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  • Freedom is always the freedom of the one who thinks differently
    Letters from prison. The letters included in this collection are addressed to Sophia Liebknecht. by LUXEMBURG, Rosa
    LUXEMBURG, Rosa
    Letters from prison. The letters included in this collection are addressed to Sophia Liebknecht. Письма из тюрьмы - Письма, вошедшие в этот сборник, адресованы Софии Либкнехт

    St Petersburg: State publishing house, 1921. Softback. First Edition. Text in Russian. The covers are in good, clean condition, with just a touch of marking to them. Although printed on cheap paper, internally the work is clean and tidy, with just a little darkening and rusting to the staples. Illegible owner's signature to the top edge of the title page. The letters included in this collection are addressed to Sophie Liebknecht, wife of Karl Liebknecht. The letters are not political, and only rarely mention politics. Instead, they are personal letters between two friends, and she speaks of the natural world, and botany, which greatly interested her. This appears to be the true first of these letters. There was a…

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    St Petersburg: State publishing house, 1921. Softback. First Edition. Text in Russian. The covers are in good, clean condition, with just a touch of marking to them. Although printed on cheap paper, internally the work is clean and tidy, with just a little darkening and rusting to the staples. Illegible owner's signature to the top edge of the title page. The letters included in this collection are addressed to Sophie Liebknecht, wife of Karl Liebknecht. The letters are not political, and only rarely mention politics. Instead, they are personal letters between two friends, and she speaks of the natural world, and botany, which greatly interested her. This appears to be the true first of these letters. There was a Moscow printing of "Letters from Prison" in 1920, but this was of a different length, and as far as we can see, was not the letters to Sophie Liebknecht. We are unable to trace FirstSearch records of this edition. The Letters were subsequently published in English in 1923, and in French in 1933. Although we think of Soviet St Petersburg as Leningrad, in fact, the name was not changed until 1924. With Karl Liebknecht, Luxemburg founded the International Group / Spartacus League. They opposed Germany's stance in the First World War, and urged worker's strikes to undermine this. As a result, Luxemburg and Liebknecht were imprisoned in June 1916 for two and a half years. (It was during this time that these letters were written). Luxemburg continued to write and friends secretly smuggled out and illegally published her articles. Among them was "Die Russische Revolution", criticising the Bolsheviks and accusing them of seeking to impose a totalitarian single party state upon the Soviet Union. In that context, she wrote the infamous dictum "Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden" ("Freedom is always the freedom of the one who thinks differently.") Luxemburg and Liebknecht were freed from prison in November 1918. On 1st January 1919 the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) was founded under the leadership of Liebknecht and Luxemburg. Shortly afterwards, they were both leading the Spartacist uprising (German: Spartakusaufstand), also known as the January uprising (Januaraufstand), an armed uprising that took place in Berlin from 5 to 12 January 1919. Around 150 members of the uprising died, the most prominent being Liebknecht and Luxemburg, who were arrested, tortured and shot on January 15th. Her body was dumped in the Landwehr canal. Despite her criticism of Lenin and the Bolsheviks, she swiftly became a Soviet martyr. Lenin executed four Grand Dukes in retaliation. 18×12.5 cm 71 pages.

    . Couverture souple. Première édition. Les couvertures sont en bon état, propres, avec juste un peu de marques. Bien qu'imprimé sur du papier bon marché, l'ouvrage est propre et bien rangé, avec juste un peu de noircissement et de rouille aux agrafes. Signature illisible du propriétaire sur le bord supérieur de la page de titre. Les lettres incluses dans ce recueil sont adressées à Sophie Liebknecht, épouse de Karl Liebknecht. Les lettres ne sont pas politiques et ne mentionnent que rarement la politique. Il s'agit plutôt de lettres personnelles entre deux amies, dans lesquelles elle parle de la nature et de la botanique, qui l'intéressent beaucoup. Il semble qu'il s'agisse de la véritable première de ces lettres. Il y a eu une impression moscovite des "Lettres de prison" en 1920, mais elle était d'une longueur différente et, pour autant que nous puissions le voir, il ne s'agissait pas des lettres à Sophie Liebknecht. Nous ne sommes pas en mesure de retrouver la trace de cette édition dans FirstSearch. Les Lettres ont ensuite été publiées en anglais en 1923 et en français en 1933. Bien que nous considérions que le Saint-Pétersbourg soviétique s'appelle Leningrad, le nom n'a été changé qu'en 1924. Avec Karl Liebknecht, Luxemburg fonde l'International Group / Spartacus League. Ils s'opposent à la position de l'Allemagne dans la Première Guerre mondiale et encouragent les grèves ouvrières pour saper cette position. En conséquence, Luxemburg et Liebknecht sont emprisonnés en juin 1916 pour deux ans et demi. (C'est pendant cette période que ces lettres ont été écrites). Luxemburg continua d'écrire et ses amis firent passer secrètement ses articles en contrebande et les publièrent illégalement. Parmi ceux-ci, "Die Russische Revolution" (La révolution russe) critique les bolcheviks et les accuse de vouloir imposer un État totalitaire à parti unique à l'Union soviétique. C'est dans ce contexte qu'elle a écrit le dicton tristement célèbre "Freiheit ist immer die Freiheit des Andersdenkenden" ("La liberté est toujours la liberté de celui qui pense différemment"). Luxemburg et Liebknecht ont été libérés de prison en novembre 1918. Le 1er janvier 1919, le Parti communiste allemand (KPD) est fondé sous la direction de Liebknecht et Luxemburg. Peu de temps après, ils prennent tous deux la tête du soulèvement spartakiste (en allemand : Spartakusaufstand), également connu sous le nom de soulèvement de janvier (Januaraufstand), un soulèvement armé qui a lieu à Berlin du 5 au 12 janvier 1919. Environ 150 membres du soulèvement ont trouvé la mort, les plus connus étant Liebknecht et Luxemburg, qui ont été arrêtés, torturés et fusillés le 15 janvier. Son corps est jeté dans le canal de la Landwehr. Malgré ses critiques à l'égard de Lénine et des bolcheviks, elle devient rapidement une martyre soviétique. Lénine exécute quatre grands ducs en représailles. 18×12,5 cm 71 pages.

