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PORTER, Jane. Thaddeus of Warsaw.
London : 1803First edition of Porter's first acknowledged novel, a significant work that "ranks with Mrs Radcliffe's Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne as a super-rarity among Gothic Romantic novels" (Sadleir 1972). The first edition is held by only one of the six legal deposit libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland (the National Library of Scotland); Copac adds... Learn More£19,750.00
Stock Code: 122901
PORTER, Whitworth, Major. Life in the Trenches before Sebastopol.
London : 1856First and only edition, uncommon just 13 copies on OCLC, only two - Harvard and Duke - in the US. Whitworth Porter (1827-1892), was a Second Captain in the Royal Engineers, following earlier service in Dominica, Ireland, and Malta, he embarked for the Crimea in February 1855."He served in the trenches at the siege of Sevastopol until June. He received... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 132572
PORTER, Josias Leslie. Five Years in Damascus:
London : 1855First edition of this engaging travelogue, presented here in the attractive original cloth bindings. Porter's opening lines certainly have a modern resonance, "In this age of locomotion the romance of travel has gone and a library of Researches, Narratives, and Memorials makes the wanderer familiar with every object of interest, and with all its associations,... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 141317
(VICTORIA, Queen.) MARTIN, Theodore. The Life of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.
London : 1875-80Presentation copies from Queen Victoria, inscribed on the front free endpaper of three volumes: vol. I, "To John Longden from Victoria RI Windsor Castle Dec. 24. 1877"; vol. IV, "To John Longden from VRI Victoria Regina et Imperatrix July 31. 1879"; vol. V, "To John Longden Esq from VRI June 1880". A most attractive association: the recipient, John... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 135698
MALLET DU PAN, Jacques. Memoirs and Correspondence of Mallet du Pan,
London : 1852First edition in English of this important work on the French Revolution, originally published in French the previous year. Jacques Mallet du Pan (1749-1800) was a Swiss-born journalist, who "had been a firm supporter of the French Revolution in its moderate phase. In fact, from 1789 to 1792 he directed the political writings of the great newspaper... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 133489
PORTER, Robert Ker. Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.
London : 1813Second edition, first published 1809. An artistic prodigy, admitted to the Academy at the age of fifteen, Porter made his reputation as a painter of spectacular battle scenes and panoramas. In 1804 he was invited to Russia to join the tsar's court as historical painter, being employed in decorating Admiralty Hall, St Petersburg with vast historical... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 62698
(MODEL, Lisette.) PORTER, Allan (ed.) Camera:
Lucerne : [December, 1977]Only printing, magazine format. Signed by Model on the first leaf. The December 1977 issue of Camera, the Swiss photography magazine, focused completely on the work of the Austrian-born American photographer Lisette Model (1901-1983). The photographs are accompanied by an introduction by Allan Porter, editor of Camera from 1966, a statement by Berenice... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 96353
CONDORCET, Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, marquis de. Vie de M. Turgot.
London [i.e France] : 1786One of four editions of Condorcet's life of Turgot which were printed in 1786, this being Gertis's edition C, and therefore the third edition. All four editions have London imprints but the latter three were printed in France. Condorcet was a strong supporter of Turgot, who had attempted to implement physiocratic ideas as the French finance minister... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 124115
PLUMARD DE DANGEUL, Louis-Joseph. Remarques les avantages et les desavantages de la France et de la Gr. Bretagne, par rapport au commerce, et aux autres Sources de la Puissance des Etats.
Leyden : 1754Second edition, published the same year as the first, of this popular work comparing the British and French political economies, this copy from the library of André Morellet, a collection which was largely acquired as reading material during the preparation of his Encyclopédie.
Although it claimed to be a translation, Plumard de Dangeul published... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 120792
GORDON, Charles George. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.
Labore : 1876An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour, and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel.
Louis Arthur Lucas (1851-1876) was the only surviving son of Philip Lucas,... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 125725
[BLEWITT, George.] An Enquiry Whether A general Practice of Virtue tends to the Wealth or Poverty, Benefit or Disadvantage of a People?
