Search results for: 'unto this'
STAUNTON, George. An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China...
London : 1798Second, corrected edition of the official account of the first official British Embassy to China, headed by George, Earl Macartney; the first edition was published the previous year. The failed embassy marked a historic missed opportunity in the relationship between China and the Western powers.
Macartney was dispatched to Peking in 1792 by a British... Learn More£18,500.00
Stock Code: 129560
HEYWOOD, Thomas. A True Description of His Majesties Royall Ship, Built this Yeare 1637. at Wooll-witch in Kent.
London : 1637First edition, scarce. The playwright and poet Thomas Heywood's book was commissioned by Charles I and celebrates what was the finest and most imposing ship in the English navy of the day. Heywood himself "is supposed to have designed the very elaborate decorations" (Clowes, The Royal Navy, II, p. 7); in fact she was almost gaudily decked-out and "was... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 116793
(MARITIME - THE RED ENSIGN.) A Proclamation declaring what Ensign or Colours shall be borne at Sea in Merchant Ships or Vessels, belonging to any of His Majesty's Subjects of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Dominions thereunto belonging.
London : 1801First edition, a rare survival indeed, a single copy as part of a collection of acts in the library of the University of New Brunswick, otherwise we have been unable to trace another copy of this broadside made for the public dissemination of the stipulations of London Gazette, No. 15324. "On 1 January 1801, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 119991
DIODORUS SICULUS. The Historical Library of Diodorus the Sicilian.
London : 1700-1699First edition in English, the translation by George Booth (1635-1719), the impressively titled protonotary (chief clerk) of the County Palatine of Chester, fourth son of Colonel Sir John Booth. He is the subject of a rather fine family portrait that hangs at Dunham Massey, Cheshire. The dedication is to Booth's relative, George Booth, second earl of... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139428
(RELIGION.) [Tract volume containing 11 works, 1742-1800.]A collection of religious tracts, predominantly Scottish imprints and mostly dating from the last decade of the 18th century, and bound soon after. The collection provides a valuable illustration of popular theology of the time, with many of the works present going through many editions, while two of the works are apparently unrecorded. Comprising:
i)... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125275
[LAW, John.] Money and Trade considered.
Edinburgh : 1705First edition of the major work of the famous Scottish financial adventurer John Law (1671-1729), which presents his theories on the establishment of paper note-issuing national banks. The title exists in two states: one with an ornament of an eagle and vines, the present with a coastline and its reflection. Textually they are all the same. Of the few... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 117696
JONES, Ebenezer. Studies of Sensation and Event;
London : 1843First edition of this very scarce book, inscribed by Dante Gabriel Rossetti to poet Theodore Watts-Dunton on the title page, "To Theodore Watts from his affectionate friend D. G. Rossetti 21st September 1878". Rossetti was instrumental in the revival of Jones's reputation in the 1870s. Upon its first publication, Studies on Sensation was met "with the... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 125951
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 : 1841-3Scarce fifth edition of this important and justly famous publication, much enlarged in successive editions from the first of 1809-11, which was to become the standard manual for the eastern navigation; this copy with an excellent nautical pedigree, having passed through the hands of a trio of American sea captains.
Provenance: mounted on a preliminary... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 139134
WILLIAMS, Elijah. Horæ Divanianæ.
London : 1852First edition of this compilation of chess games played at the Divan in the late 1840s and 50s. It is an uncommon edition both commercially and institutionally: WorldCat locates twelve copies in institutions worldwide, almost entirely in the US, with only the British Library copy in the UK; Library Hub adds another copy at the Bodleian.
Elijah... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 139856
RENOUARD DE SAINTE-CROIX, Carloman-Louis-François Félix, marquis. Voyage commercial et politique aux Indes Orientales, aux iles Philippines, a la Chine,
Paris : 1810First edition. Having lost Pondicherry (Puducherry) in the siege of 1793, the French regained it under the terms of the Treaty of Amiens, but in fact Henry Wellesley refused to cede it, and therefore when Renouard de Sainte-Croix (1767-1840) arrived in 1802 he was almost immediately imprisoned. A soldier-savant, he had been sent out to help organise... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 100737
ARDIZZONE, Edward, & Maurice Gorham. The Local.
London : 1939First edition, sole impression. "Ardizonne's illustrations are generally concerned with contemporary life untouched by political, religious or ideological conflicts. His approach is not satiric or moralistic but autobiographical, and his drawings are representational and humorous and demonstrate his affection for people" (The Dictionary of 20th Century... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 123388
DOUGLAS, Alfred. Sonnets.
London : 1909First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author "For Mrs Watts Dunton, June 1918. Alfred Bruce Douglas" on the half-title. The recipient, Clara Watts Dunton, née Reich (18761938), was the widow of Theodore Watts Dunton (18321914), an influential pre-Raphaelite critic, poet, and close friend of Algernon Swinburne. Watts had control of Swinburn's... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 134451
GIRARDOT, Alexandre Antoine. Two albums compiled from an artist's sketchbooks recording nearly 40 years of life in Algeria.
