Armada of the Air
First edition; 8vo; original blue boards and illustrated dust jacket. This work appeared in 1937, and proved prophetic. Set in 1946 Britain, it images a pacifist Prime Minister refusing to commit the country to war, and suffering a devastating aerial bombardment from enemies who subsequently carve up the country...
The Romaunt of the Rose
CHAUCER, Geoffrey: Etchings by Ann Brunskill
Limited edition; folio; publisher's full white vellum by Bert Seth in slipcase. Edition of 75 copies, this being number 15 of 25 copies with seven original etchings signed by the Ann Brunskill...
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...
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...
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...
The Veiled Fairy [Manuscript and Hand Illustrated Story]
A manuscript and hand illustrated story on 11 pieces of card 13 by 18cms; string ties. Title page "To Eileen Christmas 1917 from Mother." Lettering and illustrations in black ink with white highlights...
Autograph letter signed
A.L.S; two pages, 8vo. John Nash (1893-1977) British painter, engraver and illustrator, the younger brother of Paul Nash. To a Mrs. Turner, he offers his belated congratulations on her marriage, explaining that he had been unaware of the wedding, and continues to add that he remembers with his pleasure his External Examiner duties in Durham, 'For one a tour in the fog on the moors with poor Daisy Gregory when even your side lights failed to illumine the local flora!', also remarking that he had been shocked and saddened to learn of Gregory's death a year later...
A scrap album of photographs compiled by the vicar of St. Peter's, Clapham, London
A scrap album of photographs of varying sizes pasted on 50 leaves and back-to-back, with additional newscuttings, and scattered ephemera; folio; contemporary half roan...
A preparatory sketch for the oil painting 'Mill Girls, Ashton'.
Pencil sketch on buff paper; 30 by 22cm. Framed and glazed. Signed lower right corner. A preparatory sketch for the oil painting 'Mill Girls, Ashton'...
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...
Autograph signed letter.
STOPES, Dr Marie Stopes
A.L.S; 2pp; 8vo. Stopes enquires of her correspondent, in part, 'Could you be so kind as to let me know if you have a register the public can consult of persons who have assumed, or been granted, British nationality tho' born as foreigners… All I want is the former name & nationality of some one whose present name as of British (acquired) nationality I know...
Notes and Jottings from England to China 1893-1894
TRAVEL JOURNAL: Miss Turner
Original leather bound journal; 9 by 12cm; 92 pages, with 41 watercolour or pen and ink drawings with accompanying manuscript text. The journal describes and illustrates the sea journey from England to China via Gibraltar, Malta, The Suez al, Aden, Ceylon and Penang, reaching Hong Kong on the 19th November 1893...
EIGHT ORIGINAL DRAWINGS CREATED IN FRENCH PRISONER OF WAR CAMP
WORLD WAR ONE: KURZWEG, Georg
Eight original drawings (five in pen and ink and three in pencil) and one hand-drawn postcard (postmarked 1 June 1915). Together with a sketchbook containing some superb pencil exercises done while Kurzweg was still at school...