Search

Criteria:
  • Category = History
  • The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry 1853-1953; by TYSON, Geoffrey
    TYSON, Geoffrey
    The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry 1853-1953; A Centennial Survey.

    Calcutta: D. K. Lakin, 1953. First edition. Prepared to mark the centenary of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce. It attempts to compress in to just over 200 pages the important contribution made by the Chamber in those 100 years to the growth of India's trade and industry. Original hardback in blue cloth with gilt stamped titles to front and spine. The illustrations and photographs include a b/w fold out photograph of the Chamber Office Staff of 1952. Boards show signs of handling, neat previous owner's name to FFEP. Otherwise clean and tidy. Very good. 203, xii pages - appendices and index. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3981
    View basket More details Price: £200.00
  • The Big Fellow. by O'CONNOR, Frank
    O'CONNOR, Frank
    The Big Fellow. A Life of Michael Collins.

    London: Thomas Nelson & Sons Limited, 1937. First edition. Hardback in original green cloth, with gilt title to spine. Frontispiece in b/w from a bust by F. Doyle-Jones. Cloth on boards with rubbed, and has a partial ownership stamp to front board. FFEP has a neat ex-libris. Otherwise inside book is very clean and tidy. 303 pages. 210 x 145 mm (8¼ x 5¾ inches).

    Mícheál Ó Coileáin (Michael Collins) was an Irish revolutionary, soldier and politician. During the War of Independence he was Director of Intelligence of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Chairman of the Provisional Government of the Irish Free State from January 1922 and commander-in-chief of the National Army from July until his death in an ambush in August 1922.

    Book ID: 3790
    View basket More details Price: £60.00
  • The Blue Privilege. by SANGL, Harry
    SANGL, Harry
    The Blue Privilege. The Last Tattooed Maori Women - Te Kuia Moko.

    Auckland: Richards / Collins, 1980. A stunning collection of 34 full page colour portraits, each with a brief biography of the subject on the facing page. The end-papers feature detailed drawings of each intricate tattoo. First edition in unclipped dust jacket. 96 pages. 335 x 245 mm (13¼ x 9¾ inches). Dust jacket and book are both in a very good condition. The clear removable plastic protective cover had sadly been secured by sticky tape, over time some of the residue has transferred to the endpapers (this is shown in the photographs).
    The portrait artist Harry Sangl created these works of art after seeing a centenarian Maori woman with a moko (chin and lip tattoo). He undertook a…

    (more)

    Auckland: Richards / Collins, 1980. A stunning collection of 34 full page colour portraits, each with a brief biography of the subject on the facing page. The end-papers feature detailed drawings of each intricate tattoo. First edition in unclipped dust jacket. 96 pages. 335 x 245 mm (13¼ x 9¾ inches). Dust jacket and book are both in a very good condition. The clear removable plastic protective cover had sadly been secured by sticky tape, over time some of the residue has transferred to the endpapers (this is shown in the photographs).
    The portrait artist Harry Sangl created these works of art after seeing a centenarian Maori woman with a moko (chin and lip tattoo). He undertook a three-and-a-half year journey around the North Island of New Zealand during the 1970's, looking for the last remaining Kuia (Maori women) with such decorations. Une superbe collection de 34 portraits couleur pleine page, chacun avec une brève biographie du sujet sur la page opposée. Les pages de garde présentent des dessins détaillés de chaque tatouage complexe. Edition originale sous jaquette déclipsée. 96 pages. 335 x 245 mm (13¼ x 9¾ pouces). La jaquette et le livre sont tous deux en très bon état. Le couvercle de protection en plastique amovible transparent avait malheureusement été fixé par du ruban adhésif, au fil du temps, une partie des résidus s'est transférée sur les pages de garde (ceci est montré sur les photographies).
    Le portraitiste Harry Sangl a créé ces œuvres d'art après avoir vu une femme maorie centenaire avec un moko (tatouage du menton et des lèvres). Il a entrepris un voyage de trois ans et demi autour de l'île du Nord de la Nouvelle-Zélande dans les années 1970, à la recherche des dernières Kuia (femmes maories) avec de telles décorations.

