Search results for: 'sketches of the history man'
SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich. Five large original photographs of excavations at Troy (3), Mycenae (1) and Samothrace (1) - from the private collection of Heinrich Schliemann, with his holograph annotations.
Troy, Mycenae, Samothrace (present day western Turkey and Greece) : c.1879Fascinating, unpublished and extremely scarce archive of four original photographs from Schliemann's pioneering excavations at Troy and Mycenae, and another of Samothrace, where work was conducted by Schliemann's compatriot Alexander Conze (1831-1914). The three views taken at Troy (1871-73) show the massive outer walls of King Priam's city on the left... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 121338
GOTHEIN, Marie Louise. A History of Garden Art.
London : 1928First edition in English, originally published in German in 1913. With a superb provenance: from the library of the artist Walter Beck (1864-1954), with his delightful "Singing Trees" bookplates (designed by him and wood-engraved by T. Cole) and captioned "Innisfree" after his celebrated gardens at Millbrook, New York; both volumes - but particularly... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 114828
BORROWMAN, Charles Gordon, Captain. Wazirforce 1919-1920. Fifty Five Sketches.
[Dera Ismail Khan : c.1920First and only edition, extremely uncommon Copac records copies at Oxford and IWM only, no copies on OCLC. Cartoons of officers involved in the Waziristan Campaign of 1919-20 by a participant, each identified, some with an additional humorous caption. The work of Capt. Borrowman of the 4th Gurkha Rifles, self-portrait here with drawing board, who is... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 108973
MATTHEWS, J.W. Incwadi Yami., or Twenty Years' Personal Experience in South Africa.
New York : 1887First US edition, perhaps with precedence over the UK edition of the same year. Matthews left Britain in 1864 as surgeon on the Tugela, an emigrant ship. On arrival he managed to obtain the post of District Surgeon of Victoria County, Natal. In 1871 he proceeded to the diamond fields, having already sent up an advance party under the geologist G.J.... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 68185
ROOSEVELT, Franklin D. Naval Sketches of the War in California.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, one of 1,000 copies. Presentation copy, inscribed by Roosevelt on title page, "Franklin D. Roosevelt, for Robert M. Morgenthau". Morgenthau (b.1919) is the son of Roosevelt's friend and Secretary of the Treasury during Roosevelt's presidency, Henry Morgenthau, Jr (1891-1967). At the time of presentation Robert Morgenthau,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 119149
SIBORNE, William. History Of the War In France And Belgium, in 1815.
London : 1844The History is the second edition, same year as the first - which "sold off in a very few days" - with minor corrections, and there was only one issue of the extraordinary, and highly sought-after, Plans and Maps, offering the best possible contour view of the field, outside of Siborne's model itself. The Letters are a first edition. Siborne's published... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 79337
GRIFFITHS, Arthur. Secrets of the Prison-House or Gaol Studies and Sketches.
London : 1894First edition, first impression. "Griffiths's historical importance is twofold. Firstly, he was a significant, if second-rank, prison administrator, and an efficient and trusted subordinate of Du Cane (Edmund Du Cane, chairman of the directors of convict prisons), to whom he always remained loyal He was also a regular witness at major inquiries into... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 89341
(WWII - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE.) "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
1943A remarkable survival: a half-yearly run of pioneering weekly propaganda intelligence reports produced by the German and Austrian Region - Intelligence Section of the Political Warfare Executive. These reports were to provide the basis for a new approach to intelligence work for the British which would be carried forward after the end of WWII. Documentary... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 135819
DAVENPORT, Richard A. Sketches of Imposture, Deception, and Credulity.
London : 1837First edition of a scarce work on the history of frauds, delusions and deceptions, issued as volume 63 of the Family Library. Davenport's work predates Mackay's more famous Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions by some four years, and may well have been Mackay's inspiration. "The author of 'Sketches of Imposture, Deception, and Credulity,' aspires... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126679
BRUCE, James. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,
Edinburgh : 1790First edition of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB), untrimmed and rare thus. James Bruce of Kinnaird (1730-1794) was only the second European to visit the isolated mountain kingdom of Abyssinia since the 1630s, and his fame on his return rivalled that of Captain Cook and Joseph Banks, recently returned from the Pacific,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 107966
FORBES, Edwin. Life Studies of the Great Army.
