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DAHL, Roald. The Twits.
London : 1980First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper, "To Andrew, Heidi & Matthew, with love, Roald Dahl. 15 Dec. 1980", in the year of publication. Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 123208
READ, Samuel. Political Economy. An Inquiry into the Natural Grounds of Right to Vendible Property or Wealth.
Edinburgh : 1829First edition of the anti-Ricardian economist's major work. Uncommon: the title is recorded as having appeared just four times at auction in the past 50 years - one in cloth similarly rebacked, another in contemporary half calf rebacked and recornered, and two in original boards.
Read (fl. 1816-29), of whom very little is known, was a great admirer... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 126586
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
ORCZY, Baroness. The Way of the Scarlet Pimpernel.
London : 1933First edition of the ninth book in Baroness Orczy's Scarlet Pimpernel series.
The Scarlet Pimpernel books are considered the first instances of the masked superhero genre (preceding Zorro by more than a decade), in which Sir Percy Blakeney takes on the assumed identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel to combat French revolutionaries during... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 137599
(APOLLO SPACE PROGRAM.) Spacecraft with Wheels: the Lunar Roving Vehicle.
Seattle, WA & Huntsville, AL. : 1971First and perhaps only edition of this wonderful promotional brochure touting the first manned extraterrestrial automotive vehicle. Extremely uncommon, no other copy traced. Developed by Boeing and General Motors, the LRV was an electric vehicle with four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, a rudimentary navigation system, airless tyres, and a theoretical... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 126329
YATE, C. E. Northern Afghanistan or Letters from the Afghan Boundary Commission.
Edinburgh & London : 1888First edition, scarce. Sir Charles Edward Yate (1849-1940) administrator in India and politician, served on General Roberts's staff during the Second Afghan War. "From 1884 to 1886 he was attached to the Afghan boundary commission, a posting which supplied him with the material for a volume of descriptive letters, Northern Afghanistan (1888). In March... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140230
HORSBURGH, James. The India Directory, or, Directions for Sailing to and from the East Indies, China, Australia, and the Interjacent Ports of Africa and South America.
London : 1841-3An exceptionally well-preserved copy, presented here in an American naval officer's portable book box - as such remarkably uncommon - with the additional appeal of a series of original holograph coastal profiles. This is the fifth edition of this important publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 126537
SNOW, C. P. [Complete Strangers and Brothers series:]
London : 1940-70All first editions, first impressions. Inscribed by the author to the title page of Homecomings "To Joan Hardinge with best wishes from C. P. Snow Sept 15/65/." This eleven-volume roman fleuve probably constitutes Snow's chief contribution to English letters, his critical writings notwithstanding. Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 136481
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
TIBRIZI, Abu Zakariya' Yahya [ibn 'Ali] al-Khatib al-. A Commentary on Ten Arabic Poems.
Calcutta : 1894First edition, in the original Arabic, of this authoritative commentary on the Mu'allaqat and three further Arabic poems from the pre-Islamic period; the poems themselves are printed in full, with the commentary between each line. Al-Tibrizi (1030-1109), a native of Tabriz in Iran, "was a philologist, a great authority on poetry For a time he was a... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118904
NORMAN, Sylva. Cat Without Substance.
London : 1931First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the month of publication, "Nellie Grange, who prods the sleepiest mule into activity - from Sylva Norman. 31 August 1931". Set in post-war London, this is Norman's second novel. Norman collaborated with Edmund Blunden on their 1932 novel We'll Shift Our Ground, and... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 139340
DEANS, Marjorie. Not With Me.
London : 1937First edition, first impression of the author's first novel. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket, the front pastedown and the title page. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 94209
HOPKINS, Gerard Manley. Poems.
London : 1918First edition, with the rare glassine jacket, one of 750 copies only, of which the bibliography states 50 were given away prior to publication (it took until 1928 to sell them all). Trade copies were issued in a plain paper jacket priced at 12s. 6d., but this original unpriced glassine may well designate one of the 50 copies issued prior to sale. Gerard... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 117738
DICKENS, Charles. Autograph letter signed.
1842Autograph letter signed from Charles Dickens to Thomas C. Grattan (1792-1864), Irish novelist and British consul in Boston, upon Dickens's return from his first trip to America, in total around 200 words in his hand. A bitter Dickens reflects upon his trip, generally seen as unsuccessful following controversies over copyright, and has come back to find... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137058
JOHN OF SALISBURY. Policraticus de nugis curialium et vestigijs philosophorum continens libros octo.
Lyon : 1513Second edition, first published in Brussels c. 1480, of John of Salisbury's Policraticus. Subtitled De nugis curialium et vestigiis philosophorum (Concerning the Frivolities of Courtiers and the Traditions of the Philosophers), it has been called "the first medieval treatise on political thought" (David Knowles in The Encyclopaedia of Philosophy).... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 101888
CARUANA, A. A. Ancient Pagan Tombs and Christian Cemeteries,
Malta : 1898First and only edition of this study of early funerary antiquities and practices in Malta by Dr. Antonio Annetto Caruana (1830-1905), a "pioneer in the field of Heritage Management in the Maltese islands" (Romina Delia).
Caruana was an archaeologist and author, who served as Librarian and Keeper of Antiquities at the Malta Library from 1880 to 1896.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133559
(JEDDAH WATER SUPPLY.) BALFOUR, David Ross. City of Jeddah Water Supply.
Westminster [Jeddah] : 1947-8Rare no other copies located or references found. These highly detailed planning documents would have been produced in extremely limited numbers for a small group of stakeholders. This copy with gilt presentation supralibros; "To A.A. / From D.R.B.": D.R.B. was David Ross Balfour, who led the project as a partner in his father's Westminster and Newcastle... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 138324
CARVER, Jonathan. Voyage dans les Parties Intérieures l'Amerique Septentrionale,
Paris : 1784First French edition. Account of the French and Indian War, and of Major Robert Rogers's attempt to find the north-west passage. When separated from the rest of the mission Carver had lived with the Dakota Sioux and "closely recorded their customs and culture in great detail" (ODNB). Despite doubts about its authenticity his account became... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 38811
MARSHALL, Alfred. Principles of Economics. Vol. I. Second Edition.
London and New York : 1891Second edition, one of 3,000 copies, from the library of L. J. Rowell of Iowa City, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper verso.
Principles of Economics is a classic and the first full exposition of Marshall's theoretical position. Keynes described its publication as inaugurating "the modern age of British economics" (Economic... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 132394