Category: Non-fiction

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CATALOGUE OF FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AUTHORS.

CATALOGUE OF FIRST EDITIONS OF AMERICAN AUTHORS. Poets, Philosophers, Historians, Statesmen, Essayists, Dramatists, Novelists, Travellers, Humorists &c., &c., &c. Complied, Arranged and For Sale or sale.

[Bookseller's Catalogue] Leon and Brother

New York: Leon and Brother, Under 5th Avenue Hotel. 1885

First edition of the first catalogue dedicated exclusively to first editions of American authors. Rebound in green card covers, with a portion of the original upper cover laid...

13006

£45.00

A REMONSTRANCE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCES, AND MALADIES OF THE KINGDOME OF ENGLAND: RIGHTLY STATED IN X POSITIONS.

A REMONSTRANCE CONCERNING THE GRIEVANCES, AND MALADIES OF THE KINGDOME OF ENGLAND: RIGHTLY STATED IN X POSITIONS. With Remedies Prescribed For The Speedy Help Of Each Of Them: Viz. The King, Parliament, Army, Assembly of Divines, Citizens of London, People in General, Apostate Round-Heads, Newters, Cavaliers, Scots.

Borialis

London: Printed for John Hickman. 1648

First edition, Complete in 15 pages, (14 pages of text plus the title page). A good copy some pages cropped tightly to the top edge of text. Small ink inscriptions to the margins...

6681

£175.00

THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON.

THE LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON. Boswell's Life Of Johnson including Boswell's Journal Of A Tour To The Hebrides And Johnson's Diary Of A Journey Into North Wales

Boswell, James; edited by George Birkbeck Hill.

Oxford: The Clarendon Press. 1887

First edition thus. Six volumes. Large 8vo. Vol I 522pp; Vol II 480pp; Vol III 464pp; Vol IV 446pp; Vol V 460pp ; Vol VI 324. Half titles to each volume. Contemporary speckled...

11527

£1,250.00

PICTURES AND CONVERSATIONS.

PICTURES AND CONVERSATIONS. Chapters Of An Autobiography and Other Collected Writings.

Bowen, Elizabeth; foreword by Spencer Curtis Brown

London: Allen Lane. 1975

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding square and firm with a...

14051

£25.00

CATALOGUE OF THE ETCHED WORK OF FRANK BRANGWYN

CATALOGUE OF THE ETCHED WORK OF FRANK BRANGWYN

Brangwyn, Frank

London: The Fine Art Society. 1912

First edition. 4to. Publisher's original quarter brown buckram and brown cloth boards. Titles in gilt to leather label on the spine. Top edge gilt. With 200 illustrations over 108...

11666

£160.00

THE GUN CLUB DRINK BOOK

THE GUN CLUB DRINK BOOK Being a More Or Less Discursive Account of Alcoholic Beverages, Their Formulae and Uses, Together With Some Observations on the Mixing of Drinks.

Browne, Charles; illustrated by Leonard Holton

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1939

First edition, first printing. Inscribed presentation copy. Publisher's red cloth illustrated and with titles in white to the upper board and spine. Illustrated in black and white...

12918

£375.00

LAURENCE STERNE: A LIFE

LAURENCE STERNE: A LIFE

Campbell Ross, Ian [Laurence Sterne]

Oxford: The Oxford University Press. 2001

First edition, first printing. Original black cloth with gilt titles to spine in dustwrapper. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. No inscriptions or stamps and no loose or...

13710

£25.00

GRIEN ON ROUGEMONT

GRIEN ON ROUGEMONT Or The Story Of A Modern Robinson Crusoe.

Carnegie, D.W.; illustrated by Phil May and Barry Pain

London: Edward Lloyd Ltd. 1898

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original pictorial stapled wrappers. With 10 humorous illustrations by Phil May and other pictures. Also a pantomime sketch by Barry...

12700

£375.00

LOUISE

LOUISE Roman Musical en Quatre Actes et Cinq Tableaux.

