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Dec-20

Dec-20

Our December catalogue showcases a selection of our latest acquisitions, including works on travel, polar exploration, original artwork, poetry, detective fiction, literature, performing arts, science, politics, philosophy, economics, antiquities, and children’s books.

 

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  1. [In Russian:] Ukazanie važnejših primečatelʹnostej na puti ego imperatorskogo vysočestva gosudarja naslednika Cesareviča.
    ALEXANDER II of Russia, as Tsesarevich. [In Russian:] Ukazanie važnejših primečatelʹnostej na puti ego imperatorskogo vysočestva gosudarja naslednika Cesareviča.

    St Petersburg : 1837

    Rare first and sole edition of this highly important account of a tour of Russia undertaken by the future Alexander II, the Tsar-Reformer, "the first heir to the throne to have personally seen the vast country he would rule" (Radzinsky, p. 60). With the armorial bookplate, incorporating the arms of Leuchtenberg, of Alexander's sister, the remarkable... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 142233

  2. Le Jeu, la Chance et le Hasard.
    BACHELIER, Louis. Le Jeu, la Chance et le Hasard.

    Paris : 1914

    First edition of this popularization of Bachelier's work on speculation. Bachelier summarized his main idea in a single sentence - "The mathematical expectation of the speculator is zero."

    Louis Bachelier (1870-1946) was an eminent French mathematician and a pioneer in the study of financial mathematics. During his studies at the Sorbonne he... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143405

  3. A Journey.
    BLAIR, Tony. A Journey.

    London : 2010

    Signed limited edition, number 31 of 500 copies signed by the author; Blair's autobiography charts his journey from election as Leader of the Opposition, to his departure from office as the longest-serving Labour Party prime minister. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143286

  4. A Voyage to the South Sea,
    BLIGH, William. A Voyage to the South Sea,

    London : 1792

    First edition of Bligh's own full account of his voyage which led to the most famous mutiny in the history of the sea. "An extremely important book" (Hill).

    In mid-1787 Bligh received the command of the Bounty, then being fitted to transport breadfruit and other plants from the South Seas to the West Indies, part of an elaborate scheme to establish... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 143020

  5. Limehouse Nights:
    BURKE, Thomas. Limehouse Nights:

    London : 1916

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to the publisher, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Grant Richards, novelist and patron of letters. Thomas Burke". Examples in the jacket are rare and we have been unable to trace another inscribed copy. Grant Richards's first novel, Caviare, was published in 1912, followed by... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 136021

  6. Die Wilden Boys. Roman. Port of Saints. Arbeistjournal zu Die wilden Boys.
    BURROUGHS, William S. Die Wilden Boys. Roman. Port of Saints. Arbeistjournal zu Die wilden Boys.

    [Frankfurt] : 1980

    First edition in German, inscribed by William Burroughs to the illustrator S. Clay Wilson on the title page, "To Herr Clay von Wilson, viele grussen sic on a great Arbeit, von William S. Burroughs", with Wilson's own signature above and on the first blank. This copy was finely bound for Wilson by the printer, and has samples of the materials used in... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 143542

  7. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night
    BURTON, Sir Richard Francis. A plain and literal translation of the Arabian nights entertainments, now entituled the book of the Thousand Nights and a Night

    Benares : 1885-88

    First edition thus, one of 1,000 copies only, in an attractive Riviere binding. Often considered Burton's most enduring work, this translation is somewhat explicit, as are some of Burton's notes.

    The Kamashastra Society was Burton's vehicle to avoid prosecution, which would have been likely if this work had been published in an open edition.... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 143343

  8. Dreams that Money Can Buy.
    CAGE, John; Marcel Duchamp; Max Ernst; Hans Richter; Kenneth Macpherson; Louis Applebaum; Paul Bowles; & others. Dreams that Money Can Buy.

    New York : 1947

    First edition, the original brochure of this classic collaborative surrealist film, this copy inscribed by John Cage on the page pertaining to his contribution, "For Hicup, John Cage". Cage contributed the music to Marcel Duchamp's "Discs" sequence. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 140274

  9. North American Indians.
    CATLIN, George. North American Indians.

    Edinburgh : 1903

    A handsomely produced edition. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142390

  10. The Jerusalem Windows.
    CHAGALL, Marc. The Jerusalem Windows.

    New York : 1962

    First edition in English, with two original lithographs prepared by Chagall for this edition, and with numerous beautiful chromolithographic reproductions of the artist's work. It was issued the same year as the first edition in French, entitled Vitraux pour Jerusalem, and features various stages of Chagall's 12 stained glass window designs for the... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142362

  11. Dvadtsat' sem' mesyatsev na dreyfuyushchem korable «Georgiy Sedov» (Twenty-seven months on the drifting ship "Georgiy Sedov").
    CHERNENKO, M. B., & L. V. Khvat. Dvadtsat' sem' mesyatsev na dreyfuyushchem korable «Georgiy Sedov» (Twenty-seven months on the drifting ship "Georgiy Sedov").