    (less)
    Book ID: 2547
    View basket More details Price: £80.00
  • The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List for the Year of Our Lord 1894. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    The British Imperial Calendar and Civil Service List for the Year of Our Lord 1894. Or General Register Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Ireland, and its Colonies.

    London: Warrington & Co, 1893. First edition. Hardback in full red morocco, gilt decorated dentelle to boards, and spine. All edges gilt. Edges and corner of boards are lightly rubbed. Front pastedown and ex-libris from The Surveyors Institute. This has been crudely reinforced with tape, but otherwise the book is in good condition, in a very attractive binding. An almanac with indexes and lists from Colonies and Dependencies of the time, to details on the extended Royal Family, Peerages etc. 124 pp. 185 x 115 mm (7¼ x 4½ inches).

    Book ID: 3591
    View basket More details Price: £125.00
  • The Comic History of England (2 volumes) by A'BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott
    A'BECKETT, Gilbert Abbott
    The Comic History of England (2 volumes)

    London: Punch Offices, 1847. First editions. Each volume has ten hand coloured steel engravings, and numerous b/w wood engravings in the text - all by John Leech. Uniformly bound in brown cloth with gilt designs on the front panel. Gilt titling and designs on the spines. Cloth a little rubbed and starting to split at head of spine on Volume II. Original yellow endpapers with neat ex libris to the front of each. The plates are lovely and bright. A touch of foxing to the pages. Vol. I: xii, 320 pp; and Vol. II: xii, 304 pp. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3295
    View basket More details Price: £130.00
  • The First Annual Report of the Catholic Institute of Great Britain: by CATHOLIC INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN
    CATHOLIC INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN
    The First Annual Report of the Catholic Institute of Great Britain: With an Appendix; Containing an Abstract of Cash Account, ending 3rd June 1839, List of Auxiliary Branches, List of Publications and particulars of distribution.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: C. Richards: 1839. A thin volume, not bound up (as issued) Titles and monogram of the institute to the front cover. Sewn. The list of patrons and the committee, led by the Earl of Shrewsbury, includes Lord Clifford as one of the (many) Vice Presidents. The Catholic Institute grew out of the Metropolitan Catholic Tract Society. The organisation was formed "To protect the rights of Conscience of the Poorer classes of Catholics and to promote the interests of Religion and charity." Irish M.P. Daniel O'Connell was also involved in the establishment of the Institute. Led initially by the Hon. Charles Langdale M.P. 16pp.

    Condition: Clean and tidy copy of this work. The pages are almost without mark, and the printing has made a clean, deep impression.

    Book ID: 1300
    View basket More details Price: £10.00
  • The Free-Holder [Freeholder] or Political Essays. by ADDISON, Joseph.
    ADDISON, Joseph.
    The Free-Holder [Freeholder] or Political Essays.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: D. Midwinter & J.Tonson, 1716. Large Paper edition. Original gilt decorated calf, with a recent tan spine. Marbled end papers. Contemporary signature to blank end paper. title, contents and essays. This large paper edition, with wide margins, and 400 pages, is much scarcer than the contemporaneous ordinary edition, with [12], 312 pages. The boards are in very good, clean condition. A touch of bumping. Inside, the book is in good, clean, if slightly darkened condition. 400 pp.

    Addison published the 'Freeholder' in fifty five papers, from 23 December 1715, to 9 June 1716 - a political 'Spectator,' in defense of orthodox Whig principles imperiled by the rebellion in Scotland. (DNB) Two essays are devoted to the Tory Fox…

    (more)

    London: D. Midwinter & J.Tonson, 1716. Large Paper edition. Original gilt decorated calf, with a recent tan spine. Marbled end papers. Contemporary signature to blank end paper. title, contents and essays. This large paper edition, with wide margins, and 400 pages, is much scarcer than the contemporaneous ordinary edition, with [12], 312 pages. The boards are in very good, clean condition. A touch of bumping. Inside, the book is in good, clean, if slightly darkened condition. 400 pp.

    Addison published the 'Freeholder' in fifty five papers, from 23 December 1715, to 9 June 1716 - a political 'Spectator,' in defense of orthodox Whig principles imperiled by the rebellion in Scotland. (DNB) Two essays are devoted to the Tory Fox Hunter (22 & 47) and one "On the late Act of Parliament for suspending the Habeus Corpus Act." (essay 16).

