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EVANS, Walker. Walker Evans.
New York : 1971First edition, first printing, inscribed by the photographer "To John Wilmerding, with pleasure, with respect, Walker Evans, Oct. 1972, Hanover" on the front free endpaper, and with an original photograph of Walker Evans laid-in at the rear. The recipient was the former senior curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and professor... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 105046
EVANS, Maria M. Lustre Pottery.
London : 1920First edition, with the bookplate and strictly contemporary ownership inscription of Bernard Rackham, who spent twenty years as head of ceramics at the V & A and is credited with "putting ceramic studies in England on a firm footing" (ODNB). This, "the first book in English on lustre pottery" (Spectator, 13 November 1920), offers an overview of the... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 127306
HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest.
London : 1953First edition, first impression. This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Hunt, Edmund Hillary, and significantly by Tenzing Norgay in both Roman characters and Nepali, together with nine other members of the team: George Lowe, who had attempted Cho Oyu the previous year with Hillary; Michael Ward - the "medical linchpin" (Guardian obituary) of... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 138578
SELDEN, John. The Historie of Tithes.
[London : 1618First edition. John Selden (1584-1654) was perhaps the most notable jurist and legal scholar of the first half of the 17th century; John Milton declared him in the Areopagitica "the chief of learned men reputed in this land". The Historie of Tithes marked a major refinement in Selden's theory and practice of history, and was meticulously researched,... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 129239
CARTWRIGHT, John. The Preachers Travels.
London : 1611First edition. John Cartwright, identified on the title page as "sometimes student in Magdalen Colledge in Oxford", is invariably referred to as "The Preacher" after the title of this book; his name is often listed as being employed by the Levant Company in that capacity. Yet one of the oddest features of his fascinating travel tale is that Cartwright... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128759
McCULLOCH, John Ramsay. The Principles of Political Economy:
Edinburgh : 1825First edition of the author's first major work, expanded from his contribution to the 1824 edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, "the first substantive text on political economy to appear in the encyclopaedia" (ODNB). David Ricardo, with whom McCulloch corresponded since he started taking an interest in political economy as a young man, described... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 115418
(SIDGWICK, Henry.) VENN, John. The Logic of Chance.
London : 1876Second edition, revised. The copy of Venn's associate, the economist and utilitarian philosopher Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900), with his bequest bookplate to Newnham College - which he founded in 1875 with Millicent Garrett Fawcett - to the front pastedown. Sidgwick donated many of his own books to the college library, some of which were later deaccessioned,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 135356
[MONTESQUIEU, Charles de Secondat, Baron de.] Two Chapters of A celebrated French Work, intitled, De L'Esprit des Loix, Translated into English.
Edinburgh : 1750First and only edition of this printing of two chapters of Montesquieu's Spirit of the Laws relating to the British system of government, identified as the earliest publication in English of the Spirit of the Laws, preceding the publication of Thomas Nugent's translation by several months (Courtney, p. 31). Despite its importance as the first English... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 117453
COMMONS, John R. Proportional Representation.
New York : 1896Scarce first edition, published as volume VIII of Crowell's Library of Economics and Politics, edited by Richard T. Ely. One of the founders of the Institutional School of economics, Commons (1862-1945) was both a theorist and a successful maker of economic policy, as well as an important historian of industrial society and labour movements. He was... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101294
(PRIVATEERING; WEST INDIES.) Collection of 35 documents relating to Captain John McIver and the privateer Swallow.
c. 1796-97Outstanding and extraordinarily comprehensive tranche of documents including impressive original Letters of Marque, relating to the British-built armed brig Swallow, a privateer out of Liverpool operating in the Caribbean under the experienced command of prize-master John McIver. The archive covers in quite remarkable breadth and detail the purchase,... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 133528
LEAKE, William Martin. The Topography of Athens with some Remarks on its Antiquities.
