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HEANEY, Seamus, & others. Field Day Pamphlets.
Derry : 1983-8First editions, first impressions, of the full set of Field Day pamphlets, each signed by their respective authors, published by the theatre company credited with developing Irish Studies and stimulating Irish literary and political culture during the 1980s and 1990s. The authors are Tom Paulin, Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane (who contributed two pamphlets),... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116991
(AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND.) Manuscript travel diary of a journey to Australia, New Zealand and the South Sea Islands undertaken in 1897.
In transit : 1897An engaging and detailed daily diary kept by an Englishman travelling to Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of Polynesia, which includes chronicles of cricket, earthquakes, and shooting sports. The volume opens at sea on 1 January 1897, with our unnamed diarist taking part in a deck quoit competition. The phrase "read, smoked and slept" sums up... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 123347
(SEUSS, Dr.) JONES, Chuck. An original production cel from the MGM animation Dr Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
1966Originally broadcast by CBS on 18 December 1966, How the Grinch Stole Christmas became a perennial feature of US festive season television - the position occupied by Raymond Briggs's The Snowman for British audiences. Superbly voiced by Boris Karloff and with ear-catching music by Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany, it was Chuck Jones's inspired direction... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 112736
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
DICKENS, Charles; Robert Browning; and others. Collection of autograph material, including 4 autograph letters signed by Charles Dickens, 4 by Robert Browning, and a quantity of other autograph material.
Various places : 1860s-1910sThe Dickens and Browning letters are addressed to Emma Pender (18171891), second wife of Sir John Pender, Scottish textile merchant in Manchester, submarine communications cable pioneer, and politician.
The Dickens letters are:
a) with envelope, stamp clipped, to Mrs Pender, 9 Park St, Westminster, SW; 5 May 1863, declining an invitation to dine,... Learn More£7,000.00
Stock Code: 137842
TARLETON, Priscilla Susan Bertie. Manuscript volume of poetry with numerous pen, ink, and pencil vignettes.
London : 1796-1821A superbly presented and deeply personal manuscript volume of largely unpublished poetry and drawings by Priscilla Susan Bertie Tarleton (1778-1864), wife of the notorious army officer and rakehell Sir Banastre Tarleton. The manuscript was produced between the years 1796, when the author was only 18 years old, and 1821, when she was 43. It contains... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 94720
(CHINA.) BERRY, Charles Edmond, Yeoman 2nd Class, US Navy. [Photograph album, titled on front cover:] In Memory of My China Cruise.
Chefoo (Yantai), Shanghai, Singapore : 1934-7A highly evocative album containing over 300 photographs, both personal and from commercial studios, recording the active service of the USS Parrott (DD-218) on the China Station with the Asiatic Fleet - part of Destroyer Division 58 - including the Asiatic neutrality patrol in 1935 and 1936, offering a wealth of images of China, Japan, the Philippines,... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 115861
MEIBOM, Marcus. De Fabrica triremium liber.
Amsterdam : 1671First and only edition of this uncommon treatise on ancient shipbuilding, drawn from classical and Biblical sources, illustrated with a beautiful, etched frontispiece by de Hooghe. Born in Tönningen, Schleswig-Holstein, around 1630, Meibom was a Danish philologist and polymath scholar probably best known for his work on music in antiquity. His Antiquae... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 67473
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
[JUSTEL, Henri, ed.] Recueil de divers voyages faits en Afrique et en l'Amerique,
Paris : 1674First edition of this important collection of voyages, assembled by the Huguenot Henri Justel, a "promoter, through hospitality and correspondence, in circles in Paris and London, of the optimistic spirit of enquiry which would be a feature of the European Enlightenment" (ODNB); this is a most attractive copy with a fine provenance. Included here is... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 125351
PUGIN, Augustus Welby Northmore. Autograph letter, with original captioned ink sketch, to Henry Ridgard Bagshawe.
Ramsgate, Kent : 1841A wittily satirical sketch by Pugin, the Roman Catholic architect, sent to his friend Henry Ridgard Bagshawe (1799-1870), a prominent Catholic lawyer. Bagshawe sat on the committee of the Lincoln's Inn Fields district New Church Erection Fund. That area already had the Sardinian Chapel, well-known as the oldest Roman Catholic chapel in London and restored... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 46369
(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
(KELMSCOTT PRESS.) MORRIS, William, trans. The Tale of the Emperor Coustans and of Over Sea.