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  • Ninon de Lanclos by MAGNE, Émile
    MAGNE, Émile
    Ninon de Lanclos

    Paris: Aux Édition Émile-Paul Fréres. Limited edition. Issued in 1925, a year after the first edition, this is one of only 25 produced in large format, on Hollande. This copy is not numbered to the colophon. Now bound in beautiful three quarter red morocco binding, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Original soft covers and spine conserved inside, with also a smaller version. Slightly confusingly, the original (1924) cover is also bound in, which suggests that this limited edition was based on the same proofs with just an additional title. A biography of Mme de Lanclos, courtesan, author, patron of the arts, who knew many of the leading intellectual and society figures in 17th century France. vii,…

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    Paris: Aux Édition Émile-Paul Fréres. Limited edition. Issued in 1925, a year after the first edition, this is one of only 25 produced in large format, on Hollande. This copy is not numbered to the colophon. Now bound in beautiful three quarter red morocco binding, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. Original soft covers and spine conserved inside, with also a smaller version. Slightly confusingly, the original (1924) cover is also bound in, which suggests that this limited edition was based on the same proofs with just an additional title. A biography of Mme de Lanclos, courtesan, author, patron of the arts, who knew many of the leading intellectual and society figures in 17th century France. vii, 244, [2] pp. Plates in b/w and colour, with captioned tissue guards. In good clean condition, although there is some darkening / offsetting to the larger sheets. OCLC Number / Unique Identifier: 461733484. [XIV], 1-244, [ii] pages. 315 by 245mm (12½ by 9¾ inches).

    . Édition limitée. Publié en 1925, un an après la première édition, il s'agit de l'un des 25 exemplaires produits en grand format, sur Hollande. Cet exemplaire n'est pas numéroté au colophon. Maintenant relié dans une belle reliure en maroquin rouge à trois quarts, avec des bandes surélevées et des titres dorés au dos. Les couvertures souples et le dos originaux sont conservés à l'intérieur, ainsi qu'une version plus petite. De manière légèrement déroutante, la couverture originale (1924) est également reliée, ce qui suggère que cette édition limitée a été basée sur les mêmes épreuves avec juste un titre supplémentaire. Une biographie de Mme de Lanclos, courtisane, auteur, mécène, qui a connu de nombreuses personnalités intellectuelles et mondaines de la France du XVIIe siècle. vii, 244, [2] pp. Planches en noir et blanc et en couleur, avec des gardes de tissus légendés. En bon état de propreté, bien qu'il y ait un peu de noircissement / décalage sur les feuilles plus grandes. Numéro OCLC / Identificateur unique : 461733484. [XIV], 1-244, [ii] pages. 315 x 245 mm

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  • Histoire des Cafés de Paris by FOSCA, François
    FOSCA, François
    Histoire des Cafés de Paris

    Paris: Firmin-Didot et cie, 1934. First edition. A nice copy of this illustrated history, with the original soft covers. These have a touch of handling to the edges and slight darkening, but overall are in very good condition. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 218 pages. 190 by 140mm (7½ by 5½ inches).

    . Première édition. Un bel exemplaire de cette histoire illustrée, avec les couvertures souples d'origine. Celles-ci présentent une légère manipulation sur les bords et un léger assombrissement, mais sont dans l'ensemble en très bon état. L'intérieur est propre et bien rangé. 218 pages. 190 x 140 mm

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  • Lettres de Madame de Sévigné, de sa famille et de ses amis. Nouvelle édition by SÉVIGNÉ, Mme de
    SÉVIGNÉ, Mme de
    Lettres de Madame de Sévigné, de sa famille et de ses amis. Nouvelle édition

    Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1925. A lovely copy of this comprehensive collection of Madame de Sévigné's letters. 14 volumes plus album. Complete. All are bound in half leather with marbled boards. Simple gilt titles to the spine. Top edge gilt. Original green paper covers are bound into each volume. Mixed printings (Either of the first editions, or of the 1925 second edition - which was identical apart from the title page). Collation as follows: (1) 1925, xxiv, 1-568 pages. (2) 1862, 1st edition, 554 pages. Moderate foxing. (3) 1862 1st edition, 548 pages. Moderate foxing. (4) 1862, 1st edition, 565 pages. Light foxing. (5) 1925, New edition, 572 pages. (6) 1862 1st edition, 566 pages. Light foxing. (7) 1862 1st…

