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  • 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…

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    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.

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  • Croquis de guerre by DELAYE, Théophile-Jean
    DELAYE, Théophile-Jean
    Croquis de guerre

    Paris: Les Grandes Éditions Francaises. First edition. No Date but FirstSearch states 1945. A nice copy of this portfolio of sketches from the war. Complete, with a title, a poem and 24 black and white plates. The portfolio is stained, with a water mark to the inside and out. Cloth ties still present. One of the three card folds inside is detached but present. The design is replicated on the paper covers inside. These are clean, but has a little loss to the spine edge. Plates are clean but with a little darkening and edgewear to the page edges. An uncommon item. Only two library holdings (BnF and the Netherlands Holocaust museum). Conforms to BnF FRBNF40360138. 325 by 250mm…

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    Paris: Les Grandes Éditions Francaises. First edition. No Date but FirstSearch states 1945. A nice copy of this portfolio of sketches from the war. Complete, with a title, a poem and 24 black and white plates. The portfolio is stained, with a water mark to the inside and out. Cloth ties still present. One of the three card folds inside is detached but present. The design is replicated on the paper covers inside. These are clean, but has a little loss to the spine edge. Plates are clean but with a little darkening and edgewear to the page edges. An uncommon item. Only two library holdings (BnF and the Netherlands Holocaust museum). Conforms to BnF FRBNF40360138. 325 by 250mm (12¾ by 9¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Pas de date mais FirstSearch indique 1945. Bel exemplaire de ce portfolio de croquis de guerre. Complet, avec un titre, un poème et 24 planches en noir et blanc. Le portfolio est taché, avec une marque d'eau à l'intérieur et à l'extérieur. Les attaches en tissu sont toujours présentes. L'un des trois plis de la carte à l'intérieur est détaché mais présent. Le dessin est reproduit sur les couvertures en papier à l'intérieur. Celles-ci sont propres, mais le bord du dos est un peu abîmé. Les planches sont propres, mais les bords des pages sont légèrement assombris et usés. Un ouvrage peu courant. Il n'existe que deux bibliothèques (la BnF et le musée néerlandais de l'Holocauste). Conforme à la BnF FRBNF40360138. 325 by 250mm.

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  • Weenen schetsen ter plaatse by HAHN Jr., Albert (Abb.) / Fimmen, Edo
    HAHN Jr., Albert (Abb.) / Fimmen, Edo
    Weenen schetsen ter plaatse

    Amsterdam: Het Centraal Comité voor Oostenrijksche Arbeiderskinderen in Nederland, 1922. First edition. Nice copy of this collection of 11 full-page lithographic illustrations. They depict the misery in Meidling and Floridsdorf (both suburbs of Vienna). Introduction (In Dutch) by Edo Fimmen, the left-wing trade unionist. Albert Hahn Jr. was a socialist cartoonist and poster artist from the Netherlands. Soft paper covers with sewn binding. Nicking to the edges, and slight splitting to the edges. The covers are quite clean but a touch darkened. Internally clean throughout with the top edge darkened. Evocative caricatures showing suffering of industrial workers, particularly amongst the young. Accompanied by a letter from one of the 50 sub committees of the Comité voor Oostenrijksche Arbeiderskinderen in…

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    Amsterdam: Het Centraal Comité voor Oostenrijksche Arbeiderskinderen in Nederland, 1922. First edition. Nice copy of this collection of 11 full-page lithographic illustrations. They depict the misery in Meidling and Floridsdorf (both suburbs of Vienna). Introduction (In Dutch) by Edo Fimmen, the left-wing trade unionist. Albert Hahn Jr. was a socialist cartoonist and poster artist from the Netherlands. Soft paper covers with sewn binding. Nicking to the edges, and slight splitting to the edges. The covers are quite clean but a touch darkened. Internally clean throughout with the top edge darkened. Evocative caricatures showing suffering of industrial workers, particularly amongst the young. Accompanied by a letter from one of the 50 sub committees of the Comité voor Oostenrijksche Arbeiderskinderen in Nederland. The committee was created by the Social Democratic Workers Party (SDAP), in cooperation with the International Confederation of Trade Unions and the Dutch Confederation of Trade Unions in 1920. Following the First World war there was much poverty in Austria. The committee arranged for thousands of malnourished children to travel to the Netherlands and stay with foster families for up to 12 weeks to regain their strength. 320 by 250mm (12½ by 9¾ inches).