    Leningrad : 1940

    First edition of this uncommon account from the Heroic Era of Soviet Arctic Exploration. In 1937 the icebreaker Georgiy Sedov was sent to the assistance of two fellow icebreakers trapped in the frozen Polar Sea, but was encircled in the pack ice and joined them in captivity. The two smaller vessels were freed by Yermak early in 1938, but Sedov was obliged... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 141257

  12. The Worst Journey in The World.
    CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in The World.

    London : 1951

    Personally published by Cherry-Garrard, this is the first edition to include the retrospective Postscript written in 1948. This copy has a poignant association, being inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Mrs. Reynell in gratitude, 1947 to 1951 from Apsley Cherry-Garrard, October 25th 1951". The recipient was Una Mary, widow of Rupert Reynell, the... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 142508

  13. India.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. India.

    London : 1931

    First edition, wrappered issue, of this collection of Churchill's speeches on India, its place within the British Empire, and its potential self-governance.

    The 1930s are characterized as Churchill's wilderness years, with his unrelenting opposition to Hitler being seen as main cause for his ostracism. However "another, and earlier reason lay... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143440

  14. The World Economic Crisis.
    CHURCHILL, Winston S. The World Economic Crisis.

    Boston : 1932

    First and only printing of the entirety of this timely speech, together with the questions and discussion which followed; an excellent copy, and highly uncommon. As noted by Cohen, Rhodes James publishes "a small part only" of the address in the Collected Speeches (V, pp 5132-3), this thus being the only printing of the complete speech.

    Churchill... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143715

  15. Ye Vampyres! A Legend of the National Betting-Ring, Showing What Became of It.
    CITY OF LONDON. Ye Vampyres! A Legend of the National Betting-Ring, Showing What Became of It.

    London : 1875

    First edition, the anonymous author using an imaginary setting to condemn corruption in the City in the mid-1870s.

    The real settings were easily discerned in the novel, with London as the city of Undone, and the stock exchange as the Vortex ("There were very many honourable men in Undone City who had long been sick and tired of the doings in... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 143366

  16. Manchester & The Sea.
    COBURN, Alvin Langdon. Manchester & The Sea.

    Manchester : [1926?]

    First edition, first impression. A scarce and ephemeral work published by the Manchester Ship Canal Company, featuring photographic illustrations by the great American photographer Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966), a "significant figure in the transition from pictorialism to modernism, from nineteenth- to twentieth-century photography" (Parr & Badger).

    The... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143384

  17. Coryates Crudities
    CORYATE, Thomas. Coryates Crudities

    London : 1611

    First edition of this famous travel narrative, rich in points of historical interest, in which Thomas Coryate (1577?-1617), who had been an unofficial court jester in the household of Henry, prince of Wales, describes his tour, often on foot, from London to Venice and back again, finally hanging up his shoes in Odcombe church, Somerset.

    Coryate's... Learn More
    £6,750.00

    Stock Code: 143537

  18. Middle East Diary.
    COWARD, Noël. Middle East Diary.

    London : 1944

    First edition, first impression, a very scarce presentation copy inscribed by the author to Coward's friend the actress Joyce Carey on the title page: "For Joyce from !!!". Coward's Middle East Diary relates his late 1943 tour across North Africa, the Levant and Iraq, visiting wounded soldiers in hospitals and performing a series of morale boosting... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 143406

  19. The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works.
    DAHL, Roald. The Commemorative Limited Edition of the Works.