    (less)
    Book ID: 1921
    View basket More details Price: £325.00
  • The French Economy and State by BAUM, Warren C.
    BAUM, Warren C.
    The French Economy and State A Rand Corporation research study.

    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1958. First edition. Very clean and tidy copy of this economic work. Text in English. Clean brown dust wrapper, Moderate fading to the spine of the wrapper and a little handling with slight edgewear to the top of the spine. Book is clean and tidy. Very slight foxing to the closed page edge. Previous owner's name and date to the title page. Otherwise in excellent condition. xvi, 392 pages. 240 by 170mm (9½ by 6¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Exemplaire très propre et bien rangé de cet ouvrage économique. Texte en anglais. Jaquette marron propre, décoloration modérée au dos de la jaquette et un peu de manipulation avec une légère usure des bords…

    (more)

    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1958. First edition. Very clean and tidy copy of this economic work. Text in English. Clean brown dust wrapper, Moderate fading to the spine of the wrapper and a little handling with slight edgewear to the top of the spine. Book is clean and tidy. Very slight foxing to the closed page edge. Previous owner's name and date to the title page. Otherwise in excellent condition. xvi, 392 pages. 240 by 170mm (9½ by 6¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Exemplaire très propre et bien rangé de cet ouvrage économique. Texte en anglais. Jaquette marron propre, décoloration modérée au dos de la jaquette et un peu de manipulation avec une légère usure des bords en haut du dos. Le livre est propre et bien rangé. Très légères rousseurs sur les bords des pages fermées. Le nom et la date du propriétaire précédent figurent sur la page de titre. Autrement en excellent état. xvi, 392 pages. 240 x 170 mm

    (less)
    Book ID: 4224
    View basket More details Price: £25.00
  • The History of the City and State of Geneva, From Its First Foundation to This Present Time. Faithfully Collected From Several Manuscripts of Jacobus Gothofredus, Monsieur Chorier, and Others. by SPON, Isaac
    SPON, Isaac
    The History of the City and State of Geneva, From Its First Foundation to This Present Time. Faithfully Collected From Several Manuscripts of Jacobus Gothofredus, Monsieur Chorier, and Others.

    London: Bernard White, 1687. A lovely copy of this first edition. Original boards with restored spine (sympathetically re-backed with original label). Complete with 5 engraved illustrations - frontis, folding map, plan, plate and engraved plate in text. small ink annotations to end papers. A touch of darkening to the edges, and a touch of very light foxing but overall in excellent condition. (vi); 250; (vi) pp. 330 by 200mm (13 by 7¾ inches). See Wing S5017

    Book ID: 3405
    View basket More details Price: £550.00
  • The Illustrated London Almanack 1865-1876. by BREEN, James (Editor)
    BREEN, James (Editor)
    The Illustrated London Almanack 1865-1876. 12 volumes bound as one.

    The Illustrated London News, 1876. A bound collection of issues of The Illustrated London Almanack. This was published annually by The Illustrated London News from 1845 to 1895. The full title states that this "contains astronomical diagrams of remarkable phenomena, printed in tints, under the superintendence of James Breen. Ferns and Butterflies of the months, printed in colours by Leighton Brothers with descriptive letterpress by Mrs Lankester, fine art engravings, original designs heading the calendar and a variety of useful information." The illustrations show the Victorian obsession with the rural idyll.

    Half brown leather, with gilt decoration and titles. Brown buckram boards. Boards are a little faded and rubbed, but still attractive. Marbled end papers. Internally in good,…

    (more)

    The Illustrated London News, 1876. A bound collection of issues of The Illustrated London Almanack. This was published annually by The Illustrated London News from 1845 to 1895. The full title states that this "contains astronomical diagrams of remarkable phenomena, printed in tints, under the superintendence of James Breen. Ferns and Butterflies of the months, printed in colours by Leighton Brothers with descriptive letterpress by Mrs Lankester, fine art engravings, original designs heading the calendar and a variety of useful information." The illustrations show the Victorian obsession with the rural idyll.