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    Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1925. A lovely copy of this comprehensive collection of Madame de Sévigné's letters. 14 volumes plus album. Complete. All are bound in half leather with marbled boards. Simple gilt titles to the spine. Top edge gilt. Original green paper covers are bound into each volume. Mixed printings (Either of the first editions, or of the 1925 second edition - which was identical apart from the title page). Collation as follows: (1) 1925, xxiv, 1-568 pages. (2) 1862, 1st edition, 554 pages. Moderate foxing. (3) 1862 1st edition, 548 pages. Moderate foxing. (4) 1862, 1st edition, 565 pages. Light foxing. (5) 1925, New edition, 572 pages. (6) 1862 1st edition, 566 pages. Light foxing. (7) 1862 1st edition, 543 pages. Light foxing. (8) 1862, 1st edition, 572 pages. Light foxing. (9) 1862, 1st edition, 615. Minimal foxing, (10) 1862, 1st edition 584 pages. Light foxing. (11) 1862, 1st edition, 532 pages. Light foxing. (12) 1862, 1st edition. 621 pages. light foxing. (13) 1866, 1st edition. 496 pages. Light foxing. (14) 1866, 1st edition. 603 pages. Light foxing. (15) ALBUM, 1868, Contains 1 plate of coats of arms in chromolithography, 4 portraits, 9 views of dwellings, 16 folding facsimiles of autographs. Each of these are beautifully presented, and have an explanatory leaf between them. 230 by 140mm (9 by 5½ inches).

    . Très bel exemplaire de cette collection complète des lettres de Madame de Sévigné. 14 volumes plus un album. Complet. Tous les volumes sont reliés en demi-cuir avec des planches marbrées. Titres dorés simples au dos. Bord supérieur doré. Les couvertures originales en papier vert sont reliées dans chaque volume. Tirages mixtes (soit des premières éditions, soit de la seconde édition de 1925 - qui était identique à l'exception de la page de titre). Collation comme suit : (1) 1925, xxiv, 1-568 pages. (2) 1862, 1ère édition, 554 pages. Rousseurs modérées. (3) 1862, 1ère édition, 548 pages. Rousseurs modérées. (4) 1862, 1ère édition, 565 pages. Rousseurs légères. (5) 1925, nouvelle édition, 572 pages. (6) 1862, 1ère édition, 566 pages. Rousseurs légères. (7) 1862, 1ère édition, 543 pages. Rousseurs légères. (8) 1862, 1ère édition, 572 pages. Rousseurs légères. (9) 1862, 1ère édition, 615 pages. Rousseurs minimes. (10) 1862, 1ère édition, 584 pages. Rousseurs légères. (11) 1862, 1ère édition, 532 pages. Rousseurs légères. (12) 1862, 1ère édition. 621 pages. légères rousseurs. (13) 1866, 1ère édition. 496 pages. Rousseurs légères. (14) 1866, 1ère édition. 603 pages. Rousseurs légères. (15) ALBUM, 1868, Contient 1 planche d'armoiries en chromolithographie, 4 portraits, 9 vues d'habitations, 16 fac-similés d'autographes dépliants. Chacun de ces fac-similés est magnifiquement présenté et est accompagné d'un feuillet explicatif. 230 x 140 mm.

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  • Letters of George Wyndham by WYNDHAM, Guy; WYNDHAM, George
    WYNDHAM, Guy; WYNDHAM, George
    Letters of George Wyndham

    Edinburgh: Privately Printed T. and A. Constable, 1915. First Edition. A two volume collection of letters compiled by George Wyndham's brother Guy. Red cloth hardback boards, each with armourial crest in gilt to front board, and gilt titles to spine. Top edge gilt. Boards are slightly speckled and spine cloth a little faded. Previous owner's name to front of both volumes, dated 1937. Offsetting to FFEP front of both volumes. Volume I: xii, 549 pp. Volume II: vi, 558 pp. 230 x 160 mm (9 x 6¼ inches). Première édition. Une collection de lettres en deux volumes compilée par Guy, le frère de George Wyndham. Carton rigide en toile rouge, avec écusson armorié en doré sur le premier plat,…

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    Edinburgh: Privately Printed T. and A. Constable, 1915. First Edition. A two volume collection of letters compiled by George Wyndham's brother Guy. Red cloth hardback boards, each with armourial crest in gilt to front board, and gilt titles to spine. Top edge gilt. Boards are slightly speckled and spine cloth a little faded. Previous owner's name to front of both volumes, dated 1937. Offsetting to FFEP front of both volumes. Volume I: xii, 549 pp. Volume II: vi, 558 pp. 230 x 160 mm (9 x 6¼ inches). Première édition. Une collection de lettres en deux volumes compilée par Guy, le frère de George Wyndham. Carton rigide en toile rouge, avec écusson armorié en doré sur le premier plat, et titres en doré sur le dos. Le bord supérieur est doré. Les planches sont légèrement mouchetées et la toile du dos est un peu décolorée. Le nom de l'ancien propriétaire figure au début des deux volumes et est daté de 1937. Un décalage est présent sur la page d'accueil de la page de garde des deux volumes. Volume I : xii, 549 pp. Volume II : vi, 558 pp. 230 x 160 mm

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  • Letters written by the late Mrs Birch of Barton Lodge. In the ninety-ninth and hundredth years of her age. by BIRCH, Mary Newell, John William Newell Birch [Editor]
    BIRCH, Mary Newell, John William Newell Birch [Editor]
    Letters written by the late Mrs Birch of Barton Lodge. In the ninety-ninth and hundredth years of her age.