    London : 1991

    The Commemorative Edition, limited to 500 sets of which this is number 323. This edition was published to celebrate Dahl's 75th birthday on 13th September 1991. The set contains: James and the Giant Peach (originally published in 1961); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1964); The Magic Finger (1966); Fantastic Mr Fox (1968); Charlie and the Great... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 143271

  20. Original artwork for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    DAHL, Roald; JAQUES, Faith (illus.) Original artwork for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    London : [c.1973]

    Original cover artwork, signed by the artist on the verso, for the first paperback edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, annotated with printing details to the margins and depicting Willy Wonka, Charlie and the other Golden Ticket-winners gathered around the Everlasting Gobstopper Machine. Original artwork for Roald Dahl's books is rare, and... Learn More
    £8,500.00

    Stock Code: 142906

  21. The Uncommercial Traveller.
    DICKENS, Charles. The Uncommercial Traveller.

    London : 1861 [i.e. 1860]

    First edition in book form, presentation copy from Dickens to his friend William Harness, inscribed by the author on the title page "The Rev: William Harness From Charles Dickens Christmas, 1860".

    Dickens's friendship with the Shakespearean scholar William Harness (1790-1869) probably began at the Athenaeum - where both were members - in 1838,... Learn More
    £25,000.00

    Stock Code: 143168

  22. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.
    DICKENS, Charles. Signed invitation card with holograph entry in Dickens's hand and annotated playbill for the production of Ben Jonson's Every Man in his Humour, given by Dickens's company, the Amateur Players.

    London : 1845

    A superb memento of Dickens's theatrical high-water mark, his bravura performance as the "craven and boastful" Captain Bobadil in his own "strictly private" production of Ben Jonson's comedy Every Man in his Humour.

    The invitation card in effect a ticket to the performance carries his characteristic flourished signature on the verso and a holograph... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 143142

  23. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.
    DISNEY, Walt. Walt Disney: the Art of Animation.

    Burbank : 1957

    An important early draft, corrected and annotated by Walt Disney throughout, for The Art of Animation, "one of the pillars of Disney bibliography" and the definitive work on Disney animation to that date. In addition to corrections, Walt provided steer to the content, such as noting on p. 103, "Bob possibly too much history & not enough of Sleeping... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 142454

  24. The Night Before Christmas.
    DISNEY, Walt. The Night Before Christmas.

    London : 1934

    First UK edition, first impression. A scarce publication released along side the animated Disney Silly Symphony of same title. Also published in the US the same year. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143668

  25. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.
    DOYLE, Arthur Conan. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes; The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.

    London : 1892 & 1894

    First editions of the first two great collections of Holmes stories. The first collection, Adventures, is the first issue with the misprint "Miss Violent Hunter" on page 317 and the blank street sign in the vignette to the front cover; there is no corresponding issue point for Memoirs. Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 143055

  26. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.
    DULEEP SINGH - CONYBEARE, W. J., & J. S. Howson. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul.

    London : 1855

    Inscribed on the first blank of volume I; "To the Revd. G. J. Colinson sic with the best wishes of Duleep Singh, Roehampton June 18 1856". This suitably soberly bound set of an early edition of a handsomely illustrated popular biographical study of the Apostle, perhaps the greatest Christian conversion narrative, may seem an apposite choice for this... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 142745

  27. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,
    FIELDING, T. H., & J. Walton. A Picturesque Tour of the English Lakes,

    London : 1821

    First edition, possibly one of 100 large-paper copies (similar to Abbey's copy measuring 14 by 11 inches) from a total print-run of 850, originally issued in 12 monthly parts; all watermarks pre-publication (the plates 1818 and 1820, the text 1818). Ackermann's intention was to combine the "most striking features of the various kinds of scenery of... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143350

  28. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
    FITZGERALD, Edward (trans.); McMANUS, Blanche (illus.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

    London : 1903

    An attractive edition of the Rubáiyát, in a refined contemporary arts and crafts binding, in the style of Douglas Cockerell, and nicely preserving McManus's original endpapers. Founded at the turn of the century by Alexander Moring, the De La More Press produced small, finely printed editions, including several Rubáiyáts.

    From the library... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142994

  29. Pantologia. A New Cyclopaedia,
    GOOD, John Mason; Olinthus Gregory; Newton Bosworth (eds.) Pantologia. A New Cyclopaedia,

    London : 1813

    First edition of this extensively illustrated Georgian encyclopedia, a "vastly ambitious survey of human genius, learning, and industry" (ODNB), here presenting particularly nicely in contemporary red morocco. Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 143137

  30. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.
    GORE, Catherine. New Year's Day, A Winter's Tale.

    London : [1846]

    First edition, in a beautiful signed Kelliegram binding, with their signature onlay illustration, of the second of three Christmas books by Catherine Gore.

