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Editor's Choice: number Twenty-Nine

Below we have selected some of our favourite new weekly arrivals among hundreds of volumes that join our libraries each week. We hope you enjoy this catalogue, carefully compiled for you to find your favourite rare and antique title before it's gone. This week we propose numerous volumes of American history among others, and don't miss out on the first English edition of Jules Verne's classic adventure novel 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas'. 

1902 A History of the American People by Woodrow Wilson

The first edition of Woodrow Wilson's impressive five volume history of America, illustrated throughout. Illustrated throughout with vignette and full plate portraits, maps and plans.


1900-04 The Love of an Uncrowned Queen Caroline by W. H. Wilkins

A striking Riviere bound set of three fascinating biographies on Hanoverian figures, Sophia Dorothea, Caroline of Ansbach, and Caroline Matilda. Illustrated throughout. You can find more historical volumes of Britani here


1905 Jane Eyre and Villette by Charlotte Bronte

An excellent collection of two novels by Charlotte Bronte in three volumes, the first edition to be illustrated with some charming plates by Edmund Dulac. A beautiful example of the famous artist's first commission upon his arrivals in London in 1905. More early English literature can be explored here.


1900-02 The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon

A sumptuous new edition of Gibbon's celebrated history of the Roman Empire bound by Hatchards. A splendid example of this important historical record.


2002 Jours de Cirque

A beautifully and brightly illustrated celebration of the circus, signed by Prince Rainier of Monaco. Published to coincide with an exhibition in Monaco.


1948 Selected Works of C.S. Forester by C. S. Forester

A uniformly bound, nine volume set of selected works of English novelist, C.S. Forester. A smart set of these important works.


1853 Memoirs of Mary, The Young Duchess of Burgundy by Louisa Stuart Costello

A copy of this scarce work by Louisa Stuart Costello, in a handsome binding by August De Decker-Lemaire from Ghent. If you like biographical works, you can check out this catalogue for further titles. 


1835 Foreign Conspiracy against the Liberties of the United States by Samuel F. B. Morse

A first edition anti-Catholic piece of rhetoric by Samuel Morse, the inventor of Morse Code. Scarce and notable.


1841 Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs, and Condition of the North American Indians by George Catlin

The first edition, first impression of this sought-after account of north Native Americans based on the author's numerous travels, complete with three hundred and ten full page plates from the original sketches by the author.


1904-1912 Selected Works of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling

A handsome, uniformly bound collection of selected works by noted English writer, Rudyard Kipling. In attractive red half calf binding by Bickers & Son, Leicester.


1896 Selected Works of Lady Jackson by Lady Jackson

A very smart, uniformly bound set of these selected works by Lady Jackson on French history. The first editions of the work, uniformly bound in decorative cloth.


1908 The Bab Ballads With Which are Included Songs of a Savoyard by W.S. Gilbert

A finely bound copy of William Schwent Gilbert's comic operas. This collection of verses also contains charming drawings by the author. For more poetical works, click here.


1873 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne

The first English language edition of Jules Verne's classic adventure novel 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas'. You can find a vast selection of literary works from all over the world in this catalogue.


1843-44 George Selwyn by John Heneage Jesse

A finely bound set of George Selwyn's memoirs. Compiled by John Heneage Jesse.


1728 An Universal Etymological English Dictionary by Nathan Bailey

An uncommon fourth edition of Nathan Bailey's popular eighteenth century dictionary. In full panelled calf binding.


1818 A Concise Description of the Endowed Grammar Schools by Nicholas Carlisle

The first edition of this work concerning English education in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century by Nicholas Carlisle.


1897 Half Moon Series by Maud Wilder Goodwin

Two volumes in the Half Moon series of papers on historic New York, in an exquisite signed Atelier binding. An exceptional set.


1884-1894 The History of France by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot

A beautiful bound eight volume history of France, with a frontispiece to each volume, and numerous vignette illustrations throughout.


1941 The Moulids of Egypt by J.W. McPherson

An illustrated first edition of Mcpherson's study on the popular Muslim and Coptic festivals in Cairo. Signed by the author.


1900 Teutonic Switzerland by W.D. McCracken

A scarce early edition of William Denison McCrackan's publication on Switzerland.


1749 An Essay Towards a Description of Bath by John Wood

A very scarce, second edition of John Wood's important history of Bath. Beautifully illustrated with folding plates.


1824 The Memoirs of J. Decastro, Comedian by Jacob de Castro and R. Humphreys

The first edition of the memoirs of the comedian Jacob de Castro, a noted member of Philip Astley's troupe. Illustrated throughout.


1884 The Cattle-Fields of the Far West by J. S. Tait

An extremely scarce work on American agriculture during the late nineteenth century. A very unusual work, particularly scarce in this condition.


1836 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

A very scarce Bentley edition of Jane Austen's celebrated novel 'Pride and Prejudice'.


1862 The International Exhibition of 1862

A lavishly illustrated catalogue of the industrial feats demonstrated at the International Exhibition of 1862, with a history of the momentous event, colour plates and a folding plan.


1854-61 Works of Macaulay by Thomas Babington Macaulay

A fine, Winstanley-bound collection of the essays and British history of Whig Thomas Babington Macaulay. A splendid collection by this prominent Whig writer and politician.