New York : 1876First edition of one of the finest graphic representations of the American Civil War; this copy from the library of a Union army veteran: bookplate of William Bush Blackwell (1837-1922), who served as a first lieutenant and quarter master with the 26th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (the "2nd Oneida Regiment") and was later a member of the Military... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 114470
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
MALCOLM, John, Sir. Sketch of the Sikhs;
London : 1812First edition of this scarce account of Sikhism, the cornerstone of later publications on the topic, annotated over four pages by a British Officer who interacted with the Sikhs during his service. This "preliminary effort" (Khurana, p. 22) on the subject sheds some light on the history of the Sikhs, their countries and government, and their religion.... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 135209
(INDIA; NORTH-WEST FRONTIER.) Stanford's Sketch Map of the North-Western Frontier of India, 1897.
London : 1897Notably uncommon and attractive map, Library Hub citing just two copies, at the British Library and National Library of Wales; WorldCat adding a further five worldwide: Minnesota, Middlebury College, Basel, Toronto, Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
From the library of the groundbreaking colour photographer Sarah Angeline "Angie" Acland (1849-1930),... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 140321
ELLIOTT, Henry Wood, & Andrew F. Gallagher. Report of the Special Agents of the House Committee of Expenditures in the Department of Commerce, upon the Condition of the Fur-Seal Herd of Alaska and the Conduct of the Public Business on the Pribilof Islands…
Washington : 1913First and only edition. Seemingly the author's copy, with added documentation and his own original illustrated wrappers, subsequently inscribed on the title page, "For Judge Cooper with the warm personal regards of the author, Henry W. Elliott, Oct. 25, 1913." Laid in is a memorandum in Elliott's hand, on Department of Commerce stationery, denouncing... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 131367
MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
London : 1857First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong... Learn More£2,875.00
Stock Code: 71516
MACPHERSON, Duncan. Antiquities of Kertch and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
London : 1857First and only edition, uncommon. "An example of the degree of technical virtuosity reached by this time in lithography, giving plates brilliant in effect, the equivalent of modern four-colour process work from photographs. It is very difficult to tell whether, or to what extent, the plates are touched by hand The inks are excellent, with some strong... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 109135
LAUREL, Stan (Arthur Stanley Jefferson.) A collection of original Laurel and Hardy scenarios and scripts from the files of the Hal Roach studio.
[Los Angeles] : 1927-35A superb collection of original script material from the golden age of the most successful comic partnership in film history. In 1926, under contract to Hal Roach Studios for the third time, the English-born comedian Stan Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson) reworked an old sketch of his father's into a two-reel comedy, Home from the Honeymoon, featuring... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 65988
(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
LAWRENCE, Henry Montgomery. Some Passages in the Life of an Adventurer in the Punjab.
Delhi : 1842First edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies - BL and Oxford - on Copac, OCLC adds five more - NYPL, Yale, Harvard, universities of Minnesota and Missouri. One of the earliest commercial productions of this press, all Delhi imprints before 1850 are uncommon. Excellent copy of Lawrence's "fictionalised memoirs of Colonel Bellasis who joined the... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 107518
KEATE, George. An Account of the Pelew Islands.
London : 1788First edition of Keate's "remarkable" shipwreck narrative (NMM), in a handsome provincial binding. "In 1783, the Antelope, commanded by Captain Henry Wilson, was wrecked on a reef near one of the Palau (Pelew) Islands, a previously unexplored group. The entire crew managed to get safely ashore, where they were well treated by the natives and eventually... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 118289
(WILSON, Henry.) KEATE, George. An Account of the Pelew Islands,
London : 1789Third edition, published a year after the first; Keate adds a note to the introduction, commenting on the public's favourable reaction and that the book's main attraction is its portrait of Lee Boo, "which unequivocally proves, that a picture of Human Nature, distinguished only by virtuous simplicity, hath been able, in an age of the most polished refinement,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 130923
VAN GOGH, Vincent. The Complete Letters.