London : 1725First edition of this counterblast to Bernard Mandeville. Blewitt's treatise is firstly against the Fable of the Bees, in which Mandeville argued private greed and vice benefit the public as a whole. The Fable was first published in book-form in 1714 but had a resurgence in the mid-1720s with enlarged second, third, and fourth editions published in... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 134421
BORY DE ST VINCENT, Jean Baptiste. Essais sur Les Isles Fortunées et L'Antique Atlantide,
Paris : First edition, an unusually fresh complete copy in handsome contemporary tree calf, of this survey of the Atlantic Islands by French naturalist Jean Baptiste Bory de Saint-Vincent (1778-1846). The "Isles Fortunees", the Blessed Isles, of the Atlantic, now understood to be the Canary Islands, were thought in classical antiquity to have been the abode... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 112168
TOD, James. Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India.
Calcutta : 1877-9First Calcutta edition of "the first systematic introduction of the Rajputs to the European world" (Freitag, Serving Empire, Serving Nation, p. 25). This copy designated the second on the title page. It is, in fact, second Indian edition based on the text of the 1829-32 Smith, Elder & Co. first. The plates were adapted from those in the London edition... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 129011
(HOLLIS, Thomas.) BLACKBURNE, Francis. Memoirs of Thomas Hollis, Esq., F.R. and A.S.S. [&] Appendix to the Memoirs …
London : 1780First edition, large paper copy, a handsome copy of this biographical memoir of the notable 18th-century "political propagandist" (ODNB). Hollis (1720-1774) "believed citizenship should be active: individuals had an important role to play in public life. He partly fulfilled this responsibility by charitable work as a governor of Guy's and St Thomas's... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 117415
BERNSTEIN, Leonard. Typed letter signed to Renee Longy Miquelle.
New York : 1945 [1959, 1966]First editions, first printings. Each book bearing the composer's signed presentation inscription, "To Renee who taught me much about the Joy of teaching Love Lenny", "For Renee with love & every good warm wish for '67 - Lenny B". The recipient was Bernstein's former teacher at the Curtis Institute where Longy taught ear training. Bernstein studied... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 50137
CROFTS, Freeman Wills. The End of Andrew Harrison.
London : 1938First edition, first impression. An Inspector French mystery, published in the US as The Futile Alibi later the same year. Scarce in the dust jacket. The bequest plate, dated August 1938, identifies the donor as Mrs Cole Porter and the institution as the public library at Dark Harbor, Maine, though neither the composer nor his wife Linda Lee Thomas... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 107919
EDELMAN, Gerald M. The Remembered Present.
New York : 1989First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Sydney Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For Sydney with admiration and warm regards Gerry". Edelman (1929-2014) won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1972 for his work on the immune system with Rodney Robert Porter. Brenner (1927-2019), one of the leading biologists... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140631
EDELMAN, Gerald M. Neural Darwinism.
New York : 1987First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Sydney Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For Sydney with my kindest regards Gerry". Edelman (1929-2014) won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1972 for his work on the immune system with Rodney Robert Porter. Brenner (1927-2019), one of the leading biologists... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140629
READE, Charles. Hard Cash.
London : 1853First edition of this highly successful and immensely scurrilous best-seller exposing the abuses of the "trade in lunacy", the hero, Alfred Hardie, being improperly confined in a series of private mad-houses. In the fairly transparent guise of Dr. Wycherley, Reade savagely burlesques Dr. John Conolly, whose conduct had been exposed in several court... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 39735
MILLER, Henry. The Angel is my Watermark.
Fullerton, CA : 1944Signed limited edition, number 8 of a small number of copies signed by Henry Miller and enclosing one of Miller's original watercolours. The number of copies is estimated by Porter as 15, by Riley as 15 or 16, and at any rate a very small number, each unique with a different water colour. Alongside the original watercolour, the publication contains... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 136512
GERSHWIN, George. Warm one-page typed letter signed to noted publisher and editor Donald S. Friede.
New York : 1927Appealing, highly characteristic letter evoking Gershwin's easy-going sociability. Writing to Friede - at the time vice-president at Boni & Liveright, later cofounder of Covici-Friede, publishers of Radclyffe Hall, Wyndham Lewes, Nathaniel West and Steinbeck, later still husband of M.F.K. Fisher - Gershwin regrets that due to an absence from New York,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 130229
LYTTON, Sir Henry A. The Secrets of a Savoyard.