    . Première édition. Bel exemplaire de ce recueil de 11 illustrations lithographiques à pleine page. Elles dépeignent la misère à Meidling et Floridsdorf (deux banlieues de Vienne). Introduction d'Edo Fimmen, syndicaliste de gauche. Albert Hahn Jr. était un caricaturiste et affichiste socialiste des Pays-Bas. Couvertures en papier souple avec reliure cousue. Les bords sont marqués et légèrement fendus. Les couvertures sont assez propres mais un peu assombries. L'intérieur est propre mais le bord supérieur est assombri. Caricatures évocatrices montrant la souffrance des travailleurs industriels, en particulier parmi les jeunes. Accompagné d'une lettre de l'un des 50 sous-comités du Comité voor Oostenrijksche Arbeiderskinderen in Nederland. Ce comité a été créé par le Parti ouvrier social-démocrate (SDAP), en coopération avec la Confédération internationale des syndicats et la Confédération néerlandaise des syndicats en 1920. Après la Première Guerre mondiale, l'Autriche a connu une grande pauvreté. Le comité a pris des dispositions pour que des milliers d'enfants souffrant de malnutrition puissent se rendre aux Pays-Bas et séjourner dans des familles d'accueil pendant une période pouvant aller jusqu'à 12 semaines afin de reprendre des forces. 320 x 250 mm (12½ x 9¾ pouces).

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  • Testament Politique du Marquis de Louvois by LOUVOIS, Marquis de [SANDRAS, Courilz de)
    LOUVOIS, Marquis de [SANDRAS, Courilz de)
    Testament Politique du Marquis de Louvois Premier ministre d'etat sous le regne de Louis XIV

    Cologne: Chez le Politique, 1695. Nice copy of this first edition forgery. Almost everything on the title page is false. The real author is the soldier turned author Coutilz de Sandras (1644-1712). The publication date of 1695 is accurate. The work is essentially fiction, written in a stately language and woven into a historical background. Full leather binding with small leather label and gilt title. A little rubbing and marking, but overall in very good condition. marking to the end papers from old tape. Frontis showing the grovelling marquis presenting his memoirs to the king. The rear Louvois died before this work was written. [x], 576. pages. Final blank end paper has been removed. Usually ascribed to Gatien de…

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    Cologne: Chez le Politique, 1695. Nice copy of this first edition forgery. Almost everything on the title page is false. The real author is the soldier turned author Coutilz de Sandras (1644-1712). The publication date of 1695 is accurate. The work is essentially fiction, written in a stately language and woven into a historical background. Full leather binding with small leather label and gilt title. A little rubbing and marking, but overall in very good condition. marking to the end papers from old tape. Frontis showing the grovelling marquis presenting his memoirs to the king. The rear Louvois died before this work was written. [x], 576. pages. Final blank end paper has been removed. Usually ascribed to Gatien de Courtilz. cf. B.M. Woodbridge, Gatien de Courtilz, 1925, p. 207; Sources de l'hist. de France, XVIIe siècle (1610-1715) IV, p. 353. conforms to OCLC: 13682009. 160 by 100mm (6¼ by 4 inches).