    London: Privately printed by J.W.N. Birch. Printed by A. Spottiswoode, 1837. First Edition. Beautifully bound in contemporary three quarters leather with marbled boards. Attractive gilt design and titles to the spine. A touch of rubbing to the edges only. Frontispiece, four pages of facsimile letters. Moderate foxing to the end papers and frontis, with just a little darkening to the rest of the work. Bookplate to the front inside board. A very nice copy of this scarce item. Fascinating letters which offer an insight into the life of the gentry in early nineteenth century Britain. 277 x 208 mm. xvi, 152 pp.

    . Première édition. Magnifique reliure en cuir trois quarts de l'époque avec des planches marbrées. Le…

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    London: Privately printed by J.W.N. Birch. Printed by A. Spottiswoode, 1837. First Edition. Beautifully bound in contemporary three quarters leather with marbled boards. Attractive gilt design and titles to the spine. A touch of rubbing to the edges only. Frontispiece, four pages of facsimile letters. Moderate foxing to the end papers and frontis, with just a little darkening to the rest of the work. Bookplate to the front inside board. A very nice copy of this scarce item. Fascinating letters which offer an insight into the life of the gentry in early nineteenth century Britain. 277 x 208 mm. xvi, 152 pp.

    . Première édition. Magnifique reliure en cuir trois quarts de l'époque avec des planches marbrées. Le dos est orné de titres et de motifs dorés. Un peu de frottement sur les bords seulement. Frontispice, quatre pages de lettres en fac-similé. Rousseurs modérées sur les pages de garde et le frontispice, avec un léger assombrissement sur le reste de l'ouvrage. Ex-libris à l'intérieur de la première planche. Un très bel exemplaire de cet ouvrage rare. Des lettres fascinantes qui donnent un aperçu de la vie de la gentry au début du dix-neuvième siècle en Grande-Bretagne. 277 x 208 mm. xvi, 152 pp.

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  • Sixteen scenes taken from the Miseries of Human Life by one of The Wretched. by ATKINSON, A. [John Augustus]
    ATKINSON, A. [John Augustus]
    Sixteen scenes taken from the Miseries of Human Life by one of The Wretched.

    London: William Miller, 1807. First Edition. Three quarter leather binding with gilt titles to the spine. Marbled boards. A little rubbing to the boards and spine. Engraved title and sixteen hand coloured plates (including a final folding plate). There is a blank between each plate, but in this copy there are NO text pages. The plates are pretty clean, with nice hand colouring, but with light creasing to most of the plates. Marbled end papers. Engraved title, 16 plates and 16 blank leaves. 155 by 200mm.

    . Première édition. Reliure à trois quarts en cuir avec titres dorés au dos. Planches marbrées. Un peu de frottement sur les planches et le dos. Titre gravé et seize planches colorées à…

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    London: William Miller, 1807. First Edition. Three quarter leather binding with gilt titles to the spine. Marbled boards. A little rubbing to the boards and spine. Engraved title and sixteen hand coloured plates (including a final folding plate). There is a blank between each plate, but in this copy there are NO text pages. The plates are pretty clean, with nice hand colouring, but with light creasing to most of the plates. Marbled end papers. Engraved title, 16 plates and 16 blank leaves. 155 by 200mm.

    . Première édition. Reliure à trois quarts en cuir avec titres dorés au dos. Planches marbrées. Un peu de frottement sur les planches et le dos. Titre gravé et seize planches colorées à la main (y compris une dernière planche dépliante). Il y a un blanc entre chaque planche, mais dans cet exemplaire il n'y a PAS de pages de texte. Les planches sont assez propres, avec de belles couleurs à la main, mais avec de légers plis sur la plupart d'entre elles. Papiers de fin marbrés. Titre gravé, 16 planches et 16 feuilles blanches. 155 x 200 mm.

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  • 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)

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  • Spricht im Wormser Stadion der Führer der Nationalsozialisten. by SCH, R.
    SCH, R.
    Spricht im Wormser Stadion der Führer der Nationalsozialisten. Advertising ticket for Adolf Hitler speech in 1932.