London : [c.1927]First published by Jarrolds in 1922. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Yours very sincerely Henry Lytton, In friendship's name (Iolanthe)". The jacket spine states that this is a "new, revised and enlarged edition": "a later (undated) edition of the book the present edition contained an alternate set of photographic... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 114985
(RUSSIA: ST PETERSBURG.) MORNAY (illus.) A Picture of St. Petersburgh,
London : 1815First edition, "one of the most beautiful plate books of St. Petersburg" (Bobins Collection). Published at six guineas coloured, this is a superb record of the city of Peter the Great - captured in the wake of the Napoleonic wars - and divided into two sections; the first 12 plates represent the months of the year through characteristic views of the... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 120459
IRANIAN, Mihran, & others. Photograph album documenting a cruise to North Africa, the Middle East and the Mediterranean on RMS Celtic.
New York : 1902Engrossing, wide-ranging and thoughtfully compiled Gilded Age photograph album assembled by a member of a tour party sailing from New York on a Mediterranean cruise aboard the White Star liner RMS Celtic. Perhaps most importantly it includes a handful of superb depictions of Istanbul by the celebrated Armenian photographer Mihran Iranian, whose work... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 131724
JUNG, Carl G. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.
Leipzig : 1902First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the front board, "Herrn Dr. Hoch mit den besten Grüssen, der Verfasser." This is the true first edition of Jung's doctoral dissertation, published in advance of the book version issued later the same year.
A superb association: the recipient Dr August Hoch (1868-1919)... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 128837
[JAMES,] Edward. Twenty Sonnets to Mary.
[London] : First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his sister on the first blank, "To Silvia, with love and affection, from Edward - May 1931". Edward James (1907-1984) was an aristocratic arts patron and amateur poet. He was a passionate supporter of surrealism and sponsored Salvador Dalí for the whole of 1938. The James Press was primarily... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130533
MARX, Karl. Herr Vogt.
London : 1860First edition of the work which Marx took the best part of a year away from the writing of Capital to complete, bound first in a volume of two works, the other being the second edition of Marx's Der achtzehnte Brumaire des Louis Bonaparte (Hamburg: Otto Meissner, 1869).
Herr Vogt is an answer to the slanders against himself,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 126478
DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex.
New York : 1871First US edition, later issue without errata. First published in the UK earlier that year, it was in this work that the word "evolution" appears for the first time, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species the following year. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the thorny question of human evolution,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 117907
SAVAGE-LANDOR, A. Henry. Across Unknown South America.
London : 1913First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the first blank of volume I; "To Sir George Lewis, Bart. with sincere regards of Henry Savage-Landor, London Oct. 3 1918." An account of Savage-Landor's hair-raising exploits in South America, from Rio de Janeiro: "he trekked inland into the Northern Mato Grosso in the company of an unruly... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 79167
VAN VECHTEN, Carl. Nigger Heaven.
London : 1926First UK edition, first impression, originally published in the US in the same year. Van Vechten's novel of the Harlem Renaissance has faced criticism for its title, but the author was in fact a supporter of African American equality and a friend of many Harlem Renaissance intellectuals. The text itself explores the issue of racism through the story... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 81140
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir by…
1832First edition. The third son of Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Douglas, Douglas was originally intended for the Navy, but after his father's death, his guardians, without consultation, obtained a place for him at the Royal Military Academy. He was subsequently superintendent of the senior department at Sandhurst, and served with distinction as assistant quartermaster-general... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 60040
(DARWIN, Charles.) Collection of 12 original cabinet card portraits of figures associated with Charles Darwin:
c.1890Striking and handsomely presented photographic polyptych of major British figures of the late 19th century, a number having a strong association with Charles Darwin or his "bulldog" T. H. Huxley, including Frederick Temple, archbishop of Canterbury, Sir John Lubbock, and Huxley himself.
1) Queen Victoria (1819-1901): this fine portrait... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 126612
GUMBLE, Thomas. The Life of General Monck, Duke of Albermarle, &c. with Remarks upon his Actions.
London : 1671First edition. Thomas Gumble (1626-1676), who had served as his subject's private chaplain, here offers a unique insight into the life of one of the great military figures of the age: George Monck had fought as the Commonwealth's commander but with the Restoration became Captain-General and the king's admiral. "Though his only literary work, this biography... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 139834
MOSELEY, Sydney A. Haunts of the Gay East.
London : 1921First and sole edition, scarce, of this lively book on the dissipated underworld of the early 20th-century Middle East. Moseley spent several years as a journalist in Cairo in the 1910s and he drew on his experiences there to compose this collection of stories about the night life of the East, infused with a fascination for picturesque vice and debauchery.... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140897
CHANLER, William Astor. Through Jungle and Desert.