    Half brown leather, with gilt decoration and titles. Brown buckram boards. Boards are a little faded and rubbed, but still attractive. Marbled end papers. Internally in good, if slightly darkened condition.
    Pagination is: 1865, 58 pages; 1866, 54 pages; All volumes from 1867 to 1874 have 56 pages in each; 1875, 48 pages, 1876, 48 pages. Each year is complete - apart from 1876, which has five of the six colour plates called for. 1866 has 4 colour plates (but it does not state how many it should have). There are a total of 69 full colour chromolithographs, and the rest b/w. Subjects include court circulars, information about government expenditure, Army & Navy movements, notable deaths and happenings in London &c. 280 mm x 210 mm (11 x 8¼ inches).

    (less)
    Book ID: 2918
    View basket More details Price: £300.00
  • The Imperial Presidency by SCHLESINGER, Arthur M.
    SCHLESINGER, Arthur M.
    The Imperial Presidency

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. Very nice copy of thir first edition with a warm gift inscription from the author to the politician and journalist Woodrow Wyatt. Clean, slightly darkened dust wrapper, now protected with a mylar cover. Clean, slightly rubbed grey boards. Internally clean and tidy. Inscription in red ink to the front end paper, and Wyatt's bookplate to the inside front board. X, 505 pages. 235 by 160mm (9¼ by 6¼ inches).

    Wyatt was initially a Labour politician and MP from 1945-1970 Afterwards he became a broadcaster and journalist. Over time he moved away from the Labour party, and on becoming friends with Margaret Thatcher, moved significantly to the right. His memoirs were described as "Mischievously indiscreet diaries" (Andrew Neill).

    Book ID: 3620
    View basket More details Price: £65.00
  • The Memphite Tomb-Chapel of Mose by GABALLA, G. A.
    GABALLA, G. A.
    The Memphite Tomb-Chapel of Mose

    Warminster: Aris & Phillips Ltd, 1977. First Edition. Includes English translations of Egyptian texts, and a transcription and translation of the 'Legal text'. Hardback in light blue cloth covered boards. Inside original unclipped illustrated dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wear to the edges but no tears. Also a little handled / darkened as it's was originally white. Inside clean and unmarked. v, 40 pages, 32 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations. 300 x 210 mm (11¾ x 8¼ inches)

    Book ID: 4379
    View basket More details Price: £30.00
  • The Mysterious Visit by HB (John Doyle)
    HB (John Doyle)
    The Mysterious Visit

    London: Thomas McLean. First edition lithograph, published 1829. Image is 28.5 x 39.5 cm. Laid onto brown card (35 x 50 cm). To verso is a blank mount of the same size. The print is reasonably clean, but has a light damp stain across the background, and light foxing. A little nicking and edgewear to the edges of the card, including a 7cm tear to the card (now repaired with archival tape). Issued as #9 of "Political sketches" - Issued in 5 volumes. (John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor. Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), Son of George III. King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst…

    (more)

    London: Thomas McLean. First edition lithograph, published 1829. Image is 28.5 x 39.5 cm. Laid onto brown card (35 x 50 cm). To verso is a blank mount of the same size. The print is reasonably clean, but has a light damp stain across the background, and light foxing. A little nicking and edgewear to the edges of the card, including a 7cm tear to the card (now repaired with archival tape). Issued as #9 of "Political sketches" - Issued in 5 volumes. (John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor. Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1771-1851), Son of George III. King George IV (1762-1830), Regent 1811-19; Reigned 1820-30. John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863), Lord Chancellor and politician; son of the painter John Singleton Copley. Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Prime Minister.) Description is: "An announcement in the Court Circular that His Majesty George IV. received a visit from Lord Eldon who (of course) was most graciously received, suggested the idea of this sketch. The Duke of Cumberland, as the particular friend of Lord Eldon, stands by, as if to share the gratification of seeing the cordial reception which his king and brother would give to an old and valued adviser of the crown. Such a visit, however, is quite enough to excite the jealousy of the new Chancellor, Lord Lyndhurst, who expresses his uneasiness by an anxious enquiry of his colleague, Sir Robert Peel, what the ex-favourite can want at court so soon after his retirement; and Sir Robert Peel, by way of waggery, and to increase the suspicion of his friend, replies that the visit most probably relates to him." Mclean. Illustrative Key to the Political Sketches of H.B. From No.1 to No. 600. Conforms to the National Portrait Gallery copy: NPG D40944.

