Search results for: 'personal memoirs'
GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs.
New York : 1885-6First edition. Written by Grant as he was dying of cancer, the work served as a death bed justification for the war against the Confederacy and for Grant's own conduct. The autobiography was published by Mark Twain, who marketed the book by using military veterans in uniform to raise subscriptions. It sold over 300,000 sets and has remained in print... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138823
GRANT, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs.
New York : 1885-6First edition. Written by Grant as he was dying of cancer, the work served as a death bed justification for the war against the Confederacy and for Grant's own conduct. The autobiography was published by Mark Twain, who marketed the book by using military veterans in uniform to raise subscriptions. It sold over 300,000 sets and has remained in print... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131912
COMBERMERE, Mary, & W. W. Knollys. Memoirs and Correspondence of Field-Marshal Viscount Combermere.
London : 1866First edition, presentation copy of the posthumously-edited memoirs of Stapleton Cotton, 1st Viscount Combermere, soldier and colonial administrator best-remembered for his actions in the Peninsular War and later as commander-in-chief of India, a post he held from 1825 to 1830. With an autograph letter signed from the author Mary, Viscountess Combermere... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 120303
WYLLY, Harold Carmichael. The Military Memoirs of Lieut.-General Sir Joseph Thackwell.
London : 1908First edition. Wylly was granted full access to Thackwell's personal papers for this attempt to rehabilitate his reputation after recent accounts had criticised his conduct in the Sikh campaigns; it remains the only biography. Thackwell (1781-1859) fought in the Peninsular with the 15th The King's Hussars, and at Waterloo, where "after several engagements... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 140550
(JERVIS, John, earl of St. Vincent.) TUCKER, Jedediah Stephens. Memoirs of Admiral The Right Hon. The Earl of St. Vincent.
London : 1844First edition, compiled from the papers of St. Vincent's personal secretary, Benjamin Tucker (1762-1829) by his son, Jedediah Tucker. John Jervis (1735-1823) ran away to join the navy at the age of 13, entering as an able seaman aboard the 50-gun Gloucester in January 1749. He swiftly rose through the ranks and was made admiral of the blue... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 122266
ROSENKRANTZ, Timme. Harlem Jazz Adventures. A European Baron's Memoir, 1934-1969.
Lanham, Maryland : 2012First Edition. This copy signed by the editor and translator on the title page, and additionally signed and inscribed by Rosenkrantz's niece, Bente "Topsy" Rosenkrantz Arendrup, who has written a touching and humorous epilogue to the book: "How lucky I am to have been close to my uncle Timme". Garner, a friend and compatriot of Timme Rosenkrantz, has... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 85653
DE CAULAINCOURT, Armand-Augustin-Louis. No Peace with Napoleon!
New York : 1936First edition, first printing. This book concludes the Memoirs of De Cauliaincourt, begun in With Napoleon in Russia (1933). De Cauliaincourt was a close personal aide to Napoleon I who is credited with influencing the Tsar Alexander I for provision to be made for the Emperor on the island of Elba after his forced abdication. Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 137696
DUNLOP, Robert Henry Wallace. Service and Adventure with the Khakee Ressalah;
London : 1858First edition of one of the most attractive Mutiny memoirs, with delightful plates of uniform, uncommon in the cloth. Dunlop's ressalah, a word derived from Arabic and Persian via Urdu and meaning a cavalry troop, was kitted out in khaki, a relatively early use (first adopted by the Indian Army's Corps of Guides in the 1840s). "The personal memoirs... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 125119
LESSING, Doris. The Summer Before The Dark.
London : 1973First edition, first impression, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Very much love & thanks Doris 8/5/73", with the Quentin Blake designed bookplate of publisher Tom Maschler to the front pastedown. Maschler joined Cape as editorial director, aged 26, in 1960. He soon became a leading literary force and was crucial in the... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 130794
BURTON, R. G. The Revolt in Central India 1857-59.
Simla : 1908First and sole edition, 1, 500 copies printed for official use only, this copy stamped "415" at head of the title page. "General Sir Archibald Hunter when inspecting the Jhansi Brigade in the winter of 1906-07, suggested that 'all officers should be made acquainted with the details of the operations within the Brigade area, especially those leading... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 140748
ROTTON, John Edward Wharton. The Chaplain's Narrative of the Siege of Delhi.
London : 1858First edition. "As one of two chaplains accompanying the Delhi Field Force besieging Delhi during the Indian Mutiny of 1857, the Reverend Rotton strove mightily to serve the religious needs of the army. The recollections follow Rotton's daily movement among the fourteen hospitals, the delivery of at least three sermons each Sunday, evening prayers with... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 124964
(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
(CHINDITS.) Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-1980s]Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
GIBBON, Edward. Miscellaneous Works.
London : 1814Second edition, enlarged and with a new preface by Sheffield. "On Gibbon's death his papers came into the possession of his friend and literary executor, Lord Sheffield, who set about preparing them for publication. The Miscellaneous Works were published in two quarto volumes in 1796, a third volume of supplementary material being published in 1815... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139385
(THATCHER, Margaret.) RIDLEY, Nicholas. Painting of Chequers.