London : 1896First edition of this "well-written work of discovery, adventure and big game hunting" (Czech). Chanler (1867-1934), a wealthy young American, visited German East Africa in 1889 and explored the area around Kilimanjaro. In 1892 he and a friend, Arthur Donaldson Smith, decided to explore the region north of the Tana River in what is now Kenya, engaging... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 119309
SEGOVIA, Johannes de. Tractatus super materia contractuum de censibus annis et perpetuis;
[Cologne : c.1472]First edition of one of the earliest printed works devoted to finance, one of the first to carry printed signatures, and the author's first printed text. Written during the Council of Basel, this treatise presents Segovia's contribution to the debate surrounding the theory and practice of census in medieval theology and economics. In it he sets forth... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 121113
(BRONTË, Charlotte.) GASKELL, Elizabeth. The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
London : 1857First edition of Elizabeth Gaskell's pioneering, landmark biography of her close friend, "creating a new, feminine form which linked emotional and domestic life and suffering to creativity" (ODNB). The biography was hugely controversial at the time, and remains so today, for different reasons. Gaskell was asked to write it by Patrick Brontë in June... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138990
CANFIELD, Flavia Camp. Around the World at Eighty.
Rutland, VT. : 1925First edition of this collection of letters recounting the author's voyage around the world on the Cunarder RMS Berengaria - built for HAPAG and launched in 1912 as SS Imperator, briefly commissioned post-WWI as USS Imperator, before being handed over to Cunard as war reparations. The party made landfall in Cuba, Panama, southern California, Hawaii,... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 135804
[HILLIARD D'AUBERTEUIL, Michel-René.] Des mœurs, de la puissance, du courage et des loix, considérés relativement à l'education d'un prince.
Brussels : 1784First edition of this interesting work, styling itself in the venerable mirror-for-princes genre. The author Hilliard (17511789) went to Saint-Domingue aged only 14 and found work as a legal clerk. He became known in colonial circles for his fiery temperament, often finding himself in trouble because of his provocative rhetoric and radical critiques... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 130592
PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
St Petersburg : 1868First and only edition, decidedly uncommon, an online search of institutional libraries showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. A keenly observed and highly desirable insider's account of the early days of Russian Turkestan, with a focus on Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117849
DOUGLAS, Sir Howard. Naval Evolutions; A Memoir
London : 1832First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "To my Dearly beloved Daughter Mary Gartshore, Green Street, Sept. 28 1844, Howard Douglas"; Mary (d. 1851) married John Murray-Gartshore of Ravelston in 1836 (Gartshore served on the committee of the Naval and Military Bible Society); Howard's address was 15 Green... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 130442
ENGELS, Friedrich. The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844.
New York : First edition in English of Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England (1845), Engels's masterful survey of Worker's conditions. "In 1842, Engels left for England to work in his father's Manchester firm his father was a textile manufacturer in Westphalia. Already converted by Moses Hess to a belief in 'communism' and the imminence of an English social... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 132006
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
(BLAKE, William.) GAY, John. Fables.
London : 1793First edition thus, with 12 plates engraved by William Blake; these are sometimes stated to have been designed as well as engraved by Blake, but the illustrations are based largely on designs from earlier editions, particularly those of John Wootton and William Kent for the first edition of 1727. Keynes notes that the first Blake plate, "The Shepherd... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 140405
HUTCHISON, Graham Seton. Gordon and The Gordon Boys:
Woking : 1944First and limited edition, number 2 of 100 copies signed by the author and specially bound; inevitably extremely uncommon and represented but thinly among institutional libraries; with an additional presentation inscription on the front free endpaper from the author to his son, "James Graham Pinney Hutchison from Dad, Christmas 1944"; the recipient... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141743
MARX, Karl, & Friedrich Engels. Die heilige Familie, oder Kritik der kritischen Kritik.
Frankfurt : 1845Rare first edition of Marx's first published book, written when he was only 26. It is also the first book written in collaboration with Engels. In 1844, the first year of their friendship, Marx and Engels decided to write a critique of their former associates of the Young Hegelian school, whose views were still very popular in academic circles. Taking... Learn More£42,500.00
Stock Code: 129813
DARWIN, Charles. The Descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex.
New York : 1871First US edition, later issue without errata. First published in the UK earlier that year, it was in this work that the word "evolution" appears for the first time, preceding its appearance in the sixth edition of The Origin of Species in 1872. Darwin had hoped that one of his supporters might tackle the thorny question of human evolution, but was forced... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130312
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
ORWELL, George. Original autograph lecture notes for "Culture and Democracy", together with related correspondence between himself, the Fabian Society, and Routledge, the publishers.