    . Première édition de la lithographie, publiée en 1829. L'image mesure 28,5 x 39,5 cm. Collée sur une carte brune (35 x 50 cm). Au verso se trouve un montage vierge de la même taille. L'impression est relativement propre, mais présente une légère tache d'humidité sur le fond, ainsi que de légères rousseurs. Quelques entailles et usures sur les bords de la carte, y compris une déchirure de 7 cm sur la carte (réparée maintenant avec du ruban adhésif d'archivage). Publié en tant que n° 9 de "Political sketches" - Publié en 5 volumes. (John Scott, 1er comte d'Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancelier. Ernest Augustus, duc de Cumberland et roi de Hanovre (1771-1851), fils de George III. Roi George IV (1762-1830), régent de 1811 à 19 ; règne de 1820 à 1930. John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863), Lord Chancelier et homme politique ; fils du peintre John Singleton Copley. Sir Robert Peel, 2nd Bt (1788-1850), Premier ministre.) Description : "Une annonce dans le Court Circular selon laquelle Sa Majesté George IV a reçu la visite de Lord Eldon qui a (bien sûr) été très bien accueilli, a suggéré l'idée de cette esquisse. Le duc de Cumberland, en tant qu'ami particulier de Lord Eldon, est présent, comme pour partager la satisfaction de voir l'accueil cordial que son roi et son frère réserveraient à un vieux et précieux conseiller de la couronne. Une telle visite, cependant, suffit à exciter la jalousie du nouveau chancelier, Lord Lyndhurst, qui exprime son malaise en demandant avec anxiété à son collègue, Sir Robert Peel, ce que l'ex-favori peut bien vouloir à la cour si peu de temps après sa retraite ; et Sir Robert Peel, en guise de plaisanterie, et pour accroître les soupçons de son ami, répond que la visite le concerne très probablement". Mclean. Clé illustrative des croquis politiques de H.B. du n° 1 au n° 600. Conforme à l'exemplaire de la National Portrait Gallery : NPG D40944.

    (less)
    Book ID: 4496
    View basket More details Price: £75.00
  • The Path to Power. by THATCHER, Margaret
    THATCHER, Margaret
    The Path to Power.

    London: Harper Collins, 1995. First edition, first impression. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, blue end papers. With its original dust jacket. With 20 leaves of photographic reproductions. This is the second book of Mrs. Thatcher's autobiography, covering the years of her childhood up to her election as Prime Minister. With separate b/w photo signed by Thatcher. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 656 pp. 240 x 160 mm (9½ x 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2333
    View basket More details Price: £120.00
  • The Penguin Atlas of Diasporas. by CHALIAND, Gerard & RAGEAU, Jean-Pierre
    CHALIAND, Gerard & RAGEAU, Jean-Pierre
    The Penguin Atlas of Diasporas. Maps by Catherine Petit. Translated from the French by A.M. Berrett

    London: Viking Penguin, 1995. A lovely copy of this fascinating atlas. Text, maps and a few photographs of the most important migrations of the modern period. These include the Jewish, Armenian, Gypsy, Black, Chinese, Indian, Irish, Greek, Lebanese, Palestinian and the Vietnames and Korean diasporas. Clean and tidy dust wrapper over clean black boards. Oblong octavo. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 190 by 250mm (7½ by 9¾ inches). 184 pages.

    Book ID: 3280
    View basket More details Price: £20.00
  • The Princesse De Lamballe: A Sketch. by MONTEFIORE, Sir Francis
    MONTEFIORE, Sir Francis
    The Princesse De Lamballe: A Sketch.

    London: Richard Bentley And Son, 1896. First edition in neat library brown cloth hardback binding, with title in gilt to the spine. Ex-library copy with usual stamps to a few pages. With numerous illustrations. The tragic life of the Princess Marie-Louise Thérèse of Savoy-Carignan (1749 1792), who was a friend and confidante of Marie Antoinette. Her fate was to be put to death in the September Massacres of the French revolution. 210 pages. 250 x 190 mm (9¾ x 7½ inches).