    Worms: NSDAP, 1932. First edition. A small advertising ticket / flyer for a speech by Adolf Hitler held in the football stadium at Worms on Saturday 12 June 1932. This small ticket is based upon a larger poster by R. Sch, printed by gebruder Hoffman of Worms. This is printed on heavy recycled paper stock. Clearly printed, and cut with a serrated edge (or perhaps torn from a larger perforated sheet?). 70 by 100mm (2¾ by 4 inches). Very good, clean condition with no significant marks. A tiny hole just in from the right edge (perhaps a printing flaw?) A rare piece of ephemera, we can find no other copies for sale. Hitler spoke before 30,000 people on this,…

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    Worms: NSDAP, 1932. First edition. A small advertising ticket / flyer for a speech by Adolf Hitler held in the football stadium at Worms on Saturday 12 June 1932. This small ticket is based upon a larger poster by R. Sch, printed by gebruder Hoffman of Worms. This is printed on heavy recycled paper stock. Clearly printed, and cut with a serrated edge (or perhaps torn from a larger perforated sheet?). 70 by 100mm (2¾ by 4 inches). Very good, clean condition with no significant marks. A tiny hole just in from the right edge (perhaps a printing flaw?) A rare piece of ephemera, we can find no other copies for sale. Hitler spoke before 30,000 people on this, his only visit to Worms. The football stadium was originaly called the "Wormatia Stadium" but was henceforth (after 1933) proudly called the "Adolf Hitler Stadium" (or later the "Kampfbahn").

    . Première édition. Petit billet publicitaire / flyer pour un discours d'Adolf Hitler tenu dans le stade de football de Worms le samedi 12 juin 1932. Ce petit billet est basé sur une affiche plus grande de R. Sch, imprimée par gebruder Hoffman de Worms. Il est imprimé sur du papier recyclé épais. Il est clairement imprimé et coupé avec un bord dentelé (ou peut-être déchiré d'une feuille perforée plus grande ?). 70 x 100 mm. Très bon état, propre et sans marques significatives. Il s'agit d'un document éphémère rare, dont nous n'avons pas trouvé d'autres exemplaires à vendre. Hitler s'est exprimé devant 30 000 personnes lors de sa seule visite à Worms. Le stade de football s'appelait à l'origine le "Wormatia Stadium" mais fut désormais (après 1933) fièrement appelé le "Adolf Hitler Stadium" (ou plus tard le "Kampfbahn").

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  • King Monmouth. by FEA, Allan
    FEA, Allan
    King Monmouth. Being A History of The Career of James Scott "The Protestant Duke" 1649-1685.

    London and New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1902. First Edition. Signed by the author to the half title. Blue cloth hardback boards with gilt decorations, and title to spine. Frontispiece portrait, with tissue guard. Illustrated by the Author with numerous Portraits, Sketches, Photographs & Facsimile Letters &c. Boards are a little bumped at corners. Inside the book does have some sporadic foxing, but is the only copy signed by the author we can find for sale online at the time of writing. xxxviii, 434 pp. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Signée par l'auteur sur la moitié du titre. Couverture rigide en toile bleue avec décorations et titre dorés au dos. Portrait…

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    London and New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1902. First Edition. Signed by the author to the half title. Blue cloth hardback boards with gilt decorations, and title to spine. Frontispiece portrait, with tissue guard. Illustrated by the Author with numerous Portraits, Sketches, Photographs & Facsimile Letters &c. Boards are a little bumped at corners. Inside the book does have some sporadic foxing, but is the only copy signed by the author we can find for sale online at the time of writing. xxxviii, 434 pp. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Signée par l'auteur sur la moitié du titre. Couverture rigide en toile bleue avec décorations et titre dorés au dos. Portrait en frontispice, avec protège-tissu. Illustré par l'auteur avec de nombreux portraits, croquis, photographies, lettres en fac-similé, etc. Les planches sont un peu bosselées aux coins. L'intérieur du livre présente quelques rousseurs sporadiques, mais il s'agit du seul exemplaire signé par l'auteur que nous ayons pu trouver en vente en ligne au moment de la rédaction de ce document. xxxviii, 434 pp. 230 x 150 mm

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  • L'Aiglon en images et dans la fiction poetique et dramatique. by Grand-Carteret, John
    Grand-Carteret, John
    L'Aiglon en images et dans la fiction poetique et dramatique.

    Paris: Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1901. First edition. Attractive deep red half leather contemporary binding, with red marbled boards. Gilt titles and decoration to the spine. The binding is in very good condition, with just a touch of rubbing. Internally a clean and tidy copy with just a little darkening to the page edges. Original paper covers are bound in. The work contains 138 reproductions of portraits and prints. L'Aiglon was Napoleon II or Napoleon François Charles Joseph (1811-1832), king of Rome, emperor of the French, prince of Parma, duke of Reichstadt. Although short lived, In 1900, the writer Edmond Rostand paid tribute to him by making him the main character in a play called L'Aiglon. Hence the title of…

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    Paris: Charpentier et Fasquelle, 1901. First edition. Attractive deep red half leather contemporary binding, with red marbled boards. Gilt titles and decoration to the spine. The binding is in very good condition, with just a touch of rubbing. Internally a clean and tidy copy with just a little darkening to the page edges. Original paper covers are bound in. The work contains 138 reproductions of portraits and prints. L'Aiglon was Napoleon II or Napoleon François Charles Joseph (1811-1832), king of Rome, emperor of the French, prince of Parma, duke of Reichstadt. Although short lived, In 1900, the writer Edmond Rostand paid tribute to him by making him the main character in a play called L'Aiglon. Hence the title of this work the following year. 406 pages. 20cm x 14cm.