    The "Kelliegram" binding was one of the many innovations of English commercial binding firm Kelly & Sons. The Kelly family had one of the longest connections in the history of the binding... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 143157

  31. "Krazy Kat" - A Jazz Pantomine.
    HERRIMAN, George. "Krazy Kat" - A Jazz Pantomine.

    New York : 1922

    First edition of this splendid celebration of the inimitable Krazy Kat, that "humbly poetic, gently clownlike, supremely innocent, and illimitably affectionate creature" (e.e. cummings). Though relatively well-represented institutionally, this fragile piece is exceedingly uncommon in commerce.

    George Herriman's remarkable strip, much admired... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 143348

  32. The Language of Flowers.
    ILDREWE, Miss (ed.) The Language of Flowers.

    Boston : 1865

    First edition of this significant American botanical compendium, complete with the 12 colour plates and in the bright, decorative original cloth. Miss Ildrewe champions the significance of her native flora, an effort which was applauded by contemporary reviewers: "this pretty gift-book is the first really American contribution to the language of flowers"... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 143182

  33. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.
    INGOLDSBY, Thomas, pseud. of Richard Harris Barham. The Ingoldsby Legends or Mirth and Marvels.

    London : 1864

    An elegantly bound edition of the Ingoldsby Legends, which were first serialised in Bentley's Miscellany from 1837, and first published in book form 1840-47. The plates by Leech, Tenniel, and Cruikshank are wonderfully spirited and inventive.

    Under the guise of Thomas Ingoldsby of Tappington Everard in Kent, Barham "discovered" old documents... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143170

  34. Chamber Music.
    JOYCE, James. Chamber Music.

    London : 1907

    First edition, first issue, of Joyce's first book, a particularly nice copy unrestored in the original cloth.

    The publishing history of Chamber Music is well documented but has some lacunae. The book was published on 10 May 1907 in an edition of 500 copies, but Mathews did not bind all copies at once. There have been various guesses as to how... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 143086

  35. "A Great Day in Harlem":
    KANE, Art. "A Great Day in Harlem":

    New York : 1958

    Perhaps the iconic jazz photograph and one of the most extraordinary group shots in the history of photography. Inscribed below the image at lower right: "For my friend Arville, Art Kane".

    Around 10 a.m. on the morning of 12 August 1958 Art Kane, a freelancer working for Esquire, captured this unforgettable image of some 57 "living legends"... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 121696

  36. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.
    KONDAKOV, Nikodim Pavlovich. Histoire et monuments des emaux byzantins.

    Frankfurt : 1892

    First and limited edition, number 24 of 200 copies printed in French; a very fine copy of this lavish and sumptuously illustrated celebration of the Zwenigorodskoi collection of Byzantine enamels, "one of the most luxurious publications of the 19th-century" (Federov, pp. 200-1). The portrait frontispiece, included only in those copies given by the collector... Learn More
    £18,750.00

    Stock Code: 141106

  37. The Orange Fairy Book.
    LANG, Andrew (ed.) The Orange Fairy Book.

    London : 1906

    First edition, first impression, of the tenth of Andrew Lang's Fairy Books, gathering folk stories from Africa to Jutland, here a particularly fine copy preserving - most unusually - the original dust jacket, without restoration.

    "The series became a landmark in the presentation of traditional tales, for it introduced children to selections of... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 143082

  38. Travels in Arabia Deserta.
    LAWRENCE, T. E. (intro.); DOUGHTY, Charles M. Travels in Arabia Deserta.

    London : 1936

    New and definitive edition, first impression, in a handsome binding. Travels in Arabia Deserta, "an unrivalled encyclopaedia of knowledge about all aspects of nineteenth-century and earlier Arabia" (ODNB), was first published in 1886. T. E. Lawrence was instrumental in having the book republished in 1921, with a new introduction and preface by himself... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 143518

  39. Call for the Dead.
    LE CARRÉ, John. Call for the Dead.

    London : 1961

    First edition, first impression, of Le Carré's first book, and the inaugural appearance of Smiley, rare in such beautiful condition. Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 140938

  40. Mes voyages
    LÉGER, Fernand, & Louis Aragon. Mes voyages

    Paris : 1960

    First edition, number 99 of a limited edition of 250. This posthumously published and beautifully produced work, the plates lithographed by the leading Parisian firm of Mourlot under the supervision of the artist's widow, Nadia Léger, is accompanied by Aragon's lengthy poetical tribute. It comprises Léger's vibrant impressions of America, London,... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 141242

  41. An Essay on the Principle of Population;
    MALTHUS, Thomas Robert. An Essay on the Principle of Population;

    London : 1806

    Third edition, in an extraordinarily fresh contemporary binding, the first edition to be published in two octavo volumes, the format which was to remain the standard in Malthus's lifetime.