    . Bel exemplaire de cette première édition falsifiée. Presque tout ce qui figure sur la page de titre est faux. Le véritable auteur est le soldat devenu écrivain Coutilz de Sandras (1644-1712). La date de publication de 1695 est exacte. L'œuvre est essentiellement une fiction, écrite dans une langue majestueuse et tissée dans un contexte historique. Reliure en plein cuir avec petite étiquette en cuir et titre doré. Un peu de frottement et de marque, mais dans l'ensemble en très bon état. Marques sur les papiers de fin provenant de l'ancien ruban adhésif. Le frontispice montre le marquis grovelling présentant ses mémoires au roi. L'arrière Louvois mourut avant la rédaction de cet ouvrage. [x], 576. pages. Le dernier feuillet blanc de la fin a été enlevé. Habituellement attribué à Gatien de Courtilz. cf. B.M. Woodbridge, Gatien de Courtilz, 1925, p. 207 ; Sources de l'hist. de France, XVIIe siècle (1610-1715) IV, p. 353. conforme à OCLC : 13682009. 160 par 100mm

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  • Coi Opera Omnia.Graece & Latine Edita, Van der Linden by HIPPOCRATIS, Magni
    HIPPOCRATIS, Magni
    Coi Opera Omnia.Graece & Latine Edita, Van der Linden

    Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud Danielem, Abrahamum & Adrianum á Gaasbeeck, 1665. First edition (Leiden edition of van der Linden). Two volumes. Engraved title and engraved portrait of Hipocrates to the front of volume one. Full brown leather binding with simple gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Both volumes have a little rubbing to the spine, and with loss to the top surface leather on the spine (worse to volume 1 - see photographs). A few historiated initials and small vignettes throughout each volume. Dedication to the front of volume one. All edges gilt. Internally clean and tidy with a little darkening only. Text in Greek and Latin. Of particular interest in this copy is the ownership history. To…

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    Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud Danielem, Abrahamum & Adrianum á Gaasbeeck, 1665. First edition (Leiden edition of van der Linden). Two volumes. Engraved title and engraved portrait of Hipocrates to the front of volume one. Full brown leather binding with simple gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Both volumes have a little rubbing to the spine, and with loss to the top surface leather on the spine (worse to volume 1 - see photographs). A few historiated initials and small vignettes throughout each volume. Dedication to the front of volume one. All edges gilt. Internally clean and tidy with a little darkening only. Text in Greek and Latin. Of particular interest in this copy is the ownership history. To the front of each volume is the paper ex libris of Syston Park, the celebrated library of Sir John Thorold. This library was largely dispersed by Sothebys in 1884 (although this copy does not appear to have been in that sale). The is also the small leather label of Huth Library "Ex Musaeo Huthii". This library was begun by Henry Huth (1815-1878) and continued by his son Alfred H. Huth. The Library was dispersed by Sotheby's in a number of sales between 1911 and 1920. Finally there is an ownership mark of John Burns dated 1920. Collation: *-***4, A-Lll8., [2], a-ttt6, (index) a-i3. pp = [38], 1-878[ii]., [4], 1-1034, [130]. pages. 200 by 125mm (7¾ by 5 inches).

    . First edition (van der Linden's Leiden edition). Two volumes. Engraved title and engraved portrait of Hipocrates at the beginning of the first volume. Bound in full brown leather with gilt decoration and titles on spine. Both volumes show some rubbing to the spine and loss of the upper surface of the spine leather (worse for volume 1 - see photographs). A few historiated initials and small vignettes in each volume. Dedication at the beginning of the first volume. All edges gilt. The interior is clean and tidy, with only minor darkening. The ownership history of this copy is particularly interesting. At the beginning of each volume is the ex libris paper of Syston Park, the famous library of Sir John Thorold. This library was largely dispersed by Sothebys in 1884 (although this copy does not appear to have been part of that sale). There is also the small leather label of the Huth library "Ex Musaeo Huthii". This library was founded by Henry Huth (1815-1878) and continued by his son Alfred H. Huth. The library was dispersed by Sotheby's in several sales between 1911 and 1920. Finally, there is a John Burns ownership mark dating from 1920. Collation: *-***4, A-Lll8, [2], a-ttt6, (index) a-i3. pp = [38], 1-878[ii], [4], 1-1034, [130]. pages. 200 by 125mm.