    . Première édition. Jolie reliure contemporaine en demi-cuir rouge foncé, avec des plats marbrés rouges. Titres et décorations dorés au dos. La reliure est en très bon état, avec juste un peu de frottement. L'intérieur de l'ouvrage est propre et bien rangé, les bords des pages étant légèrement assombris. Les couvertures originales en papier sont reliées. L'ouvrage contient 138 reproductions de portraits et de gravures. L'Aiglon était Napoléon II ou Napoléon François Charles Joseph (1811-1832), roi de Rome, empereur des Français, prince de Parme, duc de Reichstadt. Bien que de courte durée, l'écrivain Edmond Rostand lui rendit hommage en 1900 en en faisant le personnage principal d'une pièce de théâtre intitulée L'Aiglon. D'où le titre de cet ouvrage l'année suivante. 406 pages. 20cm x 14cm.

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  • A View of the R-G-T's Bomb. by WILLIAMS, Charles
    WILLIAMS, Charles
    A View of the R-G-T's Bomb.

    London: 1816. Scarce satirical hand coloured etching. A close-up view of the Prince Regent standing with his back to the viewer. According to The British Museum, this is based on No. 9846 by Gillray, with The Regent's Bomb / Cadiz Memorial in the background. The image is mainly focussed on the George IV's large, rounded posterior! His curled and powdered wig, calves and arms are all also exaggerated. His garter is inscribed 'Honi soit' - this is an abbreviation of the Anglo-Norman phrase Honi soit qui mal y pense, or shame on he who thinks evil of it. This is the motto of the Order of the Garter. The engraving is clean and bright, with just residue of sticky tape…

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    London: 1816. Scarce satirical hand coloured etching. A close-up view of the Prince Regent standing with his back to the viewer. According to The British Museum, this is based on No. 9846 by Gillray, with The Regent's Bomb / Cadiz Memorial in the background. The image is mainly focussed on the George IV's large, rounded posterior! His curled and powdered wig, calves and arms are all also exaggerated. His garter is inscribed 'Honi soit' - this is an abbreviation of the Anglo-Norman phrase Honi soit qui mal y pense, or shame on he who thinks evil of it. This is the motto of the Order of the Garter. The engraving is clean and bright, with just residue of sticky tape to four corners of otherwise blank verso. Nice, Georgian humorous piece. 255 x 180 mm (10 x 7 inches).

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  • Political Communications: The general election campaign of 1987 by CREWE, Ivor; HARROP, Martin
    CREWE, Ivor; HARROP, Martin
    Political Communications: The general election campaign of 1987

    Press Syndicate of the University of the University of Cambridge, 1989. First Edition. Hardback blue cloth, in original unclipped dust jacket. This book examines that process of political communication in the 1987 election. It is organised into eight parts: 1. The Electoral Setting; 2. The View from the Parties; 3. The Selling of the Parties; 4. The Performance of the Media; 5. Television; 6. The Role of the Local Media; 7. Opinion Polls; 8. Pressure Group Communication. A mix of academic research, expert experience and personal reflection, the chapters are written not only by academic scholars but by professionals from the worlds of advertising, polling, party organisation, press and television, and include pieces on the Conservative Party's campaign by…

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    Press Syndicate of the University of the University of Cambridge, 1989. First Edition. Hardback blue cloth, in original unclipped dust jacket. This book examines that process of political communication in the 1987 election. It is organised into eight parts: 1. The Electoral Setting; 2. The View from the Parties; 3. The Selling of the Parties; 4. The Performance of the Media; 5. Television; 6. The Role of the Local Media; 7. Opinion Polls; 8. Pressure Group Communication. A mix of academic research, expert experience and personal reflection, the chapters are written not only by academic scholars but by professionals from the worlds of advertising, polling, party organisation, press and television, and include pieces on the Conservative Party's campaign by its chairman at the time, Norman Tebbit, on the Labour Party's campaign by its Director of Communications, Peter Mandelson, and on the interviewing of political leaders by Sir Robin Day. Special attention is paid to the innovations that marked the 1987 campaign, including the celebrated Kinnock party election broadcast, the computerisation of constituency electioneering, equal broadcasting time for the three main parties, the eruption of constituency polling, and the TV 87 campaign for tactical voting. Dust jacket has some very light rubbing, and a little darkening to inside flaps. Overall in very good, clean condition. xv, 316 pp. 235 x 160 mm (9¼ x 6¼ inches). Première édition. Livre relié en toile bleue, sous jaquette d'origine non fermée. Ce livre examine le processus de communication politique lors des élections de 1987. Il est organisé en huit parties : 1. le contexte électoral ; 2. le point de vue des partis ; 3. la vente des partis ; 4. la performance des médias ; 5. la télévision ; 6. le rôle des médias locaux ; 7. les sondages d'opinion ; 8. la communication des groupes de pression. Mélange de recherches universitaires, d'expériences d'experts et de réflexions personnelles, les chapitres sont rédigés non seulement par des universitaires mais aussi par des professionnels du monde de la publicité, des sondages, de l'organisation des partis, de la presse et de la télévision. Ils comprennent des articles sur la campagne du parti conservateur rédigés par son président de l'époque, Norman Tebbit, sur la campagne du parti travailliste rédigés par son directeur de la communication, Peter Mandelson, et sur l'interview des dirigeants politiques rédigés par Sir Robin Day. Une attention particulière est accordée aux innovations qui ont marqué la campagne de 1987, notamment la célèbre émission électorale du parti de Kinnock, l'informatisation de la propagande électorale dans les circonscriptions, l'égalité du temps d'antenne pour les trois principaux partis, l'irruption des sondages dans les circonscriptions et la campagne de TV 87 pour le vote tactique. La jaquette présente de très légers frottements et un léger assombrissement à l'intérieur des rabats. Dans l'ensemble, l'ouvrage est en très bon état et propre. xv, 316 pp. 235 x 160 mm