Hammersmith : 1894First edition of Morris's translation of these French romance tales, one of 525 copies on paper. Morris's translations from these 13th-century French romances were subsequently collected as the first two of the four Old French Romances. Done into English by William Morris (1896).
This copy has four brass strips neatly bent around the fore-corners... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139268
CAMOENS, Luis de. The Lusiad,
London : 1655First edition in English of Os Lusíadas (1572), the epic poem describing Portugal's rise from obscurity to greatness. Camoens based his Virgilian epic around Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route from Europe to India via the Cape of Good Hope in 1497-98, coloured by his own experiences during the 14 years he spent in the East (1553-67), including... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 136059
(CHINA.) Photograph album of service in China with the US 15th Infantry Regiment, 1929-32.
China : 1929-32Wonderfully engaging, wide-ranging and extensively-captioned visual record of China as seen through the eyes of a soldier in the US 15th Infantry Regiment ("The Old China Hands"), based in Tientsin (Tianjin) between 1929 and 1932, a period of bloody turbulence in China.
This enthralling album encompasses many aspects of China, from the well-documented... Learn More£9,250.00
Stock Code: 120117
KONEN, Valentina. Puti amerikanskoi muziki [The ways of American music].
Moscow : 1961First edition, first impression, print-run of 5000. Detailed overview of American jazz. Soviet musicologist Valentina Konen (1909-1991) was one of the leading authorities on jazz culture in USSR. Born in Baku she left Russia after the October Revolution and spent 10 years in USA, studying at Juilliard (1924-9) specialising in piano. During her time... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 135739
(KENNEDY, John F.) The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts.
c.1945-63The David Powers collection of John F. Kennedy's speeches and manuscripts spans the statesman's political career up to the presidency, from his first primary race in the 11th District in 1946 to the eve of nomination as president in the summer of 1960, encompassing three Congressional campaigns, two runs for the Senate, and a bid for the vice presidency.
David... Learn More£375,000.00
Stock Code: 120955
(CEYLON; SRI LANKA.) The School Children of America are invited to take a Trip with Mohawk across Distant Seas through Foreign Lands into the Rubber Country of the Strange East …
Akron, Ohio : 1930First edition of this extremely uncommon - no copy traced institutionally - promotional travelogue conducting the "School Children of America" from rural Ceylon to industrial Ohio, and all in headache-inducing 3-D. Printed using the red/cyan anaglyph 3-D process which enjoyed great popularity in the 1920s, this is a great example of a promotional/educational... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 102009
FRASER, James. The History of Nadir Shah, formerly called Thamas Kuli Khan, the Present Emperor of Persia.
London : 1742Second edition, same year as the first. Appointed a writer to the Bombay presidency in 1730, Fraser spent some ten years at the company's trading posts at Mocha in the Yemen and at Cambay and Surat, in western India. He had a great aptitude for languages and "not only mastered the vernacular languages used around the Arabian Sea, but took lessons in... Learn More£1,600.00
Stock Code: 124635
SELDEN, John. Mare Clausum seu De Dominio Maris Libri Duo.
London : 1635First edition of a "classic of maritime law" (JFB), originally drafted around 1619 at the request of James I for an Anglo-Dutch conference on fishing rights. Among the Dutch representatives was Hugo Grotius, whose Mare Liberum of 1609 had proposed that the seas were free to all. The English lawyer and antiquarian Selden's purpose was to establish the... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129464
DASS, F. A. M. The Andaman Islands.
Bangalore : 1937First and only edition of this scarce handbook, with around 20 copies in libraries worldwide and rarely appearing in commerce. "The Andaman Islands are known to all students of Indian geography, and some may still have a vague idea of these islands as a Penal Settlement. Beyond this piece of knowledge very few know anything definite about this group... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 100000
MUNRO-BUTLER-JOHNSTONE, Henry Alexander. A Trip up the Volga to the Fair of Nijni-Novgorod.