Greenwich, Connecticut : 1959Second and expanded English edition, first printing. The first edition of Van Gogh's letters was published in 1914-15: two volumes of his Dutch letters and one of the French. Since then, there has been one more edition in Dutch and French, two in German, and one in English. The present edition of Collected Letters, first published in English... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 136738
(BALLETS RUSSES.) Collection of eight souvenir programmes.
Paris & New York : 1911-1939Attractive and highly desirable collection of uncommon and superbly produced souvenir programmes and commemorative publications offering an excellent panorama of the two decades of the Ballets Russes.
Souvenir programme: Théâtre Sarah-Bernhardt Mai-Juin 1911. Grande Saison Russe: Opéras et Ballets. Organisée par "L'Association pour la Propagation... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 118426
LANGER, Susanne K. Philosophical Sketches.
Baltimore : 1962First edition, first printing, of one of Langer's most important books, which offers preliminary indications of the pivotal concepts of her great Mind trilogy, published in 1967, 1972 and 1982 respectively.
One of the most insightful and popular thinkers of the 20th century, the American philosopher and educator Susanne K. Langer (1895-1985) is also... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 135256
HOLIDAY, Billie. Poster of Billie inscribed by Milt Hinton.
Philadelphia : 1981Emotive poster of the legendary singer, inscribed lower right by the celebrated bassist and photographer, Milt Hinton, "To Jeann Failows, thanks for your loyal support of jazz, as ever your Pal, Milt "Judge" Hinton, '82", and adding a sketch of a double bass. Hinton's New York Times obituary noted, "He earned his nickname, the Judge, because he would... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 133980
GRANT, Anne. Memoirs of an American Lady:
London : 1808First edition, an appealing copy in the original boards with an excellent association, of the author's best-known work, "a fascinating document in cultural history" (Orlando), comprising a childhood autobiography and a biography of the titular "American Lady", Catalina Schuyler, a Dutch-American woman who had a great influence on Grant's education and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 137443
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81263
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam"(Hill). A description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. "The voyage visited Madeira, the Canary Islands, and Rio de Janeiro; a description of that city and of Brazil in general is given. Touching at Tristan da Cunha, the ship rounded the Cape and eventually reached... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 80780
FAIRFAX-ROSS, Thomas. Well-compiled, and handsomely presented personal photograph and ephemera album covering service in World War I, at the Supreme War Council, Versailles, and at Chanak, 1922.
1908-24Fine narrative album recording the career, from school days to marriage, of Thomas Fairfax-Ross (1896-1960), with particular attention paid to his military career which took him from the Western Front to Chanak, via Versailles. The album opens, perhaps rather portentously, with a card embossed with the Royal arms, mounted recto on the front free endpaper... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 132252
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Great Contemporaries.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. This series of essays on "Great men of our age" includes reflections on T. E. Lawrence, Trotsky and Hitler - "We cannot tell whether Hitler will be the man who will once again let loose upon the world another war in which civilization will irretrievably succumb, or whether he will go down in history as the man who restored... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140223
WAIN, Louis. [Kaleidoscope cat.]
c.1930sA rare, superbly coloured "kaleidoscope" cat by the beloved "asylum artist" Louis Wain, presumed to have been created during his later years at Napsbury Asylum when his fluctuating psychological state was profoundly transforming his art. In this case, the image retains the realistic form of a mischievous cat but with the psychotic gleam and unnaturally... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 125094
WHITE, Eric Walter. Stravinsky's Sacrifice to Apollo.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. Published May 1930 in an edition of 1,000 copies. "Musicologist, composer, translator, editor, poet, writer, and arts administrator Eric Walter White was born in Bristol, England, on September 10, 1905... An expert on English opera, White wrote The Rise of English Opera (1951) and The History of English Opera (1983).... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 45536