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  • Mtskheta results of archaeological research. Volume 1 by Apakidze AM, Gobedzhishvili GF et al
    Apakidze AM, Gobedzhishvili GF et al
    Mtskheta results of archaeological research. Volume 1 МЦХЕТА - ИТОГИ АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ

    Tbilisi: Publishing House of the Academy of Sciences of the Georgian SSR, 1958. Second Edition. Full details in Russian: "МЦХЕТА - ИТОГИ АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ. АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ ПАМЯТНИКИ АРМАЗИС-ХЕВИ ПО РАСКОПКАМ 1937-1946 гг." Volume one of the in depth study of Mtskheta, in Georgia. Archaeological Monuments of Armazis-Khevi on Excavations 1937-1946. This may be a first edition, but rather seems to be an expanded second edition. Text is in Russian, but there is a summary to the end in English. Complete, with a large folding plate showing the excavation site. Title page is repeated in Russian and Georgian. As well as a large number of black and white vignettes, there are also several full page black and white plates in the…

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    Tbilisi: Publishing House of the Academy of Sciences of the Georgian SSR, 1958. Second Edition. Full details in Russian: "МЦХЕТА - ИТОГИ АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ. АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ ПАМЯТНИКИ АРМАЗИС-ХЕВИ ПО РАСКОПКАМ 1937-1946 гг." Volume one of the in depth study of Mtskheta, in Georgia. Archaeological Monuments of Armazis-Khevi on Excavations 1937-1946. This may be a first edition, but rather seems to be an expanded second edition. Text is in Russian, but there is a summary to the end in English. Complete, with a large folding plate showing the excavation site. Title page is repeated in Russian and Georgian. As well as a large number of black and white vignettes, there are also several full page black and white plates in the first part of the book. There are 135 full page plates on glossy paper. I-XIV of these are in full colour and are interspersed in the first half of the book. XV-CXXXV are in the rear of the book. The binding of the book is a little shaken, and there is a closed tear to the bottom edge of the spine. Gilt titles are a little dulled. Nevertheless, this is a decent copy of a scarce archaeological work. There were a further two volumes including on on Samtvar burials in the region. Mtskheta is a small riverside village north of Tblisi. Viii, 282, CXXXV pages. Conforms to OCLC: 957299159. 365 by 280mm (14¼ by 11 inches).

    . Deuxième édition. Détails complets en russe : "МЦХЕТА - ИТОГИ АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИХ ИССЛЕДОВАНИЙ. АРХЕОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ ПАМЯТНИКИ АРМАЗИС-ХЕВИ ПО РАСКОПКАМ 1937-1946 гг." Volume 1 de l'étude approfondie de Mtskheta, en Géorgie. Monuments archéologiques d'Armazis-Khevi sur les fouilles 1937-1946. Il pourrait s'agir d'une première édition, mais il semble plutôt s'agir d'une deuxième édition augmentée. Le texte est en russe, mais il y a un résumé en anglais à la fin. Complet, avec une grande planche dépliante montrant le site des fouilles. La page de titre est répétée en russe et en géorgien. Outre un grand nombre de vignettes en noir et blanc, la première partie de l'ouvrage comporte plusieurs planches pleine page en noir et blanc. Il y a 85 planches pleine page sur papier glacé. Les planches I-XIV sont en couleur et sont intercalées dans la première moitié du livre. Les planches XV-CXXXV se trouvent à la fin de l'ouvrage. La reliure du livre est un peu secouée et il y a une déchirure fermée sur le bord inférieur du dos. Les titres dorés sont un peu ternis. Il s'agit néanmoins d'un bon exemplaire d'un ouvrage archéologique rare. Deux autres volumes ont été publiés, notamment sur les sépultures de Samtvar dans la région. Mtskheta est un petit village au bord de la rivière au nord de Tblisi. Viii, 282, CXXXV pages. Conforme à OCLC : 957299159. 365 x 280 mm

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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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  • 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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