May 1989A painting of Chequers, the prime minister's country retreat, executed by one of Margaret Thatcher's chief lieutenants, the staunch Thatcherite Nicholas Ridley, and presented to her by the cabinet to mark her tenth anniversary as prime minister. Thatcher adored Chequers, later writing in her memoirs that 'I do not think anyone has stayed long at Chequers... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 130239
EISENHOWER, Dwight D. The White House Years: Mandate for Change 1953-1956 [and] Waging Peace 1956-1961 [together with] At Ease: Stories I Tell My Friends.
New York : 1963, 1965, 1967First editions of Eisenhower's two volumes of presidential autobiography and his later volume of discursive memoirs. Nelson Doubleday Jr. (1933-2015) was the last president of Doubleday and Company (1978-86) before its sale to Bertelsmann AG in 1986; he was grandson of the founder, Frank Nelson Doubleday ("Effendi"). Doubleday were Eisenhower's publishers... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 116984
BEIDERBECKE, Bix.) BERTON, Ralph. Remembering Bix.
New York : 1974First edition. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "For my dear old friends Jerry & Claire may you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it! Ralph Berton." Berton knew Beiderbecke, and idolized him, as a child, and the book is very much a personal memoir of the era, as well as a personal view of the man and his music. And none the worse... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 48935
GILLETT, James B., Capt. Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875-1881.
New Haven : 1925First Yale University Press edition, which was revised and updated by Gillett and the editor, to include additional historical photos which did not appear in the 1921 privately-printed first. Gillett's memoir is widely considered to be one of the best personal accounts of the Texas Rangers ever written. Decidedly uncommon in the original dust jacket.... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 114050
STOKER, Bram. The Mystery of the Sea.
London : 1902First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper in the month of publication: "John Northcott from Bram Stoker, 17.7.02". An appealing provenance: John Northcott (d. 1905) was the highly regarded music and drama critic for The Daily Chronicle, described by a contemporary as "one of the most... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 125940
LAWRENCE, D. H. Women in Love.
New York : 1922First US trade edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "Witter Bynner D. H. Lawrence", the recipient being the American poet and translator Harold Witter Bynner (1881-1968), with his bookplate to the front pastedown and occasional marginalia in the text. An excellent association - introduced by Mabel Dodge Luhan,... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 138968
THORNTON, James Edward. Memories of Seven Campaigns.
Westminster : 1895First edition, the dedication copy, with a two-page note from the author to Col. Arthur Egerton, comptroller of the household of the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn, expressing the hope that the Duke will "be pleased to accept the volume now forwarded through you". Dr. Thornton ended his wide-ranging career as Deputy Surgeon-General of the Indian Medical... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 81512
(STEWART, Sir William.) Cumloden Papers.
Edinburgh : 1871First edition of this uncommon memoir of "auld grog Wullie", printed in an edition of just 50 copies. OCLC locates just six copies; only one copy appears in auction records in the last 30 years. The work contains a lengthy biographical preface; Stewart's own journal of the Baltic Expedition and the Battle of Copenhagen, where he "was himself on Nelson's... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 59836
SLIM, Field-Marshal Sir William. Defeat into Victory.
London : 1956First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from Slim, inscribed generously below his portrait frontispiece, "Slim F. M., With memories of darker days in Calcutta. Note: The bullet holes in the picture were made 24 hours before I got there !!"; Slim refers here to the hard fought battle for Monywa, a major river port on the east bank of the Chindwin... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 133892
TAVERNER, H. T. Charles Dickens: The Story of his Life.
London : 1870Fascinating copy of the first edition of the first posthumous biography of Dickens, signed on the title page and annotated throughout by Dickens's associate, the English journalist Edmund Ollier (1826-1886).
Ollier was a scion of a literary family of some consequence in the course of 19th-century English literature. His father Charles Ollier (1788-1859)... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136324
TOKLAS, Alice B. The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, of one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time. Weaving together traditional French recipes and entertaining anecdotes of Toklas's life with Gertrude Stein in Paris, The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book is considered the counterpart to Stein's Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (1933) which had catapulted Toklas to fame.
Harper,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 133986
LETTOW-VORBECK, [Paul Emil] von. My Reminiscences of East Africa.
London : Second English edition, two years after the first, which was published in the same year as the Leipzig German first. A "classic memoir by the commander of German forces in East Africa" (Edward G. Lengel, World War I Memories, 2004). A fascinating copy much enhanced by the addition of a quantity of related material, including an autograph letter and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 120521
DOSTOEVSKY, Fyodor. Zapiski iz mertvago doma (Notes from the House of the Dead).
St Petersburg : 1862First complete edition, very rare presentation copy to Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov (1817-1897), inscribed by the author in Russian at the head of the first half-title, "Aleksandr Petrovich Miliukov, from the author, in memory, with respect and sincere devotion".
A superb association for this novel. Miliukov and Dostoevsky's brother Mikhail were... Learn More£185,000.00
Stock Code: 125557