London : 1821First edition. "The basis for modern topographical and archaeological studies of the city. A very important work" (Blackmer). Trained at the Royal Military Academy, Leake served for three years on the garrison at Antigua before joining the British military mission to the Ottoman empire in 1799. He accompanied an Anglo-Turkish expedition overland to... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 106230
FAULKNER, William. Requiem for a Nun:
New York : 1959First edition, first printing of Ruth Ford's dramatisation of the novel which was first published in 1950. The play was first presented by the Theatre Guild at the John Golden Theatre in New York, on January 28 1959. Ford played the role of its main character, Temple Drake, who had been created by Faulkner in his 1933 novel, Sanctuary.
Review copy... Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 140803
MACKAY, Andrew. The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea or Land:
London : 1793First edition of this important and scarce work. The Scottish teacher of navigation, Andrew Mackay (1758-1809), "corrected the latitude of Aberdeen, estimated the longitude by comparing timings of Jovian satellite phenomena with Greenwich, and rated chronometers. Meantime he earned his living teaching mathematics, geography, navigation with lunars,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119448
(FANTASY PRESS.) Complete collection of books and pamphlets of poetry published by the Fantasy Press,
Oxford : 1952-62An exceptional complete collection of the publications of the Fantasy Press, Oxford, including scarce early works of poetry by Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, Geoffrey Hill, Elizabeth Jennings, Thom Gunn, Adrienne Cecil Rich, Anthony Thwaite, Adrian Mitchell, and many others. The publications of the Fantasy Press, established by surrealist artist Oscar... Learn More£5,250.00
Stock Code: 118719
LENNOX, Charlotte. Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune,
London : 1778The ninth edition, first published in 1755 in 3 volumes and subsequently expanded to 5, of this much republished account of one of Henry the Great's main advisers.
Charlotte Lennox (c.17301804), was a Scottish novelist and writer, best known today for her second novel The Female Quixote, or, The Adventures of Arabella (1752), an imitation... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 133228
COPLESTON, Edward. A Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel; [bound with:] A Second Letter to the Right Hon. Robert Peel.
Oxford : 1819First editions of Copleston's economic treatises on the gold standard and the poor laws. "In his First Letter he attributed the economic dislocation of post-Napoleonic war England to the depreciation of the currency, and urged the government to remove such obstacles as it was able to the self-correcting mechanism of nature. In his Second Letter, although... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 127336
MOIVRE, Abraham de. Annuities upon Lives: or, the Valuation of Annuities upon any Number of Lives; as also, of Reversions. To which is added, an Appendix concerning the Expectations of Life, and Probabilities of Survivorship.
London : 1725First edition, the dedication copy, with 4-page printed dedication to Thomas Parker, first earl of Macclesfield. Along with Halley, de Moivre may be considered the founder of actuarial science and a master of probability theory. He was perhaps the first to develop probability theory extensively and the first to use probability theory to write a comprehensive... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135358
WILBERFORCE, William. A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians,
London : 1797Third edition, following the first of the same year. "For Wilberforce, though, the nation's most pressing needs were moral and spiritual, and in April 1797 he at last completed and published A Practical View of the Prevailing Religious System of Professed Christians in the Higher and Middle Classes of this Country contrasted with Real Christianity.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 140398
JUAN DE SANTA MARÍA, fray. Christian Policie: or, The Christian Common-Wealth.
London : 1632First edition in English; rare. The translation is actually by the Hispanophile James Mabbe, though Edward Blount, as was his habit, signs the dedication as if he were its translator. (A variant issue of the same year has Blount's name instead of Richard Collins's in the imprint: the two booksellers were close neighbours in St Paul's Churchyard.) Edward... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 81871
KORF, Feodor Feodorovich. Vospominaniya o Persii, 1834-1835 (Reminiscences of Persia).
St Petersburg : 1838First and only edition, uncommon, with just six locations world-wide. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front panel of the wraps: "To the Russian Academy, presented by the Author, 17 Nov. 1838". The book was never translated or republished in Russia. The author, Russian writer and journalist Fyodor Korf (1803-1853), describes his service... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 121850
COTTON, Sir Sydney. Nine Years on the North-West Frontier of India,
London : 1868First edition, this in some sort of prize issue, with a school prize inscription to the front free endpaper, elaborated cloth decorations, gilt edges, and the addition of an entirely irrelevant frontispiece.