    Book ID: 2849
    View basket More details Price: £25.00
  • The Second Annual Report of the Catholic Institute of Great Britain: by CATHOLIC INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN
    CATHOLIC INSTITUTE OF GREAT BRITAIN
    The Second Annual Report of the Catholic Institute of Great Britain: With an Appendix; Containing an Abstract of Cash Account, ending 12th May 1840, List of Auxiliary Branches, List of Publications, Names and Number of Tracts, Particulars of distribution, and Forms of Bequests.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: C. Richards: 1840. A thin volume, not bound up (as issued) Titles and monogram of the institute to the front cover. Sewn. The list of patrons and the committee, led by the Earl of Shrewsbury, includes Lord Clifford as one of the (many) Vice Presidents. The Catholic Institute grew out of the Metropolitan Catholic Tract Society. The organisation was formed "To protect the rights of Conscience of the Poorer classes of Catholics and to promote the interests of Religion and charity." Irish M.P. Daniel O'Connell was also involved in the establishment of the Institute. Led initially by the Hon. Charles Langdale M.P. 26pp.

    Condition: Clean and tidy copy of this work. The pages are almost without mark, and the printing has made a clean, deep impression. Slight darkening to the front cover.

    Book ID: 1301
    View basket More details Price: £5.00
  • The Selector or Say's Sunday Reporter by VINT, Mary
    VINT, Mary
    The Selector or Say's Sunday Reporter

    London: Mary Vint, 1810. First Edition. Say's Sunday Reporter was a weekly newspaper published from 1799 until at least 1810. By this issue, it was published by Mary Vint - formerly Mary Say of London. The newspaper includes summaries of military news from the London Gazette, other London news. There was also an account of the capture of Guadaloupe from the London Gazette Extraordinary of March 15th. (this is a lengthy account of two full pages). The Sunday news, included an account of a flag of Truce being delivered from General Buonaparté of France. News of European conflicts was also summarised. News of fires in London, movement of ships etc. An account of Parliamentary Intelligence give summaries of proceedings…

    (more)

    London: Mary Vint, 1810. First Edition. Say's Sunday Reporter was a weekly newspaper published from 1799 until at least 1810. By this issue, it was published by Mary Vint - formerly Mary Say of London. The newspaper includes summaries of military news from the London Gazette, other London news. There was also an account of the capture of Guadaloupe from the London Gazette Extraordinary of March 15th. (this is a lengthy account of two full pages). The Sunday news, included an account of a flag of Truce being delivered from General Buonaparté of France. News of European conflicts was also summarised. News of fires in London, movement of ships etc. An account of Parliamentary Intelligence give summaries of proceedings in the House of Lords and the House of Commons. This includes and account of the conduct of ministers. There is also an account of a mutiny in India (which had happened in September 1809). The paper ends with lists of officers to be cour martialled, and lists of deaths and marriages. And of course, an advert for Doctor Harvery's anti venereal pills! A fascinating summary of life in England in 1810. 8 pages. Clean and tidy, with just a tiny amount of nicking to the page edges, and a couple of light foxing spots. Small tax paid stamp to the front cover - not affecting text. In excellent condition for age. Mary Vint / Say is a fascinating character. She married the publisher Charles Green Say, who produced three regular newspapers. When he died in 1775 she continued to publish alone. She later remarried becoming Mary Vint, but continued as a female newspaper proprietor! She was prosecuted for libel several times and in 1781 sentenced to six months in prison for libelling the Russian ambassador. Following libels of William Pitt in 1788, there were debates in parliament and she was prosecuted once more. Despite this, she continued publishing, eventually dying in 1832. 355 by 240mm (14 by 9½ inches).

