On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection
Fifth edition ("tenth thousand"); 8vo; original green cloth, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt on spine; folding lithographed plate, without any adverts as frequently issued...
The Different Forms of Flowers on Plants of the Same Species
Fifth edition ("third thousand"); 8vo; original green cloth, ruled in blind, lettered in gilt on spine; 32pp. publisher's advertisements at rear, dated July 1887...
Collection of pen and ink drawings and sketches
Collection of pen and ink drawings and sketches, including c.35 cartoons, many relating to the BBC and published in Ariel, Sound Wave Illustrated and other magazines, some mounted on card with typed captions below; together with a small group of portraits for Picturegoer Magazine, some photographs including one of Eton interviewing Michael Wilding and Anna Neagle and some copies of the publications containing the cartoons...
Door into the Dark
First edition; 8vo; original boards and dust jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page 'on "the day of the corncrake." 29th June 1969'...
Snow Petrel on the nest, Cape Denison
Gelatin silver print, mounted on board, Fine Art Society label on verso with title and reference number 85 in manuscript; 330 x 450mm. A striking image, taken by Hurley during Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914...
Worrals of the W.A.A.F.
JOHNS, W. E.
First edition; 8vo; original cloth boards and illustrated dust jacket; monochrome frontispiece. The first of Johns' books about Joan 'Worrals' Worralson...
Leather bound autograph album
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
A small 4to. leather bound autograph album featuring five multiple signed pages by over 30 delegates and officials from various countries, all of whom were present at the first meeting of the General Assembly of the League of Nations in Geneva on 15th November 1920, including Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930, British Prime Minister 1902-05, Foreign Secretary 1916-19; representing the British Empire), George Nicoll Barnes (1859-1940, Scottish Politician, Minister without Portfolio 1917-20; delegate for the British Empire), Herbert A...
A Portfolio of Twenty Four Wood-Engravings.
Twenty four wood-engravings on Japanese Hosho paper with blind-stamp of Paul Nash Trust, each tipped into card aperture mount, loose with introductory booklet in original patterned-paper board drop-back box, 8vo...
200,000 Feet on Foula: The Story of the Film 'The Edge Of The World'.
First edition; 8vo; original cloth boards and dust jacket. The book of Michael Powell's debut film, inspired by the evacuation of St Kilda. The film was shot in the remote landscape of Foula in the Shetlands...
A Outrance, To The Death
One of 15 specially presented copies in unique bindings, this copy named 'Bear Claw' from a total edition of 315. Original designer binding by Monique Lallier, full brown morocco with bear claw rilievo motif to covers, and numerous small pieces of marbled paper onlay...
The Voyage of The 'Discovery'.
SCOTT, Robert F.
Two volumes. First edition, first issue; 8vo; original ribbed dark blue cloth, covers with raised gilt medallions, spines lettered in gilt, top edges gilt; photogravure frontispieces, plates, two maps loosely inserted in end-pocket of each volume...
A town like Alice.
First edition; 8vo; original publishers red boards and dust jacket. Fine in a very good dust jacket which has very slight loss to head and foot of spine and some tape reinforcement to the verso...
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: With Strictures on Moral and Political Subjects
Third Edition; contemporary half-calf; 8vo. "I do not wish them [women] to have power over men; but over themselves." A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is probably the first work of feminism...
Letters to Ada
WORLD WAR ONE: Private Roger Cook
A Collection of 34 Letters from Pte Roger Cook A Coy 5th Battalion (Western Cavalry from British Columbia) 1st Canadian Division to Ada Trevan of Hammersmith, London...
Archive of Wilfred Taylor 1916-1918
WORLD WAR ONE: Royal Flying Corps
Two small notebooks, seven drawings and four period photographs of Air Mechanic Wilfred Taylor. Taylor joined the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) in 1916. The first notebook is titled W Taylor Royal Flying Corps...