Cotton arrived in India as a cornet without purchase in the 22nd Light Dragoons, becoming lieutenant in 1812. On the disbandment of the regiment... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 91534
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
(NAVAL SIGNALS.) Signals and Instructions for Ships under Convoy.
London : 1808Extremely uncommon set of instructions for merchant ships sailing in convoy during the Napoleonic Wars. Copac shows a single copy dated to 1802 at NMM, OCLC adds copies identified as 1804 at NYPL and Princeton, another lacking self-wraps - "1800s" - at the Peabody Essex and NYHSL, another similar at the State Library of New South Wales, 1802, and copy... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 127082
MASCLET, Daniel. Nus: La Beauté de la Femme.
Paris : 1933First edition, first printing. This album was produced from the first International Salon of Nude Photography, Paris 1933. Contributing photographers include Jean Moral, Carlo Leonetti, Drtikol, Dr. J. Schuwerack, Andreas Feininger, Gilchrist, Denes Ronay, Manasse, Dr. Peter Weller, Christian Aegerter, Ewald Hoinkis, Ludwig Harren, Bruno Schultz, Dr.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 122407
BECKE, A. F. The Royal Regiment of Artillery at Le Cateau, Wednesday, 26th August 1914.
Woolwich : January 1919First edition, first impression, 2nd Corps commander Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien's copy, with his ownership inscription in blue pencil to the front board and his annotations to some 20 pages, of this extremely detailed stage-by-stage account of the first major action of the British Expedition Force (BEF) in the First World War, the action on which Smith-Dorrien's... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 120865
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
(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
(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
CHRISTIE, Dugald. Personal photograph album recording his work as a medical missionary in China, the establishment of the Mukden Medical College.
1882-1911Exceptional narrative album relating the career of Dugald Christie (1855-1936), Scots medical missionary and founder of the Mukden Medical College, "the first western medical school in Manchuria" (Crawford, p. 73), including a dozen impressive finely-detailed, full-plate images of sights in Mukden (modern Shenyang) and over 200 personal photographs... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 133161
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
ORWELL, George. Archive of retained correspondence from the files of his first publisher, Victor Gollancz, relating to the publication of The Road to Wigan Pier.
29 Oct 1936-27 Aug 1958Victor Gollancz's archived correspondence regarding the publication of George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier, including the original contract for the work. Orwell's classic study of industrial poverty in the north of England remains in print today, and is among the most esteemed and best-known of his non-fiction books.
After Orwell finished Keep... Learn More£35,000.00
Stock Code: 131757
(VICTORIA, Princess Royal.) MASSIE, Richard. Martin Luther's Spiritual Songs.
London : 1854First edition, this a presentation copy from the author to Victoria, the Princess Royal (1840-1901), Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, inscribed on the first blank: "Her Royal Highness the 'Princess Royal' from the Translator"; with Victoria's attractive bookplate to the front pastedown, inked pressmarks verso of the front free, and ink stamp "Bibliothek... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 133638
TURNBULL, Peter Evan. Austria.
London : 1840First edition of this account of Austria, subsequently translated into German and published at Leipzig the same year.
"In the various countries wherein I have happened to be a temporary resident, I have felt great interest in the acquisition of such knowledge as might be within my reach, with respect to the genius and the effects of their established... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 133357
BENTHAM, Jeremy. The Book of Fallacies: from Unfinished Papers.
London : 1824First edition. "The substance of this treatise, drawn up from the most unfinished of all Mr. Bentham's Manuscripts, has already been published in French by M. Dumont" (Preface). A host of fallacies are detected and analysed, for instance the Argument from the Wisdom of Our Ancestors; the Hobgoblin Argument or 'No Innovation'; the Official Malefactors... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 101331
(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
GOSTLING, George. Extracts from the Treaties between Great-Britain and other Kingdoms and States of such Articles as relate to the Duty and Conduct of the Commanders of His Majesty's Ships of War.
[London : 1792First edition, large paper copy. An important compilation produced for the reference of ship's captains at the point of Britain's entry into a defining period of naval warfare, culminating at Trafalgar. This superbly-bound copy from the library of John Scott, first earl of Eldon, with his ownership inscription before ennoblement "John Scott, Lincoln... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 76369