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  • Harvey S. Firestone 1868 - 1938 by TUNKS, Walter F., THOMAS, John W., YOUNG, James C.
    TUNKS, Walter F., THOMAS, John W., YOUNG, James C.
    Harvey S. Firestone 1868 - 1938

    Chicago: Lakeside Press. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1938. Scarce. Privately printed. Includes: Tribute to Harvey S. Firestone, by the Reverend Doctor Walter F. Tunks; The life of Harvey S. Firestone inspired all of us, by John W. Thomas; Harvey S. Firestone, the man and his work, by James C. Young; Mr. Firestone is laid to rest near his old homestead; A few of the tributes to Harvey S. Firestone. No edition stated. Hardback in brown boards, with gilt lettering. Boards are a little grubby and handled. Adhesive tape damage to bottom of spine where library sticker has been removed. Ex-library book with discard label from Sewickley Public Library label to front pastedown. Tissue guarded b/w frontispiece portrait.…

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    Chicago: Lakeside Press. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1938. Scarce. Privately printed. Includes: Tribute to Harvey S. Firestone, by the Reverend Doctor Walter F. Tunks; The life of Harvey S. Firestone inspired all of us, by John W. Thomas; Harvey S. Firestone, the man and his work, by James C. Young; Mr. Firestone is laid to rest near his old homestead; A few of the tributes to Harvey S. Firestone. No edition stated. Hardback in brown boards, with gilt lettering. Boards are a little grubby and handled. Adhesive tape damage to bottom of spine where library sticker has been removed. Ex-library book with discard label from Sewickley Public Library label to front pastedown. Tissue guarded b/w frontispiece portrait. Page edges are rough cut. Very clean inside. 82 pages. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches). Comes with loosely inserted 6 page pamphlet entitled: Honoring The Memory of Harvey S. Firestone from the Thirty-First Annual Dinner of The Akron Chamber of Commerce, at Mayflower Hotel on December 20, 1938.

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  • Paul Robeson. The Life and Times of a Free Black Man. by HAMILTON, Virginia
    HAMILTON, Virginia
    Paul Robeson. The Life and Times of a Free Black Man.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1974. First Edition. Hardback, in original unclipped dust jacket. Brings to life the legendary athlete, lawyer, actor, singer, scholar, and activist, who passionately believed in equality for all, and wasn't afraid to say as much in his efforts to defend the rights and interests of black Americans. In good overall condition, with some rubbing to the dust jacket - shown in photographs. xvi, 217 pp. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Livre relié, dans sa jaquette d'origine non décousue. Fait revivre le légendaire athlète, avocat, acteur, chanteur, érudit et activiste, qui croyait passionnément en l'égalité pour tous et n'avait pas peur de le dire dans ses efforts pour défendre…

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    New York: Harper & Row, 1974. First Edition. Hardback, in original unclipped dust jacket. Brings to life the legendary athlete, lawyer, actor, singer, scholar, and activist, who passionately believed in equality for all, and wasn't afraid to say as much in his efforts to defend the rights and interests of black Americans. In good overall condition, with some rubbing to the dust jacket - shown in photographs. xvi, 217 pp. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Livre relié, dans sa jaquette d'origine non décousue. Fait revivre le légendaire athlète, avocat, acteur, chanteur, érudit et activiste, qui croyait passionnément en l'égalité pour tous et n'avait pas peur de le dire dans ses efforts pour défendre les droits et les intérêts des Noirs américains. En bon état général, avec quelques frottements sur la jaquette - illustrés par des photographies. xvi, 217 pp. 215 x 150 mm

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  • Edward Boyle. His life by his friends. by GOLD, Ann
    GOLD, Ann
    Edward Boyle. His life by his friends.