Philadelphia : 1875First US edition, same year as the first UK. The author was MP for Canterbury, his " main interest was foreign affairs He was an ardent imperialist and advocated the maintenance of a strong army and navy. During the Eastern crisis of 1875-8 he became a leading Russophobe and philo-Turk He warned against Russia obtaining access to the Dardanelles and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 111612
CESNOLA, General Louis Palma Di. Cyprus:
London : 1877First edition of this controversial work on Cypriot antiques by Luigi Palma di Cesnola (1832-1904) an Italian-American soldier, diplomat, and amateur archaeologist. He was United States consul at Larnaca in Cyprus from 1865 to 1877, a time during which he carried out extensive excavations and uncovered a large quantity of antiquities. The collection... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 132949
ORTON, I. R. The Dreamer and the Sheaves,
London : 1955First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author to the title page, "To Alan Guest, best wishes from I. R. Orton". Loosely inserted in this copy are two letters to the editor of Stand magazine and poet Jon Silkin, one in manuscript, dated 27 November 1954; the second typed and signed in manuscript. Alongside the letters Orton has sent... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 136259
(AVIATION: WWII) The Fedden Mission to Germany. Final Report. June, 1945.
London : 1945Classified SECRET, the first and only edition. Rare, 2 copies only on Library Hub, National Aerospace Library and Science Museum, WolrdCat adds a single copy at the US Army War College. Detailed report produced by the British mission, named for the its leader, Sir Alfred Hubert "Roy" Fedden, sent to Germany to gather technical intelligence about German... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141356
ALEXANDER, Sir James Edward. Original watercolour view of the coast of Jamaica with the Blue Mountains in the background and two fishing boats in the foreground.
Jamaica : 1831A highly evocative watercolour view of the Jamaican coastline with the famed Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range of the island, in the background.
Sir James Alexander, the artist, noted the grandeur of this very scene in the published version of his travels: "After a week's run we sighted afar off the dim outline of part of St. Domingo,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98688
DUNCAN, Adam, Viscount. A Collection of contemporary materials commemorating Admiral Lord Duncan and the Battle of Camperdown.
1797-c.1800As the French Revolutionary War drew to a close, four naval heroes were commemorated for their great naval victories in what turned out to be merely the first half of a major world conflict - Howe for the Glorious 1st of June, 1794, Jervis for the Battle of St. Vincent, 1797, Duncan for the Battle of Camperdown, 1797, and Nelson for the Battle of... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 44566
LESLIE, Charles. An Essay Concerning the Divine Right of Tythes.
London : 1700First edition. Charles Leslie (1650-1722), a nonjuring Church of Ireland clergyman, poured forth a lengthy series of polemics against the Quakers around the turn of the eighteenth century. The present treatise rejects the Quaker critique of tithes, and upholds the divine right of the practice, rooting it in the law of the Old Testament.
Provenance:... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 129250
RILKE, Rainer Maria. Autograph letter signed to Paul Thun-Hohenstein, one of the last to be written by the poet.
Hôtel Bellevue Sierre (Valais), Switzerland : 4 November 1926An emotionally-charged autograph letter signed from Rilke to his fellow Prague poet, the Austrian essayist and translator Count Paul Thun-Hohenstein (1884-1963), in which he laments his inability to host his friend at Muzot due to a sudden sickness and divulges his desire to travel to the Mediterranean - content made poignant in light of the seriousness... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 132323
MONTAIGNE, Michel de, & William Hazlitt (ed.) The Complete Works.
London : 1842First Hazlitt edition of the French philosopher Michel de Montaigne's collected works, gathering his influential essays and letters. The present essays were originally published between around 1570 to 1592, and cover a wide variety of topics, from religion, philosophy, and classics, to solitude, age, drunkenness, anger, books, imagination, and many... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 140342
(FASHION.) Annis Fur Post, Season 1922-1923.
Detroit : 1922Uncommon trade catalogue for fashion fur - coats, capes, scarves, hats, and muffs for the Jazz Age. The types of fur include chinchilla, ermine, monkey, mink, fur seal, leopard, white fox, beaver, marmot, civet and caracul. Annis Fur Post was founded in 1887 by Isaac Newton Annis (1858-1939), who had started collecting furs around his home in southern... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 80551
COLLIER, William Bell & Page Blackwood. Unusual personal photograph album of ship- and boat-building projects.
