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Editor's Choice: Number Twenty-Six

We hope you enjoy this week's catalogue of new arrivals, carefully selected for you to browse easily and find all you're looking for. We have some very rare and special finds listed below, such as a scarce collection of correspondence between parapsychologist and archaeologist TC Lethbridge and his lifelong friend CF Tebbutt, and a very scarce large manuscript detailing the sponsors and subscribers for the erection of the Winston Churchill Statue Memorial in 1970 among many others. Check them out before they're gone!

1970 The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen

A stunning illustrated collection of Jane Austen's charming novels, each in an imitation morocco binding with decorative gilt detail. A splendid collection of Austen's novels.


1972 The Arab of the Desert by H. R. P. Dickson

A fifth impression of this richly illustrated travelogue describing the author's experiences of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, complete with folding plates and the original unclipped dust wrapper.


1935 Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T. E. Lawrence

The first U.S. trade edition of Lawrence of Arabia's exciting autobiography, illustrated with four maps and plates throughout. Complete in the original uncommon dust wrapper. You can find more biographies and similar works in this catalogue!


1907-27 The Art of the Berlin, Dresden and Vatican Galleries by Julia de Wolf Addison et al.

A collection of some early printings exploring the art and history in some art galleries in Europe and the Vatican, with numerous illustrations.


1901 Sport in Europe by F. G. Aflalo

A striking first edition of this vivid work on shooting and fishing across Europe, a lovely sporting work illustrated throughout. For more works regarding sports and pastimes, visit this link.



1976 The Collected Essays of Sir Winston Churchill by Michael Wolff [ed.]

A beautifully bound collection of essays and articles written by Sir Winston Spencer Churchill, published by the Library of Imperial History.


1947 Marlborough His Life and Times by Winston Churchill

A handsome copy of the Duke of Marlborough's biography, written by his descendent, Winston Churchill. In rare unclipped dust wrappers.


1931 Tales from the Moors and the Mountains by Donald A. Mackenzie

A superior first edition of this collection of Scottish folk tales collected by Donald A. Mackenzie, complete with an excellent dust wrapper.


1887 Cow-Boys and Colonels by William Conn

A very scarce account of a French Baron's travels through rural America in the late nineteenth century. To explore more of the fascinating history of America, click here


1805-08 The Beauties of Scotland by Robert Forsyth

The first edition of Robert Forsyth's popular five volume work on the beauties of Scotland, a lavishly engraved work with over one-hundred plates.


1826 A Critical Examination of Dr. MacCulloch's Work on the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland by James Browne

A scarce second edition of James Browne's critical examination of Dr. MacCulloch's work on the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. 


1825 A Critical Examination of Dr. MacCulloch's Work on the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland by James Browne

The very scarce first edition of James Browne's critical examination of Dr. MacCulloch's work on the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland.


1913 The Lily of Life by Marie of Romania

A gorgeous and extremely scarce children's fairy tale by the Crown Princess of Romania Marie, richly illustrated in colour.


1955-71 Thomas Charles Lethbridge Fred Tebbutt Correspondence by Thomas Charles Lethbridge

A unique selection of correspondence between parapsychologist and archaeologist TC Lethbridge and his lifelong friend CF Tebbutt. A scarce survival, including unpublished book typescripts.


1908-1935 British Sports and Sportsmen

Nine volumes of limited edition library volumes of 'British Sports and Sportsmen', a striking set lavishly illustrated, diving into many different genres of sports. A striking library set of nine volumes.


1973 The Winston Churchill Memorial Statue Appeal by Winston Churchill Committee

An extremely scarce and bright, remarkable large paper manuscript containing the list of sponsors and subscribers for the appeal of Winston Churchill Memorial Statue in 1970, inscribed in ink by Mr W.A. Brake. Navigate more volumes regarding British history with this catalogue.


1882-84 The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night [With] Tales From The Arabic by Francois Villon and John Payne

A scarce, limited edition set of this collection of famous Middle Eastern folk tales. From the library of William Morris, with the Kelmscott House bookplate to the front pastedown. If you wish to explore some more literature from all over the world, you can do so by visiting out vast catalogue through this link.


1902 The Study of the Pulse Arterial, Venous, and Hepatic and of the Movements of the Heart by James Mackenzie

A first edition of this important work on cardiac arrhythmias by James Mackenzie, presented by the author. A first edition of this important cardiological work.


1848 The Stowe Catalogue Priced and Annotated by Henry Rumsey Forster

A remarkable illustrated catalogue to the auctioning off of the treasures and furnishings of Stowe House, including the Chandos Portrait of William Shakespeare.


1891-1902 The Strand Magazine by Arthur Conan Doyle; Various

A finely bound consecutive run of 'The Strand' including three complete sensational serialisations of the Sherlock Holmes works for which the magazine was best known. If you'd like to read more by the creator of one of the most popular detective series, visit this section of our website.


1850-1859 Household Words by Charles Dickens

The complete first edition run of Charles Dickens' weekly magazine, with every issue from 1850-1859. Rebound, with each volume retaining its original title page.


1935 Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

A sixth impression of this important and early work featuring Hercule Poirot, scarce in any early edition. For more books by Agatha Christie, click here.


1922 Down-Adown-Derry, A Book of Fairy Poems by Walter De La Mare

A lovely, first edition copy of this book of fairy poems by Walter De La Mare. A charming collection of fairy poems by Walter de la Mare featuring more than 60 illustrations by Caldecott Medal winning artist Dorothy Lathrop.


2008 On the Visionary Work by John Mitchinson and William Morris

The first edition of this essay on William Morris as a revolutionary. A limited edition, with a facsimile letter from the author loosely inserted.


1911-12 Bradshaw's Railway Manual by Ed. Herbert H. Bassett

Two volumes of this notable British railway guide, each complete with three folding maps.


1618 The Survay of London by John Stow

A scarce seventeenth century edition of John Stow's chorographical study of London.


1832 The Mysticism of Plato Sincerity Rested Upon Reality by John Philips Potter

A very scarce pamphlet discussing Platonism and its historical and philosophical importance, by John Philips Potter. Find out more about our philosophy selection here.


1841 The English Constitution by George Bowyer

The very scarce first edition of this discussion of constitutional law, signed by the author.


c1893 The Great Taiping Rebellion by Samuel Mossman

A smart copy of this scarce work on the Taiping Rebellion, written by Samuel Mossman.


1836-38 The Holy Bible and the Book of Common Prayer

A splendid and smart set Holy Bible and The Book of Common Prayer bound in contemporary leather and complete with a slipcase. For more Anglican work, click here.


1980-90 The Bourne Trilogy by Robert Ludlum

A very smart first edition set of Robert Ludlum's Bourne Trilogy, in original unclipped dust wrappers. The series that inspired three blockbuster hits starring Matt Damon, presenting the complete Bourne Trilogy, written by well-known American novelist, Robert Ludlum. Check out our vast selection of modern fiction here.