    Houndmills, Hampshire: Macmillan, 1991. First Edition. Hardback in original unclipped dust jacket. Boyle was widely respected for his intellectual ability and integrity. Loved for having a generous nature, and rather eccentric personality, he was once tipped as possible British Prime Minister, but he left politics to work in education. With contributions from: Elizabeth Longford; Michael Howard; John Grigg; David Lane; Tony Benn; Robert Neild; Robert Rhodes James; Maurice Kogan; Christopher Chataway; John Boyd-Carpenter; Edward Heath; William Rees-Mogg; Christine Challis; Sue Slipman; William Walsh; Jean Orr; Alexander Goehr; Fanny Waterman; Georgina Dunlop. Both book and dust jacket are in a very good clean condition. The only original hardback copy for sale online that we are aware of. xiv, 184 pages:…

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    Houndmills, Hampshire: Macmillan, 1991. First Edition. Hardback in original unclipped dust jacket. Boyle was widely respected for his intellectual ability and integrity. Loved for having a generous nature, and rather eccentric personality, he was once tipped as possible British Prime Minister, but he left politics to work in education. With contributions from: Elizabeth Longford; Michael Howard; John Grigg; David Lane; Tony Benn; Robert Neild; Robert Rhodes James; Maurice Kogan; Christopher Chataway; John Boyd-Carpenter; Edward Heath; William Rees-Mogg; Christine Challis; Sue Slipman; William Walsh; Jean Orr; Alexander Goehr; Fanny Waterman; Georgina Dunlop. Both book and dust jacket are in a very good clean condition. The only original hardback copy for sale online that we are aware of. xiv, 184 pages: including b/w photographs. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches)

    . Première édition. Reliure rigide avec jaquette d'origine non décousue. Boyle était largement respecté pour ses capacités intellectuelles et son intégrité. Aimé pour sa nature généreuse et sa personnalité plutôt excentrique, il fut un temps pressenti pour devenir Premier ministre britannique, mais il quitta la politique pour travailler dans l'éducation. Avec des contributions de : Elizabeth Longford ; Michael Howard ; John Grigg ; David Lane ; Tony Benn ; Robert Neild ; Robert Rhodes James ; Maurice Kogan ; Christopher Chataway ; John Boyd-Carpenter ; Edward Heath ; William Rees-Mogg ; Christine Challis ; Sue Slipman ; William Walsh ; Jean Orr ; Alexander Goehr ; Fanny Waterman ; Georgina Dunlop. Le livre et la jaquette sont en très bon état. A notre connaissance, il s'agit du seul exemplaire original relié en vente en ligne. xiv, 184 pages : y compris des photographies en noir et blanc. 225 x 145 mm.

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  • El Cardenismo by BLANCO MOHENO, Roberto
    BLANCO MOHENO, Roberto
    El Cardenismo

    México: Libro Mex Editores, 1963. First Edition. Illustrated soft covers. Text in Spanish. Includes several b/w photos - including a frontispiece. The product of years of research to clarify the work of President Lázaro Cárdenas. Also explores other important aspects like: what was the true relationship between Madero and Zapata? Who paid for the murder of Felipe Carillo Puerto? Why was the Gran Ejido in Yucatan a failure? Conforms to OCLC Number / Unique Identifier: 4403007. Covers a little rubbed, and grubby. Age toned pages. Overall good condition. 365 pages. 200 x 150 mm (7¾ x 6 inches)

    . Première édition. Couverture souple illustrée. Texte en espagnol. Comprend plusieurs photos en noir et blanc, dont un frontispice. Le produit…

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    México: Libro Mex Editores, 1963. First Edition. Illustrated soft covers. Text in Spanish. Includes several b/w photos - including a frontispiece. The product of years of research to clarify the work of President Lázaro Cárdenas. Also explores other important aspects like: what was the true relationship between Madero and Zapata? Who paid for the murder of Felipe Carillo Puerto? Why was the Gran Ejido in Yucatan a failure? Conforms to OCLC Number / Unique Identifier: 4403007. Covers a little rubbed, and grubby. Age toned pages. Overall good condition. 365 pages. 200 x 150 mm (7¾ x 6 inches)

    . Première édition. Couverture souple illustrée. Texte en espagnol. Comprend plusieurs photos en noir et blanc, dont un frontispice. Le produit d'années de recherche pour clarifier le travail du président Lázaro Cárdenas. Il explore également d'autres aspects importants tels que : quelle était la véritable relation entre Madero et Zapata ? Qui a payé pour l'assassinat de Felipe Carillo Puerto ? Pourquoi le Gran Ejido au Yucatan a-t-il été un échec ? Conforme au numéro OCLC / identificateur unique : 4403007. Couvertures un peu frottées. Pages ternies par l'âge. Bon état général. 365 pages. 200 x 150 mm

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  • Der königshügel ze Pressburg by BERMANN, L.
    BERMANN, L.
    Der königshügel ze Pressburg

    Wien: L. Burmann, 1830. First edition. An attractive epinal style engraving showing the king inspecting his dignitaries. Attractive hand colouring. This has two numbers printed upon it - so seems to have been used in at least two collections (No 447 and No 459). The engraving is circa 1830. Good clean impression and colouring. A little darkening / mustiness. 220 by 320mm (8¾ by 12½ inches)

    . Première édition. Une belle gravure d'Épinal montrant le roi inspectant ses dignitaires. Jolie mise en couleur à la main. Deux numéros sont imprimés sur cette gravure, qui semble donc avoir été utilisée dans au moins deux collections (n° 447 et n° 459). La gravure date d'environ 1830. Bonne impression et coloration propres. Un peu de noircissement / de moisissure. 220 x 320 mm (8¾ x 12½ pouces)

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  • 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…

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    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

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  • 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…

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    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

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