    This third edition has important alterations and additions, particularly the appendix, in which Malthus replied to some of his many critics; it follows the... Learn More
    £7,000.00

    Stock Code: 142661

  42. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.
    MANDELA, Nelson. Signed ANC and Robben Island documents.

    South Africa : 1963-1993

    Five pieces of documentation, each signed and dated by Nelson Mandela at the request of his old African National Congress comrade Natvaral 'Natoo' Babenia (1924-1999). Babenia was recruited as a saboteur in the early days of the ANC's armed wing, uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) - The Spear of the Nation - co-founded by Mandela in 1961; and the two were fellow... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 141520

  43. A Political Mirror;
    MILES, William Augustus. A Political Mirror;

    London : 1779

    First edition. A scarce and desirable piece of Americana with just eleven institutional copies located worldwide for this first edition; the second edition of the following year omits the list of ships.

    Unusually solely the BL copy is located in the UK, the rest in the US - Huntington, Lilly, JCB, NYHS, Yale, Society of the Cincinnati, Clements... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 143439

  44. Red Magic.
    NIELSEN, Kay (illus.); WILSON, Romer, ed. Red Magic.

    London : 1930

    First edition, first impression - preceding the first US edition by a year - of the final work that Nielsen was to fully illustrate, in the very uncommon dust jacket. Red Magic is the last in a series of three collections of fairy tales arranged by Florence Wilson, using her pseudonym Romer Wilson. Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 143244

  45. Poems.
    OWEN, Wilfred. Poems.

    London : 1920

    First edition, first impression, with the rare dust jacket, of perhaps the greatest collection of First World War poetry. This slim volume, promoted and published by Sassoon after Owen's death and backed by Edith Sitwell, contains all Owen's best known poems, including "Dulce et decorum est", "Insensibility", "Anthem for Doomed Youth", "Futility" and... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 136149

  46. The Viking Portable Library.
    PARKER, Dorothy. The Viking Portable Library.

    New York : 1945

    First collected edition, fifth printing, inscribed on the front free endpaper "To Ruthven Todd - with gratitude to him for wanting this miserable signature. Dorothy Parker". Todd was a Scottish poet, artist, and novelist, best known as an editor of the works of William Blake. He moved to the United States in 1947 where he lived for 13 years.

    This... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 141988

  47. Elijah Pierce Woodcarver.
    PIERCE, Elijah - YOUNG, Mahonri Sharp. Elijah Pierce Woodcarver.

    Columbus, OH : 1973

    The catalogue for Elijah Pierce's 1973 exhibition at the Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, his first major show, the commentary largely composed from Pierce's own words, edited from taped interviews with Carolyn Jones, 1972-3. Pierce is now widely considered one of the great American outsider artists. Signed by Pierce with his address on the title page:... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 142515

  48. Telegraphic Signals;
    POPHAM, Sir Home. Telegraphic Signals;

    London : 1812

    First issued privately by Popham in 1801, this is the first edition published with Admiralty approval. Popham's was the first fully-developed, comprehensive flag signalling system for the Navy, an immensely important innovation. A superb copy of this very uncommon book: Library Hub locates only the BL copy, OCLC adds copies at the National Maritime... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 143641

  49. Original drawing of a mouse curtsying in front of a tea cup from the Tailor of Gloucester.
    POTTER, Beatrix. Original drawing of a mouse curtsying in front of a tea cup from the Tailor of Gloucester.

    [Near Sawrey,] : 1927

    Signed and dated November 1927 in pen lower right and inscribed "From the "Tailor of Gloucester", Copyright of F Warne & Co" by Potter. This is a delightful image from one of Potter's most famous works, a redrawing of the illustration first published in The Tale of Gloucester, London, 1902.

    The paper, dimensions, signature and date indicate... Learn More
    £20,000.00

    Stock Code: 144268

  50. Antarctic Adventure. Scott's Northern Party.
    PRIESTLEY, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure. Scott's Northern Party.

    London : 1914

    First edition, first impression, rarely encountered in collectable condition, as here: a large part of the print-run was destroyed in a warehouse fire. This copy has a pleasing association, from the library of adventurer Steve Fossett (1944-2007), with his bookplate to the front pastedown.