San Francisco, CA, Norfolk, VA & Portsmouth, NH : 1891-1924Highly appealing album showing various craft designed and built by naval architect William B. Collier (1869-1951) working both privately with his brother Page (1871-1913), and for the U.S. Navy. The vessels range in scale from steam launches and motorboats built by the brothers and trialed on Clear Lake, California in the 1890s to the USS Olympia, Admiral... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133169
CONDORCET, [Marie Jean Antoine Nicolas Caritat.] Outlines of an Historical View of the Progress of the Human Mind:
London : 1795First edition in English of Esquisse d'un tableau historique des progrès de l'esprit humain, originally published earlier the same year in Paris. Condorcet's tract is the clearest and boldest statement of the enlightenment belief in progress. Condorcet wrote the work in 1794 while in hiding from Robespierre's agents, having voted against the execution... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 128561
Artist: PETTERSON, Melvyn CHELSEA WHARF
1989Beautiful view of Chelsea Wharf. Limited edition 42/100. Signed by the artist. Petterson's works have been widely exhibited in the UK and overseas, and many of his works are in public and private collections. He is a full member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. He says about his work:
"My landscapes often centre around the drama played... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 57425
(AMERICAN JUDAICA.) Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
Kingston : 1781Extremely uncommon. Printed and published by David Douglass and William Aikman, Loyalist refugees from the Revolution in America - Douglass from Charleston, Aikman from Annapolis - this almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, on the verso of the leaf bearing a Jamaican historical chronology - a "Kalendar of Months, Sabbaths, and... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 82190
HORN, Robert. Officer's private photographic record of campaigning in the Zakka Khel Expedition, Bazar Valley Field Force, and Mohmand Expedition,1908.
Well-kept, fully-captioned snapshot album of service with the 1st Bn. Seaforth Highlanders during the operations against the Zakka Khel afridis in the Bazar Valley, and the Mohmands on the Khyber Pass. A great number of identified portraits of fellow officers and NCOs - including Maj. The Hon. Douglas Forbes-Sempill, who died during the campaign in... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 94262
BOSWELL, James. The Life of Samuel Johnson,
London : 1791First edition. "Boswell's Life of Johnson remains the most famous biography in any language, one of Western literature's most germinal achievements: unprecedented in its time in its depth of research and its extensive use of private correspondence and recorded conversation, it sought to dramatize its subject in his authorial greatness and formidable... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 122700
(CHURCHILL, Winston S.) Two-page typed letter signed to the artist Walter Sickert.
Chartwell Manor : 1927A wonderfully characterful pair of letters from Winston and Clementine relating to their long-term friendships with the great British painter Walter Sickert (18601942) and his artist wife, Thérèse (née Lessore, 1884-1945), strongly suggestive of Churchill's very real emotional and intellectual investment in the practice of painting.
While... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 135858
PATTON, Philip. Strictures on Naval Discipline, and the Conduct of a Ship of War.
[c.1807]Extremely uncommon collection of the clear- and far-sighted memoranda on naval discipline of a long-serving sailor described by Lord Keith as this "deep-thinking and hard-fighting officer." This copy inscribed on the front pastedown, "From Patton to Mr. Ferguson?", the conclusion of the inscription erased.
A scattering of the individual papers and... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 42976
[SWIFT, Jonathan.] Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World.
London : 1726True first edition of Swift's masterpiece, Teerink's A edition, with the first state frontispiece. The first state frontispiece has the inscription beneath the portrait, which in the second state was placed around the portrait; a third state is a retouched version of the second.
The strong elements of political satire perhaps intrigued the contemporary... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 130055
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
(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
GILBERT, William. De magnete, magneticisque corporibus, et de magno magnete tellure;
London : 1600First edition of "the first major English scientific treatise based on experimental methods of research. Gilbert was chiefly concerned with magnetism; but as a digression he discusses in his second book the attractive effect of amber (electrum), and thus may be regarded as the founder of electrical science. He coined the terms 'electricity,' 'electric... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 41553
DICK, Philip K. A significant archive of correspondence from the collection of his third wife and biographer Anne Williams Rubinstein Dick.
Los Angeles, CA, and elsewhere : c.1965-91Philip K. Dick was married to his third wife Anne Williams Rubinstein from 1 April 1959 to October 1965. Long after their divorce, in mid-1973, Anne burned most of their earlier correspondence, but they renewed contact in December 1973. The ultimate fruit of this was her biography, Search for Philip K. Dick, 1928-1982; A Memoir and Biography of the... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 97282
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
FLEMING, Ian. Archive of his correspondence with Edith von Morpurgo, an Austrian girlfriend.
London : 1934-5A fine correspondence revealing the typically tempestuous relationship, with hints of sadomasochism, between the young Fleming and his Austrian girlfriend, Edith Maria Thonet (née von Morpurgo) (1904-1988). Her father was the aristocratic Viennese architect, Robert Guido Elio Freiherr von Morpurgo (1872-1941); her mother was the actress Lucie Laval... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 88362
(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
KENT, Rockwell. Voyaging Southward from The Strait of Magellan.