Algeria : 1830-67Alexandre Antoine Girardot (1815-c.1877) has left but few traces of what must have been an unusual and adventurous life. Born in Paris in February 1815, he enrolled at the École des Beaux-Arts on 6 October 1836. A student of Blondel, he exhibited regularly at the Salon between 1841 and 1848, submitting views of Algeria and other "oriental" subjects.... Learn More£95,000.00
Stock Code: 110595
CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in The World.
New York : 1930First US one-volume edition, "reproduced exactly from the second English edition, and the first to be printed in America" (Rosove), this copy inscribed by Cherry-Garrard to a family friend: "Inscribed to Alice by Apsley Cherry-Garrard with best these two words blotted wishes, July 7 1936", with an earlier date beneath. Copies of Worst Journey are very... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 133368
(GALTON, Francis.) HOLLYER, Frederick. Half-length photographic portrait of Francis Galton, side profile, seated at a desk, poised to write.
[London : 1899A striking photographic portrait of the human geneticist and eugenicist Francis Galton, taken by Frederick Hollyer, the great late 19th-century celebrity photographer.
Hollyer (1837-1933) was highly regarded for his fine platinum print reproductions of paintings, particularly those by the Pre-Raphaelites, who he met in 1860 and whose work he did... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 122552
(WAR OF THE SPANISH SUCCESSION.) Europa Libera:
London : 1703First edition (preceding the second edition of that year with an added postscript). Published in the third year of the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714), the anonymous author proposes that in return for the support of Britain and the Netherlands for the claim of the Emperor of Austria to the Spanish crown, Spain's territories in America should... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139168
THORNTON, Ernest, & Annie Thornton. Leaves from an Afghan Scrapbook:
London : 1910First edition, first printing, Imperial Library issue, of this colourful and rather uncommon first-hand account of life in Afghanistan, offering some fascinating insights. Ernest Thornton was Manager of Tanneries at Kabul, who in 1892 "was engaged by the ruler of Afghanistan, Amir ʻAbd al-Rahman Khān (reigned 18801901), to establish a tannery and... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 139199
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
HENRY VII. Document signed (initialled "HR" at head), appointing John Mewtas as investigator of ecclesiastical corruption in the Midlands.
Calais : 1492Writing from Calais and styling himself "king of ffraunce and of England and lord of Ireland", Henry shows a characteristically keen concern with money. Henry had been in Calais since October, besieging Boulogne and on 3 November at Étaples obtaining peace with the French king Charles VIII on reasonable terms - a generous annual payment in compensation... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 116939
LEYBOURN, William. Panarithmologia,
London : 1693First edition of the mathematician and land surveyor's most enduring work, an enormously popular ready reckoner which by 1808 was in its twenty-third edition. OCLC records just 13 copies of the first edition in institutional holdings (6 in the UK, 5 in the US, and one apiece in Germany and Japan).
"Over the 17th century, the market for the separate... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 129734
WARD, William. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos:
Serampore : 1811The first volume was first published in 1806, but no copies traced, this full edition being issued in 1811 from the Mission Press that Ward laboured so hard to establish. Extremely uncommon, just one set traced at auction, maybe 20 locations institutionally. Trained as a printer, and working in that capacity on various newspapers in the Midlands, and... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 102883
(THATCHER, Margaret.) Map of the Gallipoli peninsula.
1990From the estate of Margaret Thatcher, with the presentation label incorporated beneath the map reading "Presented to the Right Honourable Margaret Thatcher MP on the occasion of the Gallipoli Commemoration 25 April 1990". Thatcher travelled to Turkey for the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, along with the Australian prime minister Bob Hawke,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 133407
(WORLD WAR I; AFRICA) Naval Expeditionary Force to the Cameroon, 1914-1915.
London : 1915First and only edition, ?never published, title page has the ink stamp of Kennett & Co., dated 26 November 1915, together with the inked annotation "Private File Copy". Largely ship portraits of Allied warships and transports, Nigerian Government vessels, and German captures, but also including a sequence of panoramas of Douala, some shots of captured... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 139976
SHAKESPEARE, William. Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies,
London : 1807]First edition of the Wright type facsimile of the First Folio of 1623, the first attempt to reproduce the book in the same size (though the paper is taller than the real thing) and with the original spelling. As Jaggard notes, the paper used was specially made, with the watermark "Shakespeare Whatman 1806". Such an attempt at a facsimile First Folio... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 141383
MURRAY, Alexander. Account of the Life and Writings of James Bruce, of Kinnaird.
Edinburgh : 1808First separate edition, originally published in octavo as part of the second edition of Bruce's Travels (1805), and "now reprinted in the quarto form, with considerable additions and emendations" (Preface). When Bruce died in 1794 his reputation was still in doubt; Murray, who also edited the second and third editions of his Travels, "did much to confirm... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 122116