    . Première édition. Le Say's sunday Reporter était un journal hebdomadaire publié de 1799 à au moins 1810. Dans ce numéro, il était publié par Mary Vint - anciennement Mary Say de Londres. Le journal comprend des résumés des nouvelles militaires de la London Gazette, d'autres nouvelles londoniennes. On y trouve également un compte rendu de la prise de la Guadeloupe, tiré de la London Gazette Extraordinary du 15 mars. (il s'agit d'un long compte rendu de deux pages entières). Les nouvelles du dimanche comprenaient un compte rendu de la remise d'un drapeau de trêve par le général français Buonaparté. Les nouvelles des conflits européens sont également résumées. Des nouvelles des incendies à Londres, des mouvements de navires, etc. Un compte rendu des renseignements parlementaires résume les délibérations de la Chambre des lords et de la Chambre des communes. Cela inclut un compte-rendu de la conduite des ministres. Il y a également un compte rendu d'une mutinerie en Inde (qui s'est produite en septembre 1809). Le journal se termine par des listes d'officiers devant être traduits devant la cour martiale et des listes de décès et de mariages. Et bien sûr, une publicité pour les pilules anti-vénériennes du docteur Harvery ! Un résumé fascinant de la vie en Angleterre en 1810. 8 pages. Propre et bien rangé, avec juste quelques petites entailles sur les bords des pages, et quelques légères rousseurs. Petit timbre fiscal sur la couverture avant - n'affecte pas le texte. En excellent état pour son âge. Mary Vint / Say est un personnage fascinant. Elle a épousé l'éditeur Charles Green Say, qui produisait trois journaux réguliers. Lorsqu'il mourut en 1775, elle continua à publier seule. Elle s'est ensuite remariée, devenant Mary Vint, mais a continué à être une femme propriétaire de journal ! Elle a été poursuivie plusieurs fois pour diffamation et, en 1781, condamnée à six mois de prison pour avoir diffamé l'ambassadeur de Russie. À la suite de diffamations de William Pitt en 1788, des débats ont eu lieu au parlement et elle a été à nouveau poursuivie. Malgré cela, elle continue à publier et meurt en 1832. 355 x 240 mm

    (less)
    Book ID: 4288
    View basket More details Price: £50.00
  • The Story of the Norman Conquest by MACLISE, Daniel
    MACLISE, Daniel
    The Story of the Norman Conquest

    Art Union of London, 1866. A nice copy of this work, produced on the 800th Anniversary of the Conquest. First Edition. Green cloth with gilt titles and decoration to the front board. There is a little rubbing and marking to the boards, with a touch of edgewear. The front end paper has a little creasing, and there are some small closed tears to the edges. The title and text pages have light foxing to them. The rest of the book has intermittent spotting. The first few leaves have light creasing to them. One introductory leaf with text and explanation to both pages. Followed by 42 leaves, with a full page engraving to the recto only of each leaf. 240 x 510 mm (9½ x 20 inches).

    Book ID: 3325
    View basket More details Price: £75.00
  • The War in Korea 1950-1953 by THOMAS, Major R.C.W.
    THOMAS, Major R.C.W.
    The War in Korea 1950-1953 A military study of the war in Korea up to the signing of the Cease Fire

    Aldershot: Gale and Polden Ltd, 1954. First edition in dust wrapper. The wrapper has significant chipping and closed tears, but is still holding together, and is reasonably clean. Held within an archival wrapper. Red cloth boards are clean and tidy, with just a little bumping to the head and tail of the spine. A touch of foxing to the closed page edges. 15 black and white photographs, 5 maps. Complete. 119 pages. 190 by 125mm (7½ by 5 inches).

    . Première édition avec jaquette. La jaquette présente des ébréchures et des déchirures importantes, mais elle tient toujours et est raisonnablement propre. L'ouvrage est conservé dans une pochette d'archivage. Les planches en tissu rouge sont propres et bien rangées, avec…

    (more)

    Aldershot: Gale and Polden Ltd, 1954. First edition in dust wrapper. The wrapper has significant chipping and closed tears, but is still holding together, and is reasonably clean. Held within an archival wrapper. Red cloth boards are clean and tidy, with just a little bumping to the head and tail of the spine. A touch of foxing to the closed page edges. 15 black and white photographs, 5 maps. Complete. 119 pages. 190 by 125mm (7½ by 5 inches).

    . Première édition avec jaquette. La jaquette présente des ébréchures et des déchirures importantes, mais elle tient toujours et est raisonnablement propre. L'ouvrage est conservé dans une pochette d'archivage. Les planches en tissu rouge sont propres et bien rangées, avec juste un peu de bosses à la tête et à la queue de la colonne vertébrale. Quelques rousseurs sur les bords des pages fermées. 15 photographies en noir et blanc, 5 cartes. Complet. 119 pages. 190 x 125 mm

    (less)
    Book ID: 4252
    View basket More details Price: £40.00