New York : 1926Presentation copy from the author, inscribed in pencil at the head of the dedication page, "To my friend Nat Horwitt this 'voyage' (so far the only one we've sailed together on) is inscribed by me Rockwell Kent Au Sable Forks, March 1929". The recipient was the celebrated industrial designer Nathan G. Horwitt (1889-1990), "Horwitt is best known for... Learn More£1,925.00
Stock Code: 60017
FORESTER, C. S. [The complete Hornblower:]
London : 1937-62First editions, first impressions. Forester (real name Cecil Smith) was called to Hollywood to write a pirate film, working under Arthur Hornblower. However, before they had finished the script, another studio released Captain Blood, starring Errol Flynn, and using the same historical incidents that they had counted on. Rather than seeking another position,... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 109292
VISCHER, Adolf Lukas. Barbed Wire Disease.
London : 1919First and only edition in English, originally published in Zürich the previous year as Die Stacheldraht-Krankheit. Vischer was among the first to identify this psychiatric syndrome specifically affecting former prisoners of war. He based his conclusions on his experiences as a Red Cross inspector of the camps in the Balkans and Turkey in 1916-7, and... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 140798
AH FONG PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO. The Sino-Japanese Hostilities 1937, [together with;] The Sino-Japanese Hostilities Shanghai 1937. Index.
Shanghai & Wei-Hai-Wei : 1937First edition of the complete set of 200 silver gelatin photographs issued by the Ah Fong Photography Studio, recording the brutal siege and conquest of Shanghai by the Japanese at the opening of the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 111970
HARDY, Thomas. The Mayor of Casterbridge.
London : 1886First edition in book form, presentation copy of volume I, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To the Hon. Mrs Jeune, from Thomas Hardy". Presentation copies are highly uncommon, with just two copies traced at auction. The recipient, Mary Jeune, later Baroness St Helier (1848-1931), was a prolific essayist (publishing around 50 periodical... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 119901
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of Keep the Aspidistra Flying.
16 Jan 1936-23 June 1944Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's second novel, Keep the Aspidistra Flying. The correspondence, often bitter, shows how far concerns with libel altered the final text of the novel, and how unhappy Orwell was about this; it contains two typed letters, two autograph notes, and one full autograph letter,... Learn More£50,000.00
Stock Code: 131753
THOMSETT, Richard Gillham. With the Peshawar Column, Tirah Expeditionary Force.
London : 1899First and sole edition of this colourful and conspicuously scarce eye-witness account of the Tirah campaign (1897-98). Thomsett (b. 1857) was a lieutenant-colonel with the RAMC, had served in Afghanistan in 1878-80 and was later in Egypt (1882) and South Africa (1902). The Peshawar Column, under Brig.-Gen. A. G. Hammond VC, acted as one of the flanking... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140707
CONRAD, Joseph. Six of his major titles, each one inscribed to his friend and fellow author H. G. Wells.
Various places : 1900-11First editions, presentation copies, each inscribed by the author to his friend and fellow author H. G. Wells; an exceptional association set, a run of books from the major phase of his career showing Conrad at the peak of his powers, and spanning the years of their mutual friendship.
Before the two writers had met, Wells had publicly greeted An... Learn More£275,000.00
Stock Code: 136918
SARTRE, Jean-Paul. Autograph manuscript.
c.1952An unpublished fragment from Sartre's unfinished novel, La Dernière Chance, the final volume of his projected tetralogy, Les Chemins de la liberté (Roads of Freedom). Two chapters had appeared in Les Temps modernes in 1949 under the title Drôle d'amitié (Strange Friendship), but Sartre dropped the work in 1952.... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 129308
(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
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Order of Service for Margaret Thatcher's cremation.
2013The Order of Service for Margaret Thatcher's private cremation service at Mortlake Crematorium on 17 April 2013, following her funeral at St Paul's Cathedral earlier that day. The service was presided over by the chaplain of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, with music provided by the Royal Hospital Chapel Choir and the hospital's organist. Thatcher had close... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 124409
CHURCHILL, Winston S. Three typescript articles:
[late 1930s]There has been considerable recent interest in Churchill's essay "Are We Alone in the Universe?" In an article for Nature, astrophysicist Mario Livio describes his visit to the US National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri, when "director Timothy Riley thrust a typewritten essay by Churchill into my hands. In the 11-page article, 'Are We Alone in... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 121591