Charpentier, Gustave (1860 -1956)

Paris: M. M. Heugel et Cie, Au Menestrel. 1900

First edition. Inscribed presentation copy. Piano and Vocal Score. Bound in three quarter purple leather over marbled boards. Gilt titles to the spine. Minor rubbing to the...

7073

£650.00

THE DEFENDANT

THE DEFENDANT

Chesterton, G. K.

London: R. Brimley Johnson. 1901

First edition in book form. Publisher's original brown buckram with gilt titles and spine. Top edge gilt. An excellent near fine copy, the binding clean and square, the contents...

12333

£50.00

THIS DAY IN RAP AND HIP-HOP HISTORY

THIS DAY IN RAP AND HIP-HOP HISTORY

Chuck D (pseudonym of Carlton Douglas Ridenhour); foreword by Shepard Fairey

London: Cassell / Octopus Publishing. 2017

First UK edition, first printing. Signed by the author. Publisher's pictorial boards. Illustrated throughout. A fine, as new copy, clean inside and out and without previous...

14197

£65.00

THE CHARTERED SURVEYOR.

THE CHARTERED SURVEYOR. His Training and His Work.

[Churchill, Winston S.]

London: Chartered Surveyor's Institution 1932

First edition, first printing. Publisher's light blue paper covered boards with navy blue cloth spine titled in gilt. A very good copy, a little rubbed and bumped to the...

11825

£50.00

THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Volume One: The Gathering Storm.

Churchill, Winston S.

London: Cassell and Co. Ltd. 1948

First UK edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. 640pp. Folding map. A better than very good copy, the binding...

13270

£4,000.00

THE SECOND WORLD WAR.

THE SECOND WORLD WAR. Comprising: The Gathering Storm; Their Finest Hour; The Grand Alliance; The Hinge of Fate; Closing the Ring; Triumph and Tragedy.

Churchill, Winston S.

London: Cassell and Co. Ltd. 1948

First edition, first printings. Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill. Six volumes. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrappers. Each volume is in...

13988

£5,250.00

ARMS AND THE COVENANT.

ARMS AND THE COVENANT. Speeches by The Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill C.H. M.P.

Churchill, Winston S.; compiled by Randolph S. Churchill

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. 1938

First edition, first printing. Inscribed by Winston S. Churchill and Randolph S. Churchill. Original dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Photographic...

12194

£9,500.00

24 [TWENTY-FOUR] NIGHTS.

24 [TWENTY-FOUR] NIGHTS. The Music of Eric Clapton. The Drawings of Peter Blake.

Clapton, Eric; illustrated by Peter Blake; Derek Taylor

Guildford: Genesis Publications. 1991

First edition. Signed Limited Edition. Two hardcover volumes (scrapbook and commentary book), an illustrated envelope containing four guitar picks, one guitar string and a...

13184

£1,250.00

EELS, PIE and MASH

EELS, PIE and MASH

Clunn, Chris

London: Museum of London. 1995

First edition, first printing. Original pictorial wrappers. A very good or better copy with only light rubbing to the extremities. The contents are complete, clean and bright with...

5673

£250.00

IDEAS AND PLACES

IDEAS AND PLACES

Connolly, Cyril

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1953

First edition in book form, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine, square and tight copy, clean inside and...

14110

£25.00

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS:

PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS: Selected Writings of A Decade. [Includes the first hardcover edition of Bond Strikes Camp].

Connolly, Cyril; [Ian Fleming]

London: Hamish Hamilton. 1963

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original dark blue cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A lovely fine, square and tight copy, clean inside and out and...

14109

£30.00

THE FOURTH OLYMPIAD

THE FOURTH OLYMPIAD Being The Official Report Of The Olympic Games Of 1908, Celebrated In London Under The Patronage Of His Most Gracious Majesty King Edward VII.

Cook, Theodore Andrea edits

London: The British Olympic Association. 1908

First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with titles in gilt to the upper board and spine, illustration in black to the upper and lower boards. 794 pages,...

13798

£1,250.00

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