1941-42A remarkable survival, the original manuscript notes for Orwell's lecture on "Culture and Democracy", the lecture which was published, much to Orwell's disgust, with unauthorized alterations in the volume Victory or Vested Interest (1942). Orwell's lectures were not usually recordedBernard Crick describes the published version as "the only record of... Learn More£75,000.00
Stock Code: 120664
[MACDONALD, Andrew.] L'Indépendant, nouvelle anglaise imitée par M. Soulès.
A Geneve, : 1788First edition of each work. The Independent (1784) was an English-language novel in two volumes by the ill-fated Scottish poet and playwright Andrew Macdonald (1757-1790). It is here "imitated" by the French historian and translator François Soulés (1748-1809), author of the two-volume Histoire des troubles de l'Amérique anglaise (London, 1785),... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 111406
BURCKHARDT, John Lewis. Travels in Nubia;
London : 1822Second edition, first published in 1819. Burckhardt's travels were made under the aegis of the Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior Parts of Africa. He arrived in London in 1806, and after failing to obtain a diplomatic posting he approached Sir Joseph Banks, one of the chief supporters of the Association, with a letter of introduction... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 80371
IRVING, John. The World According to Garp. A Novel.
New York : 1978First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the half-title; with the proof copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Dear Linda Stevens, have a nice life - John Irving." Linda Stevens served as an assistant books and cartoon editor of Cosmopolitan, Acquisitions Editor at Berkley/Putnam Books, and was for many years a world-travelling... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 101860
(WILSON, Harold.) EDELMAN, Maurice. The Minister.
London : 1961First edition, first impression, presentation copy to future prime minister Harold Wilson, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Harold - this Westminster Masque - with warm good wishes Maurice Edelman October 27 '61". A nice association - Maurice Edelman (1911-1975) was a Welsh Labour MP, representing Coventry constituencies in the... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 138184
SHEIL, Mary Leonora, Lady. Glimpses of Life and Manners in Persia.
London : 1856First and only contemporary edition of the "first travel book on Persia by a woman" (Nash, Travellers to the Middle East from Burckhardt to Thesiger, p. 114), with additional strategic comment from her husband. Mary Anne Leonora Woulfe (1825-69) married Capt. Justin Sheil (18031871), an Indian Army officer in 1847. Her husband had had a distinguished... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 139756
HAGGARD, H. Rider. Cetywayo and his White Neighbours;
1882First edition, one of just 750 copies. On his return to Britain following the outbreak of the First Anglo-Boer War, Haggard had been unable to find a publisher willing to take on his "denunciation of Britain's South African policies." (ODNB) Eventually he paid Trübner 50 to put out this small run, but in confirmation of the publishing world's reticence,... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 51161
GLINKA, Grigoriy Vyacheslavovich. Aziatskaya Rossiya Atlas.
St Petersburg : 1914First edition of this atlas considered "one of the finest achievements of pre-revolutionary Russian cartography" (National Library of Russia, Cartography Department on-line catalogue). Covering present day Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Siberia, it was designed to accompany Glinka's three-volume work of the same title,... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 114845
RICHARDSON, James. Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846.
London : 1848First edition of this account of James Richardson's (1806-1851) first expedition to Africa. Richardson was an English explorer and ardent anti-slavery campaigner; he considered the slave trade to be "the most gigantic system of wickedness that world has ever seen" (Wright, Libya, Chad and the Central Sahara, p. 68). In 1845, Richardson joined a Sahara-bound... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 91137
MOSELEY, Sydney A. Haunts of the Gay East.
London : 1921First edition. Scarce with only 8 locations on OCLC. This is a lively book on the dissipated underworld of the early 20th century Middle East. Moseley spent several years as a journalist in Cairo in the 1910s and he drew on his experiences there to compose this collection of stories about the night life of the East, infused with a fascination for picturesque... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 127785
DICKENS, Charles. Pictures from Italy.
London : 1846First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the half-title, "Thomas Beard Esquire, From his old friend Charles Dickens, Devonshire Terrace, Nineteenth May 1846". The inscription is dated the day after publication. Thomas Beard (1807-1891) was almost the oldest of Dickens's friends, and their friendship was uninterrupted... Learn More£85,000.00
Stock Code: 130416
[SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris.] The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding. Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey, being an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048