845Second edition, same year as the first. Extremely uncommon, just four locations on Copac - BL, NLS, Oxford and Cambridge - OCLC adds six copies of the first, including NMM and US Naval Academy, and just two of the second, LoC and Toronto Public Library. "The following brief remarks were originally intended for the advice and guidance of a young friend.... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 120120
CHEKHOV, Anton Pavlovich. Ostrov Sakhalin. Iz putevykh zametok.
Moscow : 1895First edition in book form of Chekhov's first-hand investigative report on the much-contested north Pacific island. Chekhov visited Sakhalin in 1890, and his account was first serialized in the popular journal Russkaya Mysl (Russian Thought) in 1893-94. This book version includes four additional chapters; Chekhov also revised and corrected the previous... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 132594
WODEHOUSE, P. G. Original manuscript of Bill the Conqueror, carbon typescript with autograph corrections.
Original manuscript of Bill the Conqueror, with final corrections for publication, presented by Wodehouse to his musical collaborator Jerome Kern (1885-1945), with the author's signed presentation inscription in ink on the typed title leaf: "To Jerry from Plum - P. G. Wodehouse 1924"; and with Kern's ink inscription below, re-presenting the manuscript... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 76402
CASTELLANE-MAJASTRE, Henri-César. Journal d'Henri-César de Castellane Majastre, Commandant les Chébecs du Roi Le Caméléon & Le Singe, armés à Toulon le 23 juin 1773 … manuscript log of operations against Barbary Corsairs.
At sea : 1773Born into the Provençal noble family with close ties to the sea, Henri-César de Castellane-Majastre, (1733-1789), was a career naval officer joining the service at the age of sixteen, ranking as lieutenant from 1762 to 1775, promoted captain 1777. He participated in the American War of Independence commanding the Marsellais, 74, in de Grasse's fleet,... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126873
STRANGE, T. Bland. Gunner Jingo's Jubilee.
London : 1894Second edition, as stated on the half-title and by a short note at the end of the preface remarking, "in correcting this Second Edition, I have to thank my old comrade, Major-General F. T. Whinyates, R. A., for his kind correction of many slipshod mistakes, but much slang has been left for which he is not responsible"; first published the preceding... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140439