    Priestley served with Shackleton on his 1907-09 expedition,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 142363

  51. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens.
    RACKHAM, Arthur (illus.); BARRIE, J. M. Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens.

    London : 1906

    First Rackham edition, inscribed by the author to the first actor to play Smee on stage on the half-title: "To George Shelton from his old friend J. M. Barrie Christmas 1906." Shelton played Smee in the first production of Peter Pan in December 1904, and played the part for 23 consecutive years until his retirement in 1927. Inscribed copies are notably... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 137773

  52. Complete deluxe limited editions set.
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Complete deluxe limited editions set.

    1905–51

    IRVING, Washington. Rip Van Winkle. London: William Heinemann, 1905

    Quarto. Original vellum, titles to spine and front board gilt, pictorial image blocked in gilt to front cover, brown endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, cream ribbon ties. Housed in a custom green cloth slipcase. Colour frontispiece and 49 colour plates mounted on brown... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 144251

  53. Republic Box Set. Being documentary materials relating to Jamie Reid's God Save the Queen artworks. All sourced from original artefacts held in the Jamie Reid archive.
    REID, Jamie. Republic Box Set. Being documentary materials relating to Jamie Reid's God Save the Queen artworks. All sourced from original artefacts held in the Jamie Reid archive.

    [Hove] : 2015

    Signed limited edition. Number 83 of 113 boxed sets signed and numbered by the artist. With a pair of black latex handling gloves as issued. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139932

  54. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.
    RIEFENSTAHL, Leni. Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.

    Berlin : 1937

    First edition, first printing, an exceptional copy retaining the rare glassine and card slipcase. This photobook was produced alongside Olympia, Riefenstahl's landmark documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

    Olympia was immediately recognised as truly innovative, experimenting with cutting-edge shooting and editing techniques, winning the Best... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 141073

  55. Nightlife.
    SHAW, Charles G. Nightlife.

    New York : 1931

    First edition, first printing of this wonderful period piece, written by Charles Green Shaw (1892-1974), at the time a freelancer for Vanity Fair and the New Yorker but also a founder member of American Abstract Artists. The French illustrator, Raymond Bret-Koch, was Staff Artist on Vanity Fair.

    The chapter titles give an evocative flavour of... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 143462

  56. Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem, with Notes.
    SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. Queen Mab, A Philosophical Poem, with Notes.

    London : 1813

    First edition, an "unmutilated" copy, with title page and final leaf intact, and including the poetic dedication to Harriet.

    Queen Mab was Shelley's most provocative poem and a key radical text in the early years of the 19th century. The entire edition was 250 copies, published by Thomas Hookman for private distribution by Shelley himself. Due... Learn More
    £17,500.00

    Stock Code: 143222

  57. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
    SMITH, Adam. An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.

    London : 1784

    First octavo edition, third overall (first 1776); a handsome set in an unostentatious but pleasing contemporary binding. This uncommon edition contains several additions including a new chapter titled "The Conclusion of the Mercantile System". This was the edition owned by Thomas Jefferson (Sowerby 3546).

    In his Wealth of Nations, Smith "begins... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 144188

  58. The Wandering Jew.
    SUE, Eugene. The Wandering Jew.

    London : 1844-46

    First edition in English, scarce in cloth and with the illustrations volume, of Sue's Le Juif errant (1844), an internationally popular gothic novel. Despite its title, the book makes only peripheral use of the legend. In line with Sue's socialist-inspired anticlericalism the novel is intensely anti-Catholic, with the villains the Jesuits, portrayed... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139787

  59. Original whips' office notice of Margaret Thatcher's election as leader of the Conservative Party.
    THATCHER, Margaret. Original whips' office notice of Margaret Thatcher's election as leader of the Conservative Party.

    [London] : 1975

    A most significant document in British political history: the announcement of Margaret Thatcher's election as leader of the Conservative Party, signed by Edward Du Cann, who presided over the election as chairman of the 1922 Committee, and by ten other members of the committee.

    This was one of a small number of copies, all signed by hand, which... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 135018

  60. Memoir of the War in India,
    THORN, William. Memoir of the War in India,

    London : 1818

    First edition. A well-provenanced and superbly bound copy of this handsomely and uncommon account of Lord Lake's expedition against the Maratha chief Jasvant Holkar Rao, the Second Anglo--Mahrata War, an early campaign of British Empire building in India. The author was "an avowed military man and a constant traveller... witness to some of the most... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 143003

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